Roundup: Shawnee ousts Northwestern in extra innings

Braves beat Northwestern 4-3 in eight innings to advance to second round of tournament.

SPRINGFIELD — Wes Doyle hit a single that scored Seth Gray and gave Shawnee a 4-3 over Northwestern in a sectional tournament opener on Tuesday night.

Gray got the eighth started for Shawnee with a single to right field, and Nathan Bostick was intentionally walked after that to put two men on base. Northwestern then walked Andrew Tincher to get to Doyle, who was 0-for-4 in the game before his last at-bat. Doyle hit a popup to left field to score Gray from third and earn the Braves the win. [Read more…]

Roundup: Reames home run lifts West Liberty-Salem over Southeastern

Kenton Ridge softball’s 13-game winning streak comes to end with loss at Indian Lake.

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Kiana Reames hit a solo home run to right field in the top of the seventh to break a tie and boost West Liberty-Salem to a 7-6 win over Southeastern in an Ohio Heritage Conference game.

Southeastern led 6-3 entering the sixth inning, but the Tigers stormed back. West Liberty-Salem scored three runs off of three hits in the sixth to tie the game. The Trojans advanced runners to second base in both the sixth and seventh innings but couldn’t push them across home plate. [Read more…]

Roundup: Southeastern beats Miami East with two late runs

Trojans score runs in sixth and seventh to come back and beat Miami East 6-5.

SOUTH CHARLESTON — Southeastern scored one run in both the sixth and seventh innings to complete a 6-5 comeback win over Miami East in a nonleague game.

Austin Snodgrass started the seventh with a single to center field for Southeastern. Gunter Gearhart followed two batters later with a single to left field that moved Snodgrass to third base. Eli Tuttle hit a grounder to shortstop two batters later, and Snodgrass scored from third to win the game. [Read more…]

Roundup: Shawnee’s Kalen Frederick throws perfect game

Northwestern scores four in 8th to beat Shawnee 11-7 in softball.

SPRINGFIELD — Shawnee’s Kalen Frederick threw a perfect game in the Braves’ 5-0 win over Northwestern on Thursday night. It’s the first perfect game Braves’ head coach Rob Cassell has seen in his 18 years of coaching.

The Braves improved to 11-7 overall on the season and return to action at home on Saturday against Xenia. [Read more…]

Kenton Ridge pulls away from Tippecanoe in late innings

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Cougars overcome 2-1 deficit and beat Tippecanoe 10-2 for first conference win.

TIPP CITY — Tippecanoe had no answer for Kenton Ridge outfielder Learic Kinser. Tipp coach Clay Lavercombe jokingly asked Kenton Ridge coach Sarah Schalnat midway through Monday’s conference opener to have Kinser call her shots at the plate.

“That’s the only way we’ll know where’s she’s hitting the ball,” Lavercombe said.

It still may not have helped Tippecanoe the way Kinser hit pitcher Megan Rittenhouse. Kinser hit on the first pitch of every at-bat and rocketed long hits to every point in the outfield along with a hard ground ball in the infield. [Read more…]

Roundup: Shawnee softball blasts Beavercreek

Springfield baseball pulls away late in 8-3 win over Northwestern.

SPRINGFIELD — Shawnee’s softball team bounced back from a run rule loss on Monday by pounding Beavercreek 18-4 in seven innings on Wednesday night.

The Braves scored four runs in the third inning and led the rest of the game, but really pulled away with nine runs in the seventh inning. All nine runs came with two outs. [Read more…]

Roundup: Kenton Ridge softball run rules Springfield

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Springfield baseball earns 2-1 extra innings win over Kenton Ridge.

SPRINGFIELD — The Kenton Ridge Cougars are off to a quick start to the 2015 softball season. Kenton Ridge earned an 11-0 win in five innings against Springfield on Tuesday, a night after opening the season with a 12-2 win over Beavercreek.

The Wildcats committed nine errors in the game, and Kenton Ridge took full advantage. Kenton Ridge set the tone early against Springfield with eight runs in the top of the first inning and added two in the third and one in the fourth. [Read more…]

Shawnee opens season against Miamisburg with a mixed bag

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Braves earn come-from-behind victory in first game but lose run-rule in second game of doubleheader.

SPRINGFIELD — Fresh off of a run to the regional finals, Shawnee looked like a contender again in its season opener against Miamisburg… for a few hours.

Shawnee came back from a one-run deficit and beat the Vikings 6-4 in the first game of a spring break Monday afternoon doubleheader. But the Braves looked less than mediocre in a 14-1 loss in five innings in game two. [Read more…]

Miamisburg at Shawnee | TBSN audio extra

Shawnee beat Miamisburg 6-4 in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday, while the Vikings won the second game 14-1. McKenna Schwortz went 9-of-9 in the doubleheader for Miamisburg, while Claudia Spitzer and Grace Miller both went 3-for-3 in the first game for Shawnee. Listen to our postgame interview with head coach Chris Roberts below.

If you missed our broadcast of the doubleheader, you can listen to both games in their entirity  on our Broadcast Archives page. [Read more…]

Photo Gallery: Shawnee vs. Alder regional final

Claudia Spitzer dives for ball

Alder scored two runs in the top of the seventh yesterday against Shawnee to earn an 8-7 come-from-behind win over the Braves. The Pioneers earned their first state tournament berth and regional championship with the win. They will play Licking Valley in a Division II semifinal game on Thursday at 12:30. Shawnee finished the season 26-4.

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