Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

SOFTBALL

Springboro upends Fairborn

FAIRBORN — Taylor Rice clouted a two-run home run to score Fairborn’s runs, but host Springboro still came away with a 5-2 win on Monday. Rice also was the starting pitcher, and struck out two Panthers. Freshman Kenzie Shaver went 2 for 3 with a stolen base. Megan George had a hit and stole a base, Bryanna McClean had a hit in four at-bats and Kirsten George had a hit and a sacrifice fly.

The Skyhawks (4-10, 2-5 Greater Western Ohio Conference, South) play today at Springboro (7-5, 4-3 GWOC South).

Rams fall to Madison Plains

LONDON —Greeneview lost 11-4 to Madison Plains, Saturday, despite Cheyenne Montgomery’s two-hit day at the plate.

Madison Plains was sparked by K. Clifton and T. Bevington, who teamed up for six hits and three RBIs.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Volleyball coaches wanted

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview Middle School is looking for Volleyball Coaches for the 7th and 8th grade for this Fall 2016 season. If interested, please email Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at: mark.rinehart@gvlsd.org .

COLLEGE

SOFTBALL

Russell HL Pitcher of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS — For the second time this season, Wright State freshman Ally Russell has been selected as the Horizon League Softball Pitcher of the Week, this time for the week ending April 24, it was announced Monday by the league office.

Russell (Greenville) posted a 2-0 record with a 0.50 earned run average last week along with seven strikeouts in 14 innings. In an 8-1 win on April 19 at Northern Kentucky, she allowed one run on five hits in a complete-game effort, striking out five.

Russell then threw a complete-game, six-hit shutout against Oakland at home on April 23, fanning two. It was the first complete-game shutout of her collegiate career.

Russell was previously recognized on March 21.

On the season, Russell is 9-3 with a 2.88 ERA in 102 innings. In league play, she is 3-0 with a 3.25 ERA in 32.1 innings.

Wright State (31-18, 15-3 Horizon) hosts Morehead State in a single game at 3 p.m. Tuesday, before heading to the University of Illinois Chicago for a key league series that begins with a single game at 4 p.m. Eastern on Friday.

BASEBALL

Morrow HL’s Batter of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS — Sophomore second baseman Matt Morrow of the Wright State baseball team has been selected as the Horizon League Batter of the Week for the week ending April 24, it was announced Monday by the league office.

Morrow (Richmond, Ind.) hit .455 (10 for 22) in five games last week with a .818 slugging percentage, a .538 on-base percentage, three doubles, a triple, a home run, five RBI and five runs scored. In a 7-6, 10-inning setback to Bowling Green on April 19, he was three for four with a solo home run.

The Raiders then swept a doubleheader at Youngstown State on April 22 by the scores of 7-3 and 10-0. In the first game, Morrow had a double and a RBI and then went two for four with a double and a run scored in the second game.

WSU wrapped up the week with a sweep at Northern Kentucky on April 24, winning 5-2 and 13-3. After collecting a hit in the first game, Morrow went three for five with a double, triple, three RBI and run scored in the nightcap.

For the season, Morrow is hitting .267 with 29 runs scored and 16 RBI.

Wright State (28-12, 12-3 Horizon) hosts Oakland in a three-game league series this weekend at Nischwitz Stadium, starting with a single game at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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.

CAMPS

Beavercreek hosting fundamentals girls basketball camp

BEAVERCREEK — The 16th Amanda (Reese) Crockett and Ed Zink Beavercreek Fundamental Girls Basketball Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6-9 at Beavercreek High School.

Cost is $100 per camper with a $10 discount for additional campers from the same family. Anyone who registers by May 20 can register for $90.

Camp will be administered and taught by Beavercreek’s all-time scoring leader Amanda (Reese) Crockett, and current Beavers coach and three-time coach of the year Ed Zink, along with current and former basketball players.

The camp is designed to provide campers with personal attention to improve their basketball fundamentals. Campers will also develop their skills and teamwork each day during league play.

Campers will receive a camp t-shirt, a drink each day, and trophies/awards for contest winners.

Also, Thursday June 9 is Mother-Daughter Camp Day, and family members are invited to participate.

Please send a check (payable to Beavercreek Boosters), application form and a signed release to: Ed Zink, Beavercreek High School, 2660 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH. 45444-6399.

Any questions, please call Ed Zink at: (937) 657-1515 or by email Edward.Zink@gmail.com, or contact Amanda Reese at: (773) 401-8585, or by e-mail at areese@northpark.edu .

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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