Matt Bradley couldnâ€™t have done any worse with the Wapakoneta varsity boys basketball program when he took over as head coach. After all, the program had endured an 0-21 record the season before and was dealing with a losing streak of more than 30 games.
With a 13-10 record last season, Bradley and the Redskins achieved the programâ€™s first winning season overall and in the Western Buckeye League since 2007.
MINSTER â€” It took four meetings for St. Marys to finally beat Wapakoneta this summer, but the wait was worthwhile.
St. Marys came back to record a 12-4 win Thursday over Wapakoneta in the losers bracket final, in the double-elimination Auglaize County ACME sectional baseball tournament, held at Hanover Street Park in Minster. With the win, St. Marys clinched a berth in the ACME district tournament which starts July 10.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. â€” Brian Garman is still on the disabled list and currently weighing his options for the near future.
Garman, a Wapakoneta native, is a relief pitcher for the Huntsville (Ala.) Stars, a Double-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Garman was placed on the 7-day disabled list June 24.
To find out if he could be cleared to return to action, Garman said he attempted to throw for the first time since his injury Monday, the first day he was eligible to be activated. But the throwing session did not go well, he said.
MINSTER â€” A defensive meltdown by Wapakoneta allowed Minster to take the lead in what proved to be its final at-bat Tuesday, as Minster recorded a 5-3 win over Wapakoneta on Tuesday in district qualifier in the Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament at Hanover Street Park.
Minsterâ€™s fortuitous sixth inning began with Max Huber reaching first base on Wapak catcher Nate Kaeckâ€™s second catcherâ€™s obstruction infraction of the game and advancing to second on a single.
Wapakoneta ACME starting pitcher Kodi Morgan threw a four-hit shutout against Celina ACME in his teamâ€™s 2-0 victory Friday at Wapakoneta High School in the regular season finale for the summer baseball league.
Fridayâ€™s game was delayed in the bottom of the sixth inning due to lightning.
The first hit Morgan allowed came in the third inning but that runner was stranded. He gave up two hits in the fourth inning after one out, but retired two straight hitters to escape. His final hit allowed came in the fifth inning with two outs.
Wapakoneta ACME starting pitcher Quinn Lotridge made quick work of the Lima Central Catholic ACME offense Wednesday, mixing hitting the corners with his fastball and throwing his curve late in counts.
The game lasted less than 90 minutes and was finished despite threats of rain in the forecast around the 6:30 p.m. start time.
In five innings pitched, Lotridge gave up one hit and allowed just three baserunners total Wednesday, making 71 pitches in the outing. Lotridge struck out seven hitters in his teamâ€™s 6-0 win in summer baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.
Wapakoneta ACME overcame a brief 3-0 deficit by scoring seven straight runs in a 7-4 win over Minster ACME on Tuesday in baseball action at Wapakoneta High School.
The two teams are battling for the top seed in the sectional tournament which starts Sunday.
Tuesdayâ€™s win gave Wapak a 10-6 record, while the loss put Minster at 9-3-1. Wapakâ€™s first loss this summer came June 11 in a 5-2 defeat at Minster, so each team has a three-run victory over the other.