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May 4th, 2012
Five days, four wins.
The Redskins are on a roll.
Wapakoneta won its fourth game in a row, topping the Triad Cardinals 5-1 in a lightning-shortened varsity baseball game Friday at Wapakoneta High School.
The winning streak gives the Redskins some much-needed momentum with their first tournament right around the corner. Wapak will play the winner of today’s Elida-Kenton game at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Elida’s Ed Sandy Field.
The Redskins head into the postseason with an 18-4 record.
Sometimes it’s not the team that makes the most plays that comes out on top. Sometimes it’s the one that makes the fewest mistakes.
Friday night, that team was the St. Marys Roughriders.
St. Marys took advantage of a slew of miscues in the first three innings to post a 5-1 win over the rival Wapakoneta Redskins in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game at Wapakoneta High School.
ST. MARYS — Courtney Knippen and the Wapakoneta softball team pounced on St. Marys pitching from the start to take any drama out of the game against its Auglaize County rivals.
The Redskins sent 15 batters to the plate and scored 10 runs in the top of the first inning en route to a 15-1 run-rule victory in five innings at K.C. Geiger Park on Friday.
Knippen started and finished the scoring outburst with a pair of extra-base hits.
BOTKINS — The Riverside Pirates rolled to an 8-1 win over the Botkins Trojans in a non-league varsity baseball game Friday at Botkins Community Park.
Riverside held the Trojans to just three hits while knocking out 12 of its own.
Botkins’ lone run came in the bottom of the sixth inning. The Pirates scored one in the first, two in the fourth, three in the sixth and two in the seventh.
Evan Dietz was 1-for-3 with a double for the Trojans.
Seth Hoying was tabbed with the loss.
Megan Hayzlett was just a little disappointed.
Who could blame her?
Two years ago, as a freshman, the advanced all the way to the Division I state track and field meet in the high jump.
Then, as a sophomore, she made it to regionals but to qualify for the state meet.
So the goal this year for the Wapakoneta Redskins junior was a simple one.
The Wapakoneta Redskins didn’t need a lot of offense for the win.
And that’s exactly what they got, not a lot of offense.
Despite collecting just three hits, Wapak pulled out a 4-1 win over the Defiance Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League varsity softball game Friday at Wapakoneta High School.
“The big thing was our defense really came alive tonight,” Wapak varsity coach Bill Sammons said. “I really feel like we turned a corner a little bit.”
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys tennis team continued its winning ways, rolling to a 5-0 win over the Defiance Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League match Friday at Wapakoneta High School.
With the win, Wapak improved to 8-3 overall and 5-2 in the WBL. Defiance fell to 2-8 and 1-5.
In first singles, senior Nic Oen bested junior Michael Sanchez 6-4, 6-0.
Senior Joey Jose won in second singles, topping junior Austin Fishpaw 6-0, 6-3.
Senior Andy Faller beat sophomore Nolan Parsons 6-1, 6-1 in third singles.
After Wednesday’s 9-6 win over the Sidney Yellow Jackets, the Wapakoneta Redskins are owners of a two-game win streak, one straight in the Western Buckeye League.
Next up for the Redskins? How about the Defiance Bulldogs, owners of a 54-game WBL win streak.
Defiance (11-1 overall, 3-0 WBL) has not lost a WBL varsity baseball game since April 28, 2006. Wapak will try to put an end to that streak at 5 p.m. Friday at Defiance High School.
KENTON — The Wapakoneta Redskins had little trouble with the Kenton Wildcats, rolling to a 5-0 sweep of a Western Buckeye League varsity boys tennis match Wednesday at Kenton.
Wapak won all five matches in two sets each, winning five of the sets 6-0 and five of them 6-1.
Senior Nic Oen dropped Kenton junior Graham Reese 6-1, 6-1 in first singles.
Redskins senior Joey Jose blanked senior Jaden Perkins 6-0, 6-0 in second singles.
In third singles, Wapak senior Andy Faller topped freshman Jake Abbott 6-1, 6-0.
BATH TOWNSHIP — It’s the little things that add up.
An error here. A walk there.
They caught up with the Wapakoneta Redskins on Friday night.
The Redskins didn’t make a lot of mistakes. But the Bath Wildcats pounced on the ones they did for a 5-4 win in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game at Bath High School.
Bath took advantage of a lead-off walk in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring two runs to rally from a 4-3 deficit for the win.