Sunday, May 02, 1999


Kings tops Mason for sixth in a row

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Since losing to Norwood a second time on April 22, the Kings baseball team has been unbeatable.

        “After the game, we ran the kids for 45 minutes,” assistant coach John Bauer said. “We have 12 seniors and no one was hustling. We told them to kiss the season good-bye or respond.”

        During the past nine days, the Knights have won six consecutive games, including Saturday's 4-3 victory over Mason in a crucial Fort Ancient Valley Conference clash for both teams.

        The victory lifted Kings into a second-place tie in the FAVC with Mason, two games behind front running Ross.

        Pitcher Rick Kloth turned in an outstanding performance, scattering three hits while Dizzy Payton drove in Bo Comer with the winning run in the seventh inning.

        • St. Bernard 9, Milford Christian 1 — Winning 15 games this season appeared out of question but became reality Saturday for a St. Bernard baseball team that was decimated by graduation.

        “We needed a pitcher and a catcher to be a competitive,” Titan assistant coach Tim Sharrock said. “Josh Shadoan and Brooks Robinson Hazelbaker have filled the voids.

        Only a freshman, Shadoan pitches, catches and leads the Titans in hitting with a .446 batting average while Robinson, a transfer from Roger Bacon, is the No. 1 pitcher.

        • Fairfield 2, Sycamore 1 — The Indians remained in contention for the Greater Miami Conference title with the victory, pulling within one game of Sycamore.

        Emily Breitholle struck out seven and scattered five hits with Katie Fatheree's double driving in Allison Bultman with the winning run in the seventh inning.

        Now 11-2 in the GMC, Fairfield has games remaining against Hamilton and Princeton with Sycamore (10-1) playing Hamilton (twice), Colerain, Lakota West and Milford.

        • Glen Este 7, Mason 3 — Kandace Chapman often serves as a designated hitter for her sister, Katie, but Trojan coach Paul Campbell decided against on Saturday.

        The move paid dividends with the Chapman sisters combining for four hits and four RBI, giving Glen Este the championship of the East-West Showcase at Glen Este.

        In a semifinal victory over Purcell Marian, Sarah Young tossed a no-hitter, walking only one and allowing two base runners. It was the first fast-pitch softball no-hitter for Trojan pitcher.

        • Summit Country Day 16, Landmark Christian 0 — The victory was the Silver Knight's 19th without a defeat and clinched the Miami Valley Conference championship.

        • St. Ursula 3, 8, Hamilton Badin 2, 2 — The Bulldogs wrapped up the Girls Greater Cincinnati League Gray Division championship with the double victory over Badin.

        Abby Molnar was the offensive standout, going five-for-seven with three RBI. She also scored the winning run in the first game.


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