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July 5th, 2013
MINSTER â€” It took four meetings for St. Marys to finally beat Wapakoneta this summer, but the wait was worthwhile.
St. Marys came back to record a 12-4 win Thursday over Wapakoneta in the losers bracket final, in the double-elimination Auglaize County ACME sectional baseball tournament, held at Hanover Street Park in Minster. With the win, St. Marys clinched a berth in the ACME district tournament which starts July 10.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. â€” Brian Garman is still on the disabled list and currently weighing his options for the near future.
Garman, a Wapakoneta native, is a relief pitcher for the Huntsville (Ala.) Stars, a Double-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Garman was placed on the 7-day disabled list June 24.
To find out if he could be cleared to return to action, Garman said he attempted to throw for the first time since his injury Monday, the first day he was eligible to be activated. But the throwing session did not go well, he said.
MINSTER â€” A defensive meltdown by Wapakoneta allowed Minster to take the lead in what proved to be its final at-bat Tuesday, as Minster recorded a 5-3 win over Wapakoneta on Tuesday in district qualifier in the Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament at Hanover Street Park.
Minsterâ€™s fortuitous sixth inning began with Max Huber reaching first base on Wapak catcher Nate Kaeckâ€™s second catcherâ€™s obstruction infraction of the game and advancing to second on a single.
MINSTER â€” Under the lights on a chilly, sometimes breezy night, Wapakoneta ACME performed when needed most Monday in order to advance.
Wapakoneta rallied from a 4-0 deficit to beat St. Marys, 5-4, on Monday in the quarterfinals of the double-elimination Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament at Hanover Street Park.
With the win, Wapakoneta advanced to face Minster, a 2-1 winner over New Bremen earlier Monday. The loss dropped St. Marys into the loserâ€™s bracket with New Bremen.
Trailing 4-1, Wapak broke through in the sixth inning to take the lead for good Monday.
Wapakoneta ACME starting pitcher Kodi Morgan threw a four-hit shutout against Celina ACME in his teamâ€™s 2-0 victory Friday at Wapakoneta High School in the regular season finale for the summer baseball league.
Fridayâ€™s game was delayed in the bottom of the sixth inning due to lightning.
The first hit Morgan allowed came in the third inning but that runner was stranded. He gave up two hits in the fourth inning after one out, but retired two straight hitters to escape. His final hit allowed came in the fifth inning with two outs.
Wapakoneta ACME, despite only three hits Thursday, managed an 8-2 win over Sidney ACME in summer baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.
Not until a Jordan Kaeck single in that fourth inning did Wapak record a hit Thursday. Before then, the team had 10 baserunners, all reaching either by error, walks or hits-by-pitch.
Wapak starting pitcher Keaton Metz allowed two runs and five hits after three innings but settled in to throw four scoreless innings with only two baserunners the rest of the game.
Wapakoneta ACME starting pitcher Quinn Lotridge made quick work of the Lima Central Catholic ACME offense Wednesday, mixing hitting the corners with his fastball and throwing his curve late in counts.
The game lasted less than 90 minutes and was finished despite threats of rain in the forecast around the 6:30 p.m. start time.
In five innings pitched, Lotridge gave up one hit and allowed just three baserunners total Wednesday, making 71 pitches in the outing. Lotridge struck out seven hitters in his teamâ€™s 6-0 win in summer baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.
From staff reports
Brian Garman saw his time on the mound halted until next month, as the Wapakoneta native was placed on the 7-day disabled list Monday.
Garman is a pitcher for the Huntsville Stars, a Double-A minor league baseball team of the Southern League based in Huntsville, Ala.
Garmanâ€™s first win of the season came June 16 against the Chattanooga Lookouts in a 3-1 victory. He pitched one inning and did not allow a baserunner.
At the time he was placed on the DL, this season Garman had 1-0 record, a 4.25 ERA and 22 strikeouts.
Wapakoneta ACME overcame a brief 3-0 deficit by scoring seven straight runs in a 7-4 win over Minster ACME on Tuesday in baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.
The two teams are battling for the top seed in the sectional tournament which starts Sunday.
Tuesdayâ€™s win gave Wapak a 10-6 record, while the loss put Minster at 9-3-1. Wapakâ€™s first loss this summer came June 11 in a 5-2 defeat at Minster, so each team has a three-run victory over the other.
SHAWNEE â€” Wapakoneta ACME did not have the type of start they wanted to have during an important week of baseball.
The Shawnee ACME team bested Wapakoneta, 9-2, on Monday, as they each prepare for tournament action this weekend.
Wapakoneta will host Minster at 6:30 p.m.Â today in a battle for the sectional tournamentâ€™s first seed, in the second of five straight games in as many days this week.
The loss on Monday drops Wapakoneta to 9-6 overall on the summer season, while the win moves Shawnee to 11-3 this summer.