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Rock Hill JL all-stars reach state tourney Final 4

The Rock Hill Junior League All-Stars came close.

The 13-14-year-old all-star team reached the state tournament Final Four only to bow out.

Rock Hill faced defending state champion Youngstown Boardman in its first game on Saturday and lost 11-4. Josh Malone pitched the first 5 innings for Rock Hill.

On Sunday, Rock Hill bounced back with a 13-6 win over Maumee as Devon Darby hurled 5 innings for the win.

Rock Hill outscored Eaton 10-9 on Monday to leave four teams, but the RHJL stars lost a high-scoring heartbreaker 14-13 to Elyria on Tuesday.

Flyers honored

When it comes to postseason awards, two St. Joseph Flyers baseball players got important honors.

Ryan Schwab, who was a senior shortstop, and Michael Basedow, an outfielder who was also a senior, were named to the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Ohio Academic team.

Schwab and Basedow helped the Flyers to the Division IV district finals under coach Greg Bryant and finished with an impressive 18-5 record.

Kerns par for the course

Ironton junior golfer Nathan Kerns is staying on course. The golf course, that is.

So far this summer Kerns has won four of five tournaments on the Tri-State Junior Golf Circuit

On Tuesday and Wednesday Kerns put another win in his portfolio.

Kerns shot an even par 72 to win the Pepsi Junior Tour tournament at Hidden Cove Golf Course in Grayson, Ky.

The next day in the Pepsi Junior Tournament at the Stone Crest Golf Course in Prestonsburg Kerns shot a 6-over 78 to tie for fourth place.

With a Pepsi tour win, Kerns was invited to the Pepsi Tour Tournament of Championships this August in Bardstown, Ky.