WHS Baseball

Wapakoneta first baseman Austin West runs after a foul ball against Indian Lake during a noncoference baseball game Saturday in Lewistown.

DELPHOS — Trevor Crow pitched a one-hitter as Wapakoneta blanked Delphos Jefferson 4-0 in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday.

Crow allowed four baserunners to the Wildcats — a walk and a hit-by-pitch in the first inning, a walk and a single in the third — before retiring the final 14 Delphos Jefferson hitters he faced.

“Trevor Crow threw 76 pitches, so he was very efficient. It was a great job for him,” Redskins coach Jason Brandt said.

Crow struck out six and walked two in earning the victory.

Wapakoneta scored single tallies in the first, third, fourth and sixth innings for its 4-0 win.

In the first, Braeden Goulet was safe on an error, stole second base and went to third on Garrett Siefring’s sacrifice bunt. Cooper Talowsky handed WHS a 1-0 lead with a sacrifice fly to score Goulet.

In the third, the Redskins loaded the bases on a walk, a hit-by-pitch and an error by the Wildcats. Garrett Siefring came home for a 2-0 Wapakoneta lead as Kaden Siefring drew a walk.

In the fourth, Landon Brandt led off with a single and stood at third after a two-base error in right field. The Redskins led 3-0 as Goulet drove in Goulet with a sacrifice fly.

In the sixth, Landon Brandt reached with a one-out bunt-single and went to second on a wild throw to first. Goulet followed with an RBI double to give WHS a four-run cushion.

“We did some things to manufacture some runs by getting some hits and stealing some bases. We also scored two runs on sacrifice flies,” Coach Brandt said. “To do the little things late in the season, those are some things we have struggled with the couple of games, is a good sign.

“The bottom of our batting order got on base for us. Our No. 9 hitter, Landon Brandt, scored two runs and reached base three times,” Coach Brandt added. “We played error-free baseball, and we have continued to do with our pitching that we have done all season. We don’t give up a lot of runs, but our biggest problem has been that we don’t score a lot of runs.”

Against the Wildcats, Wapakoneta (8-13 overall) scored four or more runs in a game for the eighth time this season. The Redskins, who have allowed four runs or less in 16 games this year, have given up an average of 2.95 runs per game (62 runs allowed in 21 games).

“Our effort was there, and our enthusiasm was as good as it has been all year,” Coach Brandt said. “This is the time of the year when you have to start playing your best, and that’s what we want to do.”

Delphos Jefferson fell to 12-12 overall.


Division IV Sectional Tournament

BOTKINS — No. 17 seed Botkins defeated No. 18 seed Yellow Springs 20-10 in an OHSAA Division IV Sectional Tournament semifinal game Tuesday.

No other details about the game were available at press time.

The Trojans advanced to play at No. 1 seed Bradford in a sectional tournament championship game at 5 p.m. today.

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