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Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:21 PM

Polar Bears
down Lady Jeffcats

DELPHOS — Jefferson’s fast-pitch softball unit was supposed to open 2013 Tuesday at Van Wert but that game was postponed.
The Lady Wildcats hosted Hardin Northern Wednesday night at Lady Wildcat Field but fell 12-4.
The Lady Polar Bears (3-0) compiled 10 hits against Jefferson senior hurler Taylor Branham.
The Lady Jeffcats only had four hits versus Beck McElree and couldn’t take advantage of six Bear errors.
Jefferson hosts Minster for a noon doubleheader Saturday.

Score by Innings:
Hard. North.  2 0 3  1 3 1  2 - 12 10 6
Jefferson       1 0 1  0 0 0  2 -   4   4 0
WP: Beck McElree; LP: Taylor Branham (0-1). 2B: Molly Wilson (H). 3B: Lea Rowe (H).
Jefferson run-rules HN

DELPHOS — Jefferson’s baseball team continues to put up big offensive numbers, adding a 14-3 5-inning rout of Hardin Northern Wednesday night at home to their ledger.
Senior Drew Kortokrax led the 13-hit Wildcat attack with a 3-for-3 night (a walk, 3 runs, 1 RBI), while junior Jordan Herron was 2-for-3 (3 RBIs, 2 runs) and senior Zach Kimmett 2-for-4 (2 RBIs, 2 runs).
Junior Ross Thompson (1-1) got the win with three frames of 1 hit ball (2 walks, 3 strikeouts, 1 runs, 0 earned).
Jefferson (3-1) hosts St. John’s today in a PHAALS game. SJ will be the home team.
HN falls to 0-3.

Jacob Gossard 3 1 0 0, Austin Douglas 0 0 0 0, Ethon Flowers 3 0 1 0, Brett Roby 1 0 0 1, Linkoln LaRoche 3 1 1 0, Cam Deckling 1 1 0 0, Liam Danz 1 0 0 0, Collin Hoffman 0 0 0 0, Riley Drumm 1 0 0 0, Kyle Lamb 2 0 0 0, Cole Gossard 1 0 0 0. Totals 16 3 2 1.
Ross Thompson 2 1 1 1, Zach Ricker 3 1 1 2, Austin Jettinghoff 2 1 0 0, Zach Kimmett 4 2 2 2, Drew Kortokrax 3 3 3 1, Tyler Wrasman 2 1 1 2, Tyler Rice 1 0 0 0, Zavier Buzard 2 0 1 3, Gage Townsend-Schleeter 1 1 1 0, Jordan Herron 3 2 2 3, Seth Wollenhaupt 1 1 0 0, Dylan Haehn 1 1 1 0. Totals 25 14 13 14.
Score by Innings:
Hard. North.   1 0 0   2 0 -   3   2 2
Jefferson        4 0 5   5 x - 14 13 2
E: Thompson 2, Lamb, Roby; LOB: Hardin Northern 5, Jefferson 7; 2B: Kimmett; Sac: Roby, Wrasman; SB: Thompson, Buzard.
IP  H   R  ER  BB  SO
LaRoche (L)    3.1  12 12  12   4      0
Deckling          0.1   1   2    0   3      0
Gossard          0.1   0   0    0   0      1
Ross Thompson (W, 1-1) 3.0 1 1 0 2 3
Wrasman 1.0 1 2 2 2 2
Kimmett 1.0 0 0 0 1 0
WP: Wrasman 2, LaRoche; BALK: Wrasman; SO: Lamb 2, Drumm, Flowers, Deckling, Rice; BB: Thompson 2, Jettinghoff 2, Danz, Roby, Hoffman, Deckling, Gossard, Kortokrax, Ricker, Wollenhaupt.
Lady Green run-rules Spartans in softball

OTTOVILLE — The Ottoville Lady Big Green fast-pitch softball crew pounded Lima Senior 13-3 in five innings Wednesday afternoon at Ottoville High School.
Mackenzie Martin got the victory for the Green and Gold (5 innings, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts)
Stephanie Horstman hit two round-trippers for the Lady Green to pace a 13-hit attack.
Ottoville hosts Allen East this afternoon.

Score by Innings:
Lima Sr.     0 0 2    0 1 -   3   3 2
Ottoville     2 3 2    2 4 - 13 13 1
WP: McKenzie Martin. 2B: Robin Turnwald. HR: Stephanie Horstman 2 (O), T. Wining (L).
Lancer girls bash Cougars
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MIDDLE POINT - The Van Wert Lady Cougars softball team struck first, then never again, and Lincolnview got a grand slam from Devann Springer as the Lady Lancers won the battle of cross-county rivals 11-1 in five innings at Lancer Field Wednesday evening.


The Lady Cougars only managed five hits on the night and committed three errors, which led to five unearned runs for the Lady Lancers.

The Cougars (0-1) actually struck first in the top of the first. Senior center fielder Maggie Allmandinger led the game off with a single and scored on an RBI double off the bat of senior first baseman Brittany Bigham to take a 1-0 lead.

The Lady Lancers (2-0) answered in a big way in the following frame. Senior centerfielder Jodie Doner led off with an infield hit and later scored on a safety squeeze bunt by Springer to tie the game at one. Sophomore shortstop Bayley Neate then picked up a 2-out single before junior third baseman Kelsey Mohr reached on Van Wert’s first error after striking out. Senior catcher Lauren Calvert then brought Neate home with an RBI single and junior first baseman Macey Ashbaugh plated Mohr and Clavert with an RBI double.

After the dust settled, the Lady Lancers held a 4-1 lead after an inning of play.

Junior pitcher Ashley McClure struck out the Van Wert side in the top of the second and Lincolnview added to its lead in the bottom of the frame. Sophomore rightfielder Julia Thatcher double to open the inning and Doner and senior second baseman Kaitlyn Brant singled to load the bases. Springer then launched a monster grand slam over the left-field fence to give Lincolnview an 8-1 lead.

Ashbaugh later plated Springer with an RBI single to make the score 9-1 after two full innings.

Van Wert’s final threat came in the third when the Lady Cougars loaded the bases but all three runners were stranded when McClure enduced a flyout to end the inning.

Lincolnview’s final blow came in the home half of the fourth. Neate singled and Mohr reached on a fielding error before Ashbaugh struck again, this time with a 2-RBI single to make the score 11-1. Ashbaugh ended up 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and five RBIs.

McClure shut to door on the Van Wert hitters in the visitor fifth to end the game.

Along with Ashbaugh, Springer went 1-2 from the plate with a home run and five RBIs.

McClure picked up the win on the mound. She went five innings, allowing one earned run while striking out seven and walking one.
Allmandinger led the Lady Cougar attack at the plate. She went 2-3 with a run scored.

Jessica Klausing took the loss. She went four innings, allowing 11 runs, six earned, while walking none and striking out three.

Van Wert will face off with Cresview in Convoy this evening. The Lady Lancers return to action Saturday when they host Pandora-Gilboa.
Score by Innings:
Van Wert 100 00 - 1 5 3
Lincolnview 450 2x - 11 11 1
WP - McClure (2-0); LP - Klausing (0-1). 2B - Bigham (VW), Ashbaugh (LV), Thatcher (LV). HR - Springer (LV).
Van Wert baseball rallies past Lincolnview
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MIDDLE POINT- The Lincolnview Lancers and Van Wert Cougars faced off on a cold Wednesday night in high school baseball action at Lincolnview High School and the Cougars rallied late and beat the Lancers by a score of 7-5.

Van Wert got its first two runners on, Joey Hurless and Nathan Stoller, via single and walk. Both base runners came around and score and give the Cougars an early 2-0 lead.

Lincolnview responded with a walk by Nick Leeth then five straight singles by the next five Lancers to give Lincolnview a 5-2 lead after one inning.
Van Wert got a run back in the top of the second inning when Justice Tussing scored off of a Hurless double to cut the Lancer lead to 5-3.

Van Wert got back on the scoreboard when Brant Henry singled to lead off the fifth inning and got to third base on a passed ball. With Henry on third base, Terrin Contreras grounded out to first base and Henry scampered home to make the score 5-4.

Stoller struck out two Lancer batters after hitting Oechsle with a pitch to keep the Lancer lead at 5-4 after five innings.

The Cougars worked some 2-out magic as Hurless singled and Stoller walked. Hurless came around to score on a wild throw from the Lancer catcher. Also with two outs, Henry singled, which allowed Stoller to come home and give Van Wert a 6-5 lead in the middle of the fifth inning.

Stoller retired the next six Lancer batters and the Cougars tacked on a run in the top of the seventh for a 7-5 win.

With the win the Cougars improve their record to 2-1 on the year. The loss drops the Lancers to 0-2 on the young season.
VW 7, Lincolnview 5

WP Nathan Stoller (4 IP, 1 hit, 1 HBP, 5 strikeouts), LP Eli Farmer (5 2/3 IPs, 6 hits, 6 runs 2 walks, 3 strikeouts). 2B: Hurless (V), Friesner (L)

Last Updated on Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:23 PM

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