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May 10th, 2013
CELINA — With league play finished and the sectional tournament on the horizon, the Wapakoneta Redskins scheduled an extra game against the Celina Bulldogs Thursday to keep the team loose before playoffs begin.
Wapakoneta starting pitcher Johnny Crawford, who went 5-plus innings and allowed only two earned runs in the sixth inning, picked up the victory for the Redskins, 4-2.
The Wapakoneta Redskins’ bats came alive Tuesday as they cruised to a run-rule victory in five innings.
Solid pitching from junior starter Chace Culver and home runs from a couple of seniors lifted the Redskins over the visiting Van Wert Cougars.
The Wapakoneta varsity softball team used a seven-run first inning to take care of business against the St. Marys Roughriders Friday afternoon.
Behind 13 strikeouts from Wapakoneta pitcher Renee Lovett, the Redskins cruised to victory 11-2.
After their game against the Ben Logan Raiders was called off, the Wapakoneta Redskins softball team scheduled a pick-up game against the Minster Wildcats.
Redskin varsity coach Bill Sammons used the unexpected match-up to get his younger girls and other non-starters some playing time before tournament and the end of the season.
All three outfielders for the Wapakoneta Redskinsvarsity baseball team hit home runs in Tuesday’s victory against the Ottawa-Glandorf Titans.
Johnny Crawford in center field, Andrew Hines in right field and Dylan Knoch in left field combined for four RBIs on their three home runs to give the Redskins a 6-4 victory.
The Wapakoneta varsity baseball team edged out Bath in a Western Buckeye League match up, thanks in part to solid pitching from a junior that went the distance Monday.
Chace Culver pitched 7.0 innings, giving up 2 runs, 5 hits and 3 walks, and picking up the victory over the Bath Wildcats, 3-2.
Two aces were at their finest. But one rose above the other by the narrowest of margins.
The Defiance varsity baseball team traveled to Wapakoneta, and behind 14 strikeouts from Rob Zeigler, the Bulldogs defeated the Redskins, 1-0.
Senior Johnny Crawford pitched for the Redskins, allowing one run on three hits and five walks.
But Zeigler’s performance is one that will go down in Defiance baseball lore.
The Wapakoneta Redskins varsity softball team hosted the Fort Loramie Redskins Thursday afternoon, in a game that turned out to be a defensive struggle featuring solid pitchers from both sides.
Wapakoneta defeated the Fort Loramie Redskins, 2-0, behind the arms of Carli Sammons and Renee Lovett.
“Carli started us off, she did a nice job with location,” Wapakoneta varsity coach Bill Sammons said. “Hit her spots well. Kept them to zero runs. “
The quest for perfection continues for the Wapakoneta Redskins junior varsity squad.
After two victories last week, the Redskins improved to 9-0 with wins against the Lima Central Catholic Thunderbirds and the Sidney Yellow Jackets.
Junior pitcher Jake Bruns shut down the T-birds with three innings of relief, striking out three and keeping unblemished mark in hits and walks as the Redskins came back for a 9-6 win.
CELINA — Both juniors on the Wapakoneta varsity baseball squad hit home runs in their 10-0 rout of the Celina Bulldogs Tuesday.
Chandler Kaeck had a grand slam in the third inning and Chace Culver had a solo shot in the sixth, providing more than enough offense for the Redskins.
Culver helped himself out Tuesday with his homerun, as he was the pitcher for Wapakoneta. He pitched 6.0 innings of 2-hit baseball.