Lady Wave Softball Silent Auction draws packed house

I’m so proud of the kids and the community ... Coach Jerrod Newland

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Greenville 2024 Lady Wave Softball Silent Auction. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave Softball program held its annual Silent Auction at the Greenville American Legion Post 140 with a packed house in attendance at the community event.

“It is very humbling and amazing to see the old parents and families and talk about the past 20 years and seeing parents from 18, 20, 25 years ago,” said veteran Greenville LWSB Hall of Fame Coach Jerrod Newland. “They’re talking about stories and trips like it was yesterday and that’s what it means.”

Greenville 2024 Lady Wave Softball Silent Auction. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Every day is a blessing and to see the parents take the calendars and circle their four-year windows,” he added. “To walk around and see it – it gives you goosebumps and makes you proud. It’s great for Greenville, it’s great for everything but Lady Wave Softball is a special thing and I love to be a part of it.”

All the funds raised from the Silent Auction and evening events go to the Lady Wave Softball program.

“It all goes to the 2024 program, seven through 12,” Coach Newland stated. “Everything here tonight goes to the girls for uniforms, traveling, food – we like to eat, a lot of t-shirts – everything tonight gets spent through the Boosters and it all goes to the girls.”

Greenville 2024 Lady Wave Softball Silent Auction. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Coach Newland is appreciative of players’ families and the community for their support over the past 20 years under his leadership … and has plans to go nowhere.

“Amazing families, amazing people,” he said. “It’s not just the intermediate families, it’s everybody. It all comes together and our family is Lady Wave Softball. I’m a one-and-doner; one-and-done in marriage, and one-and-done in softball stops and here we are.”

Greenville alum attend Greenville 2024 Lady Wave Softball Silent Auction. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“It’s been a great journey,” Newland added. “I’m so proud of the kids and the community and what I like is people coming together for a good time and that’s where we’re at.”

With 20 years now in the rearview mirror, Coach Newland looks to a bright Lady Wave Softball future.

“So proud of the first 20 but we’re getting good,” Newland stated. “Seven through nine there’s so much talent coming. I can’t control talent but talent surrounds itself with like-minded people and great things will happen. I envision great things for Greenville Lady Wave Softball for quite a while.”

Greenville 2024 Lady Wave Softball Silent Auction. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Seven through 12 this year we have 50 kids, 27 middle school, 23 high school. It’s 50 kids, it’s awesome to see the families, see the people. It’s come here for the cause and it’s Lady Wave Softball and I am so proud of it. We came a long way and we’re going to go a long farther way.”

“We play for the name on the front,” added Newland. “It’s all about the kids. Rest assured, everybody when they come in, that’s what they get, hard effort, we roll our sleeves up, we work hard and that’s what makes me happy. Seeing these people smile and be a part of this it gives you goosebumps.”

Greenville 2024 Lady Wave Softball Silent Auction. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Coach Newland took time to thank families, the community and a big thanks to Greenville American Legion Post 140.

“I thank the entire community of Greenville, I thank the American Legion for all they have done for Lady Wave Softball and the Academy,” Newland said. “Without the American Legion, the Academy’s not what the Academy is and the Academy is home of Lady Wave Softball and that is why we are good. The American Legion is why Greenville Softball is good, that’s why we’ve been here 20 years. I am so proud of what the American Legion does for us.”

“It’s been a great journey,” Coach Newland concluded. “I’m so proud of the kids and the community. What I like is people coming together for a good time and that’s where we’re at.”

Under the direction of LWSB head coach, Jerrod Newland, the varsity program had a 20-10 record in his first season (2003) and has an unprecedented 19 consecutive seasons (no COVID year) of 25 or more wins.

Greenville 2024 Lady Wave Softball Silent Auction. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville 2024 Lady Wave Softball High School roster: Skylar Bryson, Ella McLear, Savannah Leach, Mahayla Cook, Addie Burke, Haleigh McDermitt, Marissa Hicks, Cloe Shuttleworth, Julia Yohey, Carlee Yundt, Kara Blumenstock, Peyton Mason, Claire Royer, Kendall Cromwell, Zoey Burns, Morgan Thompson, Jaelyn Christman, Kylar Arnett, Maddie Hutchens, Rylie Pfledderer, Rielynn Davidson, Lizzie Shaffer, and Lily Brubaker.

LWSB 2024 Schedule:

03-13-24 H   4:30 pm   Miami East (scrimmage)

03-16-24 A   4:30 pm   Carlisle (scrimmage)

03-18-24 A   4:30 pm   Russia (scrimmage)

03-21-24 H   4:30 pm   Northmont (scrimmage)

03-23-24 H   12 & 2 pm DH   Milton-Union & TBD

03-25-24 H   5:30 pm   *Fairborn

03-27-24 A   5:30 pm   *Fairborn

03-29-24 A   5:30 pm   Covington

03-30-24 A   12 & 2 pm DH   Grove Port Madison

04-01-24 H   5:30 pm   *Butler

04-03-24 H   5:30 pm   *Stebbins

04-04-24 A   5:30 pm   *Butler

04-05-24 A   5:30 pm   *Stebbins

04-06-24 H   12 Noon   Centerville

04-06-24 H   2:00 pm   Notre Dame

04-09-24 A   5:30 pm   *Tippecanoe

04-10-24 H   5:30 pm   *Tippecanoe

04-12-24 A   5:30 pm   *Xenia

04-15-24 H   5:30 pm   *Xenia

04-17-24 H   5:30 pm   *Piqua

04-19-24 A   5:30 pm   *Piqua

04-20-24 A   12 Noon   Hamilton Ross

04-20-24 A   2:00 pm   Miami East @ Hamilton Ross

04-22-24 A   5:30 pm   *West Carrollton

04-24-24 H   5:30 pm   *West Carrollton

04-26-24 H   5:30 pm   *Troy

04-27-24 H   12 Noon   Beavercreek

04-29-24 A   5:30 pm   *Troy

05-01-24 H   5:30 pm   *Sidney – Senior Night

05-03-24 A   5:30 pm   *Sidney

*MVL Games

Schedule Subject to Change