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June 27th, 2011
LEWISTOWN â€” Wapakoneta improved its record to 12-2 with a pair of wins in a three-way ACME baseball doubleheader Saturday at Indian Lake High School.
Wapak blanked Indian Lake 6-0 in the opener before holding off Troy 6-3 in the second game.
Solid pitching and defense, and timely hitting were the key.
Brandon Miller threw an ultra-efficient 57 pitches in seven innings of work for the win against Indian Lake. Marshall Gerlach was able to work out of several jams for the win over Troy.
BALTIMORE (AP) â€” Derrek Lee led off the bottom of the 12th inning with a home run to give the Baltimore Orioles a 5-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Lee sent a 1-2 pitch from Jose Arredondo (0-3) into the seats in left field to end the marathon. It was Leeâ€™s fifth home run, the first since May 8.
Cincinnati missed a chance to take the lead in the top of the 12th when Joey Votto was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first on a two-out double by Jay Bruce.
It was a wild night Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
Well, at least for the Van Wert pitching staff.
Wapakoneta took advantage of 10 walks, four wild pitches and three hit batsmen to cruise to a 15-5 five-inning run rule win in an ACME baseball game.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Wapak, which is now 10-2.
â€śAfter last night (a 7-2 loss to Celina) I wondered if weâ€™d forgot how to play,â€ť Wapak coach Willie Sammetinger said.
Wapak scored its 15 runs on just eight hits and even left eight men on base for the game.
Wapakoneta Waves 878, Ada-Lost Creek Gators 789
Thursday, June 16
25m Freestyle - 2. Heidi Schlenker - 26.67, 3. Paige Schneider - 28.00, 4. Marci Zwiebel - 28.12, Kassie Saunders - 25.00X, Makenna Krouse - 27.48X, Rachyl Craft - 29.92X, Maria Pastore - 31.82X, Kiarra Holtzapple - 40.30X, Alaina Williams - 42.82X, Ivy Patten - 48.42X, Kaitlyn Rose - 51.49X, Sara Craft - 55.51X, Heather Felver - 1:10.35X
50m Freestyle - 2. Paige Schneider - 1:03.88, 4. Sophia Braun - 1:12.89, 5. Kiarra Holtzapple - 1:22.42
Celina sent 11 batters to the plate in a third inning pummeling to secure a 7-2 victory over Wapakoneta in ACME action Wednesday at Wapakoneta High School.
COLUMBUS (AP) â€” Ohio State University on Tuesday dropped its review of car purchases by football players and family members after two separate investigations found dealerships made money on almost all of the sales.
The university made its decision in light of a report by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles and a separate review by the Ohio Independent Automobile Dealers Association.
"We have seen no evidence that would lead us to believe that Ohio State student athletes violated any policies when purchasing used cars," said university spokesman Jim Lynch.
ALLENTOWN â€” The 10th annual Bobby Keysor Memorial may well have been the most competitive and thrilling race staged in the decade long history of the event.
The 15-lap feature saw three of Limaland Motorsports Parkâ€™s winningest Budweiser Thunderstock drivers of all-time and a pair of more recent hot shots battle through the final lap to decide the winner.
In the end, Barney Craig held off Kevin Gossard, current points leader Keith Ralston, Jeff Koz and Tony Anderson for the win.
WAYNESFIELD â€” An Ohio Sprint Speedweek show is always a big draw.
For Waynesfield Raceway Park, tonightâ€™s race is going to be a little bit bigger.
NASCAR Sprint Cup star Kasey Kahne will take on the best of the All-Star Circuit of Champions during the Speedweek race â€” stop No. 3 in the eight-race week â€” tonight at Waynesfield.
Kahne is no stranger to Sprint car racing, having cut his teeth on the dirt tracks of his home state of Washington before competing in the national USAC and World of Outlaws series.
ST. MARYS â€” It was a painful night Friday for the Wapakoneta ACME baseball team.
The insult? A 10-0 five-inning run rule loss to rival St. Marys at K.C. Geiger Park in St. Marys.
The injuries? Those belong to second baseman Alex Koch and shortstop Josh Apple.
A fired-up St. Marys squad placed the first blemish on Wapakâ€™s formerly perfect 9-0 record with a dominating performance, pounding out 10 hits and taking advantage of every Wapak miscue for the win.
NEW KNOXVILLE â€” Wapakoneta ACME coach Willie Sammetinger shook his head and smiled.
â€śIâ€™ve never seen anybody have three,â€ť he said.
â€śThatâ€ť would be three triples in a game.
Wapak first baseman Brandon Miller did just that in a 14-6 win Thursday at New Knoxville, setting a new Wapak ACME record.
Wapak remained perfect on the season at 9-0.
How rare is three triples in a game? Consider this: in Major League history it has only happened 48 times. Compare that to hitting for the cycle, which has happened 291 times.