Celebrating the return of baseball, softball


Eastern senior Owen Johnson (23) hauls in the ball for a force out at first base. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)

Eastern senior Owen Johnson (23) hauls in the ball for a force out at first base. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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Eastern freshman Hope Reed fires a ball in from centerfield. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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Gallia Academy shortstop Jenna Harrison throws the ball to first base. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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GAHS head coach Justin Bailey holds a meeting at the mound with his infield. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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Meigs senior Hannah Durst settles under a flyball in centerfield. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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Meigs rightfielder Alex Pierce (left) comes up with the ball after a diving grab in front of teammate Zach Searles (right). (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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River Valley shortstop Grace Hash (24) grabs a flyball in front of second baseman Abbi Hollanbaugh (right). (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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River Valley's Chase Barber slides in home for the game-tying run behind Vinton County's Zach Radabaugh (right). (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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South Gallia's Leah Skidmore (2) thorws the ball in from right field. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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SGHS senior shortstop Andrew Small throws the ball to first base. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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Southern's Cassidy Roderus sends a ball sailing to right-centerfield. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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Southern shortstop Josiah Smith (16) throws to first base in front of teammate Will Wickline (9). (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)


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OHIO VALLEY — Baseball and softball teams from high schools in Meigs and Gallia counties are doing what was unthinkable at this time last year – completing their seasons and heading into tournament play. Pictured are photos representing each high school in the Ohio Valley Publishing readership area to celebrate the return of this rite of spring and significant accomplishment by local athletes.

Eastern senior Owen Johnson (23) hauls in the ball for a force out at first base. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/05/web1_EHS-Johnson.jpgEastern senior Owen Johnson (23) hauls in the ball for a force out at first base. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley | OVP Sports

Eastern freshman Hope Reed fires a ball in from centerfield. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/05/web1_EHS-Reed.jpgEastern freshman Hope Reed fires a ball in from centerfield. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley | OVP Sports

Gallia Academy shortstop Jenna Harrison throws the ball to first base. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/05/web1_GA-Harrison.jpgGallia Academy shortstop Jenna Harrison throws the ball to first base. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley | OVP Sports

GAHS head coach Justin Bailey holds a meeting at the mound with his infield. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/05/web1_GA-Justin-Bailey.jpgGAHS head coach Justin Bailey holds a meeting at the mound with his infield. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley | OVP Sports

Meigs senior Hannah Durst settles under a flyball in centerfield. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/05/web1_MHS-Durst.jpgMeigs senior Hannah Durst settles under a flyball in centerfield. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley | OVP Sports

Meigs rightfielder Alex Pierce (left) comes up with the ball after a diving grab in front of teammate Zach Searles (right). (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/05/web1_MHS-Pierce.jpgMeigs rightfielder Alex Pierce (left) comes up with the ball after a diving grab in front of teammate Zach Searles (right). (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley | OVP Sports

River Valley shortstop Grace Hash (24) grabs a flyball in front of second baseman Abbi Hollanbaugh (right). (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/05/web1_RV-24.jpgRiver Valley shortstop Grace Hash (24) grabs a flyball in front of second baseman Abbi Hollanbaugh (right). (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley | OVP Sports

River Valley’s Chase Barber slides in home for the game-tying run behind Vinton County’s Zach Radabaugh (right). (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/05/web1_RV-Barber.jpgRiver Valley’s Chase Barber slides in home for the game-tying run behind Vinton County’s Zach Radabaugh (right). (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley | OVP Sports

South Gallia’s Leah Skidmore (2) thorws the ball in from right field. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/05/web1_SG-2.jpgSouth Gallia’s Leah Skidmore (2) thorws the ball in from right field. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley | OVP Sports

SGHS senior shortstop Andrew Small throws the ball to first base. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/05/web1_SG-Small.jpgSGHS senior shortstop Andrew Small throws the ball to first base. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley | OVP Sports

Southern’s Cassidy Roderus sends a ball sailing to right-centerfield. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/05/web1_SHS-Roderus.jpgSouthern’s Cassidy Roderus sends a ball sailing to right-centerfield. (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley | OVP Sports

Southern shortstop Josiah Smith (16) throws to first base in front of teammate Will Wickline (9). (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)
https://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2021/05/web1_SHS-Smith.jpgSouthern shortstop Josiah Smith (16) throws to first base in front of teammate Will Wickline (9). (Alex Hawley|OVP Sports)Alex Hawley | OVP Sports