B Page -- April 14. 2010

CSU/Kent Baseball...

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The Kent (19-16) pitchers were on a pitch count for the day. Tallmadge High alum Ryan Mace started it out and went the first three innings.  Addison Dunn followed him and after two innings he was “done.”  Sagamore Hills native Casey Wilson, another Hoban alumnus, threw all of a half dozen pitches in the sixth before he was replaced by Stow High alumnus, Cory Martin, the son of the Kent football coach, Doug Martin.

Ryan Mace

Wilson did retire two batters in his quick in-and-out and Martin got the last out in the sixth. Martin also lasted for 2/3 of an inning before getting lifted in the seventh for Brett Weibley after Midpark grad Jason Haditsch singled to put runners on the corners.

Jason Haditsch

Midpark alum Jason Haditsch


Weibley got the final two outs with only one more run plating, that charged to Martin. Mace was credited with the win because he was on a pitch count and was the pitcher of record when the Flashes went ahead for good. It was his first pitching victory of season against three losses.


There were only two Cincinnati ties in this game on this day, the 69th birthday of baseball’s all-time hit leader, Pete Rose. Kent third baseman Travis Shaw’s father Jeff Shaw was a relief pitcher for both the Reds and Indians. Shaw grew up near Cincy in Washington Court House.


Also, Avon Lake High alum Nick Hamilton played for Xavier last year, but is sitting out the season for the Flashes because of the red shirt transfer although he is with the team that was playing today’s game just a handful of miles from his home.

Avon  Lake alum Nick Hamilton

Game starter Nate Blankemeyer took the loss on the hill for CSU. It was his second setback of the season against one win. Weibley received credit for the save.

B-W/Mount Gals...

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B-W also had scoring threats in the fourth and fifth but was unable to cash in and Mount Union added an insurance score in the sixth to secure the 3-1 win.

For the game, Kobak was 2-for-4 with a triple and Baker was 2-for-3. As a team, the Yellow Jackets left nine runners on base and committed four errors.

On the mound, Baker was the tough-luck loser. She allowed only one earned run on four hits and did not walk a batter in seven innings of work. Mount Union’s Bre Willis allowed one earned run on eight hits and struck out five to pick up the complete-game win.


Fairless alum Bre Willis

In game two, B-W scored one in the first when senior leftfielder Chelsea Saunders (Medina/Highland) doubled and later scored on an error. Mount Union came right back with four runs on four hits and an error in the second and got a grandslam in the third to move ahead 8-1.

Highland's Saunders

After a single Raider run in the fourth, the Yellow Jackets pulled to within 9-3 when Kobak doubled home two in the bottom of the inning. B-W then made things interesting in the seventh when Baker doubled home one and later scored on a single by sophomore second baseman Katie Finley (Vermilion).

Former Sailor Finley

The Jackets then got to within 9-6 on a sacrifice fly by senior outfielder Lauren Sabolik (Strongsville), but eventually left the bases loaded to end the game.

Strongsville's Sabolik 

Baker started and allowed seven earned runs in just two and a third-innings to fall to 12-6. Junior Mackenzie Rohrbacher (Sandusky/Senior) threw four and a third innings in relief and allowed only one run.


B-W/Mount Tennis...

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In singles play, B-W won five of six matches. Junior No. 1 Caitlyn Pecinovsky (Whitehall/Columbus Bishop Hartley) won 6-2 and 6-1, Greene won, 6-4 and 6-3 at No. 2, freshman No.3 player Rebecca Mittler (Elyria/ Catholic) won 6-2 and 7-6 (7-5) at No. 3, Pelosi won, 6-0 and 6-0 at No. 4, and Marshall won, 6-3 and 6-0 at No. 6.

The B-W women next play on Saturday, April 17 when it hosts defending OAC champion Ohio Northern University for Alumni Day at the “Pop” Collins Courts in Berea at 12:00 noon.

Singles competition
1. Caitlyn Pecinovksy (BW-W) def. Kacey Huff (MTU) 6-2, 6-1
2. Jenny Greene (BW-W) def. Krissy Hallett (MTU) 6-4, 6-3
3. Rebecca Mittler (BW-W) def. Tara Biedenbach (MTU) 6-2, 7-6 (7-5)
4. Emily Pelosi (BW-W) def. Mari Miki (MTU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Elyse Underwood (MTU) def. Andrea Essig (BW-W) 6-4, 6-2
6. Katy Marshall (BW-W) def. Courtney Adamski (MTU) 6-3, 6-0

Doubles competition
1. Kacey Huff/Krissy Hallett (MTU) def. Caitlyn Pecinovksy/Rebecca Mittler (BW-W) 8-3
2. Jenny Greene/Emily Pelosi (BW-W) def. Tara Biedenbach/Courtney Adamski (MTU) 8-2
3. Katy Marshall/Andrea Essig (BW-W) def. Elyse Underwood/Mari Miki (MTU)

Elyse Underwood had only Mount singles win

B-W/Mount Baseball...

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After a fielding error in the fifth inning led to three unearned B-W runs, Mount Union found itself down 7-1.

The Raiders rallied in bottom of fifth taking advantage of four walks, a hit batter and a B-W error in the field to plate four runs to make the score 7-5 and get back into the game.
Matt Tracy

Matt Tracy (Pittsburgh/Central Catholic) started the sixth inning with a single, his fourth hit of the game, and later scored on a Britt Williams (Massillon/Massillon Jackson) ground out to bring the score to 7-6 in the sixth inning.

The Raiders got going again in the seventh as Michael Griffith (Louisville/East Canton) opened the frame with a single before Greg Ferrell (Uniontown/Green) drove him home on a double to tie the game.  Ferrell then scored the go ahead run a single from Connor Nell (Powell/Olentangy).
Massillon High alum Bobby Huth

Bobby Huth (Massillon/Massillon Washington) drove in Williams for an insurance run in the eighth inning.

Beau Smith (Fredrick, MD/Fredrick) allowed just two hits in 3.1 innings of relief work to pick up his third win of the season, Cody Colly (Massillon/Massillon Washington) worked the ninth for his first save of the season.  Matt Lambert (Massillon/Massillon Washington) started the game and surrendered seven runs (three earned) over 4.2 innings.
Another former Tiger, Matt Lambert

In the opener, Paul Mariotti (Copley/Copley) scattered seven hits over six innings to lead Mount Union to an 11-2 win.  Mariotti, who started the season coming back from off-season arm surgery, is now 3-0 with a save in his last four starts.

Mount Union pounded out 15 hits and scored runs in four of its six at-bats.  The Raiders blew the game open with a six-run sixth inning with a big hit coming in the form of a three-run home run from Ferrell.

It was his team-leading seventh homer of the year, while Williams, Griffith and Huth each drove in two runs to lead Mount Union at the plate.

Strongsville High alum Jason Lash

Wooster matched the Berg’s run in the bottom of the first with a solo homer to center field.
The Scots would add another run in the fifth with a homerun and three more in the seventh to push the lead 5-1. The deficit would be too much for Heidelberg to overcome.
Six ’Berg players picked up a hit in the game. Leading the way was Lizcano going 2-for-4. Finishing with a hit apiece was Williams, Jason Lash (Strongsville, Ohio / Strongsville)Steve Decker (Maumee, Ohio / Springfield)Zach Colatruglio(Brunswick, Ohio / Brunswick), and Andrew Buelow (Marysville, Mich. / Marysville).

Former Blue Devil Zach Colatruglio