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May 20th, 2018
The season is officially over and it sure was a wild ride. The varsity finished its season on Wednesday with a 9 inning 3-2 loss to Mogadore in the District Semi-Finals. On the season the varsity was 13-15 and 9-4 in the EOAC which was good for a 2nd place finish in the league. The EOAC All-League Selections will be held tonight at Leetonia so stay tuned to hear about the honors I’m sure a number of our players will take in. Additionally, the spring sports awards banquet will be held on Monday at 6 PM. We will start in the auditorium and move to the Commons.
I have posted a number of important reminders and information for the summer which you can access by clicking the following links:
Statistics: I have posted the final statistics through our 28 games. You can access the statistics here or use the menus at the top of the page.
Final Thoughts: I would like to thank everyone for a very enjoyable season from the players, the parents and the administration. I saw vast improvements in all our players and feel that we are continuing to head in the right direction. Our senior leadership, specifially AJ Perkins and Zach Fahs, was outstanding and really helped create a positive culture for our program throughout even when we were experiencing tough times. These two players were exceptional both on and off the field and will be missed greatly. The Varsity team played 28 games this year and that was one of the most around and that is due to the quality of our field and the willingness of our players, parents and administration to go anywhere to play. We picked up games throughout April with a days notice and everyone was always on board. We traveled to Sandusky for scrimmages and to Perry on the Lake for a Wood Bat Invitational. Our JV team played 16 games this year, which is more than a lot of varsity squads around. Despite the record, our JV’s got to play a lot of baseball and will be key contributors in the future of our program. Our JV’s always play fierce competition from schools much bigger than us which I like because it gives them the opportunity to see how baseball should be played and goals to aim for.
Next year should bring great things to our program as long as the players continue to buy in to what we do and work to get better in the offseason. We are holding workouts all summer long and will be playing baseball at Firestone the majority of the summer also. These are great ways to get better. Stay tuned in the fall for our open cage schedule which will be here before you know it.
Thank you again to all those who helped out this season as we wouldn’t have been able to do it without you. I want to give a special shout out to Mrs. Kenneally who was integral in getting our Purse Bingo up and running and becoming the huge success that it was. Because of the money raised we were able to do some things for the players throughout the year and I continue to have big plans for the program and the field at Firestone Park.
Thank you and as always Go Clippers!!