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CELINA — Both juniors on the Wapakoneta varsity baseball squad hit home runs in their 10-0 rout of the Celina Bulldogs Tuesday.
Chandler Kaeck had a grand slam in the third inning and Chace Culver had a solo shot in the sixth, providing more than enough offense for the Redskins.
Culver helped himself out Tuesday with his homerun, as he was the pitcher for Wapakoneta. He pitched 6.0 innings of 2-hit baseball.
Monday’s make-up game between the Wapakoneta Redskins and the Elida Bulldogs was a victory on the scoreboard for the Redskins as well as a victory in varsity coach Bill Sammons’ book.
“I really think that we actually won this game,” Sammons said after the 11-1, six-inning game. “We took a step today, even though the first inning was a little frustrating. We really took a step in the right direction in this game.”
Despite an early 2-run hole, the Wapakoneta Redskins charged back and shut the door defensively on the Versailles Tigers.
On a cloudy and windy day in Wapakoneta, pitching prevailed again for the Redskins as they beat the Tigers, 8-2.
Marshall Gerlach pitched 7 innings for the Redskins, giving up five hits and two walks. He gave up two runs in the first inning, neither of which were earned runs.
ELIDA — Defense wins games.
That’s true for the most part, but a team needs a little bit of offense to break the tie every once in a while.
The visiting Wapakoneta Redskins found themselves tied in a scoreless tie with the Elida Bulldogs in the top of the 11th inning.
After a rocky start to the season, the Wapakoneta varsity baseball team is doing what they can to get back on track.
Back-to-back shutouts isn’t a bad place to start.
Traveling to Kenton Monday afternoon for a makeup of Friday’s game, the Wapakoneta Redskins run-ruled the Kenton Wildcats, 11-0.
The plays which have been vexing the Wapakoneta Redskins in the past four games instead bewitched the New Bremen Cardinals on Saturday at Redskin Field.
The Redskins captured an 8-0 win against the Cardinals behind a stellar pitching performance from senior Brandon Miller to end a four-game losing streak, while the Cardinals wasted a gutsy performance on the mound by pitcher Trevor Kitzmiller to fall to 2-7 on the season.
Holding a 3-0 lead into the sixth inning, it seemed the Wapakoneta varsity baseball team had figured out its recent defensive problems, and was on its way to victory.
When it rains, it pours.
The Shawnee bats came alive in that sixth inning and they scored 11 runs in the frame, all but sealing the victory, 11-3.
Despite jumping out to a 4-0 lead inning, the Wapakoneta Redskins varsity baseball team fell to the Minster Wildcats Monday afternoon.
Minster pitcher Devon Poeppelman gave up four runs in the first inning, but then completely shut down the Redskin offense with his off-speed pitches, as the Wildcats battled back to win, 8-4.
ST. HENRY — The Wapakoneta boys and girls track teams defeated St. Henry Tuesday evening in a track dual event.
The boys and girls both scored 75 team points to pick up the win.
While Wapakoneta only won 15 of the 34 events, they picked up enough second and third place finishes to seal the victory for both squads.
The Wapakoneta Redskins’ bats came alive Tuesday and the team got another solid performance from their top right-handed pitcher as the varsity boys captured a run-rule win.
Starting Redskin pitcher Chace Culver pitched 5 innings, giving up only four hits and zero earned runs, in the 11-1 win over the Greenville Green Wave.