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July 22, 2019

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Softball: Lady Knights shut out Ada

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Crestview was relentless as the Lady Knights run-ruled the Ada softball team 24-0 Thursday on a warm but dark evening.

The Lady Bulldogs dropped to 8-8 overall and 0-4 in NWC play with the defeat. The Lady Knights improved to 10-3 overall and 4-1 in league action with the victory.

Crestview is second in the NWC standings, a game behind 5-0 Bluffton, who handed them their lone league loss.

Crestview jumped out to an early 6-0 lead and was never headed. Kali Small slugged a run-scoring triple to right field to make it 9-0 in the top of the third.

Softball team kicks off six-game week

The Ohio Northern softball program bounced back from a 9-8 game one loss with a 9-8 victory in the nightcap to earn a nonconference split with in-state foe Wittenberg Monday afternoon at Betty Doughman Dillahunt Field in Springfield.

With the split, Ohio Northern moves to 18-10 overall this season. Meanwhile, the Tigers jump to 6-22 overall.

Freshman infielder Kara May (Saint Marys/Spencerville) paced the Ohio Northern offense with five hits in nine trips to the plate Monday, which included a three-for-four performance in game two. The Saint Marys native added two RBI, two doubles, and two runs scored to a strong offensive attack.

State-ranked Ottawa Hills netmen knock off Ada 

By Cort Reynolds
The visiting Ottawa Hills tennis team defeated Ada 5-0 on a warm Tuesday evening at the Ohio Northern University Marmon Courts.

Ada dropped to 9-4 with the loss. The undefeated and 12th-ranked Green Bears improved to 4-0 with the win.

OH sophomore Matthew McGee beat Ada senior Cade Mullins 6-1, 6-2 at first singles as the Bulldog fell to 12-4 with the loss. McGee was a state quarterfinalist in Div. II last spring.

Athletic Ada junior Isaac Spar dropped to 11-4 with a tough 6-2, 6-4 defeat at second singles to OH senior James Schwann. 

Bulldog boys blanked by Vikes

By Cort Reynolds
The visiting Ada baseball team lost 13-0 at Leipsic in a non-conference bout Wednesday.

The Bulldog boys dropped to 8-6 with the defeat.

The Vikings seized control with six runs in the bottom of the first. Leipsic plated two runs in the second frame and five more in the third to put the game out of reach and win the run-rule shortened, five-inning game. 

The lone Bulldog hits were singles by senior Austin Amburgey and junior Dylan East. East also stole two bases, while sophomore Zac Swaney walked and swiped a base. 

Ada girls sink Vikings

By Cort Reynolds
The visiting Ada softball team stymied Leipsic 7-1 in a non-league game Wednesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs improved to 8-7 with their first road victory of the season in five tries.

Sophomore hurler Leona Dalton improved to 8-6 by earning her third consecutive victory. She held the Vikings scoreless until the home seventh.

Dalton struck out seven, walked two and gave up just four aingles with no earned runs in her complete-game win.

Ada scored two runs in the top of the first inning, then plated five runs in the second to build a commanding 7-0 lead.

Ada's Mackenzie Wills OAC women's tennis player of the week

Last week she posted a perfect 10-0 overall record

Ada HS grad and ONU junior women's tennis player Mackenzie Wills has been awarded Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week kudos for the first time in her Ohio Northern career, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

Last week, Wills posted a perfect 10-0 overall record, leading the Polar Bears to an undefeated 5-0 mark against Baldwin Wallace, Franciscan, Muskingum, Marietta, and Earlham (Ind.). The junior went 5-0 in singles play in the No. 2-5 roles and 5-0 in doubles action in the No. 1-3 slots.