Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

Bevan Garwood Jr. dead at 69

BEAVERCREEK — Longtime Beavercreek Athletic Director and coach Bevan E. Garwood Jr., 69, died Tuesday, according to a notice posted by the Tobias Funeral Home, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Road, in Beavercreek.

According to the funeral home’s website, a memorial visitation service will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 9.

SOFTBALL

Skyhawks blanked by Miamisburg

MIAMISBURG — Fairborn fought hard, but fell 5-0 to Miamisburg on Tuesday. Starting pitcher for Fairborn was Kenzie Shaver throwing three innings and had one strikeout. Taylor Rice came in as relief only allowing one hit and had six strikeouts. Chloe Becraft was hot on the bats going 2 for 3. Rice and Kenzie Shaver both had doubles. Also with singles Hannah Borchert amd Bryanna McClean. Fairborn faces Beavercreek today at Fairborn.

On Monday, Miamisburg erupted for nine innings in the ninth inning to claim a 13-4 win in Fairborn. The first seven innings were a great match up with Rice allowing six hits and one earned run. She threw nine strike outs in the game. Coming up big with clutch hits were Chloe Becraft, Kelsie Coleman, Kirsten George and Hannah Borchert. Sophia Ceyler and Hannah Borchert both had RBIs.

BASEBALL

Cedarville’s Wilson fans 12 in win

JAMESTOWN — Josh Wilson struckout 12 Greeneview batters, while Ryan Arnette had a pair of hits and drove in a run, as visiting Cedarville claimed a 3-1 win over the Rams on Tuesday. Keith Gnau and Mason Cross also drove in runs for the Indians. Wilson, who led the Indians with three hits in a loss to the Clinton Dragons on Saturday, limited Greeneview to two hits in Tuesday’s complete-game win.

On Monday, Greeneview pounded out 13 hits in a 6-5 win over Troy Christian. Zach Hackney drove in three Rams run, and Caleb Green scored two others in the nonleague win.

Miamisburg rallies past Fairborn

FAIRBORN — The Skyhawks took an early 3-0 led, but they were unable to hold off Miamisburg. The Vikings scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a 4-3 win on Monday. Fairborn was unable to answer in the bottom of the seventh and went down in order.

Lebanon 5, Xenia 4 — The host Warriors claimed their second win over Xenia in as many days, on Tuesday in Lebanon. Xenia (2-3, 0-2 Greater Western Ohio Conference, South) plays at New Lebanon Dixie on Thursday. Lebanon is now 5-0 overall, 2-0 GWOC South.

BOYS TENNIS

Buccaneers earn first win

XENIA — Host Xenia battled through the cold conditions to claim a 3-2 team win over Springfield Northwestern on Monday night on the Greene County Fairgrounds tennis courts. Xenia is now 1-1 overall this season.

Xenia 3, Northwestern 2

SINGLES — 1. Jacob Boop (Northwestern) def. Jason Jones 6-3, 7-5; 2. Connor Sell (Xenia) def. Cody North 6-3, 7-5; 3. Zane Cukovecki (Xenia) def. Isaac Cain 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

DOUBLES — 1. Chris Brodsky/Michael Graham (Xenia) def. Ellis Ulery/Chris Perkins 6-4, 6-3; 2. Hunter James/Andy Seale (Northwestern) def. Aaron Harrison/Dorien Morris 6-1, 6-2.

COLLEGE

BASEBALL

Orr named Madness Horizon League Player of the Week

Wright State freshman outfielder J.D. Orr of the baseball team has been selected as the Horizon League Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.

Orr (Mount Vernon) hit .529 (9 for 17) in four games last week with three RBI and three runs scored. After driving in a run in an 8-3 win on March 29 at Xavier. Orr was a perfect 6-for-6 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored as the Raiders defeated Northern Kentucky 12-1 on April 1 at Nischwitz Stadium.

Orr went 1-for-5in a 6-4 setback to the Norse on April 2 before finishing the week by going 2-for-3 with a run scored as WSU rallied for a 4-3 win over NKU on April 3.

For the season, Orr is leading the squad with a .381 batting average and has 11 RBI and 21 runs scored. He is tied for league lead with three triples, is second in hitting, third with 37 hits, fifth in on-base percentage at .430 and tied for fifth with the 21 runs scored.

Wright State (18-9, 7-2 Horizon) is scheduled to be on the road for four games this week, taking on Cincinnati at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, before heading to Milwaukee for a three-game league series this weekend.

GOLF

Rotary Club 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.

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

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

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