D4 Regional Softball: Jackson Milton-Crawford, 5/30

2013 Division IV Softball Kent Regional Semifinal
Thursday, May 30 at 5 PM at Kent State University
Jackson-Milton (22-7) vs. Colonel Crawford (16-9)

Road to the Regionals
District Final – Jackson-Milton 17 Mineral Ridge 14
District Semifinal – Jackson-Milton 8 Western Reserve 5
Sectional Final – Jackson-Milton 15 Lowellville 0
Sectional Semifinal – Jackson-Milton 15 Youngstown Christian 0, 5 innings

The Lady Jays are back in the Regional Tournament following their 17-14 slugfest victory over Mineral Ridge. Caitlyn Carney had three base hits, which included her 10th homerun of the season and 4 RBIs. Madison Tomaino finished her day with three extra base hits (2 triples, 1 double). Jackson-Milton has now won two straight district titles.

Colonel Crawford
District Final – Colonel Crawford 2 Crestline 0
District Semifinal – Colonel Crawford 10 Plymouth 0
Sectional Final – Colonel Crawford 26 Mansfield St. Peter’s 0, 5 innings

Coach Chuck Higgins’ group snared a 11-hit performance in their 10-0 District Semifinal win over Plymouth. McKyla Gaverick threw a two-hitter to set up the district finale against rival Crestline. The Lady Eagles shut out Crestline 2-0 as Crawford makes their third trip to the regionals in the past four seasons. Colonel Crawford won the 1995 Division III State Championship (1-0 over Newton); however, the Birds have not been back to the Final Four since 2002.

Winner to play in the Regional Championship on June 1 at noon against the winner of Mathews/Cuyahoga Heights

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