GREENVILLE – The Tinora Lady Rams brought an impressive 19-1 record to town only to have the Lady Wave send the visitors home with three season losses finding themselves on the losing end of a twin bill by scores of 11-8 and 10-4 on Saturday afternoon bringing the 2016 home season to a close.
“Good stuff… good day at Lady Wave Stadium,” said Greenville Coach Jerrod Newland. “Two good teams. They rolling in at 19-1 and that’s good stuff. Competitive games and a lot of runs, a lot of hits both ways. Bottom line we come out ahead for two games.”
Greenville’s three seniors; Ashton Kester, Allison Minnich and Jazzlyn Petry used the second win of the day to register their 100th career varsity softball win playing for the Lady Wave Softball (LWSB) varsity high school program.
“Today 100 wins for the seniors,” Newland stated. “That’s kinda nice. Probably the last game on the home field ever… 100th win.”
“Just proud of the kids and proud of the program,” continued Newland. “It says something when you lineup and win 100 games over four years. My math is not good but that is 25 a year and they got a few more they want to win.”
Each of the LWSB seniors have signed to continue their studies while competing at the college level. Ashton Kester will be playing softball for the Findlay Lady Oilers while battery mates Allison Minnich and Jazzlyn Petry will take the field for the Sinclair Lady Tartans.
The seniors won two GWOC North Championships outright and shared two championships over four years.
The Lady Wave, a D-II program carry a grueling schedule each year playing mostly larger D-I schools while Coach Newland schedules the state’s best teams making the 100 career wins even more spectacular.
The 2016 LWSB seniors have amassed a 100-21 record including an impressive 36-4 GWOC North mark over four years and were part of handing Coach Newland his 300th and 350th career wins at GHS.
2013 Season Record 25-7 – GWOC North 9-1 Conference Champions (Tie)
2014 Season Record 25-4 – GWOC North 9-1 Conference Champions
2015 Season Record 28-4 – GWOC North 10-0 Conference Champions
*2016 Season Record 22-6 – GWOC North 8-2 Conference Champions (Tie)
*Still competing in tournament play