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Back at it: Champion returns to regional

By Eric Murray-Tribune Chronicle, 05/20/17, 11:15AM EDT


LEAVITTSBURG — Champion pitcher McKenzie Zigmont struck out 14 batters and tossed a no-hitter to lead the Golden Flashes softball team past Kirtland, 12-0, in a Division III district title game.

The Golden Flashes, who played in their 10th straight district title game Friday, are now 6-4 in that stretch, which includes winning the last three-in-a-row.

“I knew that I didn’t do too well yesterday (against Brookfield in the district semifinal), and I just wanted to come out and do for the team what I wasn’t doing so good yesterday,” Zigmont said.

Zigmont, who struck out three batters, walked two and allowed four hits in a 19-0 win over Brookfield, appeared to be throwing much harder Friday. Coach Cheryl Weaver said an intense practice session Wednesday may have contributed to possible fatigue on Thursday.

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All-American Conference

The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.