The Varsity Baseball Team finished the week by scoring plenty of runs. The Bengals scored 32 runs over a 24 hour period to beat Senate leader Lincoln West 15-5 and state ranked and tradition rich Tallamdge 17-7. The offense is led by Jake Marinelli (.405 2HR 20 RBI), Ryan Kovar (.382 3HR 22 RBI), Tim Szalay (.381 2HR 26 RBI), Zach Walker (.373), Taylor Branisel (.369 4 Triples 22 RBI) and John Hromulak (.369 21 runs 15 RBI). The team is hitting .364 and averaging 9 runs per game. Heading into the second half of the season and the tournament the team is 12-9.
The JV Bengals stayed hot as well... The team traveled to Tallamdge on Saturday and came away with a DH sweep. The team has a 14-2 record. The Freshman team finished the week at 4-7.
The 2010 State Baseball Tournament begins next week. The Bengals were seeded 2nd in the Division II Euclid bracket. The Bengals will play the tournament opener On May 11 vs Cleveland South at Nobby's Ballpark (4:30). With a win the team advances to the Sectional Final on May 12 vs the John Hay/East Tech winner. The game on the 12th will also be played at Nobby's Ballpark at 4:30.
Just a reminder... The game scheduled this Friday vs John Marshall has been canceled. Instead the Bengals (JV & V) will travel to the Northern Ohio Baseball Complex in Strongsville to play St. Ed's (5pm). The Freshman game vs St. Ed's has been moved to Nobby's Ballpark for a 4:30 start on Friday.