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2012/2013 Ohio Stingrays
 
Congratulations to the following teams for qualifying for the 2013 ASA / USA Nationals
Morman - 18U
Wiley – 17U
Leedy – 16U
Marcum – 12U

Stingrays Signings:
Anna Myers - Notre Dame College

Bree Kilgus – Capital University
Emma Cornell - Faulkner University
2014 Deanna Stirtzinger - Palm Bay HS - Ava Maria Univ
2014 Emily Blackmore - St Cloud HS - Ava Maria Univ
2014 Kristin Staley - Bay Shore HS - Flagler Univ     
2014 Taylor Stimson - Walsh Jesuit HS - St Johns Univ   
2014 Savannah Young - Celebration HS - Holy Cross
2014 Ashley Sharpe - Centerville HS - Indianapolis Uni
Taylor Saxton - Logan Elm High School - Verbal to Ohio University
Emily Clark - North Union High School - Verbal to Ohio State University
Ellen Jones - Signed - Northwesten
Danielle Wolgamot - Verbal to Cedarville University

Taylor Dickson - Ohio Wesleyan University

Kelsi Thompson - Wheeling Jesuit

Brynna Cahill - Muskingum University
Kylie Timbrook - Wilmington College
Hope Bondurant - University of Pikeville

 

 
Verballed
2015 Taylor Rahach - Walsh Jesuit HS - Coastal Carolina Univ.
2016 - Parker Conrad  -  Winter Park HS  -  University of Missouri

2013/2014 Coaching Staff:
 

9  Marc George             Ohiostingrays04@gmail.com
10 Matt Pope             ohiostingrays03@gmail.com
11 Chris Mason    chrismason@ameritech.net
12 Tony Gunter        tgunter@echo24.com
13 Mike Marcum     ohiostingrays@yahoo.com
14 Bill Skerbetz       blueaces14@gmail.com,
15 Chris White          CWHITE@suncoke.com
16 Tim Theophilus    timt@nfolink.net
17 Emily Manahan  manahanemily@gmail.com
18 Mike Wiley           m.wiley8@yahoo.com  
18 Amy McGhee     mcghee.amy@gmail.com
Gold Mark Tamanini flabucki81680@aol.com

OHIO STINGRAYS HISTORY
The Ohio Stingrays organization was founded in 1984 by Bill Fish and Norm Chambers. After years of competing solely as an 18U Gold Team, Tim Kazmier and Tunney King expanded the organization to include elite level teams at all age groups. Tim Kazmier retired from the Stingrays in 2005 and moved to Kentucky where he had a Stingray team there for one year. Tunney King then became the director of the organization and the tournament and stayed until he retired from softball after the 2007 tournament. Duties were then split up with Mike Marcum and Pat Toler becoming co-directors for the day-to-day management of the organization and Rudy Zych being responsible for the management of the tournament. With Pat's subsequent softball retirement after the 2009 tournament, Mike became President of the Ohio Stingrays organization.

Since the organization's founding in 1984, the Ohio Stingrays have been based on the principle that doing things the right way leads to incredible results both on and off the field. The coaching staff practices high-positive coaching techniques while expecting maximum effort at all softball related activities. Academic commitment is expected of all our young athletes along with family based support for community involvement.

The Stingrays Tournament was started in 2001 at the Pickerington Central Softball Complex with Mark Tamanini being the driving force behind it after being inspired by the family-style effort he saw and experienced at a Top Guns tournament in Ashtabula the previous summer. After two successful years at Pickerington Central, which led to the need for more fields, the tournament moved to OSU's Fred Beekman Park in 2003 with Mark's son Matt, who was a student there at the time, helping with the efforts to secure the fields. Once the tournament moved to OSU, Mark and his wife Annie tied the tournament into supporting the Stefanie Spielman Fund because they wanted to use sports as a means of supporting community service to show that there are more important things in life than simply trying to win a game. For the 2010 tournament, an NFCA administered recruiting camp was added on the front end with Mike Marcum serving as the driving force behind that effort with the NFCA. As well, the tournament expanded back out to it's roots at the Pickerington Central Softball Complex for the 14U age group so that more 16U and 18U teams could be added at Fred Beekman Park. In 2011 we introduced our first 23U and in 2012 our first 9U team.

Many thanks goes out to all of those early Stingray families who worked so hard to get the tournament up and running. Led by Mark Tamanini's vision along with Tim Kazmier's and Tunney King's support, Annie Tamanini's efforts at organizing the concessions, Matt Tamanini's work with the playing brackets, Rodney Gustine's effrots at organizing the Stingray families into an effective field maintenance force, Tim Housh's work on bold colored tournament shirts and Jeff Seeds' efforts at coming up with unique awards each year, the Stingray Tournament prides itself on attention to detail backed by a family-style work effort to provide the best possible playing experience for our guest teams. As well, we are proud to support community service with our contributions to the Stefanie Spielman Fund.

OHIO STINGRAYS ORGANIZATION

President - Mike Marcum
Vice-President - Terry Morman

Showcase Tournament Director:
Rudy Zych - Ohio.Stingrays.Showcase@stingraysfastpitch.com

Assistant Tournament Director:
Bill VanAlmsick

Athletic Training Staff (Licensed):
Megan Durbin - Ohio State Sites
Jenny Brantingham - Pickerington Central
Jay Bush - Pickerington North

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Communication Services Provided By:
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Photographic Services Provided By:
O'Shea Photography
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Official Scorekeeper:
Kylee Marcum

College Coach Hospitality Tent Hosts:
Brad & Yolanda McDermott

Field Maintenance Manager:
Brian Mong

Tournament Shirts Manager:
Jennifer Morman

OSU Concessions Manager:
Crystal Davis

OSU Grill Master:
Jamie Shelton - Family Affair Catering

OSU Concessions Staff:
TBD

Coffey Road Park Site Manager:
Cheryl Cale

Pickerington Central Site Manager:
Chelsea Toler

Pickerington Central Concessions:
Pickerington Central Softball Club

Pickerington North Site Manager:
Bailee Marcum

Pickerington North Concessions:
Pickerington North Softball Club

Tournament Awards Provided By:
Capital Awards

Tryouts Director:
Mike Marcum

Fall Stingrays Family Day & Skills Clinic Director:
Didi Rothgeb

2011 Fall Stingrays Family Day & Skills Clinic

The Stingrays annual Fall Family Day & Skiils Clinic was held on October 27th at Raccoon Valley Park Granville Ohio.

The following college coaches graciously agreed to direct the skills clinics - the Stingrays thank them for their contributions:

Coach Alyssa Eppler- University of Toledo - Power Hitting

Coach Cassie Cunningham & Her Players - Ohio Wesleyan University - The Short Game and Base Running

Coach Lane Leedy - University of Toledo - Recruiting

Coach Christine Steines - Otterbein University - Infield
 
Coach Tarrah Beyster - University of Toledo - Pitching

The Ohio Stingrays are a 501(c)(3) organization.

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