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Hawks soar past Leipsic

LEIPSIC, OH – A fast paced offensive attack led by two scorers in double figures led Maumee Valley Country Day past host Leipsic Saturday night 68-44.

Zeb Jackson, a 6’2 sophomore being recruited heavily by a host of schools hit for 9 of his game high 19 points in the first period of play against the Vikings on Saturday night. When he wasn’t busy dazzling the crowd with his athletic array of shots the Hawks 17.4 point per game scorer was leading the offense into the front court and handing out assists to the likes of Jaiden Woodley.

Leading 18-6 after the first period the visitors were slowed down by the Leipsic offensive attack in the second quarter as the home team got a trio of three pointers from the duo of Quintin Bruce off the bench and starter Tyler Hiegel to pull themselves within 10 at 34-24 when the time ran out on the second period.

As good as Leipsic was offensively in the second quarter, they were unable to sustain the run in the games penultimate period as they were held to just six points. MVCD for their part turned misses by their opponent into scores from six different players as they added to their lead.

Point guard Dez Jett accounted for four of his eight points in the third quarter as he utilized his ball handling skills as well as speed up and down the court to stick in a pair of fast break layups for Maumee Valley. The Hawks finished the game with 19 points off turnovers.

“I think we did a good job of breaking the initial pressure in the full court. Their overall length and quickness led to so many deflections and we just weren’t used to playing that pace. Transition points were ultimately the difference in this game. We were able to contain them in the half court but were unable to get back and make stops in transition” – Leipsic head coach Chris Kuhlman.

With the lead having swollen to 18 points after the fourth quarter the Vikings began to turn to the long ball to get back into things but were unable to hit them as a whole, finishing 6-26 for the contest. In the final eight minutes of play however the Leipsic offense netted three of their shots from deep as Cole Rieman, Kaiden Rader, and Tyler Gillespie were able to hit from deep.

Once the contest reached the final buzzer MVCD moved their season record to 9-3 with a 68-44 victory while Leipsic saw their mark fall to 5-7.

Leipsic who had not played a home game in almost exactly a full month coming into the game will be at home for a pair of contests next weekend as they will welcome Cory-Rawson to the LHS on Friday night for a Blanchard Valley Conference tilt before seeing Kalida visit for a Putnam County League battle on Saturday.

Box Score:

MVCD (68):

Dez Jett 8
Zeb Jackson 19
Steve Coleman 8
AJ Johnson 2
Lucas Fankhauser 8
Jaiden Woodley 16
Parker Chatman 7

FG: 26/63
3PT: 5/20
FT: 11/15
REB: 53
TO: 21

Leipsic (44):

Cole Rieman 5
Kaiden Rader 3
Tyler Gillespie 6
Tyler Hiegel 7
Austin Erickson 2
Alec Schroeder 8
Quintin Bruce 8
Reese Mangas 5

FG: 17/56
3PT: 6/26
FT: 4/9
REB: 30
TO: 18

JV: Leipsic 30-24

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Kalida wins in extras to take PCL lead

KALIDA, OH – It was one of those games that was a shame someone had to lose but in the end it was Leipsic who suffered their first PCL setback, 2-1 in an 8 inning affair at Holy Name Ballpark in Kalida Tuesday night.

Kalida’s Austin Swift struck out 9 in his 5.2 innings on the mound for the Wildcats but he also walked 8 Leipsic hitters before moving to the outfield and giving way on the mound to teammate Trent Siebeneck in the sixth inning.

Swift scored Kalida’s only run of the game in the first seven innings as he was knocked in by Austin Klausing in the bottom of the fourth inning to make the contest 1-0 in favor of the home squad.

With two outs in the top of the sixth inning and following a leadoff walk to Ross Schroeder the Vikings tied the game up at 1-1 with a sacrifice fly to the outfield. Siebeneck took over for Swift on the mound three batters later and with the bases loaded but got out of a jam when Cole Rieman grounded out to the first baseman Brady Laudick to end the threat.

Neither team was able to mount anything other than a runner at second base in the seventh inning and the game progressed into extra innings where Leipsic’s Grant Rader helped his own case for a pitching victory with a single and stolen base to open the frame. Rader would be driven in following a pair of outs in the inning by the DH Ross Laubenthal to put Leipsic ahead 2-1 marching to the final half inning.

Kalida found themselves down to their final strike and out in the bottom of the eighth inning when Swift’s hard grounder to Schroeder at second base took just enough of a bounce away to allow the future Indiana Wesleyan hurler to reach base.

Catcher Jeff Knueve’s hard hit ball to third base stymied Devin Heigel just enough for throw to be off line across the diamond and give Kalida a pair of runners on with two outs.

Future Toledo Rocket Brady Laudick laced a 1-0 offering from Rader to the left side and into the infield bring in both Swift from second base to tie the game and pinch runner Grant Laudick for the winning run for Kalida.

Trent Siebeneck took the win for the Wildcats, who up their record to 13-1 on the season and take over sole possession of first in the Putnam County League at 4-0. In 2.1 innings Siebeneck gave up the only two hits of the contest for his team and struck out a batter while walking just one as well.

Despite a nice performance in his eight innings on the mound Grant Rader takes the loss for Leipsic (9-4) who suffer their first PCL loss of the year and sit tied for second place at 4-1 in league play.

Kalida is back in action at home on Wednesday at 5pm as they take on league foe Pandora Gilboa while Leipsic travels to take on Blanchard Valley Conference play against Vanlue.

Top Hitters:

Kalida:

Austin Swift: 2-4, 2 singles, 1 run
Jeff Knueve: 1-4, 1 run
Brady Laudick: 1-4, 2 RBI
Austin Klausing: 1-3, RBI

Leipsic:
Justin Ellerbrock: 0-3, Walk
Ross Schroeder: 0-2, 2 Walks, 2 Stolen Bases, 1 run
Grant Rader: 1-3, 1 Walk, 1 run, 2 Stolen Bases

Pitching Performances:

Kalida:

Austin Swift: 5.2 IP, 9 K, 8 Walks, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER
Trent Siebeneck (WP): 2.1 IP, 2 H, 1 Walk, 1 R, 1 ER

Leipsic:

Grant Rader (LP): 7.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 5 K

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