(4-24-17) Celina and Wapakoneta are two of the original members of the Western Buckeye League,  one of the oldest conferences in Ohio (70 years). This Tuesday (April 25th)  they come into a key conference game both undefeated and hoping to have a chance to pick-up a WBL baseball title.

Why is this such a big game?  The two schools have a combined 14 WBL baseball titles, which is 10 less (24) than what Defiance has won since they entered the conference in 1973.  Celina broke a 27 year drought when they won the title in 2015, the last title for Wapakoneta was 21 years ago in 1996.

Wapakoneta enters at 6-0 in conference play, while Celina is 5-0 after coming off a big 1-0 win over Defiance on Friday night behind OSU-bound pitcher Seth Lonsway. Defiance (3-1 WBL) will have an eye on this game as they only have the loss to Celina and will play Wapakoneta on Friday, a tough week for the Redskins.

Both teams have had scares during the season, Celina hung to pick up a 6-5 win over Shawnee in 9 innings in the first conference game of the year. The Redskins went 9 innings before finally putting Kenton away (4-13-17) 8-1.

Wapakoneta in their 6 conference wins, have four shut-outs and gave up just one run in the each of the other two games. Celina has three shut-outs and gave up a run to O-G and ffive runs in that Shawnee extra-inning win.

1948 Celina WBL Baseball Champions
1948 Celina WBL Baseball Champions

Celina Bulldogs WBL Championships
Baseball (7): 2015, 1988, 58, 53, 51, 49, 48

WBL Games this week-
4-25-17 vs Wapakoneta
4-28-17 vs St. Marys

WBL Wins – 6-0

  • 4-4-17  Shawnee 6-5 – 9 innings
  • 4-11-17 Elida 10-0 -5 innings
  • 4-13-17 Bath 1-0
  • 4-18-17 O-G 4-1
  • 4-21-17 Defiance 1-0

Wapakoneta Redskins WBL Championships
Baseball (7): 1996, 91, 87, 78, 73, 70, 64

WBL Games this week-
4-25-17 vs Celina
4-28-17 vs Defiance

WBL Wins – 6-0

  • 4-4-17 – St. Marys 7-0
  • 4-7-17 – Van Wert 6-1
  • 4-11-17 – Shawnee 1-0
  • 4-13-17 – Kenton 8-1 – 9 innings
  • 4-18-17 – Elida 7-0
  • 4-21-17 – Bath 5-0
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