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Fish Ohio
Written by Staff Reports   
Friday, April 11, 2014 8:04 PM


Division of Wildlife

Weekly Fish Ohio Fishing Report!


Alum Creek Lake (3,269 acres; Delaware County) - Saugeye: Fish minnow-imitating crank baits along the dam and causeways at dawn and dusk; fishing the points with jigs tipped with a minnow can also be productive. After a water release, fish the spillway with jigs. Crappie: Try jigging off deep points that have old stumps and in the northern basin of the lake around fallen trees in the creek channel; these are staging in deep water close to spawning sites. Crappie must be 9 inches or longer to harvest.

Delaware Lake (1,017 acres; Delaware County) - Crappie: Fish the old river channel and deep water with woody cover using a jig tipped with a minnow; use slip bobbers to place the bait over the fish. As water warms this spring, crappie will move to shallower water to spawn. There is a 9-inch minimum length limit. Channel catfish: Target the north end of the lake using cut bait or chicken livers. White Bass: In late April to mid-May, these will being moving up streams to spawn; use spinners and jigs.

Wildcats double up Thunderbirds in baseball
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:19 PM


Staff Writer

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LIMA — Jefferson baseball coach Doug Geary felt pitching and defense would be the mainstays of his unit in 2014 and so far they have.

He figured how much his offense could manufacture runs would be crucial in its success.

The Wildcats did just that at Players’ Field at Lima Central Catholic High School on a windy Thursday afternoon/evening, grabbing a 4-2 non-league victory.

“We had a number of chances to score more runs but we came up with a couple of clutch hits. That’s going to be the key for our offense this year; timely hits,” Geary explained. “We got off to a good start and that forced them to bring in their Number 1, a very good pitcher. As we saw more pitches from him, we eventually timed him up and got the winning runs in the sixth inning.”

Fifth inning dooms Jays vs. Indians
Written by Larry Heiing   
Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:18 PM
St. John’s Gage Seffernick attempts the tag on Shawnee’s Brandon Kohl at third base Thursday afternoon at Shawnee. (Photo Submitted)


DHI Correspondent

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SHAWNEE — “We’re one inning away!” exclaimed St. John’s varsity baseball coach Ryan Warnecke after their 12-4 loss at Shawnee Thursday.

That one inning is the fifth inning for the Blue Jays in their last three games.

In a 10-5 loss to Spencerville, the Bearcats scored 5 runs in the fifth inning to break open a close game.

On Wednesday night, the LCC Thunderbirds took a 1-0 lead into the fifth and scored a handful of runs to cruise to a 10-0 victory.

St. John’s traveled to Shawnee for a make-up game from the game that was rained out on Monday evening. The Indians exploded for eight runs in the dreaded fifth inning to earn their fourth victory of the season.

Local Roundup
Written by Staff Reports   
Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:17 PM

Musketeers down Vikings in PHAALS game


DHI Correspondent

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LEIPSIC — For the second year in a row, the Leipsic Vikings and Fort Jennings Musketeers baseball teams competed in the Play Hardball Against ALS contest Thursday night.

The game, originally set to be played at Fort Jennings Village Park, was moved to Leipsic with the Musketeers playing as the home team.

Both teams were coming off of two losses and trying to get back into the win column.

Jennings pitcher Jared Hoersten held the “guests” to just one run, scattering six hits, walking one and fanning four, while the Musketeers got two in the third and tacked on an insurance run in the fourth to break their losing skid with a 3-1 Putnam County League victory.

Ryan Rau went 3-for-3 with a run batted in for Fort Jennings, Kyle Hellman had a 1-for-3 performance with an RBI and Alex Vetter also went 1-for-3 with an RBI to account for the three Musketeer runs.

Alex Ellerbrock knocked in the lone Vikings run in a 1-for-3 effort, while Gavin Cupp went 2-for-3.

MLB Glance
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:15 PM

Associated Press

National League

East Division

W L Pct GB

Washington 7 2 .778 —

Atlanta 5 4 .556 2

Miami 5 5 .500 2½

New York 4 5 .444 3

Philadelphia 3 6 .333 4

Central Division

W L Pct GB

Milwaukee7 2 .778 —

Pittsburgh 6 3 .667 1

St. Louis 5 4 .556 2

Chicago 3 6 .333 4

Cincinnati 3 6 .333 4