Wheelersburg 11-12 softball earns spot in World Series
Wheelersburg won the 11-12 year-old Central Region softball championship Friday in Zionsville, Indiana, to qualify for the Little League Softball World Series.
Ashley Spence allowed just three hits in three starts in the tournament, helping Wheelersburg advance to the World Series Aug. 8-15 in Portland, Oregon. AndiJo Howard pitched a no-hitter in the tournament opener. Wheelersburg outscored opponents 38-0 in the regional tournament and 78-1 in the postseason.
The Scioto County team is one of just six in the United States and 10 in the world to reach the World Series. Wheelersburg will begin play at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 against the champion from Latin America.