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May 13th, 2014
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.
The Wapakoneta Redskins received production from every level of the batting lineup and were afforded a strong outing on the mound by junior Kodi Morgan to continue their winning ways in Western Buckeye League action, in which Wapak has now won four games in a row.
The Redskins posted a 5-3 win against the Celina Bulldogs in a WBL varsity baseball contest Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak opened the scoring with one run in the second inning thanks to the bottom of its lineup.
BOTKINS — Ending a streak of 11 straight scoreless innings, the Botkins Trojans scored twice in the fourth inning to cut into their 3-0 deficit and scored two more in the fifth to take the lead for good at 4-3.
The Trojans added three insurance runs in their final at-bat to land a 7-3 comeback win Monday over the Houston Wildcats in a Shelby County Athletic League contest at Botkins Community Park.
NEW BREMEN — Wapakoneta’s junior Adam Henderson ran in from the field between innings with a hamburger on a paper plate he’d just been handed by a group of New Bremen students grilling along the left field line.
“I can’t eat this,” Henderson said, laughing, as he returned to the dugout. Not only was it the last Friday of Lent, Wapakoneta varsity baseball coach Jason Brandt doesn’t allow food in the dugout.