Prep Roundup: Perrysburg clinches NLL baseball title (5-29-13) PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 May 2013 21:36
Perrysburg’s baseball team clinched the Northern Lakes League championship Wednesday.
The Yellow Jackets built a 4-0 lead and held on for a 4-3 win at Springfield to finish 13-1 in the NLL.
Perrysburg needed to beat Springfield to avoid sharing the title with Anthony Wayne, which finished league play last week with a 12-2 record.
The Yellow Jackets, ranked fifth in Division I, improved to 27-3 overall to tie the school record for wins in a season. The 1999 team also won 27 games.
The NLL title was Perrysburg’s second in three years. Springfield is 19-9, 8-6.
“We wanted to win it outright,” Perrysburg coach Dave Hall said. “We did just enough. Our defense was decent and we got enough hits. We continue to find ways to win and that’s half the battle.”
Perrysburg had only five hits, but scored twice in both the third and fifth innings.
The Yellow Jackets scored in the third on Austin Lee’s single, Steve Slocum’s double, Zach Honsberger’s sacrifice bunt and Mark Delas’ sacrifice fly.
Slocum homered in the fifth to score Lee, who walked.
Slocum was 2-for-4 to set the school record for career hits with 123. Slocum entered the game with 121 to tie Taylor Dimmerling for the record. Dimmerling was a senior pitcher at Eastern Michigan this spring.
Bennett Westfall, Perrysburg’s No. 4 pitcher who was throwing for the first time in over a week, held Springfield scoreless until the seventh. A.J. Stockwell recorded the final two outs to earn the save.
“Bennett did a whale of a job,” Hall said. “Most teams don’t have the luxury of a throwing their No. 4 pitcher in a league championship game.”
Westfall escaped trouble in three of the first four innings.
Springfield failed to score, despite having runners at second and third with one out in the first, and loading the bases with one out in the third and fourth.
Perrysburg played errorless defense and ended the third with a pitcher to home to first double play after an intentional walk loaded the bases to set up a force at any base.
Springfield had 10 hits and four walks, but left 10 runners.
“You can’t leave as many runners on as we did and beat Perrysburg or anybody,” Springfield coach Dave Whitmire said. “They’re 13-1 for a reason. They’re a great team, they do the little things well and they’re well coached.”
Perrysburg plays fourth-ranked Toledo St. Francis (28-2) Thursday night at 5 in a Division I regional semifinal at Steller Field. — GORDON

PERRYSBURG    002    020    0—4    5    0
SPRINGFIELD    000    000    3—3    10    2
HITS — (P) Slocum 2, Dela, Munger, Lee; (S) Miles 2, Petiniot 2, Palmer 2, Seymour, Burns, Cullum, Douglas. 2B — (P)  Slocum, Delas, Munger; (S) Miles, Douglas. HR — (P) Slocum. RUNS — (P) Slocum 2, Delas 2; (S). RBI — (P) Slocum 3, Delas; (S) Miles, Burns, Cullum. SB — (P) Lee. SAC — (P) Honsberger; (S) Miles, Burns. SAC FLY — (P) Delas; (S) Cullum. HBP — (P); (S). LOB — Perrysburg 5, Springfield 10. DP — Perrysburg.

IP    H    R    ER    BB    SO
Westfall (WP)    6    8    2    3    4    4
Borger     0    2    0    0    0    0
Stockwell (SV)    1    0    0    0    0    1
Borger pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Case (LP)    4    5    4    4    2    1
Todowroski    3    0    0    0    1    4
Case pitched to 2 batters in the 5th.

Perrysburg  girls relay
wins championship
In Amherst, Perrysburg’s girls 3,200 relay team won a regional championship at Steele High School.
The team of Courtney Clody, Taylor Monheim, Jordan Doore and Emily Wyrick had a time of 9:15.62 to finish first and qualify for the state meet.
The top four finishers in each event advanced to state.
Bowling Green’s Kyrha Hollins was fifth in the high jump (5-2).
In the boys meet,  Perrysburg’s Chance Santus finished eighth in the long jump with a distance of 20-9 1/2.

Arnold, Elmwood relay
qualify for state
In Tiffin, Elmwood’s Aaron Arnold in the long jump and the Royals’ 3,200 relay team both qualified for the state meet during regional action at Frost-Kalnow Stadium.
Arnold was second in the long jump with a distance of 21-4 1/2.
The 3,200 relay team of Andrew Jasso, Lorne Strausbaugh, Josh Mathias and Alex Jasso was fourth in 8:20.94.
The top four finishers in each event qualified for state.

Northwood 15,
Toledo Christian 5, 5 innings
In Northwood, the Rangers posted a run-rule victory to end their season. The Rangers finished 14-12 overall and 10-2 in the Toledo Area Athletic Conference.
Kaitlynn Edwards and Kayli Miller each had an RBI single.

TC    000    32—5    5    2
NORTHWOOD902    22—15    7    1
WP — Seibert; LP — Kullmorgen.
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:30

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