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April 21, 2018

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Pirate baseball: Cayden Rayle has game-winning hit

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com

Having not played in a week, the Pirate baseball team gave their fans a dramatic extra inning, walkoff win over Fort Jennings Wednesday evening at Kyle Luginbuhl Memorial Field.  Sophomore Cayden Rayle had the game winning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 4-3 BHS victory. 

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Baseball: Paulding overpowers Pirates

By Sam Brauen  www.blufftonpirates.com
(PAULDING) - Bluffton struck first but Paulding was able to pull away for an 11-1 victory in five innings Thursday afternoon.  Brady Romick scored in the top of the first inning giving Bluffton a 1-0 lead but Paulding responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame. 

Dakota Bricker led Bluffton with a 2/2 effort at the plate.  Kaden Reneker, Romick, Brice Rayle and Malachi Pahl all picked up hits for the Pirates. 

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Garmatter has 3 hits 1 stolen base vs. Paulding

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(PAULDING) - Bluffton softball dropped a 3-1 road decision to Northwest Conference foe Paulding Thursday.  The Pirates outhit the Panthers 7-4 but surrendered two unearned runs on three errors.  Bluffton is now 6-3 (1-2 in NWC) while Paulding is 3-3 (2-1). 

Brinkley Garmatter racked up three hits for Bluffton and stole a base.  Katie Prater was 2/3 and drove in Averey Rumer for the lone Pirate run in the top of the first inning.  

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Justin Haggard stays unbeaten in tennis

By Sam Brauen  www.blufftonpirates.com
(BLUFFTON) - Justin Haggard continued his undefeated individual season but the Bluffton boys tennis team fell to St. Mary’s 4-1 Thursday afternoon. 

1st Singles : Justin Haggard won 6-0,1-6, 6-1 over Marcel Lansing

2nd Singles : Christian Groman fell to Howie Spencer 6-0, 6-1

3rd Singles : Drew Wilson fell to C Vanderhorst 6-1, 6-1

1st Doubles : Kory Strahm & Mack Burner fell to Andrew Vogel & David Keller 6-0, 6-0

 

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Pirate track and field team host tri-meet

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com
(BLUFFTON) - The Bluffton Track & Field team hosted a tri-match against Pandora-Gilboa and McComb Tuesday evening.  Team results are not available but here are the individual results for Pirate athletes.  

Times, heights and distances were skewed by the continued cold and windy weather.  

Girls 100
Olivia Setzer - 3rd
Maria Spallinger - 4th

Girls 200
Maria Spallinger - 6th

Girls 400
Lucie Fett - 1st

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Baseball: Big Green slips past Pirates

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
(BLUFFTON) - Ottoville scored three runs in the third inning which was enough to win a 3-0 non-conference battle Wednesday evening.  Bluffton falls to 2-4 with the loss. 

Senior Cole Fruchey pitched well for Bluffton, making it into the sixth inning and holding the Big Green to just two hits and striking out four.  Freshman Evan Mayden got the final five outs for BHS including two strikeouts.  Mayden gave up no hits.  

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