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May 16th, 2021
It’s hard to believe but this week the tournament begins. After two years its finally to play some tournament baseball again. Additionally, the seniors are officially done with a normal school day. Seniors have a few activities this week and will graduate next Sunday May 23rd. The year truly is coming to a close!
This week the Red squad was 2-2 with two wins over United and two close losses to Hubbard (7-5) and East Liverpool (5-4 in 8 innings). The wins over United clinched the outright EOAC title with an undefeated 11-0 record. East Palestine cancelled the game on Saturday due to internal issues so we will not play all 12 games this season. The game is a no contest which means we will finish off the league season at 11-0.
The Black squad was 1-1 on the week with a win over United on Monday and a loss to West Branch on Thursday. The Black squad has two games left to play this week as it wraps up the season. They are currently sitting at 9-9 on the year.
The White squad wrapped up a 4-2 season this year with two games falling to Western Reserve Academy on Wednesday and Heartland on Saturday. Despite playing only six games the White squad was a huge success. It offered more options for players to see time in addition to the Red and Black games and we saw some great games including the nail biter on Saturday.
We celebrated our seniors on Saturday before the Heartland game. In the game we were able to get all ten seniors in the lineup at the same time for the first time in their careers. It was a perfect day for baseball and a perfect day to honor all the work the seniors have done throughout their time as Clippers. All of our seniors have been important to our program in different ways. Some have been varsity contributors for four years while others have been with us for only a few but as they leave Columbiana and move forward with their lives and careers there is one thing they all have in common. They will always be Columbiana baseball alumni and will leave as Champions.
I will continue to post senior spotlights throughout the week briefly highlighting each senior individually. I am going to try to put together a short video at the end of the season to also post.
Here is a brief outline of this weeks schedule:
**As always, subject to change based on weather or other changes**
Red @ Salem 5 PM
Black vs. Salem 5 PM
Sectional Final vs. Mooney/East Palestine winner 5 PM
Black vs. United 5 PM
Red vs. Western Reserve 11 AM (Tentative)
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Thank you and as always Go Clippers!!