CoEd Varsity Baseball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- May 18, 2022
- TIGERS: 8
COVENTRY HIGH SCHOOL: 0
Chagrin Falls won a Sectional Championship with an 8-0 victory over Coventry. Leo Fornara had a dominating performance as he threw a complete game shutout…and a no-hitter…to help lead the Tigers to a victory. Fornara was tremendous as he struck out 13 batters and walked only 1. Coventry never had a runner even get to 2nd base. Fornara improves to 5-2 on the season. Fornara also set the new single season record for strikeouts as he now has 96 on the season. The previous record holder was Bob Shutts in 1963 who had 94.
Chagrin took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning. Brett Vaccaro was hit by a pitch and moved to 2nd on a throwing error by the pitcher trying to pick him off. Vaccaro moved to 3rd on a wild pitch and scored on a balk call.
In the bottom of the 2nd inning, Nick Calabrese led off with a laser over the centerfielder’s head for a double. Gavin Stevens followed with a bunt single perfectly placed down the 3rd base line to put runners on 1st and 3rd. Stevens stole 2nd. After an out was made, Drew Mergenhagen was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Donny Hardy followed with a walk to force in a run and make the score 2-0. Vaccaro lined a single up the middle to score a pair and make the score 4-0. Fornara doubled to the right center gap to score Hardy and Vaccaro to give Chagrin a 6-0 lead.
Chagrin scored another run in the bottom of the 4th. Drew Mergenhagen walked and scored on Donny Hardy’s double to the right centerfield gap. The Tigers scored the final run of the game in the bottom of the 5th. Calabrese reached on an error. After an out was made, Andrew Bazzone was hit by a pitch. Drew Mergenhagen singled home Calabrese for an 8-0 lead which is how the game ended.
Brett Vaccaro was 2-3 with 2 runs and 2 RBI. Donny Hardy and Leo Fornara each had 2 RBI. Chagrin Falls is now 16-10 on the season.