TROY — The Greater Western Ohio Conference held its overall all-conference track and field meet Friday at Troy, and Sidney’s Josiah Hudgins came away with a runner-up finish.
Hudgins cleared 6 feet, 4 inches to take second place in the high jump. His height was the same as the event winner.
Sidney also had qualifiers in the boys 400 relay and in the boys and girls shot put.
Devan Rogers took third place in the shot, with a distance of 52 feet even.
The 400 relay team was disqualified, and Emma Wiford wound up eighth in the shot put with a distance of 30 feet, 11.5 inches.
Russia 13, Botkins 0
BOTKINS — As expected, Russia defeated Botkins 13-0 Friday in County baseball action, and it resulted in a final three-way tie for the league championship.
The Raiders finish league play at 10-2, and that ties them with both Anna and Fort Loramie for the top spot in the final standings.
Overall, the Raiders are 19-6 overall, and Botkins is 5-16 overall and 3-8 in the league.
Dion Puthoff, Dylan Cordonnier, Drew Sherman and Clay George all had two hits for the Raiders. Cordonnier and Sherman both drove in three runs and scored three runs, and George and Jack Dapore had two RBIs apiece.
Sherman had a triple and a double, and Drees had a double.
Botkins had four singles by four different players.
Daniel Kearns pitched all five innings and fanned four for the Raiders.
Kearns (WP) and Drees; Leisner (LP), Metz (5) and Buettner.
Records: Russia 19-6, Botkins 5-16.
Minster 4, Recovery 2
FORT RECOVERY — Minster trailed 1-0 after five innings and it didn’t look like it would get any better in the sixth, when the first two batters made outs.
But then came a single, a single, a hit-by-pitch and then a grand slam home run by Isaac Dorsten. It held up for a 4-2 Minster win which gave the Wildcats second place in the final Midwest Athletic Conference standings.
The big hit by Dorsten made a winner out of sophomore Noah Enneking, who was making his first appearance in a varsity game. He came on in relief in the fifth and pitched the final three frames to get the win, striking out five in the process.
Minster is now 19-6 and finished league play at 6-3, just one game behind league champion Coldwater.
Minster`000 004 0—4`5`2
Recovery`001 001 0—2`5`0
Dircksen, Enneking (5) (WP) and Stubbs; Wendel and Homan.
Records: Minster 19-6, Fort Recovery 13-9.
Russia 12, Loramie 2
FORT LORAMIE — Russia went to 11-0 in the County and 19-6 overall with a 12-2 victory over Fort Loramie in action Friday night.
The Lady Raiders, who have already wrapped up an outright league title, are back in action Tuesday in tournament play against Mechanicsburg.
Fort Loramie finishes with a 7-5 league record and a 9-16 overall mark.
Russia got another big game from senior standout Maria Herron. She was 3-for-4, doubled, homered, drove in three runs and scored three more.
Claudia Counts and Shea Borchers were both 2-for-3, and Borchers, Lauren Monnin and Katie Swartz all had doubles. Monnin also scored three runs.
For Fort Loramie, Aleah Frilling was 3-for-3 and all three hits were doubles.
Maddie Borchers pitched all five innings for Russia and struck out five with no walks.
WP: Borchers; LP: Koppin
Records: Russia 19-6, Loramie 9-16.
Houston 10, JC 1
HOUSTON — Houston completed its season with a 10-1 win over Jackson Center in County play at Houston.
Houston winds up 9-3, good enough for second place in the County, and 14-12 overall. Jackson is 3-7 in the league and 6-12 overall, and still has two league games to play.
For Houston, Olivia Bowser singled and homered and Rebekah New had two hits and three RBIs.
Katie Sosby had a double and two singles for Jackson, and Camryn Hoehne had a double.
Houston’s Emilee Foster struck out nine in going all seven innings.
Jackson`001 000 0—1`5`3
Houston`220 060 x—10`10`0
WP: Foster; LP: Rogers
Records: Houston 14-12, Jackson Center 6-12.
Sidney 10, Wapak 9
Sidney scored three times in the bottom of the seventh to hand Wapakoneta a 10-9 upset in the season finale for the Lady Jackets on Thursday.
Sidney finishes with a final 14-15 record.
Mackenzie Bates was 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored for Sidney, Hayley Powers was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Summer Inman had two singles.
Two passes balls scored two runs in the seventh to tie the game up, then Hallie Westerbeck singled home the winning run.
Wapak`201 201 3—9`13`7
Sidney`000 160 3—10`12`0
WP: Shell; LP: Short
Records: Sidney 14-15, Wapakoneta 16-4.
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