Canfield sports briefs

Beck earns softball honors

Laura Beck, a 2012 graduate of Canfield High School, has continued her softball career at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa. As a freshman, she led the 2013 Golden Tornados offense with a team high batting average of .387 with 48 hits, 11 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 24 RBIs. Geneva completed the 2013 season with a conference record of 14-4 and qualified to participate in the NCAA PAC tournament. The team finished second with a 1-3 loss in the championship game to Thomas More College. Beck highlighted the first tournament game with a two run homer and four RBIs. As a result of her conference performance, she was selected to the PAC first team All-Conference and the PAC All-Tournament team. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association organization also voted her to the NFCA All-Central Region third team.

Top honors for Beck occurred during the team’s post-season trip to Troutville, VA for the 2013 NCCAA Women’s Softball National Championship. She was selected to the national All-American second team and All-East first team. According to Geneva College head softball coach Van Zanic, Beck is the first freshman in school history to attain All-American honors.

Benefit golf outing set

The Brett Wilcox benefit golf outing will be July 21 at Lakeside Golf Course. The shot gun start will begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $65 per golfer or $250 for a foursome and includes coffee and doughnuts at registration, lunch, dinner and drinks. Sponsorships are available for $100 for a hole sponsor or $350 for a gold sponsor.

First place will receive $400, while second place will receive $200. In addition, there will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and a 50-inch TV raffle. For more information, call John or Mary Dobrindt at 330-793-7782 or 330-298-5555 or Bob Shoman at 330-793-4578.

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