The 2022 MVL Champion Greenville Lady Way softball team, coaching staff and administration. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Lady Wave wins MVL Title

Back-to-back run rule wins over Sidney secures Greenville Lady Wave Miami Valley League Championship

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Lady Wave won the 2022 Miami Valley League Championship outright in convincing fashion with back-to-back 13-2 and 12-1 run rule Wednesday night wins over the Sidney Lady Yellow Jackets softball team.

“A great day for the kids to cap out the MVL season,” said Greenville Coach Jerrod Newland. “Proud of the stadium today, proud of the atmosphere, fun things and got two more wins over Sidney to cap out the league at 17-1 and get two run rules here today against a DI team.” 

“Congratulations to Coach Newland, the entire coaching staff and all the young ladies,” said Greenville City Schools Superintendent Doug Fries. “They once again represented us very well – they are just a pleasure to watch and a force to deal with.”

“It’s awesome,” said Greenville Athletic Director Aaron Shaffer. “The girls again have had a great season. They are always looking to improve, I’m sure they would tell you they can do better but at the end of the day they’re 2022 MVL Champions in softball and speaks of their hard work and the coaching that goes into it. I just want to say thanks to all our girls and coaches for the hard work and dedication to Green Wave – it’s a great job.”

The Lady Wave took a 1-0 lead after one-inning of play with Sidney plating a run in the top of the second bringing the Lady Wave to the plate in the bottom of the inning with the score knotted a 1-1.

Greenville regained the lead with 2-runs in the bottom of the second and never looked back sending 4-runs home in the third-inning and putting the game away in the bottom of the fourth scoring 5-runs for a run rule 12-1 win.

Coach Newland summoned Zoey Burns to the mound with bases loaded with 1-out in the top of the third and the freshmen hurler wasted little time throwing back-to-back strikeouts standing three Sidney runners.

Burns earned the win in relief tossing 2.2 innings of no-hit shut-out ball allowing 1-walk while striking out five. Kylie Hamm pitched 2.2 innings.

“That first game we really passed the bat nice,” Coach Newland said.

Greenville got homeruns from Susie Blocher, Zoey Burns, Mahayla Cook and Bri Fellers in the opening game.

The Lady Wave tallied 12-hits led by Cook’s 3-3 with a single, triple and homerun, 4-RBIs and 3-runs scored. Blocher went 2-3 with a double, a homerun, 1-RBI and 2-runs. Burns was 2-2, a hit batsman, a homerun, 1-RBI and 1-run. Bri Fellers went 2-2 with a walk and homerun, 1-RBI and 2-runs scored.

Kylar Arnett went 1-3 with a run; Skylar Fletcher was 1-4, 1-RBI, 1-walk; Ashlyn XImmer 1-3, 1-RBI; Alaina Baughn 1-RBI and Ella Stebbins 1-run.

010 00X X   1 3 2   Sidney

124 5XX X   12 12 0   Greenville

The Lady Wave took the field in game two as the visiting team only to find themselves trailing 2-1 after one-inning of MVL play.

Greenville plated single runs in the top of the second and third innings to lead 3-2 after three and exploded for 7-runs in the fourth and used a 3-run fifth-inning to earn the run rule victory and claim the 2022 Miami Valley League Title.

“We hit five homeruns today,” Newland noted. “We stroked the ball really-really solid it gets contagious.”

Zoey Burns went the distance on the mound allowing no earned runs on 3-hits, no walks while striking out seven.

Susie Blocher led the Lady Wave 12-hit attack going 3-4 including her second home run of the night, 4-RBIs and 1-run scored. Ashlyn Zimmer was 1-2 with a walk, a sacrifice fly, 4-RBIs and 2-Runs. Addie Burke 2-3, 2-RBIs, 1-run and Sylar Fletcher 2-4, 1-RBI, 3-runs.

Kylar Arnett went 1-3 with 1-run; Alaina Baughn was 1-1 with a walk and 1-RBI; Mahayla Cook 1-3, 1-RBI, 1-run; Bri Fellers 1-4; Avery Baumann 1-run; Sophia Claudy 1-run and Ella Stebbins 1-run.

“We’re executing some small details and trying to get better,” said Newland. “Proud of the kids and I’m excited for the next opportunity.”

111 73X X 13 12 2   Greenville

200 00X X 2 3 3   Sidney

Greenville Lady Wave 2022 Miami County League Championship Softball Trophy. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Gaylen Blosser / Editor

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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