Tinora Edges Archbold in DIII District Pitching Classic
Tinora catcher Nolan Schafer led off the fourth inning with a home run off Archbold ace DJ Newsom for the first run of the DIII District semi-final game at Defiance High School. It was only the second hit of the game for the Rams. They would not get another. As it turned out, they would not need another as the lone run held up for a 1-0 Tinora victory.
Despite Newman’s brilliant performance on the mound, one run on two hits and 12 strikeouts in six complete game innings, the Blue Streaks were unable to push anyone across home plate against the Ram defense and pitcher Casey Wolfrum. In throwing a complete game shutout, Wolfrum gave up three singles and a bloop two-out double in the seventh inning while striking out five and walking none. Neither team committed an error.
The loss ends the season for the Streaks, last year’s DIII State Runners-up. It was also the final high school athletic competition for Newman who is headed to Bowling Green State University to play baseball and for fellow seniors Zane Behnfeldt and Jaybe Burkle.
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