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Local Roundup
Written by Staff Reports   
Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:00 PM

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Lady Bearcats belt Tigers in softball doubleheader

SPENCERVILLE — Spencerville’s softball crew hammered Waynesfield-Goshen 18-1, 15-2 (both in 5 innings) in doubleheader action Saturday at Spencerville.

In game 1, Tori Johnston (2-2) got the pitching win with a 1-hitter (5 innings, 6 strikeouts, 3 walks).

Losing pitcher was Paige Crawford (5 IPs, 17 hits, 2 Ks, 4 BBs).

Leading hitters for Spencerville were Cait Propst (double) and Mackenzie Ringwald with three hits each; Johnston (double), Haleigh Mull (double), Amanda Crider and Megan Miller (2 hits each); and Alex Shumate, Maddy Hollar and Amber Hallard (1 hit each).

In the second game, Alex Shumate (2-1) got the win on the mound (5 IPs, 3 hits, 5 Ks, 4 walks).

Losing pitcher was Shepard.

Leading hitters for the Lady Bearcats (4-3) were Ringwald (2 triples) and Mull (2 doubles) with three hits apiece; Shumate (triple), Miller (double) and Johnston (double) with two hits apiece; and one hit from Crider, Hollar, Tiffany Work and Elisha Satterfield.

Spencerville visits Columbus Grove today.

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Elida splits 2

ELIDA — The Elida baseball crew downed Van Wert 6-4 but fell 8-4 to Napoleon in a 3-way doubleheader Saturday at Ed Sandy Memorial Field.

In game 1, Justin Murphy came on in relief of starter Travis Watkins in the fourth frame and got the win with four innings of 6-hit ball (1 earned run, 2 walks).

Logan Alexander went 2-for-2 and Josh Bull 2-for 3 for the Bulldogs.

They rallied from a 3-0 deficit with a 6-run fourth and then held on for the win over their Western Buckeye League colleague.

Kevin Agler took the loss for the Cougars, who were led at the plate by Brant Henry (3-for-4, 2 runs batted in) and Nathan Stoller (2-for-4).

Tyler Williams threw 2 2/3 innings of relief for the visitors, who left 13 runners on base.

In the nightcap, Austin Morrison took the loss in giving up only six hits and four earned runs (of the 8 he ceded). The Bulldogs committed seven errors behind Morrison and Murphy, who came on in relief in the fifth.

Michael Gilliland went 3-for-4 for the Wildcats (3 runs, 2 RBIs) — including a triple and a double — while Jacob Lerch scored three times.

Napoleon stole nine bases as well.

 
Track and Field Results
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Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:13 PM )

(Late Friday)

38th annual Spencerville Bearcat Relays

Girls Team Rankings (14 Events): Columbus Grove 88, St. Henry 74, Marion Local 73, Spencerville 71, St. John’s 51, Ft. Loramie 40, Ada 21, Jefferson 16.

Boys Team Rankings (15 Events): Columbus Grove 128, St. Henry 107, Spencerville 76, St. John’s 52, Ada 33, Marion Local and Ft. Loramie 32.

Points 10-8-6-4-2-1

Girls 4x1600 Meter Relay: 1. Spencerville (Caitlin Wurst, Cierra Adams, Tori Hardesty, Karri Purdy) 24:27.74; 2. St. Henry 24:47.74; 3. Marion Local 24:58.42; 4. Ft. Loramie 26:11.96; 5. Columbus Grove (Leah Meyerholtz, Macy McCluer, Alexis Ricker, Candace Downing) 26:39.0; 6. St. John’s (Lexi Pohlman, Anna Mueller, Baylee Lindeman, Breece Rohr) 27:10.55.

Boys 4x1600 Meter Relay: 1. Columbus Grove (Bryce Sharrits, Boone Brubaker, Lee Altenburger, Colton Grothaus) 19:44.02; 2. St. Henry 20:27.26; 3. Ft. Loramie 20:48.73; 4. Spencerville (Grant Goecke, Mason Nourse, Matthew Hurles, Byron Gay) 22:30.39; 5. Marion Local 23:14.76.

Girls 4x100 Meter Relay: 1. Columbus Grove (Raiya Flores, Julia Wynn, Sydni Smith, Sydney McCluer) 52.0; 2. Ft. Loramie 52.6; 3. St. John’s (Samantha Bonifas, Maddie Burgei, Ashlyn Troyer, Halie Benavidez) 53.0; 4. Ada 53.2; 5. St. Henry 54.2; 6. Jefferson (Brooke Culp, Taylor Stroh, Arianna Knebel, Brooke Gallmeier) 54.8.

 
Bath sweeps Jefferson in baseball twin-bill
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:00 PM
Jefferson senior Tyler Rice fouls back an offering from Bath ace right-hander Taren Sullivan in the opening game of Saturday’s doubleheader. (Delphos Herald/Jim Metcalfe)

By JIM METCALFE

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BATH TOWNSHIP — Jefferson’s baseball team faced two different style of pitchers Saturday afternoon in a twin-bill at Bath High School.

The result was the same: two losses.

Bath rode the 1-hit shutout of 6-6 right-hander Taren Sullivan in game 1 to a 10-0 5-inning triumph.

In the nightcap, southpaw Eric Jordan twirled a 6-hitter as the hosts grabbed a 6-1 triumph.

In the opener, freshman Jace Stockwell had the only hit for the visiting Wildcats against Sullivan (5 innings pitched, 2 bases-on-balls, 9 strikeouts, 1 hit batter). He, along with Nick Fitch, earned free passes and Austin Jettinghoff was hit by a pitch.

Freshman right-hander Hunter Binkley made his varsity pitching debut for the Red and White, ceding seven hits and five runs (4 earned), walking two and fanning two in 3 2/3 innings. Adam Rode threw an inning of relief (3 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 BBs).

 
Bath sweeps Jefferson in baseball twin-bill
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00 AM

By JIM METCALFE

Staff Writer

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BATH TOWNSHIP — Jefferson’s baseball team faced two different style of pitchers Saturday afternoon in a twin-bill at Bath High School.

The result was the same: two losses.

Bath rode the 1-hit shutout of 6-6 right-hander Taren Sullivan in game 1 to a 10-0 5-inning triumph.

In the nightcap, southpaw Eric Jordan twirled a 6-hitter as the hosts grabbed a 6-1 triumph.

In the opener, freshman Jace Stockwell had the only hit for the visiting Wildcats against Sullivan (5 innings pitched, 2 bases-on-balls, 9 strikeouts, 1 hit batter). He, along with Nick Fitch, earned free passes and Austin Jettinghoff was hit by a pitch.

Freshman right-hander Hunter Binkley made his varsity pitching debut for the Red and White, ceding seven hits and five runs (4 earned), walking two and fanning two in 3 2/3 innings. Adam Rode threw an inning of relief (3 hits, 5 earned runs, 3 BBs).

Colin Gossard went 3-for-3 at the plate for the hosts (4 runs batted in, 2 runs scored), while Bronson Best was 2-for-3 (2 runs) and Eric Jenkins 2-for-4 (3 RBIs).

In the second game, Jordan tossed 97 pitches (57 for strikes) in giving up one earned run (4 BBs, 2 Ks).

Stockwell went 2-for-3 (BB), while Jettinghoff scored the only run.

Jordan Herron went four frames, yielding four hits and four runs (3 earned), walking two (1 intentional) and fanning two. Brandan Herron mopped up with two innings of 3-hit, 2-run (1 earned) ball.

Best (2 RBIs, 2 runs), Heffner (2 runs, 1 RBI) and Hunter Wise (run) all went 2-for-3 for the hosts.

Jefferson hosts Lincolnview Monday.

Game 1

Score by Innings:

Jefferson 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 1

Bath 2 2 0 1 5 - 10 10 0

Hunter Binkley, Adam Rode (4) and Nick Fitch; Taren Sullivan and Cam Jenkins. WP - Sullivan; LP - Binkley. 2B: Colin Gossard 2 (B), Luke Niebel (B). SB: Austin Jettinghoff (D), Eric Heffner (B), Tyler Stahl (B), Bronson Best (B). HBP: Heffner 2 (by Binkley, Rode), Austin Jettinghoff (by Sullivan). Sac: Heffner.

Game 2

Jefferson 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 6 6

Bath 0 0 1 3 0 2 x - 6 7 1

Jordan Herron, Brandan Herron (5) and Nick Fitch, Austin Jettinghoff (5); Eric Jordan and Dylan Burkholder. WP: Jordan; LP: J. Herron. 2B: Colin Gossard (B), Bronson Best (B). Sac: Burkholder. HBP: Blake McGue 2 (by J. Herron 2).

(Longer article and boxes in Monday’s paper).

 
Local Roundup
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Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00 AM | Updated ( Saturday, April 12, 2014 4:41 PM )

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Lady Bearcats belt Tigers in softball doubleheader

SPENCERVILLE — Spencerville’s softball crew hammered Waynesfield-Goshen 18-1, 15-2 (both in 5 innings) in doubleheader action Saturday at Spencerville.

In game 1, Tori Johnston (2-2) got the pitching win with a 1-hitter (5 innings, 6 strikeouts, 3 walks).

Losing pitcher was Paige Crawford (5 IPs, 17 hits, 2 Ks, 4 BBs).

 

 
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