Tuesday, April 24 Scoreboard

Minster's Lindsey Albers throws across the diamond on Tuesday in the Wildcats' 4-2 win over Marion Local. (Staff Photo/Brian Smith)
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Track and Field

Minster Sweeps Quad

Minster’s Zach Heuker had a big day as a winner of three events while Max Prenger won both throwing events as the Minster boys and girls track teams swept a home quad meet in the rain on Tuesday, April 24 over Lima Central Catholic, Parkway and Troy Christian.

Earning wins for the Minster girls team, which tallied 107 points, were the 3200 relay team (10:49.11), Emily Schwieterman in the 100 hurdles (18.13), the 800 relay team (1:53.76), the 400 relay team (53.26), Mya Dircksen in the 300 hurdles (50.81) and Mason Pohl in the 3200 (12:34.8),

The Minster boys team, which scored 127 points, got wins from Zach Heuker in the 110 hurdles (16.47), the 300 hurdles (43.51) and the long jump (18-0), Max Prenger in the discus (156-11) and shot put (52-2.5),  the 3200 meter relay team (8:42.82), the 800 relay team (1:40.05), Luke Barga in the 3200 (10:22.4), the 1600 relay (3:45.64), Joseph Winner in the high jump (5-8) and Jay Prenger in the pole vault (9-0).

Baseball

Coldwater 7, New Bremen 4 — Coldwater built a 6-1 lead and then held off the Cardinals late to win this battle of first-place MAC squads. New Bremen scored twice in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run double by Grant Selby and loaded the bases with two outs before Coldwater reliever Sam Broering, who also drove in two runs for the Cavaliers, got a ground out to end the game and leave the tying runs on base. Luke Vonderhaar drove in a run for New Bremen, which slipped to 4-2 in the MAC, a game in back of Fort Recovery, Coldwatet and St. Henry — all sporting 5-1 league records.

St. Henry 11, Delphos St. John’s 3 — St. Henry kept pace at the top of the standings with a runaway win over the Blue Jays. Chris Uhlenhake doubled and drove in three runs while Daylen Froning drove in two runs to support starter Marc Siefring, who pitched the game’s first six innings and gave up two runs on two hits and struck out nine.

Fort Recovery 4, Parkway 2 — Fort Recovery scored the game’s first four runs to stay in first place in the MAC. Will Homan, Joe Homan and Ian Homan each had two hits for Fort Recovery. Pitcher Cade Wendel struck out eight in 4 1-3 innings before Riley Post and Reese Rogers combined for 2 2-3 innings of scoreless relief.

Minster 7, Marion Local 1 — It wasn’t another no-hitter, but it was another masterful performance from Austin Brown. The Minster sophomore starting pitcher delivered a complete game with eight strikeouts, giving up a run on just three hits as the Wildcats won another MAC game on Tuesday. Minster evened its record at 3-3 in the conference and moved to 11-5 overall. Austin Shinabery doubled and drove in two runs. Jack Olberding and Isaac Schmiesing each had an RBI. Alex Lehmkuhl doubled for the Wildcats. Marion Local’s Brandon Fleck had two hits and a run scored while Mitchell Hays walked three times for the Flyers. Adam Franck pitched the first four innings, giving up two runs on four hits before Derek Ruhenkamp pitched two innings of relief, allowing four runs — two of them earned — on two hits with three strikeouts.

Versailles 12, New Knoxville 2, 6 inn. — Versailles scored two in the first, five in the second and four in the third to put away the Rangers early. Versailles improved to 4-2 in the MAC in a tie for fourth with New Bremen.

 

Softball

Minster 4, Marion Local 2 — The Minster softball team stayed unbeaten and atop the Midwest Athletic Conference with another close win in league play. A three-run first inning set the tone for Minster. Alice Schmiesing doubled to left field to score both Danielle Barhorst, who doubled, and Taylor Homan, who walked. Laney Hemmelgarn followed with an RBI double of her own to left field to make it 3-0. Marion Local cut that down to 3-1 when Lexi Arling singled to right field to bring home Brooke Hartings in the top of the third. Marion Local got to within a run when Marah Moeller’s socked a home run to center field that made it 3-2 in favor of Minster. Minster added insurance in the bottom of the sixth inning. Alice Schmiesing started off the frame with a single, Hemmelgarn, who finished the game 3-for-3, singled and Schmiesing scored on a throwing error that gave Minster a 4-2 cushion. Jenna Poeppelman made the lead stand up for Minster, pitching the complete game. Poeppelman allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts. Amber Schmitz of Marion Local pitched a complete game of her own, giving up three earned runs on eight hits with four strikeouts.

Coldwater 6, New Bremen 0 — New Bremen’s bats couldn’t get anything going against Coldwater pitcher Maddie Steinke, who twirled a five-hit shutout with six strikeouts and no walks. Molly Smith of New Bremen allowed five runs over six innings, but just one of the runs was earned as she struck out seven. Kelly Naylor had a two-hit game for New Bremen with two doubles. Coldwater’s Maura Hoying doubled and went 2-for-3 with three RBI.


Parkway 14, Fort Recovery 3, 5 inn. — Parkway kept pace in the MAC with a win that pushed their conference record to 3-1, tied with Coldwater for second in the conference behind frontrunning and still MAC-unbeaten Minster.

Versailles 8, Russia 3 — Mackenzie Knore drove in three runs and had three hits while Hailey McEldowney and Caitlin McEldowney each had three-hit nights for the Tigers.

Fort Loramie 14, Jackson Center 4 — Fort Loramie’s bats put the Redskins up  early with four first-inning runs and tacked on a six-spot in the fifth in the run-rule victory. Aleah Frilling homered, tripled and went 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored, Clara Gephart had three hits and two RBI and three runs scored while Heather Eilerman was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI.