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The pitching just doesn’t seem to run out for the Wapakoneta Redskins ACME team.
This time, it was starting pitcher Marshall Gerlach’s turn to baffle opposing hitters.
Gerlach limited a solid Coldwater Cavaliers ACME team to three hits and never allowed a runner to reach third base as the Redskins nailed down a 5-0 win Wednesday.
“He continually worked ahead in the count tonight,” Wapakoneta ACME head coach Willie Sammetinger said. “He is tough to score on when he is getting ahead in the count.”
LIMA — In a tight pitcher’s dual, the Wapakoneta Redskins ACME team managed to bunch enough of its few hits together as they took a 3-1 win home from Lima Central Catholic High School on Tuesday.
The Lima Central Catholic ACME team quickly jumped out to take a 1-0 lead off of Wapakoneta starting pitcher Brandon Miller, but Miller settled down the rest of the way. He scattered four hits over four innings.
After falling behind 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader, the Wapakoneta Redskins ACME dominated the Bath Wildcats ACME team with a sweep of the twin bill.
The Redskins beat the Wildcats 9-3 in the opening game behind an 11-strikeout, three-hit performance by starting pitcher Dom Campos, and Wapak used their batting eye and bats for a 15-5 win in the second game as the team collected 10 hits.
What a difference a week makes.
Seven days ago, the Wapakoneta ACME baseball team sent rival St. Marys home with its tail between its legs thanks to a 17-0 shellacking at K.C. Geiger Park.
Thursday at Wapakoneta High School, St. Marys jumped all over Wapak starting pitcher Andrew Hines for four first-inning runs.
But Hines settled down and Wapakoneta chipped away at the St. Marys lead to pull out a 5-4 win.
Wapak improved to 5-0 on the season. St. Marys is 3-4.
For four innings, Wapakoneta’s big bats were quiet.
In the fifth and sixth innings, they started to make some noise.
A lot of noise.
Brandon Miller and Chandler Kaeck, Wapak’s fourth and fifth hitters, combined to drive in six runs in two innings as Wapak rallied from behind for an 8-4 win over Minster in a key ACME baseball game Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.
Miller and Kaeck were a combined 0-for-4 through four innings as Minster jumped out to a 4-1 lead.
Just like their senior counterparts, the Wapakoneta Junior ACME team has started the season with a perfect 3-0 record.
The team has been dominant, winning all three games by 10-run run-rules including a pair of 12-1 wins.
Wapakoneta High School sophomore pitcher Quinn Lotridge combined with classmate Kodi Morgan on a three-hitter on Monday as the Redskins beat the Celina Bulldogs 12-1. The tandem struck out 10 batters as they limited the Bulldogs to one run in six innings.
BOTKINS — Botkins cross country and track standout, Brittany Bailey, has signed a letter of intent to attend Wright State University in the fall.
Bailey will compete on both the cross country and track teams at Wright State.
She is coming off a sixth-place finish in the 800-meter run at the Division II state track and field meet.
NEW BREMEN — The Wapakoneta ACME baseball team scored nine runs in the first two innings and scored 17 runs for the second straight night in a 17-5 win over New Bremen in six innings on Friday night.
“They did a nice job of pounding the ball tonight,” Wapakoneta coach Willie Sammetinger said. “They made some mistakes early and our guys took advantage.”
ST. MARYS — Aside from an early season wooden bat experiment, Wapakoneta has continued its success into the summer.
“They tried them in batting practice in the spring and they thought they might want to try them in the game,” Wapakoneta ACME coach Willie Sammetinger said, with a chuckle. “Well, they broke $200 worth of bats last night in Elida. They just fractured them. So we’re slowly but surely starting to go back to metal.”
The Redskins are showing theirs early in the ACME season.
By LANCE MIHM
It was a true David versus Goliath story.
While twin sisters Ivy and Morgan Horn fell just short of their goal of bringing home a state girls track Division III champion, they undoubtedly impressed onlookers with a strong performance over the weekend.
The pair guided Waynesfield-Goshen to a runner-up finish by scoring 34 points as the only two qualifiers for the team. The pair knew they had a shot at a title against a strong Versailles team, which had 11 runners competing. Versailles nipped the Tigers for the title with 39 points.