Dayton Dragons to appear on TV
DAYTON — The Dayton Dragons games today and tomorrow, April 18, will be televised from Fifth Third Field on WHIO Digital Channel 7.2 (channel 23 and digital channel 372 on most Time Warner Cable systems in the Miami Valley).
Former Dragons manager/former Reds first baseman Todd Benzinger will serve as the guest commentator on Thursday. On Friday, former Dragons pitching coach/former Reds pitcher Doug Bair will handle the commentator duties.
Raiders name new goalkeeper coach
FAIRBORN — Wright State men’s soccer coach Bryan Davis has announced the addition of Matt Williams as the program’s goalkeeper coach. Williams was formerly an assistant coach at Cheverus High School in Portland, Maine where he helped guide the Stags to two straight playoff appearances. In 2012 and 2013, Williams also spent consecutive winters assisting his alma mater, the University of Cincinnati, with its goalkeepers while they transitioned between assistant coaches.
“Matt is a huge addition to the program,” said Davis. “He brings a lot of energy and knowledge to the staff and will add a good balance to our group. He has a great future in coaching ahead of him and I’m happy that path begins as a Raider.”
Wright State to hold various summer camps
FAIRBORN — The Wright State Raiders will be holding numerous camps this summer for multiple sports. The summer camps include the following:
Volleyball: Coach Susan Clements and assistant coach Kara Hellmann will host six camps in July at the WSU McLin Gym, including four residential and two for commuters. Specialized camps include an Elite Setter Camp (July 11-13), Libero Camp (July 12-13), Hitter Camp (July 12-13) and a High Potential Camp (July 13-15). An All Skills Camp and Little Raider Camp will be held July 16-18. For more information, call Kara Hellman at 775-3665.
Men’s Basketball: Coach Billy Donlon will host camps June 16-19 and June 23-26 for ages seven to high school seniors. The camp will concentrate on fundamentals in order to build a strong foundation from which to grow. For more information, call DJ Wyrick at 775-2370.
Baseball: The Wright State baseball coaches will hold camps throughout the summer with Youth Day Camps scheduled for June 23-26 and July 7-10. Campers will learn the fundamentals of the game and how to play the “Raider Way.” For more information, call Justin Parker at 775-4188.
Women’s Soccer: The Wright State Girls’ Soccer Academy will be back this summer with an overnight camp (June 25-27) and two youth camps (July 7-10, July 14-17) held during the morning hours. Additionally, there will be three one-day camps (June 2, July 28 and August 1). Emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects of the game such as dribbling, passing, receiving, striking a ball, finishing and more. For more information, call 775-2771.
Men’s Soccer: The Wright State Boys Soccer Academy will host an overnight camp (June 12-14) as well as youth camps (July 7-10, July 14-17). Also, one-day youth camps will be available July 2, July 28 and August 1. In addition to the fundamentals, players will be placed in game situations that require decision making and a competitive spirit. For more information, call Jake Slemker at 775-2801.
FAIRBORN 24, CARROLL 0: Fairborn opened up its first game of the Sarah Huelsman Memorial high school girls softball tournament in grand style with a run-ruled no-hit win over Carroll last weekend. The Patriots had one batter reach base. Skyhawks pitcher Taylor Rice (4-3) did not allow a hit over the five innings of work, but she hit a batter in the fourth inning, struckout five Carroll batters and did not give up a walk.
Becca Haney and Bryanna McLean both doubled, Bethany Melton doubled and had three hits for the game, Kati Knecht had three doubles, Katie Walker had two doubles, Michaella McClain, Taylor Shaver and Chloe Becraft each singled, Stephanie Fillback had four hits, Rice had three hits and Courtney Mustard had two hits for Fairborn (4-3).
New Carlisle Techumseh defeated Fairborn, 4-2, in the second game.
MIAMISBURG 17, FAIRBORN 3: Twelve Skyhawks fielding errors enabled visiting Miamisburg to run away with Monday’s game at Fairborn Community Park in six innings. The visiting Vikings whapped 14 hits in the win. Miamisburg broke open an otherwise close ballgame with eight runs in the sixth inning. Katie Knecht doubled and Becca Haney, Katie Walker, Stephanie Fillback, Chloe Becraft, Hannah Borchert and Molli Jahns each singled for Fairborn (4-5).
XENIA CHRISTIAN 4, STEBBINS 1: The Ambassadors had a dominant match against Stebbins (0-6), Friday at Stebbins High School. Xenia Christian (4-2) won 4-1.
Jesse Holloway, Rosie Thompson and Matt Entner all won their singles matches (6-0,6-0), (6-3, 6-1), and (6-0,6-3) respectively for Xenia Christian. Thomas Donaldson and Preston Surls lost the first doubles match 3-6, 5-7. Michael Bricker and Connor Bryant won the second doubles match 6-1,6-3.
Xenia Christian is back in action against Valley View at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Fairgrounds Recreation Center.
LEBANON 12, XENIA 1: The Xenia Middle School Lady Bucs fell behind fast, with the Lebanon White team getting out to an early three run lead, and they were never able to recover. They fell 12-1.
“The Lady Bucs had some great fielding with a double play made by Madison Larson and great outs made by Morgan Donini and Anne Kensinger, but this was not enough to hold back Lebanon,” said Xenia Middle School softball coach Josh Turner.