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BOWLING GREEN — Southview’s surprise run in the Ohio Division I baseball tournament came to an end Friday, one win short of a first trip for the Cougars to the state semifinals. North Royalton touched Cougars lefty starter Tyler Stambaugh for an unearned run in the third inning, added a run in the fourth, and Bears pitcher Noah Sasse escaped jams in four straight innings to survive for a 3-1 win over Southview (18-11) in a regional final played at Bowling Green’s Steller Field. PHOTO GALLERY
TIFFIN — State rules cap a high school pitcher at 10 innings over three days. Jordan Bostater reached that limit in two hours.The Bryan senior and his rubber right arm were resilient Friday, matching Bostater’s counterpart of Sandusky Perkins with one scoreless inning after another in a thrilling Division II regional final. It wasn’t enough, though, and Bryan’s unlikely excursion through the postseason is over one inning short of the state tournament. The Golden Bears never scored in 10 innings, losing 1-0.
HAMLER — Sometimes in baseball, all you can do is tip your hat. That was certainly the case in the Division IV regional final at Patrick Henry on Friday where Tinora put together an impressive 17-hit attack. The Rams hit the ball hard throughout and shutout host Patrick Henry 14-0 in a game shortened to five innings by the mercy rule.
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TRACK AND FIELD
AMHERST, Ohio — Perrysburg’s girls and Southview’s boys reigned over the competition in the Northern Lakes League this spring, then ran with that momentum at the Division I regional track championships on Friday at Steele High.Both competed well enough to earn regional runner-up trophies. Perrysburg placed second with 51 points. Southview ran second in the boys competition with 64 points. PHOTO GALLERY
Nick Demaline knew he had one more thing to accomplish.Friday at the Division III track regional at Tiffin Columbian, Demaline got it.The Western Kentucky recruit won the regional title in the boys shot put with a Division III-best mark of 68 feet, 10.5 inches, more than 17 feet ahead of second-place finisher Kevin Crowe of Lakota (51-5).
COLUMBUS — Knowing that he had already surpassed anything he had ever accomplished, Central Catholic senior Dugan Delp played loose during his second-round match of the Division I state singles tournament Friday at Ohio State. The result was a state semifinal berth for Delp, who will play Springboro senior Zach Berry today at the same site.