BY YANEEK SMITH
OAK HARBOR — In 10 seasons under Chris Rawski, Oak Harbor has won seven sectional titles. The one last week might’ve been the easiest of them all as the Rockets defeated Rossford, 15-0, in five innings in a Division II sectional final.
Oak Harbor, the top seed in the Genoa District, scored at least three runs in every inning. The Rockets scored three runs apiece in the first, second and fourth innings, and six runs in the third.
Remi Gregory had four RBIs and Porter Gregory had a double and triple.
“It was a 1 through 9 type of thing,” said Rawski. “The kids performed at a high level, which is what you’re asking for when the tournament comes around.”
Reagan Schultz had a great performance in the circle, allowing no runs on one hit in five innings of work.
“Reagan gave up one hit and did a fantastic job of staying ahead of the hitters,” Rawski said. “Once we got the lead, she made sure she didn’t give anything back.
Earlier in the week, Rawski reached 200 career victories when the Rockets beat Edison, 16-4. The team has also won two district titles and two Sandusky Bay Conference championships in his tenure. Oak Harbor has advanced as far as the district finals in the previous nine seasons.
“I’m just a small part of a bigger program with so many people who help us accomplish our goals. To give credit to a win or to wins for one person is a misnomer,” said Rawski. “There are so many people that had to be committed to a goal each and every year. It’s special to watch those things happen and come to life.”
The Rockets play No. 4 St. Ursula at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 at Genoa High School.