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BLUFFTON — Wapakoneta senior Chace Culver didn’t take too kindly to Celina intentionally walking the hitter in front of him to load the bases in the bottom of the fifth inning of Thursday’s Division II district semifinal.
“I was kind of insulted, to be honest with you, that they were going to walk to get to me,” Culver said. “I really wanted to get the hit after that.”
The Wapakoneta Redskins scored in every inning of their tournament game Saturday, and they needed every bit of those runs in their comeback win.
The Redskins overcame two separate four-run deficits against the visiting Napoleon Wildcats during a 10-8 victory Saturday in a Division II high school softball sectional final at Wapakoneta High School.
Redskins coach Bill Sammons explained what he felt was the reason his team rallied for a win Saturday, as Wapak trailed after Napoleon’s at-bat in each of the first four innings.
The Wapakoneta Redskins finally put one solid inning together in their final at-bat to notch a come-from-behind win Thursday in their first tournament game of the 2014 season.
Although they committed five defensive errors, the Redskins held the visiting Fostoria Redmen scoreless the final four innings before tallying three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 5-3 lead.
BOTKINS — The Botkins Trojans fell short in a marathon tournament game Monday.
The Trojans were defeated 13-11 by the Covington Buccaneers in a Division IV high school baseball sectional semifinal at Botkins Community Park.
Knotted at 9-9 after seven innings, both teams scored twice in the eighth and went scoreless for three straight innings.
Covington took the lead for good in the top of the 12th inning.
In a game full of missed opportunities to convert runs, the St. Marys Roughriders finally benefitted from one.
The visiting Roughriders broke their own stretch of seven straight scoreless innings with a go-ahead run in the ninth to give them a 2-1 win in nine innings Tuesday over their rival Wapakoneta Redskins in varsity baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak and St. Marys were competing for a share of the Western Buckeye League title, as each entered the game Tuesday with a 6-2 league record.
Zach Golliday led the charge on the mound as the Wapakoneta Redskins rallied to defeat the Perry Commodores, 10-4, in a non-league varsity baseball contest at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak trailed 4-1 after Perry’s at-bat in the third inning, during which Golliday entered the game. Nate Schroer started on the mound for the Redskins, but the Commodores were able to figure him out quickly.
Golliday and the Redskins held Perry scoreless the rest of the game while the offense steadied itself.
The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers were apparently surprised to be leading after the first inning Thursday but before they knew it, they were quickly out of the game.
The Tigers owned a 2-0 lead after their at-bat in the first inning and had that lead cut in half when the Wapakoneta Redskins scored once in their at-bat.
Wapakoneta, however, poured on 10 runs in the second inning to take a commanding lead, cruising to a 13-2 win by run-rule in five innings over W-G in non-league varsity softball contest at Wapakoneta High School.
From staff reports
The Wapakoneta Redskins held on for a 5-4 win Monday against the Kenton Wildcats in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game at Wapakoneta High School.
Since a loss in the league opener to Van Wert, the Redskins have won five straight WBL games and are currently tied for second place.
Wapakoneta’s win Monday set up a showdown scheduled for this afternoon between Wapakoneta (12-4, 5-1) and unbeaten Defiance, which is alone in first place in the WBL standings.
DAYTON — Kyle Gonterman had a good experience this past week in preparation for football at the college level this coming fall.
The Wapakoneta High School senior took part in the Ohio North-South Classic festivities, which concluded Saturday with an exhibition all-star game hosted by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.
Gonterman played at center for the South team in the Division I-III game.
â€ˆFrom staff reports
Hilary Bourne, Emily Klopfenstein and Megan Watt combined to set a new meet record Friday, as the Wapakoneta Redskins competed in the Redskin Relays in high school girls track and field action hosted by Wapakoneta High School at Harmon Field.
All three girls eclipsed 100 feet, as Bourne (113-08) placed second, Klopfenstein (107-9) was fifth and Watt (100-4) finished seventh.