SB D4 FINAL: Convoy Crestview claims second title
June 18, 2012By E. Shawn Aylsworth of Ohio Preps Authority
Semifinal Game 1: Vienna Mathews 5, Covington 3
Semifinal Game 2: Convoy Crestview 8, Strasburg-Franklin 7
Championship Game: Convoy Crestview 6, Vienna Mathews 2
AKRON – In their 10th trip to the OHSAA softball state tournament, the Knights of Convoy Crestview took home their second Division IV state championship trophy with a 6-2 win over Vienna Mathews June 2 at Firestone Stadium in Akron.
Crestview (28-5) needed just six hits, three of which went for extra bases, and capitalized on two Mathews errors
On Thursday, the defending state runner-up Knights knocked off defending state champion Strasburg-Franklin in the semifinals in a rematch of their 2011 title tilt. Mathews (25-6), meanwhile, was making its first appearance in the state tournament and wraps up a season that includes a school record for wins.
Freshman pitchers went the distance for both teams. Crestview’s Terra Crowle (14-2) struck out seven, walked a batter, hit a batter, and scattered four hits. Mathews’ Cheyenne Eggens (23-4) struck out 11 and walked two.
Crowle also got the offense going for the Knights with a second-inning RBI double. The Knights added two runs in the third inning when senior Taylor Springer plated two with a triple. After adding two more in the sixth, senior Maddie Etzler’s solo home run capped the scoring the for the Knights. Etzler scored three of Crestview’s six runs.
For Mathews, junior Tabby Granelly tripled and scored in the third inning, while junior Olivia Rhodanze had an RBI single in the fourth.