Posted: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013
By John Cummings
Five Players to Watch
Zach Beckner, Sr., Lebanon - Kent State-bound shortstop led Warriors in average (.438), hits (35), runs (28), homers 94), RBI (25) and stolen bases (13), extra-base hits (11).
Travis Lakins, Sr., Franklin - The SWBL Southwestern Division player of the year and Ohio State recruit used high 80s fastball and strong breaking ball for 10-3 record, 1.35 ERA and 100 strikeouts; hit .411 with 15 doubles.
Jonathan Stone, Sr., Middletown: Injury derailed promising season for catcher that included .344 average, 10 RBI, three homers in 12 games.
Alec Turner, Jr., Carlisle - Third baseman hit .487 with 58 RBI, 17 doubles, six homers and 38 runs scored for Indians.
Andrew Zellner, Sr., Valley View – Cincinnati signee hit .426 with 12 RBI and 17 stolen bases for Spartans.
Five Don’t Miss Games
Madison at Carlisle, April 8 – The first of two showdowns that could determine the division winner in the SWBL.
Madison at Waynesville, April 15 – Mohawks travel to Waynesville in key SWBL contest.
Fenwick vs. Badin, April 15 – key cross over game in the GCL.
Valley View at Franklin, April 19 – SWBL showdown could feature showcase of Lakins vs. Zellner.
Middletown vs. Hamilton, April 29 – Middies host Big Blue in rival game.