Area students play in Stingrays Tournament


Members of Lady Lasers Black at the Stingrays Tournament are from left, Maddy Johnston, Jonathan Alder High School, Taylor Bowman, West Jefferson High School, and Taylor Gaerke, Jonathan Alder High School.

Jonathan Alder High School graduate Samantha Headings signed at Lake Land College runs to plant her cleat on the first base bag for a base line single during the Stingrays Tournament at Ohio State University.

West Jefferson High School graduate Taylor Bowman signed for Ohio University looks back at official for ruling at Stingrays Tournament at Ohio State University.

Jonathan Alder High School Maddy Johnston is playing for the Lady Lasers Black this summer. She heads down first base line for a single at the Stingrays Tournament.

Jonathan Alder High School Taylor Gaerke looks to the coach for a batting sign as she plays for the Lady Lasers Black at Stingrays Tournament at Ohio State University.

Jonathan Alder High School Sasha Hamlin at first base catches a ball for an out for the Lady Lasers Black at the Stingrays Tournament at Ohio State University.

Jonathan Alder High School graduate Ashley Day, now a softball player for Ohio Wesleyan University, works at her summer job shuttling participants at the Stingrays Tournament.

The 15th annual Ohio Stingrays college showcase was held Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12.

The premier girls fastpitch sanctioned event for 18U and 16U Premier Division games were held at Fred Beekman Park, 2200 Carmack Road, Columbus.

There were eight lighted playing fields.

Proceeds benefited the Stefanie Spielman Fund at Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

The competitive purpose of this junior olympic softball event is to provide a quality playing venue with like teams so that the softball athlete can state her case for why she should be playing at the collegiate level.

The showcase was a five game minimum. There were four pool games with teams seeded into a single elimination bracket.

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