The Reader Speaks…June 22, 2017

The latest cmments received post-state tournament from readers with issues over the issues of amateur baseball...extended season, pitch count...and even a few kind words! Take a few moments to read and see how the other side thinks...today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Hal Answers: Volume 5

There’s a little bit of everything in this edition of answers from Hal McCoy – Reds players with funny names…the price of beer in the ‘good ol’ days…progress of #1 draft choice Nick Senzel (pictured)…and whatever happened to the vintage ball bats of the past. Read today’s inside feature if you’re dying to know.

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Three Letters From Fans Of Baseball:  Letter #2
Jun
8

Three Letters From Fans Of Baseball: Letter #2

Our blog from last week on the state of amateur baseball drew swift response from readers in the area and from around the state…who took the time to share their own opinion on the state of a boys game that in the words of one, “is just too simple for the times.” A second letter posted today, simply says, “selfishness and the pursuit of the almighty dollar will eventually kill high school baseball.”

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Three Letters From Fans Of Baseball:  Letter #1
Jun
6

Three Letters From Fans Of Baseball: Letter #1

Our blog from last week on the state of amateur baseball drew swift response from readers in the area and from around the state…who took the time to share their own opinion on the state of a boys game that in the words of one, “is just too simple for the times.” Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Some Best Moments Of 2016-17…And Those That Made Them
Jun
4

Some Best Moments Of 2016-17…And Those That Made Them

Dawn Goodwin (far right, above) had to wait a year for her winning family picture in Ohio Stadium, but it was worth the wait. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and with another sports year passed here are some from Press Pros that remind us of the year’s memorable highlights…today’s inside feature.

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A Different Niemeyer, Another Niemeyer Moment…Minster Wins Div. IV Title
Jun
3

A Different Niemeyer, Another Niemeyer Moment…Minster Wins Div. IV Title

Can You Guess?..Russia’s Jack Dapore (left) agonizes as Minster’s Jared Huelsman (center, right) is mobbed by teammates after scoring the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday, giving the ‘Cats their third state baseball title. One of more memorable games in the history of area baseball…in today’s inside feature.

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Chaminade Loses In Div. II…Eagles Grounded By Tallmadge
Jun
3

Chaminade Loses In Div. II…Eagles Grounded By Tallmadge

Bummer….Chaminade-Julienne’s quest for their second baseball title in school history came to an end at the hands of the Tallmadge Blue Devils, who won their second at the Eagles’ expense. Read the latest update from the state tournament on Press Pros.

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Tournament Shocker:  Warren Champion Knocks Out Berlin Hiland In D.III
Jun
3

Tournament Shocker: Warren Champion Knocks Out Berlin Hiland In D.III

The one and only run….Lucas Nasonti scored in the first inning for Warren Champion, the game’s only run as Champion pulled off the stunning shocker, beating top-ranked Berlin Hiland for the D.III crown. Read the latest baseball update from the tournament on Press Pros.

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The Future Of HS Baseball…And The Elephant In The Room
Jun
3

The Future Of HS Baseball…And The Elephant In The Room

Among the discussion on championship Saturday are plenty of concerns over the future of high school baseball – for the fact of climate, competition for athletes, cost, and plain and simply…priority.

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State Baseball Tournament:  How Russia Won….
Jun
2

State Baseball Tournament: How Russia Won….

A stirring comeback, topped by a ‘sophomoric’ climax, sent the Russia Raiders to Saturday’s Division IV championship game against Minster.

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State Baseball Tournament:  How Minster Won….
Jun
2

State Baseball Tournament: How Minster Won….

The D-IV portion of this year’s State Baseball Tourney will provide the most compelling matchup in this weekend’s season ending tournament. And everyone in Press Pros country will be cheering for a Minster-Russia rematch.

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Special Delivery:  Monnier Delivers Russia To Division IV Final…
Jun
2

Special Delivery: Monnier Delivers Russia To Division IV Final…

Who Da’ Thunk It? The Russia Raiders pulled off a stirring comeback and a dramatic finish to punch their ticket for Saturday’s Division IV final against Minster. Read more about the game and Saturday’s most compelling title game in the latest update from the state tournament.

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Minster Topples #1 Toronto:  As Old As The Game Itself….!
Jun
2

Minster Topples #1 Toronto: As Old As The Game Itself….!

Behind another pitching gem by Aaron Ernst, some age-old baseball wisdom, and frankly, a little luck…Minster knocks out the state’s #1 team to advance to Saturday’s championship round. Read the latest update from the state tournament.

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In Division II:  And Then…A Gem!
Jun
1

In Division II: And Then…A Gem!

Chamindade-Julienne’s Garrett Wissman delivered the pitching performance of his life Thursday afternoon to move the Eagles into Saturday’s Division II championship game. Read more about the tournament in the latest Press Pros update.

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Hiland Wins Tough To Set UP #1 vs. #2 In Division III Final
Jun
1

Hiland Wins Tough To Set UP #1 vs. #2 In Division III Final

In the tournament’s first heart-stopper – it took extra innings for #1-ranked, and undefeated, Berlin Hiland to take down Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, 2-1. Keep track of the state baseball tournament throughout the weekend on Press Pros.

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MAC, SCL, and McCoy Press Pros Endowment Awards Announced…!
Jun
1

MAC, SCL, and McCoy Press Pros Endowment Awards Announced…!

We’re pleased to announce the respective winners of the 2016-17 Press Pros Student Athlete awards for the MAC and the Shelby County Athletic League.

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The Reader Speaks…And Just In Time For The Baseball Tournament
May
31

The Reader Speaks…And Just In Time For The Baseball Tournament

On the eve of the state baseball tournament in Columbus this weekend, we share the thoughts of a number of correspondents over the recent column on the subject of pitch counts in high school baseball. And if the rules makers are reading…they’re going to like what they see. Comments from the tournament in today’s inside feature.

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Dads And Moms…And Graduation!
May
31

Dads And Moms…And Graduation!

If you’re feeling a certain emptiness over the weekend’s graduation – over your son or daughter’s passing through to another, better challenge and the change that comes with it – consider how empty it would if they didn’t have something better to anticipate.

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Memorial Day 2017:  Another Chapter Of Understanding
May
28

Memorial Day 2017: Another Chapter Of Understanding

To fully understand the significance, and the lives honored on Memorial Day, you really need to leave home for a site of the sacrifice at least once in your life. In my case…I make it a yearly pilgrimage. Read more in this holiday edition of our Press Pros inside feature.

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The Number #1 Question (About Minster and Russia)….
May
28

The Number #1 Question (About Minster and Russia)….

There are not so many as what you have in football, but the baseball people out there are already writing to ask if two Division IV teams ten miles apart could win the state tournament, and how?

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Wildcats Hang On And Punch Ticket To Final Four
May
28

Wildcats Hang On And Punch Ticket To Final Four

Minster hangs on for a breath-taking win over Leipsic to gain their bid in next week’s Final Four in Division IV, seeking their third state title. Read more in Press Pros.

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