Nine Xenia athletes sign NLIs
XENIA — In a ceremony at the school, nine Xenia High School student athletes signed their National Letters of Intent to play college sports at their respective colleges and universities. Xenia student athletes who were recognized on Tuesday were: Kate Wormsley, Clark State (softball); Jeremiah Vaughan, Indiana Tech (track & field); Tanner Steward (Central Lakes (Minn.) (football); Ryan Orchard, Cedarville (cross country); Tyqaiz Morgan, Central State (football); Blake Bond, Thomas More (soccer) and Danny Naylor, Ryan Johnson and Rocky James, St. Francis (Ind.) (football).
Skyhawks advance past Wayne
FAIRBORN — It was an electric first-round match-up between Fairborn and Wayne at Wright State University’s Nischwitz Stadium on Tuesday, with Fairborn coming away with a 5-4 win in extra innings.
Mark Rich had an RBI double in the fifth that scored the Skyhawks’ first run. Then in the sixth inning, Brent Grody had a RBI single to tie the game. In the bottom of the ninth, Jake Neece hit a game-winning two-run single.
Offensively for the Skyhawks, Matt Peterangelo went 2-for-4 with a double, and a run scored. Jacob Webb went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored, and Jon Fields scored twice. The Skyhawks got a combined pitching performance from Webb and Profitt. Webb pitched six innings and struck out nine batters, and set the single season strikeouts record. Webb now has 71 strikeouts on the season. Profitt pitched three innings and got the win.
Skyhawks are now 18-9 and will face the winner of the Dayton Belmont-Clayton Northmont matchup in the second round. The game was scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at Skyhawk Stadium.
Four Raiders earn All-Horizon League honors
INDIANAPOLIS — Four members of the Wright State softball team received All-Horizon League honors as the postseason awards were announced on Tuesday. Named to the First Team were sophomore pitcher Ashley Sharp, sophomore outfielder Honnah Susor and junior shortstop Becka Peterson while junior designated player Vivi Marquez was selected to the Second Team.
Sharp (West Chester Lakota West) led the league and tied a school record with 19 wins on the season, 12 of those coming in league play. She ranked second in the league in earned run average (1.63) and innings pitched (163.1) and was eighth in strikeouts (66).
Susor (Oregon Clay) tied for the league lead in hits this season with 65 and led the way in triples (9) while ranking third in runs scored (44), fifth in total bases (97) and seventh in batting average (.369) and slugging percentage (.551). She led the squad this season in batting average, hits, triples and runs scored and is currently tied for the national lead in triples.
Peterson (West Liberty-Salem) ranked third in the league in runs batted in with 45 and tied for third in home runs with 11. The 11 home runs are the second most in a season in school history while the 45 RBI are third. She also appears in the league rankings in Total bases (fourth with 99), slugging percentage (sixth at .553), walks (tied for sixth with 24), hits (eighth with 54) and doubles (tied for ninth with 10).
Marquez (Rockford, ILL. Hononegah) put together a solid first season for the Raiders after transferring from Rock Valley College, ranking fourth in the league in doubles (13) and ninth in total bases (80) while finishing second on the team with a .313 batting average and tied for second with 19 extra-base hits.
Wright State (35-21, 18-6 Horizon) opens Horizon League Tournament play at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 12, as the no.2-seed Raiders take on Wednesday’s winner of no. 3-seed Youngstown State and no. 6-seed Valparaiso at Flames Field in Chicago. The tournament continues through Saturday with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals the following week.
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.
Wilmington hosting boys basketball camp
WILMINGTON — Wilmington College will host boys Basketball Camp June 6, 7, 8 for grades 2-10. Camp Runs 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. daily and the cost is $100. Contact K.C. Hunt at Wilmington College 937-382-6661 for information.
Xenia High School student athletes (left to right) Kate Wormsley, Jeremiah Vaughan, Tanner Steward, Ryan Orchard, Tyqaiz Morgan, Danny Naylor, Ryan Johnson, Rocky James and Blake Bond each signed National Letters of Intent during a ceremony after school on Tuesday.