Defense Drives Redskins Past Shelbyville

•April 20, 2016•

The Redskins baseball team beat the Shelbyville Rams 5-1, improving Sullivan’s record to 9-3 and 3-1 in the conference.

Pitcher Zach Hrvol went the distance striking out 12. He threw 64 strikes in 91 pitches, allowing one run on six hits and one base on balls.

Coach Troy Rogers pointed out several great plays on defense made the win possible. That included Alec Ballinger throwing one out at the plate and making a game saving catch.

Tom Schibur made a throw to cut a runner down at home and followed it up with a diving stop to save a run for a great all around team effort and win. Read More

Second for SOV Boys’ Track Team

•April 20, 2016•

Sullivan Okaw Valley boys’ track competed at Warrensburg April 12 finishing in second place with 79 points.

Boys who earned points individually:

Luke Bowman: fifth 100m 11.91; Payton Westjohn: fourth 200m 25.43; Josh Ernst: sixth 200m 26.74, third discus 108’7”; Isaiah Plank: fourth 400m 59.52, 3rd 3200m 11:13.02; Cullen Dyer: fifth 400m 1:00.70. Read More

Big Charleston Inning Topples Sullivan

•April 20, 2016•

Charleston’s 11 run second inning was more than the Sullivan Redskin baseball team could recover from in the 16-3 home loss April 14.

After no score in the first, the Trojans went on a hitting steak that knocked Redskin pitcher Zach Sowers off the mound after two innings. Austin Minnegerode relieved for 1.1 innings as the Charleston team kept hitting. Alec Ballinger finished the game in 1.2 innings getting four strikeouts.

Charleston added two in the second and three in the fourth for 16, with the Redskins scoring a run in the fourth and two in the fifth inning. Read More

Two Wins For Sullivan at Tuscola Showcase

Photo by Darian Hays Redskin pitcher Dylan Liddiard did the five inning stretch against the Storm, getting eight strikeouts, allowing four hits and one run.

Photo by Darian Hays
Redskin pitcher Dylan Liddiard did the five inning stretch against the Storm, getting eight strikeouts, allowing four hits and one run.

•April 13, 2016•

Sullivan baseball team’s trip to the Tuscola Showcase let the Redskins showcase some talent.

Sullivan came away April 8 with a big 11-1 win over Danville Schlarman and followed up Saturday evening with an 8-4 win over Salt Fork.

Dylan Liddiard pitched the five inning game for the Redskins, giving up four hits, throwing 39 of 65 strikes with eight strikeouts. Liddiard gave up one run and four walks in the game.

Depmatt and Rongy split pitching duties for the Hilltoppers. Depmatt gave up nine runs on four hits in 2.1 innings while getting three strikeouts. Rongy pitched 1.2 innings giving up two hits and two runs.

Alec Ballinger and Zach Hrvol scored home runs in the game.

Ballinger had two hits, scoring three runs with one RBI. Hrvol got a hit, two RBIs and scored twice.

Brett Tuttle scored one run following a base on balls. Bryce Farris scored one time following a  walk.  Read More

Seventh Inning Runs Bring Win Home for Redskins

•April 13, 2016•

Sullivan’s 9-3 win over St. Teresa Thursday came with a blast of runs during the seventh inning.

“A lead off walk followed by a great bunt Blake Stewart turned into a hit,” coach Troy Rogers said started the six-run seventh inning.

“Then a ground ball by Ballinger, followed by Tuttle putting one in a perfect spot to prevent a play and score a run,” Rogers continued.

Zach Hrvol walked, then Bryce Farris lined a single to score two.

“We just finally put a good inning together,” he said.

It was a battle of pitchers for most of the game on the Bulldog’s diamond with Tom Schibur holding St. Teresa to three in five innings. Schibur had six strikeouts, allowing three base on balls  and three hits.

Brett Tuttle got the win, pitching two innings, with three strikeouts, while allowing one hit. Read More

Okaw Valley Softball Tallies 20 Runs in Home Win

•April 13, 2016•

By Matt Kracht
NP Sports Reporter

Grace Harlin’s first varsity start of the year was pretty remarkable.

The Okaw Valley sophomore scattered four walks, four hits, and four strikeouts over five innings to earn the 20-0 shutout against Martinsville.

Freshman Madison Vogel’s bases loaded triple in the first inning started the merry-go-round for most runs scored by OVs 2016 squad.

Head coach Dave Benning praised the team effort after the win, “It was good to get a lot of kids in the lineup today contributing. I am very proud of the team not taking Martinsville lightly. Regardless of the score, not giving up on plays is a good quality to have for a young ball club.”

Harlin surrendered back to back singles in the top of the first before a changeup buckled the knees of Martinsville’s three hitter. The strikeout seemed to settle nerves as Harlin recorded back to back pop outs to exit the jam unscathed. Coach Benning complemented Harlin for clutch pitches in big spots after the win. “In the first inning all of a sudden we are first and second nobody out. She didn’t let down at all; came right back at the four, five, six hitters and got out of the jam.” Read More

Sullivan Holds Meridian to One Run for a Big Win

•April 13, 2016•

Sullivan Redskin varsity baseball traveled to Meridian to get a 10-1 win April 5.

Zach Hrvol pitched six shutout innings for Sullivan, allowing two hits and a base on balls. Brett Tuttle came in for one inning of relief with the Hawks getting two hits and one run.

Hrvol got the win, throwing 52 strikes in 81 pitches; Tuttle threw 14 strikes in 19 pitches.

Alec Ballinger got two hits in four trips to the plate and scored twice; Brett Tuttle had three hits off five at bats scoring twice and driving in three RBIs.

Hrvol helped his cause with one hit, one run and a base on balls in four at bats. Bryce Farris had five trips to the plate, getting two hits, a run and one RBI. Read More

Okaw Valley Timberwolves 9-3 Over Lions

•April 13, 2016•

The Okaw Valley baseball team enjoyed a 9-3 win over Decatur LSA  April 8.

The Timberwolves opened the first inning 2-0 over the Lions, who scored one in the second.

Lutheran Schools Association’s Lions scored one in the third and one run in the sixth on eight hits.

Okaw Valley’s team scored two in the third inning, three in the fifth and one in the sixth on nine hits. Read More

SOV Track Finishes Third

•April 13, 2016•

The SOV boys’ track team finished in third place out of 13 teams in the cold, snowy, and windy Arthur Invitational Friday night.

Individuals earning points at the meet were:

Blake Stewart: first in the 200m 23.75, second in the 100m 11.7

Zane Uphoff: second in the 200m 24.1, second in long jump 19’6.5”, third in triple jump 39’6”

JT Bland: second in the 1600m 5:03.1, fifth in the 3200m 10:41.5 Read More