(6-1-18) When the OHSAA D III Baseball tournament started several weeks ago South Range was 11-15, never state ranked and had just finished a one-year run as an independent. Tomorrow they will play for a state title against Coldwater. A ‘Cinderella’ story much like the 1993 Coldwater basketball team accomplished in reaching the state finals with a losing record.

Thr Raiders advanced yesterday to the final game after winning their semifinal game over Madeira 7-0.

Coach Jake Gehring – YSN Live You Tube Video – talking about his performance in yesterday’s State Semifinal win

Freshman Jake Gehring was a two-way star for the Raiders,  throwing a complete game walking just one and striking out 6. On the offensive side with two outs in the 6th inning and the bases loaded Gehring had a key hit in the game with a 3-run triple.

The Raiders will most likely look to their other reliable starter,  Sam Brooks who went 6 innings  in their Regional final game win over Grand Valley 4-1 giving up one run on 3 walks and 6 strikeouts. Brandon Youngs finished up the final inning allowing just  one hit, one walk, and a strikeout to end the game.

Coach Jim Hanek – YSN Live You Tube Video – talking about yesterday’s State Semifinal win

South Range box score

Raiders trip to the State Final Game….

  • Southeast W 10-0 – 6 innings
  • Crestview W 5-1
  • Mogadore W 11-1 – 5 innings
  • Waynedale W 4-1
  • Grand Valley W 4-2
  • Cincinnati Madeira W 7-0

 

Coldwater’s Road to State….

  • Paulding W 5-1
  • Van Buren W 10-2
  • Ft. Recovery 8-1
  • Milan Edison W 2-1
  • Columbus Academy W 7-2
  • Minford W 11-0 – 5 innings

Coldwater state final links

Did you know…

South Range’s Conference Shuffle

After more than 50 years of league play and 13 conference championships, South Range became an independent in 2017, after their conference the ITCL disbanded.

Joins A Conference
After the announcement of the ITCL announcement the Raiders joined the newly formed Eastern Buckeye Conference and would join the conference in 2018.

The Twist
South Range would announce they would withdraw from the EBC (never playing a conference game) to join the new  Buckeye Eight in the fall of 2018.

 

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