Kendall Blau, Walton-Verona – The pitcher retired 21 batters in a row on road to beating Carroll County 2-0 May 28. She also went the distance in the loss to Collins May 29.
Megan Downard, Dayton – The senior led Dayton to first-ever win over Newport Central Catholic in 36th District tournament and was all-tourney to lead Dayton to the Ninth Region tourney for the first time ever.
Gracie Schlosser, Highlands – The eighth-grader shut out a potent St. Henry team in the semifinals and only allowed five hits to Ryle in a 4-0 loss in the Ninth Region final. She was named to the all-tournament team.
Maclai Branson, Ryle – She was named 9th Region MVP after she hit a home run in the top of the first inning of the Raiders’ 4-0 championship win over Highlands June 1. Earlier in the week, she hit a grand slam in a win over Notre Dame Academy to help them advance in the regional tournament May 29.
Allie Cummins, Lakota West – She hit a solo blast over the fence at Akron Firestone Stadium May 31 in the eighth inning to give Lakota West an extra-inning win in the state semifinals over Perrysburg, sending them to the state final.