Archive - Jun 13, 2011 - Sports Article
Sometime around the middle of Wapakonetaâs ACME baseball game against LCC on Friday night, a brisk breeze kicked up.
One could be forgiven for having a difficult time telling if the breeze came from the storm front that blew into the area or from LCCâs flailing bats.
Pitcher Chase Culver had LCC twisted in knots as he struck out 15 of the 29 batters he faced to lead Wapak to a 4-0 win at Wapakoneta High School.
âWhen he stays on top of his curve ball, ... itâs unhittable,â Wapak coach Willie Sammetinger said. âHe has a huge break on his breaking ball.â
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP â Wapakoneta pitcher Marshall Gerlach said he knew Trey Runnealsâ line shot was gone the second it left the bat.
What he didnât know in that instant was that it would curl just outside the left-field foul pole.
Gerlach took advantage of his second chance and blew a two-strike fastball by Runneals to secure a 4-3 comeback win over Shawnee in a nail-biter ACME baseball game Thursday at Shawnee High School.
âI had a lot of adrenaline going on that last pitch, just trying to get one by him,â Gerlach said.