CoEd Varsity Baseball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- May 25, 2022
- TIGERS: 6
CLOVERLEAF HIGH SCHOOL: 4
Andrew Kirkpatrick battled for 6 innings and Gavin Stevens closed the door to help the Tigers win their 2nd straight District Championship with a 6-4 victory over Cloverleaf. Kirkpatrick went 6 innings and gave up 4 runs, 1 earned, on 7 hits while walking 2 and striking out 3. Kirkpatrick is now 8-0 on the season. Gavin Stevens earned his 2nd save of the season by pitching a scoreless 7th to seal the victory. Stevens gave up a hit and struck out 2 batters.
Trailing 2-0 after the top of the 1st inning, Chagrin came right back in the bottom of the inning to tie the game. Donny Hardy started the game with a hard ground ball that the 2nd baseman couldn’t handle. Hardy moved to 2nd on Brett Vaccaro’s ground out. Hardy scored when Leo Fornara reached base on an error to make the score 2-1. Fornara went to 2nd on the play. Nick Calabrese worked his way for a walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Gavin Stevens followed with a single to score Fornara and make the score 2-2.
The score remained tied until the bottom of the 4th inning. Drew Mergenhagen singled to right to start the inning. Calvin Hill followed with a walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Donny Hardy laid a perfect bunt down the 3rd base line to load the bases. Brett Vaccaro grounded into a fielder’s choice in which Mergenhagen was thrown out at the plate. Leo Fornara delivered a big line drive single to center to score both Hill and Hardy to make the score 4-2. Fornara moved to 2nd on the throw to the plate. Andrew Kirkpatrick singled past the 1st baseman down the right field line to score Vaccaro and Fornara to make the score 6-2. Cloverleaf scored a run in the 5th and 6th to cut it to 6-4, but the Tigers held on for the victory.
Gavin Stevens was 2-3 with an RBI. Drew Mergenhagen was 2-2. Chagrin Falls is now 18-11 on the season.