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May
6

Small Market Goes Both Ways…Some Suggestions For The Reds

A month into the season and the Reds are what they are, but for the sake of relevance to their fans, the Reds had better make some considerations…and soon!

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May
5

While Others Assume….Don’t Take The Raiders Lightly!

Raiders ready and waiting….They’ve fought the elements, the cold, and too many “moral victories” in the words of their coach. Now, it’s time for the Russia Raiders to make some noise in the post-season tournament. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature. (Feature Photo by Julie Wright)

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May
4

Different 15s…A First Look At Anna

The Anna Rockets say they have what every high school baseball program covets…enough pitching to be relevant on any given day. Their best-kept secret is…no one else may know that. Read more about the Rockets in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
3

Buckeyes And The Horrible, Mortal, “C” Word….

After a stirring sweep for three games at Purdue the Buckeyes find themselves solvent again in the Big Ten race. Only thing is, they’re going to have to beat some odds to beat the remaining teams they “have” to beat.

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May
2

Armed, And Suddenly More Dangerous….

Looks Easy, But Hard To Hit…Ft. Recovery flexed its pitching, defense, and scored enough Monday to knock off Versailles in the most impressive fashion imaginable. In a word, they, and Jackson Hobbs (above), looked unbeatable! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
1

Five “Favorites” In Area Baseball, And Why….

Coldwater, with Kyle McKibben (above) has it. And there have emerged five teams in this miserably cold, wet spring that I believe must be considerable favorites to make a strong tournament run; because they all have the same requisite…pitching! Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
28

Better Baseball For Those Who “Thwait”…

As close as they came…Peter Falk (#22) is tagged out on a rundown play at home plate in the first inning, as close as Minster would come to scoring Thursday against the dominating effort of Ft. Recovery pitcher Nick Thwaits. Now armed with a pitching combo, Ft. Recovery seeks to make its run. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Apr
27

Coldwater Reverses A Hollowing Loss, Beats Ft. Recovery….

Will Homan scored a late run (above), but in a game that promised drama and delivered it eventually, Coldwater atoned for a stinging loss a year ago and beat Ft. Recovery in surprising fashion. Read more about the MAC showdown on Tuesday in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
24

Bucks’ Hopes Drop With Series Loss To Illinois

Ronnie tore ’em up…with an outstanding weekend series against the Illini. But for want of a two-out hit in the top of the ninth Sunday the Buckeyes dropped two of three to Illinois. Read more in the latest inside update.

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Apr
23

Bucks Square With Illini: Dawson’s Big Day Evens Series

Hats In Hand…Jacob Bosiokovic and Ronnie Dawson arrive at home plate, scoring on Dawson’s homer in the eight of Saturday’s win over Illinois. The Bucks evened the series with predictable pitching, defense, and Ronnie’s big day. Read more in today’s feature.

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Apr
23

The Quiet Guy In The Back Of The Bus….

The one pre-season worry for Greg Beals and the Buckeyes turns out now not to be the unknown which they feared. It’s now an old nemesis they know quite well.

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Apr
23

Buckeyes Come Up Empty In Illini Opener

Celebrating in Champaign…Illinois teammates mob Jack Yalowitz after he scored the winning run on a wild pitch in Friday’s 1-0 win in 15 innings over the Buckeyes. Read about it in the latest inside update on Press Pros.

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Apr
22

Spring Notes About Things That Matter…And Those That Don’t

If we’re so enduring about doing what’s best for kids, communities, their character, our character, and the culture, I have to believe that what you “hear” can hurt you. At the very least…embarrass!

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Apr
19

McEldowney Tops Stammen in Duel, Win Over St. Henry….

The Pitch, The Moment…Versailles’ Brett McEldowney delivers the final pitch in his 2-1 win Tuesday, a head-to-head duel with one of the area’s best, St. Henry’s Mitchel Stammen. Read more about what will undoubtedly be one of the year’s top pitching matchups…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
18

Butler Bests Troy: And How Good Is 13-0…?

Great pitching, greater hitting, and solid defense have the Butler Aviators off to their best start in years, and thinking…they haven’t done anything yet! Read more on our first look at Butler and Troy in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
18

On Jackie vs. Larry…And Why You’ll Ask, “Larry Who?”

Jackie Robinson broke the color line in baseball, indeed, but will we ever reach that point where can we appreciate him, and others, for something more than social pioneers?

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Apr
16

Versailles Beats Ft. Loramie: Happier Playing Baseball….

Versailles stayed unbeaten against Fort Loramie and looks forward to an exciting month and climax to the anticipation of many…that they have all the tools necessary to make noise in Division III baseball. Read more in the latest inside feature on Press Pros.

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Apr
14

Arcanum Tops Newton: How You Start, And How You Finish…!

Game To The End…After a four-run first, Arcanum found hits and offense tough to come by thanks to Newton pitcher Austin Evans, but held on to win a great Cross County Conference baseball game over the Indians. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
14

Do You Like Your Legacies With A Little Tarnish…?

60 points on your last day on the job is impressive, and 20 years with the same team is unheard of. But I’d think a lot differently about Kobe’s last game as a Laker if there hadn’t been so many other days in between.

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Apr
13

Connor Pohl, And A First of Firsts……

All For One…His teammates were there to share his day, as Arcanum’s Connor Pohl signed the commitment to play baseball for the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday, hoping dreams come true…after dreams come true! Read more about Connor’s big day in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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