2017 SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW: Blanchester High School softball


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Blanchester High School varsity softball team, from left to right, front row, Kassidy Abney, Rebekah Fordyce, Sydney Scott, Shelbie Rose, Hannah Mann, Shayla Sicurella; middle row, Lilly Tedrick, Katy Henry, Madison Curless, Jay Dalton, Elecia Patton, Dakota Demitt, Morgan Oberle; back row, coach Joey Freeman, coach Tom Lee, head coach Jamey Grogg.

The Blanchester High School varsity softball team, from left to right, front row, Kassidy Abney, Rebekah Fordyce, Sydney Scott, Shelbie Rose, Hannah Mann, Shayla Sicurella; middle row, Lilly Tedrick, Katy Henry, Madison Curless, Jay Dalton, Elecia Patton, Dakota Demitt, Morgan Oberle; back row, coach Joey Freeman, coach Tom Lee, head coach Jamey Grogg.


Courtesy Photo

TEAM RECORD IN 2016

10-14 (6-4), lost in first round to Wyoming

COACH

Jamey Grogg, 15th year as head coach

COACH’S RECORD

202-145

OTHER COACHES IN PROGRAM

Joey Freeman, varsity assistant; Tom Lee, varsity assistant; Matt Sexton, varsity assistant; Makayla Shank, junior varsity head coach; Cierra White, junior varsity assistant coach

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

10

NUMBER OF RETURNING STARTERS

8

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Kassidy Abney: 1st Team All-SBAAC, .388 AVG, 26 hits (10 dbls, 4 HR), 16 RBI; Elecia Patton: 2nd Team All-SBAAC, 23 hits, 23 runs scored; Madison Curless: 1st Team All-SBAAC, .446 AVG, 33 hits (11 dbls, 4 HR), 21 RBI, Pitching- 8-8, 82 Ks; Jay Dalton: 22 hits, 21 runs scored, .344 AVG; Hannah Mann: .329 AVG, 26 hits, 17 RBI; Shelbie Rose: .313 AVG, 10 runs scored; Dakota Demitt: 1st Team All-SBAAC, .365 AVG; Shayla Sicurella: 2nd Team All-SBAAC, 18 hits, 12 runs scored, 11 RBI; Sydney Scott; Katy Henry

KEY NEWCOMERS

Rebekah Fordyce, Morgan Oberle, Lilly Tedrick

KEY PLAYERS LOST TO GRADUATION

Hope Florea, Rachael Doyle

ANY OTHER KEY LOSSES

Savana Greene

RIGHT NOW I LIKE

Our work ethic and focus. From day one, this group has shown up ready to work to get better. I also like the leadership we are getting out of our seniors Shayla Sicurella, Dakota Demitt and Sydney Scott

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE

Everything, no matter how well we do something, there also has to be a constant desire to get better.

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Williamsburg, they won league again last year and until someone beats them, they are the favorite.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM

They are a great group of girls.

ROSTER

10-Kassidy Abney, So., C

6-Morgan Oberle, So., OF/1B

3-Elecia Patton, So., SS

22-Madison Curless, Jr., P

21-Jay Dalton, Jr, 3B

8-Rebekah Fordyce, Jr, OF

23-Katy Henry, Jr, P

1-Hannah Mann, Jr, 1B

5-Shelbie Rose, Jr, OF

14-Lilly Tedrick, Jr, INF

12-Dakota Demitt, Sr, OF

2-Sydney Scott, Sr, OF/2B

11-Shayla Sicurella, Sr, 2B

SCHEDULE

March

25-Western Brown @BHS 11 am, 1 pm; 27-@Felicity 430 pm; 28-Hillsboro @BHS 430 pm; 29-Clermont Northeastern @BHS 430 pm; 31-@Williamsburg 430 pm

April

1-@McAuley 10 am, Noon; 3-Bethel-Tate @BHS 430 pm; 5-Georgetown @BHS 430 pm; 6-@Waynesville 5 pm; 7-New Richmond @BHS 430 pm; 10-@Amelia 430 pm; 12-@Batavia 430 pm; 14-@Norwood 430 pm; 17-Felicity @BHS 430 pm; 19-@Clermont Northeastern 430 pm; 21-Williamsburg @BHS; 22-East Clinton @BHS Noon, 2 pm; 24-@Bethel-Tate 430 pm; 25-@Monroe 5 pm; 26-@Georgetown 430 pm; 29-@Goshen 11 am, 1 pm

The Blanchester High School varsity softball team, from left to right, front row, Kassidy Abney, Rebekah Fordyce, Sydney Scott, Shelbie Rose, Hannah Mann, Shayla Sicurella; middle row, Lilly Tedrick, Katy Henry, Madison Curless, Jay Dalton, Elecia Patton, Dakota Demitt, Morgan Oberle; back row, coach Joey Freeman, coach Tom Lee, head coach Jamey Grogg.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2017/03/web1_SB_bhsteam.jpgThe Blanchester High School varsity softball team, from left to right, front row, Kassidy Abney, Rebekah Fordyce, Sydney Scott, Shelbie Rose, Hannah Mann, Shayla Sicurella; middle row, Lilly Tedrick, Katy Henry, Madison Curless, Jay Dalton, Elecia Patton, Dakota Demitt, Morgan Oberle; back row, coach Joey Freeman, coach Tom Lee, head coach Jamey Grogg. Courtesy Photo

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

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