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Recker shines as Wildcats rally past Pirates

KALIDA, OH – It took his team six innings to warm up offensively but Kalida righthander Owen Recker was white hot early and throughout the game Monday night as he helped his team to a 4-1 win over visiting Continental in Putnam County League action.

Holy Name Ballpark has seen some tremendous pitching performances over the years but as accomplished as Wildcat pitching has been in the past only Brian Klausing, Chad Ehrnsberger, and William Stechschulte have accomplished what Owen Recker did during this outing as he retired 19 Pirate hitters via strikeout.

With the contest scoreless into the fourth inning and just one hit (a double by Kalida’s Derek Buss), Continental pitcher Brady Dockery found himself issued the second free pass from Recker to give the visitors a runner at first. By virtue of a stolen base Dockery found himself as second and would remain there for two batters until Jacob Williams singled him in to give the Pirates a 1-0 advantage.

Kalida had their chances in the third and fourth innings to bring in the tying run but saw both come to an end via a flyball for their third out of each frame.

After seeing Recker sit down the Continental top three hitters in the top of the sixth for strikeouts 13/14/15 the Wildcats went to work on the basespaths in the bottom half of the inning and picked up a tie and their first lead of the contest.

Derek Buss who had reached early in the game for one of the two Wildcat hits, reached again as this time hit was a victim of an errant pitch from Dockery. With an error allowing Buss’ pinch runner to move over, Jeffery Knueve recorded his 10th RBI of the year when he singled in the tying run with no outs.

Back to back singles from Trevor Lambert and Kevin Hamburg put a pair of runners on the basepaths for the Wildcats with no outs before Recker helped out his own cause by being walked with the bases loaded to drive in the go-ahead run. In all Kalida would send eight hitters to the plate in the inning and see four come around to score as they pushed their advantage to 4-1 after six innings.

Despite the last two hitters reaching full counts, all three hitters for Continental in the top half of the seventh inning were retired via the strikeout and helped Recker complete the 19 strikeout outing and earn his third victory of the season.

The last time Continental was victorious against Kalida came in 1988, 30 games ago now in the series.

Continental sees their season record fall to 1-6 overall, and 0-3 in Putnam County League games. The Pirates will be back in action on Tuesday night as they travel to Paulding for a non-conference tilt.

Kalida (6-5, 3-0) keeps their defense of their PCL title perfect with the win and will travel to Lima to do battle with Lima Central Catholic on Tuesday before county battles with OG on Thursday, and Columbus Grove on Friday.

WP: Owen Recker (3-2): 7IP, 1R, 1H, 19K, 2BB
LP: Brady Dockery (1-2): 6IP, 4R, 4H, 4K, 4BB

Key Batters:
Jacob Williams (Cont): 1/3, 1H, 1RBI
Jeffery Knueve (Kalida): 1/3, 1H, 1RBI, 1R
Kevin Hamburg (Kalida): 2/3, 1R

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PG’s Johnson headlines All-PCL list as Player of the Year

Pandora Gilboa Junior Drew Johnson and PG Head Coach Joe Braidic were tabbed Sunday as the Putnam County League Player and Coach of the Year respectively as they led the Rockets to their third PCL title in school history and first since 2009 as they finished with a 16-6 regular season campaign and went 6-1 in league competition.

Braidic who is in his third term as the head of the boys program at PG picked up his second win for the top mentor in the league. In 2008 Braidic was honored for the first time as he guided his Rockets to their first PCL crown.

In winning the player award Johnson, a dynamic 6’5 Junior forward who already nabbed his 1,000th point this season becomes the fourth player in school history selected for the honor and he joins Josh Lee who snagged it in the first two PCL title seasons of 2008 and 2009, Eric Hermiller who won in 1990, and Steve Fenstermaker who was honored in 1987.

Joining Johnson on the 1st team this season were Seniors Wade Stauffer of Continental, and Grant Schroeder of Leipsic. Juniors Mark Kuhlman of Miller City and Logan Kemper of Ottoville joined with Johnson to make it three underclassmen in this seasons top five vote getters.

2nd team selections included a future St. Francis Cougar football player in Columbus Grove Senior Rece Roney, who was honored alongside four Juniors in Miller City’s Jacob Kuhlman, Ottoville’s Nick Moorman, Brandon Wehri of Fort Jennings, and Pandora Gilboa Sophomore Jared Breece.

Honorable Mention status for the league went to 16 players this year:

Caiden Grothaus (Senior) Columbus Grove
Logan Schroeder (Junior) Columbus Grove
Trevor Williamson (Senior) Continental
Jacob Williams (Senior) Continental
Ian Finn (Junior) Fort Jennings
Luke Trentman (Junior) Fort Jennings
Trent Siebeneck (Senior) Kalida
Collin Nartker (Senior) Kalida
Jordan Berger (Senior) Leipsic
Grant Rader (Senior) Leipsic
Matt Niese (Senior) Miller City
Noah Otto (Junior) Miller City
Ryan Bendele (Junior) Ottoville
Eric Von Sossan (Senior) Ottoville
Cooper McCullough (Junior) Pandora Gilboa
Riley Larcom (Sophomore) Pandora Gilboa

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Leipsic, Grove secure Sectional Finals matchup

OTTAWA, OH – Columbus Grove and Leipsic will meet for the second time this season Friday night in Ottawa as both were victorious in their Sectional Semifinals matchups on Wednesday night. Leipsic opened the pair of games at the Supreme Court with a 61-57 come from behind victory over Continental while Columbus Grove won the nightcap with Antwerp 57-41.

Continental Junior Guard Trevor Williamson was his teams lone scorer in the first quarter but gave his team a 12-8 lead after the first stanza and he connected on a pair of shots from behind the arc and three inside for a dozen of his game high 23 markers.

Leipsic did not procure their first lead until the waning seconds of the first half when Isaiah Lomeli’s theft and score put the Vikings on top 29-28. The Pirates finished the first half with just three scorers denting the scoring column led by Williamson’s 16.

Four makes from the field is all that Leipsic would be able to find themselves able to muster, but superb defense held Williamson to no points in the period as the visitors on the scoreboard Continental lead going to the fourth 40-38.

Five players got to the foul line for the Vikings in the fourth quarter but none had a better line than Matt Schroeder who connected on all four of his charity tosses in the quarter. Grant Schroeder hit on 5 of his 8 free throws in the quarter as the Vikings scored 12 of their 20 in the period from the line to wrap up the four point win. Continental’s Caleb Olds deep three pointer at the buzzer provided the final tally for the Pirates but it was not enough as they fell 61-57.

Jordan Brown led the BVC Champions (19-4) with 18 points in the game while Williamson was the high man for Continental who sees their season come to an end at 7-14.

Scoring:

Leipsic (61):

Matt Schroeder 11
Grant Schroeder 14
Ross Mangas 6
Isaiah Lomeli 10
Jordan Brown 18
Ross Schroeder 2

3PT: 2 (M. Schroeder, G. Schroeder)
FT: 18/25
TO: 10

Continental (57):
Tyler Brecht 3
Trevor Williamson 23
Wade Stauffer 17
Caleb Olds 14

3PT: 8 (Williamson 3, Olds 4, Brecht)
FT: 9/12
TO: 14

In game two of the night the Columbus Grove Bulldogs jumped out to a 15-8 lead behind seven points from Baily Clement and buckets from four teammates.

As was the case in the first game, a player named Williamson did the damage for the visiting team on the scoreboard as Antwerp Senior Sam Williamson tossed in 15 of his team high 18 on the night in the first half. Caiden Grothaus and Xavier Aguirre put up nine of the Bulldogs eleven second quarter points as they helped their team lead at the half 26-19.

With their leading scorer in Williamson held to just a pair of baskets the Archers looked to Matt Jones and Josh Longardner for points to pull within one of their opponents at 37-36 heading into the final period.

Much like the first game of the night the home team got it done from the free throw line in the fourth quarter as the Bulldogs connected on 11/12 charity tosses including a perfect performance from Logan Diller who was successful on 5/5 attempts to help his team pull out the 57-41 victory. Columbus Grove jumped out to an 11-0 lead that lasted midway through the quarter before their opponents were able to sink their first basket to cut into the lead.

Columbus Grove sees their season record improve to 11-11 with the win and will meet Leipsic, a team they defeated back in January on Friday night at Ottawa Glanforf at 8pm for the right to move into District play next week at Elida.

Antwerp’s 2015-16 campaign comes to an end at 10-13 overall. The Archers were led in scoring by Williamson’s 18 points on the evening.

Scoring:

Columbus Grove (57):
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Baily Clement 11
Gabe Stechschulte 7
Xavier Aguirre 8
Caiden Grothaus 9
Logan Diller 11
Rece Roney 10

FG: 21/37
FT: 11/12
TO: 10

Antwerp (41):
Matt Jones 6
Trey Mills 2
Sam Williamson 18
Josh Longardner 13
Keaton Altimus 2

FG: 18/42
FT: 3/6
TO: 5

Hear Friday night’s Sectional Finals between Leipsic and Columbus Grove live on Zsportslive.com.

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Continental outlasts PG

Continental and Pandora Gilboa traded leads early in the game but the Pirates 20-0 run over the second and third quarter propelled them past the Rockets and to their 4th PCL win of the season 48-37 Thursday night.

Three lead changes took place in the first quarter as each team scratched and clawed their way to 9 first quarter points. With the score tied at 6-6 midway through the stanza, Continental pulled ahead at 9-6 when Trevor Williamson connected on a three pointer from the wing. Pandora Gilboa responded on their next possession with a two pointer and a subsequent free throw to send the game deadlocked into the next quarter.

6’5 Senior Colin Fenstermaker opened the second quarter with a score for the Rockets to give them an 11-9 lead. Unfortunately for the visitors it would be their last score for 7:44 of game action until a third quarter basket by Fenstermaker brought their 13th point of the game.

Over the same 7:44 Continental would go on a 20-0 run keyed by 7 points from Trevor Williamson and 4 from Gabe Williams to push the lead to 31-11 at the 6:16 mark of the 3rd.

Entering the final stanza of play the Rockets found themselves trailing 41-19 but never gave up. PG found themselves within 10 points at 45-35 but with just 34.3 seconds remaining on the clock as they outscored the Pirates 16-4 to that point in the quarter. Continental would muster just 7 points in the period but it would be enough as Gabe Williams connected on 3/4 free throws, including a pair with 29.9 seconds left to help his team hold on until the final buzzer by a 48-37 margin.

The Pirates were led in scoring by Trevor Williamson with 19, and get to 6-13 overall with the win. Continental finishes the PCL part of their schedule at 4-3, and will play host to Patrick Henry (7-13) Friday night to end the regular season.

Pandora Gilboa sees their season record fall to 3-18 overall and 0-7 in Putnam County League play. The Rockets will travel to Findlay on Friday night to take on Liberty Benton in BVC play to end the regular season.

Scoring:

Continental (48):

Joey Swager 2
Gabe Williams 12
Tyler Brecht 2
Derek Troyer 2
Trevor Williamson 19
Wade Stauffer 2
Caleb Olds 5
Paige Thomas 2
Jacob Williams 2

FG: 20/47
FT: 1/5
3s: 4 (Williamson 3, Olds)
TO: 15

PG (37):

Tyler Morris 1
Ryan Lee 2
Drew Johnson 10
Grant Murphy 5
Colin Fenstermaker 17
Layton McCullough 2

FG: 14/39
FT: 8/13
3s: 1 (Murphy)
TO: 21

JV: 37-33 Continental (OT)

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