Photos special to the Town Crier
The Ohio Blast 12-and-under fast-pitch softball team took second place in their age division at the Ohio Blast ASA Eastern National Qualifier held in Liberty, on June 8 through 10. The team went 6-1 in pool play and elimination rounds, with their only loss to Thunder Elite 99 by a score of 5-4 in a seven inning championship game. Pictured left to right in the front row are Kelsey Byers of Alliance, Hanna Dennison of New Springfield, Drew Feren of Canfield, Maddie Helon of Poland, and Hope Thomas of North Lima. In the back row are: Bailey Byers of Alliance, coach Greg Ward, Rachel Ward of McDonald, Caroline Griswold of Youngstown, Annie Zagorec of Hubbard, Alisha Dean of New Waterford, coach Joe Zagorec, Codi Taylor of North Lima, manager Ron Dennison, and coach Don Feren.