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2011 OHSAA State Softball
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Weather Delay in Akron - Updated at 8:31 p.m., Sat. June 4

The last state tournament game is currently delayed due to weather. The score is 0-0 in the top of the third inning between Convoy Crestview and Strasburg-Franklin in the Division IV state championship game. It is expected that the game will be completed Saturday night.

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Championship Game Recaps & Box Scores - posted after each game

Division I

Semifinal Game 1 Box   |   Semifinal Game 2 Box   |   Championship Game Box

OHSAA Softball Division I State Championship Recap
North Canton Hoover comes from behind to claim fifth state championship

AKRON, Ohio – Seeking its first state softball championship, Gahanna Lincoln took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but four-time state champion North Canton Hoover plated runs in four separate innings to come back for a 4-2 win and its fifth crown in the Division I championship game at Akron Firestone Stadium Saturday.

The sixth-ranked Hoover Vikings (29-3) have now won state championships in each of their five trips to the state tournament.

Hoover senior pitcher Ashley Hall overcame the two-run first inning to strike out three and walk just one, while allowing six hits. Sophomore Mackenzie DiPietro led the Viking offense with three hits and an RBI.

After dropping its last six regular-season games, Lincoln (20-11) regrouped for a long tournament run, which ended with the school’s second state runner-up finish. In the circle, senior Brandis Fishel struck out two and walked two. One of her runs was unearned.

Division II

Semifinal Game 1 Box   |   Semifinal Game 2 Box   |   Championship Game Box


OHSAA Softball Division II State Championship Recap
Poland Seminary scores late for 4-0 victory over LaGrange Keystone

AKRON, Ohio – Scoring four runs in their last two at bats, including two unearned, fourth-ranked Poland Seminary claimed a 4-0 win over No. 1-ranked LaGrange Keystone in the OHSAA Division II softball state championship game Saturday at Akron Firestone Stadium.

The game was scoreless through five innings before Poland (24-3) got an unearned run in the top of the sixth. The Bulldogs tacked on three more in the top of the seventh on their way to their first state championship in their third appearance in the state tournament.

Poland junior pitcher Erin Gabriel (16-1) was dominant, holding Keystone to just one hit while fanning 10 and walking one. Junior Emily Chandler and sophomore Marissa Trevis both had two hits for the Bulldogs.

Junior Kenzie Conrad (22-2) pitched well for Keystone (32-2), striking out four and surrendering seven hits. The Wildcats were making their 12th appearance in the state tournament and were aiming for their third title (2006, 1999).


Division III

Semifinal Game 1 Box   |   Semifinal Game 2 Box   |   Championship Game Box

OHSAA Softball Division III State Championship Recap
Warren Champion tops Baltimore Liberty-Union, 11-2, to win fourth title

AKRON, Ohio – Top-ranked and undefeated Warren Champion erupted for 10 runs in the fifth inning on its way to an 11-2 win over third-ranked Baltimore Liberty-Union Saturday in the OHSAA Division III softball state championship game at Akron Firestone Stadium.

It marks the fourth state title for Champion (27-0), which got a state tournament-record three triples from senior shortstop Tawny Rogers, including two in the Golden Flashes’ big fifth inning. She drove in four runs on the day, while senior Emilee Hohvart drove in three runs and junior Haley McAllister continually got things started with four hits from the lead-off position.

Champion junior pitcher Lindsay Swipas scattered six hits and struck out 10 over seven innings to wrap a 19-0 season.

The Golden Flashes also won state titles in 1994, 1980 and 1978 and were state runners-up in 2006.

Liberty-Union (27-3) was in the state tournament for the first time. Junior pitcher Sarah Klopfer suffered the loss to end her season 27-2 to earn the decision in all but one of the Lions’ games this season.

Division IV


Semifinal Game 1 Box   |   Semifinal Game 2 Box   |   Championship Game Box

OHSAA Softball Division IV State Championship Recap
Strasburg-Franklin tops Convoy Crestview, 3-1, to claim sixth crown

AKRON, Ohio – Strasburg-Franklin overcame two weather delays and a pesky Convoy Crestview squad to notch a 3-1 win in the OHSAA Division IV softball state championship game Saturday night at Firestone Stadium.

The state title is the sixth for the Tigers (26-2), which ended the season unranked but made a run to their 12th state tournament and joined teams from 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991 and 2009 to win it all. They are one of only five schools in OHSAA history own six or more state titles.

Strasburg-Franklin scored all three of its runs in the third inning and senior Kasey Gerber (21-1) made them stand up with seven innings of four-hit, one run pitching. She struck out 12 and walked none.

Only one of the runs allowed by Crestview senior pitcher Maddie Preston (17-3) was earned. She struck out three and walked two. The fifth-ranked Knights (21-5) were playing in their ninth state tournament and were seeking their second title (2005).

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