Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

captainmorgan_
Freshman Team
Posts: 128
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:34 pm

Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by captainmorgan_ » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:04 pm

Saw this on the boys forum so why not do the top 10 girls.. Go...



ManitouDan2
S
Posts: 1878
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:00 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by ManitouDan2 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:45 pm

That would be tough . will be a good message board read though. I would think you would you have to include the best player or 2 off the best teams . So Boo Sturgill would be included , R Hughes from Oak Hill . Wolfenbarker from Minford . Schaefer from ND , Brisker from Oak Hill . Either of Burgs two P's .. Newman from NW . All fine players . I dont know Waverly's players or follow other leagues other than SOC 1 and 2 .



ManitouDan2
S
Posts: 1878
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:00 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by ManitouDan2 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:10 pm

Guess we should add Laiken Rice from NW .. she signed d1 at Kent St today .. I've heard she was a good player , last time I saw her play was 14u .



ManitouDan2
S
Posts: 1878
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:00 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by ManitouDan2 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:39 am

Thought we would be on page three by now



Coach Kennedy
Waterboy
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:58 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by Coach Kennedy » Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:19 pm

I coach in the SHAC so I'll speak on their behalf first, for they are often times left off of this message board.

Kaiti White - Fairfield SR, P (SHAC POY, committed to Cumberlands, dominate pitcher and excellent hitter)
Madison Pierce - Peebles SR, P (outstanding player & pitcher, deserves much more recognition)

Those two deserve to be mentioned when discussing "top ten" players in our area. There are several other very good players in the SHAC, but those two stand out above the rest.

As for others that I've SEEN or COACHED (I won't comment on those that I haven't seen):

Rylie Hughes - Oak HIll SO
Boo Sturgill - Burg SO
Cassie Schaeffer - ND JR
Addie Newman - Northwest JR

Others that have gone under the radar and shouldn't:

Laney Eller - Burg SOPH
Claire Dettwiller - ND SOPH
Christian Reed - Peebles JR

Hard to name a definitive top 10 when not all players can be seen. Plus, some positions are of more value than others, depending on your own opinion. But I feel those first 6 I mentioned are definitely among the top ten. If the other three aren't then they're near the top. A lot of quality players in our area.



Softballdad
Riding the Bench
Posts: 79
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:21 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by Softballdad » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:22 pm

Sturgill, White, Hughes, Robinson, Brisker, Wolfenbarker, Schaffer, Pierce, Vassar, & Eller would all be in or right at the top 10. NW has a couple nice players as well as Ironton that could easily be on this list. I’m sure there are several others that I may not have seen or have slipped my mind. Quite a bit of talent in SE Ohio & many future college players at various levels.



ManitouDan2
S
Posts: 1878
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:00 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by ManitouDan2 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:44 pm

Yeah Burton At Ironton is a nice player .. too many players to recall.



Areukidinme
Waterboy
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:29 pm

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by Areukidinme » Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:35 am

Will comment on only those seen, Top Three in order......Sturgill, Hughes, Brisker,White,Newman,Wolfenbarger, Eller,Spence,Schaeffer, Vasser,.



captainmorgan_
Freshman Team
Posts: 128
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:34 pm

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by captainmorgan_ » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:04 am

I also cannot comment on players I have not seen but I have seen most in our area. I said before most talent around is in the Soc2. If we are talking about true top 10 in the district I would mention these 2:

-Boo Sturgill Wheelersburg
-Riley Hughes Oak Hill

enjoyed watching since they were jr high. just get out and watch them play. Sturgill district player of the year. Hughes has the nicest swing I have seen at Hs level and I think was one who was under the radar more than should have been last season. both are shut downs defensively too. the edge would go to sturgill but I believe both are District top 10. Imo, top 2.



SOSoftball
Freshman Team
Posts: 143
Joined: Tue May 22, 2012 3:10 pm

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by SOSoftball » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:12 am

Glad to see Vassar's name mentioned in the thread. She is not a power hitter like some of the girls mentioned and I think that is why she doesn't make some people's list. But offensively she hits line drives like they are going out of style and hits the ball hard. With her speed she turns singles into doubles and doubles into triples. Speed kills. I would also put her up defensively with just about anyone at third base. She crashes hard on bunts and and covers third base area great. Also has an arm for a cannon.

She finished as District POY last year in SOC 1.



Coach Kennedy
Waterboy
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:58 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by Coach Kennedy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 am

captainmorgan_ wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:04 am
I also cannot comment on players I have not seen but I have seen most in our area. I said before most talent around is in the Soc2. If we are talking about true top 10 in the district I would mention these 2:

-Boo Sturgill Wheelersburg
-Riley Hughes Oak Hill

enjoyed watching since they were jr high. just get out and watch them play. Sturgill district player of the year. Hughes has the nicest swing I have seen at Hs level and I think was one who was under the radar more than should have been last season. both are shut downs defensively too. the edge would go to sturgill but I believe both are District top 10. Imo, top 2.
I agree, top two and both just sophomores.

How Rylie wasn't 1st team all district last year is beyond me! She was definitely "under the radar" of some coaches, but those that know or play them most assuredly know how good she is. It was ridiculous that she made 2nd team with the year that she had.



ManitouDan2
S
Posts: 1878
Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:00 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by ManitouDan2 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:01 am

Voting is just crazy in the SOC 1 and D4 . Crazy . Jealousy . Good ole boys network . Vote trading . Grown men refusing to vote for young ladies because they dont like the dad or HS coach . Hate to see it happening at larger divisions and conferences .



Coach Kennedy
Waterboy
Posts: 41
Joined: Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:58 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by Coach Kennedy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:33 pm

ManitouDan2 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:01 am
Voting is just crazy in the SOC 1 and D4 . Crazy . Jealousy . Good ole boys network . Vote trading . Grown men refusing to vote for young ladies because they dont like the dad or HS coach . Hate to see it happening at larger divisions and conferences .
Agreed. A couple of years ago someone didn't vote for Mikayla Newland (Paint Valley) on the all district team, cost her all state recognition. And she was easily an all state player, if not the best player in the district.

Some coaches don't do enough home work and get info before the voting and have already predetermined who they are voting for. Some vote out of spite or along conference lines. All are wrong and only hurt the kids. Rylie should have been first team all district last year, no doubt.



Hail State
Waterboy
Posts: 20
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:08 pm

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by Hail State » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:00 am

Mollie Maxon at Reedsville Eastern has to be in this conversation. Also Allison Barber is one of the best outfielders in the district



Browns30
JV Team
Posts: 259
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:17 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by Browns30 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:32 pm

Doesn't your coach have to advocate for you to get votes for district teams?

Hannah Robinson, P, Waverly signed with D1 Ball State.



Dadof28
Waterboy
Posts: 26
Joined: Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:47 pm

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by Dadof28 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:17 pm

Alexander from Piketon????



Moses Guthrie
JV Team
Posts: 391
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:11 pm

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by Moses Guthrie » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:05 pm

Jacqueline Bautista (sp)? a junior for Portsmouth is a very strong player. One of the stronger hitters in the area..



sportsdude
Waterboy
Posts: 48
Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:55 pm

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by sportsdude » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:49 am

Evans pitcher from Jackson. Adkins pitcher from oak Hill.



sportsdude
Waterboy
Posts: 48
Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:55 pm

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by sportsdude » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:53 am

Coach Kennedy wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:39 am
captainmorgan_ wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:04 am
I also cannot comment on players I have not seen but I have seen most in our area. I said before most talent around is in the Soc2. If we are talking about true top 10 in the district I would mention these 2:

-Boo Sturgill Wheelersburg
-Riley Hughes Oak Hill

enjoyed watching since they were jr high. just get out and watch them play. Sturgill district player of the year. Hughes has the nicest swing I have seen at Hs level and I think was one who was under the radar more than should have been last season. both are shut downs defensively too. the edge would go to sturgill but I believe both are District top 10. Imo, top 2.
I agree, top two and both just sophomores.

How Rylie wasn't 1st team all district last year is beyond me! She was definitely "under the radar" of some coaches, but those that know or play them most assuredly know how good she is. It was ridiculous that she made 2nd team with the year that she had.
wow



StateTheFacts
Waterboy
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:25 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by StateTheFacts » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:29 am

ManitouDan2 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:01 am
Voting is just crazy in the SOC 1 and D4 . Crazy . Jealousy . Good ole boys network . Vote trading . Grown men refusing to vote for young ladies because they dont like the dad or HS coach . Hate to see it happening at larger divisions and conferences .
Completely agree with your statement! The largest problem is you have coaches at the HS level who are dads with kids on the team. It should not happen at this level but definitely does in SOC1 and D4 levels. That is why more northern teams win each and every year in the tournament.



Gopher
Varsity
Posts: 430
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:58 pm

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by Gopher » Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:00 pm

I am sure that all districts have the same problems at the HS level, not just SOC1. I think it is more quality players as a whole north of I-70, so northern teams are not relying on 1-2 players to carry a team.



StateTheFacts
Waterboy
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:25 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by StateTheFacts » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:05 am

Gopher wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:00 pm
I am sure that all districts have the same problems at the HS level, not just SOC1. I think it is more quality players as a whole north of I-70, so northern teams are not relying on 1-2 players to carry a team.
I am definitely not saying it is happening just in SOC 1 but I know it is in this conference. Just watch the awards and check out the coach's last name to see it match up. As to having more quality players in the north, I really think there has been some good teams last year with the talent. Players in this area are being exposed to the parents having say as to where they play and even what position in the batting order. Teams win games when they play their best and you see this more when you have HS coaches who aren't parents with a kid on the team. They are out to make sure their kid plays what position they want to play and the "coach" will be gone once their own kid graduates. They aren't in for the long run like coaches in successful program that has been there forever. There are several coaches in the SOC and OVC who has been coaching the HS level for 15+ years in various sports and their programs are very successful and competitive. It just amazes me that I have witnessed coaches who have followed their kid through little league then quit, junior high then quit, and now HS and the board still hires them knowing they aren't there for the long term for the program. I think this all contributes to the conversation of the vote trading of the SOC 1 and running programs with just one thing in mind. It makes the conference awards seem like participation trophies when some kids really do deserve them. J/S



Gopher
Varsity
Posts: 430
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:58 pm

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by Gopher » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:34 am




StateTheFacts
Waterboy
Posts: 49
Joined: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:25 am

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by StateTheFacts » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:28 am

Gopher wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:34 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJFXnYyp2Ys
I am sure this man receives a lot of complaints because parents these days don't want their kids feeling hurt by not playing or getting to bat where they want. They even get participation trophies now just for showing up for practices and games that they signed up to do. SMH



captainmorgan_
Freshman Team
Posts: 128
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:34 pm

Re: Top 10 players in SE Ohio...

Post by captainmorgan_ » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:43 pm

How bout we get back on topic, supposed to be talking about the top players in the south east district.



Post Reply

Return to “Softball”