Clark, Rutan are 2018 batting title champions


By John Bombatch - jbombatch@aimmediamidwest.com



GREENE COUNTY — Congratulations are in order for the Greene County area’s baseball and softball hitting champions for 2018.

Bellbrook sophomore Kaley Clark won the softball hitting title with a .667 batting average. In the regular season, she had 40 hits in 60 at-bats. She finished tied for third overall in the entire Southwestern Buckeye League in batting average and home runs (6).

Legacy Christian senior Josh Rutan claimed the baseball batting title with a .571 batting average. He had 16 hits in 28 trips to the plate, and won the Metro Buckeye League batting title.

With the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s blessing, we hope to have an award for both Greene County area student-athletes in the coming weeks.

A hearty shoutout of thanks to the R.W. Louderback & Son Plumbing Company, located on 900 Birch Road in Xenia, for sponsoring the weekly batting title report for this season. The athletes appreciate your support.

AREA SOFTBALL TOP TEN

(As of Tuesday, May 15)

Rank/Name/School/Games Played/Hits/At Bats/Average

1) Kaley Clark, Bellbrook, 17 games, 40 hits, 60 AB, .667

2) Gracie Price, Yellow Springs, 15 games, 26 hits, 43 AB, .605

3) Elly Kumbusky, Yellow Springs, 15 games, 21 hits, 39 AB, .538

4) Kallyn Buckenmyer, Yellow Springs, 14 games, 18 hits, 35 AB, .514

5) Kendall Winn, Fairborn, 24 games, 44 hits, 87 AB, .506

6) Brielle Willis, Yellow Springs, 14 games, 22 hits, 44 AB, .500

7) Kadie Lafferty, Yellow Springs, 13 games, 19 hits, 39 AB, .487

8) Randi Holder, Bellbrook, 17 games, 26 hits, 55 AB, .473

10) Kenzie Culbertson, Fairborn, 19 games, 25 hits, 58 AB, .431

10)Caity Moody, Xenia, 23 games, 31 hits, 72 AB, .431

Contenders

Camryn Joseph, Carroll, 22 games, 28 hits, 67 AB, .418

Ashlyne Griffis, Yellow Springs, 10 games, 13 hits, 27 AB, .417

AREA BASEBALL TOP TEN

(As of Tuesday,May 15)

Rank/Name/School/Games Played/Hits/At Bats/Average

1) Josh Rutan, Legacy Christian, 10 games, 16 hits, 28 AB, .571

2) Kahlil Lettice, Fairborn, 25 games, 32 hits, 69 AB, .464

3) Adam Galle, Bellbrook, 27 games, 27 hits, 89 AB, .427

4) Brandon DeWitt, Beavercreek, 22 games, 29 hits, 72 AB, .403

5) Jake Maloney, Beavercreek, 18 games, 22 hits, 56 AB, .393

6) Drew Dillon, Beavercreek, 17 games, 17 hits, 44 AB, .386

7) Jacob Schmidt, Bellbrook, 16 games, 20 hits, 52 AB, .385

8) Will Coleman, Fairborn, 26 games, 29 hits, 76 AB, .382

9) Trent Randall, Carroll, 8 games, 9 hits, 24 AB, .375

10) Hunter Warner, Fairborn, 26 games, 26 hits, 70 AB, .371

10) Logan Bilbrey, Xenia, 27 games, 33 hits, 89 AB, .371

Contenders

Aydan Evans, Xenia, 29 games, 34 hits, 92 AB, .370

Clay Cash, Beavercreek, 23 games, 26 hits, 71 AB, .366

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By John Bombatch

jbombatch@aimmediamidwest.com

Players must have averaged 1.1 at-bats per game their team played in order to qualify for the title.

Players must have averaged 1.1 at-bats per game their team played in order to qualify for the title.