Thursday, April 27 Local Sports Scoreboard

Staff Writer



  • Minster 8, Marion Local 0 — Minster starting pitcher Aaron Ernst is on quite a roll. The Wildcat senior tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out nine, to lead Minster to a 6-0 Midwest Athletic Conference win over the Marion Local Flyers on Thursday. The game also served as  a fundraiser for area HOSPICE organizations with the sale of raffle tickets and food. Ernst’s gem was just the latest in a string of stellar starts. Ernst has now given up just two earned runs over his last 23 innings. Ernst went the distance in a win back on April 22 against Celina for the win, giving up two earned runs and he threw nine shutout innings in an 11-inning win over St. Henry with eight strikeouts back on April 18. His pitching has helped the Wildcats surge with a seven-game winning streak in April. Minster took advantage of six Marion Local errors. and had eight hits. Jon Niemeyer had two hits, an RBI and a stolen base. Alex Lehmkuhl drove in two runs. Isaac Schmiesing had a hit and an RBI. Jack Heitbrink had a hit, an RBI and three runs scored.
  • Coldwater 10, New Bremen 0 — Coldwater scored five in the third and four more in the sixth in a 10-0 run-rule win over the New Bremen baseball team on Thursday. Thobe tripled and drove in three for the Cavaliers. Hemmelgarn and Grunden each added two RBIs. Frilling held New Bremen to just two hits over six innings — singles by New Bremen’s first two batters in the order, Grant Selby and Tyler Overman.
  • St. Henry 2 Delphos St. John’s 0
  • Parkway 4, Fort Recovery 0
  • Versailles 13, New Knoxville 0


  • Coldwater 5, New Bremen 3 — Coldwater scored three runs in the top of the seventh to rally past New Bremen 5-3 on Thursday. New Bremen took a 3-2 lead into the final inning, hoping to lock up another MAC win, but Coldwater collected four straight hits — the final three of the extra-base variety to push across three runs to take the two-run lead. Sophie Fox threw a complete game for New Bremen, striking out seven. Fox homered and went 2-for-3 whileJordan Sailer and Hannah Tenkman each drove in runs for New Bremen. Coldwater’s Harlamert went 4-for-5 and Post was 3-for-6.
  • Minster 6, Marion Local 2 — The Minster softball team scored the game’s first six runs and held off Marion Local 6-2 on Thursday in MAC action. Danielle Barhost went 3-for-3 with an RBI, two runs scored and three stolen bases to lead the Wildcats at the plate. Mara Schmiesing, Karly Richard and Taylor Homan drove in runs. Minster’s Jenna Poeppelman gave up two runs in a complete game win. She struck out six. Unearned runs plagued Marion Local starting pitcher Amber Schmitz and the Flyers. Schmitz gave up six runs over seven innings, but just one of those runs was earned. She struck out nine. Sarah Fesenmyer and Macey Griesdorn each had hits for Marion Local.
  • Fort Loramie 13, Fairlawn 0 — Aleah Frilling threw a five-inning complete game shutout and the Fort Loramie bats pounded out 14 hits in a 13-0 win over Fairlawn on Thursday. Frilling struck out five and allowed just two hits in the win. Megan Koppin doubled twice, drove in two runs and crossed the plate twice. Macy Imwalle, Desiree Fogt and Grace Ruhenkamp each had two hits and two RBIs.  Heather Eilerman had two hits and an RBI. Abby Holthaus added two hits.
  • Parkway 10, Fort Recovery 0
  • Versailles 4 Ansonia 2



The Minster girls and Fort Loramie boys picked up event wins on the first day of the large Wayne Invitational on Thursday. Minster’s Jordyn Heitbrink won the high jump, clearing five feet, five inches. The Fort Loramie boys 3200 relay team of Alan Holdheide, Jake Rethman, Joe Ballas, Tom Ballas and Evan Luthman won with an 8:01.84 time. The Minster 3200 relay team of Cassie Francis, Emma Watcke, Kaitlynn Albers, Madeline Magoto, Slonkosky and Morgan Pohl took second (9:27.08). Minster’s Morgan Pohl finished fourth in the girls 3200 with a 12:08.23 time. Minster’s Savanah Luthman took ninth in the girls discus (111-6). Minster and Fort Loramie were schedule to compete in the second day on Friday evening at Wayne.