On Saturday, May 13th, the Boys Varsity Baseball Team hosted rival Brecksville-Broadview Heights in the OHSAA Sectional Final matchup. The Bears scored 7 runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 7 to 0 lead. The Bears hung and defeated the Bees 9 to 4. Derek Ritterbusch earned the win by tossing 4 and 1/3 innings surrendering 4 runs, 5 hits and striking out 5. TJ Hoffman closed the game out with 2 2/3 innings of relief pitching giving up only 2 hits and 1 walk. The Bears pounded out 11 hits. TJ Hoffman went 2 for 4 with 1 run. Nick Farrell went 2 for 4 with 1 run, 1 RBI and a double. Zach Mueller went 2 for 3 with 1 run and 1 RBI. Domenic Carriero, Tommy Wishnosky, Ryan O’Malley, Jacob Wilmann and Dominic Palko each had 1 hit.
The Bears will now move on to the OHSAA District Semifinals against Medina High School at Barberton High School on Thursday, May 18th at 4:30 PM. If they win, they will play in the OHSAA District Finals against the winner of the Brunswick/Hoban matchup on Friday, May 19th at 4:30 PM at Barberton High School. GO BEARS!!