History of Clay HS Softball

Season Wins Loses Coach   SOC  Sectional District Regional  State
1978 12 1 Vice Won Won Won Won State Semi-finalist
1979 19 1 Vice Won Won Won Won State Runner-up
1980 29 0 Vice Won Won Won Won State Champion
1981 26 0 Vice Won Won Won Won State Champion
1982 26 2 Vice Won Won Won R-up  
1983 41 1 Vice Won Won Won Won State Champion
1984 23 3 Vice Won Won Won Won State Semi-finalist
1985 24 2 Vice Won Won Won    
1986 28 4 Vice Won Won Won Won State Semi-finalist
1987 24 3 Vice Won Won Won    
1988 27 3 Vice Won Won Won Won State Runner-up
1989 18 2 Hempill Won Won Won    
1990 22 2 Hempill Won Won Won    
1991 23 4 Hempill Won Won Won    
1992 20 2 Hempill Won Won Won    
1993 19 2 Hempill Won Won Won    
1994 22 2 Ruby Won Won Won    
1995 16 7 Ruby Won Won Won    
1996 17 3 Ruby Won  Won Won    
1997 17 5 Ruby Won  Won      
1998 14 7 Ruby Won Won      
1999 12 6 Ruby   Won     record unverified
2000 12 9 Ruby   Won      
2001 16 6 Ruby Won Won      
2002 17 3 Ruby Won Won      
2003 10 7 Ruby   Won      
2004 8 11 White          
2005 8 12 Ruby          
2006 19 4 Ruby Won Won      
2007 22 5 Ruby   Won Won Won  
2008 19 6 Ruby Won Won Won    
2009 17 5 Ruby   Won Won    
2010 23 8 McCleese   Won Won    
2011 18 6 McCleese   Won      
2012 19 8 Gearheart Won Won      
2013 18 9 Gearheart   Won      
2014 16 11 Gearheart   Won      
2015 17 11 Gearheart   Won      
2016 25 5 Gearheart Won  Won      
2017 28 2 Gearheart Won Won Won    
2018 24 6 Gearheart Won Won Won    
  798 196 6 29 39 24 9 3


Coaches
Carol Vice
1978-1988. Career Record 262-20 (.929). Won the league, sectional, & district each year. Won the Regional 8 of 11 years. Advanced to the state final four 8 years. Won three titles & was runner-up twice. Member Clay LSD Coaches Hall of Fame. Inducted into Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association.

Teresa Ruby* 
1994-2003 & 2006-2009. Career Record 228-80 (.740).
*1999 - 12-6 record as of April 30.  Cannot verify May results.

Steve Hempill
1989-1993. Career Record 102-12 (.900). 1993 - Division III, District Coach of the Year

Kelly White
2004. Career Record 8-11 (.421)

Dick McCleese
2010-2011. Career Record 41-14 (.745)

Jason Gearheart
2012-present. Career Record 147-44 (.769)

Other Clay HS Records - [OHSAA Records]
Ranked in the Top10 of all OH programs with 796 School Wins
Most Wins - Pitcher (career):
65-8 (1990)
Most Home Runs - Player (season): Jordan Jenkins, 10 (2011)
Most RBIs (season): Jordan Jenkins, 47 (2011)
Most Home Runs (season/team): 23 (2011)
Back-to-Back No-Hitters: Lyndsey Mader (3/28/11 v. Manchester & 4/2/11 v. Portsmouth)
Win Streaks: 42-game SOC I win streak (4/30/15-4/26/18)


OHSAA State Championships[22][23][33]
1980 - (d. Archbold 18-6 & d. New Madison Tri-Village 12-3 to finish season at 25-0)
1981 - (d. Jeromesville Hillsdale 7-2 & d. Beverly Fort Frye 21-0 to finish season at 29-0)
1983 - (d. Pioneer North Central 8-7 & d. Mineral Ridge 6-2 to finish season at 24-1)

OHSAA State Runner-up[22][23][33]
1979 - (d. New Madison Tri-Village 11-2 & lost to Jeromesville Hillsdale 1-4 to finish the season at 19-1)
1988 - (d. Sycamore Mohawk 10-0 & lost to Strasburg-Franklin 0-14 to finish the season at 27-3)

OHSAA Final Four Appearances (besides the Championships and Second Place Finishes)[22][23][33]
1978 - (lost to Jeromesville Hillsdale 5-0)
1984 - (lost to Arcanum 10-4)
1986 - (lost to Archbold 5-4)
2007 - (lost to Triad 13-3 to finish season at 22-5)

OHSAA Softball Tournament Records[34]
Most Runs (Game, One Team) - Portsmouth Clay (Division III) 21 v. Beverly Fort Frye, 1981
Most Hits (Game) - Portsmouth Clay (Division III) 19 v. Archbold, 1980
Most Hits (Game) - North Lewisburg Triad (Division IV) 13 v. Portsmouth Clay, 2007
Most Hits (Game, Both Teams) - Portsmouth Clay (Division III) 28 v. Archbold, 1980

Teresa Ruby - played in first four OHSAA state softball tournaments (1978-1981) & coach [Clay 2007, Wheelersburg 2016 (Div. III Champions) & 2017 (Division III Runner-up)]

 

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