Champion cruises to District Crown

Champion Golden Flashes Softball Division III District Champions

JEFFERSON, Ohio (WKBN) – Haylee Gardiner allowed just one hit, and also drove in 3 runs to lead Champion to a 10-0 win over Kirtland in the Division III Softball District Finals at JAGS Field in Jefferson Wednesday evening.  It’s the fourth straight season that Champion has defeated the Hornets in District Tournament action.

Gardiner went 2-2 at the plate on the day, and finished with seven strikeouts to earn the win on the mound.

Amber Ricci, Megan Turner, and Brittany Allen also drove in two runs apiece in the victory.

Champion improves to 25-5 on the season, and advances to face Apple Creek Waynedale in the Division III Regional Semifinals Wednesday May 27th at 5PM at Massillon Washington High School.

Kirtland’s season comes to an end with a record of 15-4.

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