Minster Has The Look…In Win Over Marion Local

Wet, but a winner....Minster used a solid pitching performance in the rain from Austin Brown, timely hitting, and air-tight defense to best Marion Local Tueday, and looked a lot like Minster teams of the past in doing it. Read about the game in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Josh Newman…And How ‘Wheelersburg’ Is Working At Penn State
Apr
14

Josh Newman…And How ‘Wheelersburg’ Is Working At Penn State

From his rural Ohio River roots, former Wheelersburg Pirate and Ohio State Buckeye, Josh Newman, is using what he’s learned along the way to make a difference in Penn State baseball.

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Tippecanoe Strong-Armed,  And Dangerous…
Apr
14

Tippecanoe Strong-Armed, And Dangerous…

Pitching depth has Tippecanoe as contender in the GWOC and beyond. On Friday it was Mason McClurg’s turn to throw teams for a loss. Read more on the Red Devils’ win over West Carrollton from Greg Billing inside today’s Press Pros feature..

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Bucks’ Pitching And ‘Defense’ Shut Out PSU, 1-0
Apr
14

Bucks’ Pitching And ‘Defense’ Shut Out PSU, 1-0

Nail-Biter…The Buckeyes used their newly adjusted defense and the expected effectiveness of the bullpen (Seth Kinker, above) to nail down the series opener at Penn State – a 1-0 shutout over the Nittany Lions. Read more in the latest Buckeyes update on Press Pros.

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In The Shadow Of The Nittanys…..
Apr
13

In The Shadow Of The Nittanys…..

In all the baseball places I’ve been, this is different. It’s probably hard to track a fly ball for being caught up in the beauty of the backdrop.

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New-Look Buckeyes Seek Familiar Success At Penn State
Apr
12

New-Look Buckeyes Seek Familiar Success At Penn State

They survived the cold, sure enough, but dropped last weekend’s series at Iowa. Now, the Buckeyes take a revamped look to Penn State this week with a return to winning form in mind.

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Spring Fishing Outlook Good for Southwest Ohio Anglers
Apr
11

Spring Fishing Outlook Good for Southwest Ohio Anglers

Time to grab your rods-n-reels and head out to spend some time fishing from a bank or boat. There is no better time of year. But don’t forget your fishing license!

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OSU: Long-Expected Change Is Made But Vance Takes Center Stage
Apr
11

OSU: Long-Expected Change Is Made But Vance Takes Center Stage

Buckeyes debut an all new infield and a new man in center, and amidst all this Jake Vance adds to his growing reputation. OSU tunes up before heading to Penn State. Read more in the latest Buckeye update on Press Pros.

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“Smoked”….Versailles Chills Parkway, Niekamp Makes Statement
Apr
10

“Smoked”….Versailles Chills Parkway, Niekamp Makes Statement

He wasn’t at his best, but he had plenty of offensive support. Buckeyes recruit Cole Niekamp (above) found a way on a cold Tuesday…to put Parkway on ice. Br-r-r-r-r-r-r! Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Lost Art Of The Ejection…
Apr
10

The Lost Art Of The Ejection…

Going ‘West’? You don’t see it, or rarely hear about it anymore. What use to be the highlight of almost any baseball game – the ejection (major league umpire Joe West, above) – has gone the way of the ‘Goonybird’. Read why in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Miserable!…Conditions, And A Disappointing Outcome
Apr
8

Miserable!…Conditions, And A Disappointing Outcome

‘Nemo’ (Adam Niemeyer, above) was high to unhitable for the five innings he pitched. But in the end it was some familiar issues that cost the Buckeyes again Sunday in the series finale with Iowa. Read our latest update from the road in today’s Press Pros.

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A Revelation About Iowa High School Baseball…..
Apr
8

A Revelation About Iowa High School Baseball…..

It’s the only state in the midwest that plays high school baseball AFTER graduation. And in Iowa they make it work for – get this – the sake of the kids.

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Bucks Split With Hawks:  A Spectacular Game…A Disastrous Inning!
Apr
8

Bucks Split With Hawks: A Spectacular Game…A Disastrous Inning!

A spectacular starting effort by Connor Curlis (above) netted the Buckeyes a 2-1 win in the first game of Saturday’s double-header, but a familiar nemisis bit them hard in the nightcap…as they split a road twin-bill with the Iowa Hawkeyes. Read about it in the latest Buckeye update on Press Pros.

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Chill Out … Minster’s Bats Cool Off Fort Loramie
Apr
7

Chill Out … Minster’s Bats Cool Off Fort Loramie

Backyard rivals meet…A sixth-inning rally sends defending state champion Minster to confidence-boosting win over previously undefeated Fort Loramie. Enjoy high school baseball from columnist Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Buckeyes and Hawkeyes Go Polar….
Apr
7

Buckeyes and Hawkeyes Go Polar….

How do you play baseball when it’s this cold? Well, in Iowa they treat it as a state of mind. They’ve been waitin’ for it all year. And…it’s actually tougher for local coyotes!

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The Question:  Where’s The High School Baseball?
Apr
6

The Question: Where’s The High School Baseball?

In area high school baseball it hardly gets better than Minster playing Loramie (above). The Wildcats are the reigning champs for the third time in Division IV…and Loramie is deep enough to make a strong play of their own in 2018. As for other area teams of interest, check today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Buckeyes Take The ‘Black And Blue’ Show On The Road….
Apr
5

Buckeyes Take The ‘Black And Blue’ Show On The Road….

Their numbers are alarming, and disarming – downright ‘offensive’. Now, they’ll see how their thunder and lightning plays when the Buckeyes take it on the road this week…to Iowa.

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The “Truth”…And Why Baseball Is Still Played In The Deep Freeze
Apr
5

The “Truth”…And Why Baseball Is Still Played In The Deep Freeze

Two vestiges of the Jack Nicholson’s line this week (We can’t handle the truth)…and why no one seems to mind until some millennial’s feelings are hurt. Another? OK, there’s absolutely no reason for having to play baseball in sub-freezing weather. Thoughtful points in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Hal Answers:  Volume 2
Apr
3

Hal Answers: Volume 2

In our second installment of readers’ questions for hall of famer Hal McCoy…Reds on the ‘cheap’, players you’ve never heard of, why the big hurry, and politics in the broadcast booth. Got one you want answered? Send it to us at Press Pros. Have yourself some Hal in today’s inside feature.

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For The Good Of The Game…Call More Strikes
Apr
2

For The Good Of The Game…Call More Strikes

All you hear is about how to speed up the game of baseball, at every level. And I’ve heard every solution possible, except the one that makes the most sense..one that’s actually doable. It’s in the hands of the umpires…CALL MORE STRIKES! A solution to slow and boring baseball games…in today’s Press Pros feature.

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From The Baseball Field To The Hunting Woods…
Apr
2

From The Baseball Field To The Hunting Woods…

It was his son’s first chance at taking a whitetail deer, and he wasn’t going to miss it…bad back and all. Former Dayton Flyer coach Tony Vittorio shares his outdoors story as a Press Press guest writer.

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