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OUC HilltoppersFour 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 regualr 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.



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


To order your OHIO Chillicothe Softball Spiritwear, please download and complete the order form (here). Contact George Beck with any questions at 740.649.8804 or


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 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), and mail it today. Complete instructions, as well as the mailing address, are located in the document.



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). 




George Beck

Head Coach

Shoemaker Center
T: 740.649.8804




Kim McKimmy
Athletic Director

T: 740.774.7222



2019 Hilltoppers Staff
Head CoachGeorge Beck
Assistant CoachMark Cooper
Assistant CoachChristina Hixenbaugh
Assistant CoachKeith Howard

NameYearHigh SchoolHometownMajor
2019 Hilltoppers Roster
31Barr, Makenzie36' 0"OF/1BGallia AcademyGallipolisEducation
8Cooper, Alexis35' 6"OF/PSoutheasternChillicotheEducation
9Fox, Sadie35' 6"C/UTMeigs CountyMiddleportEducation
21Fremont, Cassidy16' 0"1B/OFEastern PikeBeaverHealth Services
2Hart, Nikki15' 4"P/2BWesterville CentralColumbusNursing
1Higley, Amanda25' 7"1BSoutheasternChillicotheHuman Biology
18Howard, Mary35' 4"P/1BWaverlyWaverlyPharmacy
25Ison, Kourtnie25' 6"OFWaverlyWaverlySocial Work
11Kowalski, Kayla15' 3"OF/2BCarlsonChillicotheBusiness
3Smith, Graci15’ 5"2B/3BPiketonPiketonNursing
00Spohn, Emily15' 5"P/SS/OFWestlandGallowayNursing
17Strausbaugh, Kearra15' 7"C/SSHuntingtonChillicotheUndecided
12Van Meter, Paige15' 6"3B/1BSouthernSyracuseSocial Work
29Yamada, Kurumi15' 1"OFPike AcademyTagawa, JapanIndustrial Management
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
3/16/2019 - 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
TitleContactsPhone NumberOffice
2019 Hilltoppers Contacts
Head CoachGeorge BeckC: 740.649-8804Shoemaker Center 115 Coaches Office
Assistant CoachChristina HixenbaughT: 740.649.6959
George Beck, Head Coach
Christina Hixenbaugh, Assistant Coach


Please click (here) to download and view the team statistical history from 2005 thru the 2018 season in .PDF format.


Please click (here) to download and view the year to year results from 2005 thru the 2018 season in .PDF format.


2018 Women's Softball Schedule


2018 Women's Softball Roster


2017 Women's Softball Schedule


2017 Women's Softball Roster


2016 Women's Softball Schedule


2016 Women's Softball Roster


2015 Womens Softball Schedule


2015 Womens Softball Roster