Alex Thomas connected on a game-tying homer in the fourth inning, but Bloom-Carroll launched a home run of its own in the eighth to escape with a 2-1 extra-inning win in a Division II district semifinal Tuesday in Pickerington.
The Golden Eagles never really got going from the plate. Stacey Walters, Jess Coletta and Katie Neff had singles while Thomas finished with BW’s lone run and RBI.
Thomas did all she could from the circle, allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out seven and walking four in eight innings of work. She fired 141 pitches when all was said and done.
Aubrey Willet, who picked up the win for Bloom-Carroll, was also the hero at the plate, with her extra-inning homer proving to be the difference.
She allowed a run on four hits while striking out two en route to the complete-game win.
Devan Gilmore drove in the Bulldogs’ other run while Bailee Cox had a game-best two hits in the win.
River Valley 9, Buckeye Valley 1
Nicole Peak and Rilee George collected four of the Barons’ five hits, two apiece, but they didn’t amount to runs as River Valley rolled to a Division I district semifinal win Tuesday at Olentangy.
The Vikings set the tone with a three-run first and, after the Barons answered with a run in the second, they added two in the third and four in the fifth to smooth out the scoring summary.
Madi Myers led River Valley with a pair of home runs and five RBI.
Buckeye Valley 7, Bexley 6, OT (Regional Tournament); Oakwood 11, Big Walnut 9 (Regional Tournament)
Bloom Carroll vs Big Walnut – Tournament Softball
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Runs Hits Errors
Bloom Carroll (18-11) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 1
Big Walnut (16-8) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Bloom Carroll = Willet & Sommer; WP = Willet (Bloom Carroll)
BW = A. Thomas & Coletta
HR = Bloom Carroll – Willet, (2nd), solo; BW – A. Thomas, (4th), solo
I am very happy to announce the information for the wonderful student-athletes who will be representing Big Walnut Girls’ Track and Field at the regional meet this week.
Regional meet is held at Pickerington North
Kaley Rammelsberg will high jump on Wednesday at 4 p.m. (May 24)
4×800 relay team (Kaitlin Meade, Emma Padgett, Colbi Borland, Adelee Gartner) will run at 5 p.m.
Anna Vrancken will throw the discus on Friday at 4:30 (May 26)
Here is the link to the info given by the OHSAA: http://ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Track-Field/2017/RegTrackSchedule.pdf
Central District Meet 2017
1) Dub. Coffman (94)
2) Wester. Central (86)
3) Olen. Liberty (76)
4) Granville (74)
5) Reynoldsburg (66.50)
6) Lancaster (60)
7) Pick. North (58)
8) Big Walnut (37)
9) Dub. Scioto (34)
10) Wester. North (21)
11) Dub. Jerome (17)
12) Groveport-Madison (15)
13) Franklin Hts. (12)
14) Grove City (5)
15) New Albany (4)
16) Newark (1.50)
17) Licking Hts. (0)
4×800 relay: 9:45.73, 3rd place qualified to the regional (Kaitlin Meade, Colbi Borland, Adelee Gartner, Emma Padgett)
100 hurdles: Kaley Rammelsberg 16.43/16.53, 7th place; Ashleigh Althauser 18.41
100 dash: Hanna Pinkston 13.68
4×200 relay: 1:53.59 (Hanna Pinkston, Tori Buxton, Ashleigh Althauser, Bryn Rammelsberg)
1600 run: Adelee Gartner 6:23.76
4×100 relay: 56.26 (Mackenzie West, Ashleigh Althauser, Alle English, Gretchen Houser)
300 hurdles: Kaley Rammelsberg 51.95; Tori Rammelsberg 53.41
800 run: Kaitlin Meade 2:20.19 5th place New School Record; Emma Padgett 2:27.36 New PR
3200 run: Colbi Borland 11:50.20 8th place New School Record; Chloe McKenzie 12:46.98
4×400 relay: 4:12.78/4:08.66, 6th place Season best (Tori Buxton, Emma Padgett, Hanna Pinkston, Kaitlin Meade)
Pole Vault: Julia Wood 8’0” Personal Record; Sydney Parker 7’ 6” Ties PR
Shot Put: Anna Vrancken 35’ 5” 6th place Personal Record; Julia Vrancken 28’ 6.5” Season Best
Discus: Anna Vrancken 117’1” 2nd place, Reg Qualifier; Maddie Swank 107’ 2” 7th place
Long Jump: Tori Rammelsberg 14’ 10”
High Jump: Kaley Rammelsberg 5’ 5” 2nd place, Reg Qualifier; Tori Buxton
· 4×800 relay is only 0.23 of a second from the school record set in 1996
· Kaitlin Meade broke the school record in the 800m run of 2:21.98 that was set in 2007 by Genny Murphy
· Colbi Borland broke the school record in the 3200m run of 12:01.50 that was set in 2006 by Laura Groseclose
· Anna Vrancken makes her third straight Regional appearance in the discus. She qualified to the regional finals her sophomore and junior years, placing 9th both seasons.
· Kaley Rammelsberg makes her second straight regional appearance in the high jump. Last season she placed 5th, just missing a state berth.
Coach Joe Evener’s comments: We had a solid district meet. We knew it was going to be a tough one. There is no such thing as an easy Division I District, and I believe we were in the most difficult having 7 schools seeded ahead of us in the district. The girls continued to show why we have had such a successful season, they competed hard, supported each other, and gave everything they had. The results show, 6 regional qualifiers, 2 school records (almost a 3rd), 6 personal records (PRs), and 4 season best performances. What more can a coach ask for?
I am very proud of the girls, and what they have accomplished together as a team, and they have definitely embodied the meaning of team. Their 94 wins (94-17 record) ties for the 2nd most wins in my 23 seasons (2000 – 97 wins, 2013 – 94 wins); plus add 3 invitational titles including our first OCC title since 2004. These young ladies have been thrilling to coach, fun to watch, and I can’t thank them enough.
I have to acknowledge the coaching staff. They pour their hearts and souls into making this team better each and every week. Coach Red Edwards (hurdles), Coach Mike Ryder (jumps), Coach Kevin Lewis (distance), Coach Jim Boyd (throws), and Coach Megan Massingill (vault) are second to none when we walk into a meet. We may get beat occasionally but it’s never because we are out worked or out coached and these wonderful coaches are why.
Summer Sports Information
2017 BWHS Boys Basketball Summer Schedule Information http://bigwalnutathletics.net
2017 Summer Football Calendar and Information http://bigwalnutathletics.net
2017 Big Walnut Summer Wrestling Camp – http://localevelevents.com/events/details
2017 BW HS Girls Basketball Summer Information http://www.bigwalnutathletics.net
2017 Big Walnut Varsity Football Schedule http://www.bigwalnutathletics.net
2017 BWHS Volleyball June & July Summer Information http://www.bigwalnutathletics.net
2017 Preseason Cross Country Information http://www.bigwalnutathletics.net
2017 Girls Tennis Preseason Information http://bigwalnutathletics.net
2017 BW Girls Soccer Preseason Information http://bigwalnutathletics.net
June 7 Nationwide Childrens Physicals for Big Walnut Athletes – NEW ADDRESS – $12 http://www.bigwalnutathletics.net