CoEd Varsity Baseball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- May 11, 2022
- TIGERS: 9
SOLON HIGH SCHOOL: 12
Chagrin Falls finally got the bats going, but unfortunately so did Solon as the Comets outscored the Tigers 12-9. Will Graham started and pitched 4 innings. Graham gave up 5 runs, 2 earned, on 6 hits while walking 2 and striking out 5. Graham took the loss and is now 1-3 on the season. Sven Nielsen went .2 innings and gave up 6 runs, 1 earned, on 2 hits while walking 2. Drew Mergenhagen pitched 2.1 innings and gave up 1 run on 3 hits while walking 3 and striking out 3.
Chagrin trailed 3-0 going into the bottom of the 1st inning. In the bottom of the 1st inning, Donny Hardy led off with a single up the middle. Hardy moved to 2nd on a wild pitch. Brett Vaccaro followed with a walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd. After an out was made, Hardy stole 3rd and Vaccaro followed to put runners on 2nd and 3rd. Andrew Kirkpatrick hit a fly ball to center for a sacrifice fly to score Hardy and make the score 3-1.
Chagrin tied the game in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Vaccaro led off the inning with a double in the left-center gap. Vaccaro moved to 3rd on a throwing error by the pitcher trying to pick him off at 2nd base. Leo Fornara followed with a single up the middle to score Vaccaro. After an out was made, Fornara stole 2nd. Calvin Hill then popped out down the right field line. The 2nd baseman threw the ball to 3rd and the ball got by the 3rd baseman and went out of play allowing Fornara to score from 2nd base.
Solon took a 5-3 lead in the top of the 4th inning and then scored 6 more in the top of the 5th inning to make the score 11-3. The Tigers did not quit and came right back in the bottom of the 5th inning. Brett Vaccaro led off the inning by reaching on an error. After an out was made, Andrew Kirkpatrick singled to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Calvin Hill singled to left to load the bases. Nick Calabrese and Gavin Stevens hit back to back singles to score Vaccaro and Kirkpatrick to make the score 11-5. Andrew Bazzone was hit by a pitch to cut the lead to 11-6. Drew Mergenhagen singled to score Calabrese to make the score 11-7.
Solon scored a run in the 6th, but the Tigers came right back in the bottom of the 6th to score a pair. Leo Fornara walked and Kirkpatrick followed with a bomb over the right field fence to make the score 12-9. Unfortunately, the Tigers threatened in the 9th but couldn’t score.
Andrew Kirkpatrick was 2-3 with 2 runs scored, a home run and 3 RBI. Brett Vaccaro was 2-4 with a double and 2 runs scored. Nick Calabrese was 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Gavin Stevens was 2-4 with an RBI. Chagrin Falls is now 14-9 overall.