Stebbins Field hosts softball tournament


By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



An Arcanum batter gets out of the way of a high-inside pitch at the weekend Cross County League girls softball tournament in Greenville.

An Arcanum batter gets out of the way of a high-inside pitch at the weekend Cross County League girls softball tournament in Greenville.


A Tri-Village pitcher takes a turn on the mound in the weekend Cross County League Tournament.


Bradford gets a strike from the mound in weekend Cross County League Tournament.


A catcher holds the runner at Greenville’s Stebbins field in weekend tournament play.


Bradford gets a strike in the weekend tournament held at Greenvilles’ Stebbins Field.


One of the many umpires takes a turn behind the plate at the Cross County League Tournament in Greenville.


An Arcanum batter picks up a hit in the weekend tournament at Greenville’s Stebbins Field.


Newton’s catcher attempts to throw out an Ansonia batter in weekend tournament action.


Arcanum gets an infield play in the Cross County League Tournament at Stebbins Field in Greenville.


An out is recorded at first base in the Cross County League Tournament.


GREENVILLE – The 2019 7th/8th Grade Cross County League Tournament was played at Greenville’s Stebbins Field, home of the Lady Wave Softball program this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“A lot of these teams are from the Darke and Miami County,” said Greenville Girls Softball Association President, Eric Fellers. “It’s nice to have all these kids here playing at our Greenville Girls Softball facilities.”

Teams from Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Eldorado, Greenville, Milton-Union, Newton, Tri-Village with Arcanum and Greenville each entering two teams for a total of 10 teams in the double elimination tournament.

The tournament was the last of three weekend tournaments the Cross County League plays each year.

“This tournament is the seventh and eighth grade rec tournament,” said Fellers. “They had the third and fourth grade tournament at Ansonia a couple weeks ago and fifth and sixth grade at Arcanum last weekend.”

“Both those tournaments went really well,” added Fellers. “We have always hosted an age group whether it’s fifth and sixth or seventh and eighth.”

As with all tournaments held in Greenville, many out of town visitors and fans make their way to Greenville for the weekend taking advantage of the GGSA concession stand as well as visiting many local businesses.

We have a lot of good help,” said tournament director Jason Christman. “I takes many volunteers to put a tournament on.”

“The money stays here from our concession stand,” Fellers noted. “I’ve already had many people ask where is Walmart, where is the Maid Rite. It is benefiting the whole community. People are in town – they are here for the weekend. We play a double elimination tournament throughout the weekend all the way through Sunday.”

An Arcanum batter gets out of the way of a high-inside pitch at the weekend Cross County League girls softball tournament in Greenville.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_8-inch-No-1.jpgAn Arcanum batter gets out of the way of a high-inside pitch at the weekend Cross County League girls softball tournament in Greenville.

A Tri-Village pitcher takes a turn on the mound in the weekend Cross County League Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_1749.jpgA Tri-Village pitcher takes a turn on the mound in the weekend Cross County League Tournament.

Bradford gets a strike from the mound in weekend Cross County League Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_2580.jpgBradford gets a strike from the mound in weekend Cross County League Tournament.

A catcher holds the runner at Greenville’s Stebbins field in weekend tournament play.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_2688.jpgA catcher holds the runner at Greenville’s Stebbins field in weekend tournament play.

Bradford gets a strike in the weekend tournament held at Greenvilles’ Stebbins Field.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_2944.jpgBradford gets a strike in the weekend tournament held at Greenvilles’ Stebbins Field.

https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_1848.jpg

One of the many umpires takes a turn behind the plate at the Cross County League Tournament in Greenville.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_1873.jpgOne of the many umpires takes a turn behind the plate at the Cross County League Tournament in Greenville.

An Arcanum batter picks up a hit in the weekend tournament at Greenville’s Stebbins Field.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_2347.jpgAn Arcanum batter picks up a hit in the weekend tournament at Greenville’s Stebbins Field.

Newton’s catcher attempts to throw out an Ansonia batter in weekend tournament action.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_2445.jpgNewton’s catcher attempts to throw out an Ansonia batter in weekend tournament action.

Arcanum gets an infield play in the Cross County League Tournament at Stebbins Field in Greenville.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_2493.jpgArcanum gets an infield play in the Cross County League Tournament at Stebbins Field in Greenville.

An out is recorded at first base in the Cross County League Tournament.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_1622.jpgAn out is recorded at first base in the Cross County League Tournament.

By Gaylen Blosser

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Contact Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or (937) 853-6390-Ext. 1751. Read more news, features and sports a DarkeCountyMedia.com.

Contact Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or (937) 853-6390-Ext. 1751. Read more news, features and sports a DarkeCountyMedia.com.