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High School Roundup (April 25): Garfield baseball wins 10-inning thriller

High School Roundup (April 25): Garfield baseball wins 10-inning thriller


By Tom Nader

Publisher and Editor




The G-Men won a marathon thriller on Tuesday in 10 innings over the Rebels.

Garfield and Crestview battled to a 1-1 deadlock through nine innings before plating a pair of runs in the top of the 10th to pull out the victory.

Junior right-hander Eric Geddes was the master on the mound for Garfield through nine innings. He scattered four hits and struck out seven, giving up the only run to the Rebels in the first inning, then shutting them down the rest of the way.

Geddes, who threw 121 pitches (76 for strikes) handed it off to Vinnie Grandizio for the 10th inning, and he struck out two to close the door on the win.

Offensively, Aidan Hill delivered with a pair of RBI on a 2-for-5 game. Brandyn Bogucki, Jackson Sommer and Geddes all had two-hit games for the G-Men, with Sommer adding the team’s other RBI in the game.



One day after Noah Newman threw a no-hitter against the Spartans, it was Jack Pincoe’s turn to almost duplicate the feat.

Pincoe, along with teammates Hunter Pollock and Jack Batten for a one-hitter. Pincoe went five strong innings, striking out 12.

Meanwhile, the Rockets did all of their offensive damage in the first two innings, leading 4-0 after the first inning, then 7-0 after two.

Braden Craft had a double, single, two RBI and two runs scored, while Pincoe also helped himself out at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and RBI.



The Rovers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, but the Wildcats never panicked and rallied to score the 10-4 Portage Trail Conference victory.

Tyler Pendergast and Cole Reese each had two hit games, with Reese adding a double to his totals. Pendergast had a pair of RBI and also scored two runs. Mason  Williams also scored twice.

For Rootstown, Joe Weaver was the offensive leader with two singles, with Sean Boveington and Landon Rodstrom collecting the RBI for the Rovers.

Reese entered the game in relief for the Wildcats in the second inning and solidified the game. He scattered three hits, navigated around four walks and struck out five.



The Falcons remain hot, topping the host Panthers in MAC play on  Tuesday.

Braxton Baumberger pitched a complete game to improve to 4-1 on the season.

The Falcons’ offense was highlighted by a number of key performances, including Drexal McAmis (triple, two singles and RBI), Kayden Smith (triple and three RBI); Caden Kolesar (two singles and two RBI) and Grady Eader (double and three runs).




The Vikings were handed an extra-inning loss in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference play on Tuesday on the road.

The two teams were tied 2-2 after seven before the Devils scored the game-winning run in walk-off fashion in the eighth.

Jewel Lilley led Waterloo’s offense with a double, single and RBI, while also totaling 12 strikeouts as the Vikings pitcher.

Miranda Long added a double for the Vikes, who are now 4-7 overall and 3-5 in league play.



The Falcons’ bats were electric on Tuesday, busting out 19 hits in the five-inning game.

Megan Schmidt and Mckayla Miller led the attack, with each hitting a home run, with each also adding a single.

Olivia Dyer had a double and single, Lilly Sutkowy had a double and two singles, while Tia Ulrich also had a double and two singles in Field’s offensive explosion.

The pitching was solid, too, for the Falcons.

Maddie Burge started the game and gave way to Dyer, who entered in the fourth. The duo combined to hold the Rockets to just one hit.

Field is now 11-2 overall and 7-1 in league play.

The win was the Falcons’ 699th in program history.



Sam Schectherman highlighted Aurora’s Suburban League triumph with a 3-for-5 day at the plate, including a double and she drove in four runs.

Abby Dalessandro and McKenna Metzgar each had two RBI, while Metzger handled the pitching with a complete game and 10 strikeouts.

Rayna Unverferth also had a three-hit day for the Greenmen.



The G-Men earned a shutout victory, with Juliana Genovese hurling the shutout victory. She allowed just four hits and struck out five.

Garfield’s offense was led by three hits each from Lizzy Moore and Maddy Wilson.

Kolby Fresch added two singles, a double and an RBI for the G-Men.

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