’16 PREVIEW: Blanchester High School softball


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Blanchester High School varsity softball team, from left to right, front row, Sydney Scott, Maddie Curless, Jay Dalton, Shelbie Rose, Elecia Patton; back row, Kassidy Abney, Shayla Sicurella, Hope Florea, Hannah Mann, Rachael Doyle. Team members Savana Greene, Dakota Demitt, Abby Garcia were not present for the photo.


Courtesy Photo

TEAM RECORD IN 2015

9-18 (2-8)

HEAD COACH

Jamey Grogg, 19 years

COACH’S RECORD

192-131, 14th year as varsity head coach

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Tom Lee, Varsity Asst.; Joey Freeman, Varsity Asst.; Matt Sexton, Varsity Asst.; Makayla Shank, JV Coach; Scott Honaker, JV Asst.

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

3

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

6

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Madison Curless, (sophomore), P: 9-14, 91 Ks, 3.96 ERA, .360 avg., 14 RBI, 8 doubles; Jay Dalton, (sophomore): 13 RBI; Savana Greene (junior): .270, 10 R’s, 8 RBI, 4 doubles, HR, .925 fielding percentage; Racheal Doyle; Dakota Demitt; Shelbie Rose

KEY NEWCOMERS

Everyone who is new to varsity this year will be important.

KEY PLAYERS LOST

All of the following players graduated: Savanna Brown- 4 yr letter winner, 34 runs, .524 avg., 15 steals, 13 RBI, 4 homeruns, 1st Team All-League, 1st Team All District, 2nd Team All-State; Cierra White- 4 yr letter winner, 28 RBI, .329 avg, 2nd Team All-League, District All-Star; Brooke Jones- 3 yr letter winner, .358 avg, 16 runs, 10 RBI, District All-Star; Abby Wilson; Lindsay Wirick

RIGHT NOW I LIKE …

Our effort, attitude, and desire to improve

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE …

Everything, no matter how good we may be at something, there is always room for improvement

TEAM TO BEAT IN LEAGUE:

Williamsburg has won league the last two years, so they are the team to beat. They have almost everyone back from last year’s team that made it to the regional semifinals.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON…

This is a great group of girls and they are a lot of fun to work with. Not sure how this season is going to end up, but we are going to play hard and enjoy every moment of it.

ROSTER (player, uniform number, class, position)

Rachael Doyle (14) senior, CF; Hope Florea (1) senior, RF; Dakota Demitt (12) junior LF, 3B; Abby Garcia junior; Savana Greene (4) junior, 1B; Sydney Scott (2) junior OF, 2B; Shayla Sicurella (11) junior 2B, P; Madison Curless (22) sophomore, P, INF; Jay Dalton (21) sophomore 3B, 1B; Hannah Mann (8) sophomore, OF, 1B; Shelbie Rose (5) sophomore OF, C; Kassidy Abney (10) freshman C, OF; Elecia Patton (3) freshman SS

SCHEDULE

March 26 @Western Brown Noon, DH; Marcy 28 vs Felicity 430 pm; March 30 @Clermont NE 430 pm; April 1 vs Williamsburg 430 pm; April 4 @Bethel-Tate 430 pm; April 5 vs Hillsboro 5 pm; April 6 @Georgetown 430 pm;

April 8 @New Richmond 430 pm; April 9 @Goshen 11 am, 1 pm; April 11 vs Amelia 430 pm; April 14 vs Batavia 430 pm; April 15 vs Norwood 430 pm; April 16 @McAuley DH 9 am; April 18 @Felicity 430 pm; April 20 vs Clermont NE 430 pm;

April 22 @Williamsburg 430 pm; April 25 vs Bethel-Tate 430 pm; April 27 vs Georgetown 430 pm; April 30 vs Eastern Brown DH Noon; May 3 vs Washington 5 pm; May 4 @Waynesville 5 pm; May 6 vs Lynchburg-Clay 430 pm

The Blanchester High School varsity softball team, from left to right, front row, Sydney Scott, Maddie Curless, Jay Dalton, Shelbie Rose, Elecia Patton; back row, Kassidy Abney, Shayla Sicurella, Hope Florea, Hannah Mann, Rachael Doyle. Team members Savana Greene, Dakota Demitt, Abby Garcia were not present for the photo.
http://wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_SB_blanteam.jpgThe Blanchester High School varsity softball team, from left to right, front row, Sydney Scott, Maddie Curless, Jay Dalton, Shelbie Rose, Elecia Patton; back row, Kassidy Abney, Shayla Sicurella, Hope Florea, Hannah Mann, Rachael Doyle. Team members Savana Greene, Dakota Demitt, Abby Garcia were not present for the photo. Courtesy Photo

Compiled by Mark Huber

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

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

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