Monday, June 27

    It’s Game Day


    The 2022 Ohio Varsity All-Star Classic presented by Scorestream will be held on Wednesday, June 15 at Mentor High School.

    Over 30 of the area’s top high school seniors will compete in a throwback game paying homage to A League of Their Own, the movie depicting the story of the Women’s Professional Baseball League, which turned 30 this year.

    The teams in the game will represent the two teams that played for the World Series in the move, the Racine Belles and the Rockford Peaches.

    Mentor JV coach Savannah Karako will coach the Belles while North JV coach Jordan Kramer will coach the Peaches. Both Karako and Kramer played in the 2014 OVASC.

    The 2016 Ohio Varsity Player of the Year, Dayna Denner of Cuyahoga Heights High School will throw out the first pitch. Denner went on to play at Ashland University, where she was named the conference’s Freshman of the Year and she also earned All-America honors. She then transferred to Toledo, where she was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year in 2021 and finished her career as the school’s all-time home runs leader and she led the Rockets in 15 statistical categories.

    Ohio Varsity also will present awards to its Freshman of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, and Player of the Year throughout the game.

    Rosters and ticket information are listed below.

    1Mira DiPierroHarveySS/C/Util.
    2Jensen SminchakAndrews-OsborneIF
    3Kaitey CalveyCuyahoga HeightsOF
    5Kristen ZakLutheran WestOF
    6Jeanna SukeyNDCL2B/OF
    7Daliz AlvarezGenevaP/OF
    8Faith HartmanPerryP
    12Maren KellyRiverside1B
    13Grace FisherRiversideP
    15Madison FinkWest GeaugaOF
    19Rylie WilberMadisonC
    21Rachael BoykinHarveyP
    22Emma KovalchukRiversideSS
    23Gigi ViciniPerryOF
    24Amanda KolarRiverside3B/SS
    25Emma SullivanGrand Valley3B
    COACH: Savannah Karako (Mentor JV Coach) – 2014 OVASC Alum


    1Alyssa TekavecSouthOF
    3Gianna CantiniKirtlandP/1B
    4Madi DuttonNDCLP
    8Juliana AugustaNorthOF
    9Sydni BushMentorC
    14Catherine HeckmanSouthC
    15Bella CarcioppoloMentorSS/2B
    16Nia GuessSouthOF/2B/SS
    17Leah TempleMentorOF/P
    18Megan MlinaricGilmourP
    19Kiley MarkowskiMentor3B
    20Sophie GeorgeIndependenceOF
    42Mikayla BerquistCrestwoodP
    88Autumn FesterNorth3B/OF
    99Olivia AugustaNorth1B/P
    COACH: Jordan Kramer (North JV Coach) – 2014 OVASC Alum


    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.
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