Angels claim season title
The Angels of the Jeffersonville/Jamestown Youth Softball Baseball Leagues recently won the Coaches Pitch season championship, finishing with a 12-4 overall record. The team won the tournament title last weekend and were said to have exhibited good sportsmanship while playing hard.
Scouts win two in Athens
ATHENS — The Xenia Scouts claimed two straight wins over the Southern Ohio Copperheads over the weekend. Xenia claimed a 7-6 win at Ohio University’s Bob Wren Stadium on Saturday, then followed that up with a 9-7 win over the Copperheads on Sunday. The pair of wins puts Xenia at 7-6, their first time above .500 this season.
Xenia will host the Lake Erie Monarchs at 7:05 p.m. today (June 21) at Grady’s Field, which is located in the Athletes In Action Sports Complex off Detroit Street.
Fairborn Parks & Recreation
(Standings as of Sunday, June 19)
Recreation Men’s E League (6:15 p.m.)
1. Top Dog (5-0); 2. Mr. P’s (3-1); 3. Anonymous Joes (3-2); 4. Average Joes (2-2); 5. The Funk/MPPR Lawn Care (1-4); 6. Dirt Nasties (0-5)
Recreation Men’s E League (7:30 p.m.)
1. Anonymous Joes (5-0); 2. Top Dog (3-2); 3.(tie) Average Joes, Mr. P’s, D’s Nuts (2-3); 6. Great Clips (1-4)
Church Social Division
1. Abiding Christ Lutheran (6-0); 2. One Love Church “A” (5-1); 3. One Love Church “B” (4-2); 4. Central Avenue Church of Christ (3-3); 5. Northridge Freewill Baptist Church (3-5); 6. Maple Avenue Church of God “A” (2-5); 7. Freedom Church (0-7)
Church Recreation Division
1. Maple Avenue Church of God “B” (6-1); 2. St. Mark’s Episcopal (5-2); 3. Huber Mennonite (3-3); 4. Medway United Methodist (3-4); 5. Arrowbrook Baptist (2-4); 6. Spinning Road Baptist (1-6).
Wright State releases schedule
FAIRBORN — Matches with Ohio State, Notre Dame and Dayton, along with the Horizon League schedule, dot the 2016 Wright State women’s soccer schedule as released by head coach Pat Ferguson on Monday.
The season kicks off with matches Aug. 19 at Notre Dame and Aug. 23 at Ohio State followed by a third road match Aug. 26 at Tennessee Tech. The Irish advanced to the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament and finished with a record of 14-5-1 while the Buckeyes went to the NCAA’s third round, ending at 13-7-3.
The home slate opens at Alumni Field with Bucknell at 2 p.m. on Aug. 28. Dayton visits Alumni Field at 7 p.m. on Sept. 18. WSU won 1-0 at UD last year. The Horizon League schedule includes home games with Detroit, Green Bay, Valparaiso, Northern Kentucky and Illinois-Chicago. The regular season ends with a rematch of last year’s Horizon League finals with a game Oct. 28 at Oakland. The Golden Grizzlies defeated the Raiders 1-0 in overtime to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
The league tournament starts with home games on Oct. 31 and continues with the semifinals and final at the #1 seed Nov. 3 and 5.
“We look forward to a very challenging and demanding schedule,” said Ferguson. “We’ve always made it a point to play the best competition in the region and country. Opening with Notre Dame is evidence of that. Our non-conference schedule will present a formidable task. I believe this will prepare us for a very competitive Horizon League slate. There is an incredible amount of parity in our league. I know our players are up for it.”
Scholtens 3rd team All-American
Wright State University senior pitcher Jesse Scholtens was selected to the Third Team as the American Baseball Coaches Association released the 2016 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-America teams on Saturday.
Scholtens (Fairfield, Calif. Rodriguez) was a First Team All-Horizon League honoree this season as he led the league in starts with 16 and in innings pitched with 109.2 while tying for the league lead in wins with a record of 10-1. He finished second in strikeouts with 95 and third in both earned run average at 2.95 and in opposing batting average at .220. In league play, he went 6-1 with a 2.17 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 62.1 innings.
The Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on March 14, Scholtens pitched the first perfect game in school history on March 11 with a 1-0 win at Dayton, striking out a career-high 12 in the process. He struck out nine at Youngstown State on April 22 and eight on three other occasions, including at North Carolina State on February 26.
Scholtens was chosen in the Major Baseball Draft this past weekend by the San Diego Padres in the ninth round with the 264th pick.
Scholtens is WSU’s first ABCA/Rawlings All-American since pitcher Andrew Elliott was also a Third Team selection in 2014.
Wright State posted a school-record 46 wins in 2016 as the Raiders won the Horizon League regular-season and tournament titles and were a finalist in the NCAA Regionals for the second consecutive year.