Baseball tops 2015 sports stories


By Lenny C. Lepola - newsguy@ee.net



Members of the Big Walnut High School varsity baseball team with their Division II Regional Championship trophy following their 10-3 win against Steubenville.


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Of all the sports stories during 2015, Big Walnut High School’s varsity baseball team making its first-ever Division II state appearance on June 5 at Huntington Park trumped everything else in the deck.

Big Walnut head coach Chris Holly said his 22-10 squad would use its first-ever state appearance to be a stepping stone for more postseason appearances in the future.

“This team is going to be remembered for a long time at Big Walnut,” Holly said. “This group accomplished something that no other Big Walnut baseball team has ever done before. A lot of our success this season was because of our five seniors — Michael, Matt, Brandon, Chad and Brayden. They played hard and will be difficult to replace, but we are a young team and will have a lot of experience coming back for next season.”

Big Walnut baseball experienced significant milestones last season, including a record-setting 22-inning win against New Albany, and a first-ever regional championship when they defeated Steubenville 10-3 on May 29 at Zanesville.

Members of the Big Walnut High School varsity baseball team with their Division II Regional Championship trophy following their 10-3 win against Steubenville.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/48/2016/01/web1_BWBB-5-29-15-2693.b.jpg Members of the Big Walnut High School varsity baseball team with their Division II Regional Championship trophy following their 10-3 win against Steubenville. Lenny C. Lepola | News

By Lenny C. Lepola

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Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.

Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.