A Page -- June 23, 2011

Walsh Jesuit baseball showcase for the 


Annual baseball showcase to honor Chet Rodgers,
proceeds to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio  — Walsh Jesuit head baseball coach Chris Kaczmar announced today that the school’s annual invitation-only “Showcase for the Cure” (SFTC) will be tomorrow and proceeds from the event will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

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The event also will honor the memory of Walsh Jesuit alumni parent Chet Rodgers, who passed away in July 2009 following a courageous battle with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Although cancer took Chet’s life, his beautiful spirit continues to live within his son Chad ’06, his daughter Tara ’11, and his wife, Beth. 

A loving husband and father, Chet was so proud of his children and especially loved watching Chad play baseball. Despite his struggles with lymphoma, Chet watched Chad take part in two baseball state championships at Walsh Jesuit and become part of the Atlanta Braves farm system after being selected in the third round of the 2006 MLB draft.

Coach Greg Beals, head Baseball Coach at Ohio State University will be the keynote speaker, and 100 of the top prospects that are actually from several states this year will be in attendance.

Brunswick native Jason Reitenbach earns 

All-GLIAC for Findlay's baseball team

Senior Jason Reitenbach and sophomore Tommy Roush were both named honorable mention all-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)  for their performances during the 2011 campaign.

Reitenbach, who was an honorable mention all-conference pick last year as well, hit .342 on the season and scored a team-high 41 runs. He also smacked nine doubles, two home runs, drove in 22 runs and stole a team-high 18 bases.

Roush led the team in hitting with a .354 batting average. He also scored 24 runs, drove in 20 runs and clubbed three home runs.

Grand Valley State’s Cody Grice was named the player of the year and the Lakers’ Bill Maple and Steve Lyon secured the freshman and coach of the year awards, respectively.
Ashland’s Ajay Meyer was awarded with the pitcher of the year award.