Batavia softball: SBC-N co-champ, Division II sectional and district champ, regional qualifier

A very disappointing 7-0 loss to North Union brought to a close a superb season for the Batavia varsity softball team. The showdown was in the semi-finals of the Division III regional tournament that took place at Wright State University, Fairborn.

The loss gave the Green and White a final season record of 18-8. A record of 10-5 earned Batavia a co-championship (with Blanchester) in the Southern Buckeye Conference National Division. The Bulldogs were champions of the Division III sectional and district tournaments.

The number of total victories is a school record.

“I like to refer to this season as a “Year of Champions” for us,” said head coach Terry Sheehan.

“In the district title game I don’t know if the defense could have played any better. Lauren Wood delivered a very clutch hit for us. . .

“In the tournament their focus went up a notch or two. It was more mental than it was physical.”