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    Riverside’s Delaney Keith named 2023 Ohio Varsity Player of the Year


    MENTOR–Riverside’s Delaney Keith added more hardware to her collection on Thursday after being named the 2023 Ohio Varsity Softball Player of the Year.

    Keith, who earlier this month was named the News-Herald Player of the Year, received the award during the Ohio Varsity All-Star Classic at Mentor High School.

    As a senior, Keith batted .565 (48-for-85) with 14 doubles, 10 triples, five home runs, and a school-record 52 RBI.

    The Ashland recruit was as valuable to the Beavers behind the plate as she was with the bat in her hands.

    She recorded a .994 fielding percentage with 162 putouts and 15 assists to just one error.

    “Delaney is a tremendous athlete and an even better teammate,” said Riverside coach Bill Ross. “She had a school-record 52 RBI this year and was fantastic behind the plate.”



    Steve Hare
    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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