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Mercy! Champion Girls run-rule their way to Regional Title


Championships were held throughout Ohio—with TWO Valley teams looking to punch tickets to the state final four. Champion are no strangers to the state semifinals—winning two Division 3 state championships the last three years—hoping to go back to back this year. On the other hand—the West Branch ladies are in the Regional Final for the first time since 1997—hoping to reach their FIRST state semifinal. —Lets start with the defending state champs and UNDEFEATED Golden Flashes in Massillon…Taking on Independence —Monster first inning for Golden Flashes… MEGAN TURNER rips one down the line… ALLISON SMITH scores easily… 1-0 Champion —then the hit parade starts… CASSIDY SHAFFER win a line drive to center… RBI single… 2-0 —then GABBY HOLLENBAUGH with a single to center… 2 more runs score… 4-0 —now it’s CARLI SWIPAS with a base knock up the middle… 5-0 —Flashes bat through the order… and ALLISON SMITH with a big swing… crushes it over the fence and caught by a fan… 3- run homerun!… Champion with a 9 run 1st inning / They had 14 total hits today —SMITH pretty good in the circle as well… She gets the inning ending strikeout Champion run rules their way to a Regional title, 13-3 Cheryl Weaver “YOU KNOW WHAT, WE NEEDED THAT BIG TIME. THE GIRLS HAVE BEEN READING STUFF, YOU KNOW THIS IS A BIG HITTING TEAM AND WE WANTED TO SHOW THEM THEY ARE A BIG HITTING TEAM ALSO. ONE OF THEIR COACHES SAID SOMETHING ABOUT BREAKING OUR HEARTS, AND THE GIRLS SAID THEY WERE GONNA BREAK THEIRS.” 18-24 Megan Turner “WE HAD A LITTLE MOTIVATION BEHIND US ACTUALLY, WE WERE TOLD WE WERE GOING TO GET OUR HEARTS BROKEN ACTUALLY. SO THAT FIRED US UP A LITTLE BIT. SO I THINK THAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS WE CAME OUT AND HIT 1 THUR 9.” Allison Smith “IT IS A GREAT FEELING WHEN EVERYBODY JUST COMES OUT AND EVERYONE IS HITTING THE BALL AND IT IS JUST GREAT. WE HAD A TWO HOUR PRACTICE YESTERDAY OF JUST HITTING. SO WE HAD MY DAD, HE IS A LEFTY, THROW TO US. SO WE THOUGHT WE WOULD BE PRETTY READY TODAY AND

Cesar Sullivan

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