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Old 03-30-14, 08:11 PM
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Stow softball looks to maintain grip on division title

The last few years have been good ones for the Stow-Munroe Falls softball team.

After a 5-6 start last season, Stow ripped off a 17-game winning streak, which didn't end until the Bulldogs were eliminated by Austintown Fitch in the Division I district semifinal at Boardman.

Stow finished 22-7 overall and 8-2 in the Northeast Ohio Conference River Division, winning the River Division for the second straight year.

Thus, ninth-year head coach Doug Hawkins knows his team enters the 2014 season with a title of "favorite" hanging over it.

"I guess we have a little target on our back," Hawkins said. "We've won the last two division titles. The kids buy into the program where, every time we go out there, we need to get better. I can talk about the division and districts, but we're going to take one thing at a time.

"Barring no injuries, we should have a nice run again, I think," he added.
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