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2015 OHSAA Baseball State Tournament

Huntington Park, Columbus
June 4-6, 2015

 

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2015 OHSAA Baseball State Tournament Pairings

All Games at Huntington Park, Columbus

Home team listed first. Rankings as of Final Coaches Association State Poll.

 

Division I

Westerville Central (25-6) vs. Cleveland St. Ignatius (26-5), Thursday, June 4, 10 a.m.

#1 Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (29-3) vs. Aurora (22-5), Thursday, June 4, 1 p.m.

Div. I State Championship: Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m. - Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller 16, Westerville Central 0

 

Division IV

#2 Fort Recovery (25-5) vs. #9 Newark Catholic (20-11), Thursday, June 4, 4 p.m.

Hicksville (19-10) vs. Berlin Center Western Reserve (22-5), Thursday, June 4, 7 p.m.

Div. IV State Championship: Saturday, June 6, 1 p.m. - Newark Catholic 6, Berlin Center Western Reserve 0

 

Division II

Columbus Bishop Watterson (24-8) vs. #6 Poland Seminary (27-2), Friday, June 5, 10 a.m.

Sunbury Big Walnut (22-9) vs. #8 Defiance (26-5), Friday, June 5, 1 p.m.

Div. II State Championship: Saturday, June 6, 4 p.m. - Defiance 5, Poland Seminary 3

 

Division III

Canton Central Catholic (24-7) vs. #8 Wheelersburg (26-1), Friday, June 5, 4 p.m.

Cincinnati Summit Country Day (18-12) vs. Genoa Area (25-3), Friday, June 5, 7 p.m.

Div. III State Championship: Saturday, June 6, 7 p.m. - Canton Central Catholic 4, Cincinnati Summit Country Day 2

 

 

Division I

Semifinal #1: Westerville Central 10, Cleveland St. Ignatius 5

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Semifinal #2: Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller 6, Aurora 1

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State Championship: Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller 16, Westerville Central 0

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Moeller Cruises to 16-0 Win Over Westerville Central To Claim Eighth Title
 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller captured its eighth baseball championship in school history with a 16-0 victory over Westerville Central in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I State Championship Game Saturday at Huntington Park.

The eight titles are the second-most of any baseball program in the state, trailing Cincinnati Elder’s 12 titles, and the Crusaders have now won three of the last four Division I state championships.

The 16 runs scored are the most in a Division I state championship game since Upper Arlington scored 20 in 1990, and it is also the largest margin of victory in a Division I title game in OHSAA history, dating back to 1928.

Grant Macciocchi hit an RBI triple to right to give Moeller (31-3) a 1-0 lead in the third, and the Crusaders broke it open with a six-run fourth inning.

Eric Conner and Kyle Dockus each had RBI singles in the fourth, Josh Hollander followed with a two-run single to right. Dockus scored on a wild pitch and Macciocchi had another RBI single to make it 7-0.

Moeller then put the game away with nine runs in the fifth inning.

The Crusaders finished with 15 hits, as Dockus, Hollander, Macciocchi and Conner each had three hits. Macciocchi drove in four runs and also tossed five shutout innings, allowing just three hits, on the mound.

Moeller also stole nine bases, one shy of its state record of 10 in 2012, while Conner matched a state record (all divisions) by stealing three bases.

Westerville Central finished the season with a 26-7 record. The Warhawks were making their first state tournament appearance in school history.

 


 

Division IV

Semifinal #1: Newark Catholic 4, Fort Recovery 0   

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Semifinal #2: Berlin Center Western Reserve 5, Hicksville 2

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State Championship: Newark Catholic 6, Berlin Center Western Reserve 0

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Newark Catholic Shuts Out Western Reserve to Win Eighth State Title

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A five-run fourth inning lifted Newark Catholic to its eighth state championship as the Green Wave defeated Berlin Center Western Reserve 6-0 Saturday in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division IV Baseball State Championship Game at Huntington Park.

The ninth-ranked Green Wave keep pace with Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller, which also won its eighth state championship earlier in the day, for second-most in OHSAA baseball history.

Rob Engle tossed a complete game, three hit shutout to lead Newark Catholic, who also defeated Western Reserve 6-2 in a 2014 state semifinal game. He struck out seven batters and walked two.

Leading 1-0 going into the fourth, Jack Wollenburg blooped a single down the right field line to bring in Joe Moerman, and a wild pitch scored Wollenburg to make it 3-0. Later in the inning, a two-out error by the Blue Devils led to three more runs and gave the Green Wave a 6-0 cushion, which proved to be enough.

Wollenburg and Nic Cavinee each had two hits to lead Newark Catholic (22-11).

This was the 11th state semifinal appearance for the Green Wave since 2002 (15th overall) and sixth championship in that stretch.

Western Reserve, which was unranked in the final state poll, was playing for its first state championship and finished the season with a 23-6 record.
 


Division II

Semifinal #1: Poland Seminary 2, Columbus Bishop Watterson 0

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Semifinal #2: Defiance 8, Sunbury Big Walnut 1

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State Championship: Defiance 5, Poland Seminary 3

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Defiance Earns Third State Championship With 5-3 Victory Over Poland Seminary

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Defiance built an early lead and held on to defeat Poland Seminary 5-3 Saturday in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II Baseball State Championship Game at Huntington Park.

The championship is the third in school history for Defiance (28-5), which also won titles in 2013 and 1992. Poland Seminary (28-3) was playing for its first state title.

Defiance jumped to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Tyler Weaver and Gage Cordray had consecutive RBI singles and Jimmy Bauer smacked an RBI double to left.

Defiance scored again in the top of the second to go in front 4-0, but Poland responded in the bottom half of the inning. Nick Romeo doubled down the left field line to get the Bulldogs on the board, and a Defiance error led to another Poland run to make it 4-2.

Defiance picked up a run on Shay Smiddy’s RBI base hit to take a 5-2 lead in the fourth, but Poland answered with an RBI grounder in the bottom half to cut the deficit back to two runs.

Poland loaded the bases with two outs in the sixth, but Michael Hendricks got a strikeout to end the threat. Poland then brought the tying run to the plate in the seventh with one out, but Smiddy relieved Hendricks and picked up the save with a pop out and ground out to end the game.

Defiance was ranked No. 8 in the final state poll, while Poland was ranked No. 6.

Smiddy and Weaver each had two hits for Defiance, while Hendricks earned the victory with his 6.1 innings pitched, yielding two earned runs. Marty Malenic and Jake Hawkins each had a pair of hits for Poland.

 


 

Division III

Semifinal #1: Canton Central Catholic 3, Wheelersburg 0

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Semifinal #2: Cincinnati Summit Country Day 6, Genoa Area 4

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State Championship: Canton Central Catholic 4, Cincinnati Summit Country Day 2

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Canton Central Catholic Holds on For State Title
 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Canton Central Catholic held off a late push by Summit Country Day to win the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III State Baseball Championship 4-2 on Saturday at Huntington Park.

The title is the third in school history for the Crusaders, who also won in 2011 and 2008. They improved to 26-7 on the season after entering the tournament ranked No. 17 in the state.

An RBI double by Patrick Murphy scored CCC’s first run, and Murphy himself would come in to score on a pair of throwing errors on a failed pickoff attempt to give the Crusaders a 2-0 lead in the first.

J.C. Colangelo singled to start the third inning, took two bases on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Nic Millin’s sacrifice fly to make it 3-0 in favor of the Crusaders in the third.

Drew Savage doubled to left field in the fifth inning to bring in Millin and make it 4-0, but SCD countered in the top of the sixth with an RBI single off the bat of Connor McMurry. A sacrifice fly from John Merritt cut it to 4-2, but the Silver Knights stranded a runner on third to end the inning.

Summit Country Day would then bring the tying run to the plate with two outs in the seventh, but Murphy came on in relief to strike out the last batter to end the game.

Jake Vance earned the win after tossing 6.2 innings and allowing six hits and one earned run. Colangelo had two of CCC’s eight hits on the day.

Mark Peterson and McMurry each had two hits for Summit Country Day, which finished the season with a 19-13 record. The Silver Knights were unranked in the final poll.
 



 


Watch all four 2015 OHSAA baseball state championship games on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel.

 

Division I Baseball – Live – 10 a.m., Saturday, June 6

Division IV Baseball – Live at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 6

 

Division II Baseball – Delayed – 10 a.m., Sunday, June 7

Division III Baseball – Delayed – 12:30 p.m., Sunday, June 7

 

Multiple replays of all divisions will occur throughout the following week.

 


 

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