Tinora Rams junior right-hander Jayden Bergman spun a 1 hit, 5 inning shutout on a chilly, windy afternoon in Edgerton. In limiting the Bulldogs of Edgerton to just 1 single, Bergman needed just 60 pitches to get the win. Bergman ended his afternoon with 5 K’s while walking just 1 batter in picking up his first win of the season.
The Rams bats were alive on a chilly day at Edgerton, scoring 16 runs on 15 hits, improving to 9-2 overall and 3-0 in GMC play. Cole Commisso led the way with a single, double, 1 RBI, and 3 runs scored. Christian Commisso with 2 single and 2 runs scored. Bergman helped himself at the plate with a single, a double, a sacrifice, 1 run scored, and 2 RBI. Casen Wolfrum with 2 singles and 2 RBI.
Edgerton fell to 5-8, 0-3 in the GMC. The lone Bulldog hit of Bergman was by Caleb Schlie.
The Rams of Tinora are back at it Saturday from Tinora in a late morning game vs Liberty Center. The Rams JV team was victorious at home vs Edgerton 10-2.
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They say good pitching stops good hitting, that was proven tonight with both aces on the hill for their respected teams. The Tinora Rams headed into Fairview with a 7-2 overall record and a 1-0 GMC mark while averaging over 14 runs per game. Fairview came into the contest averaging 12+runs and a record of 3-4 and 0-1 in GMC play.
In a matchup of aces, both on the hill and in the dugouts, Tinora’s lead man Brent Renollet sent senior righty Andrew Imthurn to the hill, Fairview skipper Andy Singer sent Caleb Frank. Both Renollete and Singer have over 600 combined wins, both also with a 70%+ winning percentage.
After scoring a run without a hit in the top of the 1st inning, the Apache ace Frank shut down the high-powered Rams attack over the next 3 innings. The Rams were held hitless for the first 4 innings, not until a Marcus Grube single in the 5th inning did the Tinora offense register a hit. After the Grube single gave Tinora a 3-1 lead, the Rams offense seemed to get a much-needed spark, scoring two runs in the 5th, three more in the 6th, and 4 in the 7th for a 10-5 win. Bryce Bailey with a huge AB in the 6th, scoring 2 on a fielder’s choice, giving Tinora a 6-3 lead.
Fairview’s Austin Bostater tied the game at 3 with a RBI double in the bottom of the 5th. Jackson Grine with 2 solo home runs for Fairview.
Caleb Frank went 6 innings for Fairview, pitching extremely well in the defeat. 5 huge Apache errors played a part in the Rams late-inning runs. Andrew Imthurn went the distance, striking out six for the complete game victory, his fourth win of the season.
Andrew gained the Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game award for his dual roles on the hill and at the plate. Imthurn went 2-3 with a single, double, 1 RBI, and 2 runs scored.
Tinora used a 8 run first inning, as well as a 12 run third inning en-route to a road shutout over the Edon Blubombers. Tinora improves to 7-2. The Rams (1-0) will restart the GMC schedule with road games at Fairview on Tuesday and at Edgerton on Thursday.
Kade Vogelsong started and went the first 3 innings for the Rams while picking up the win. Korbin Castell worked the final two innings for Tinora to close out the Rams win.
Cole Commisso lead the Rams hit parade with a two singles, double, and a 2 run HR, 3 runs scored, 7 RBI. Marcus Grube added 4 singles, BB, and 4 runs scored, 2 RBI. Bryce Bailey was 3-5, 2 Runs scored. Casen Worfrum chipped in with two doubles and two runs scored as well as Andrew Imthurn who had 2 walks, a single, and 3 runs scored for the Rams.
The Tinora Rams loaded the bus for a long day of baseball at Elida playing in the Ed Sandy Classic with Elida, Lima Central Catholic, and Delphos St Johns.
In the opening game vs LCC, the Rams jumped out to an early lead, scoring 6 in the first inning. Tinora never looked back, going on to a 21-6 win in 6 innings to advance to the championship game vs Elida. Tinora junior Cole Commisso got the win on the hill for the Rams going the first 4.1 innings. Casen Wolfrum pitched the last 1.2 innings for Tinora in the victory.
THS Pitching: Cole Commisso: 4.1 IN, 5 K, 5 BB, 3 H, 5 R, 5 ER (Win) Casen Wolfrum: 1.2 IN, 4 K, 2 BB, 3 H, R, ER
With the opening game victory, the Rams took a 5-2 record to the championship game vs the hosts, the 7-0 Bulldogs.
In the championship game vs a very confident and talented Elida ballclub, the Rams were not intimidated, jumping out to an early 2-0 lead over the Bulldogs. Tinora added 5 more runs in the top of the third, 1 in the fourth before the rains came and stopped the game briefly. The bats did not cool however, Tinora added 3 more in the fifth to grab a 11-2 lead. The Rams added a single run in the top of the sixth before closing out the Bulldogs in the bottom of the sixth to capture the Ed Sandy Classic Championship. Tinora senior righty Tristin Birks went the first 5 innings for Tinora, Kade Vogelsong closed out the Bulldogs in the sixth, giving Tinora the win, 12-2. Rams hurlers limited Elida to just 4 hits.
THS Hitting – Nolan Schafer: 1-3, 2 R, RBI, BB Marc Grube: 2-4, R, BB, RBI: Christian Commisso: 1-1, R, HP, BB, RBI THS Pitching: Tristen Birks: (Win) 5 In, 5 K, 3 BB, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER: Kade Vogelsong: IN, K, 0 BB, 0 H, 0 R
Tinora improves to 6-2, the Rams handed Elida (7-1) their first defeat on the season.
The Rams are back in GMC play next week at Fairview on Tuesday, and at Edgerton on Thursday. We will have both those games on TRL.
Congratulation’s gentleman, a great job! Ram fans, get out to see this ball club, something special is brewing in 2021.
After a dreary ride over to Wayne Trace, the sun sure did shine on the Rams bats over the next 2 hrs.
Tinora improved to 4-1 with a conference opening win over the Raiders of Wayne Trace, 22-0.
The Rams bats were hot right out of the gates, scoring 9 runs on 6 hits in the top of the first inning, Tinora sent 14 batters to the plate.
The Tinora Bats stayed hot over the next few innings, scoring 1 run in the second, 7 in the third, and 4 in the fourth, caped by a Nolan Schafer opposite field grand slam. Tinora added a final single tally in the fifth and final inning.
The Rams leadoff hitter was named the Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game by officially going 2 for 3 with 2 walks and a hit by pitch. Schafer also stole 2 bases and scored 4 runs to gain the award by Higbea Embroidery.
Andrew Imthurn started and went the distance in the 5-inning win. Imthurn picked up win #3 in his 5-innings worked. Andrew had 6 K & 2 hits allowed.
Max Grube also reached base 4 times, scoring 3 runs.
Christian Commisso was welcomed back to the Rams starting lineup by reaching base 3 times and scoring 3 runs.
The Rams will head to Anthony Wayne Friday and to Elida on Saturday.
Our next broadcast game will be Tuesday @ Fairview.
The Tinora Rams improved to 3-1 with a thrilling 3-2 victory at home over the Elmwood Royals. Elwood jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning. The Royals threatened to score more before Cole Commisso came on in relieve of Rams starter Casen Worfrum with two out bottom of the 3rd. Cole shut the door on the Royals offense, who had runners at second & third, with an inning ending strikeout. Elmwood held the Rams scoreless until the 3rd inning before the Rams offence finally broke through with Nolan Schafer scoring 1 run. The Tinora offense tied the game at 2-2 with a Tristin Birks run in the 4th inning.
The Rams offense broke the tie in the bottom of the 6th inning playing small ball. After a Kade Vogelsong walk, the Rams Nolan Schafer advanced Vogelsong to 2nd. After a wild pitch, Marcus Grube hit a sac fly scoring Vogelsong from 3rd to give the Rams a 3-2 lead. Commisso held Elmwood scoreless through 2 outs in the top of the 7th before being replaced by Marcus Grube. Grube came on to the get final out with runners at 1st & 2nd, putting the Elmwood rally out with a strikeout to end the game. Rams catcher Nolan Schafer with a great thrown to 2nd base nailing a potential trying run on a stolen base attempt for the 2nd out in the 7th.
The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game goes to Cole Commisso. Cole came on in relief, pitching 4 innings of scoreless relief. Congratulations to Cole and the Rams on a great team win.
Great performances on the hill by Wolfrum, Commisso, & Grube secured the Rams win.
Rams JV victorious over 13-6 at Elmwood.
Tinora is back in action Thursday to start GMC play @ Wayne Trace vs the Raiders.
With the Rams boys basketball victory Saturday afternoon, our winter broadcast season came to and end.
However, with that being stated, from the unknown as we started the Rams football opener at Edgerton, up to the final horn on senior day Saturday afternoon at Tinora, the past 6 months has truly been a rollercoaster ride for everyone involved in HS sports. I would say no one had any idea what each week was to bring from scheduling to broadcasting. We were very fortunate to be able to bring HS sports into the homes, restaurants, and cars of fans everywhere. Some states never gave the schools the chance to have sports this school year, we are very fortunate indeed.
Since the football was put on the tee at Edgerton, we have done 47 live broadcasts everywhere from the outside bleachers, to the fantastic new gym at Tinora High School. Heck, I even did 1 game from my garage during football season.
From Defiance High school, Tinora Elementary, Tinora Middle School, the new gym and everywhere in between, we did the best to bring each event into the lives of those who were unable to attend this season. Unfortunately technology didn’t cooperate with our live events at times, but each of us gave 110%. It’s more frustrating to us trying to bring it back to you than it is for you the viewer I assure you.
2 Lady Rams Volleyball games
9 Rams football games
20 Lady Rams basketball games
15 Tinora boys’ basketball games
1 neutral basketball game between Bryan and Paulding
Thanks to each person who has tuned in on internet radio or has watched on Facebook Live. After a while of seeing the same familiar names and comments during the broadcasts, everyone becomes a bit of one big extended family for those few hrs several times a week. Friends & family everywhere from Defiance, to Dayton, to Cincinnati, to Florida, to Vegas and beyond, each of you make this worthwhile.
We had 1923 listeners during this time on radio.
We also had 8,845 viewers on Facebook Live.
I cannot thank all the area athletic directors enough for all there assistance thus far, especially our own Coach Rutter. I also owe a big thank you to Logan Bailey who assisted with Football, volleyball, & early season basketball camera work. Logan also wrote a weekly scouting report for us during football season, while also producing a season highlight film, those were fantastic additions. Once Logan went back to school, Nancy Bannister took over behind the camera doing a great job as well. Thank you Nancy!
Another thanks to Kim Askins for filling in on video and broadcasting the freshman basketball games.
Of course a big thanks to Kelly Tong for live streaming of the boys & girls wrestling matches this season, the coverage by Kelly was beyond outstanding. Thank you Kelly & everything you contributed to the wrestling streaming!
Last but not least, Mrs. Wells & Mr Tipton for doing all they do in supporting the students in all extracurricular activities, and the assistance they offered us during this timeframe.
Memorable moments during these 6 months:
Even though it was a loss, broadcasting the Rams playoff game from the outside bleachers with the fans vs Columbus Grove was unbelievable. From the back-and-forth game to the excitement in the stands, this was a great atmosphere and probably my favorite broadcast of the season. We had close to 600 viewers for this game.
From a girls basketball perspective, nothing beats the inaugural game in the new gymnasium vs Hicksville. The sights, the smells, and the sparkle was amazing, it was like walking into a new home. Also noteworthy was the comeback by the girls in the final 3 mins at Ayersville was also was a top memory from this past year.
From the boys, calling the Max Grube 3 pointer at the buzzer to beat Wayne Trace to complete the amazing comeback was fantastic.
And of course, in off the court excitement, I will never forget after broadcasting the girls district volleyball game at Lake HS, Logan and myself somehow managed to get lost leaving the school, literally walking outside of the school wondering where we were at. It’s still amazing to this day how that happened.
To the sponsors that made all of this possible, I can’t thank each of you enough. Your generosity has been amazing! Please support our local sponsors.
The Rams traveled over to Hilltop tonight, coming away with a road victory over the Cadets, 46-25. Tinora was without the services of Gavin Eckert for the 2nd straight game, the trio of Rinkel, Harris, & Bailey stepped up to fill the missing piece. The Rams were led by, the Big 3 of Marcus Grube with 17, Max Grube with 11, and Nolan Schafer with 8. Luke Harris chipped in with 4 points along with 6 rebounds, as well as Jacob Bailey with 4 points. Tinora improves to 4-7 and is back in action in GMC play next Friday vs Holgate. The Higbea Embroidery player of the game tonight goes to Nolan Schafer. Nolan stepped up and dug in deep on the defensive end tonight grabbing 11 rebounds to go with his 8 points. Great job Nolan and the Rams. The JV Rams were also victorious 30-13. Eli Plassman with 14, Kegan Miles with 6 for the Rams.
The Tinora Rams cap off an amazing 90 second rally with a Max Grube 3 pointer at the buzzer giving the Rams a 46-43 comeback win over the Wayne Trace Raiders. The Rams closed the game on a 16-0 run to stun the Raiders. The Rams trailed by as much as 14 in the 4th quarter before the last second victory. Tinora improves to 2-3, 1-0 in the GMC. Wayne Trace falls to 7-3, 1-1 in the GMC. The Rams will host the Div IV #2 Kalida Wildcats tomorrow night at Tinora. Nolan Schafer led the way for Tinora with 16, Marcus Grube with 12, and Max Grube with 10. The Higbea Embroidery Player of the game award goes to Max for his game winning basket. Video clip attached.