Above left to right: Freshman 1B/P McKayla McGee (Ohio Outlaws National 14U – Shaulis), Sophomore 3B/OF Sienna Tepley (Ohio Outlaws National 15U – Leggins), Freshman C/OF Caleigh Shaulis (Ohio Outlaws National 14U – Shaulis), Sophomore Zoey Schmitt OF/C/1B (Ohio Outlaws National 15U – Acord), Natalie Susa P/1B (Ohio Outlaws National 15U – Leggins) pose with the District Championship trophy after defeating Boardman 2-1 for Walsh Jesuit’s first District Championship since 2019.
Five Ohio Outlaw players from 3 different Ohio Outlaws teams helped Walsh Jesuit High School softball win their first district Championship since 2019. All 5 Outlaws players played key rolls in the victory.
McKayla McGee and Sienna Tepley had RBI singles in the first and second inning, respectively to put Walsh ahead early and Zoey Schmitt made great plays from the center field position in key situations helping to hold Boardman to 1 run.
Susa (13-2) struck out 12 and gave up an unearned run in the third before catcher Caleigh Shaulis made arguably the biggest play of the game in the seventh inning.
With one down and Josie Porter on second, Shaulis had the ball pop out of her glove for a split second. She picked it off, fired a strike to Tepley’s glove and Porter slid into the leather for the second out.
“That play was monumental,” Tepley said. “If we don’t make that play we don’t score and it’s in extra innings. It got Natalie hyped to strike the next girl out. She needed one more strike and you saw what she did. She grounded out to me.”
Provided Source: Akron Beacon Journal
Sienna tepley, McKayla Mcgee, Natalie Susa and Caleigh Shaulis converge together to make a play.
McKayla McGee celebrates after driving in the first run of the game vs Boardman at the Distric Final game in Massillon, Ohio.
Zoey Schmitt hits a deep second inning flyball.
Sienna Tepley makes the tag on a runner from a throw from Caleigh Shaulis in the top of the 7th inning.