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Wildcats get by Helm, Knights in NWC baseball

By John Parent

Times Bulletin Sports Editor

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DELPHOS - Crestview left-hander Damian Helm was in control through two innings as the Knights took on Jefferson in a Northwest Conference game at Wildcats Field. Things unraveled in the third, however, and the Wildcats scored three times en route to a 5-2 win.

Jefferson moves to 4-3 in conference play, while the Knights fall to 4-2 in the NWC.

Jefferson’s Tyler Rice threw the first six innings in ceding six hits and two earned runs, walking one and fanning two. Ross Thompson got the save with an inning of 1-hit, 1 strikeout relief.

Helm took the loss with 4 2/3 frames, six hits, five runs (4 earned), two walks and six strikeouts. Cam Etzler mopped up with 1 1/3 innings of 1-K relief.

The Wildcats compiled six hits, led by leadoff hitter Jace Stockwell’s 2-for-4 performance at the plate and Jordan Herron’s 2-for-3 (1 run, 1 run batted in). Gage Mercer (double) knocked in two.

Etzler was 2-for-4 at the dish (run) and Brock Rolsten (RBI) and Justin Overmyer (run) 2-for-3 each.

Crestview hosts Ayersville tonight and visits Bath Wednesday.

Scoring by Innings:

Crestview 1 0 0 1 0 0 0- 2 7 2

Jefferson 0 0 3 0 2 0 x- 5 6 1

WP: Tyler Rice; Save: Ross Thompsom; LP: Damian Helm. 2B: Justin Overmyer (C), Gage Mercer (D). SB: Helm, Etzler, Thompson, Jace Stockwell (D), Hunter Binkley (D).

(Longer article and box in Wednesday’s paper).



Grote, Lady Knights shut out Lady ’Cats


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DELPHOS — Jefferson stayed on even terms against Crestview for four innings Monday afternoon at Wildcat Field, battling to a 0-0 draw.

Unfortunately for the Lady Wildcats, the Lady Knights finally broke me through in the fifth frame and rode to the 3-hit shutout of Courtney Grote to a 9-0 Northwest Conference softball shutout.

Grote (4-1) walked one and fanned five in her 94-pitch (69 for strikes) effort.

The Lady Knights (12-6, 7-0 NWC) compiled 11 safeties, led by a 3-for-4 performance by Terra Crowle (2 runs batted in, 1 run) and 2-for-4 by Lauren Schmid (1 run, 1 RBI) and Tianna Rager (1 run).

Claire Thompson (2-9) threw 109 offerings in her complete game (72 for strikes), walking one and striking out three. Hannah Sensibaugh (double), Shayla Rice and Kaylin Hartsock (triple, BB) had the knocks for the Lady Wildcats (2-13, 0-6).

Jefferson hosts Bluffton in a makeup game today and visits Ada Thursday.

Crestview hosts Coldwater today and LCC Thursday.

Score by Innings:

Crestview 0 0 0 0 2 3 4 - 9 11 0

Jefferson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 3 4

WP: Courtney Grote (4-1); LP: Claire Thompson. LOB: Crestview 5, Jefferson 3. 2B: Hannah Sensibaugh (D). 3B: Kaylin Hartsock (D). SB: Lauren Schmid (C), Tianna Rager (C), Cora Millay (C). Sac: Nicole McClure (C). SF: Kirstin Hicks (C). BB: Brady Guest 2 (C), Kaylin Hartsock (D).


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SPENCERVILLE — Ada built up an 8-2 lead after 6 1/2 innings and held off a spirited Spencerville comeback for a 10-8 Northwest Conference baseball triumph Monday at Spencerville.

Spencerville visits LTC today and visits Allen East Thursday.

Score by Innings:
Ada 0 0 3 0 0 5 2 - 10 8 0
Spencerville 1 1 0 0 0 1 5 - 8 6 6

WP: Gray 6 1/3 IP, 7 runs, 5 hits, 1 K, 5 BB, 2 HBP; LP: Jacob Meyer (1-3) 2 IP, 3 runs, 2 ER, 2 hits, 2 K, 3 HP. Records: Spencerville 6-8, NWC 2-4; Ada 3-14, NWC 1-4. 2B: Jon Shimp (SV), Connor English (Ada). Multiple hits: Hunter French (SV) 2-3.


Apaches slap Bulldogs

SHERWOOD — Fairview rode the combined 1-hitter of Joe Macsay and Cole Dockery and an opportunitistic offense to an 11-1 non-league baseball triumph over visiting Elida Monday after.

Macsay gave up the hit the the earned run, walking one and striking out seven. Dockery fanned the side in the top of the fifth to end the game.

Macsay was the big bat at the plate as well, going 3-for-3 and knocking in seven — including two round-trippers — and scoring twice. Kody King also was 3-for-3 (run, run batted in; HR, 2B).

Garrett Brinkman took the loss in a hard-luck 2 1/3 innings (2 hits, 6 runs, 1 earned, 4 BBs, 1 Ks). Justin Murphy went 1 2/3 innings (2 hits, 3 ERs, 1 K).

Max Stambaugh had the sole hit and RBI, knocking in Austin Morrison.

Elida hosts Ottawa-Glandorf today and Lima Senior Thursday.

Score by Innings:

Elida 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 1 2

Fairview 2 1 8 0 x - 11 6 1

WP: Joe Macsay; LP: Garrett Brinkman. 2B: Kody King (F). HR: Macsay 2, King, Macsay.

(Longer article and box score in Wednesday’s paper).


Baumle outduels Black, Lady Raiders edge Bulldogs 3-1

ELIDA — Baumle outdueled Michaela Black as the Wayne Trace Lady Raiders edged Elida 3-1 in non-league softball action Monday at Dorothy Edwards Field.

Linder had the only multi-hit game for either team with two for the Lady Raiders as both squads had six hits.

However, the Lady ’Dawgs (14-6) committed three miscues to one for the hosts.

Elida entertains Ottawa-Glandorf today and visits Perry Friday.

Score by Innings:

Wayne Trace 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 - 3 6 1

Elida 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 6 3

WP: Baumle; LP: Michaela Black. 2B: Wayne Trace - Linder, Feasby; Elida - Caitlin Shroyer, Skylar Hurst. RBIs: WT - Feasby, Critten; Elida - Hurst. Multipl hits: Wayne Trace - Linder 2.


Zeller, Swift combine for goose-egg of Archers

KALIDA — Randy Zeller and Austin Swift combined for a 4-hit 3-0 shutout of Antwerp Monday at Kalida.

Zeller threw four innings (strikeouts) and the southpaw Swift (4 Ks) got the save in three frames.

Zeller had two hits and a run batted in.

Smalley had a pair of knocks and Perry two walks for the Archers.

Kalida hosts Allen East tonight and Hardin Northern Thursday.

Score by Innings:

Antwerp 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 4 3

Kalida 1 0 0 2 0 0 x - 3 5 0


Weber paces DC golfers to 5th in HCAC

Ottoville’s Zach Weber helped lead Defiance College to a fifth-place finish in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament.

The Yellow Jackets shot a team total of 303 Sunday to complete the 72-hole tournament, which consisted of four 18-hole rounds.

The first two rounds were held at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Indiana, and the last two rounds at Eagle Rock Golf Club in Defiance.

Weber, an Ottoville graduate and current Yellow Jacket freshman, shot his best round of the tournament on Sunday with a 75 and had a 4-round total of 327 (avg. 81.75/round).

Weber’s total garnered him a tie for 21st.

He played in eight tournaments and the year-ending league tournament this past weekend for the Yellow Jackets.

The HCAC tournament consists of the following colleges: Transylvania, Mount St. Joseph, Hanover, Rose-Hulman, Franklin, Manchester, Anderson and Defiance.

Last Updated on Monday, May 05, 2014 6:09 PM

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