Wednesday, April 18th, 2007
By Gary R. Rasberry
St. Marys softball sits in WBL driver's seat
  Compiled by Gary R. Rasberry
Kayla Thornsberry outdueled Acacia Truesdale as St. Marys stayed perfect on the season with a 5-2 win over the Redskins at Wapakoneta on Tuesday in Western Buckeye League action at Wapakoneta.
The Redskins, defending co-WBL champions, suffer their first loss of the season at 7-1 and now stand at 2-1 in the WBL.
Thornsberry scattered five hits and walked three to go with four strikeouts along the way.
Tasha Fowler went 2-for-3 with a triple to pace the Roughriders (6-0, 2-0 WBL) at the plate while Megan Schlater added a two-run single.
St. Marys travels to Ottawa-Glandorf on Friday in WBL play.

St. Marys  201  200  0  -  5  5  0
Wapakoneta  000  002  0  -  2  5  5
WP - Thornsberry.
LP - Truesdale.
3B - SM: Fowler.
Records: St. Marys 6-0 (2-0 WBL), Wapakoneta 7-1 (2-1 WBL).

Schmackers controls Raiders
Rachel Schmackers scattered four hits and struck out 10 to give St. Henry a 5-2 win over Russia at the Wally Post Athletic Complex.
The Redskins get back over .500 on the season at 6-5.
Seven different Redskins collected the seven hits on the day and four of the hits went for doubles. Bethany Puthoff, Lindsay Kahlig, Leah Rindler and Amy Uhlenhake each had two-baggers.

Russia  001  001  0  -  2  4  3
St. Henry  004  010  X  -  5  7  0
WP - Schmackers.
LP - Clegg.
2B - SH: Puthoff, Kahlig, Rindler, Uhlenhake.
Records: St. Henry 6-5.

Panthers win again
Sara King scattered two hits and struck out five to pick up her first varsity win as Parkway posted an 11-0 win in six innings over Lincolnview at Shane's Park.
Courtney Davis, Elaine Crowell, Danielle Schoenleben and Hannah Beougher each had two hits for Parkway.
Megan Stose and Jamie Guggenbiller each added doubles.

Lincolnview  000  000  -  0  2  4
Parkway  000  218  -  11  13  1
WP - King.
LP - Jones.
2B - P: Stose, Guggenbiller.
3B - P: Schoenleben.
Records: Lincolnview 3-4, Parkway 5-3.

Tigers down Indians
Versailles scored eight runs in the top of the seventh to cap off a 15-0 win at Newton to run its record to 6-2.
Mackenzie Mayer struck out eight and scattered three hits to get the win.
Karen Smith had three hits for the Tigers while Stacey Reed and Jennifer Worch added two hits each.

Versailles  030  121  8  -  15  16  0
Newton  000  000  0  -  0  3  5
WP - M. Mayer.
LP - Stewart.
2B - V: Reed.
3B - V: Worch.
Records: Versailles 6-2.

Cardinals down Wildcats
Sara Rutschilling scattered five hits as New Bremen beat Minster 9-1 in a non-league game at New Bremen.
Maria Staton, Stacy Timmerman and Becky Hartwig each had two hits for the Cardinals.

Minster  010  000  0  -  1  5  4
New Bremen  202  311  X  -  9  10  3
WP - Rutschilling.
LP - Seger.
2B - NB: Cisco, Zwiep.
Records: New Bremen 6-3

Flyers fall to Rockets
Marion Local gave up two runs in the first inning to Anna and the Flyers were only able to get one back as the Rockets held on for a 2-1 win in Shelby County.
Leah Winner allowed just two hits and two walks on the day to go along with just one earned run as the Flyers made two errors.
Rocket starter Amy Finkenbine scattered five hits over seven innings for the win.
Lynn Hartke and Amy Doresch each had a double for Marion, which falls to 2-6 on the season.

Marion Local  000  010  0  -  1  5  2
Anna  200  000  X  -  2  2  3
WP - Finkenbine
LP - Winner
2B - ML: Hartke, A. Droesch. A: Fogt
Records: Marion Local 2-6, Anna 5-3.

Indians fall to Jeff-Cats
Fort Recovery dropped to 1-5 on the year with a 13-4 loss to Delphos Jefferson on Tuesday.
Lori Osterholt, Val Fortkamp, Jodi Tobe, Sandra Sudhoff and Kinsey Wenning each had two hits for the Indians.

Jefferson  142  312  0  -  13  10  -
Fort Recovery  111  100  0  -  4  11  2
WP - K. Wenning
Records: Fort Recovery 1-5.

Flyers edge Cardinals
Marion Local held off a late New Bremen charge to post a 7-6 win at Flyer Field on Tuesday in MAC play.
New Bremen led 4-1 after 3 1/2 innings before the Flyers scored two in the bottom of the fourth to get within one, then scored four in the sixth to take the lead.
Kurt Homan picked up the win and collected two hits on the day.
Jake Heitkamp scored three of the Flyers' runs in the contest.

New Bremen  130  000  2  -  6  3  4
Marion Local  010  204  X  -  7  6  4
WP - Homan
LP - Jutte
2B - NB: Jutte, Garman. ML: Heitkamp, Prenger, Smith.
Records: New Bremen 2-7 (0-2 MAC), Marion Local 7-4 (1-2 MAC).

Indians down Rangers
Kevin Schoenherr and Greg Kahlig combined for a four-hitter as Fort Recovery snapped back from two straight league losses to beat New Knoxville 11-1 in six innings at New Knoxville.
Schoenherr went four innings, striking out five, to get the win.
Toby Metzger hit two doubles in the game. Clint Tobe and Curt Heitkamp also had two-baggers.

Fort Recovery  010  343  -  11  9  2
New Knoxville  000  010  -  1  4  5
WP - Schoenherr
2B - FR: To. Metzger (2), Tobe, Heitkamp.
Records: Fort Recovery 6-2 (1-2 MAC).

Roughriders roughed up late
Wapakoneta scored six times in the sixth inning to come back and beat St. Marys 13-9 at K.C. Geiger Park. The Roughriders drop to 7-3 and 1-2 in the WBL.
Doug Burke took the loss in relief of Tyler Norton.
Burke, Aaron Pfeffenberger and Victor Long each had two hits for the Roughriders, who host Coldwater on Thursday.

Wapakoneta  004  026  1  -  13  8  1
St. Marys  310  302  2  -  9  10  3
WP - Gren
LP - Burke
2B - SM: Pfeffenberger
3B - SM: Long.
Records: St. Marys 7-3 (1-2 WBL).

Bulldogs down Wildcats
Celina improved to 3-2 in the WBL with a 4-1 win over Kenton at the Celina Courts
Singles match winners were Ethan Westgerdes and Kyle MIller. The NetDog double teams of Alex Ball and Neil Hoyng and Stu Amstutz and Zach Darland also picked up wins.
Roughriders beat Titans
St. Marys went to 4-1 in WBL matches with a 4-1 win at Ottawa-Glandorf.
Winners included Jonathan Brenneman and Jameel Brenneman along with Michael Schmitmeyer in singles. Zac Martin and Adam Kuffner picked up a doubles win.

Cavs, Tigers split tri
The Coldwater boys and Versailles girls split a tri-match featuring Russia on Tuesday at Versailles.
The Cav boys won with 84 points to Versailles' 57. Russia scored 34. The Tiger girls posted 104 points to Coldwater's 48. Russia had 48 points.
David Wilker (1,600 and 3,200 runs) and Nick Eilerman (200 dash and long jump) posted double wins for the Cavaliers.
The Versailles girls won three of the four relays and posted wins in nine individual events.

Cardinals sweep tri
New Bremen won both sections of a Monday tri-meet with St. Henry and Holy Rosary at Cardinal Field.
Sarah Kaiser paced New Bremen with wins in the shot and discus. Kyleigh Suchland added wins in the 100, 200 and 400 for the Cardinals. Alexis Niekamp captured the 800 and 1,600.
In the boys meet, Zach Grimes won the throwing events for the Cardinals. Jon Hamilton took the 100 and 200 dashes and Jordan Schott won the long jump and 200 hurdles.
St. Henry was paced by Mitchell Schulze taking the 800 and 1,600 runs.
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