Thursday, April 12 Scoreboard

Staff Writer

Baseball

St. Henry 13, Minster 3 — A disastrous fifth inning proved the Minster baseball team’s undoing on Thursday night, as St. Henry scored 11 runs to rally past the Wildcats and score an improbable 13-3 five-inning run-rule win over the defending Division IV state champions.

After Mike Ketner pitched the first four innings giving up two runs, it took three pitchers to extricate the Wildcats from the top of the fifth inning. St. Henry sent 16 batters to the plate and had the first four batters reach via double, error, double and walk. At one point later in the inning St. Henry sent nine straight batters to the plate without an out being recorded.

Minster led the game 3-2 heading into the fateful frame after Jack Olberding, who finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, and Isaac Schmiesing drove in single runs in the first and second innings and Alex Lehmkuhl scampered home on a wild pitch in the third inning.

But that’s all the scoring Minster would do for the game against Redskin reliever Sam Lefeld, who worked three scoreless innings with two strikeouts while giving up just one hit and working around four walks.

Minster slipped to 7-2 and 1-2 in the MAC after the Wildcats have fallen to two of the conference’s traditional powers in the season’s slow earlygoing due to rain and cold.

Coldwater 2 Parkway 1 — Coldwater scored a key win in the MAC on Grunden’s two-run single in the third inning and the complete game on the mound by Frilling, who gave up a run on six hits with four strikeouts. He outdueled Parkway’s Clayton Agler, who threw a complete game, allowing two runs on three hits with six strikeouts.

Delphos St. John’s 9 New Knoxville 1 — A four-run second inning set the tone for St. John’s. Will drove in two to lead the Blue Jays from the lead-off spot. Nathan Merges drove in a run for New Knoxville.

New Bremen 5 Fort Recovery 1 — Grant Selby’s big day at the plate and Justin Tenkman’s complete game on the mound helped power New Bremen to a MAC win over Fort Recovery. Selby doubled, had two hits and drove in four runs for the Cardinals. Bryce Blickle added an RBI. Tenkman made it stand up on  the mound, throwing a complete game, allowing one run on three hits with five strikeouts.

Versailles 3 Marion Local 1 — McEldowney threw a complete game on the mound with 13 strikeouts while Cole Niekamp homered and Noah Richard drove in a run for the winning Tigers.

Fort Loramie 17, Jackson Center 2 — Loramie jumped out to a 4-0 lead after 2 innings. In the third inning,  the Redskins’ bats exploded for 10 runs before Jackson Center could get the first out. The game wou ld finish in run-rule victory that leaves Fort Loramie 3-0 in Shelby County League  play and 6-1 overall.CJ Billing got the win on the mound and collected two hits at the plate.   Dylan Albers,  Ethan Pleiman, Nathan Ratermann,  Shane Hilgefort and Drew Wehrman each had two hits.

Softball

Minster 9 St. Henry 1 — Taylor Homan went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored  while Jenna Poeppelman struck out 12 in a complete game win pitching as Minster improved to 8-3 and remained the lone team without a MAC loss at 2-0 in league play. Karly Richard, Danielle Barhorst, Laney Hemmelgarn, Emily Stubbs, Jenna Nixon and Mara Schmiesing each singled for the Wildcats.

Fort Loramie 17, Jackson Center 0 — Morgan Holscher homered twice and drove in four runs to help spark Fort Loramie to a runaway win. Clara Gephart knocked in three runs. Heather Eilerman and Aleah Frilling each drove in two runs. Macy Imwalle, Alaina Pleiman and Lauren Eilerman each had an RBI. Aleah Frilling pitched the game’s first four innings to get the win, striking out four and allowing just one hit. Gephart pitched a scoreless fifth by striking out the side.

Coldwater 8, Parkway 5 — Coldwater scored three in the fifth and one in the sixth to rally past Parkway in a MAC contest. Kelsey Kahlig hit a 3-run home run in the third inning and drove in four runs for Coldwater. Parkway’s Hayley Hawk was 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI.

New Bremen 9, Fort Recovery 2 — New Bremen jumped out with seven runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back. Abbi Thieman had three hits for the Cardinals while Hanna Tenkman was 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Lauren Cordonnier was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Molly Smith had two hits. Kelly Naylor, Marissa Topp, Taylor Paul and Kira Bertke added RBI. Smith threw a complete game, giving up one earned run and striking out nine.

Versailles 10, Marion Local 7 — Marion Local took a 6-0 lead in the second inning, but Versailles rallied with three in the second and seven runs in the third inning thanks in large part to the bottom two in its batting order — Lawrence and Gehret — driving in two runs apiece. Marion Local’s Emily Nietfeld was 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored. Marah Moeller was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Lauren Sanders was 3-for-4 with two RBI. Lexi Arling had three hits and an RBI. Rachel Partington  and Kara each had two hits.