Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

Northmont rallies past Fairborn

CLAYTON — Host Northmont scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to rally past Fairborn, 4-3, on Saturday. No individual statistics were provided.

The Skyhawks (0-1) played Piqua on Monday at Wright State University’s Nischwitz Stadium.

Rams fall to Graham

JAMESTOWN — Host Greeneview lost a pair of games to New Paris Graham on Saturday. The visiting Falcons won the first game 13-3, and the second contest 11-1. Both games were run-ruled after five innings of play. Greeneview committed six errors in the first game, and eight miscues in the second.

Christian Phillips led the Rams (0-2) with two hits in the first-game loss. Greeneview was held hitless in the second contest.

COLLEGE

Sharp HL Pitcher of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS — Wright State sophomore Ashley Sharp has been named the Horizon League Softball Pitcher of the Week, it was announced Monday by the league office.

Sharp (West Chester Lakota West) posted wins in all three games she pitched last week, allowing three runs over 21 innings with 11 strikeouts. Retiring the first 16 batters in a 7-0 win against Green Bay on Friday, she recorded a career-best six strikeouts while throwing a two-hit shutout.

That win was the second consecutive two-hit shutout of the week for Sharp as she also accomplished the feat in a 2-0 decision at Dayton on Wednesday. Sharp closed out the week with a 5-3 win over Green Bay on Saturday, holding the Phoenix to just one run until the seventh.

On the season, Sharp is 7-5 with a 2.18 earned run average over 74 innings with nine complete games and three shutouts.

Wright State (15-13, 3-0 Horizon) takes a six-game winning streak into a Tuesday doubleheader at Miami which starts at 5 p.m.

GOLF

Rotary Club golf outing, May 20

BEAVERCREEK — The Rotary Club of Beavercreek will host the 34th Annual Beavercreek Rotary Club Memorial Golf Outing Friday, May 20 at the City of Beavercreek Golf Club.

The four-team scramble format will provide prizes for skills competitions throughout the day. Check in begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start slated for 12:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will follow the scramble at 5 p.m. on the patio overlooking the course.

Cost for the scramble is $100 per person; $400 per foursome. The fee includes greens fee, cart, lunch, and refreshments. Registration is currently open. In addition, there are several opportunities for organizations to sponsor the event, including.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Beavercreek Schools’ Multi-handicapped classrooms, Wright State University scholarships, STEM fellowships and Owen’s Place.

RUNNING

Spring Has Sprung 5K April 2

XENIA — Registration is now open for Greene County Public Health’s Seventh Annual Spring Has Sprung Healthy Families 5K Run-Walk Saturday, April 2 at the Xenia YMCA located at 135 E. Church St.

This event supports the efforts of the health district to provide and promote healthier lifestyle choices in Greene County, and encourages healthy, active lifestyles in Greene County.

Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Xenia YMCA with the pet- and stroller-friendly run-walk beginning at 9 a.m. The course features a flat terrain in and around the Xenia area beginning and ending at the Xenia YMCA. Afterwards, healthy refreshments will be provided and participants can visit the various sponsors and vendors in the gymnasium.

The cost is $15 per person by March 25, which includes an event T-shirt. After March 25, the cost is $20 per person – T-shirt not guaranteed. Teams of 10 or more are eligible to receive a discount. Interested groups should call Laurie Fox at 937-374-5669 for more information. Medals will be awarded to the top three male/female in each age category and a grand prize will be awarded for the top male/female overall.

Register online for the 5K at www.speedy-feet.com. A brochure with a registration form will be posted to www.gcph.info soon. The Greene County Health District is looking for additional sponsors for the event. If you are interested in sponsorship, donation of a door prize, or need further information on this event contact Fox at lfox@gcph.info or call 937-374-5669.

PRO BASEBALL

Baseball Buddies program back at Fifth Third Field

DAYTON — Visit your local Kroger store to sign up for a chance to be a Baseball Buddy! Kids (ages 7-13) who are randomly selected as winners will get the experience of a lifetime. To enter, look for the display at your local Kroger store (at the Customer Service Desk).

The Kroger Baseball Buddies experience includes:

· Hanging out in the dugout during pre-game to meet the Dragons players

· Getting autographs and photos with the Dragons team

· Being introduced over the PA like a player

· Running out on the field with the team before that day’s game

Kroger Baseball Buddies will also receive several gifts including:

· A replica Dragons jersey

· Dragons baseball hat

· Drawstring backpack

· Dragons pen and baseball to be autographed

· And more!

One lucky baseball buddy will win a free kickball game to be played at Fifth Third Field with 20 of their friends and Dragons players!

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you!

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you!

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