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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Miami Valley Sports May 30

Versailles girls advance to state in 6 events

Lady Wave lose in regional final

Darke County athletes earn spots at state

Sports enthusiast McDermott is gone

Wave ride early lead for big win

6 county softball players named 1st team all CCC

Mason Beats LaSalle

West and Moeller

Coach Boating with Daughter Drowns

Mason Track Dominates

Lady Bolts fall in regional

Track teams shine at district

Bolts fall in district final

Lady Bolts win district

Lima Senior boys finish with share of regional crown

Grove boys win track regional

Minster girls boys win track regionals

Lima area high school results

Miller City reaches regional final

Lebanon Punches Ticket to State

River Rats win first game of Season

Indians fall in final

Lady Tigers find comfort zone

Miller has heart of champion

Francis doesnt feel pressure

One bad inning

Timing off for Lehman baseball

Newton wins in D IV thriller

Shores gets past Echo

Buccs win nail biter

Lady Raiders Tigers win district

NT relay team falls short

North qualifies five events for regionals

Walker district champion again

South girls take first place in CCC

TVS wins CCC

Minster edges Anna for district title

Annas season ends in 4 2 loss

Konst first in regional pole vault

Indians fall in final

Huffman can sleep tight after qualifying for state

Troys Gigandet earns trip to state

Muy bien

Worth waiting

This is it

Bulldogs Bobbitt qualifies for state track meet

Missed opportunities

Aviators qualify for Regional

Northmont stuns Butler in extra innings

Red Devils fall in district final

Bulldogs fall at district

Devils stunned in final

CM girls fall short of state meet

Anna falls to WHS

Will Power wins pole sets track record at Belle Isle

Bellbrook gets bounced by Watterson

Good day for the Beavercreek boys at regionals

Monday, May 25, 2015

South Wins Sectional

Twin Valley South struck early with a big 2nd inning where they scored 7 runs. Dayton Christian switched pitchers and brought in Sam Worley midway through the inning, but Wes Cole hit a monster triple off of him and cleared the bases.  However, Worley stopped TVS from scoring from the next inning on. But pitcher Jacob Bassler held Dayton Christian to three runs for South's first sectional win in years.

Dayton Christian actually scored first in the game, getting 2 runs in the home half of the first inning.  While South had left 2 runners stranded in their first at bat.  But South took advantage in the second inning and batted around. The Dayton Christian pitcher got a shaky start – hitting the first batter, then walking the next. Now South hitters had him figured out and the runs began to pile up.  The Dayton Christian coach had to go to Worley to stop the bleeding.

But after the second inning Worley got into a groove and held South scoreless.  Cody Roell got a hit off of him in the 6th inning, but the other innings were all 3 up and 3 down for South.  So South’s defense needed to step up and keep the Warriors from scoring.  South’s defense was of the bend but do not break variety.  The Warriors were able to get on base, but for the most part South kept them off  the plate.

There were several great defensive plays during this stretch, but Wes Cole at shortstop had a notable play climbing a ladder to snag a screaming line drive that would have dropped for a base hit.  Jacob Bassler defended his position on another double play.  Catching a short hit in the air back to the mound and whipping the ball to first to catch the base runner off the base to complete the double play.  Great plays like this limited Dayton Christian to just 1 additional run in the 5th as TVS would win 7-3 and get the sectional title.

“Getting that big lead early worked for us,” remarked Coach Bassler, “in the 1st inning we could see that they were starting to figure our pitcher out.  But after they got behind and starting pressing to get a hit, then it worked better for us.  They got very aggressive at the plate and then his pitches started to work again.  Scoring those runs changed their outlook and what they had to do.“

“Our defense was great today,” he continued, “the way he pitches, they don’t always make solid contact. So that gives us a greater chance of making a play, and we can play defensively well enough.  Wes Cole made a great play when they roped a line drive right over him.  Offensively we did well in that big inning and when they brought Worley in both Cole and Gunther Lautensleger got RBI hits off of him.”

South next played for the district title against Cinncinati Summit Country Day.  South could not keep their momentum and fell 12-2.  Still it was a successful season for South and although they lose a deep senior class, they have a number of starters returning for next season.

Tri-County North’s baseball team lost their bid for a sectional title of their own losing to Versailles 3-0.  They had defeated the Tigers earlier this spring in a regular season game, but the Tigers turned the tables on them in the tournament. 

Spring time has been a successful time for South - switching to track, the South boys and girls teams both won district championships at Welcome Stadium this past Saturday.  The boys won by a whisker – beating second place Dixie by one point.  Good luck to the local athletes that will be competing at Troy in the South West Regionals!