Southern Ohio Copperheads

    Copperheads fall 9-6 in series opener against Settlers

    Date:07/19/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

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    Copperheads prevail 7-5 against Scouts to retake third place in division

    Date:07/14/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    The Southern Ohio Copperheads left Bob Wren Stadium Saturday night with a 7-5 win against the Xenia Scouts and sole possession of third place in the Southern Division of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.   While offensive rallies in the fifth and eighth innings contributed to the victory, Southern Ohio (19-15) also held off a ninth-inning scare from Xenia (17-18).   &ldq...


    Copperhead offense returns to form in 11-2 win

    Date:07/13/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    In Southern Ohio’s past two games, the team only scored a combined four runs, as its offensive struggles were a key factor in the losses to the Joes.   On Friday, the bats woke up and exploded back into form, as the Copperheads (18-15) pulled out an 11-2 victory over the Scouts (17-17).   The leader in that performance was Jared Heard, who went 3-4 with a double, three RBIs, th...


    New pitching staff struggles to find rhythm against Hamilton Joes

    Date:07/12/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    The Southern Ohio Copperheads struggled to find a rhythm Thursday night, falling 12-4 to the Hamilton Joes and also giving up third place status within the Southern Division of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.   Southern Ohio started this season with only nine pitchers, and amid injuries and other complications, the number fell below six before Wednesday night’s game. Austin ...


    Cheads’ momentum gets stifled in 9-0 loss to Joes

    Date:07/11/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

      Coming into Wednesday’s game, the Copperheads were on a roll, having just won three in a row and five of their last seven. Their most recent win had also caused them to leapfrog the Joes in the playoff race. Offensive struggles and a rough day in the field slows Southern Ohio’s (17-14) momentum as Hamilton (16-13) picks up a 9-0 victory. One of the lone bright spots for the C...


    Joes no match for Copperheads’ newest pitcher

    Date:07/10/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    HAMILTON, Ohio - The Southern Ohio Copperheads secured their first win against the Hamilton Joes this season, thanks to a new pitcher and consistent hitting.   Jack Bennett, a sophomore from John Carroll University made his opening appearance on the mound for Southern Ohio Tuesday night, striking out eight batters in seven innings pitched and only allowing one run.   “Jack cam...


    Cheads’ playoff push grows after 10-4 win over Steam

    Date:07/08/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    With guys like Jackson Mandella, Sam Wirsing and Jake Hansen done for the year due to innings restriction, and Thomas Zazzaro’s season cut short due to an injury, Southern Ohio needed someone to step up as a starting pitcher.   On Sunday, Braxton Kelly stepped up for the Copperheads.   Kelly has mostly played out of the bullpen in the 2019 season, but has been the team’s ...


    Copperheads cool down Steam with 15-4 win

    Date:07/07/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    The Southern Ohio Copperheads ended the Cincinnati Steam’s six game winning streak Friday night with an exciting 15-4 victory.   Southern Ohio was eager to redeem themselves after Thursday night’s loss. With two outs in the second inning, they jumped ahead early, securing a nine run lead.   “It’s something about the Copperheads, with two outs in any inning, t...


    Copperheads drop first game in Steam series 8-3

    Date:07/06/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    The Southern Ohio Copperheads traveled to Cincinnati Thursday night to open their second series against the Steam, but fell short 8-3.   In June, Southern Ohio faced Cincinnati at home and won the series two games to one.   Now, the stakes are higher. According to the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League website, the Steam are first place in the Southern division with a 18-10 record...


    Cheads fail to sweep Scouts on 4th of July, lose 9-6

    Date:07/05/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    In his final start on the year due to innings restriction from Olney Central College, Jake Hansen did not finish his season strong. He went just four innings, giving up nine hits and nine runs, seven of them earned, while also walking four.   With Hansen’s last game of the season behind him, Coach Austin Dunfee puts his summer as a pitcher into perspective.   “He didn&rsq...


    Mandella’s complete game shutout leads Cheads to 7-0 victory

    Date:07/03/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    Jackson Mandella was given an innings restriction by his school, McHenry County College, and as a result, pitched his final game for the season on Wednesday.    What a swan song it was.   Mandella finished his 2019 Copperheads season with a complete game shutout, leading Southern Ohio (14-11) to a 7-0 victory over the Xenia Scouts (12-14).   Coach Austin Dunfee had nothin...


    Copperheads seize first game against Scouts with 8-5 win

    Date:07/03/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    XENIA, OH — The Southern Ohio Copperheads began their series of away games with a hard-hitting 8-5 victory against the Xenia Scouts.    Sebastian Fabik played a key role in Southern Ohio’s win, with three hits and four RBIs.    “Fabik must’ve learned that his average dipped a little below .400,” said Connor Mills, broadcaste...


    Cheads struggle to find rhythm in 18-4 loss to Locos

    Date:07/01/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    On Saturday, the Copperheads had one of their greatest moments of the season, beating Lima 6-5 and getting to only a half game out of first place in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League’s South division.   On Sunday, the story for Southern Ohio (12-11) flipped, struggling to find their footing in the 18-4 loss to the Locos (14-8).   Thomas Zazzaro got the start and struggle...


    Copperheads edge Lima Locos 6-5, bringing them closer to #1 in GLSCL

    Date:06/30/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    Just two weeks ago, the Southern Ohio Copperheads were 4-6 and tied for last place in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League.   But when a young, talented team is playing six games per week, a lot can change in a small amount of time. On Saturday night, Southern Ohio (now 12-10) beat the league leading Lima Locos (13-8) and ended the night a half game closer to the top spot in their ...


    Cheads win offensive shootout against Graders

    Date:06/29/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    GALION, Ohio - In their two games against the Galion Graders, the Copperheads scored 31 runs.   After the bats had their struggles in Canada, Southern Ohio (11-10) found its stride and came away with another high-scoring win, beating the Graders (4-15) by a score of 13 to 11.   Leading the way offensively for the Copperheads was Thomas Zazzaro, who went 3-5 with a double and an RBI. ...


    Copperheads celebrate 18-6 win against Galion Graders

    Date:06/28/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    The Southern Ohio Copperheads celebrated a 18-6 win Thursday night against the Galion Graders.   After two tough losses in Canada this week, Southern Ohio scored the highest number of runs they have in a game this season.   “It shows that those guys are able to flush the bad days and go back to work the next day. We had a couple bad games to start this long and tough road trip....


    Cheads get swept in Canada after 7-2 loss to Green Giants

    Date:06/27/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    After their two losses north of the border, the Copperheads are happy to be playing on U.S. soil once again.   Southern Ohio (9-10) dropped their second straight game to the Green Giants (8-7-1) on Wednesday by a score of 7 to 2.   Sebastian Fabik was one of the lone bright spots for the team, as he went 1-3 with an RBI double.    The Copperheads did all of their scoring ...


    Green Giants step on Copperheads despite efforts from Zazzaro and Iverson

    Date:06/26/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    Southern Ohio began their road trip to Canada with a 15-4 loss to the Saint Clair Green Giants.   The Southern Ohio Copperheads got off to a strong start, but could not keep up Wednesday night, losing to the Saint Clair Green Giants 15-4.   Starter Thomas Zazzaro had six strikeouts by the fifth inning, but once Saint Clair became acclimated to his pitching, they did not let up. &nbs...


    Copperheads clinch series against Michigan Monarchs

    Date:06/24/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    Copperheads clinch series against Michigan Monarchs Sunday night’s 8-4 victory brings the Copperheads’ record to 9-8   The Southern Ohio Copperheads now boast a five-game winning streak after clinching their series against the Michigan Monarchs with an 8-4 win Sunday evening.   Southern Ohio is now 9-8 and are over .500 for the first time this season.   “I&...


    Copperheads continue winning streak with 13-5 win against Monarchs

    Date:06/23/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    The Southern Ohio Copperheads continued their winning streak Saturday night with a 13-5 win against the Michigan Monarchs.   High-scoring offensive innings seem to have been a pattern for Southern Ohio during these last few games. Head coach Austin Dunfee sees this as a major improvement from the beginning of the season.   “Before, we were getting the same amount of hits, rough...


    Cheads sweep The Muskegon Clippers with 10-6 win.

    Date:06/22/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    The Copperheads’ (7-8) bats had another big day on Friday, scoring double digits runs for the second game in a row in their 10-6 victory over Muskegon (5-10).   Southern Ohio had a number of contributors offensively and find themselves currently on a three-game winning streak.   Leading the way was Phillip Glasser, who went 2-2 with a double, an RBI, two runs scored and two wal...


    Copperheads get bats going to crush Clippers 13-2

    Date:06/21/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    Southern Ohio was up 8-0 by the end of the first inning.   With two outs in the bottom of the first inning Thursday night, the Southern Ohio Copperheads  launched a rally on the Muskegon Clippers and never looked back.   With an 8-0 lead going into the second inning, Southern Ohio relied on a strong offense and starting pitcher Thomas Zazzaro to beat Muskegon 13-2.   Zyon...


    Copperheads start series against Mariners with 7-2 win

    Date:06/18/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    Following three tough losses in last week’s series, the Southern Ohio Copperheads had two goals in mind for their upcoming games: to strike out less, and to hit more consistently.   Southern Ohio (5-8) surpassed those goals Tuesday night, bringing home a 7-2 win — with 15 hits and 2 home runs — against the Grand Lake Mariners (4-5).   “They were hitting better...


    Sporadic hits not enough to beat Hamilton in final game of series

    Date:06/18/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

      Last week’s series against the Hamilton Joes proved to be an uphill battle. While the Copperheads continued their losing streak Sunday evening, losing 7-5 to the Joes, hopes remain high for the upcoming games against the Grand Lake Mariners.   Despite an eighth inning RBI triple from Reese Trahey, the Copperheads were not able to pull through for the win.   “We&r...


    Cheads’ strong start not enough to hold off Joes in 5-4 loss

    Date:06/16/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    The Copperheads got off to a quick start in Saturday’s game against the Joes, as they had more hits in the first three innings than they did in Friday’s loss.   They controlled the first four innings, but could not build off that success as the game went on.   The Joes (8-3) would not be held in check for long, and they would come back and defeat Southern Ohio (4-7) by a ...


    Southern Ohio dominate Steam as team secures first series win on the season

    Date:06/14/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    On Wednesday, the Copperheads were up 8-2 heading into the ninth before giving up seven runs to cost them the game.   On Thursday, Southern Ohio did not give Cincinnati that chance again and completely shut them down on route to victory.   First Baseman Chris Gambert knew the team was focused not to have a repeat of Wednesday’s performance.   “It was a tough loss,&...


    Copperheads lost in a heartbreaking, rainy game, 9-8, against the Cincinnati Steam

    Date:06/13/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    Cheads lose heartbreaker as Steam score seven in the ninth   Heading into the top of the ninth, the Copperheads seemed to have the game well in hand. They had a six-run lead and were only three outs away from victory.   The Cincinnati Steam (4-4) then went on to score seven runs and complete the comeback to secure a 9-8 win over Southern Ohio (3-5).   Coach Austin Dunfee know...


    Copperheads start series against Steam with 6-2 win on Kids Day

    Date:06/11/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    ATHENS, Ohio — Kids Day at Bob Wren Stadium included a bouncy house, face painting, dance contests, limbo and a 6-2 win for the Southern Ohio Copperheads.   Southern Ohio shined offensively, with a home run from Player of the Game Benjamin Rushing and key base hits from Carter Cross and Lucas Nasonti. Rushing went 2/3, had three RBI’s, and scored a run.   “Today, we...


    Slow day offensively leads to Cheads losing rubber match against Jazz

    Date:06/09/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    Slow day offensively leads to Cheads losing rubber match against Jazz   The Copperheads were unable to keep the offensive momentum going from their 9-1 win against RIchmond on Saturday, getting shut out in Sunday’s game.   The 2-0 defeat to the Jazz (2-4) means the Copperheads (2-4) have still yet to win a series on the young season.   Coach Austin Dunfee knows that the ...


    Cheads pick up first home win of the season behind great game from Zazzaro

    Date:06/09/2019   Source:Southern Ohio Copperheads  

    Cheads pick up first home win of the season behind great game from Zazzaro   In the 12-6 loss to the Richmond Jazz on Friday, Thomas Zazzaro did not play. So, in his first home game of the season, he was looking for a performance that would help the team bounce back.   Zazzaro did not disappoint, as he pitched 8 ⅔ innings and only allowed one run, five hits and no walks while strikin...