It took a number of years for him to hone his skills to the point where he thought he could make it, fishing on a professional walleye tour. But at age 43, he and his family decided now is the time – and is it ever!
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What the centerfielder saw…Matt Siefring (#10) was at his best, four-hitting Delphos St. John for a shutout on a windy day that saw very few balls leave the infield. Lucky outfielders got to stand and watch. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
The more the area Division IV picture begins to take shape for the post-season, the more the picture begins to focus on Fort Recovery. The Indians and Cade Wendel (above) proved Tuesday…they have the luxury that’s oh-so-coveted in high school baseball. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.
A record crowd turned out to watch the two state-ranked powers battle it out for first place in the WBL. They got their money’s worth. Wapakoneta outlasted Celina in extra inning, 4-3.
They combined 11 hits, 11 runs, and an impressive performance at the plate and on the mound by Aaron Hughes (above) Monday to prove that the 2017 Tipp Red Devils are to be taken seriously. The question is…what makes them different, or better, than Tipp teams of the past? Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Finally, the heroes emerged – Seth Kinker with six innings of ‘winning’ relief…and a key lead-off double in the bottom of the eighth by Brady Cherry that ultimately proved to be the winning run over UNC-Greensboro.
Celina’s Seth Lonsway started out in Little League, working his way through the baseball ranks with his Bulldog teammates. “It’s great to play ball every day with your buds. Team chemistry is everything,” says Lonsway (above middle). Read more on the Buckeyes’ recruit in today’s Press Pros feature by Greg Billing.
Rookie Amir Garrett is making quite an impression on young and old. And he looks to the old dog in the Reds rotation, who says, “take care of your body and play until they rip the jersey off your back.”
“Mays was great,” Joe Nuxhall once said. “But when McCovey came to the plate, Gawd, how you hated to see him stepping in with that bat in his hands.” For those who enjoy Greg Hoard’s nostalgic remembrances of baseball’s greats…his latest, on former Giant great Willie McCovey.
As fate would have it baseball gave me many opportunities to meet and observe some boyhood heroes, and some of truly unique people I’ve ever met. This past Easter weekend puts me in mind of one of the most unique…a guy nicknamed “The Bird”.
Inconsistency struck again at Spectrum Stadium. The UD Flyers committed miscues and couldn’t come up with that clutch hit in an 11-7 loss to Toledo on Wednesday.
One of the best in the area, Butler sophomore Braedon Norman had to do extra duty to beat Troy Monday – a game that saw Troy push the top-ranked Aviators to what coach Ty Welker termed…as far as the young Trojans could contain them. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Stymied for lack of a big hit in the first two games of the series, the Buckeyes made up for lost time in the finale – 21 hits, and 13 runs in win over the Spartans.
A day of promise falls short in the top of the ninth. The Buckeyes leave the tying run at second in a Saturday loss to Michigan State.
In one of Saturday’s best area high school baseball games Versailles found a way, with a dramatic finish, to squeeze past Fort Loramie in the opener of the Zac Richard Classic. Read about it from Press Pros columnist Greg Billing…in today’s inside feature.
The Flyers scored early, and often enough through the first five innings; but could not withstand prosperity. They lost the first game of their Saturday twinbill, and the series, to George Mason.
It’s time to go fishing. April is here and there will be some good fishing days ahead. So if you have your tackle ready, you will find some excellent opportunities at southwest Ohio lakes.
Sophomore Cole Brogan starred on the mound, Hayden Kotwica hit a lead-off homer, and the defense (above) made plays. Troy won its fourth game in the last five starts Tuesday with a quality 5-2 performance over Sidney. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.
They pitched, they caught the ball, and they played with confidence. But most of all, Brian Harlamert’s youthful Coldwater Cavaliers hit with abandon in league-opening win over Minster.
Not the biggest…but Tipp City’s Evan Ford was at his absolute best Monday, shutting out the Piqua Indians on just two hits. The Red Devils appear ‘armed’ and ready through their first ten games of the 2017 schedule. Read more about Ford and the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.