Ohio University

Women's Fast Pitch Softball

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Four bases, three outs, two teams, one winner – that’s OHIO Chillicothe softball. From initial tryouts to championship play, in a minor league stadium, our women’s softball team stands tall. Enjoy a unique level of team spirit and camaraderie as you work together to enjoy the game and represent our university. Start by practicing together in the Shoemaker Center Gym and then work with the team to organize a spring training trip to warmer climates.

All the hard work pays off when you and your teammates don an OHIO Chillicothe softball jersey to play on the same field as the Chillicothe Paints.

Points of Pride:

  • OHIO Chillicothe Softball finished the 2019 season first int the ORCC regular season and runner-up in the ORCC tournament.
  • OHIO Chillicothe All-Conference 2019: Lexy Cooper, Sadie Fox, Emily Spohn. 2nd Team: Kourtnie Ison. Honorable Mention: Makenzie Barr, Paige Van Meter.
  • OHIO Chillicothe ORCC League Most Valuable Player 2019: Lexy Cooper.
  • OHIO Chillicothe All-Academic Players 2019: Makenzie Barr, Lexy Cooper, Sadie Fox, Amanda Higley, Mary Howard, and Kurumi Yamada.
  • OHIO Chillicothe Softball finished the 2018 season with a 14-11 record and were the 2018 Ohio Regional Conference Tournament Champions for the 2nd year in a row!
  • OHIO Chillicothe All-Conference 2018: Lexy Cooper, Sadie Fox, Savana Casto, Mary Howard, and Kourtnie Ison.
  • 2018 All Academic Students/Athletes: Makenzie Barr, Lexy Cooper, Sadie Fox, Mary Howard, and Kourtnie Ison.
  • OHIO Chillicothe Softball finished the 2017 season with a 21-8 record and finished in 1st placeduring the regular season and 1st place in the season ending ORCC tournament.
  • OHIO Chillicothe All-Conference 2017: Kendra Barnes, Lexy Cooper, Mary Howard and Rachel Roque.
  • 2017 All Academic Students/Athletes: Kendra Barnes, Makenzie Barr, Lexy Cooper, Sadie Fox, Mary Howard, Danielle Mathews, Jenna Perie, Hannah Selby.
  • OHIO Chillicothe Softball finished the 2016 season as the ORCC Conference Regular Season Champion, undefeated in conference play and 17-5 overall, and ORCC Tournament Runner-up.
  • ORCC All-Conference Players:
  • Paige Bennett, Kendra Barnes, Destinee Blackwell, Brittany Johnston, Kyia Burgin.
  • ORCC Conference MVP: Paige Bennett
  • 2016 All Academic Students/Athletes: Cheyanne Lightfoot, Kendra Barnes, Brantly Warren, Jessica Harold, Kaleigh Gillum
  • Ohio Regional Campus Conference Champions 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Ohio Regional Campus Conference State Tournament Runner-up 2009, 2012.
  • Participating in the Lady Hilltopper Softball Clinic at Shoemaker Center.
  • Player-designed t-shirts worn proudly by a supportive fan base.
  • Supporting our wider community through service activities.
  • Future player signing ceremonies, held at your local high school.
  • End-of-season OHIO Chillicothe Softball Banquet.

Announcements:

The 16th annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday November 23, 2019 and event and table reservation information will be available in July 2019 in .PDF format can be found by clicking (here [PDF]).

To order your OHIO Chillicothe Softball Spiritwear, please download and complete the order form (here [PDF]). Contact George Beck with any questions at 740.649.8804 or beckg@ohio.edu.

Home Game Information:

We play our home games at VA Memorial Stadium located at 17273 State Route 104 in Chillicothe. Please join us in rooting for the Hilltoppers!

Tryout Opportunities:

Any prospect (current HS or college transfer) interested in an individual tryout should contact Head Coach, George Beck, at 740.649.8804 (C), or by email beckg@ohio.edu to make other date/time arrangements. The tryout will occur in the OHIO Chillicothe Shoemaker Center gym and include position specific skills and batting cage work. Your visit will also include a tour of the campus and information on the various academic programs available.

News and Updates: Additional information, news, and PLAYER SIGNING UPDATES can be found by selecting "News" on the left side menu of the Athletics Home page, or by clicking (here).

Be a Sponsor!

Show your support for OHIO Chillicothe Softball. Download and complete the Sponsor Form in .PDF format (here[PDF]), and mail it today. Complete instructions, as well as the mailing address, are located in the document.

Eligibility:

If you are interested in playing sports at OHIO Chillicothe you must have a minimum of 7 credit hours on the campus and maintain an accumulative GPA of 1.7. For tryouts or more information, please contact the coach or download and complete the Prospective Player Profile Form in .PDF format (here), and mail it today. Complete instructions, as well as the mailing address, are located in the document.

Learn more about OHIO Chillicothe Women's Fast Pitch Softball by watching this short video (here).

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

George Beck
Head Coach
Shoemaker Center
T: 740.649.8804
beckg@ohio.edu

OR

Kim McKimmy
Athletic Director
T: 740.774.7222
kellyk@ohio.edu

2019 SEASON INFORMATION

Team Roster

Title Name
2019 Hilltoppers Staff
Head Coach George Beck
Assistant Coach Mark Cooper
Assistant Coach Christina Hixenbaugh
Assistant Coach Keith Howard

 

 
  Name Year     High School Hometown Major
2019 Hilltoppers Roster
31 Barr, Makenzie 3 6' 0" OF/1B Gallia Academy Gallipolis Education
8 Cooper, Alexis 3 5' 6" OF/P Southeastern Chillicothe Education
9 Fox, Sadie 3 5' 6" C/UT Meigs County Middleport Education
21 Fremont, Cassidy 1 6' 0" 1B/OF Eastern Pike Beaver Health Services
2 Hart, Nikki 1 5' 4" P/2B Westerville Central Columbus Nursing
1 Higley, Amanda 2 5' 7" 1B Southeastern Chillicothe Human Biology
18 Howard, Mary 3 5' 4" P/1B Waverly Waverly Pharmacy
25 Ison, Kourtnie 2 5' 6" OF Waverly Waverly Social Work
11 Kowalski, Kayla 1 5' 3" OF/2B Carlson Chillicothe Business
3 Smith, Graci 1 5’ 5" 2B/3B Piketon Piketon Nursing
00 Spohn, Emily 1 5' 5" P/SS/OF Westland Galloway Nursing
17 Strausbaugh, Kearra 1 5' 7" C/SS Huntington Chillicothe Undecided
12 Van Meter, Paige 1 5' 6" 3B/1B Southern Syracuse Social Work
29 Yamada, Kurumi 1 5' 1" OF Pike Academy Tagawa, Japan Industrial Management

Schedule

Date Opponent Overall/ORCC Result
2019 Hilltoppers Schedule
2/20/2019 - TBD PRE-SEASON    
2/23/2019 - 1:00 PM vs Wilmington College JV (VA Stadium)   L 11-6 / L 8-1
3/1/2019 - 1:00 PM vs Wilmington College JV (VA Stadium)   L 4-2
3/1/2019 - 5:00 PM vs Lakeland Community College (VA Stadium)   L 9-2
3/10/2019 - 12:00 PM @ Bishop State   L 13-1 / L 3-2
3/12/2019 - 1:00 PM @ Coastal Alabama East   L 15-1 / L 11-0
3/13/2019 - TBD REGULAR SEASON    
3/16/2019 - 3:00 PM vs Edison State Community College (VA Stadium) 0-2 / 0-0 L 9-3 / L 8-1
3/17/2019 - 1:00 PM vs Miami University - Hamilton (VA Stadium) 2-2 / 2-0 W 7-0 / W 7-0
3/23/2019 - 2:00 PM vs Rochester College (Unioto High School) 2-4 / 2-0 L 14-9 / L 20-0
3/24/2019 - 12:00 PM @ University of Dayton Club 4-4 / 2-0 W 20-1 / W 20-1
3/30/2019 - 11:00 AM Unioto High School   Practice Day
3/31/2019 - 12:00 PM vs Ohio Northern University Club (Unioto High School)   Canceled
4/6/2019 - 2:00 PM vs Alice Lloyd College (Batavia, OH) 4-5 / 2-0 L 15-7
4/6/2019 - 12:00 PM @ University of Cincinnati - Clermont (Batavia, OH) 5-5 / 2-0 W 19-7
4/7/2019 - 1:00 PM @ Miami University - Middletown 7-5 / 4-0 W 27-0 / W 11-0
4/11/2019 - 1:00 PM @ Wilmington College JV 7-7 / 4-0 L 7-6 / L 9-1
4/13/2019 - 1:00 PM vs Ohio University Zanesville (Unioto High School) 9-7 / 6-0 W 5-1 / W 15-6
4/14/2019 - 12:00 PM @ Edison State Community College (Piqua, OH)   Rain Out
4/14/2019 - 2:00 PM vs Ohio Northern Club (Piqua, OH)   Rain Out
4/19/2019 - 5:30 PM vs University of Cincinnati - Clermont (VA Stadium)   Rain Out
4/20/2019 - 1:00 PM @ Ohio University Lancaster   Rain Out
4/27/2019 - 1:00 PM @ Ohio Christian University 9-9 / 6-0 L 3-0 / L 5-3
4/28/2019 - 11:00 AM vs Ohio University Lancaster (Unioto High School) 11-9 / 8-0 W 10-3 / 5-2
5/3/2019 - 2:00 PM @ Morehead State University   Canceled
5/4/2019 - TBD ORCC Tournament @ Ohio University Lancaster   Rain Out
5/5/2019 - TBD ORCC Tournament @ OHIO Lancaster - OHIO Chillicothe vs OHIO Zanesville 12-9 / 9-0 W 11-3
5/5/2019 - TBD ORCC Tournament @ OHIO Lancaster - OHIO Chillicothe vs Miami University - Hamilton 12-10 / 9-1 L 11-4

Contact Us

Title Contacts Phone Number Office
2019 Hilltoppers Contacts
Head Coach George Beck C: 740.649-8804 Shoemaker Center 115 Coaches Office
Assistant Coach Christina Hixenbaugh T: 740.649.6959

Photos

George Beck, Head Coach

George Beck, Head Coach

Christina Hixenbaugh, Assistant Coach

Christina Hixenbaugh, Assistant Coach