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Pioneers headed to South Regional

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Marietta College Pioneers are one of 56 teams competing in the 2016 NCAA Division III baseball Championship as the full tournament field was announced early Monday morning by the NCAA.The Pioneers earned an automatic bid into the championship field on Saturday by ...

Williamstown outlasts Catholic

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WILLIAMSTOWN - With a 6-0 lead after two innings and ace Reece Westfall occupying the mound, Williamstown looked to be cruising to an easy win over Parkersburg Catholic in the first game of their best-of-three sectional final.However, the Crusaders, led by a two-run home run by first baseman ...

Marietta College baseball team is OAC Tourney Champions

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WESTERVILLE - Tim McCoy had a blast.Two of them, actually, as second-seeded Marietta College defeated third-seeded Baldwin Wallace University, 6-5, to claim the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament baseball crown at Otterbein University's Fishbaugh Field Saturday.The Pioneer leader in home runs ...

The real McCoy steps up at the plate

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WESTERVILLE - If Marietta College senior Tim McCoy's back was a little sore Sunday morning after a cold, rainy, damp day in Westerville Saturday, it's understandable.The 5-foot-11, 195-pound slugger swung a hot bat in helping carry the Pioneers to a 6-5 triumph over Baldwin Wallace University ...

Moore, Brown win ECOL titles for Marietta High

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Travis Moore had to do a little leaning when crossing the 100 boys high hurdles finish line.In doing so, the 6-foot-2 Marietta High junior thinclad won the event, and earned All-East Central Ohio League honors Friday night at Don Drumm Stadium on the campus of Marietta College."He was a fast ...

’Jackets blow out Bulldogs

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WILLIAMSTOWN -The Williamstown baseball team utilized timely hitting, a trio of sharp pitching performances and some charitable Doddridge County defending to record a 12-0 five-inning victory at American Legion field Friday, eliminating the Bulldogs from sectional play.Mason Adkins, who started ...

Etta Express in OAC title game

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WESTERVILLE - Marietta College is in the driver's seat at the 2016 Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament after knocking off top-seeded Otterbein University by a 13-8 score Friday morning at Fishbaugh Field on the Otterbein campus."It was a tightly contested game and you can't relax ...

Catholic trio to play for state title

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Three Parkersburg Catholic tennis players have earned the privilege at an attempt to end their seasons with a state-championship win at 7:30 a.m. today at Schoenbaum Courts in Kanawha City.Crusaders Nash Morris, Noah Chidester and Brendan Smith made it through their ...

Danford puts ball in play — and Tigers in district

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Marietta High was in good shape when the right-handed-swinging Isaac Danford stepped into the batter's box in the bottom of the eighth inning of Thursday's D2 sectional final against visiting Warren High at Legion Field.No one else on the Tigers' squad had hit the ball harder in the game and ...

Marietta tops Warren in 8-inning sectional thriller

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Marietta High had to summon some two-out lightning in extra innings to claim its first sectional baseball championship since 2009.Turner Hill scored from second base on Isaac Danford's groundball, which got by the Warren infielder, in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Tigers to a ...

Pios win OAC tourney opener

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WESTERVILLE - Marietta College opened play in the 2016 Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament with a thrilling 1-0 win over Baldwin Wallace University Thursday afternoon at Fishbaugh Field on the campus of Otterbein University."Winning each game is important regardless of whether you're ...

Belpre softball wins sectional

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BELPRE - No. 6-seeded Beaver Eastern had a unique pitching strategy that came very close to working in Thursday's Division IV sectional championship game at Civitan Park against the third-seeded Belpre Lady Golden Eagles.Belpre took a more traditional approach in the circle and that proved to ...

Yellowjackets move on to regional final

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WILLIAMSTOWN - Nellie King spun an eight-strikeout four-hitter and Williamstown had a three-run fourth inning to turn only a 2-1 lead into a 5-1 win over visiting Gilmer County in a Class A Region IV softball semifinal Thursday to move the Yellowjackets within a win of a state-tournament ...

Frontier stuns Shadyside, wins D-IV sectional crown

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SHADYSIDE - Frontier's baseball team is growing up quick.Another step in the Cougars' maturation took place Wednesday afternoon at Shadyside's Fleming Field.Toby Minder and Aaron Ott both had RBIs in the pivotal fourth inning as Frontier stunned Shadyside, 3-2, in a Division IV sectional ...

Warriors upset by Ironladies, 3-2

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By Ron JohnstonThe Marietta Timesrjohnston@mariettatimes.comVINCENT - Jenny Lynch made no excuses.The third-year Warren softball skipper didn't even lean on the old sports adage that it's difficult to defeat a team three times in a season.But clearly, that's exactly what happened when the ...

Catholic rallies to top Doddridge

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WILLIAMSTOWN - Parkersburg Catholic overcame an early 3-0 Doddridge County lead with the next five runs while sophomore Zach VanCamp shut down the Bulldogs in the final three innings as the Crusaders posted a 5-3 Class A Region IV, Section 1 tournament win here Wednesday.PCHS, now 8-13, faces ...

Wildcats claim title after smashing Symmes Valley

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WATERFORD - There's a series of steps the Waterford High baseball program would like to reach before the 2016 season concludes.Step one was accomplished Tuesday with an 11-1 sectional final victory over Symmes Valley. The Wildcats (18-7) pounded out 11 hits and limited the Vikings to just five ...

Zeps upset Frontier softball

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NEW MATAMORAS - A couple Shenandoah High bat-arounds proved to be host and favored Frontier High's undoing.The 13th-seeded Zeps never looked back after scoring six runs apiece in the fifth and sixth innings to upset the fifth-seeded Cougars, 12-5, in an Ohio Division IV sectional semifinal ...

Cadets ousted by Garaway, 3-1

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BEVERLY - Solid fundamental baseball and Fort Frye have went hand-in-hand through the years as the Cadets are usually one of the most fundamentally sound teams in the area.Tuesday evening the Fort played its normal sound baseball game but unfortunately ran into a carbon copy of itself in the ...

Pioneers in OAC tourney Thursday

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Marietta College is expecting the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament to be very competitive this week at Fishbaugh Field on the campus of Otterbein University in Westerville.Weather permitting, the second-seeded Pioneers (25-15 overall, 13-5 OAC) are scheduled to open up baseball tourney play ...