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April 4th, 2012
In Wapakoneta’s 7-4 win over Shawnee in girl’s high school softball action Tuesday, one thing was for sure.
No one wanted to discuss the big elephant in the room.
With seven Shawnee varsity players serving suspensions for alcohol consumption, six of them starters, both teams came into the game facing enormous pressure.
The Wapakoneta Redskins suffered a 5-0 defeat at the hand of the perennial tennis power and Western Buckeye League favorite Shawnee Indians on Tuesday at the Rotary Club Courts at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapak fell to 1-2 on the season and 1-1 in the WBL. Shawnee is 4-0, 2-0 WBL.
In first singles, Wapak’s Nic Oen defeated Jason Barton 6-1 in the first set before Barton bounced back to win the next two sets 6-2 and 6-4.
Shawnee’s Zach Diltz knocked off Joey Jose 6-3, 6-0 in second singles.
NEW BREMEN — The Wapakoneta Redskins softball team had the bats swinging Monday evening at New Bremen.
The Redskins pounded out 15 hits and scored 21 runs to defeat the New Bremen Cardinals 21-1 in a non-league game called after five innings.
“We wanted to get better today,” Redskins varsity coach Bill Sammons said. “We worked on some things and New Bremen is a good team. We saw some good pitching and hit the ball sometimes.”
MINSTER — On Monday night, undefeated Wapakoneta traveled to take on the 2011 State Champions, the Minster Wildcats.
Phenomenal pitching by both pitchers resulted in an 4-1 Minster win, improving to 4-1 on the season as the Redskins fell to 7-1.
The home team cracked the scoreboard first when Devon Poeppelman reached on base from a walk. He then stole second and advanced to third on a balk by Wapakoneta pitcher, Dom Campos. Adam Niemeyer hit a pop fly to center field to bring home Poeppelman.
WAYNESFIELD — Coaches say it all the time.
Errors will come back to haunt you.
A seventh-inning error opened the door and the Riverside Pirates barged right through, pulling out a 5-3 win over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers in a Northwest Central Conference varsity baseball game Monday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
The Tigers held a 3-2 lead and were just three outs from a win when the leadoff Riverside batter reached on an error. Two outs later, scored on a single to tie the game at 3-all.
WAYNESFIELD — Riverside Pirates pitcher Paige Atterholt threw a complete-game no-hitter as the Pirates rolled to a 13-1 five-inning run-rule win over the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers in the Northwest Central Conference varsity softball opener for both teams Monday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
Atterholt struck out 10 batters and walked just two. The Pirates committed two errors.
Sophomore catcher Josalyn Regendanz scored W-G’s lone run after she drew a one-out walk in the home half of the third inning.
After an eight-day, eight-game marathon, the Wapakoneta Redskins are sitting pretty.
Wapak upped its varsity baseball record to a perfect 7-0 with a pair of wins in the Redskin Classic on Saturday at Wapakoneta High School.
The only game in that stretch that didn’t result in a win was Friday’s matchup at Benjamin Logan. Rain cut that one short with the score tied at 1-1 in the third inning.
CELINA — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity boys track team finished second overall at the Celina Invitational on Saturday, while the girls team finished fourth.
The host Bulldogs won both meets.
For the boys, Wapak had winners in the 110-meter hurdles (Ryan Kremer, 16.9), 100 dash (Kevin Kraft, 11.97), 300 hurdles (Kremer, 43.55), Caleb Hennon (800 run, 2:03.01) and 200 dash (Brandon Christler, 23.59).
The Redskins also won the 400 relay with a time of 45.66. They were third in the 800 relay (1:39.59)
Rain forced the postponement of the Wapakoneta Redskins’ Western Buckeye League varsity boys tennis opener Friday against the Van Wert Cougars.
It was also the first match for the boys team at the new Rotary Club courts at the high school.
Play was suspended in the middle of the first sets and will be resumed Monday.
The Redskins were coming off a 4-1 loss in their season opener Thursday at Sidney Lehman.
WAYNESFIELD — Costly errors came back to haunt the Waynesfield-Goshen Tigers as they suffered an 8-2 loss to the Fort Recovery Indians in a six-inning non-league varsity baseball game Friday at Waynesfield-Goshen High School.
Of the Indians’ eight runs, five of them were batters who reached base either on an error or a walk.
The Tigers actually outhit Fort Recovery 9-7. But W-G couldn’t convert and left 11 runners on base.
The loss dropped W-G to 0-4 on the season.