Jaguars advance to state


The Fulton County Jaguars Special Olympics team traveled to Findlay the last weekend in August to compete in the West Section Softball Tournament. The Jaguars defeated the Lucas County Sluggers in game one 22-14. The Jaguars held Lucas County to only four runs in the first inning, while scoring nine. Stellar pitching from Nathan Schaefer propelled the Jaguars to their first win.

The Jaguars took on Ottawa County in the championship match. Ottawa took the lead early, scoring seven runs. The Jaguars fought back to obtain a 10-7 lead going into the second. Ottawa bounced back and after the third inning, the game was tied 11-11.

Both teams fought back and forth to try to get the winning run in. The Jaguars received the big break in the fourth. Corey Hite was up to bat with one out. He hit a grounder to shortstop, and ran to first. The defense overthrew the ball to first, and Corey advanced to third on an error. Jason Pfund then hit a grounder and scored in the game-winning run!

The Jaguars now advance to the state semifinal at the Coontz Recreation Complex in Oregon, OH Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. The Jaguars are coached by Celia and Nick Wilson, assisted by Zach and Carolee Hartman.

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The Fulton County Jaguars Special Olympics team won the West Section Softball Tournament in late August and will now represent the area at state Sept. 16. Front row, from left: Nick Denn, Jason Pfund, Mary Delphous, Dani Smith, Tim Rettig. Back row: Coach Nick Wilson, Nathan Schaefer, Donnie Weber, Corey Hite, Jenny Whaley, Austin Double, Roger Wolfram, Megan Marini, Coach Celia Wilson, Chad Kutzli. Not pictured are Nick Weigand, Kristina Ellis-Smith, Mark Swartz.
http://www.fcnews.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2017/09/web1_Fulton-County-Jaguars.jpgThe Fulton County Jaguars Special Olympics team won the West Section Softball Tournament in late August and will now represent the area at state Sept. 16. Front row, from left: Nick Denn, Jason Pfund, Mary Delphous, Dani Smith, Tim Rettig. Back row: Coach Nick Wilson, Nathan Schaefer, Donnie Weber, Corey Hite, Jenny Whaley, Austin Double, Roger Wolfram, Megan Marini, Coach Celia Wilson, Chad Kutzli. Not pictured are Nick Weigand, Kristina Ellis-Smith, Mark Swartz.

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