Archive - Jun 2011 - Sports Article
If Tuesday night was any indication, Wapakonetaâs ACME tournament opener on Friday should be a good one.
Wapak rallied from a three-run deficit to post a 7-5 win over New Bremen at Wapakoneta High School. The two teams are set to face each other when tournament play begins Friday night at 6 at Hanover Street Park in Minster.
Trailing 5-2 after 4 1/2 innings, Wapak scored twice in the bottom of the fifth and three times in the sixth for the come-from-behind win.
ACME Sectional Tournament Pairings
At Hanover Street Park
Game 1: (3) New Bremen vs. (2) WAPAKONETA, 6 p.m.
Game 2: (5) New Knoxville vs. (4) Minster, 8:15 p.m.
Game 3: Game 2 winner vs. (1) St. Marys, noon
Game 4: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 2:15 p.m.
Game 5: Game 4 loser vs. Game 3 loser, 1 p.m.
Game 6: Game 1 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 3:15 p.m.
Game 7: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 6 p.m.
Game 8 (championship): Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 6 p.m.
Dylan Knoch didnât take over as Wapakonetaâs lead-off hitter until midseason.
Monday night he looked more like a cleanup hitter.
Knoch hit a lead-off home run in the first inning that proved to be the only offense Wapak would need in a 3-0 win over rival St. Marys in an ACME baseball game at Wapakoneta High School.
âIt was a curve ball that came down-in and I hit it before it broke over the plate,â Knoch said. âI thought I leaned into it good enough and I just pulled it. It felt real good off the bat.â
LEWISTOWN â Wapakoneta improved its record to 12-2 with a pair of wins in a three-way ACME baseball doubleheader Saturday at Indian Lake High School.
Wapak blanked Indian Lake 6-0 in the opener before holding off Troy 6-3 in the second game.
Solid pitching and defense, and timely hitting were the key.
Brandon Miller threw an ultra-efficient 57 pitches in seven innings of work for the win against Indian Lake. Marshall Gerlach was able to work out of several jams for the win over Troy.
BALTIMORE (AP) â Derrek Lee led off the bottom of the 12th inning with a home run to give the Baltimore Orioles a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Lee sent a 1-2 pitch from Jose Arredondo (0-3) into the seats in left field to end the marathon. It was Leeâs fifth home run, the first since May 8.
Cincinnati missed a chance to take the lead in the top of the 12th when Joey Votto was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first on a two-out double by Jay Bruce.
It was a wild night Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
Well, at least for the Van Wert pitching staff.
Wapakoneta took advantage of 10 walks, four wild pitches and three hit batsmen to cruise to a 15-5 five-inning run rule win in an ACME baseball game.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Wapak, which is now 10-2.
âAfter last night (a 7-2 loss to Celina) I wondered if weâd forgot how to play,â Wapak coach Willie Sammetinger said.
Wapak scored its 15 runs on just eight hits and even left eight men on base for the game.
Wapakoneta Waves 878, Ada-Lost Creek Gators 789
Thursday, June 16
25m Freestyle - 2. Heidi Schlenker - 26.67, 3. Paige Schneider - 28.00, 4. Marci Zwiebel - 28.12, Kassie Saunders - 25.00X, Makenna Krouse - 27.48X, Rachyl Craft - 29.92X, Maria Pastore - 31.82X, Kiarra Holtzapple - 40.30X, Alaina Williams - 42.82X, Ivy Patten - 48.42X, Kaitlyn Rose - 51.49X, Sara Craft - 55.51X, Heather Felver - 1:10.35X
50m Freestyle - 2. Paige Schneider - 1:03.88, 4. Sophia Braun - 1:12.89, 5. Kiarra Holtzapple - 1:22.42
Celina sent 11 batters to the plate in a third inning pummeling to secure a 7-2 victory over Wapakoneta in ACME action Wednesday at Wapakoneta High School.
COLUMBUS (AP) â Ohio State University on Tuesday dropped its review of car purchases by football players and family members after two separate investigations found dealerships made money on almost all of the sales.
The university made its decision in light of a report by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and a separate review by the Ohio Independent Automobile Dealers Association.
"We have seen no evidence that would lead us to believe that Ohio State student athletes violated any policies when purchasing used cars," said university spokesman Jim Lynch.
ALLENTOWN â The 10th annual Bobby Keysor Memorial may well have been the most competitive and thrilling race staged in the decade long history of the event.
The 15-lap feature saw three of Limaland Motorsports Parkâs winningest Budweiser Thunderstock drivers of all-time and a pair of more recent hot shots battle through the final lap to decide the winner.
In the end, Barney Craig held off Kevin Gossard, current points leader Keith Ralston, Jeff Koz and Tony Anderson for the win.