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Prep Baseball Roundup: O-G wins, clinches share of WBL

OTTAWA — Tanner Schimmoeller’s game-winning RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth inning in Ottawa-Glandorf’s 8-7 win over Wapakoneta on Friday not only gave the Titans the victory, but clinched at least a share of the Western Buckeye League baseball title for the first time in 32 years.
The Titans (12-4, 7-1 WBL) trailed 7-0 after Wapakoneta scored five runs in the top of the fourth, but a six-run sixth inning tied the game at seven. Schimmoeller had two singles and two RBIs for the game, Drew Schierloh added two singles and Matt Warnecke picked up the win.
Wapakoneta fell to 14-6 overall and 6-2 in the WBL. Defiance lost to St. Marys Memorial 7-3 on Friday to fall to 13-4 overall and 4-2 in the league. O-G can clinch its first outright WBL title with a win against Elida on Tuesday.

Wapakoneta 011 500 00 — 7 10 3
Ottawa-Glandorf 000 106 01 — 8 9 5
WP — Warnecke (4-2). top hitters: (Wapak) Morgan & Kaeck 2-1B. (O-G) Schimmoeller 2-1B, 2 RBI; Schierloh 2-1B.
records: Wapakoneta 14-6, 6-2 WBL. Ottawa-Glandorf 12-4, 7-1 WBL.

SYCAMORE — Ross Adolph had four hits and drove in four runs to help Van Buren to a 9-2 win Friday over Mohawk in nonconference baseball.
Adolph’s night included a triple and a pair of doubles for Van Buren (9-5), which climbed out of a 2-0 deficit with three runs in the third inning and another three in the fourth.
Schuler Turner allowed two unearned runs on six hits and struck out two to get the win.
Jacob Jeffrey took the loss, giving up seven earned runs on 12 hits in six innings of work for Mohawk (5-10). Austin Harper was 2 for 3 for the Warriors.
Van Buren 003 310 2 — 9 14 1
Mohawk 020 000 0 — 2 6 1
WP — Turner. LP — Jeffrey. top hitters: (VB) Adolph 4-5, 3B, 2-2B, 4RBI; Sexton 2-5, 2RBI; Jacobs RBI. (Mo) Harper 2-3; McMillion RBI; Jeffrey RBI.
records: Van Buren 11-5; Mohawk, 5-10.

FORT JENNINGS — Fort Jennings smacked 15 hits, all of them singles, and scored a run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge Ottoville 6-5 in Putnam County League baseball action on Friday.
Connor Wallenhorst hit four singles and drove in two runs to lead the Musketeers (5-11, 3-3 PCL). Ryan Rau added two singles and an RBI, and picked up the win, allowing five runs (four earned) on 10 hits in seven innings. He also struck out 10 batters and walked two.
Brandon Boecker cranked a home run, added a double and drove in two runs to lead Ottoville (5-8, 1-4 PCL).

Ottoville 002 200 1 — 5 10 0
Fort Jennings 122 000 1 — 6 15 3
WP — Rau. LP — Horstman. top hitters: (Otto) Boecker HR, 2B, 2 RBI; Bendele 2-1B, RBI; Schimmoeller 2-1B; Fanning 1B, RBI. (FJ) Wallenhorst 4-1B, 2 RBI; Rau 2-1B, RBI; Van Loo, Hoersten & Sealts 2-1B.
records: Ottoville 5-8, 1-4 PCL. Fort Jennings 5-11, 3-3 PCL.

BLOOMDALE — Elmwood overcame a 3-0 deficit with four runs in the bottom of the third inning and erupted for another five runs in the fourth in chalking up a 9-5 Northern Buckeye Conference baseball win over Eastwood on Friday.
Nolan Kerr started and picthed six strong innings and Phillip Buckingham finished up for Elmwood (7-8, 2-3 NBC). Buckingham (2-1B), Brett Jones (2-1B, RBI), Jacob Wise (2-1B, 2 RBI), Tyler Stone (1B, 2B) and Trevor Solether (2-1B, RBI) all had two hits for the Royals.

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Elmwood 004 500 x — 9 13 1
WP — Kerr (2-3). LP — Drown. top hitters: (East) Mang 2-1B, RBI; Krukemeyer 2B, 1B. (Elm) Buckingham 2-1B; Jones 2-1B, RBI; Wise 2-1B, 2 RBI; Stone 1B, 2B; Solether 2-1B, RBI.
records: Eastwood 1-14, 0-4 Northern Buckeye Conference; Elmwood 7-8, 2-3 NBC.

MILLER CITY — Ross Lehman allowed an earned run on five hits in seven innings pitched against Kalida as Miller City remained undeafeated in the Putnam County League with a 6-1 win in baseball action on Friday.
Jackson Lammers and Adam Niese each doubled and singled for Miller City (9-3, 5-0 PCL). Brent Hovest also doubled and singled for Kalida (6-12, 4-2 PCL).

Kalida 000 001 0 — 1 5 2
Miller City 131 100 x — 6 9 1
WP — Lehman (5-1). LP — Farrell. top hitters: (Kal) Hovest 2B, 1B; Farrell 2B. (MC) Lammers & Niese 2B, 1B; Drummelsmith 2-1B; Balbaugh 2B.
records: Kalida 6-12, 4-2 PCL. Miller City 9-3, 5-0 PCL.

COLUMBUS GROVE — Mason Smith singled, doubled and drove home two runs Friday as Columbus Grove topped Pandora-Gilboa 6-2 in a Putnam County League baseball game.
Winning pitcher Josh Verhoff had a single, two doubles and an RBI for the Bulldogs (10-10, 4-2 PCL). Elisha Jones had a two-run single.
Jacob Basinger had two singles and Alex Osborn an RBI double for Pandora-Gilboa (7-8, 2-3 PCL).

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Columbus Grove 002 310 x — 6 10 2
WP — Verhoff. LP — Schneck. top hitters: (P-G) Basinger 2-1B; Osborn 2B, RBI. (CG) Verhoff 1B, 2-2B, RBI; Smith 1B, 2B, 2-RBI; Diller 2-1B; Jones 1B, 2-RBI.
records: Pandora-Gilboa 7-8, 2-3 Putnam County League; Columbus Grove 10-10, 4-2 PCL.

ARLINGTON — Tyler Richards belted a two-run home run in Arlington’s four-run fourth inning and picked up the win on the mound to lead the Red Devils past Vanlue 4-1 in Blanchard Valley Conference baseball action on Friday.
Arlington improved to 13-4 overall and 5-2 in the Blanchard Valley Conference, while Vanlue fell to 2-10, 1-6 BVC. Kyle McDowell had the only other Arlington hit, a single, and Vanlue’s Nick Hagerty doubled.

Vanlue 000 001 0 — 1 4 3
Arlington 000 400 x — 4 2 2
WP — Richards (4-1). LP — Wagner. top hitters: (Van) Hagerty 2B. (Arl) Richards HR, 2 RBI.
records: Vanlue 2-10, 1-6 BVC. Arlington 13-4, 5-2 BVC.

DELPHOS — Bluffton inched closer to a Northwest Conference baseball championship with a 5-3 victory Friday over Delphos Jefferson.
Trent Phillips was the winning pitcher and had an RBI single as the Pirates improved to 6-0 in league play and 10-6 overall. Tyler Belcher had a double and a pair of RBIs.
Ross Thompson had three hits and an RBI for Delphos Jefferson (12-7, 3-3 NWC).

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Delphos Jefferson 100 010 1 — 3 6 1
WP — Phillips. LP — Thompson. top hitters: (Blu) Bricker 2B, RBI; Phillips 1B, RBI; Belcher 2B, 2-RBI. (DJ) Thompson 2-1B, 2B, RBI; Jettinghoff 1B, RBI.
records: Bluffton 10-6, 6-0 Northwest Conference; Delphos Jefferson 12-7, 3-3 NWC.

GALION — A four-run fifth inning gave Galion some breathing room and the league-leading Tigers held on for a 6-1 North Central Conference baseball win over Riverdale on Friday.
Junior pitcher Chad Karnes allowed three hits and struck out five in a route-going performance that kept Galion, 15-3 overall and 8-1 in the league, tied with Wynford atop the NCC standings.
Riverdale starter Grant Loveridge allowed seven hits but just one earned run.

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Galion 110 040 x — 6 7 2
WP — Karnes. LP — Loveridge. top hitters: (Riv) Loveridge 1B, RBI. (Gal) Campbell 2B, RBI; Poffenbaugh 1B, RBI.
records: Riverdale 4-11 overall, 2-6 NCC; Galion 15-3, 8-1.

FOSTORIA — Matt Lutzman recorded a perfect game with four strikeouts as Gibsonburg pummeled St. Wendelin 21-0 in four innings in nonconference play at Lucadello Field.
Gibsonburg plated 11 runners in the second inning and put eight more runs on the board in the third inning.
Andrew Cantrell singled three times and Sam Kohler doubled and singled twice as the Golden Bears racked up 14 hits.
Nick Root took the loss in two innings of work.

Gibsonburg 2(11)8 0 — 21 14 0
Fostoria St. Wendelin 000 0 — 0 0 1
WP — Lutzman. LP — Root. top hitters: (Gib) Kreglow 2-1B; Kohler 2-1B, 2B; Cantrell 3-1B; Hickman 2-1B; Auld 2-1B.
record: Fostoria St. Wendelin 2-15.