Hamilton turns in big Opening Day performance, gets homers from Schappacher and Rupp in rout of Badin

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Hamilton High School's Emili Schappacher (3) celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run March 23, 2024, during a softball game against visiting Badin. HHS won 10-0 in five innings. RON ALVEY/CONTRIBUTOR

HAMILTON — Beginning his 32nd season coaching the Hamilton High School softball team, Steve Heckman admits he still gets nervous before games.

“I told them I didn’t sleep,” Heckman said. “I still get nervous and excited.”

Fortunately for Heckman, his squad made sure no angst was needed Saturday afternoon during




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