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DELPHOS — Jefferson’s Ross Thompson and Ryan Bullinger combined for a 8-0 shutout of invading Spencerville in Northwest Conference baseball action Monday at Wildcat Field.

Thompson (3-1) got the win in throwing five frames (5 hits, 3 strikeouts) and the southpaw Bullinger mopped up with two innings of relief (2 hits, 2 walks, 2 Ks).

Aaron Crider only lasted a third of an inning for the Bearcats, giving up one hit and four walks to allowed three earned runs. He struck out one. Jon Shimp went the rest of the way in long relief (5 2.3 IPs, 6 hits, 4 BBs, 5 runs, 2 earned, 3 Ks).

Hunter Binkley led the victors at the plate with a 3-for-4 day, scoring four times. Jace Stockwell scored twice and Gage Mercer knocked in three.

Hunter French led the Bearcats with a 2-for-3 day.

“We put a complete game together today. We got outstanding pitching with Ross and Ryan; that’s where it starts for us,” Jefferson head man Doug Geary observed. “We played great defense behind them and didn’t commit an error. That is also another big key for us. Finally, we scored runs. That is an area that we are starting to gain confidence in. Hopefully, we can build on this as we head into the second half of the season.”

Jefferson (8-5, 2-1 NWC) hosts Elida today.

Spencerville (5-6, 1-3) coach Troy Montenery put it down to facing a solid team but also had reservations.

“They are a good baseball team that is starting to play very well,” he explained. “At the same time, we just played an awful game. I chalk that up to a team that started four freshmen and three sophomores and is going through growing pains about that varsity ball is about. Hopefully, we can learn from this — as we must — and start to put those things behind us.”

The Bearcats hosts Lima Central Catholic Thursday.

SPENCERVILLE (0)

ab r h rbi

David Wisher 3 0 1 0, Mitchell Youngpeter 2 0 0 0, Keaton Lotz 1 0 0 0, Jacob Meyer 3 0 1 0, Jon Shimp 3 0 1 0, Hunter French 3 0 2 0, James Schaad 1 0 0 0, Jon Long 1 0 0 0, Justin Thiery 2 0 1 0, Thad Ringwald 2 0 1 0, Brady Becker 3 0 0 0. Totals 24 0 7 0.

JEFFERSON (8)

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Jace Stockwell 3 2 0 0, Hunter Binkley 4 4 3 0, Ross Thompson 2 1 1 0, Austin Jettinghoff 3 0 1 1, Gage Mercer 3 0 1 3, Jordan Herron 3 0 0 1, Tyler Rice 1 1 1 1, Nick Fitch 1 0 0 1, Ryan Bullinger 2 0 0 0, Adam Rode 1 0 0 0. Totals 23 8 7 7.

Score by Innings:

Spencerville 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0

Jefferson 3 2 1 1 0 1 x - 8

E: Meyer; LOB: Spencerville 6, Jefferson 7; 2B: French, Meyer; 3B: Rice; Sac: Rice, Fitch; SB: Stockwell, Binkley, Jettinghoff.

IP H R ER BB SO

SPENCERVILLE

Aaron Crider (L) 0.33 1 3 3 4 1

Shimp 5.67 6 5 2 4 3

JEFFERSON

Thompson (W, 3-1) 5.0 5 0 0 0 3

Bullinger 2.0 2 0 0 2 2

HBP: Ringwald; PB: French; SO: French, Shimp, Lotz, Long, Youngpeter, Stockwell, Herron, Fitch, Jettinghoff; BB: Thompson 2, Thiery, Schaad, Stockwell, Herron, Rice, Fitch, Mercer, Jettinghoff.

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Archers shoot down Musketeers with 5-run 7th

FORT JENNINGS — Antwerp broke open a 2-1 lead with a 5-run seventh frame to down Fort Jennings 7-2 in non-league baseball action Monday at Fort Jennings Village Park.

The Archers out-hit the host Musketeers 9-5, led by Kaden Brumett’s 3-for-4 (2 runs batted in, 1 run scored) and Trenton Copsey’s 2-for-3 (1 run, 1 RBI).

Connor Wollenhorst, Mark Metzger, Alex Vetter, Sam Vetter and Caleb Bankey each had a hit for the Orange and Black.

Justin Clark (5 1/3 innings, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 3 bases-on-balls, 4 strikeouts) got the win and Brumett (1 2/3 IPs, 1 hit, 1 unearned run, 2 BBs, 1 K) got the save.

Jared Hoersten (6 1/3 IPs, 9 hits, 7 runs, 6 ERs, 1 BB, 4 Ks) took the loss. Dylan Van Loo walked one in 2/3 of an inning.

Jennings visits Bluffton today.

ANTWERP (7)

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Kaden Brumett 4 1 3 2, Jeff Coleman 3 1 1 1, Derek Smalley 4 1 1 1, Trenton Copsey 3 1 2 1, Joe Buerkle 3 0 0 0, Matt Reinhart 4 0 0 1, Justice Clark 3 1 1 0, Hunter Noel 2 2 1 0, Alex Vail 2 0 0 0. Totals 28 7 9 6.

FT JENNINGS (2)

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Connor Wallenhorst 4 1 1 0, Dylan Van Loo 3 0 0 0, Mark Metzger 4 0 1 1, Ryan Rau 3 0 0 0, Alex Vetter 1 0 1 1, Josh Wittler 3 0 0 0, Sam Vetter 3 0 1 0, Austin Luebrecht 3 0 0 0, Ryan Hoersten 1 0 0 0, Caleb Bankey 2 1 1 0. Totals 27 2 5 2.

Score by Innings:

Antwerp 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 - 7 9 4

Ft. Jennings 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 - 2 5 2

E: Reinhart, Buerkle, Vail, Noel, Copsey, Van Loo, Metzger; LOB: Antwerp 5, Fort Jennings 8, 2B: Clark, Brumett, Copsey, Coleman, Bankey, Metzger; Sac: Copsey. SB: Noel 2, Coleman, Smalley, Bankey, Smalley.

IP H R ER BB SO

ANTWERP

Clark (W) 5.33 4 1 1 3 4

Brumett (S) 1.67 1 1 0 2 1

FT JENNINGS

Hoersten (L) 6.33 9 7 6 1 4

Van Loo 0.67 0 0 0 1 0

HBP: Vail, Coleman; PB: Sam Vetter; WP: Hoersten; BALK: Clark; SO: Vail 2, Wittler 2, Clark, Buerkle, Bankey, Hoersten, Luebrecht; BB: Alex Vetter 2, Buerkle, Noel, Van Loo, Rau.

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Lady Green comeback falls short vs. Pilots

OTTOVILLE — Ottoville’s softball unit tried to rally from a 12-8 deficit in the bottom of the seventh frame Monday night but fell a run short, faltering 12-11 in a non-league slugfest Monday at Ottoville.

A total of seven round-trippers were hit, five by the Lady Pilots: two each from Church and Eitnier and one from Carnihan. The Pilots totaled 14 hits and committed three miscues.

The Lady Green — who amassed 11 safeties but added five errors — got long balls from Haley Landwehr and Stephanie Horstman.

Ottoville welcomes in Lincolnview today.

Score by Innings:

Ayersville 0 1 3 3 3 2 0 - 12

Ottoville 4 1 0 1 2 0 3 - 11

WP: Brown (7 walks, 4 strikeouts); LP: Courtney Von Sossan (4 Ks, 2 BBs).

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Kalida bashes Pirates in PCL baseball

CONTINENTAL — Kalida wasted no time in pouncing on Continental Monday afternoon, exploding for 10 runs in the top of the first, en route to a 5-inning 16-2 Putnam County League baseball rout at Continental.

The Wildcats took full advantage of their nine hits plus numerous free passes, as well as three Pirate errors.

Brady Laudick had two hits for the victors. Noah Lambert walked three times, while Austin Swift (2 runs batted in) and Jeffrey Knueve added two each. Colton Farrell knocked in three runs and Brent Hovest two.

Farrell got the win, while P. Thomas took the loss.

Kalida hosts LCC tonight and Columbus Grove Friday.

Score by Innings:

Kalida (10) 1 5 0 0 - 16 9 0

Continental 1 0 0 1 0 - 2 4 3

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Kitchen stymies LadyCats

By DAVE BONINSEGNA

DHI Correspondent

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KALIDA — The Ottawa-Glandorf Lady Titans brought some leftover Easter eggs with them on Monday afternoon to their non-league softball contest with the Kalida Wildcats.

Megan Kitchen pitched a 2-hit shutout, striking out eight as the Titans blanked Kalida 6-0.

The guests put up three runs in the third to get the scoring going as they cruised to improve to 7-2 on the season. Kristen Miller (1-3, 1 RBI) led off the game with a double but was thrown out at the plate attempting to steal.

Kalida missed out on a golden opportunity in their half of the second when Mariah Doepker and Kaitlin Kortokrax reached on back-to-back singles, followed by a walk to Whitney Smith. However, Kitchen was able to get Sam Nagy out on strikes and end the threat.

Miller got hit by a pitch with one out in the top of the third, Emily Annesser drew a one out walk and Stephanie Hempfling singled to load the bases. Michelle Sado followed by hitting into a infield fly rule fly ball,but an alert Miller scored when the ball dropped to give the Titans a 1-0 lead.

One batter later, Tasha Cass tripled home the remaining base-runners, making it a 3-0 contest.

Kitchen would set down 15 of the next 16 batters she faced as the O-G hurler stymied the LadyCat hitters.

Ottawa-Glandorf added another run in the fifth on a Sdao sacrifice fly, scoring Hempfling from second base on a fly ball to center. Annesson was on third at the time but left the base too soon and was called out; Hempfling came in behind her on a high throw to the plate.

The visitors added two more in the sixth when Lindsay Pritchard (1-4) singled and scored; Erin Basinger got her only hit of the game and came around on a single by Miller.

Kitchen set the Wildcats down in order in the sixth and seventh to seal the victory.

Kalida visits Miller City Wednesday.

Score by Innings:

Ott.-Glan. 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 - 6 5 2

Kalida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 2 2

WP: Megan Kitchen; LP: Samantha Nagy. 2B: K. Miller (O), E. Annesser (O), S. Hempfling (O). 3B: T. Cass (O).

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Grove buries previously-unbeaten Bluffton in NWC softball

COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove spotted Bluffton a 1-0 lead in the top of the first and then rallied with a run in the second, four in the third and a big 8-run sixth inning for a 13-4 Northwest Conference softball victory Monday at home.

Hope Schroeder (5-2) tossed a 6-hit complete game (4 earned runs, 2 bases-on-balls, 3 strikeouts) and helped herself at the plate by going 3-for-4 for the Lady Bulldogs (5-2). Katie Roose and Micah Stechschulte were 2-for-3.

Fruchey took the loss for the Lady Pirates (6 IPs, 12 hits, 8 ERs, 2 BBs, 4 Ks). Wilson Parkins went 2-for-3 and Willis 2-for-4 for the previously-unbeaten visitors (7-1).

Grove hosts visits Elida Wednesday.

Score by Innings:

Bluffton 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 4 6 4

Col. Grove 0 1 4 0 0 8 X - 13 12 1

WP: Hope Schroeder (5-2); LP: Fruchey. 2B: Schroeder, Wilson Parkins (B), Brianna Glass (C).

 

 

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