Tuesday, April 17 Scoreboard

Minster's Taylor Homan tags out a New Bremen would-be basestealer on Tuesday night at Four Seasons Park. (Staff Photo/Brian Smith)
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New Bremen 6, Minster 2 — New Bremen put itself in the thick of the hunt for a Midwest Athletic Conference while Minster slipped to 1-3 in MAC play on Tuesday night in New Bremen. The Cardinals improved to 3-1 in the MAC, just a game behind front-running Coldwater and in a four-way tie for second place with Versailles, Fort Recovery and St. Henry. The big inning once again bit Minster. Minster took a brief 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning, only to watch New Bremen answer with two in the fifth and three in the sixth to get the 6-2 victory. Ryan Bertke delivered at the plate for New Bremen with a 3-for-4 night with four runs batted in. New Bremen took a 1-0 lead on a Luke Vonderhaar sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first that brough home Mitchell Hays, who walked to start the frame. It stayed that way until the top of the fifth, when Jared Huelsman led off the inning with a single to right field. Two batters later, Austin Shinabery drew a walk. Austin Brown then delivered a two-out, two-run double that gave the Wildcats a 2-1 lead. The lead wouldn’t stand up, as Ryan Bertke proved a thorn in Minster’s side. Bertke doubled home two runs in the bottom of the fifth after Justin Tenkman singled and Vonderhaar walked to give New Bremen a 3-2 lead. An inning later, aided by a Minster error, Hays singled home Bryce Blickle and Bertke provided the backbreaker with a two-run single to center field that brought home Hays and Vonderhaar for the 6-2 lead. Tenkman delivered a big night out of the bullpen after Bertke lasted two innings but struggled with command with three walks. Tenkman pitched the next 4 1-3 innings, striking out eight and giving up two runs on five hits to earn the win on the mound. Noah Enneking went the first four innings and departed with the 2-1 lead, but Minster’s bullpen couldn’t keep the lead, as a pair of relievers gave up five runs on five hits.

Coldwater 2, Delphos St. John’s 1 — Coldwater moved to 8-1 on the season with a walk-off win over St. John’s when Jacob Hartings singled to center field to score pinch runner Joey Welsch in the bottom of the seventh. Brad Giere pitched six innings giving up just one unearned run for Coldwater and striking out four. Seth Miller got the win for his inning of scoreless relief.  

Fort Recovery 2, Versailles 1, 9 inn. — The two MAC squads both went scoreless for eight innings on a frigid Tuesday night in Darke County before Fort Recovery moved ahead 2-0 in the top of the eighth on a two-run single by Ian Homan. Versailles rallied in the bottom of the eight, socring on a an RBI by Kurtis Rutschilling, but Ben Homan put out the fire in by getting a flyout with the bases loaded and two outs.

Parkway 2, Marion Local 1 — Parkway broke a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the fifth inning on a Clayton Agler RBI single to center field that brought home Corey Walls and the Panthers’ pitching held it there for the win in the low-scoring MAC affair. Tim Knapschaefer was a tough-luck loser on the mound, giving up two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts over six innings. He’s now struck out 21 batters in his last two starts after a 14-strikeout performance last week. Jack Wehe was just a little bit better, striking out nine and giving up one run on four hits over seven innings.  Adam Franck drove in Marion Local’s lone run in the top of  the fourth tie the game, 1-1.

St. Henry 11 New Knoxville 0, 5 inn. — Sam Lefeld threw a five-inning one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts while going 2-for-2 with three RBI in the batter’s box to lead St. Henry to a MAC win. Rylee Deitsch and Jay Knapke each  added two hits and two RBI.

The Minster boys and girls varsity track teams swept a tri-meet at Minster on Tuesday, April 17. The Minster girls put up 84 points, Fort Loramie scored 54 points and Marion Local had 34 points. On the boys side, Minster got past second-place Fort Loramie by scoring 66.5 points to the Redskins’ 62.5 points. Marion Local scored 46 points.

Girls Winners
The Minster girls relay winners were the 3200 meter relay (10:22.33), the 800 relay (1:54.66), Emma Watcke in the 1600 meter run (5:22.38), the 400 meter relay team (54.14), Janae Hoying in the 400 meter dash (1:05.78), Ella Boate in the 3200 meter run (12:30.73), Grace Butler in the pole vault (9-6), Paige Thobe in the long jump (16-5.5) and Allison Grieshop in the discus (81-8), Marion Local got wins from Aubrey Thobe in the 100 hurdles (17.2), Kylie Albers in the 300 hurdles (50.71) and the 1600 meter relay team (4:30.21). Fort Loramie’s Kennedi Gephart was a double winner in individual events by winning the 100 meter dash (12.86) and the 200 meter dash (26.67). The Redskins’ Paige Rethman won the 800 meter run (2:39.44), Kate Barhorst took the high jump (4-10) and Hannah Siegel won the shot put (31-10.25).

Boys Winners
Fort Loramie’s Jarrett Meyer won three individual events for the Redskins, sweeping the hurdle events and adding a win in the long jump. Meyer took first in the 110 hurdles (15.35), the 300 hurdles (41.65) and the long jump (19-8). Fort Loramie’s Joe Ballas was a winner in two individual events, winning the 1600 meter run (4:47.13) and the 800 meter run (2:07.5). Max Prenger led the way for the Minster with boys by sweeping the throwing events, earning wins in the discus (152-11) and shot put (49-5). Marion Local’s John Tangeman won two individual sprint events.  Tangeman won the 400 meter dash (55.31) and the 200 meter dash (24.18). Other Minster boys winners were the 3200 meter relay (9:01.68), the 400 meter relay team (48.44), Luke Barga in the 3200 meter run (10:37.62) and the 1600 meter relay team (3:47.81). Other Fort Loramie winners were Carson Moore in the 100 meter dash (11.76), the 800 meter relay team (1:39.78) and Evan Luthman in the pole vault (10-0). Marion Local’s Alex Klosterman won the high jump (5-10).’

Minster 1, New Bremen 0 — Karly Richard drove in the game’s only run in the during the bottom of the third inning and Jenna Poeppelman made it stand up by pitching a shutout as Minster got past rival New Bremen 1-0 on a frigid day at Four Season’s Park. Richard hit into a fielder’s choice after the bottom of the order, Emily Stubbs and Mara Schmiesing, began  the inning with back-to-back singles in the third inning. That was all Poeppelman would need as she completed a four-hit shutout with six strikeouts and just one walk. Only one Cardinal reached second base in the game. Minster’s bottom four hitters in the order went a combined 6-for-10. Laney Hemmelgarn was 3-for-3, Stubbs went 1-for-2 with a run scored and Schmiesing was 2-for-2. Molly Smith took the hard-luck loss pitching for New Bremen after giving up just one run on six hits with five strikeouts over six innings. Molly Smith, Hanna Tenkman, Taylor Paul and Kira Bertke singled for New Bremen.

Parkway 12, Marion Local 0, 5 inn. — Haley Hawk gave up just one hit in a five-inning shutout for Parkway as the Panthers bounced back from their first MAC loss of the season the week before with a convincing win over the Flyers. Hawk also homered for the Panthers.

Versailles 10, Fort Recovery 6 — A pair of four-run innings powered the visiting Tigers to a MAC win over Fort Recovery on Tuesday. Hailey McEldowney and Kate Stammen each had three-hit games from the top two spots in the batting order while Anna Gehret was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Bailee Tebbe went 3-for-4 with four RBI for Fort Recovery.