CoEd Varsity Baseball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Apr 29, 2022
- TIGERS: 9
HAWKEN UPPER SCHOOL: 7
After a rough day on the field yesterday, the Tigers bounced back to win a huge CVC match-up against Hawken 9-7. The Tigers finally got the offense going as they pounded out 14 hits to help get the win. Andrew Kirkpatrick battled for 5 innings. Kirkpatrick gave up 5 runs on 8 hits while walking 2 and striking out 3. Kirkpatrick picks up the win and is now 6-0 on the season. Sven Nielsen pitched 1.1 innings of relief. Nielsen gave up 2 runs, none earned, on no hits while walking 3 batters. Gavin Stevens earned his first save of the season as he pitched .2 innings and got 2 outs in 4 pitches.
Chagrin got the bats going early. Donny Hardy opened the top of the 1st inning by reaching on an error. He promptly stole 2nd base. Brett Vaccaro walked to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Calvin Hill followed with a single to right. Hardy scored on an error on the play. After an out was made, Leo Fornara grounded into a fielder’s choice in which Brett Vaccaro hustled around 3rd to score a run to make the score 2-0.
The Tigers scored 4 more times in the top of the 2nd inning. Gavin Stevens singled to start the inning. After an out was made, Stevens stole 2nd base. Stevens moved to 3rd on a Drew Mergenhagen single, putting runners on 1st and 3rd. Donny Hardy followed with a sacrifice fly to center to score Stevens to give Chagrin a 3-0 lead. Brett Vaccaro singled up the middle and moved to 2nd on a throwing error. Mergenhagen scored on the play to give Chagrin a 4-0 lead. Calvin Hill followed with a triple to right field to score Vaccaro for a 5-0 lead. Chagrin finished the scoring with an RBI single by Kirkpatrick to make the score 6-0.
Hawken cut the lead in half in the bottom of the 3rd inning and scored a single run in the bottom of the 4th to make the score 6-4. Chagrin picked up 2 big runs in the top of the 5th inning. Nick Calabrese singled to start the inning. Stevens followed with a shot to the right center gap that rolled to the fence for a triple. Calabrese scored on the play. Sven Nielsen followed with a sacrifice fly to center to score Stevens to make the score 8-4.
Hawken scored another run in the bottom of the 5th inning to cut the lead to 8-5. The Tigers put an insurance run up in the top of the 6th inning. After 2 outs were made, Leo Fornara singled through the right side. Fornara scored when Nick Calabrese hit a triple down the right field line to give Chagrin a 9-5 lead. Hawken would cut the lead to 9-7 in the bottom of the 7th, but that was as close as they would get.
Nick Calabrese was 3-4 with a triple, a run and an RBI. Calvin Hill was 2-5 with a triple, a run and an RBI. Andrew Kirkpatrick was 2-4 with an RBI. Gavin Stevens was 2-3 with a triple, 2 runs and an RBI. Chagrin Falls is 11-5 overall and 7-1 in the CVC.