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April 11th, 2012
A northwest wind dropping temperatures to near freezing failed to stop the Wapakoneta Redskins hot bats in a Western Buckeye League game against the Elida Bulldogs.
Junior shortstop Josh Apple paced the Redskins smoking three hits and collecting two RBIs, while junior starting pitcher Johnny Crawford allowed only one frozen rope hit in five innings of a 9-1 victory.
With the win, the Redskins improve to 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the WBL, while Elida drops to 3-9 on the season and 1-2 in league play.
ELIDA — Back-to-back home runs in high school softball are a rarity.
Back-to-back home runs by twin sisters?
The words “blue moon” come to mind.
But Wapakoneta Redskins seniors Courtney and Ashley Knippen did just that Tuesday night, capping a seven-run second inning as Wapak rolled to a 16-7 win over the Elida Bulldogs at Dorothy Edwards Field.
ELIDA — The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity tennis team rolled to a 5-0 sweep of the Elida Bulldogs in a Western Buckeye League match Tuesday at Elida High School.
In first singles, Nic Oen blanked Ardie Sayoto 6-0, 6-0.
Joey Jose posted a 6-2, 6-4 win over Christopher Ellison in second singles.
Wapak completed its singles sweep with Andy Faller besting Aric Thompson 6-4, 6-2.
The first-doubles tandem of Rex Azbell and Anthony Kenard whipped Jordan Greeley and Nick Kempton 6-0, 6-1.
The Wapakoneta Redskins’ much-needed break started a couple innings early.
After playing 10 full games and one rain-halted game in the first 13 days of the season, the Redskins deserved it.
Wapak easily dispatched the Kenton Wildcats with a 16-0 five-inning run-rule win in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game Thursday at Wapakoneta High School.
SHAWNEE TOWNSHIP — Twenty up. Twenty down.
Only the 21st Shawnee Indians batter got the best of Johnny Crawford.
The Wapakoneta Redskins junior came within one out of throwing a complete-game no-hitter in Wapak’s 4-0 win over the Shawnee Indians in a Western Buckeye League varsity baseball game Tuesday night at Shawnee High School.
A hanging changeup was his only misstep of the night.
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.