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OHS baseball on 6-1 hot streak

The Oakwood varsity baseball team raised its record to 6-1 with four straight wins last week. The streak began with a sweep on Saturday, April 4, as the Jacks won the Carlisle Invitational with back-to-back shutouts.

In the first game, pitcher Tyler Philo went the distance, raising his record to 2-0 with a seven-hit, 1-0 win over Twin Valley South. Philo fanned six and didn’t allow a walk. The Jacks’ offense stranded nine base runners along the way, but scored the game’s only run in the second as Kyle Kissock drove in Jack McIntyre with one of his three hits in the game. Tony Lamb’s triple was the only extra-base knock for Oakwood.

The Jacks downed host Carlisle 3-0 in the championship game, as Ben Roess scattered seven hits over six innings to pick up his second win of the season against no defeats. Roess struck out two and walked two, as he worked his way out of several jams to hold the Indians scoreless. Greg Ambrose came on to pitch a scoreless seventh to nail down the win. Center fielder Connor Charbat provided the leather for the Jacks, making a diving catch to snuff out a bases-loaded jam in the second and later cutting down an Indian base runner at the plate with a perfect throw in the fourth. Scott Harman put the Jacks in front with an RBI double in the first, and Lamb knocked in two insurance runs with a two-out single in the fifth. Ambrose added a double for Oakwood.

Oakwood faced Twin Valley South again on Wednesday, this time at home, and won an 11-inning thriller 6-5. Roess started the game for Oakwood and was nicked for three runs, before giving way to a parade of relievers for the Jacks, including Troy Philo, Andrew Morris, Lamb, Jeff Beall, and Hank Beasore, who picked up the win. The Jacks came back in the sixth, as pinch hitter Justin Reeder led off the inning with a triple. When the dust had settled, Oakwood had plated three runs to tie the score.

South took the lead on a home run in the top of the eighth, and the Jacks were down to their last strike in the bottom of the inning, when Mike Galaska hit a dramatic triple to right to drive in pinch runner John Whalen to tie it up again. The same South player struck again with a homer in the tenth, and once again, Oakwood needed some two-out heroics in the bottom of the inning to keep the game alive. This time, Ian Munn stepped up and drilled a single through the left side of the infield to score Colin Morris with the tying run.

Finally, in the bottom of the 11th, Lamb hit a double and scored on freshman Robby Wagner’s game-winning two-out single to left in his first varsity at bat. Lamb and Colin Morris each had two hits for Oakwood, while McIntyre added a double. First-year Oakwood coach Nathan Hyatt said after the game, “I have coached in many games in many sports, and I have a hard time finding a game where a team showed more heart.”

Oakwood trounced Alter 14-4 at home on Thursday. The Jacks jumped all over the Knights with four runs in the first and another in the second. The Knights pulled to within one with a four-run third, but the Jacks put together an eight-run fifth, highlighted by a grand slam by Charbat, to build a nine-run lead. Needing only one run to reach the ten-run mercy rule, Oakwood got that run in a big way in the sixth, as pinch-hitter Tom Neff launched a towering game-ending blast over the visiting bleachers at Mack Hummon Stadium. Charbat was the only Lumberjack hitter with two hits, with Ambrose adding a double. Tyler Philo went five innings on the hill, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out three, to raise his record to 3-0, and Colin Morris threw a scoreless sixth.

Oakwood was scheduled to resume action yesterday at Milton-Union and returns home on Wednesday to face Valley View, who earlier handed the Jacks their only loss of the season.


Camps, Camps, and more Camps...

OJHS Jills volleyball camp

The Oakwood Jills volleyball camp for girls entering grades 6-8 will be held June 9th through June 11th from 6: 00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Smith School gymnasium.

Registration forms are being sent home through Smith and Harman Schools for girls entering grades 6-7. Girls entering 8th grade can pick up registration forms in the H.S. Athletic office. Registration deadline: June 1st.

Register before May 10th and receive a $15 discount plus a free t-shirt. Call Kelly Neff (293-4225) with any questions.

Oakwood Jills basketball summer camp

Camp is open to any Oakwood resident entering grades 4-8 in the fall
of 2009. Camp will be June 15-18, and cost will be $60.

Session 1: Grades 7-8
Time : 9-11
Location: The Pit (High School Gym)

Session 2: Grades 4-6
Time: 11: 30-1:30
Location: Smith School

Registration forms can be picked up in the high school athletic office or in the main offices at Smith and Harman Elementary. They can also be accessed online at the Oakwood District website.

Wooster summer soccer camp

Wooster Girls Soccer Camp, a residential girls only soccer camp, held at  The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH is accepting registrations for its June 14-17 and July 5-8 sessions.  

Group discounts are available.  Register before May 1 and receive price break.  All information is at

Girls soccer camp July 13-17

Any girl CURRENTLY in grades first through fifth that would like to attend the
Oakwood Girls Soccer Camp, please be sure to register with Coach Gaydosh by
July 8. The camp will be held July 13-17 from 10 a.m.-12 noon down at Old River

Flyers were passed out to all elementary students~ if you have any questions or need a new form, please email Coach Dawn Gaydosh at or feel free to call at 439-0753. This camp promises to be a lot of fun! We hope to see you all this summer!

OHS Summer Sports Camps

2009 Basketball Camp

Session 1
June 15th-18th
at Smith School for incoming 4th, 5th, & 6th graders

Session 2
June 15th-18th
at the Pit for incoming 7th & 8th graders

2009 Football Camp

June 22nd-25th
High School Practice Field for incoming 4th-8th graders

Any questions: contact Paul Stone at 307-5818 or



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