By David Fong
Regional Sports Content Manager
DAYTON — Nathan Helke, a 2012 Troy High School graduate and sophomore pitcher for Sinclair Community College (22-8), currently leads the National Junior College Athletic Associated in saves with nine in nine opportunities.
The 6-foot-6, 265-pound right handed closer for Sinclair has 9 saves in 9 save opportunities. He leads the team in appearances with 15 and in 16.2 innings of work, he has struck out 21 and only walked 1.
• Casey Yingst
LIMA — Yingst, a Covington High School graduate, is amongst the team leaders for the University of Northwestern Ohio softball team this season.
Yingst, a freshman, is has started all six of the Racers’ games so far this season. She’s batting .455 with a pair of doubles and a team-high eight runs batted in. She’s also pitched in a pair of games so far this season, with one start. Yingst is 1-0 with a 3.38 earned run average. She’s struck out six and walked two.
• Chloe Shell
BLUFFTON — Shell, a Covington High School graduate, allowed just one unearned run in leading the Bluffton softball team to a 9-1 victory over rival Defiance recently.
Against Defiance, Shell went the distance in the five-inning contest, giving up just two hits and the one, unearned run. She struck out three and walked three.
For the season, Shell has appeared in 16 games and made 16 starts. She’s 7-5 with a 3.33 earned run average. She’s struck out 43 and walked 32. She’s also pitched six complete games and has one save on the season.
• Leah Schiller
WALTHAM, Mass. — Schiller, a Tippecanoe High School graduate and senior at Bentley University in Massachusetts, recently took sixth place in the 10,000-meter run (42:29.80) at the Corsair Women’s Track and Field Classic at UMass-Dartmouth.
In addition to the track and field team, Schiller also competed on the cross country team.
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