1st in Baseball Program History
1st in Baseball Program History
Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. -Paul Bryant
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5/20/18 - Baseball DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
Congratulations on the baseball programs 1st District Championship
story to follow
5/17/18 - District Track meet day one
Congratulations Regan Ostermeier! District CHAMPION! Shot Put
Matt Grogg finished in 5th in the Discus
Derick Bowman qualified for finals on Saturday in the 110m hurdles
complete results from day one
5/16/18 - Sectionals Baseball @ Kings vs. CNE
Next game state tournament at Hamilton HS Friday 5 pm district finals vs. Carlisle
Record: 18-10 (10-2)
Brody gave us everything he had for 6.1 innings tonight. He was in total control early on then CNE really made him work the fifth and sixth. He threw a lot of stressful pitches but was proud of him for grinding through them. Justin Ballard nailed it home in the 7th. He attacked the strike zone and pitched with the lead.
Offensively we had great approaches at the plate. We made the pitcher be around the plate and did not chase. We had timely hitting with walks and took advantage of an error late. That was the difference. You could see the wind come right out of them.
Overall, a great win for this team. This puts them in really good company being only the fifth sectional champs team in school history. We have never had a district champ. We are going to give everything we got to make that happen Friday. -Coach Lawson
Dustin Howard 2-4, go ahead 2B in Bottom 6th
Brant Bandow 1-2, rbi
Chris Farrow 1-2, rbi
Justin Ballard 2-3
Preston Griffin 1-2
5/10/18 - Tennis Sectionals @ Lindner Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio
The tennis season came to a close today at the sectional tournament.
The Wildcats played well, but did not have anyone advance to the Districts.
All of today's players are underclassmen and will be returning next season.
5/7 and 5/9/18 – HS Track @ Gtown for SBAAC Championships
Girls team CHAMPIONS - 3 PEAT!
Asia Baldwin's FOUR Championships lead the team
Girls Top four placers
1st discus – Regan Ostermeier
1st shot – Regan Ostermeier
1st 800 relay – Davis, Rhodes, Gerlach, Gundler
3rd 100 hurdles – Rebecca Kratzer
4th 100 hurdles – Shilynn Massey
1st 100m – Asia Baldwin
3rd 200 relay – Gerlach, Cottle, Davis, Kratzer
1st 1600m – Olivia Gundler
2nd 1600m – Savannah Rhodes
1st 100 relay – Gerlach, Cottle, Massey, Baldwin
3rd 400m – Ally Davis
1st 300 hurdles – Asia Baldwin
2nd 300 hurdles – Rebecca Kratzer
1st 800m – Olivia Gundler
2nd 800m – Savannah Rhodes
1st 200m - Asia Baldwin
1st 3200 - Savannah Rhodes
2nd 3200 - Olivia Gundler
2nd 4x400 - Gerlach, Davis, Cottle, Kratzer
Boys team 2nd place
Boys top four placers
1st high jump – Derick Bowman
2nd high jump – Chantz Dalton
2nd discus – Matt Grogg
4th discus – Reighdyn Bare
4th shot – Matt Grogg
3rd 800 relay – Creager, Holland, Holland, Davis
1st 110m hurdles – Derick Bowman
3rd 110m hurdles – Spencer Dissel
4th 100m – Brent Hopkins
4th 200 relay – Phillips, Fisher, Armocidia, Richard
4th 1600m – Tyler Holland
2nd 100 relay – Dissel, Fisher, Hopkins, Thacker
4th 300 hurdles – Blake Richard
2nd 800m - Tanner Creager
3rd 3200 - Tyler Holland
2nd 4x400 - Creager, Hopkins, Bowman, Davis
5/9/18 - Baseball Sectional HOME vs. Clark Montessori
Won 10-0 (5 innings)
Next game state tournament at Kings HS vs CNE for sectional title
Record: 16-8 (10-2)
This was the most dominate I have seen Brody Rice all season. He was able to throw his offspeed for strikes which kept them off his fastball. A 1 hitter and 12 strikeouts in 5 innings is a great day at the park.
We were in it mentally every pitch tonight. The bottom did a great job of turning it over to the top. We took advantage of some walks early. It’s always nice to get that cushion for your pitcher and defense to play relaxed. - Coach Lawson
Jack Davidson rbi 1B
Dustin Howard 3-3, 2B, 4 rbi
Brant Bandow 2-4, rbi
Preston Griffin 2-2, rbi
5/9/18 - Softball @ East Clinton Sectional Tournament
After Monday’s slug fest, tonight’s game was about pitching and defense. Both pitchers threw extremely well and both defenses made some outstanding plays. We threatened in the 6th when we had bases loaded and no one out, but I have to give their pitcher and defense credit. The fielded back to back ground balls and each time got the force out at home. We hit the ball hard most of the night, but it was always right to someone and they made the defensive plays they needed to make.
It was the last game for our 7 seniors- Maddie Curless, who ended her career as the all-time innings pitched leader in Blanchester softball history with 485 1/3 innings, Jay Dalton, Katy Henry, Hannah Mann, Makenzie Phillips, Shelbie Rose, and Lilly Tedrick. These girls have dedicated and committed themselves to our softball program for the last four years and I am grateful for all they did to help make our program better. They are an outstanding group of young ladies and they will greatly missed next season. -Coach Grogg
Record: 8-12 (7-5)
LP: Curless- 6 innings, 2 R (0 ER), 4 hits, 5 K, 2 BB
Patton: 1-2, K, HBP
Abney: 1-2, BB
Shank: 1-2, K
5/7/18 - Varsity Softball HOME vs. Greenview 1st round Sectional Tournament
This game was just a good old fashioned slug fest and we found a way to get the win. Kassidy Abney (2 hits including a 2 run homer in the in the 4th), Jay Dalton (2 doubles), and Shelbie Rose (2 hits, including a double, and 4 RBI), to lead the offense. Defensively, we made the routine plays when we needed to. When a team is hitting as well as Greeneview was tonight, you got to get outs when you have a chance. Hannah Mann had a solid game at 2nd base tonight. Maddie didn’t have her best stuff tonight, but she really battle through some tough situations and came up with some big pitches when we needed them, especially in the last 3 innings when she held them to only 4 hits and 2 runs. Greeneview had the tying runs on base with only 1 out in the 7th and Maddie got back to back ground balls to end the game. -Coach Grogg
Patton: 1-1, 2 BB, HBP, 2 SB, 3 R
Abney: 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB, 3 R
Dalton: 2-2, 2 DBL, RBI, SACB, BB. R
Curless: 1-2, RBI, 2 BB
Rose: 2-3, DBL, 4 RBI, BB, R
Mann: 1-2, RBI, BB, HBP
Oberle: 1-3, RBI, BB
5/7/18 - Varsity Baseball HOME vs. Lynchburg
Next game state tournament game at home vs Clark Montessori or North College Hill
Record: 15-8 (10-2)
Good thing we scored 7 runs in the first. Our bats went cold and we did not another another until an insurance run in the 6th. Proud of our guys grinding out another win. We made a few errors that led to there runs. Nothing we can’t clean up tomorrow and get ready for Wednesday. -Coach Lawson
Jack Davidson rbi 1B
Dustin Howard 1-2
Brant Bandow 2B
Justin Ballard rbi 1B
Jack Ficke rbi 1B
Eric Patton 1-2, rbi
5/7/18 - Tennis @ Batavia
We finished the regular season today(Massie cancelled tomorrow's match) with a 2-3 loss to Batavia. Jacob Miller lost to Brett Moles 2-6, 6-7(4), Hunter Miller defeated Jake Paulin 6-0, 6-3. Brian Miller defeated Bryce Zenni 6-1, 6-3. Cody McCollister and Clayton Schirmer lost to Ethan Berger and Nate Watson 2-6, 1-6. Ian Heeg and Tanner Kellerman lost to Jax Gibson and Cody Paulin 3-6, 3-6. We are now 11-6 overall and still 9-1 in the league. We are heading to the sectionals Thursday at the Linder Tennis Center. -Coach Shepard
Great week for Wildcats!
Tennis crowned National Division Champions on Wed 5/2, Coach Shepard to be named Coach of the Year.
Baseball's dominating win over East Clinton wins National Division title. 5th time in 6 years. Coach Lawson to be named Coach of the Year.
Excellent work to all!!! #proudtobeAD
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