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NORTH JACKSON OH- Badger just couldn’t crack the top-seeded Mathews in Monday’s district semifinals, folks. The Mustangs’ pitching was on another level, tossing a no-hitter that left the Braves scoreless in a 10-0 rout, wrapping up in just six innings.

Isabella Bailey put up a valiant effort for Badger, tossing six innings, giving up eight hits and four earned runs, trying her best to keep her team in the mix.

With that game, Badger wraps up their season with a 10-9 record. Tough end for the Braves, but they fought hard against a top-tier team. Looking forward to seeing how they bounce back next season!


EAST PALESTINE OH- Isabella Bailey was on fire from the mound, racking up 12 strikeouts to steer Badger past East Palestine 4-1 on Wednesday. Bailey was stingy with the hits, letting just two slip by and allowing a single run across seven innings, issuing only one walk.

The action started early when Badger capitalized on an East Palestine error and a sharp single by Samantha Bradbury to score in the opening frame.

On the other side, Gabby Andre shouldered the loss for East Palestine, working through seven innings where she yielded four unearned runs on seven hits, while striking out three and issuing a pair of walks.

Molly O’Brien was a standout at the plate for Badger, notching two hits. Bradbury and Morgan Hall each knocked in a run, adding to the team’s momentum. Badger also showed their speed on the bases, swiping four bags during the game.

For East Palestine, Kennedy Andre and Emma Gingher managed a hit apiece, while the team’s defense turned two double plays, showing some slick skills in the field despite the loss.

Badger now advances to the d district semifinals where they’ll matchup with top seeded Mathews on Monday at Jackson Milton High School.


KINSMAN OH- Badger secured their spot in the next round of the tournament with an impressive 11-1 run-rule victory over Lordstown in just 5 innings.

From the opening inning, Badger’s offense came out firing on all cylinders. Brianna Huscroft and Isabella Bailey led the charge, each going 3 for 4 at the plate. Huscroft contributed with 3 RBIs and scored 4 runs, while Bailey drove in an impressive 5 RBIs and scored 1 run herself. Samantha Bradbury added another RBI, while Maria Baker and Morgan Hall each scored a run for Badger.

In the circle, Molly O’Brien delivered a solid performance, pitching a complete game. She allowed just 1 earned run on 5 hits over 5 innings, while recording 2 strikeouts to keep Lordstown’s offense in check.


KINSMAN OH- In a high-scoring matchup, Badger came out victorious with a hard-fought 9-7 win over Lordstown.

Badger’s offense came through when they needed it most. Elizabeth Price led the charge, going 2 for 5 with 3 RBI, while Kami Durst contributed with a 2 for 3 performance, driving in 2 runs and scoring twice. Samantha Bradbury added a hit and a run scored, and Brianna Huscroft scored 2 runs on 2 hits.


KINSMAN, OH- The Badger Braves rallied to snatch a 14-10 victory from Lordstown on Thursday, overcoming a six-run deficit in a slugfest that saw both teams rack up hits.

The Braves kicked things off with a run due to an error, but Lordstown quickly countered in their half of the first, plating five runs on four hits, capped by J Withrow’s two-RBI single. They kept the momentum, adding runs in the second and third, including a steal of home by J.T. Adams, pushing their lead to 8-3.

But the Braves weren’t done. They exploded in the fourth inning, smashing seven hits to score eight runs and flip the game to lead 11-8. Jeremiah Logan delivered the inning’s critical hit, a two-RBI single on a tough seven-pitch at-bat.

Tyler McWilliams, despite giving up 12 hits and 10 runs, struck out 13 to earn the win for the Braves. Adams suffered the loss for Lordstown after yielding 10 runs over just under four innings.

Badger tallied 14 hits with Jared Schmidt providing major firepower, knocking in three runs on two hits. McWilliams set the pace at the plate with three hits of his own. Carsen Guyer, Jacob Toto, and Vinnie Clark also had multiple hits, with Clark swiping two bases as part of the Braves’ six-steal day.

Lordstown’s Withrow was a standout, going 3-for-3 and driving in three runs, while also snagging multiple bases along with Adams.

The Braves look to carry their momentum into a matchup at St. John on Friday.


By Noah Ricks

NILES, OH – In a NAC showdown out at Eastwood Field, the Windham Bombers cooked things up against Badger. Their superb base running would be more than enough to take home a 14-6 victory.


The Bombers started the scoring right from the first pitch as lead off batter Dylan McCune placed a nice line-drive into the outfield for an inside-the-park home run. In just 3 at-bats in the night, McCune picked up 4 runs off of 3 hits, as well as 2 RBIs. Windham alao got another inside-the-park home run from Jack Eye in the top of the first. Eye would finish with 1 run off of 3 hits and 2 RBIs.


Despite falling behind big to start, Badger would keep themselves in the game thanks to 5 runs combined in the 2nd and 3rd innings. Overall, the Braves would compile 10 hits and 6 RBIs, as they were led by senior hitter Jacob Toto, who had 1 run off of 3 hits and 1 RBI.


Despite the Badger push, the Bombers would hold up strong on defense to close it out. Starting pitcher Brian King went all 7 innings and cash in 10 strikeouts to seal the deal in the end.


Windham (4-9) will now face Mathews on the road today while Badger (0-10) will travel out to Lordstown for Game 2 of the season series. The Bombers of Windham learned to adjust and make the right corrections needed to end up victorious in the end.


KINSMAN OH- Badger pulled off an exhilarating walk-off victory over Windham, edging out a thrilling 11-10 win. The Braves showed resilience, rallying with 6 combined runs in the final two innings to secure the victory.

Badger’s offense was led by Isabella Bailey, who went 2 for 4 at the plate with 1 RBI and scoring 3 runs. Elizabeth Price added 2 hits, driving in a run and scoring once, while Samantha Bradbury contributed with a hit, an RBI, a walk, and a run scored.

Windham put up a strong fight, with Angelina Jones, Quinn Justham, and Lexi Goodwin each collecting 2 hits. Jones and Justham drove in 2 RBI each, with Jones scoring twice, and Justham and Goodwin each adding a run scored.

The game was a back-and-forth battle, but Badger’s late offensive surge sealed the deal, securing the thrilling victory.


KINSMAN OH- Badger faced a tough challenge on Monday, falling to Bristol with a final score of 11-5.

Despite their efforts, Badger’s offense struggled to gain momentum throughout the game. Elizabeth Price managed to drive in a run with a hit, while Isabella Bailey crossed the plate for a run. Abby Dubelko had a solid performance at the plate, going 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Badger will be back in action on Tuesday as they hit the road to play Mathews.


KINSMAN OH- Badger continued their winning streak on Friday, securing their third victory of the week with a dominant 15-3 win over Fairport Harding.

Spearheading Badger’s offensive onslaught was Savannah Bradbury, who went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and an impressive 3 runs scored. Isabella Bailey also had a stellar performance, going 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Alison Price contributed with a 2-for-3 performance, driving in 3 RBIs and scoring 1 run, while Kenleigh Kurpe went 1-for-1 with 2 RBIs and a walk. Molly O’Brien added to the scoring with 1 RBI, 1 walk, and 3 runs scored.

In the circle, Bradbury was dominant for Badger, pitching a complete game of 5 innings, allowing only 1 hit and no earned runs while racking up an impressive 12 strikeouts.


KINSMAN OH- In a lopsided affair on Monday, Badger’s softball team unleashed a barrage of hits to overpower Bloomfield in a commanding 20-1 victory.

Badger’s offense came out firing on all cylinders, with Savannah Steh leading the charge by going 2-3 at the plate with a home run, five RBIs, and four runs scored. Isabella Bailey contributed with a 3-5 performance, driving in three runs, while Molly O’Brien went 3-5 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Samantha Bradbury and Elizabeth Price also had strong outings, each going 2-3 with multiple RBIs and runs scored.

On the mound, Badger’s pitching was equally impressive, holding Bloomfield to just one run. The pitching staff combined for four innings, allowing five hits and striking out three batters.

The offensive explosion from Badger proved too much for Bloomfield to handle, as they struggled to contain Badger’s relentless hitting attack.

With this dominant win, Badger extends their winning streak and continues to showcase their offensive prowess, while Bloomfield looks to regroup and bounce back in their next game.