Softball prodigy on display in Bellefontaine


Taran Avelvo throws a pitch for Bloom Carroll in Saturday’s Division III regional final softball game at Bellefontaine’s Blue Jacket Park. Avelvo struck out 16 batters in her team’s 19-3 six-inning win over Elmwood. Just a junior, Avelvo has already accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Washington. She threw back-to-back no-hitters earlier in tournament play. (EXAMINER PHOTO | TONYBARRETT)