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July 15th, 2011
ST. HENRY â€” Minster starting pitcher Austin Knapke had no tomorrow in the best-of-three series to decide a district ACME champion.
Knapkeâ€™s pitching and some timely hits have Minster in prime position for a state berth.
Ryan Hoying hit a two-run home run and Knapke frustrated Cavalier batters for six innings in the Wildcatsâ€™ 3-1 win over Coldwater in the first game of the ACME district championship series on Thursday night.
Knapke, along younger brother Andrew who started at second base on Thursday, are unavailable for tonightâ€™s action because of a family wedding.
COLUMBUS (AP) â€” OhioÂ Stateâ€™s players say they are resigned to make the best of the schoolâ€™s self-imposed penalties, no matter how hurt or angry some may feel.
â€śThereâ€™s nothing we can really do about that,â€ť offensive lineman J.B. Shugarts said after a conditioning workout this week. â€śThe university decided to make that call. Weâ€™ve got to accept it.â€ť
ST. HENRY â€” For four innings Tuesday night, Wapakoneta pitcher Brandon Miller was virtually flawless.
Unfortunately for Wapak, Minster ended that in a big way in the fifth inning.
Minster pounded out five straight hits to erase a 2-0 deficit and pull out a 3-2 win in the ACME baseball Auglaize County district final at the Wally Post Athletic Complex in St. Henry.
Wapak ended its season with a 20-4 record.
Miller had held Minster to just one hit and one walk through the first four innings.
But Minster had him figured out in the fifth.
ST. HENRY â€” Wapakoneta and Van Wert will try again tonight.
After three lightning delays and the threat of ever-intensifying lightning, the decision was made just before 10 to suspend the loserâ€™s bracket final of the ACME baseball district tournament Monday night at the Wally Post Athletic Complex in St. Henry.
The game will resume tonight at 6 with the scored tied 6-6 in the top of the fifth inning. Wapak has runners on second and third with two outs.
ALLENTOWN â€” NASCAR star Kasey Kahne is among the drivers scheduled to drive in the 23rd annual Brad Doty Classic World of Outlaws Sprint Series race on Wednesday at Limaland Motorsports Park.
Kahne is a car owner in the Outlaws series.
Steve Kinser, a 20-time WoO champion and two-time Doty Classic winner, is also expected to compete. Kinser is off to a strong start in 2011 and is one of the favorites in this yearâ€™s race.
ST. HENRY â€” Wapakoneta stayed alive in the ACME baseball district tournament on Sunday with a win over Delphos St. Johnâ€™s a day after falling behind early and losing to Van Wert 10-8 on Saturday at St. Henry.
Van Wert and Wapakoneta will meet again in an elimination game tonight at 7 at the Wally Post Athletic Center in St. Henry. The winner of that game will face Minster.
District Tournament Pairings
Wally Post Athletic Complex
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COLUMBUS (AP) â€” With the hours dwindling until the deadline for OhioÂ Stateâ€™sÂ response to NCAA allegations of improper benefits and a cover up in the football program, athletic director Gene Smith said Thursday that heâ€™s disappointed by â€śwhere we areâ€ť even as heâ€™s encouraged by the work of the schoolâ€™s compliance department.
OhioÂ State is on track to submit its reply today to NCAA charges of major violations that led to coach Jim Tresselâ€™s forced resignation and the departure of star quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
MINSTER â€” The Wapakoneta ACME baseball team showed it could make things interesting late â€” in both the best and worst sense Â â€” during the Auglaize County sectional tournament this week.
But above all the Redskins revealed that they were the countyâ€™s best summer baseball team.
Wapakoneta held off a late Minster charge for a 6-5 win in the sectional title game on Wednesday night to finish the tournament unscathed with a 3-0 record with comebacks and close calls throughout.