Local Sports Briefs




Raiders sweep league awards

INDIANAPOLIS — — The Wright State softball team swept this week’s Horizon League awards, as sophomore outfielder Macey Gunther was the Player of the Week and freshman Ally Russell the Pitcher of the Week.

Gunther (Newton Falls Ursuline) hit .444 (4 for 9) with three RBI and two stolen bases as the Raiders went 2-1 at the Hoosier Classic in Bloomington, Indiana. In a 3-1 win over Michigan State on March 19, she was 2 for 2 with two stolen bases, a RBI and a run scored and then was 1 for 3 with two RBI later that day against Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne.

Gunther finished the weekend by going 1 for 4 as WSU defeated Indiana, 4-1, on March 20.

On the season, Gunther is hitting .284 with a .415 on-base percentage that includes a team-high 13 walks. She also has five stolen bases and has scored 11 runs.

Russell (Greenville) allowed just one run in 9.2 innings over two games with four strikeouts. She threw 2.2 shutout innings in a relief outing against IPFW, giving up three hits while striking out two.

Russell then threw a complete-game, six-hit win over Indiana, fanning two in the process. She also had two hits at the plate.

Russell is 4-2 on the year with a 2.96 earned run average in 49.2 innings pitched. Offensively, she is hitting .429 with two doubles.

The Raiders are now 3-0 against Big Ten teams this season, having defeated Penn State in the season opener on February 12 before the wins against Michigan State and Indiana over the weekend.

Wright State (10-13) has five games in five days on the schedule this week, starting with a single game at 4 p.m. today at Dayton. The Raiders and Flyers meet again at 5 p.m. on Wednesday at the WSU Softball Field before WSU opens Horizon League play by hosting Green Bay in a three-game series over the weekend.


Wright State sweeps YSU

FAIRBORN — The baseball team scored eight runs in the middle three innings and completed the series sweep over Youngstown State, Sunday with a 9-2 decision at Nischwitz Stadium.

Caleb Sampen (2-0) blanked the Penguins on just two hits through six innings, striking out two.

Offensively, Ryan Fucci finished with three RBI while J.D. Orr had two hits.

Wright State (13-7, 3-0 Horizon) heads to Valparaiso for a three-game Horizon League series this weekend, with single games on Thursday (4 p.m. Eastern), Friday (2 p.m.) and Saturday (2 p.m.).


Spring Has Sprung 5K April 2

XENIA — Registration is now open for Greene County Public Health’s Seventh Annual Spring Has Sprung Healthy Families 5K Run-Walk Saturday, April 2 at the Xenia YMCA located at 135 E. Church St.

This event supports the efforts of the health district to provide and promote healthier lifestyle choices in Greene County, and encourages healthy, active lifestyles in Greene County.

Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Xenia YMCA with the pet- and stroller-friendly run-walk beginning at 9 a.m. The course features a flat terrain in and around the Xenia area beginning and ending at the Xenia YMCA. Afterwards, healthy refreshments will be provided and participants can visit the various sponsors and vendors in the gymnasium.

The cost is $15 per person by March 25, which includes an event T-shirt. After March 25, the cost is $20 per person – T-shirt not guaranteed. Teams of 10 or more are eligible to receive a discount. Interested groups should call Laurie Fox at 937-374-5669 for more information. Medals will be awarded to the top three male/female in each age category and a grand prize will be awarded for the top male/female overall.

Register online for the 5K at www.speedy-feet.com. A brochure with a registration form will be posted to www.gcph.info soon. The Greene County Health District is looking for additional sponsors for the event. If you are interested in sponsorship, donation of a door prize, or need further information on this event contact Fox at [email protected] or call 937-374-5669.


Xenia taking Hall of Fame nominations

XENIA — Nominations for Class of 2016 inductees into the Xenia Athletic Hall of Fame are now being accepted.

A nomination form can be obtained by going to the Xenia Community Schools official website, then to the Athletics link, and then to the Athletic Hall of Fame link. An individual, a team, a coach, and/or a community contributor can be nominated. These nominations can be for those athletes, teams, coaches, and community contributors who were associated with Xenia Central, Xenia High School, Xenia East, and/or Spring Valley. Nominations will be considered from all eras. The deadline to submit nomination forms is April 6.

For more details, please contact Gregg Cross at 937-372-5417.


Beavercreek hosting fundamentals girls basketball camp

BEAVERCREEK — The 16th Amanda (Reese) Crockett and Ed Zink Beavercreek Fundamental Girls Basketball Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6-9 at Beavercreek High School.

Cost is $100 per camper with a $10 discount for additional campers from the same family. Anyone who registers by May 20 can register for $90.

Camp will be administered and taught by Beavercreek’s all-time scoring leader Amanda (Reese) Crockett, and current Beavers coach and three-time coach of the year Ed Zink, along with current and former basketball players.

The camp is designed to provide campers with personal attention to improve their basketball fundamentals. Campers will also develop their skills and teamwork each day during league play.

Campers will receive a camp t-shirt, a drink each day, and trophies/awards for contest winners.

Also, Thursday June 9 is Mother-Daughter Camp Day, and family members are invited to participate.

Please send a check (payable to Beavercreek Boosters), application form and a signed release to: Ed Zink, Beavercreek High School, 2660 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH. 45444-6399.

Any questions, please call Ed Zink at: (937) 657-1515 or by email [email protected], or contact Amanda Reese at: (773) 401-8585, or by e-mail at [email protected] .

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: [email protected], or to: [email protected]. Thank you!

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