Archive for Features
May
21

Handicapping The Tournaments, High School And OSU…..

If you blinked you probably missed the high school baseball season. But now it’s tournament time, and as predicted five area teams are in the regional round. And more, Ohio State plays Purdue on Wednesday in the Big Ten Tournament. Good stuff…read on in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
18

Old Habits Bite Late…Buckeyes Drop Game 2 In Lansing

Frustration…They had their chances early and misfired (failed sac bunt, above), and unearned runs from a pair of seventh inning hurt them late. Defeat for the Buckeyes in game two of their series with ‘Sparty’. Read about it in the latest Press Pros feature.

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May
17

Anna’s Bensman, JC’s Reese, SCL’s Press Pros Scholar-Athlete Winners

A three-sporter from Jackson Center, Kennadie Reese, and the boys Player of The Year in basketball, Anna’s Wyatt Bensman (above), are this year’s Press Pros Shelby County League Scholar-Athlete Award Winners. Read about them in today’s inside feature.

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May
17

Nothing Comes Easy…Bucks Win In East Lansing Opener

They played in the manner they’ve made so popular, and nerve-wracking. But a ninth inning uprising – as well as one from Bo Coolen – was enough to take the series opener at Michigan State. Read more about the game in our latest feature update.

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May
16

Omens Or Jack Dapore, Whatever…Russia Bests Lehman In Dist. Semis

His socks were a problem, apparently, but Russia’s Evan Monnier stretched to score ahead of the throw to the plate in Russia’s four-run fourth to move past Lehman in the Division IV district semi-finals. Read more about the game and how the Raiders won in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
15

Minster’s Huelsman, Versailles’ Winner…Press Pros Scholar Athlete Recipients

Deserving hardly identifies the attributes of this year’s 2017-’18 Press Pros MAC Student Athlete Award winners – Jared Huelsman from Minster (above), and Danielle Winner from Versailles. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature update.

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May
13

OSU, Woodby ‘Flip The Switch’ On Purdue To Claim A 16-6 Win

First ‘Granny’, first as a Buckeye…The dugout exploded to greet Noah West, who’s first OSU home run – a grand slam in the eight – was the cherry on top of the Buckeyes’ comeback win over Purdue. Read more on the game from Greg Hoard in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
13

Buckeye Broadcaster Matt Andrews Has…’It’

In his second year as the radio voice of Ohio State baseball, broadcaster Matt Andrews was daring enough to leave behind that to which others aspire…to create his own legacy in his home community and state.

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May
13

The Price Of Throwing a Helmet…

A day after Purdue’s Alec Olec was ejected and assumably suspended for throwing a batting helmet, the question posed at Bill Davis Stadium was…really, aren’t there worse crimes than throwing a helmet?

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May
12

One Inning Sinks Ohio State, Purdue Evens Series, 1-1

Anthem Buddies….Young Buckeye fans lined up on the field prior to Saturday’s game to pay tribute to the flag…but they couldn’t help the Buckeyes when they needed it most…in the sixth inning. OSU fell to Purdue, 8-2. Read more in our Sunday Press Pros feature.

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May
12

Beals’ 500th Win Ends Purdue’s 13-Game Win Streak

This one had about everything: a hallmark win for Coach Greg Beals, a new record for closer Seth Kinker and some things you just generally don’t see. The Buckeyes snap Purdue’s nation-leading win streak and there were fireworks…all kinds of them. Read the latest Press Pros inside feature on the baseball Buckeyes.

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May
11

The ‘New’ Coldwater Opens Tourney Play With Pitching…And A Win

Frilling, which rhymes with chilling….Not the bangers they were in past years, Coldwater’s impressive record exists for the fact of pitching and defense. Two hits allowed by Cole Frilling (above) netted them an opening tourney win over Paulding. Read more in today’s Press Pros MAC feature.

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May
9

Bucks Ride ‘Pen’ And Opportune Play To Down Big South Leader, Campbell

Ohio State got a shaky performance from reliever-turned-starter Griffan Smith, but rode home on the sturdy performance of its bullpen…Kyle Michalik…Austin Woodby…and then Seth Kinker.

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May
8

The Reader Speaks…May 9, 2018

More response on spring weather and high school baseball, and one outspoken reader who believes life was better, and more fun, when things were simpler. Quick and dirty, in the latest edition of the Reader Speaks. Enjoy!

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May
7

Handicapping Area Teams In The Tournament….

We’ve seen about all of them, so if you ask…and someone did…which area teams have the best shot at making Huntington Park on the first week of June… well, here’s what we have to say, and why. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature on area tournament baseball.

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May
7

This is the Year for Lake Erie Walleye, Perch Fishing

If you have fished at Lake Erie in the past, but came home with an empty cooler, don’t be discouraged. Or maybe you’ve never fished Lake Erie. Whatever the case, this should be your year for walleye or perch fishing on Lake Erie.

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May
6

Illini’s Spillane Sets The Pace….

A year after Iowa’s Jake Adams set the Big Ten stats page on its ear, Illinois junior Bren Spillane is setting a pace that invites comparison.

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May
5

One Big Inning, Then Michalik And Kinker: Bucks Top The Illini In Opener

He just keeps hitting….Noah McGowan delivers a single and drove in his 50th run in the Buckeyes’ five-run third Friday, an inning that ultimately carried them to a 6-5 win over host Illinois. Read more about the game in our latest Buckeyes baseball update on Press Pros.

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May
3

Seeing ‘Victory Orange’…..

The Bucks travel to Champaign-Urbana this weekend to face the challenge of the Illini’s sharp pitching…the the league’s top hitter in average and home runs, Bren Spillane.

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May
1

Wendel No-Hits The Champs (Minster), And What’s Yet To Come…

He may have turned in this year’s best pitching performance yet, and did it by besting his mound opponent who was just three weeks off a ‘gem’ of his own. Fort Recovery’s Cade Wendel no-hit Minster Tuesday to close matters in the MAC. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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