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ST. HENRY â For four innings Tuesday night, Wapakoneta pitcher Brandon Miller was virtually flawless.
Unfortunately for Wapak, Minster ended that in a big way in the fifth inning.
Minster pounded out five straight hits to erase a 2-0 deficit and pull out a 3-2 win in the ACME baseball Auglaize County district final at the Wally Post Athletic Complex in St. Henry.
Wapak ended its season with a 20-4 record.
Miller had held Minster to just one hit and one walk through the first four innings.
But Minster had him figured out in the fifth.
ST. HENRY â Wapakoneta and Van Wert will try again tonight.
After three lightning delays and the threat of ever-intensifying lightning, the decision was made just before 10 to suspend the loserâs bracket final of the ACME baseball district tournament Monday night at the Wally Post Athletic Complex in St. Henry.
The game will resume tonight at 6 with the scored tied 6-6 in the top of the fifth inning. Wapak has runners on second and third with two outs.
ALLENTOWN â NASCAR star Kasey Kahne is among the drivers scheduled to drive in the 23rd annual Brad Doty Classic World of Outlaws Sprint Series race on Wednesday at Limaland Motorsports Park.
Kahne is a car owner in the Outlaws series.
Steve Kinser, a 20-time WoO champion and two-time Doty Classic winner, is also expected to compete. Kinser is off to a strong start in 2011 and is one of the favorites in this yearâs race.
ST. HENRY â Wapakoneta stayed alive in the ACME baseball district tournament on Sunday with a win over Delphos St. Johnâs a day after falling behind early and losing to Van Wert 10-8 on Saturday at St. Henry.
Van Wert and Wapakoneta will meet again in an elimination game tonight at 7 at the Wally Post Athletic Center in St. Henry. The winner of that game will face Minster.
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COLUMBUS (AP) â With the hours dwindling until the deadline for OhioÂ StateâsÂ response to NCAA allegations of improper benefits and a cover up in the football program, athletic director Gene Smith said Thursday that heâs disappointed by âwhere we areâ even as heâs encouraged by the work of the schoolâs compliance department.
OhioÂ State is on track to submit its reply today to NCAA charges of major violations that led to coach Jim Tresselâs forced resignation and the departure of star quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
MINSTER â The Wapakoneta ACME baseball team showed it could make things interesting late â in both the best and worst sense Â â during the Auglaize County sectional tournament this week.
But above all the Redskins revealed that they were the countyâs best summer baseball team.
Wapakoneta held off a late Minster charge for a 6-5 win in the sectional title game on Wednesday night to finish the tournament unscathed with a 3-0 record with comebacks and close calls throughout.
MINSTER â A rough start to Tuesday nightâs game didnât deter the Minster ACME baseball team from assuring itself of a trip to the district tournament.
Minster pushed a run across in the bottom of the sixth inning and advanced to the title game of the Auglaize County sectional tournament with a 5-4 win over top-seeded St. Marys at Hanover Street Park.
Wapak, the No. 2 seed, and Minster will battle for the sectional crown tonight at 6. Since the tournament is double-elimination, if Minster wins that game the two teams will play again at 8:15.
MINSTER â Regardless of what happens Wednesday, the Wapakoneta ACME baseball team is headed to the district tournament.
Wapak earned that honor with yet another thrilling, come-from-behind win.
Wapak scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally to a 6-4 win over St. Marys in a sectional semifinal Sunday at Hanover Park in Minster.
âItâs a huge, huge win,â Wapak coach Willie Sammetinger said. âI canât say enough.â