Tinora 5 Montpelier 4

In a battle of state-ranked teams at Tinora, the Rams came in at #12 in Div III, Montpelier #16 in Div IV, a great game was expected, what everyone got was an instant classic.

Heading into the last inning, the Tinora bats had only registered two runs off the two Montpellier pitchers, Collin Crisenbery and Jaxon Richmond.

Trailing 4-2 in their last at-bat in the 7th inning, the Rams needed a spark. A lead off walk to Max Grube started the Tinora rally. After a ground out by Nolan Schafer advanced Max Grube to second, Tinora sent up senior Marcus Grube. Grube smashed an RBI double down the left-field line scoring twin brother Max, cutting the lead to 4-3.
After intentionally walking Andrew Imthurn, a wild pitch advanced both Grube and Imthurn. Cole Commisso was intentionally walked to load the bases. Up stepped Tinora junior right fielder Bryce Bailey. After Bryce worked the count to 2-2, Bailey hit a slow roller to shortstop, the throw home was high allowing both Marcus Grube to score the trying and Andrew Imthurn to score the winning run in the Rams come from behind 5-4 victory.

Tristen Birks started and went the first four innings before being relieved by Kade Vogelsong. Kade came in and shut the door on the Locos bats over the last three innings.

The usually great Rams defense had 3 errors in the first inning, allowing Montpelier to score two unearned runs taking a 2-0 lead. Tylor Yaharaus hit a two-run home run for Montpellier in the second inning, increasing the Locos lead to 4-0
Tinora broke through in the third with a Schafer run cutting the lead to 4-1. The Rams scored a single run in the fourth, closing the gap to 4-2 before the seventh-inning rally.

Kade Vogelsong gained the Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game award for his relief efforts.

With the win, Tinora improves to 15-2 and will face Antwerp tomorrow in a pivotal GMC matchup from Tinora High School.

THS Hitters:
Nolan Schafer: 2-4, 2
Grube: 2-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI
Andrew Imthurn: 1-3, R, BB
Christan Commisso: 1-3, 2B

THS Pitching:
Tristen Birks: 4 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 K, 4 BB, 2 HP
Kade Vogelsong: Win, 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 K, 3 BB

Game winning AB by Bryce Bailey below:

The week ahead softball, track, & baseball.

Make sure you make plans to stop out this week to see some state ranked opponents, the weather is supposed to be great, especially Tuesday!

⚾Monday 5 pm varsity baseball vs Montpelier (#17 in Div VI)

👟 Tuesday 4:30 pm Track teams at home vs Edgerton, Hicksville, & Fairview.

🥎Tuesday 5 pm Lady Rams softball hosts Antwerp. (2019 State Champs)

⚾Tuesday 5 pm varsity baseball hosts Antwerp (#3 in Div IV)

🥎Thursday 5 pm Lady Rams hosts Holgate.

⚾Thursday 5 pm varsity baseball hosts Holgate.

The ladies and gentlemen need your support on Tuesday!

Come on out to be a part of great match-ups in softball, track, and baseball! If anyone is wishing to assist in video for track or softball, please drop a message. 🐏💚

Zolman fires a no-hitter & 1 hitter as the Lady Rams sweep doubleheader at Leipsic on Saturday.

Yesterday the Lady Rams traveled to Leipsic, sweeping the Vikings in a scheduled DH, 8-1 and 14-4.

Leading hitters for the Tinora Lady Rams:

Tristen Norden- triple, double, 3 singles
Devona Holmes-home run,2 doubles, 2 singles
Scylea Zolman-2 home runs
Paige Carpenter- double, 2 singles
Anna Frazier triple, 2 doubles, single

The Lady Rams are off to a great start under first-year head coach Denny Helberg, Tinora is 9-4.

The Lady Rams are home Tuesday vs Antwerp, and Thursday vs Holgate in GMC action.

Tinora 6 Maumee 5 Final

After coming in off a big GMC win Friday vs Hicksville, the Rams welcomed Div II opponent Maumee to Tinora for a Saturday afternoon game.

Tinora came in with the water running on hot, winning 9 straight, and 13 of their last 14 games. The Rams only loss this month was to Div I Anthony Wayne, the Generals currently are ranked #2 in Div I.

Tinora sent junior right-hander Casen Wolfrum to the hill vs the Panthers of Maumee. Wolfrum was coming off a 10 strikeout performance a week ago in a win vs Liberty Center. Although Wolfrum didn’t have the command he had a week earlier, the junior battled all the way to the end, giving every ounce of energy his right arm could muster up. Wolfrum went 4 2/3 innings in the no-decision, allowing 3 runs to the Maumee offense who was coming in off a road win at Defiance on Thursday, 4-2.

The Tinora bats again jumped out quickly in the first inning, a leadoff single by Tinora’s Nolan Schafer was followed by an RBI ground out by Cole Commisso giving the Rams a 1-0 lead after one inning. The score remained 1-0 through three innings as both Wolfrum and Maumee starter Drew Durliat battled it out pitch for pitch.

The Rams broke through in the bottom of the fourth for two more runs. Christian Commisso with an RBI single, scoring Tristan Birks, and Max Grube with a Sac fly scoring Commisso, giving the Rams a 3-0 lead.

Maumee finally broke through in the top of the fifth, scoring three runs to tie the game at 3-3. Rams starter Wolfrum was relieved by senior lefty Jacob Bailey. Bailey came on to get the final out in the fifth.

Tinora again took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth, scoring two runs. Rams third base Tristan Birks and First baseman Christian Commisso supplying RBI’s to increase the Rams lead to 5-3. Tinora added a single run on an RBI single by Marcus Grube in the bottom of the sixth to increase their lead to 6-3 heading into the final inning.

The Maumee Panthers broke through scoring 2 runs in the top of the seventh before Cole Commisso came on in relief of Jacob Bailey slamming the door on the Panthers comeback, stranding runners at second and third.

THS Hitters:
Nolan Schafer: 2-3, 2 R, BB. 2B
Andrew Imthurn: 2-4, R
Christan Commisso: 1-2, SF, R, 2 RBI

THS Pitching:
Casen Wolfrum: 4.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, K, 5 BB
Jacob Bailey: Win, 1.2 IP, H, 2 R, 1 ER, BB
Cole Commisso: Save, 0.2 IP, H, 0 R, H, K

With the win, Tinora improves to 14-2, Maumee falls to 4-9.

The Hibgea Embroidery player of the game award went to Casen Wolfrum. Casen showed even though he didn’t have his A stuff on the mound, he still gave 110% effort, emptying the tank in his efforts allowing his teammates a chance to win.

The Rams are back in at home Monday vs Montpelier, & Tuesday vs Antwerp.

Tinora 12 Hicksville 2 F/6

Coming off the big win at 4-1 win at Defiance on Monday, a Tuesday snowstorm postponed the Rams and Aces game to Friday afternoon.

Head coach Brent Renollet sent ace Andrew Imthurn to the mound while Hicksville head man Tim Shock, who recently registered career win #100, sent ace Jackson Bergman to face the Rams offense. Tinora came in with a team average over .400 while Bergman was averaging two strikeouts per inning.
Hicksville grabbed an early 1-0 in the top of the first with an RBI single by Aiden Champion, scoring Bergman.

Tinora answered with three in their half of the first, giving the Rams bats an early 3-1 lead off the Ace’s ace Bergman. A leadoff double by Nolan Schafer, who scored on an Andrew Imthurn double, started the Rams three run first. The Rams scored 3 runs on 5 hits in the bottom of the first inning.
Both teams went scoreless through the next two innings as both Imthurn and Bergman settled down after the first inning.

The Rams bats came back alive in the bottom half of the fourth inning, Tinora scored three runs on just 2 hits. A leadoff double by Jayden Bergman and a walk to Nolan Schafer started the three run third inning, which was aided by another walk and a Hicksville error. Marcus Grube and Andrew Imthurn provided RBI singles in the inning as well for Tinora.

Tinora righty Andrew Imthurn quieted the Hicksville bats over the next few innings, limiting the Aces to just 2 runs in his five innings of work.

After Hicksville added a run in the top of the fifth to close the gap to 6-2, the Rams answered with two runs of three hits in the bottom of the fifth. The spark plug of the Rams, Nolan Schafer, was again in the middle of the action. Schafer added a single, a stolen base, and a run scored in the Rams three run inning as Tinora grabbed an 8-2 lead.

Hicksville’s junior righty Jackson Bergman’s night came to an end after the fifth as Hicksville went to senior Brandon Crowl. Bergman ended with six strikeouts on 12 hits, while walking four Rams.

Imthurn was replaced by Jayden Bergman on the hill for Tinora, Bergman escaped damage in the top of the six.

In the bottom of the sixth, Tinora sent seven men to the plate, scoring four runs including the same winning single by Marcus Grube scoring Nolan Schafer as the Rams beat the Aces 12-2 in six innings.

Andrew Imthurn improves to 5-0 on the season for the Rams.

Tinora Improved to 13-2, 4-0 in the GMC. Hicksville falls to 4-10, 0-4 in conference play.

The Rams will host Maumee Saturday at noon, weather permitting.

The Higbea Embroidery player of the game award went to Rams catcher Nolan Schafer. Schafer went 2-4, reached on an error, walked, scored 4 runs, and stole one base. Schafer also picked off a base runner from behind the plate.

THS Hitters:
Nolan Schafer: 2-4, 4 R, BB. 2B, RBI
Marcus Grube: 3-5, 3 RBI, R
Andrew Imthurn: 2-3, R, BB, 2 RBI
Jayden Bergman: 3-4, 2 2B, 3 R

THS Pitching:
Andrew Imthurn: Win, 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 K, 3 BB
Jayden Bergman: IP, 2 H, 0 R, K

Tinora 4 Defiance 1 Final

In the yearly match-up that both schools mark on the calendar when the schedules come out, the Tinora Rams traveled to Defiance to take on the Bulldogs. Originally this was scheduled as a Tinora Rams home game, moved to Defiance with the Rams being the home team.

In the first coaches poll released Sunday Night, Defiance was ranked #3 in DIV III, the Rams were ranked #12 in DIV III.

The Rams were coming in winning 11 of their last 12 games, seven straight overall, Defiance came in winning six straight, and 9-1 overall in this non-league contest. Tinora sent junior righty Tristan Birks to the hill, Defiance sent sophomore David Jimenez. Jimenez was making his first start of the season, Birks his second.

After a lead-off single and a stolen base by Bulldog lead off Jimenez, the Bulldogs sent 5 more batters to the plate in the top of the first, scoring 1 run on 2 hits and a walk while leaving 2 runners on base. After a rocky first inning, Tinora hurler Tristan Birks settled down over the next 6 innings, limiting Defiance to zero runs on just 2 hits. Birks at one time retired 11 straight at Defiance hitters.

The Rams bats came in averaging 14 runs per game, but Jimenez had the Rams hitters off-balance in his 6 innings pitched. Tinora scored 2 runs in the bottom of the second on back-to-back RBI singles by Jayden Bergman & Casen Wolfrum to grab a 2-1 lead. Tinora added single runs in the bottom of the fifth and sixth to get the 4-1 victory.

The Higbea Embroidery player of the Game award went to Rams starter Tristan Birks.

Tinora Hitters:

Nolan Schafer: 2-3, SB
Christian Commisso: 1-3, 2 R
Jayden Bergman 1-3, RBI
Casen Wolfrum: 1-3, RBI

Tristan Birks: Win, 7 IP, R, ER, 4 H, K, BB

Tinora improves to 12-2 overall, Defiance falls to 9-2.

The Rams are scheduled to play GMC foes Hicksville on Tuesday and Ayersville on Thursday.

Note: 5 pm first pitch temp was 65 degrees, at the final out at 6:50 pm it was 47 degrees.

Rams sweep Liberty Center

The Tinora Rams hosted the Liberty Center Tigers in a scheduled doubleheader on Saturday. The early 10 am start may have had an effect on the hot Tinora bats. The Rams 9-2 were coming in averaging a shade over 14 runs per game, it took a few innings before the Rams bats ignited.
Taking a 3-1 into the fourth inning, Tinora exploded for six runs on 4 hits grabbing a 9-1 lead before closing out the Tigers in 5 innings 11-1.
Tinora starter Casen Wolfrum did not hit the snooze on his alarm, however. The junior righty worked the first four innings, striking out ten in registering his first win of the season. Wolfrum limited the Tigers to just one run on four hits.
For his efforts, Casen was named the Higbea Embroidery Player of the game.
Tinora improved to 10-2 with the game one win.

Tinora leading hitters
Nolan Schafer: 3-4, 3 R, 3 SB, RBI
Marc Grube: 0-1, R, 2 Sac, BB, 2 RBI
Andrew Imthurn: 3-4, R, 2 RBI
Tristen Birks: 2-3, HP

THS Pitching:
Casen Wolfrum: Win, 4 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 10 K, BB
Jacob Bailey: IP, H, 0 R, K, H

In game #2, the Rams bats were alive and well. Tinora jumped out to a quick 4-1 lead before sending fifteen batters to the plate in the third inning, grabbing a 15-1 lead. LC added three runs in the fifth to close the gap, but not enough as the Rams improved to 11-2 with a 15-4 victory
Tinora starter Cole Commisso was effective in his start, Commisso picked up his third win of the season going four innings.

THS Hitters:
Nolan Schafer: 3-4, 2B, 3B, 3 R, 2 RBI, SB
Cole Commisso: 1-1, 2 BB, 2 R
Jayden Bergman: 2-2, 2B, 2 R, BB, 2 RBI

THS Pitching:
Cole Commisso: 4 IP, 2 H, R, ER, 3 K, 4 BB
Kade Vogelsong: IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, BB

The Higbea Embroidery of the Game award in game #2 was awarded to the Tinora Rams staff of Head Coach Brent Renollete, Chuck Carey, Michael Walker, & Reid Anders. The Tinora staff seems to be ready to conquer any obstacles in 2021.

In the week ahead, the Rams will travel to Defiance on Monday, host GMC opponents Hicksville on Tuesday, Ayersville on Thursday before a non-league game vs Maumee on Saturday.

The JV Rams were also victorious vs Liberty Center, 12-2, and the JV defeated Paulding on Friday night, 11-1.

Tinora 16 Edgerton 0 F/5

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 going 3 for 4, 2 singles, a double, 1 RBI, and 3 runs scored. Christian Commisso with 2 single and 2 runs scored. Bergman helped himself at the plate going 3 for 4 with a single, a double, a sacrifice, 1 run scored, and 2 RBI. Casen Wolfrum with 2 singles, 2 runs, and 2 RBI, & Bryce Bailey who was 2-2, with a double, and a run scored.

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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Tinora 10 Fairview 5

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.

THS Hitters: Bryce Bailey: 3-4, R, 2B, 2 RBI Jayden Bergman: 1-2, BB, R, RBI, Sac
THS Pitching: Andrew Imthrun: Win, 7 IP, 5 R, 5 ER, 8 H, 6 K, 3 BB

Inning 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Tinora 1 0 0 0 2 3 4 10 – 8 – 0
Fairview 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 5 – 8 – 5

Tinora improves to 8-2 overall, 2-0 in GMC play. Fairview falls to 3-6, 0-2 in conference play.

Tinora is back in action Thursday at Edgerton, we will try to bring that game to you.

JV Rams victorious over Fairview 10-6.

Lady Rams softball loses 10-0 to Fairview.