LIMA — Brendon Stolly and Thomas Williams combined to allow four hits and two walks while striking out six in six innings of work as Lima Central Catholic defeated Ottoville 10-0 in baseball Wednesday night.
Jennings had a pair of doubles, a single and three RBI and Anthony Venturella and Brayden O’Dell each had a hit and two RBI for the Thunderbirds. Clayton Schnipke had two hits for the Big Green.
Miller City 7, Ayersville 4
MILLER CITY — Bryce Riepenhoff hit a game-ending grand slam in the eighth inning.
MCCOMB — Carter Nofziger had three hits and two RBI, Ryan Lee had three hits and Drew Johnson had two triples and two RBI for P-G.
Games rained out
Rained forced the postponement of most area baseball and softball games, including the Delphos St. John’s at Bath baseball game which was scoreless in the bottom of the second. No makeup dates have been reported.
Miller City 3, Bluffton 1
MILLER CITY — Miller City’s Tiffany Welty had a triple, a double, a single and an RBI and winning pitcher Megan Warnimont had two hits. Libby Schaadf had three hits, Averey Rumer had two hits and two stolen bases and Aimee Ritter had two hits for Bluffton.
St. Henry graduate
COLUMBUS — Former Pittsburgh Steelers and St. Henry High School offensive lineman Jeff Hartings has been named head football coach at Worthington Christian High School.
Hartings, who played for the Steelers from 2001-2006, was a first-round draft choice of the Detroit Lions in 1996 and played five seasons for them before signing with Pittsburgh as a free agent.
He was a two-time first-team All-American at Penn State and was selected for the Pro Bowl twice.
Worthington Christian will be in its fourth season of varsity football this fall. It went 1-9, 4-6 and 6-4 in its first three years.
Concordia 2, UNOH 1
LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio softball team (24-22, 5-8 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference) dropped game one of a scheduled doubleheader to Concordia (Mich.) University (15-25, 8-7 WHAC) in a pitching duel before a weather delay forced a postponement of the second game Wednesday.
Heather Sanderson (15-8) took the loss for UNOH, allowing two earned runs, nine hits and three walks while striking out two. Maranda Stansbery and Macey Harder has two hits each for the Racers. A makeup date for game two has not been announced.
ONU 7, Baldwin Wallace 2
ADA — The Ohio Northern women’s tennis team defeated Baldwin Wallace 7-2 Wednesday at the University Tennis Courts and the ONU Sports Center.
The Polar Bears improve to 18-4 overall and 5-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference with the victory at the University Tennis Courts and the ONU Sports Center. The Yellow Jackets moved to 6-10 overall (2-4 OAC).
Mike Purdy can be reached at 567-242-0451.