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April 24, 2018

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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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Tied in the 7th, Crestviews pulls away

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com

(BLUFFTON) - Four runs in the top of the seventh proved to be the difference as Crestview topped Bluffton in a Northwest Conference baseball affair Monday evening.  

Tied 1-1 entering the seventh, the Knights plated four runs to take the lead.  

Dakota Bricker had two of Bluffton’s six hits while Braeden Edwards had one hit and one run scored for the Pirates.  Bluffton is now 2-3 overall and 1-1 in NWC play.

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Schaadt belts game winning home run

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
(LEIPSIC) - Bluffton softball improved to 6-2 on the season with a dramatic 2-1 road victory.  Libby Schaadt belted a go ahead home run in the sixth.  She also dominated the Vikings from the center circle, striking out 15 batters and limiting the hosts to just two hits on the night. 

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Pirate spring athletes finally "play ball"

Baseball, softball, boy's tennis, track and field all compete over the weekend

Finally!

Those Pirate spring  sports teams did not compete against Mother Nature. Instead they faced traditional spring opponents. After the weekend came to a close, BHS teams looked pretty good.

Here’s some game summarizes from Sam Brauen. Go to Bluffton Pirates.com (top right banner on the Icon homepage) for complete results.

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BHS boys' tennis: Haggard lone winner vs Defiance

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Justin Haggard turned in a win in first singles but Defiance took the remaining matches and defeated Bluffton 4-1 in boys tennis Monday afternoon. The Pirates are now 1-2 in match play.

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BHS softball: Schaadt strikes out 9 in win over Elida

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com

Sophomore Libby Schaadt had a big afternoon for the Bluffton softball team as the Pirates defeated both visiting Elida and Mother Nature for a 4-1 victory.  With the field snow covered at day break, the win was much needed for the Pirates who had not played in a week. 

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