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Winckowski leads Erskine to NCAA Southeast Regional
Former Clay and Owens Community College baseball player Casey Winckowski is playing for Erskine College in South Carolina, which qualified for the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional as the sixth seed.

The 17th ranked Flying Fleet’s post season run ended after losing to fourth-ranked Columbus State 8-7 in an elimination game.  Winckowski played his part in the final game, helping Erskine get off to a good start.

In the bottom of the second inning, Erskine’s Luke Danielewicz would hit a one out double down the line and then score on a single by Zach McCarthy. Winckowski would then double down the left field line and an error by the Cougar left fielder would allow McCarthy to score and Winckowski to advance to third.

Winckowski’s teammate, Matt Youngblood, would then lift a fly ball into right center field allowing Winckowski to tag up and slide in ahead of the throw from the outfield to give Erskine the 3-0 lead. The Fleet lead would be short lived as the Cougars would respond to take the victory and advance.


For the second year in a row, the Eastwood Middle School quiz bowl team won the county championship with a victory over Otsego.

The tournament was held at the Wood County Educational Service Center on

                      Eastwood 7th Grade Team

Thursday, March 25.

It was not an easy match between the two. The middle school went into the tournament in first place with a season record of 8-0. Otsego’s record was 7-1, with its only loss to Eastwood during their season. The Eagles dominated over Otsego in the first round with 38 points; Otsego scored only 18.

In the second round Otsego pushed forward in round two with 40 points and Eastwood with 34. In a nail biting third round Otsego was consistent with right answers, but Eastwood was able to pull through with a score of 58-52 in the end.

Members of the middle school quiz bowl team were Tony Bolton, Julianna Cajka, David Krukemyer, Lucas Liner, Scott Stewart, Aaron Titkemeier, Matt White and Erik Withrow.  Their coach was Diane Swartz.


Ashland University senior pitcher Kevin Dunn (Genoa) is one of nine Eagles selected to the All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference First Team.
It is the first time Dunn was chosen to the All-GLIAC team in two seasons. Dunn, a 6-foot-3, 200 pound right hander, is one of five transfers on the AU baseball team that started at Owens Community College.
Heading into the NCAA Division II playoffs, Dunn has tallied six wins and a 3.88 ERA in 60.1 innings pitched.  He is also tied for third in the GLIAC in strikeouts (51), tied for third in wins and is seventh in innings pitched.
In his first season with the Eagles, Dunn pitched in 19 games, which tied for the team lead. He started three games, and pitched one complete game. He was fourth on the team in ERA (3.43), tied for second in saves (2) and tied for third in innings pitched (44.2). Dunn also had a superb strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.4) with 31 strikeouts and nine walks. He finished the year with a 5-2 record. The five wins tied Dunn for third on the team in victories. 
At Genoa, Dunn earned both all-league and all-district honors. His father, Gary, played football at the University of Toledo. 


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