MINSTER — The Wapakoneta Redskins ACME baseball team put together enough key hits at the right time Sunday afternoon the top-seeded Redskins opened the 2012 Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament with a 5-0 victory over New Bremen.
“Brandon Miller did a good job and only had to throw about 85 pitches,” Wapakoneta ACME head coach Willie Sammetinger said. “After the first inning you could tell he was in command.”
LIMA — In a tight pitcher’s dual, the Wapakoneta Redskins ACME team managed to bunch enough of its few hits together as they took a 3-1 win home from Lima Central Catholic High School on Tuesday.
The Lima Central Catholic ACME team quickly jumped out to take a 1-0 lead off of Wapakoneta starting pitcher Brandon Miller, but Miller settled down the rest of the way. He scattered four hits over four innings.
After falling behind 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader, the Wapakoneta Redskins ACME dominated the Bath Wildcats ACME team with a sweep of the twin bill.
The Redskins beat the Wildcats 9-3 in the opening game behind an 11-strikeout, three-hit performance by starting pitcher Dom Campos, and Wapak used their batting eye and bats for a 15-5 win in the second game as the team collected 10 hits.
For four innings, Wapakoneta’s big bats were quiet.
In the fifth and sixth innings, they started to make some noise.
A lot of noise.
Brandon Miller and Chandler Kaeck, Wapak’s fourth and fifth hitters, combined to drive in six runs in two innings as Wapak rallied from behind for an 8-4 win over Minster in a key ACME baseball game Tuesday at Wapakoneta High School.
Miller and Kaeck were a combined 0-for-4 through four innings as Minster jumped out to a 4-1 lead.
Just like their senior counterparts, the Wapakoneta Junior ACME team has started the season with a perfect 3-0 record.
The team has been dominant, winning all three games by 10-run run-rules including a pair of 12-1 wins.
Wapakoneta High School sophomore pitcher Quinn Lotridge combined with classmate Kodi Morgan on a three-hitter on Monday as the Redskins beat the Celina Bulldogs 12-1. The tandem struck out 10 batters as they limited the Bulldogs to one run in six innings.
ST. MARYS — Aside from an early season wooden bat experiment, Wapakoneta has continued its success into the summer.
“They tried them in batting practice in the spring and they thought they might want to try them in the game,” Wapakoneta ACME coach Willie Sammetinger said, with a chuckle. “Well, they broke $200 worth of bats last night in Elida. They just fractured them. So we’re slowly but surely starting to go back to metal.”
The Redskins are showing theirs early in the ACME season.