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June 21st, 2013
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.
WAYNESFIELD — The Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers varsity boys track team held off the Fairbanks Panthers in an exciting finish at the Northwest Central Conference track meet.
The Tigers had a team score of 172, while the second place Panthers posted a 167.
W-G’s Eli O’Leary and Drew Lament shared the meet MVP title.
BATH — The Wapakoneta varsity softball team has already advanced to the Miller City district and will play Maumee after defeating Celina Wednesday.
The Redskins were locked in third place in the Western Buckeye League.
Wapakoneta varsity coach Bill Sammons saw Friday’s WBL finale a great chance to give the team some looks of adversity and some situational softball.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity softball team found itself in a tough spot. It was the bottom of the third inning, and they were trailing the Celina Bulldogs by seven runs.
Add to that, the Redskins have only beaten the Bulldogs once in the last four years.
Add the added pressure that if the Redskins lose this game, their tournament life is over.
Not a problem.