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2015 OHSAA Softball State Tournament

Firestone Stadium, Akron
June 4-6, 2015

 

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OHSAA Radio Network: Live audio coverage of all 12 games

 

2015 Softball State Tournament Pairings

All Games at Firestone Stadium, Akron

Home Team Listed First

Championship Games on SportsTime Ohio (delayed)

Dates and Times Subject to Change Due to Weather. Rankings as of Final Coaches Association State Poll.

 

Division III

#3 Carroll Bloom-Carroll (26-4) vs. #1 Wheelersburg (25-1), Thursday, June 4, 10 a.m.

#2 Richwood North Union (27-4) vs. #5 Warren Champion (28-4), Thursday, June 4, 12:30 p.m.

Div. III State Championship: Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. - #5 Warren Champion 4, #3 Carroll Bloom-Carroll 0

 

Division II

Jefferson Area (26-3) vs. #8 Granville (26-6), Thursday June 4, 3 p.m.

#2 LaGrange Keystone (25-5) vs. #3 Hebron Lakewood (31-1), Thursday, June 4, 5:30 p.m.

Div. II State Championship: Saturday, June 6, 1 p.m. - #8 Granville 2, #3 Hebron Lakewood 1

 

Division I

#1 Holland Springfield (29-1) vs. #10 Ashville Teays Valley (22-9), Friday, June 5, 10 a.m.

#2 Lebanon (32-0) vs. Canton GlenOak (24-6), Friday, June 5, 12:30 p.m.

Div. I State Championship: Saturday, June 6, 4 p.m. - Ashville Teays Valley 1, Lebanon 0

 

Division IV

#7 New Riegel (23-7) vs. Shadyside (20-5), Friday, June 5, 3 p.m.

#9 North Lewisburg Triad (25-3) vs. #4 Cuyahoga Heights (28-3), Friday, June 5, 5:30 p.m.

Div. IV State Championship: Saturday, June 6, 7 p.m. - Shadyside 1, North Lewisburg Triad 0 (8 innings)

 

 


Watch all four 2015 OHSAA softball state championship games tape-delayed on SportsTime Ohio.

June 6th, 9 p.m. - Division III

June 6th, 11 p.m. - Division II

June 7th, 1 a.m. - Division I

June 7th, 4:30 p.m. (following Indians game) - Division IV

 

Mike Cairns and Mitch Wagner will call the Division II and III games and Jeff Phelps alongside Tess Sito will call the Division I and IV games, all from Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio.


 

Division III
Semifinal #1: Carroll Bloom-Carroll 10, Wheelersburg 0

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Semifinal #2: Warren Champion 6, Richwood North Union 3

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State Championship: Warren Champion 4, Bloom-Carroll 0

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Warren Champion Shuts Out Bloom-Carroll, 4-0, for Sixth State Title

 

AKRON, Ohio – Fifth-ranked Warren Champion scored twice in the top of the third inning and added two insurance runs in the seventh to win its sixth state championships, 4-0, over third-ranked Carroll Bloom-Carroll Saturday in the Division III state championship game at Firestone Stadium.

 

Champion’s six titles are tied for fifth-most in OHSAA softball history. The Golden Flashes (30-4) also won titles in 2012, 2011, 1994, 1980 and in 1978, the first year that the OHSAA conducted a softball state tournament.

 

Champion senior pitcher Haylee Gardiner, who added a two-run single in the seventh inning to seal the win, allowed just two hits, struck out six and walked one to improve to 18-2 on the season.

 

Sophomore Molly Williams went 3-for-3 for Champion and started the Flashes’ run-scoring third inning after there were two outs. She singled and later scored on a single by Brittany Allen, who then scored on a throwing error.

 

Bloom-Carroll (27-5) junior McKenna Coffman pitched well for the Bulldogs in relief of All-Ohio pitcher Taran Alvelo, who was not available Saturday due to an off-field incident following their semifinal win. McKenna struck out 10 and allowed just two earned runs.

 


Division II
Semifinal #1: Granville 1, Jefferson Area 0

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Semifinal #2: Hebron Lakewood 4, LaGrange Keystone 0

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State Championship: Granville 2, Hebron Lakewood 1

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Granville Wins First State Title Over Rival Hebron Lakewood

 

Akron, Ohio – Two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning propelled eighth-ranked Granville to a 2-1 win over third-ranked Hebron Lakewood Saturday in the Division II state championship game at Firestone Stadium.

 

Separated by just 10 miles, these two teams met twice during the regular season, with Lakewood (32-2) winning both games. The state championship game, however, belonged to Granville (28-6), which got a stellar pitching effort from senior Abby Barker, who scattered five hits, struck out six and walked none.

 

Freshman Halle Garman led off the Granville fifth inning with a double and later scored on a throwing error by Lakewood. A single down the right field line by freshman Rose Sawyers scored sophomore Karissa Harris, who had reached on the throwing error.

 

Sophomore Courtney Vierstra struck out five, walked none and allowed five hits and one earned run in the circle for Lakewood.

 

Granville was making just its first appearance in the state championship game (one previous trip to the state tournament overall).

 

Lakewood was making its fifth appearance in the state tournament and has taken home a trophy all five times (three state championships, two runners-up).

 


Division I
Semifinal #1: Ashville Teays Valley 4, Holland Springfield 1

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Semifinal #2: Lebanon 1, Canton GlenOak 0

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State Championship: Ashville Teays Valley 1, Lebanon 0

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Ashville Teays Valley Walks Off with State Crown

 

AKRON, Ohio – Ashville Teays Valley junior Alyssa Rothwell threw a one-hit shutout and drilled a game-winning, walk-off homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning to send the Vikings to a 1-0 win over Lebanon Saturday in the OHSAA Division I state championship game at Firestone Stadium.

 

The state title is the first in any sport for 10th-ranked Teays Valley (24-9), which was making its second appearance in the state tournament. Lebanon (33-1) entered the game ranked second in the state and was also seeking its first state title in its third overall trip to the “final four.”

 

Rothwell led off the bottom of the eighth inning and sent a 2-0 offering from Lebanon pitcher Tara Trainer over the fence in center field. It was the first hit allowed in the game by Trainer, who walked one and struck out 14.

 

In the circle, Rothwell struck out seven and walked three.

 

Lebanon’s lone hit was a double in the sixth inning by junior Brianna Hutchinson.

 


Division IV

Semifinal #1: Shadyside 6, New Riegel 5 (8 innings)

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Semifinal #2: North Lewisburg Triad 2, Cuyahoga Heights 1

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State Championship: Shadyside 1, North Lewisburg Triad 0 (8 innings)

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Shadyside Squeeze in Eighth Gives Tigers First State Championship

 

AKRON, Ohio – In the bottom of the eighth inning of a scoreless game, Shadyside freshman Kaitlyn Weaver led off with an infield single, advanced to third on an error and then scored on a walk-off squeeze bunt by junior Lindsey Dunn to give the Tigers their first state championship Saturday night over North Lewisburg Triad in the Division IV state title game at Firestone Stadium.

 

The state championship is the first for Shadyside (22-5) in their first trip to the state tournament.

 

Triad (26-4) was making its sixth trip to the “final four” and takes home its fifth trophy (one title, four runners-up).

 

After Weaver’s lead-off single in the eighth, sophomore Karly Klug advanced Weaver and the ball was thrown away, allowing Weaver to get to third.

 

Shadyside senior pitcher Megan Heagney went the distance, allowing just four hits and no runs and striking out 13.

 

Triad senior Hannah Watkins struck out six in seven innings of work. The one run she allowed was unearned.

 


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