Saturday, April 2, 2011


On Saturday, April 2nd, the Baseball Lions honored the longest professional baseball game evered played. 30 years ago this month, the Pawtucket Red Sox defeated the Rochester Red Wings by the score of 2-1 in 33 innings. This minor league marathon game was the theme for the Lions fundraiser event for 2011. The NR Marathon game saw the Lions Black team defeat the Lions Red team by the score of 16-12. A good time was had by all players and coaches. A special thanks to all who donated money for this event, to those parents and former players who helped the coaches throw innings, to all players who played, and to Snappy Tomato Pizza for donating pizza to the very hungry participants!!

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Mentioned on a previous post, the Lions opened up their beautiful new home field with a walk-off come-from-behind 4-3 victory over Norwood in the bottom of the 7th inning. A special way to cap off a special day in front of many NRHS baseball alumni and their former coaches Jim Robinson and Mike Simpson.

On Wednesday, the Lions fell short to the defending league champions CNE by the score of 6-5. Down 5-1, the Lions started their comeback in the bottom of the 6th with 3 runs, making the score 5-4. Giving up a run in the top of the 7th, the Lions were able again to mount a threat in the bottom of the 7th, but fell short by a run.

A few defensive errors early in the ball game were too much for the Lions to overcome.

That wraps up the spring break week for the Lions, as some members of the team are traveling with the singing group of NRHS for the remainder of the week. Next week, the Lions have three important league games: Monday at Bethel, Wednesday at Western Brown, and Friday vs. Goshen at home. All game times are 4:30.

Players of the week for the Lions: Zak Ritter, Steven Binder, Tanner Wolfe, and Kevin Reid.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Congratulations to the JV Lady Lions on their win against CNE 6-3, Wednesday 3/30/11. Nikki Brittain held CNE to 3 runs with excellent pitching. Rachel Zawacki hit a triple and also made the catch of the game; a diving catch to the ground. Jae Mosley had 2 rbi with a hard hit to left. Michaela Nordyke hit 2 singles while also carrying a strong defensive game at second base. Bailey Deweese was strong behind the plate. Riley Deweese hit a single getting an rbi also did a great job at first base. A great job was done by all.


The Jv Lady Lions Softball team was defeated by Milford 7-0 Tuesday 3-29-11.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Lady Lions vs Lady Eagles

It's been tough staying warm for the first two games! Today was bitter cold with no sun & the wind whipping across the field. We had another tough loss today. The Lady Eagles scored 5 runs in the first two innings & then the Lady Lion's stepped up the defense & held them to no runs for the last 5 innings. Sophomore, Bethany Smith, went 5 innings in her first varsity game as a pitcher. We were knocking at the door a couple of times, but just couldn't close the door. We had a double play in the 6th inning, Bethany (pitcher) to Sari (catcher), to Sarah (first) that got us out of a tough situation, bases were loaded.

Lions win opener on new complex

The Lions opened the school's new baseball complex with an exciting 4-3 win over Norwood on Monday.

Zach Ritter pitched four innings and fanned six batters and was the winning pitcher and scored the winning run for the Lions in the bottom of the 7th inning. Ritter, a senior, smashed a double to the gap in left center, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on an errant throw to third.

Steven Binder started for the Lions and recorded five strike outs in three innings.

Click on the photo below to watch the baseball first-pitch ceremony.

You can listen to a broadcast of the game including the pregame dedication at at New

Lady Lions open new ball field

The Lady Lions softball team opened the new softball complex Monday against Fayetteville and came up short by a 5-3 score. New Richmond will host Milford on Tuesday before starting Southern Buckeye Conference play on Wednesday when the Lady Lions host Clermont Northeastern. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Click on the photo below to watch the softball first-pitch ceremony.

You can listen to the opener at