Batavia Local Schools

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800 Bauer Avenue
Batavia, OH 45103
P: 513-732-2343
F: 513-732-3221

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Fastpitch Softball

Batavia HS 2022 Fast Pitch Schedule     *denotes SBC-A game
Date                   Opponent                            Location             Time
3/26/2022          Papa John’s Opening            Home
                          Day  Classic
                           Batavia vs. CNE                                              9:00 AM
                           Hilltop vs. Edinburgh (IN)                               11:00 AM
                           Consolation                                                     1:00 PM
                           Championship                                                 3:00 PM
3/28/2022          New Richmond  *                 Home                   4:30 PM
3/29/2022          McNicholas                          Away                    4:30 PM
3/31/2022          Anderson                             Away                    5:00 PM
4/2/2022            East Clinton                         Away                  11:00 AM
4/4/2022            Goshen *                             Home                  4:30 PM
4/5/2022            Bethel                                  Away                   4:30 PM
4/6/2022            Lynchburg-Clay                   Home                  5:00 PM
4/8/2022            Western Brown  *                Away                   4:30 PM
4/9/2022            Walnut Hills (Youth Day)     Home                  11:00 AM
4/11/2022          Blanchester                         Away                   4:30 PM
4/13/2022          Clinton Massie *                  Away                   4:30 PM
4/14/2022          Felicity                                 Home                  4:30 PM
4/18/2022          Wilmington *                        Away                   4:30 PM
4/20/2022          Williamsburg                        Home                 4:30 PM
4/22/2022          New Richmond *                  Away                  4:30 PM
4/25/2022          Georgetown                         Home                 4:30 PM
4/26/2022          Turpin                                   Home                 5:00 PM
4/27/2022          Goshen *                              Away                  4:30 PM
4/29/2022          Western Brown *                  Home                 4:30 PM
4/30/2022          Fayetteville                           Away                  11:00 AM
5/2/2022            Clinton Massie *                   Home                  4:30 PM
5/4/2022            Wilmington * (Senior Day)   Home                  4:30 PM
5/7/2022            Viking SB Classic (3 games)  @ Princeton       TBA
5/9/2022            Sectional begins                   TBA                     TBA

Coach Reaker-bio

Jim Reaker arrived in Batavia in 2020 after coaching softball at New Richmond for 15 years for two stints (1989-1996, 2013-2019).  He led the Lions to their first program sectional championship (1991) and first SBAAC championship (1994) and was named SBAAC Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1994. In 2016 he led his team to a school record tying 18 win season. He retired from the education field in 2014 after 30 years as a teacher and counselor at New Richmond High School. In his seventeen year absence as head of the fast pitch program he spent time coaching his sons in baseball and football.    

Reaker also has coached middle school and freshman football (1984-1990, 2015) and JV baseball (1985-1987) for New Richmond High School. He also was a volunteer radio announcer for NRHS sports broadcasts and did weekly podcasts on Xavier University basketball for the Grueling Truth Network from 2016-2020.

Reaker is a native of Plymouth, Indiana and graduated from LaVille High School (Lakeville, Indiana) in 1980. He earned six varsity letters (3 football and 3 baseball) at LaVille, while earning all-conference honors in both sports. He received his B.S. degree in secondary social studies education from Ball State University in 1984 and his masters of education degree in school counseling  from Xavier University in 1988.

He and his wife Michele, a retired special education teacher, have two sons. Tyler, who has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Marquette University in engineering and is employed by Milwaukee Tools in Milwaukee, WI. Austin, who has a  Master's degree in education from the University of Notre Dame is currently the Dean of Students at Moreau Catholic HS in Heyward, CA.

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