The Ohio Stingrays would like to welcome and introduce two new members of our coaching staff:
Carissa Lanning will be heading up our 9U team, and Tony Hoover our 11U team. 

2022 Tryout Information

The Ohio Stingrays 2022 Organizational Tryouts will be held July 31st at the following times:
Session 1 - 8:00 A.M. till 11:00 A.M.

Session 2 - 1:00 P.M. till 4:00 P.M.

Players only need to attend one tryout session
Fortress in Obetz Ohio.

2050 Recreation Trail   

Obetz Ohio 43207

Please contact the appropriate coach for your age group prior to tryout date to make sure their roster is not full. 

9U-Carissa Lanning - ohiostingrays2012@gmail.com (This team has openings) This team only - Tryout August 1st at 1:00 PM Mount Vernon high school field #1- 300 Martinsburg Rd Mt. Vernon Ohio.Only doing the 1-4 session on July 31st.

10U- Heather Taynor - ohiostingrays11@gmail.com (This team has a few openings)

11U-Tony Hoover - ohiostingrays10@gmail.com (2 players needed) *This team only will hold a Wednesday night tryout August 4th 6-8 at 314 Granville St. Newark Ohio

12U- Chad Dennis - chaddennislca@yahoo.com (This team has one pitching spot open)

13U- Jodi Mickey - huckmickey06@gmail.com (This team is full - No players needed)

14U-Chris Back - backc@windstream.net (This team is full - No players needed)

15U- Jeff Streets - ohiostingrays06streets@gmail.com (This team is full - No players needed)

16U- Scott McDaniel - scottmcdaniel43147@yahoo.com (This team is full - No players needed)

17u-Doug Rheaume - ohiostingrays2004@gmail.com (This team is full - No players needed)

18U- Mt\att Pope - ohiostingrays03@gmail.com (This team is full - No players needed)


 2021 Summer Showcase information

**Showcase Weather Update**

16u Hilliard Municipal Park-Due to field conditions-Friday Games will not begin until 12:30pm. Please refer to Tourney Machine for schedule updates. 

The 2021 Ohio Stingrays Summer showcase will be held Friday                              July 9 through Sunday July 11th ​
NFCA camp will be held Thursday July 8th.  

​Registration Is now open at:


Thank you,​   Bailee Marcum-Kylee Marcum-Mike Marcum
Co-Tournament Directors - Ohio Stingrays Fall Classic Showcase ohio.stingrays.td@stingraysfastpitch.com

The Stingrays have partnered again in 2021 with FloSports to bring the 16U division games to you from our Hilliard site. 

 2021 Ohio Stingrays College Showcase (7/9-11)

Link for Website: https://flosports.link/3rXL8Ev

Link for Social Media: https://flosports.link/38jCRmo

Link for Email: https://flosports.link/38hLfTN 


College coach pre-registration as of July 1 2021
Fortress in Obetz Ohio.

2050 Recreation Trail   

Obetz Ohio 43207
2021 College Coach Attendance 

Carol Hutchins         University of Michigan
Jennifer Brundage     University of Michigan
Kristine Himes          University of Kentucky
Mike Perniciaro        Indiana State University
Jordan Clark            Ohio State University
Chanda Bell              Indiana University
Katie Sebbane          Pitt University
Kris Ganeff               University of Notre Dame
Brtiiany Duncan         Northern Kentucy University
Sar Zilles                   Youngstonwn State University
Brian Campbell         Youngstonwn State University
Stacey Goyette          Butler University
Jessica Strong           Seaton Hill University
Dana Callihan           Grand Valley State University
Eric Oakley              Kent State University
Robyn Leighton        Eastern Kentucky
Cara LaPlaca           University of Dayton
Joe Abraham            University of Toledo
Amy Kyler               Cleveland State University
Brandon Duncan       Miami University
Garrett Furnal           Ohio University
Lane Leedy              University of Findlay
Emlyn Knerem          Ashland University
Sara Scoone             Glenville State University
Marcella Vanlandingham   Ohio Dominican University
Kristin Janes              Ferris State University
Jenn Castle                Marretta College
Bri Finck                    Marretta College
Brett Shimek              Waynesburg University
Kyle Gross                 Hillsdale College
Kylie Gross                Hillsdale College
Brian Ledford             Dennison University
Natalie Hernandez      Transylvainia University
Shawn Hendrickson    Transylvainia University
Erin Brooks                Saint Josephs University
Sara Kubuske            University of Wisconsin -                                             Green Bay
Meri Briggs                Heidelberg University
Marissa Rush            Washington Jefferson University
Greg Evans                Fairmont State
Jaxx Varner                Robert Morris University
Makayla McAvoy      Defiance College
Dennis Smith              Trine University
Kari Winters               Muskinghum University
Carol Oberhelman      Muskinghum University
Shauna Mulkerin         Muskinghum University
Larry Miller                Carlow University
Beth Goderwis           Mount St. Joseph University
DeeDee Morris          Mount St. Joseph University
Bruce Anderson         Otterbein University
Emily Moore              Capital University
Mary Vandehoef         Hope College
Jilla Cook                   Willmington University
Beth Floyd                 Willmington University
Chris Hammond         University of Rio Grande

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Camps and Clinics across the U.S.

Stingrays Signings:
2022 - Emma Calkins - Otterbein University

2022 - Kennedy Cauger - Muskingum University
2022 - Mallory Rosnick - West Libery University
2022 - Hannah Strouse - Tiffin University
2022 - Rhyli Pope - University of Findlay
2022 - Jaelyn Peterson - Walsh University
2022 - Kayla Dykin - University of Findlay
2022 - Jenna Jaffe - Walsh University
2022 - Kaelyn Goodwin - University of Findlay
2022 - Jenna Poulson - University of Findlay

2021 - Alexa Richardson - University of Findlay
2021 - Sarah Lacher - Tiffin University
2021 - Jade Torres Heidelberg University
2021- Rachel Koller - Concord University
2021 - Emily O'Dee - Bellarmine University
2021 - Paige Alford - Charleston University
2021 - Kenzie Hilling - Bucknell University
2021 - Sara Tailford - Indiana University of Pennsylvana

2021 - Olivia Pelfrey - Cleveland State University 
2021 - Cassidy Shaffer - Ashland University
2021 - Bailie Young - St.Leo University
​2021 - Boo Sturgill - Carson Newman University

​2020 - McKenzie Bump - Ohio State University 
2020 - Lindsey Potter - Ohio State University 
2020 - Bryn Elliott - Walsh University
2020 - Kirsten Kracht - Heidelberg University

2020 - Leah Potter - Mount Vernon Nazarene University
2020 - Brianna Mccown - Marshall University
2020 - Alyssa Back - Ohio Wesleyan University

2020 - Makala Jauregui - Oakland University
2020 - Kayari Suganuma - Hillsdale college
2020 - Kali Brickman - Rio Grande University
2020 - Payton Cox - Boston College
2020 - Jade Espinosa - Charlestown University
2020 - Alyson Quinlan - IPFW
2020 - Hannah Duncan - Walsh University
2020 - Cami Compson - Pittsburg University
​2020 - Makayla Ferguson - University of Charleston

2019 - Addy Rooker - Ohio Christian University
2019 - Lanie white - Indiana Purdue Ft Wayne
2019 - Payton Gottshall - UT Martin
2019 - Chloe Barton - University Northwestern Ohio
2019 - Haylee Frost - Ashland University
2019 - Kaitlyn Carney - Ashland University
2019 - Megan Pentz - Mount Vernon Nazarene University
2019 - Kait Briggs - University of Findlay
​2019 - McKinley Alberts - Urbana University
2019 - Ash Fite - Urbana University
2019 - Lexie Mattix - Urbana University
2019 - Macee Marcum -
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
2019 - Hope Straight - Ohio State University
2019 - Sarah Moats - Walsh University

2018 - Carly Turner - University of Charleston (WV)
2018 - Rachel Orr - West Point Academy
2018 - McKenna Saunders - Colgate University
2018 - Lauren Griffith - Oakland University
2018 - Hallie Bennett - Ashland University
2018 - Kate Loughman - Walsh University

2018 - Hanna Griffin - Cleveland State University
2018 - Taylor Duncan - Cleveland State University
2018 - Baylee Hobeika - Thomas More College
2018 - Lexie Hilling - Wright State University
2018 - Meredith Keel – Wright State University
2018 - Lauren Griffith – Oakland University

2017 - Madi Drabick - Ohio Wesleyan University
2017 - Aimee Duckworth - Ohio Wesleyan University
2017 - Alexandra Depue - Walsh University
2017 - Alyssa Jauregui – Lemoyne College
2017 - Abby Ehrenborg - University of Dayton
2017-Jessica Rock - Walsh University
2017- Mikayla Newland - University of Akron
2017 - Faith Bogard - Tiffin University
2017 - Kalle Colemen - Morehead State University
2017 - Mackenzie Soma - Wright State University

2016 - Lacey Swafford - West Point Academy
2016 - Hannah Futo - Fairfield College
2016 - Parker Conrad - University of Missouri
2016 - Tori Hart - Tennessee State University
2016 - Hanna Howery - Mercey College
2016 - Sam Kilbane - Liberty University
2016 - Erin McConnell - Muskingham University
2016 - Vega Theophilus - Northern Kentucky University
2016 - McKenna Coffman - Eastern Illinois
2016 - Jessica Wilson - Ashland University
2016 - Kasey Morris - Otterbein University
2016 - Bailee Faulkner - Urbana University
2016 - Ashley Post - Butler University
2016 - Raygan Reyes - Muskingum University
2016 - Hallie Ward - Kent State University
2015 - Salwa Al-Hajabed- University of Toledo
2015 - Nicole Doyle - Case Western - Ohio
2015 - Sam Vincent  - Emory  GA
2015 - Kori Locke –  Wheeling Jesuit

2015 - Taylor Rahach - Coastal Carolina University
2015 - Savana Casto - Heidleburg University
2015 - Carly Skeese - University of Rio Grande
2015 - Katie Manahan - Ashland University
2015 - Maria Simmonds - Ohio Dominican University
2015 - Kylie Asmus - Ohio Northern University
2015 - Avery Wakefield - Eckerd College

2014 - Shaye Kuhlman - Ashland University
2014 - Danielle Wolgomot - Cedarville University
2014 - Logan Eppich - Cedarville University
2014 - Kaitlyn Woerner - Cedarville University
2014 - Hannah Smith - Otterbein University
2014 - Katie Watson - College of the Holy Cross

Visit our Alumni page for more signings!
The Ohio Stingrays organization was founded in 1984 by Bill Fish and Norm Chambers. After years of competing solely as an 18U Gold Team, Tim Kazmier and Tunney King expanded the organization to include elite level teams at all age groups. Tim Kazmier retired from the Stingrays in 2005 and moved to Kentucky where he had a Stingray team there for one year. Tunney King then became the director of the organization and the tournament and stayed until he retired from softball after the 2007 tournament. Duties were then split up with Mike Marcum and Pat Toler becoming co-directors for the day-to-day management of the organization and Rudy Zych being responsible for the management of the tournament. With Pat's subsequent softball retirement after the 2009 tournament, Mike became President of the Ohio Stingrays organization. In July 2021 Chad Dennis became the latest President.

Since the organization's founding in 1984, the Ohio Stingrays have been based on the principle that doing things the right way leads to incredible results both on and off the field. The coaching staff practices high-positive coaching techniques while expecting maximum effort at all softball related activities. Academic commitment is expected of all our young athletes along with family based support for community involvement.

The Stingrays Tournament was started in 2001 at the Pickerington Central Softball Complex with Mark Tamanini being the driving force behind it after being inspired by the family-style effort he saw and experienced at a Top Guns tournament in Ashtabula the previous summer. After two successful years at Pickerington Central, which led to the need for more fields, the tournament moved to OSU's Fred Beekman Park in 2003 with Mark's son Matt, who was a student there at the time, helping with the efforts to secure the fields. Once the tournament moved to OSU, Mark and his wife Annie tied the tournament into supporting the Stefanie Spielman Fund because they wanted to use sports as a means of supporting community service to show that there are more important things in life than simply trying to win a game. For the 2010 tournament, an NFCA administered recruiting camp was added on the front end with Mike Marcum serving as the driving force behind that effort with the NFCA. As well, the tournament expanded back out to it's roots at the Pickerington Central Softball Complex for the 14U age group so that more 16U and 18U teams could be added at Fred Beekman Park. In 2011 we introduced our first 23U and in 2012 our first 9U team. In 2015 the tournament expanded again and the Hilliard facility was added. 2017 brought a yet another change to the organization, long time Stingray coach and vice president Terry Morman officially retired and Marc George assumed the role. Marc left in 2017 with another organization. In 2018 the organization again split the duties and Chris Back Became co-director with Mike for the day to day operations.

Later that year Rudy Zych retired as tournament director, staying on as organizational treasurer and three former Stingrays took the tournament directors responsibilities over, Cheryl Cale, Bailee Marcum and Kylee Marcum. In 2019 Chris Back became President.
Many thanks goes out to all of those early Stingray families who worked so hard to get the tournament up and running. Led by Mark Tamanini's vision along with Tim Kazmier's and Tunney King's support, Annie Tamanini's efforts at organizing the concessions, Matt Tamanini's work with the playing brackets, Rodney Gustine's effrots at organizing the Stingray families into an effective field maintenance force, Tim Housh's work on bold colored tournament shirts and Jeff Seeds' efforts at coming up with unique awards each year, the Stingray Tournament prides itself on attention to detail backed by a family-style work effort to provide the best possible playing experience for our guest teams. As well, we are proud to support community service with our contributions to the Stefanie Spielman Fund.


President - Chad Dennis -chaddennnnnislca@yahoo.com

Vice President -
Showcase Tournament Director:
Bailee Marcum - ohio.stingrays.td@stingraysfastpitch.com 

Kylee Marcum ohio.stingrays.td@stingraysfastpitch.com
Assistant Tournament Director:

Athletic Training Staff (Licensed):
Ohio State Sites
Pickerington Central
Pickerington North

Real Time Web-based Updates & Information Provided By:
Obsidian Design


Communication Services Provided By:
One Call Now

Photographic Services Provided By:
O'Shea Photography

Official Scorekeeper:
Katalin Beck

College Coach Hospitality Tent Hosts:

Field Maintenance Manager:

Tournament Shirts Manager:
Kylee Marcum

Hilliard Site Manager:
Bailee Marcum (TD)/ Kylee Marcum (ASST TD)

Obetz Site Manager:
Cheryl Cale

Pickerington Central Site Manager:
Alyssa Back

Pickerington Central Concessions:
Pickerington Central Softball Club

Pickerington North Site Manager:
Maddi Brabick

Pickerington North Concessions:
Pickerington North Softball Club

Tournament Awards Provided By:
Capital Awards

Tryouts Director:
Chris Back


The Ohio Stingrays are a 501(c)(3) organization.

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