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LIMA â€” The Wapakoneta ACME team flexed its muscles in the first game of a doubleheader as they run-ruled the Bath ACME team, but a seventh-inning rally in the second game fell short as the two teams split a doubleheader on Saturday.
The split left Wapak with a 9-5 record on the season, while the Wildcats moved to 8-2 on the summer schedule.
The Redskins wasted no time in taking control ofÂ the first game,Â sending 14 batters to the plate and scoring nine runs in the top of first inning.
COLUMBUS, Ohio â€” The Ohio High School Athletic Association unveiled the rest of the fall sports tournament divisions Wednesday after approval by OHSAA Board of Governors and the Wapakoneta Redskins moved down a division in football and moved up a division in girls cross country.
The divisions will apply to OHSAA postseason tournament competition for the next two school years, starting with the 2013-14 school year.
The OHSAA announced new divisions and regions for football June 13.
COLDWATER â€” Kodi Morganâ€™s RBI double in the top of the seventh pushed Wapakoneta past Coldwater in a 7-5 win Friday in ACME summer baseball play at Memorial Field. The two teams played under the lights, with a scheduled start time of 7:30 p.m. and an actual start time of just after 8 p.m. due to a game on the field prior.
The game was knotted at 5-5 entering the seventh inning.
ST. MARYS â€” The Wapakoneta ACME team piled up 14 hits resulting in 11 runs over their final four at-bats to keep distance from the St. Marys ACME in a 16-8 win Thursday in summer baseball action at Geiger Park.
The win moved Wapakâ€™s record to 7-4 overall this summer.
St. Marys opened the scoring with a single run in the bottom of the second.
The Redskins then manufactured at least two runs in each of their next five at-bats.
After three times at bats, Wapak had 10 baserunners, none of whom reached on a base hit.
DEFIANCE Ââ€” While the Wapakoneta ACME team finished in fourth place with a 1-2 weekend, their head coach says â€śthey picked up some valuable experience against some very good teams.â€ť
In the tournament opener Wapak went up against Toledo Central Catholic (TCC) ACME Fighting Irish in a game played Saturday at Defiance College and came away with a hard fought 3-2 victory.Â
Wapak starting pitcher Jake Bruns and TCC starter Paul Shomar were both in command on the mound and scoring opportunities were scarce all day.
The Wapakoneta Redskins were well-represented at the Ohio Middle School State Track Meet, as these Redskins set school records!
Allie Zofkie in the 1600 Meter Run 5:26.84
Claire Burton in the 200 Meter Hurdles 30.77
Madison Watt In the Discus Throw 91-00 feet
BLUFFTON — Seven innings wasn’t enough to determine a district champion in the Division II Bluffton District Title game.
The Wapakoneta Redskins and the Lexington Minutemen found themselves tied at 2-2 heading into extra innings. The Redskins were able to load the bases three times in late innings, but the third time turned out to be the charm for the defending-state-runner ups from Wapakoneta.
BLUFFTON — After reinjuring an old football injury in the last week, it was unsure whether Johnny Crawford would play in the District Semifinal game against the Bellevue Redmen.
Four Wapakoneta Redskins made the Western Buckeye League first-team list, tied for most in the league with Shawnee.
In baseball, Johnny Crawford and Chandler Kaeck made the first team list.
Crawford is the No. 1 pitcher for the Redskins and the centerfielder on his off days. He is a dynamic southpaw that is a threat on the mound and at the plate. Crawford has committed to play college baseball at Bowling Green State University.
Wapakoneta has filled the vacant basketball coaching position with a young gun who has experience in rebuilding programs to title contenders.
Doug Selvey, who has coached the last four seasons at Danville High School, has been recommended to the board to fill the vacant position.
The board is expected to approve the hire on May 28.