CoEd Varsity Baseball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- May 30, 2022
- TIGERS: 11
KENSTON HIGH SCHOOL: 1
Chagrin Falls finished up the regular season with an 11-1 thrashing of cross town rival Kenston. The game served as a tune up for each team as they head to the Regional on Thursday. Leo Fornara started and pitched 2 strong scoreless innings. Fornara gave up 2 hits while striking out 4 in his last appearance before his Regional semifinal start against Chardon. Andrew Kirkpatrick gave up a run on 3 hits while striking out 2 in his 2 innings of work. Kirkpatrick picks up the win and is now 9-0 on the season. Gavin Stevens pitched a scoreless 5th inning allowing a hit and a walk.
The Tigers blew the game open with a big 2nd inning. Chagrin scored 8 times in the inning. Andrew Kirkpatrick started the inning with a walk. Charlie Reeder came on to run for him. Nick Calabrese followed with a walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Calvin Hill then hit a laser to the left-centerfield fence for a triple that scored both runners to give Chagrin a 2-0 lead. Gavin Hill walked to put runners on 1st and 3rd. Chagrin scored when Stevens stole 2nd and Hill stole home on the play. Andrew Bazzone walked to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Drew Mergenhagen followed with a sacrifice bunt to move runners to 2nd and 3rd. Donny Hardy followed with a shot in the left-center gap for a double to score both runners and give the Tigers a 5-0 lead. Brett Vaccaro hit another double to score Hardy and make the score 6-0. After the 2nd out was made, Kirkpatrick walked and once again had Reeder run for him. Calabrese followed with another shot to the gap in left-center field for the 3rd double of the inning to score both Vaccaro and Reeder and make the score 8-0.
Kenston scored a run in the top of the 3rd to cut the lead to 8-1. Chagrin came right back with a run in the bottom of the 3rd. Mergenhagen singled to start the inning. Hardy grounded into a fielder’s choice. Vaccaro and Fornara followed with singles to load the bases. Kirkpatrick drilled a ball to deep center field for a sacrifice fly to score Hardy and make the score 9-1.
Chagrin scored twice more in the bottom of the 4th inning. Calabrese walked to start the inning. Drew Blair followed a fly out with a walk to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Bazzone followed with a single through the right side to score Calabrese for a 10-1 lead. Mergenhagen followed with a single to right to score Blair and make the score 11-1, which is how the game ended.
Brett Vaccaro was 2-3 with a run, a double and an RBI. Drew Mergenhagen was 2-2 with an RBI. Vaccaro, Nick Calabrese and Donny Hardy all had doubles. Calvin Hill had a triple. Chagrin Falls is now 19-11 overall.