Softball team defeats Milford


By Ron Nunnari - Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com



After fielding a bunt pitcher Sydney Weaver fires a throw to Taylor Hoover at first to get the out.


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Emily Ritchie belts a double against Milford.


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Malcolm Dennis escorted by his mother, Michelle. Dennis will attend Sinclair Community College to study criminal justice.


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Andrew Schweitzer escorted by his parents Kevin and Jennifer. Schweitzer will attend the University of Central Florida to major in athletic training with a minor in health services administration.


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Whitney Fiedler escorted by her parents Sheila and John, Brother Kyle, Grandmother Brenda and grandfather Bob. Fiedler will attend Ohio Christian University to play softball and will major in early childhood education with a minor in Spanish.


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Taylor Hoover escorted by her parents Ben and Patti, Brother Mason, Grandmother June and Grandfather Bill. Hoover will attend Saint Francis University to play softball and major in chemistry.


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Emily (19) and Lizzie Ritchie (20) escorted by parents Mollie and Tom, Sister Lizzie and her grandparents. Both sisters will attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University to play softball. Both are undecided on their major course of study.


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Mallory Woods escorted by her parents Lorie and Bill, Brother Eric, and grandfather Duke. Woods will attend Miami University and the Farmer School of Business where she will major in marketing.


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Cory Mangen with her parents Mike and Teri, brothers Troy (left) and Clay and Grandmother Barb. Mangen will attend Capital University to play softball while majoring in special education.


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Courtney Jasinski with her parents Paul and Christi, Brother Connor and Sister Sarah. Jasinski will attend Bluffton University to play softball while majoring in business with a minor in graphic design.


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CLAYTON — Northmont Fast-pitch Softball ended regular season play Saturday on Senior Day with a 5-3 victory over a strong Cincinnati Milford team of the Eastern Cincinnati Conference.

With the victory Northmont concluded regular season play with a 23-3 overall record to extend its win streak to eight games while Milford dropped to 19-3. There is a good chance these two teams will face each other in tournament play at some point.

Sophomore Marissa Bardonaro handled the starting pitching duties for Northmont and worked 3 innings, scattering five hits including a home run, issued two walks and got tagged for three runs. Another sophomore, Sydney Weaver, worked the final 4 innings giving up three hits, one walk and struck out two.

Milford got one run in the first inning and added two in the third before Weaver shut them down the remainder of the game. Northmont got two runs in the first, two more in the third and added an insurance run in the fifth.

Fittingly senior members of the team led the offensive attack. Courtney Jasinski went 2 for 4 with one run and one run batted in (RBI). Emily Ritchie went 2 for 4 with one run. Whitney Fielder also went 2 for 4 with one run. Taylor Hoover went 2 for 3 with one RBI. Cory Mangen went 1 for 3 with one run. Emily Ritchie went 1 for 4 with a double and scored one run. Sophomore Sydney Weaver went 1 for 2 with one RBI.

Coach Kris Mangen feels very optimistic as her team enters tournament play. Northmont is scheduled to open tournament play against West Carrollton (5-18) on Monday, May 9 at home at 5 p.m.

“I am very optimistic. Our girls are hitting very well right now,” Mangen said. “Defensively we are pretty solid. Don’t get me wrong; we will make mistakes, but offensively if we can string a couple of hits together in one or two innings we will find a lot of success. The girls are working hard and they know this is it for them. School is winding down and softball is something that they love. They have been friends for a lifetime and have been playing ball together for 13 years, so this is it.”

If Northmont advances to the second round of sectional play the Lady Bolts would host Stebbins on Wednesday and would face the winner of the Troy vs Piqua game on Monday, May 16 at Beavercreek Coy Middle School. Northmont defeated West Carrollton 18-0 in regular season play, Troy 4-1 and Piqua 13-1.

After the game senior members of the team were recognized and posed for photos with their families. Recognized was Team Manger Malcolm Dennis, Student Athletic Trainer Andrew Schweitzer and players Whitney Fiedler, Taylor Hoover, Emily and Lizzie Ritchie, Mallory Woods, Cory Mangen and Courtney Jasinski.

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After fielding a bunt pitcher Sydney Weaver fires a throw to Taylor Hoover at first to get the out.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/05/web1_SydneyWeaver.jpgAfter fielding a bunt pitcher Sydney Weaver fires a throw to Taylor Hoover at first to get the out. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Emily Ritchie belts a double against Milford.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/05/web1_E_Ritchie.jpgEmily Ritchie belts a double against Milford. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Malcolm Dennis escorted by his mother, Michelle. Dennis will attend Sinclair Community College to study criminal justice.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/05/web1_MalcolmDennis.jpgMalcolm Dennis escorted by his mother, Michelle. Dennis will attend Sinclair Community College to study criminal justice. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Andrew Schweitzer escorted by his parents Kevin and Jennifer. Schweitzer will attend the University of Central Florida to major in athletic training with a minor in health services administration.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/05/web1_AndrewSchweitzer.jpgAndrew Schweitzer escorted by his parents Kevin and Jennifer. Schweitzer will attend the University of Central Florida to major in athletic training with a minor in health services administration. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Whitney Fiedler escorted by her parents Sheila and John, Brother Kyle, Grandmother Brenda and grandfather Bob. Fiedler will attend Ohio Christian University to play softball and will major in early childhood education with a minor in Spanish.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/05/web1_WhitneyFiedler.jpgWhitney Fiedler escorted by her parents Sheila and John, Brother Kyle, Grandmother Brenda and grandfather Bob. Fiedler will attend Ohio Christian University to play softball and will major in early childhood education with a minor in Spanish. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Taylor Hoover escorted by her parents Ben and Patti, Brother Mason, Grandmother June and Grandfather Bill. Hoover will attend Saint Francis University to play softball and major in chemistry.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/05/web1_TaylorHoover.jpgTaylor Hoover escorted by her parents Ben and Patti, Brother Mason, Grandmother June and Grandfather Bill. Hoover will attend Saint Francis University to play softball and major in chemistry. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Emily (19) and Lizzie Ritchie (20) escorted by parents Mollie and Tom, Sister Lizzie and her grandparents. Both sisters will attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University to play softball. Both are undecided on their major course of study.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/05/web1_EmilyLizzieRitchie.jpgEmily (19) and Lizzie Ritchie (20) escorted by parents Mollie and Tom, Sister Lizzie and her grandparents. Both sisters will attend Mount Vernon Nazarene University to play softball. Both are undecided on their major course of study. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Mallory Woods escorted by her parents Lorie and Bill, Brother Eric, and grandfather Duke. Woods will attend Miami University and the Farmer School of Business where she will major in marketing.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/05/web1_MalloryWoods.jpgMallory Woods escorted by her parents Lorie and Bill, Brother Eric, and grandfather Duke. Woods will attend Miami University and the Farmer School of Business where she will major in marketing. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Cory Mangen with her parents Mike and Teri, brothers Troy (left) and Clay and Grandmother Barb. Mangen will attend Capital University to play softball while majoring in special education.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/05/web1_CoryMangen.jpgCory Mangen with her parents Mike and Teri, brothers Troy (left) and Clay and Grandmother Barb. Mangen will attend Capital University to play softball while majoring in special education. Photo by Ron Nunnari

Courtney Jasinski with her parents Paul and Christi, Brother Connor and Sister Sarah. Jasinski will attend Bluffton University to play softball while majoring in business with a minor in graphic design.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2016/05/web1_CourtneyJasinski.jpgCourtney Jasinski with her parents Paul and Christi, Brother Connor and Sister Sarah. Jasinski will attend Bluffton University to play softball while majoring in business with a minor in graphic design. Photo by Ron Nunnari

By Ron Nunnari

Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com

Reach Ron Nunnari at 684-9124, via email Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @Englewood_Ind

Reach Ron Nunnari at 684-9124, via email Rnunnari@civitasmedia.com or on Twitter @Englewood_Ind