TEAM RECORD 2016
11-12, lost to Middletown Madison in second round of sectional tournament.
5 years head coach at Fairfield, 2nd at East Clinton but 1st as head coach
COACHES IN PROGRAM
Jeanne Brightman, 3rd year, defensive coach; Trevor Dunn, 1st year, hitting coach; Bob Hazelbaker, second year, pitching coach.
RETURNING LETTER WINNERS
KEY PLAYERS RETURNING
Junior Sierra Christian provided strong pitching, recording 51 strikeouts and 3.30 ERA. Sierra was the key to our successful season and we are looking to her to provide leadership in the circle. The lone senior, Tori Bailey, returns with 3 consecutive all-SCOL selections. She has started every game since her freshman year and supplies profound defense combined with a .586 batting average and 52 RBI. She is 48 away from making the state career RBI list.
Sophomore MacKenzie Campbell missed all of last season with a knee injury. She will add depth to our pitching and provide strong defense to our middle infield. With a remarkable attitude, Tabby Vance is a true utility player. She will be a valuable asset offensively and provide ready defense in any situation. Role player Tiffanni Bailey has been tremendous in practice. The younger sister of Tori Bailey, Tiffanni is pure speed in the outfield or in running situations.
KEY PLAYERS LOST
Madi Cox, 2nd team All-SCOL selection with .455 batting average, 15 RBI and fundamentally solid defense.
RIGHT NOW I LIKE …
I like our speed complimented with power. This is probably the fastest team I’ve had the pleasure to coach.
RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE …
We need to improve our confidence. We need to believe we can win and improve our ability to finish.
Clinton-Massie will be a tough game, but Wilmington always has a strong team, and Chillicothe will be a challenge.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT THIS TEAM
With one senior this is a very young team relying heavily on our sophomores and juniors to become role players and provide mature play and decision making. We have a lot to learn and need to find our confidence.
25-@Madison Plains 5 pm; 29-@Hillsboro 5 pm
1-Greeneview @EC, Noon, 2 pm; 3-Washington Senior @EC 5 pm; 4-@Miami Trace 5 pm; 5-Chillicothe @EC 5 pm; 7-@McClain 5 pm; 8-Southeastern @EC 5 pm; 10-@Wilmington 5 pm; 12-Clinton-Massie @EC 5 pm; 17-Hillsboro @EC 5 pm; 19-Miami Trace @EC 5 pm; 21-@Washington Senior 5 pm; 22-Blanchester @EC 5 pm; 24-@Chillicothe 5 pm; 26-McClain @EC 5 pm; 28-Wilmington @EC 5 pm
1-@Clinton-Massie 5 pm; 2-Cedarville @EC 5 pm; 4-Lynchburg @EC 5 pm; 6-@Whiteoak Noon
Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports