HIGH SCHOOL PREVIEW Regional softball

Who: Boardman (23-3) vs. Uniontown Lake (17-4)When: 4:30 p.m. WednesdayWhere: University of AkronAlso: Mentor (21-5) vs. Stow-Munroe Falls, (22-3), Thursday, 4:30 p.m.Final: 1 p.m. SaturdayBoardman scouting report: The Spartans, coached by Bill Amero, are returning to regional competition after a one-year break. Boardman won the Division I regional in 2000, 2001 and 2002, and won the state crown in 2001. Boardman breezed through the early rounds, defeating Ashtabula Lakeside, 8-0; Garfield Heights, 8-0; and Howland, 7-2. The Spartans' probable lineup is: Jaclyn Corroto, shortstop, senior; Krysta Sylvester, right field, senior; Ashley DiDomenico, pitcher, junior; Meagan Cunningham, catcher, senior; Sarah Albani, center field, junior; Danielle Burin, second base, freshman; Mallory Hay, third base, sophomore; Holly Holman, first base, junior; Melanie Lodyn, left field, senior.Lake scouting report: The Blue Streaks were seeded third in the Massillon district and defeated top-seeded Canton South, 3-1, and unseeded Green, 1-0.
Who: Poland (22-5) vs. Canal Fulton Northwest (16-8)When: 4:30 p.m. ThursdayWhere: Firestone Stadium, AkronAlso: Chagrin Falls Kenston (19-5) vs. Walsh Jesuit (16-5), Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.Final: 1 p.m. SaturdayPoland scouting report: The Bulldogs, coached by Reid Lamport, are making their fourth straight regional appearance. In 2001, they played for the state title. The Metro Athletic Conference champions advanced by shutting out Struthers (7-0), Hubbard (3-0) and Ashtabula Edgewood (1-0 in extra innings). The probable starting lineup is: Ashley Conger, shortstop, freshman; Jess Modic, third base, senior; Steffi Graf, second base, senior; Kari Thompson, catcher, freshman; Britt Davis, center field, senior; Mallory Conger, pitcher, senior; Ciera Urichich, first base, sophomore; Amy Nelson, left field, senior; Krista Ginnetti, right field, senior.Northwest scouting report: The fourth seed in the Alliance district tournament, the Indians shut out Alliance, 5-0; defeated second-seeded Marlington, 3-1; and won the title against unseeded Louisville, 1-0.
Who: Champion (20-5) vs. Navarre Fairless (22-8)When: 4:30 p.m. WednesdayWhere: Genshaft Park, MassillonAlso: Minerva (14-12) vs. Berkshire (17-5)Final: 1 p.m. SaturdayChampion scouting report: The Golden Flashes, coached by Cheryl Weaver, are making their first regional appearance in three years. Champion won the Orwell district by defeating: Badger, 3-2; Garfield, 3-0; second-seeded Newton Falls, 1-0; and top-seeded Ursuline, 8-2. Sophomore pitcher Kasey Karr threw a perfect game against Newton Falls. The probable starting lineup is: Jaclyn Carpenter, third base, sophomore; Karr, pitcher; Jessica Carpenter, shortstop, senior; Emily Hayes, second base, sophomore; Lauren Seafert, first base, senior; Jessica Bova, left field, junior; Alyshia Brink, catcher, junior; Tara Shope, right field, senior; Meghan Packman, center field, senior.
Who: Mineral Ridge (20-5) vs. Crestline (23-10)When: 4:30 p.m. ThursdayWhere: Kent State UniversityMineral Ridge scouting report: The Rams, coached by Bill Croft, advanced by beating Inter-County League rival Western Reserve 5-1 on Monday. The two teams shared the league title during the regular season. The probable starting lineup is Katie Garland, second base, junior; Robin Zimmerman, shortstop, senior; Kaili Gehring, pitcher, junior; Katie Olive, first base, senior; Sarah Stark, catcher, senior; Emily Sheller, designated hitter, junior; Chelsea Fridley, left field, sophomore; Bre Ann Omerzo, center field, senior; Heather Buckner, third base, sophomore; Jami Goodman, right field, junior.
Other Semifinal
Who: Maplewood (19-2) vs. Dalton (17-8)
When: 4:30 p.m. WednesdayFinal: 1 p.m. SaturdayMaplewood scouting report: The Rockets, coached by David Flickinger, defeated Ledgemont 2-0 in 10 innings on Monday to advance. Pitcher Markie Pozzuto had 23 strikeouts in the game, holding the Redskins to just four hits.
-- Vindicator staff reports

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