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2013 OHSAA Softball State Tournament Coverage



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2013 OHSAA Softball State Tournament

Firestone Stadium, Akron
June 6-8, 2013


Division I

PDF Semifinal Box Scores

GAME 1: North Canton Hoover 15, Mentor 3  [ HTML Box with Play-by-Play ]

GAME 2: Elyria 5, Mason 0  [ HTML Box with Play-by-Play ]

Championship Game Box Score: North Canton Hoover 7, Elyria 0  [ HTML Box with Play-by-Play ]

Firestone Stadium – Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m.


North Canton Hoover Tops Elyria for Seventh Crown

AKRON, Ohio – Undefeated, top-ranked and two-time defending state champion North Canton Hoover scored four times in the sixth inning to pull away from third-ranked Elyria en route to a 7-0 win Saturday in the OHSAA Div. I softball state championship at Akron Firestone Stadium.

The Vikings (34-0) now have won seven state titles, which is second-most all-time in Ohio behind Akron Springfield’s nine championships. Hoover’s other titles came in 2012, 11, 08, 06, 99 and 98 and their 14 state tournament appearances are tied for most all-time. The 2013 Vikings are the first big-school team (AAA or Division I) to go undefeated and are the sixth team to win back-to-back-to-back championships

Junior pitcher Tara Thacker (22-0) allowed just three hits and struck out six Elyria batters in notching a shutout. She also doubled and drove in three runs. Freshman Andrea Farrah had three hits and two RBI.

Elyria (27-6) was making its 10th state tournament appearance, which is the most among big schools (AAA or Division I) and takes home the state runner-up trophy for the fourth time to go along with two titles.

 


 

Division IV
 

PDF Semifinal Box Scores

GAME 1: Strasburg-Franklin 3, Covington 0  [ HTML Box with Play-by-Play ]

GAME 2: North Robinson Colonel Crawford 8, Rockford Parkway 1  [ HTML Box with Play-by-Play ]

Championship Game Box Score: Strasburg-Franklin 7, North Robinson Colonel Crawford 4  [ HTML Box with Play-by-Play ]

Firestone Stadium – Saturday, June 8, 1:00 p.m.

 

No. 7 For Strasburg-Franklin; Tigers Ground Eagles, 7-4

 

AKRON, Ohio – Third-ranked Strasburg-Franklin overcame a pair of deficits and plated the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the sixth inning on its way to a 7-4 win over North Robinson Colonel Crawford and the Division IV state championship Saturday at Akron Firestone Stadium.

Now with seven state titles, the Tigers (30-5) become the fourth school in OHSAA softball history to earn seven or more championships, joining Akron Springfield (nine), Tallmadge (seven) and North Canton Hoover (seven). Strasburg, which was making its state record-tying 14th state tournament appearance, also won state titles in 2011, 09, 91, 89, 88 and 87.

After knocking off No. 1 and undefeated Covington in the semifinals Friday, Strasburg took an early 2-0 lead Saturday with a pair of runs in the first inning, but Colonel Crawford senior Kendra Hudson launched a three-run home run to give the Eagles (19-10) a 3-2 lead. The two teams traded single runs over the next couple innings until the Tigers’ big sixth inning outburst, with all three runs being unearned.

Senior Karly DiBacco had two hits and two runs batted in for Strasburg, while junior pitcher Kristina LaRocca (27-5) struck out eight and scattered five hits.
 


 

Division III
 

PDF Semifinal Box Scores

GAME 1: Bloom-Carroll 11, Pemberville Eastwood 1  [ HTML Box with Play-by-Play ]

GAME 2: Columbia Station Columbia 3, Columbus Bishop Ready 1  [ HTML Box with Play-by-Play ]

Championship Game Box Score: Bloom-Carroll 3, Columbia Station Columbia 2  [ HTML Box with Play-by-Play ]

Firestone Stadium – Saturday, June 8, 4:00 p.m.

 

Bloom-Carroll Holds on for State Title over Columbia

AKRON, Ohio – No. 1 Bloom-Carroll scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, then hung on after Columbia Station Columbia scored twice in the top of the seventh inning to win the Division III state title, 3-2, Saturday at Akron Firestone Stadium.

After finishing as the state runner-up last year, Bloom-Carroll (29-3) wins its third championship after taking home back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007.

Bloom-Carroll sophomore pitcher Taran Alvelo struck out 12, walked none and allowed only three hits. Freshman Mckenna Coffman provided the big hit in Bloom-Carroll’s three-run fifth inning with a two-run single, while junior Katie Silvia drove in the other Bulldog run.

Fifth-ranked Columbia (29-5) was making its first trip to the state tournament and was playing in the school’s first state championship game in any sport. Senior Christine Lyzen belted a two-run double to account for the Raiders’ runs in the seventh inning.
 


 

Division II
 

PDF Semifinal Box Scores

GAME 1: Newark Licking Valley 4, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 1  [ HTML Box with Play-by-Play ]

GAME 2: Springfield Kenton Ridge 1, Granville 0  [ HTML Box with Play-by-Play ]

Championship Game Box Score: Newark Licking Valley vs. Springfield Kenton Ridge  [ HTML Box with Play-by-Play ]

Firestone Stadium – Saturday, June 8, 7:00 p.m.

 

Newark Licking Valley Wins First State Championship

AKRON, Ohio – Back in the state tournament for the first time since 1988, Newark Licking Valley took home the school’s first softball state championship Saturday with a 6-5 win over Springfield Kenton Ridge at Akron Firestone Stadium.

Nine players for Licking Valley (24-7) all collected one hit, with sophomore Sierra McConnell’s contribution being a solo home run. Sophomore Shelby McCombs, who had one of those hits and an RBI, struck out 11 batters and allowed only one earned run.

Brittany Hartling posted three hits for Kenton Ridge (31-3), which was back in the state tournament for the first time since 2003.

 


 

2013 Softball Statewide Tournament Brackets
A Guide for Using & Navigating OHSAA Brackets

 

Schedule

Thursday, June 6 - Championship Semifinals
10:00 a.m. - Division I Semifinal 1
TBA (Rain Delay) - Division I Semifinal 2
Friday, June 7 - Championship Semifinals
9 a.m. - Division IV Semifinal 1
 - Division IV Semifinal 2   (all semifinals will begin approximately 60 minutes after conclusion of previous game)
 - Division III Semifinal 1
 - Division III Semifinal 2
 - Division II Semifinal 1
 - Division II Semifinal 2
Saturday, June 8 - Championship Finals
10:00 a.m. - Division I Final
1:00 p.m. - Division IV Final
4:00 p.m. - Division III Final
7:00 p.m. - Division II Final

 

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Watch all four 2013 OHSAA softball state championship games tape-delayed on Fox Sports SportsTime Ohio.
 

Statewide Radio Coverage
See what radio stations around the state are carrying softball state tournament games.

 

Canton WHBC Radio - North Canton Hoover

Big Time Sports (TV) - North Canton Hoover and Strasburg-Franklin, semfinal games only
Elyria WEOL Radio - Elyria and Columbia

Newark WHTH Radio - Granville and Licking Valley

Lancaster WFCO Radio - Bloom-Carroll
Dover WJER Radio - Strasburg-Franklin
Uhrichsville WBTC Radio - Strasburg-Franklin
Bucyrus WBCO Radio - Colonel Crawford
Celina WCSM Radio - Parkway

 

Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association State Polls- Final Poll
How a panel of coaches rate Ohio high school softball teams in the final poll of 2013.

 


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