Goodwin stymies Wildcats
DELPHOS — Braden Goodwin tossed a 4-hitter versus Jefferson Thursday afternoon as the Allen East baseballers downed the Wildcats 6-1 in Northwest Conference action at Wildcat Field.
Goodwin went the distance in a 103-pitch effort (67 strikes), fanning 11 and walking two. Ross Thompson (2-2; 5 innings, 5 hits, 5 runs, 3 earned, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts) took the loss for the hosts (12-5, 2-2 NWC).
Drew Kortokrax had a solo blast for the Wildcats’ tally.
Jefferson hosts Lima Central Catholic at noon Saturday.
ALLEN EAST (6)
Keller 2b 3-1-0-0, Ketchum cf 4-1-1-1, Neeley 1b 4-1-1-0, Carey dh 4-0-2-0, Stippich lf 4-3-2-0, Kohlreiser 3b 3-0-0-0, Wireman c 2-0-0-0, Rodriguez c 1-0-0-0, Robinson ss 2-0-0-0, Goodwin p 2-0-0-0. Totals 29-6-6-1.
Ross Thompson p/ss 3-0-0-0, Zach Ricker 2b/3b 3-0-1-0, Austin Jettinghoff c 3-0-1-0, Zach Kimmett 1b 3-0-0-1, Drew Kortokrax rf 3-1-1-1, Zavier Buzard cf 3-0-0-0, Seth Wollenhaupt rf 3-0-0-0, Tyler Rice 3b/2b/p 1-0-1-0, Gage Townsend-Schleeter ph 0-0-0-0, Josh Teman ph 0-0-0-0, Tyler Wrasman ss/3b 2-0-0-0, Jordan Herron ph/3b 1-0-0-0. Totals 25-1-4-1.
Score by Innings:
Allen East 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 - 6
Jefferson 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 1
E: Wrasman 2, Kohlreiser, Rice, Herron; DP: Allen East 1; LOB: Allen East 7, Jefferson 5; 2B: Stippich; HR: Kortokrax; SB: Ketchum, Stippich; Sac: Goodwin.
IP H R ER BB SO
Goodwin (W) 7.0 4 1 1 2 11
Thompson (L,2-2) 5.0 5 5 3 2 2
Rice 2.0 1 1 0 1 2
WP: Thompson 2, Rice; HBP: Keller (by Thompson).
Big Green boys, Cory-Rawson girls grab quad
OTTOVILLE — The Ottoville boys track team and the Cory-Rawson girls took the titles in their respective races in Thursday’s quad match at Ottoville.
Ottoville is in the St. John’s Invitational 9 a.m. Saturday.
Boys Team Scores: Ottoville 88, Holgate 60, Continental 59, Cory-Rawson 42.
4x800M Relay: Ottoville 11:25.7.
110M Hurdles: Anthony Eickholt (O) 16.5.
100M Dash: I. Moser (CR) 12.2.
4x200M: Ottoville 1:51.3.
1,600M Run: A. Summers (H) 5:18.4.
4x100M Relay: Holgate 49.9.
400M Dash: D. Geckle (CO) 56.8.
300M Hurdles: Logan Kortokrax (O) 49.0.
800M Run: Ryan Honigford (O) 2:22.8.
200M Dash: I. Moser (CR) 24.4.
3,200M Run: W. Mendez (H) 12:40.5.
4x400M Relay: Ottoville 4:06.1.
Shot Put: C. Slattman (CO) 50-0 1/2.
Discus: C. Slattman (CO) 132-9 1/4.
High Jump: A. Lawhorn (CO) 5-4.
Long Jump: J. Sands (CR) 18-9.
Pole Vault: Dylan Klima (O) 11-0.
Girls Team Scores: Cory-Rawson 89, Ottoville 72, Continental 41, Holgate 40.
4x800M Relay: Ottoville 11:41.2.
100M Hurdles: Taylor Mangas (O) 17.5.
100M Dash: Krendl (CO) 14.7.
4x200M Relay: Cory-Rawson 2:01.0.
1,600M Run: Ordway (CO) 6:11.2.
4x100M Relay: Ottoville 1:01.2.
400M Dash: A. Curth (CR) 1:08.0.
300M Hurdles: Taylor Mangas (O) 50.5.
800M Run: Ordway (CO) 2:42.7.
200M Dash: A. Curth (CR) 29.8.
3,200M Run: P. Wieman (CR).
4x400M Relay: Cory-Rawson 4:38.6.
Shot Put: Tammy Wannemacher (O) 34-11 1/2.
Discus: Rachel BEining (O) 96-6.
High Jump: H. McClish (CR) 4-8.
Long Jump: P. Ordway (CO) 15-1 1/4.
Pole Vault: D. Badertscher (CR) 7-0.
Lady Bearcats knock off Thunderbirds
SPENCERVILLE — The Spencerville Bearcats varsity softball team defeated Lima Central Catholic 5-1 Thursday night in Northwest Conference action in Spencerville.
Alex Shumate was the complete-game winning pitcher for Spencerville, tossing a 2-hitter (1 run, 2 BBs, 7 Ks). Meredith Shepard took the loss for the Lady Thunderbirds on the mound.
Leading hitters for Spencerville were: Tori Johnston (3-4, 2 runs scored, 2 RBIs, double), Haleigh Mull (2-4, 2 RBIs), Shelby Mulholland (2-4, double) and Alyssa Mulholland (2-4). Shumate, Mackenzie Ringwald, Amber Hallard and Hanna Keller all had singles.
Meredith Niese and Mary Stoll had hits for the visitors.
Spencerville is now 3-7 (2-0 in NWC); LCC is 3-5 overall (2-2 NWC).
The Bearcats host Lincolnview 5 p.m. Monday.
knock off Panthers
RURAL MIDDLE POINT — The Lincolnview Lancer fast-pitch softball team “hosted” the Paulding Panthers Thursday evening at Paulding.
Due to wet field conditions, the Lancers had to travel, and came away with a 6-2 Northwest Conference victory.
Lancer starting pitcher Ashley McClure shut down the Panthers in order in the first and the Lancer offense wasted little time denting the scoring column. Leadoff hitter Jodie Doner ripped a triple to the fence and promptly scored on a sacrifice by Autumn Proctor.
McClure stranded two runners in the second and the Lancers struck again for a run as Julia Thatcher launched a solo shot over the left-center field fence. After two innings, the Lancers led 2-0.
Paulding tallied an unearned run in the fourth inning as Schmidt reached on an error and Jessica Bland drove in the run with a solid single to left center. McClure then settled in and retired the side.
The bottom of the fifth inning was decisive for the Lancer hitting attack as Thatcher singled to center. Doner beat out an infield hit to deep short. Kaitlyn Brant hit a slow roller to third to load the bases with no one out. After a pop out, Baylee Neate ripped a solid 2-run single to center to score Thatcher and Doner. With two runners still on, Kelsey Mohr collect two runs batted in with a single down the left-field line as the Lady Lancers took a 6-1 lead into the sixth.
Paulding tallied another run in the top of the sixth as Beck led off with a double. A Lancer throwing error allowed the run to score and McClure again limited the damage as she finished the sixth and seventh innings.
McClure went all seven innings to garner the victory on two unearned runs, seven base hits, one walk and six punchouts.
Thatcher collected two hits for the Lancers’ 8-hit attack. Brant had a double.
Lancers (8-1, 3-1 NWC) host Hicksville 11 a.m. Saturday. Paulding drops to 2-6.
Grove baseballers whomp Ada
COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove made the most out of a limited number hits Thursday afternoon in a 12-1 Northwest Conference win over Ada.
Bulldogs (3-0, 9-1) had six hits in the game but took advantage of six walks and three hit batters to score 12 times.
Ada scored its lone run of the game in the top of the first as Gabe Sutton singled and moved to third base on a single by Connor English. Sutton scored on a steal of home plate after English was caught trying to steal second base.
The Bulldogs came back in the bottom of the inning to score four times. Kody Griffith and Josh Verhoff had 2-run, 2-out singles in the inning.
Columbus Grove broke the game open in the second inning as they scored five times. Trey Roney was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in a run, while Brady Shafer had an RBI single and Griffith plated a run with a groundout. One run scored on a wild pitch and one on an error.
The Bulldogs added a run in the third inning on an RBI single by Trent Vorst and scored twice in the fourth as Verhoff had a 2-run double.
Elisha Jones (2-0) picked up the win for Grove as he allowed one run on three hits with six strikeouts. He retired the final seven batters he faced, the last four by strikeout.
Verhoff had two hits and four RBIs for the Bulldogs and Griffith had three RBIs.
English took the loss for Ada as he went 1 1/3 innings, allowing eight runs on three hits with four walks. Tyler Archer finished the game allowing four runs on three hits with two walks.
Sutton, Mason Acheson and English had Ada’s three hits.
Lady Bulldogs get NWC win
COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove scored three times in the fifth inning on their way to a 7-2 Northwest Conference softball win over Ada Thursday afternoon.
The two Bulldog squads were tied 2-2 after Columbus Grove scored a run in the fourth inning. Columbus Grove took the lead with three runs in the fifth inning and closed out their scoring with two runs in the sixth inning.
Kyrah Yinger had a single, triple and an RBI for Grove, while Hope Schroeder had a double and two RBI. Bobbi Heckel had a double for the Bulldogs in the win.
Heckel picked up the win for Grove (3-0, 7-2) as she allowed two runs, one earned, on two hits with six strikeouts and two walks.
Alexis Amburgey took the loss for Ada as she allowed seven runs, four earned, on four hits. She struck out four and walked one. The Bulldogs were hurt by eight errors in the game.
Rachael Wildman had a single and RBI for Ada.
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Ada 011 000 0 - 2 2 8
Col. Grove 100 132 x - 7 4 4
WP: Heckel; LP: Amburgey.