Local Sports Briefs


Xenia High School senior Deborah Michalski signed a National Letter of Intent last week to play collegiate volleyball at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. Michalski (center), shown with Grace Lancers coach Katie Van Hofwegen (left) and XHS Buccaneers coach Jessica Threats, had 229 kills, 46 service aces 16 blocks and 179 digs as part of the 2015-‘16 season. She was named to the All-Greater Western Ohio Conference team this past season and has been an all-GWOC South selection the past three seasons.


HIGH SCHOOL

Boys Tennis

Springboro sweeps Fairborn

FAIRBORN — Between the raindrops and the thunderclaps on Tuesday night, the Fairborn Skyhawks (0-14) hosted undefeated Springboro (9-0) in a Greater Western Ohio Conference South Division match at the Community Park Courts. Springboro showed the Fairborn Skyhawks why they are the class of the South this season in a thorough 5-0 thrashing of the hosts.

Nhat Mai faced off tonight against one of the top players in the entire GWOC in Springboro’s Jack Diehl and it showed as Nhat fell 6-0, 6-1 at the first singles spot.

At the no. 2 spot, Alex Cao played well in and similar 6-1, 6-0 match against Sorga Singla.

Caleb Arthur returned to action after injuring his left wrist Saturday, and he too played one of his best matches of the season in falling 6-0, 6-0 to Jack Ritter.

Springboro’s doubles teams are also among the conference’s best, and that showed tonight in the scores. Tyler Fillback and Robert Floyd were dropped 6-0, 6-0 by Jared Puckett and Ishan Rolo.

Austin Lewis and Johnny Ngo also fell 6-0, 6-0 at second doubles to Rhan Krishnan and Andrew Rhoden.

Baseball

Triad rallies past Cedarville

NORTH LEWISBURG — Despite a solid six-strikeout outing by Cedarville pitcher Jacob Gannon, host Triad was able to score twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to claim a 2-1 win, Monday in Ohio Heritage Conference action. Gannon and Keith Gnau had the only hits for Cedarville (0-5, 0-1 OHC). Triad sits atop the OHC standings with a 13-2 overall record, 2-0 in the conference.

Cedarville hosts Springfield Catholic Central at 5 p.m. Friday, then they’ll host neighboring Yellow Springs at 11 a.m. Saturday.

COLLEGE

Softball

Raiders defeat Morehead State

FAIRBORN — Wright State picked up a 4-2 win over Morehead State, Tuesday at the WSU Softball Field in its final regular-season nonleague contest of the season.

Ashley Sharp (17-5) scattered seven hits and allowed just one earned run in a complete-game effort, striking out two.

Honnah Susor finished with three hits and two runs scored to pace the Raider offense while Ashton Salyers had two hits.

Wright State (32-18) heads to the University of Illinois at Chicago this weekend in a matchup between the top two teams in the Horizon League. The three-game series begins with a single game at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29.

Yellow Jackets close out regular season

URBANA — The Lady Jackets wrapped up their regular season with a pair of non-conference setbacks at Urbana.

The Blue Knights won the first game, 3-1, and then took the nightcap, 3-2, in eight innings.

In the opener, Urbana scored all of its runs in the third inning. CU finally dented the plate in the seventh on a two-out RBI double by Avary Humes.

Elyssa Reyes had two hits while Brianne O’Dell added a double. Morgan Arbogast went the distance in the circle and struck out seven.

A sacrifice fly in the eighth inning won the second contest for the Blue Knights. O’Dell had a pair of RBI doubles for the Lady Jackets (25-29).

Next Up: The no. 4-seed Lady Jackets face third seeded Davis & Elkins in the first round of the G-MAC Tournament at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the AIA Complex in Xenia.

Baseball

Baker named G-MAC Pitcher of the Week … again

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville righthander Garrett Baker has been chosen the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive time.

Baker, a senior from East Longmeadow, Mass., assembled his second straight dominating start with a 7-0 victory against visiting Ohio Valley.

In eight innings of work, he allowed five hits with nine strikeouts and two walks.

Baker (3-2) has struck out 23 batters with four walks in his last two starts covering 16 innings.

The Yellow Jackets (13-22 overall and 6-8 G-MAC) have won seven of their last 10 games.

Cedarville travels on Thursday and Friday to Owensboro, Ky. to play G-MAC doubleheaders at Kentucky Wesleyan.

RUNNING

Ruffner Memorial 5K set for May 13

XENIA — The second annual Joseph T. Ruffner Memorial 5K Run will take place starting at 6 p.m., Friday May 13 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1120 S. Detroit St.

A free Kids Fun Run will get under way at 5:45 p.m. for kids ages 8 and under, with the adult race starting with a balloon launch at 6 p.m. The course is stroller and leashed pet friendly, with a water station at the halfway point and at the finish line.

Runners can register online (www.speedy-feet.com/race-entry.php?id=1619) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JRR5K/). Cost is $20 for adults; $10 for runners age 14 and under. Same-day registration is $25 for adults; $15 for youth until 5 p.m.

Xenia High School senior Deborah Michalski signed a National Letter of Intent last week to play collegiate volleyball at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. Michalski (center), shown with Grace Lancers coach Katie Van Hofwegen (left) and XHS Buccaneers coach Jessica Threats, had 229 kills, 46 service aces 16 blocks and 179 digs as part of the 2015-‘16 season. She was named to the All-Greater Western Ohio Conference team this past season and has been an all-GWOC South selection the past three seasons.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_MichalskiSigning.jpgXenia High School senior Deborah Michalski signed a National Letter of Intent last week to play collegiate volleyball at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. Michalski (center), shown with Grace Lancers coach Katie Van Hofwegen (left) and XHS Buccaneers coach Jessica Threats, had 229 kills, 46 service aces 16 blocks and 179 digs as part of the 2015-‘16 season. She was named to the All-Greater Western Ohio Conference team this past season and has been an all-GWOC South selection the past three seasons.

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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