FORT WAYNE — Another low-scoring game resulted in a loss for the Rockets.

They bounced back to split the doubleheader.

The Portland Rockets fell 2-0 in the first game Sunday to the Fort Wayne Jackers before winning the second 3-1.

Portland had lost 3-2 at home against the Jackers on Friday night.

The Rockets (11-9) scored all of the runs in their win in the fifth inning with Zach Tanner delivering a one-out double. An intentional walk and a conventional walk loaded the bases, and Blake Caldwell’s fielder’s choice brought Tanner to the plate for a 1-0 lead. Singles by Caleb Richardson and Noah Collins drove in the other two runs.

Bryce Deckman got the win, allowing just one hit and two walks in four shutout innings.

Tyler Reynolds took the loss in the opener as he gave up two runs — one earned — one three hits and three walks in five innings. Deckman had the only hit for Portland.



Eels split

COLDWATER, Ohio — The Fort Recovery Eels summer swim team defeated Tecumseh Woods 648-517 Monday but lost to the host Coldwater Cuda’s 1,078-478.

Teigen Fortkamp paced Fort Recovery with her three victories in the 15-and-older division. She was first in the 100-meter individual medley, 50 backstroke and 50 butterfly.

Fortkamp also teamed with Audra Bubp, Allison Knapke and Joelle Kaup to win the 15-and-older 200 freestyle relay.

Makenna Huelskamp took the top spot in the 13-14-year-old 50 breaststroke while Bubp won the 15-and-older 50 breaststroke.



Peterson leads

PENNVILLE — Graham Peterson continued his big scoring efforts in leading the Progressive Office Products Wasps to a championship this weekend in the Pennville Soccer League.

Peterson racked up five goals in the semifinal round and scored four for the Wasps in the Stinger Division championship game, a 7-1 win over the Display Craft Yellow Jackets, to total 35 for the season. Laney Thompson had seven goals in the Yellow Jackets’ semifinal victory.

Ethan Peterson powered the Penrod Monuments Galaxy to the finals and then a balanced scoring effort led it to a 3-0 victory over the Freiburger Roofing and Siding LLC Rockets in the Space Division title game. Peterson scored three times in the semifinal, and LaVaughn Hart, Carsten Penrod and Sam Gibson each had one goal in the finals.

Gabby Gibson handled the bulk of the scoring as the Dave’s Heating and Cooling Cougars won the Wildcat Division championship. She had two goals in the semifinal and two more in the 2-1 victory over the Patriot Sportswear Cheetahs in the championship.



Optimists outlast

Portland Optimists edged Jay County REMC 18-17 Monday in Portland Junior League Rookie softball.

In the other Rookie softball game, The Rock Church defeated Wings and Rings 17-8. Portland Lions Club beat Inman U Loc 13-2 in Willie Mays baseball.

On Friday, Matt’s Garage scored a 17-10 Rookie baseball win over Barnett’s.

Kennedy Newell led Portland Optimists to their win with four singles and a run. Lizzie Miller, Brinley Steed and Ava Noles all had three hits and three runs, and Renlee Hummer finished with four hits. Josey Snow recorded five hits and four runs for REMC.

Annabelle Wiggins had a double and three singles to lead The Rock. Kenzlea Bentz also had four hits, and Joelee LeMaster, Ellie Wiggins, Journi Dalrymple and Hendrix Steed all had three hits.

Finn Hemmelgarn led the Lions Club offense with three hits, including a double, and three RBIs. Bryce Richie struck out eight batters in three innings before Hemmelgarn struck out the side in the final frame.

Lexten Dakin was 3-for-3 with a triple, a double and two RBIs Friday for Matt’s Garage. Ethan Peterson, Luke Jellison, Liam Ridenour and Josiah Sager all added three hits.

Drew Lingo ripped three triples and a single while driving in one run for Barnett’s.