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Baseball team goes 2 for 2

The YSHS baseball squad picked up two wins in two tries last week. Other games were rained out.

Against Jefferson on Tuesday, April 8, the Bulldogs piled up 27 runs on just 9 hits as the Jefferson pitchers walked or hit 21 batters. Ethan Brown continued his fine early season work by throwing three shutout innings and getting 2 hits, including a double and 4 RBI. Todd Sheets led off the game with a triple and also had 4 RBI. Ben Armstrong and Kilan Brown also had 2 hits each as the Dogs won 27–2.

On Wednesday, April 9, Cedarville came to town and jumped out to an early lead with 2 hits in the first off of Sheets. Sheets singled and scored in the first to tie the game. Cedarville jumped to an early 5–2 lead, but in the fifth a triple by Kilan Brown and single by Ben Armstrong brought in 2 runs to make it 5–4. In the bottom of the seventh the locals were still behind by one when Sheets singled, stole second and scored on a hit by Armstrong. With two outs and a runner on second, Ethan Brown came to the plate and lashed a shot into the hole at shortstop. The Indians player made a gallant diving stop and then threw wide of first base to allow the final run to score in a 6–5 Bulldog win. The ’Dogs played flawless baseball and made no errors, either physical or mental, in the game. Cory Daniels had 2 hits, including a double. Ben Armstrong had 3 hits and 3 RBI.

YSHS track in tourney

At the Cedarville Impson Invitational on Saturday, April 12, the YSHS boys track team finished sixth out of 16 teams with 44 points. Bethel was first with 96 points, and Shawnee was second with 92. The Yellow Springs girls team finished 13th with 15 points. Greeneview won with 120 points, followed by Bethel with 96.

For the Yellow Springs boys, finishing first was the 3200-relay team of Jacob GunderKline, Brock GunderKline, Anthony Pettiford and Alexis Onfroy in 8:44 and the 800-meters event completed by Alexis Onfroy in 2:05.

Fourth place finishes went to Brock GunderKline in the 3200-meters, Jacob GunderKline in the 1600-meters and Raphael Allen in the long jump.

The YSHS girls team was led by Elizabeth Gonder who finished first in the 400-meters in 66.6. Kristen Foster finished sixth in the 200-meters.

Softball wins first one


The YSHS softball team lost to Miami Valley 13–10 on Tuesday, April 1. In the last inning, with runners on second and third with two outs and a batter up, Yellow Springs got an out when a Lady Ram lead off base illegally. The Lady Bulldogs had the potential to score three runs to tie the game, but their lack of experience prevented the comeback.

The Lady ’Dogs lost to Dayton Christian 12–2 on Thursday, April 3. But against Jefferson the Yellow Springs girls had a field day, winning 19–8. Pitcher Lauren Miles had her first victory, and Rachel Trumbull played hard at second base and had a strong batting game as well.

The Lady Bulldogs lost to Cedarville 8–6 on Wednesday, April 9. It was 5–0 Indians going into the top of fifth, when Yellow Springs scored four runs at the bottom of that inning on Lauren Miles’ double (which drove in two runs), a hit by Alex Beer and walks and stolen bases. The sixth was a scoreless inning, but the Lady ’Dogs couldn’t hold Cedarville down for long and fell short of tying the game.

Yellow Springs lost 12–2 to Troy Christian on Thursday, April 10.
The home team is now 1–4 and striving to do better with strong senior leadership from Miles, Danielle Fulton, Bailey Linse and Ayisha Walker. Linse has added some strong pitching to the season as well.

Tennis team goes 5–1

The YSHS tennis team was unbeatable in last week’s play. On April 9 the Bulldogs defeated Dayton Christian 5–0, with a straight set wins for first, second and third singles players Zeke Hardman, Amy Dibenedetto and Julika Ruf, respectively. Francesco Amighetti and Max Buchwalder had a similarly easy time of it at second doubles, as did the second team of Adisson Pettiford and Will Turner.

In a slightly tougher match on April 10 Yellow Springs defeated Greeneview 4–1. Back in her usual first singles slot, first singles player Olivia Chen won 7–6 (7–2), 6–3. Alex Turner gave up a tough second singles match 6–4, 3–6, 7–6 (7–2), while Hardman double bageled his third singles opponent.

Dibenedetto and Ruf pulled out a huge comeback to win their first singles match 2–6, 6–3, 6–2, while second doubles team Amighetti and Buchwalder played equally hard to win 7–6, 7–5.

Yellow Springs defeated Springfield Catholic Central 5–0 on Monday, April 14. Turner and Chen gave up just two games between them at first and second courts, and Hardman just won his 6–1, 7–6 (7–3).

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