Lehman winsbig overTemple Christian

SIDNEY — The Lehman Cavaliers plated 14 runs in the bottom of the first and went on to run-rule Lima Temple Christian Tuesday in Northwest Central Conference baseball action at Lehman, 20-0.

The win kept the Cavaliers unbeaten on the season at 4-0, and put them at 3-0 in the NWCC.

“It was nice to get back on the field,” said head coach Dave King of the Cavaliers, who like the rest of the teams in the county and area, hadn’t played in a while because of the bad weather. “We came out strong and took advantage of 12 walks, and we were able to get a lot of kids some playing time.”

King began substituting in the second inning after the huge first frame.

The Cavs added four more in the second for an 18-0 bulge.

Max Schutt, Owen Smith and Stephen Monnin led Lehman’s 13-hit attack with two hits apiece. Schutt, Smith and Bryce Kennedy all had doubles.

Kennedy, Schutt, Monnin, Parker Riley, Nate Bosway, Brandon Simmons and Brandon Barhorst all had two hits apiece, and Monnin, Bosway and Barhorst all drove in two runs each.

Riley started and got the win for the Cavaliers, going the first three inings. He combined with Schutt and Dylan Arnold to strike out 10 Temple Christian hitters and walk just one.

Houston falls

to Loramie

HOUSTON — Fort Loramie scored in every inning but one and pulled away with a six-run seventh to beat Houston 14-4 in SCL baseball action Tuesday at Houston.

The win puts the Redskins at 5-2 overall and drops the Wildcats to 4-3.

Despite the loss, Houston’s Zach Jolly set a new school record for strikeouts in a career. He fanned three Redskins in five innings, and that gave him 195 for his career, a new standard at the school.

Jackson blanks

South in CCC

PLEASANT HILL — Newton’s Tregg Jackson threw a complete game shutout Tuesday as the Indian baseball team returned to action with a 3-0 Cross County Conference victory over Twin Valley South.

Jackson struck out seven batters in addition to going 2 for 3 at the plate to lead the Indians, driving in the eventual game-winning RBI with a second-inning double.

“Tregg won his second start in a row, pitched real well,” Newton baseball coach Nathan Kopp said. “He’s able to pitch backwards a bit, start batters out with a curveball for a strike then finish them off with fastballs. He pitched out of trouble in the first — they got a runner on third with no outs and he got out of it — and then he wasn’t in trouble the rest of the day.”

Three straight fifth-inning hits put the game out of reach. Rhett Gipe singled and scored on a Wade Ferrell RBI double, then Nelson Clymer followed with an RBI double to make it a three-run game and Jackson did the rest.

“It was a pitcher’s duel, a pretty clean game, no errors and only one walk between them,” Kopp said. “Both teams put the ball in play, and we found holes a little more often.

“It was a good way to rebound. We had to wait six days to get back on the field since last Wednesday thanks to the rain. But that’s a team that we haven’t been able to beat the past couple years. They’ve beaten us in a couple of close games, so this was a good win for us.”

Newton (7-2, 2-1 CCC) travels to Arcanum today.

Buccs drop

home game

COVINGTON — The Anna Rockets remained unbeaten on the season with a 10-6 non-league victory over Covington in action on the road Tuesday in high school baseball.

Covington dropped to 2-4 on the season


Lady Indians

pound South

PLEASANT HILL — Three Newton pitchers combined on a one-hitter, Maddie Mollette hit a home run and the Indian softball team piled up 13 hits in a 14-1 victory over Cross County Conference foe Twin Valley South in five innings Tuesday at home — Newton’s third win in a row.

Kristen Rappold got the win, giving up a hit and a run in the first two innings of work, striking out three and walking one. Laura Oaks pitched two innings and struck out two, and Mallory Dunlevy added two punchouts in the final inning.

Mollette led the offense, going 2 for 4 with a double, a homer and two RBIs. Ryler Schauer and Kylee Fisher were both 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs, Haley Pack was 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Rappold doubled and drove in two runs.

Newton (3-4, 3-1 CCC) travels to Arcanum today.

Russia outlasts

Lady Cavaliers

RUSSIA — Lehman’s new softball field was too wet from all the rain, so the Lady Cavs’ game with Russia was moved to the Lady Raiders’ field Tuesday in high school action.

Lehman outscored Russia 4-3 over the first two innings, but the Lady Raiders broke through for six runs in the third.

Lehman chipped away and cut it to 10-7 with two in the top of the sixth, but Russia responded with seven in the bottom of the seventh to make it 17-9, which is how it ended.

Russia goes to 4-2 on the year. Lehman falls to the same mark.

Maria Herron had a big day for Russia, with four hits, three of them being doubles. Lexi Monnin had two singles and a double and Grace Saunders had two hits.

Lehman’s Grace Monnin was outstanding. The freshman had five of Lehman’s nine hits, including a double and a triple.

Lady Cats

roll to win

HOUSTON — Likewise, the Houston-Botkins game was moved to a drier field Tuesday, and that was Houston.

And it was over in a hurry, with the host Lady Wildcats plating 13 runs in the bottom of the first inning on their way to a 20-0 blanking of the Lady Trojans in County play.

Houston is 3-2 overall, and all three wins have come in County play against no losses.

It was a day of firsts for Houston — pitcher Emilee Foster finished with a five-inning no-hitter in her first varsity start, and teammate Sarah Monnier hit her first home run, and it was a grand slam. She had two hits and finished with six runs batted in.

Foster, who struck out nine, had a double and scored three times, Macey Stang singled and tripled, and Rebekah New had two singles.

Lady Tigers

top Loramie

VERSAILLES – The Versailles softball team improved to .500 as the Tigers beat Fort Loramie 6-1 on Tuesday.

Versailles scored two runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings while limiting Fort Loramie to a single run in the top of the fifth. Versailles had nine hits and two errors, and Loramie had four hits and two errors.

Aimee Powell led the Versailles offense by going 3-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored. Ashlee Voisard went 2-for-2 with a walk and a RBI. Kami McEldowney was 2-for-4.

Kristin Langston and Hailey McEldowney both were 1-for-4 and drove in a run. Kate Stammen scored two runs, and Brynna Blakeley and Sarah Gigandet both scored a run.

Lauren Heitkamp pitched the complete game, allowing one unearned run on four hits, one walk and four strikeouts.

Versailles is now 3-3 on the season. The Tigers will play at Parkway on Thursday.