Friday, August 30, 2013

"Bernie" presented with autographed t-shirt

Bernie Wiederwohl '75 is a huge sports fan. Whether it's watching the Benedictine Bengals in action or watching/listening to Cleveland's professional teams, Bernie knows his sports.  

A few years back Bernie followed one Cleveland Indian farmhand from his days with the Lake County Captains all the way to the big league roster.  The player he followed was Chris Gimenez.   Little did Bernie know but Coach Sliwinski & Coach Tomc are friends with Gimenez.  Through the years Gimenez has signed baseballs & pictures for Bernie.  Recently he was kind enough to sign a Bengal Baseball t-shirt for Bernie.  Coach Sliwinski presented the shirt prior to the Bengals season opening football victory over the Normandy Invaders.

Special thanks to Bernie for passing along newspaper articles to all Bengal coaches, for taking tickets at Bengal home games, and supporting all of Bengal athletics.

Fun Fact:  Chris Gimenez is currently with the Tampa Bay Rays.  He has also played for the Seattle Mariners during his career.  Each winter he sends the coaching staff signed baseball cards, pictures and baseballs to distribute to players at the annual spring youth baseball camp.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Meet Coach DiGeronimo

Assistant Junior Varsity Baseball Coach
Grade School: St Paschal Baylon
High School : Benedictine
College: University of Mount Union
Favorite MLB Player : Jason Kipnis
Favorite MLB Team: Cleveland Indians
Coach DiGeronimo enters his 2nd season coaching baseball at Benedictine. Prior to this season, DiGeronimo was a Freshman Assistant Coach at Lake Catholic High School. Coach DiGeronimo will be assisting Coach Patterson on the Junior Varsity level this year. DiGeronimo is a 2008 graduate of Benedictine High School and a 2012 graduate of the University of Mount Union. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Business. He also currently is the Annual Fund and Alumni Director at Benedictine High School.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Bengals to open at Nobby's Ballpark in 2014

The Bengals will open the 2014 schedule with a home game vs Bay Village.  The game is scheduled for March 31 at 4:30pm.  North Coast League action begins with a road game on April 7th at Padua Franciscan.  The complete 2014 schedule will be complete in the very near future.

The last meeting with Bay Village was in 2012.  The players, coaches, parents and fans attending that match-up are still trying to warm-up.  The game played at Bay Village in late March started out on a sunny afternoon.  However, it ended in a tie on a cold snowy night !  The game lasted nearly 3 1/2 hours.  The sun turned into clouds, the wind off the lake picked up which caused the temperatures to drop.  The game went back and forth as it started to rain, then sleet and then finally snow ! With the score tied, snow falling, darkness took over and the umpires called the game.  The game was suspended and never completed.

Fun Fact:  The game was suspended in the top of the 10th inning.  The Bengals had runners on 1st & 2nd w/no outs !!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Coach Russ Honored

Coach Russ was honored for 43 years of " Fun" at the golf-outing.  He was presented with his own golf flag along with a special plaque.

Golf-Outing a Success !

Thanks to all the golfers and all of our sponsors that made this event a great success.

1st Place: Team Erzen
Tom Erzen
John Gaydos
Mike Mucciarone
Kevin Niemczura

2nd Place: Team Kadlub '89
Mike Kadlub '89
Clinton McKoon
Bob Tominc
Mike Tominc

3rd Place: Team "Drew" Ryzner '01
Andrew Ryzner '01
Joe Ryzner '02
Ed Mudridge
Matt Parnin

Thanks for Trying Award:  Team Glasgo
John Glasgo
Adam Kruger
Scott Basom
Tom Welch

Longest Drive Winner:  Mike Mucciarone

Closest to the Pin Winner: Tom Sloat