Carlisle claims 17-0 win over Blanchester in district title game


By Mark Huber - [email protected]



Bailey Dawley | Mark Huber Photo

Bailey Dawley | Mark Huber Photo


Blanchester head coach Jamey Grogg | Mark Huber Photo


Pre-game lineup | Mark Huber Photo


Rianna Mueller | Mark Huber Photo


Bailey Dawley | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Rianna Mueller | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Elizabeth Clark Photo


District runnersup | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Madison Creager | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Play at second | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Ready to run | Elizabeth Clark Photo


Jamey Grogg with seniors Zoie Stanforth, Madison Creager, Rianna Mueller, Maggie Caldwell, Emma Case.


KINGS MILLS — Carlisle hit three homers through nine batters Thursday and went on to defeat Blanchester 17-0 in five innings in a Division III Southwest District championship game at Kings High School.

Nine batters in to the game, the Indians led 6-0 and they went on to batter a trio of BHS pitchers for 16 hits and a run-rule victory.

Lydia Peters and Madison Creager had the only hits for Blanchester.

Blanchester’s season ends at 12-11. Carlisle moves on to the regional tournament with a 24-1 record.

The Ladycats won just nine games total during the 2021 and 2019 seasons. The 2020 season was not contested because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“At the beginning of the year, when I tell people we have eight starters coming back, they say that’s pretty good but it’s eight starters from a team that won only four games,” said BHS manager Jamey Grogg. “We made a lot of changes in the preseason and the girls bought in. They committed to it from Day 1. They worked. They wanted something different than what they’d had in the past.”

Now, Blanchester will seek a step forward for the 2023 season, much like the eight-game improvement from a year ago.

“I told the underclassmen you need to think about this (game) outcome,” said Grogg. “It has to be the fuel that pushes you to work from now until next season. We see the gap. Carlisle’s not going anywhere. They’re pretty young, too. This is the kind of team we have to get through to get where we want to go.

“With the underclassmen, they saw the commitment that it takes to get to that level. I would hope they would come back even more hungry, where they want to be competing for district championships and getting to the regionals.”

The game was the final at BHS for five seniors — Emma Case, Madison Creager, Zoie Stanforth, Rianna Mueller and Maggie Caldwell.

“Those five girls, four of them have been on varsity since they were freshmen (Madison, Zoie, Maggie, Rianna).” said Grogg. “Always have to ask is the program better when you leave it than it was when you came here. Yes. They’ve done a lot. They’re a special group to me. They’re a group that means a lot to me.”

SUMMARY

May 19, 2022

Div III District Championship

@Kings High School

Carlisle 17, Blanchester 0

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(0) BLANCHESTER (ab-r-h-rbi) Mueller 2-0-0-0 Q. Dawley 2-0-0-0 Peters 2-0-1-0 Potts 0-0-0-0 Case 1-0-0-0 B. Dawley 2-0-0-0 Davenport 2-0-0-0 Creager 2-0-1-0 Stanforth 2-0-0-0 Caldwell 2-0-0-0 Blankenbeckler 0-0-0-0

(17) CARLISLE (ab-r-h-rbi) Miller 3-2-1-0 Brown 3-1-1-1 Lawson 4-3-3-3 Morris 3-3-3-4 Goins 3-1-2-1 Eldridge 2-1-1-0 Hudson 1-0-1-0 Chatterton 3-1-1-3 Adkins 3-2-2-0 Allen 2-3-2-1

2B: C-Morris, Goins

3B: C-Lawson

HR: C-Morris, Chatterton, Allen

SB: C-Lawson

HBP: B-Potts; C-Allen

SAC: C-Brown

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Blanchester

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Carlisle

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Bailey Dawley | Mark Huber Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_SFT_blBDawley0519me.jpgBailey Dawley | Mark Huber Photo

Blanchester head coach Jamey Grogg | Mark Huber Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_SFT_blGrogg0519me.jpgBlanchester head coach Jamey Grogg | Mark Huber Photo

Pre-game lineup | Mark Huber Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_SFT_blLineup0519me.jpgPre-game lineup | Mark Huber Photo

Rianna Mueller | Mark Huber Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_SFT_blRMueller0519me.jpgRianna Mueller | Mark Huber Photo

Bailey Dawley | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_SFT_BDawley0519ec.jpgBailey Dawley | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Rianna Mueller | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_SFT_blMueller0519ec.jpgRianna Mueller | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_SFT_blThrower0519ec.jpgElizabeth Clark Photo

District runnersup | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_SFT_districtrunnerup.jpgDistrict runnersup | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Madison Creager | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_SFT_MCreager0519ec.jpgMadison Creager | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Play at second | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_SFT_OPotts0519ec.jpgPlay at second | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Ready to run | Elizabeth Clark Photo
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_SFT_Runner0519ec.jpgReady to run | Elizabeth Clark Photo

Jamey Grogg with seniors Zoie Stanforth, Madison Creager, Rianna Mueller, Maggie Caldwell, Emma Case.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2022/05/web1_SFT_blSeniors0519ec.jpgJamey Grogg with seniors Zoie Stanforth, Madison Creager, Rianna Mueller, Maggie Caldwell, Emma Case.

By Mark Huber

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Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email [email protected] or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email [email protected] or on Twitter @wnjsports