Thoughts on a Sunday spent watching the U.S. Open, which by the time it ended felt surprisingly like the last football game of the season, only not so Super!
The Road Back Home…There comes a time in your life when you discover what you’ve lost in the course of gaining what you have. And sometimes getting back to where you’ve been takes a little help. On the occasion of another Father’s Day, a story about how time, like the song says, just slips away.
Hitter Magnified…Baseball was meant to be played aggressively, and safely. But recent changes in the game have made safety a one-sided proposition. Batters stand too close to the plate and have every advantage, while pitchers are sitting ducks trying to throw to a diminished strike zone. A matter of clarification about baseball, competition, and the pitcher simply protecting himself…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Covering the past month, the best of comments received from Press Pros readers…on our coverage of baseball, on “Hardball”, on “Memorial Day”, “Excuseland”, the “Hal McCoy” Scholarship, and one notable correction!
Baseball’s over, softball’s over, and now the best/worst two months of the year for most that call themselves high school sports fans…waiting for opening night of football!
After a seven year drought Newark Catholic reclaims a familiar position…state baseball champions of Division IV.
In Division I: Moeller became the second team in the tournament to win back to back titles, besting Cleveland St. Ignacius 7-1. Lefthander Zach Logue pitched a complete game 2-hitter to give the Crusaders their seventh state title in baseball.
Faith Rewarded…Wheelersburg withstood uncharacteristic adversity Saturday to claim its second consecutive Division III OHSAA baseball title. Remember the old slogan, “You gotta’ believe?” Read more about it in the latest Press Pros inside feature from the 86th annual state tournament.
St. Ignacius withstood a furious comeback by Gahanna Lincoln to win Saturday’s second Div. I semi-final game; and for their efforts they get…Moeller!
Moeller’s Riley Mahan went 5 for 5 and tied a state record as the Crusaders swept past Aurora in the Division I semi-finals, leaving little doubt that the Crusaders are more than capable of defending their 2012 title. Read more in today’s first report from the state tournament.
Closure For Crestview…Lefthander Damian Helm struggled against the aggressive hitting and base running of six-time state champion Newark Catholic in the Division IV semi-final, losing to the Green Wave, 9-1. Read more in our latest Press pros feature report from the state tournament in Columbus.