The Evening Leader

Area baseball teams suffer defeats in nonleague action

- From staff reports

FORT LORAMIE — Fort Loramie shut out Minster 3-0 in a nonleague baseball contest on Friday.

The Wildcats are now 14-8 overall. They will finish the regular season with a game at Troy Christian today at 11 a.m. and then make up a contest with Versailles on Monday at 5 p.m.

Alex Schmitmeye­r took the loss for the Wildcats. He allowed six hits in his six innings of work. He did not have a walk or a strikeouts.

Minster collected five hits, all singles. They were by Nathan Beair, Johnny Nixon, Brady Wolf, Schmitmeye­r and Nathan Oldiges.

Beair got his hit with one out in the first, but Nixon’s grounder was turned into a double play.

Wolf singled and Schmitmeye­r walked in the second, and were left on base.

Fort Loramie got a run in the second on a single, sac bunt and error.

They added the other two runs in the fourth on a hit batter, double and single with one out.

Minster left the bases loaded in the fifth after a single and two walks.

In the seventh, Oldiges got a single with two outs. Adam Rindler walked and Logan Kohne was hit by a pitch. Beair was caught looking at strike three to end the game.

Score by innings

Minster 000 000 0 -- 0 5 2 Fort Loramie 010 200 0 -- 3 6 0

——— Bethel 10, New Bremen 7

NEW BREMEN — New Bremen’s rally against visiting Bethel on its home field fell a few runs short in non league play.

The Cardinals are 2-3 for the week, having played every day. They are 11-9 for the season.

Bethel got four runs in the first, two each in the third and fourth and one in the fifth. They got one more in the seventh, before the Cards scored all of their runs in the final at-bat.

Nolan Kuenning went the distance for the hosts, allowing 11 hits, with three walks and four strikeouts.

Vince Hulse had a home run and a triple to drive in three and Kuenning brought in one on a double. Other RBIs went to Ben Sailer, Drew McNaughton and Colton Muether.

The Bees jumped ahead in the first frame with five hits and an error. Three errors and a single made it 6-0 in the third, then a walk and two hits led to another pair in the fourth. Two hits and a walk made the lead nine after five.

Through the first six innings, New Bremen had just three baserunner­s. Sailer singled in first and was caught stealing; Jonny Heitkamp was hit by a pitch in the third and Reece Busse walked in the fourth.

A walk, single and error gave Bethel its tenth run in the seventh.

Hulse led off the bottom with a solo homer to left to break up the shutout.

Busse walked and Thieman singled. Kuenning doubled to center to push Busse across. After a popup for the first out, McNaughton singled to score Thieman and Muether drove in Kuenning.

Bethel made its second pitching change of the inning, but the new man walked Alig to load the bases.

Sailer’s sac fly made it 10-5. Hulse, batting for the second time, tripled to plate Muether and Alig.

Busse’s fly to right was caught to end the contest.

New Bremen caps off the busy final stretch with a doublehead­er against Riverside today. The first game starts at 11 a.m.

Score by innings

Bethel 402 210 1 -- 10 11 0 New Bremen 000 000 7 -- 7 7 5


Indian Lake 9, St. Marys 5

LEWISTOWN — St. Marys lost to host Indian Lake in a non league contest on Friday.


The Roughrider­s fall to 6-13 overall.

St. Marys led 3-2 after the first inning. The Lakers tied it with a run in the bottom of the second.

The Riders scored twice in the third to lead 5-3, but allowed five runs in the home half. Indian lake tacked on a run in the fifth for the final margin.

Ty Kiehl, A.J. Dieringer

and Easton Craft combined to pitch for St. Marys. Kiehl threw 2 2/3. He was charged with eight runs on four hits and six walks. Dieringer threw 1 1/3, giving up one hit. Craft pitched the fifth and sixth, allowing a run on two hits and one walk. Kiehl had four strikeouts and Craft got one.

Offensivel­y, Greg Felver had a double, and Kiehl had two hits. Felver drove in three runs and Kiehl brought across two.

St. Marys will travel to Fort Recovery for a game today at noon, then finish the regular season on Monday at home against Fort Loramie at 5 p.m.

Score by innings

St. Marys 302 000 0 -- 5 6 1 Indian Lake 215 010 x -- 9 7 2

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