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April 25, 2019

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Pirate softballers beat Elida

By Cort Reynolds
ELIDA - The visiting Bluffton softball team defeated Elida 7-3 in a non-league contest Monday evening.

The Lady Pirates improved to 3-1 with the victory, while Elida fell to 4-1 with their first defeat.

Bluffton pitcher Libby Schaadt ran her record to 3-1 with a complete-game four-hitter. She allowed three earned runs and struck out seven over seven innings to earn the win.

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Lady Pirates win pitcher's duel at O-G

Comeback victory lifted the Pirate record to 2-1

By Cort Reynolds
OTTAWA - Visiting Bluffton scored two runs in the sixth to eke out a 2-1 non-league softball win over Ottawa-Glandorf Thursday evening.

The comeback victory lifted the Pirate record to 2-1 this spring.

Bluffton hurler Libby Schaadt fired a complete game three-hitter. She struck out a dozen, walked three and allowed just one earned run in seven innings.

Schaadt shut out the hosts over the final six innings to earn the win.

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Meet the Pirates of spring -

Meet the Bluffton High School and Junior High spring sports teams. Photos show the following teams:
1 - Baseball
2 - Softball
3 - Track and field
4 - Boys' tennis
5 - Junior high track and field

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Elida sweeps Pirate netmen

By Cort Reynolds
The Elida boys tennis team defeated Bluffton 5-0 Wednesday evening. The Bulldogs won all 10 sets in the match.

Match results:
Singles:
1) Dylan Buettner (E) def. Drew Wilson (B) 6-4, 7-5
2) Riley Frieke (E) def. Mack Burner (B) 6-0, 6-0
3) Aidan Bartels (E) def. Jordan Siefer (B) 6-0, 6-4

Doubles:
1) Riley Creps/Jacob Ramirez (E) def. Eden Nygaard/Grant Klingler (B) 6-0, 6-1
2) Wyatt Wuest/Eric Butler (B) def. Connor Lee/Luke Shadle (B) 6-4, 6-0

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Bluffton win a no hitter!

Pirate frosh Cole Koenig no-hits USV Rams

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - Bluffton freshman hurler Cole Koenig tossed a run-rule shortened no-hitter to defeat visiting USV 12-1 Wednesday evening in non-league baseball action.

Juniors Cayden Rayle and Tucker Neff each collected two hits and two runs batted in to help pace the nine-hit Bluffton offense.

Koenig aided his own cause with a single. Freshman Nick Pratter also added a single. Bluffton also took advantage of six Ram errors to win going away.

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Track and field: Bluffton hosts quad meet

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton track and field team hosted a four-team meet Tuesday night at Salzman Stadium.

The Pirates competed with Delphos Jefferson, Arcadia and Allen East in an unscored meet. The Bluffton boys dominated their foes by winning most events.

Top Bluffton finishes:
Girls 200 meters:
4th Monday, Kylie  29.3

Girls 300 m:
2nd Schwab, Taylor 59.2  
3rd Bischoff, Cora 59.4

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