By Meaghan Frazier
BEAVERCREEK—After a recent loss to Troy, the Vandalia Butler Aviators (14-7) sought vengeance against Greater Western Ohio Conference rivals, Beavercreek (13-5) on Friday. With this win, the Aviators ended the Beavers undefeated streak in conference play, beating them by a score of 11-3.
A momentum shift was given to the Aviators after sophomore Dusty Lewis hit a double that eventually led to Damon Dues scoring. Butler added to the score, getting runs from both Alex Murphy and Nic Martin to finish the first inning with a 4-1 lead. Brian Janson scored the first run for the Beavers.
However, at the top of the fourth inning, Butler’s Chandler Craine hit his first-ever grand slam and extended the Aviators’ lead to 9-2.
“Awesome. I got a fastball right down the middle and I turned in on it,” Craine said of his grand slam.
“It was a good day for us. A lot of the guys got in on the action and the bats came alive,” Aviators coach Trent Dues said.
On the other hand, coach Brandon Long of Beavercreek said his team was, “having fun out there.”
Long explained that, since Beavercreek had clinched the GWOC Central title earlier this week, the Beavers were focused on getting more guys in the rotation.
Senior first baseman Alex Anders, said the team “lacked mental focus” in this game and hoped for a better game against Alter.
The Beavers will host the Kettering Alter Knights at 11 a.m. today. Butler faces off with Clayton Northmont at home, also at 11 a.m. today.
TRACK & FIELD
Greeneview girls win at home, boys second
JAMESTOWN — The Greeneview Rams girls track and field team won Wednesday’s five-team meet at home with 86 team points. Springfield Northeastern was second with 63 points followed by Cedarville, Springfield Catholic Central and South Charleston Southeastern.
Greeneview’s Kristen Combs finished first in the high jump (4 feet, 10 inches), first in the long jump (15-6 1/4),and was third in the 400-meter run; Jessica Folino won the girls 100- and 300-meter hurdles events; Kim Swearingen was first in the shot put and finished second in the discus; Cassie Tomlinson won the 3,200 run and finished second in the mile run; Emily Bonk was second to Swearingen in the shot put; the 400 relay team of Brianna Henry, Jacquie Hall, Kirsten Hall and Combs) placed second, as did the mile relay quartet of Combs, J.Hall, Brook Henry and Folino.
In the boys meet, Cedarville won team honors with 99 points, followed by Greeneview with 60, Northeastern, Southeastern and Catholic Central.
Dalton Caudill entered four events, and won four events. He was first in the discus (118-0), 100 (11.84 seconds), 200 (23.68) and 400 (52.47). Evan Rinehart also claimed a Rams win in the two-mile run (11.11.48). He finished third in the mile. Colten Pfeifer was second in the discus competition, the 3,200 relay team of Evan Rinehart, Joe Brown, Ethan Mullikan and Declan Fogle placed second, Skyler Thompson placed third in the high jump, Braden Mendenhall was third in the shot put, and Robbie Engle placed third in the 300 hurdles for Greeneview.
MIAMISBURG 4, FAIRBORN 1: With two players, including regular first singles player Jon Long, out of the lineup due to injuries, Fairborn juggled its varsity lineup, Thursday on the Fairborn Community Park courts to no avail. Regular doubles player Teddy Morton was the lone Skyhawk to come out with a win. He defeated Miamisburg’s Ryan Wells 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 at second singles.
Miamisburg (4-9, 2-2 Greater Western Ohio Conference South) claimed wins from Davis Ruppert (6,2, 6-3 over Fairborn’s Long Nguyen) and Sam Rinderle (6-0, 6-1 over Spencer Neuman) in singles.
The Vikings doubles pairs of Sean Holtzman/Leslie Maliekal and Michael Young/Carey Reazin claimed straight-set wins over Fairborn’s Kristian Shultz/G. Demirkiran (6-1, 6-1) and regular junior varsity players Robert Floyd and Austin Lewis (6-0, 6-0) respectively. Floyd and Lewis were each making their varsity tennis debut.
Fairborn (1-9, 1-3 GWOC South) plays today at Dayton Stebbins.
NEW LEBANON DIXIE 3, XENIA CHRISTIAN 2: The team of Michael Bricker and Madison Sullivan, and the Preston Surls-Jordan Freeman tandem, claimed straight-set doubles wins Thursday for Xenia Christian, but host Dixie Greyhounds swept all three singles matches. Ambassadors singles players Jesse Holloway, Rosie Thompson and Matthew Entner lost in first, second and third singles, respectively, in straight sets. Dixie is now 12-5 overall, while Xenia Christian falls to 6-7.
CEDARVILLE 4, GREENEVIEW 1: Cedarville played its first home match on Wednesday night and defeated Greeneview 4-1 . At first singles, Jared Gillespie of Cedarville defeated Josh Rogers 6-1, 6-3. At second singles, David Thurlow of Cedarville defeated Tyler Scott 6-1, 1-6, 6-4. At third singles, Josh Jenkins of Greeneview defeated Jesse Raby 6-0, 2-6.
At first doubles, Jonathan Zavodney and Ian Waltz of Cedarville defeated Marcus Gollmer and Will Irvin 6-3, 6-4. At second doubles, Chad Clark and Jason Brown of Cedarville defeated Alex Nixon, and Luke Barker 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Cedarville is now 4-3 overall and 4-0 in the Ohio Heritage Conference.
MILTON-UNION 3, BELLBROOK 2: The Golden Eagles (7-4) put up a strong fight against a tought Milton Union (13-1) team, Thursday at Milton Union.
At first singles, Matt Brumbaugh of Milton-Union beat Bellbrook’s Wyatt Heinz 6-1, 6-2. At second singles, Phillip Brumbaugh of Milton Union defeated Alex Boardman 6-2, 6-3. At third singles, Bellbrook’s Manish Kumar defeated Jake Belvins 7-5, 6-4.
At first doubles, Keaton Dickison and Jack Blevins of Milton-Union stopped Michael Dang and Eric Baker 6-1, 6-1. At second doubles, Daniel Ketchen and Charlie McNamee of Bellbrook won the match over Luke Fergeson and Logan Dickison. 6-3, 6-1.