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May 25, 2019

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Ada boys lose to Bearcats

By Cort Reynolds
The visiting Ada baseball team lost a tough 4-1 battle at Spencerville in Northwest Conference baseball action Monday night.

Ada fell to 8-10  and 1-5 in the NWC with the defeat.

Spencerville improved to 5-15 and ended up 3-5 in the NWC with the win.

The Bearcats scored once in the bottom of the first inning to take the early lead. They went up 2-0 after three, yet Ada's Dylan East scored in the top of the fourth frame to pull within 2-1.

But the hosts answered with a run in the home fourth, then tacked on an insurance tally in the bottom of the sixth to provide the final margin.

Ada girls eliminated by Flyers in sectionals

By Cort Reynolds
Defending district champion Ada lost 10-3 to visiting Marion Local in Div. IV sectional softball first round action on a warm Monday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 9-11 overall with the defeat, while ML improved to 9-11 with the outcome.

ML now plays at third-seeded MAC rival Ft. Recovery in the sectional finals Thursday, May 9 at 5 p.m.

"We just need to put the ball in play better and move runners more effectively," said Ada head coach Rebecca Dicke. "I think the game was closer than the score indicates. We gave them some runs defensively."

ML broke away from a 4-2 lead with six runs in their final three at bats.

Ada boys seeded 7th at sectional; AE 5th, HN 10th

By Cort Reynolds
The Ada baseball team was seeded seventh out of 12 teams at the Div. IV   Ottawa district drawings held Sunday.

Ada (8-9) will host eighth seed Delphos St. John's (4-14) Tuesday, May 14 at 5 p.m. in a first round game.

The winner will then play at third-seeded Columbus Grove (10-5) Thursday, May 16 at 5 p.m. in the sectional finals. Ada's regular season game at Grove was rained out last week.

Allen East (10-11) was seeded fifth and will play 12th seed Pandora-Gilboa May 14 at 5 p.m. The victor plays at number two seed Miller City May 16 in round two.

Bulldog Gautier wins long jump at Ada Invitational

Alex Morgan second in 300 hurdles; Nora Dellifield second in girls pole vault

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada track and field program hosted its annual 16-team Invitational meet on a wet, overcast Saturday.

Ada junior Phillip Gautier won the long jump and finished third in the high jump to pace the Bulldogs. Teammate Alex Morgan came in second in the 300 hurdles, and also was fifth in both the 110 high hurdles and the pole vault.

Nora Dellifield took second in the girls pole vault to lead the Ada girls.

Spencerville won the girls team crown by a narrow margin over Van Wert and Bath. Van Wert captured the boys team title by 50 points over second-place Bluffton.

Ada netters 2nd in Northern Buckeye Tennis League tournament

Spar, Wills grab singles crowns

By Cort Reynolds
DEFIANCE - The Ada tennis team finished a close second in the six-team Northern Buckeye Tennis League tournament at Defiance College's George M. Smart Athletic Center on Friday.

Bryan ended the two-year Bulldog hold on the league title when Jay Fortner captured the first singles championship over Ada senior Cade Mullins.

Freshman Fortner won the decisive match for the NBTL crown and first singles championship 6-2, 6-1 to ensure Bryan's first NBTL title in five years.

Bryan (13-1) edged Ada 13 points to 12. The Bulldogs won the 2018 NBTL title outright, and finished in a four-way tie for first in 2017.

Here's your weekend ONU sports update

Baseball, softball, men's tennis, men's lacrosse, men's golf, women's tennis

Junior Brady Guest (Convoy/Crestview) smashed a two-run home run to cap a three-run fifth inning Sunday afternoon, propelling Ohio Northern past third-seeded Baldwin Wallace 4-2 in game five of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament at Donna J. Newberry Field.

With the victory, the Polar Bears improve to 23-18 overall on the season. In addition, ONU books a spot in the OAC Tournament championship series with fourth-seeded Otterbein this afternoon, scheduled for 2:30 p.m. An "if necessary" game seven is slated for 4:30 p.m. as Northern must defeat the Cardinals twice to repeat as OAC Champions.

The Yellow Jackets drop to 33-10 overall with the loss.