The Reader Speaks….June 25, 2018

Delayed for a couple of weeks by matters beyond your control, we belatedly share some thoughts of readers over the past six weeks - on state tournament baseball, Buckeye baseball, Stan Wilker, and no good deed goes without at least some argument, apparently! Enjoy the latest comments from Press Pros readers.

First Person Interviews

View All Videos

Recent Articles
McCoy: C-J Does It Their Way To Take Division II Title
Jun
3

McCoy: C-J Does It Their Way To Take Division II Title

It hadn’t happened for a long time…a baseball title in the city of Dayton. But Chaminade-Julienne made history Saturday night by winning the city’s first since 1970, when it was won by…Chaminade! Read about the game from Hal McCoy in today’s Press Pros feature.

Share
Read More
Buckeyes’ Season Ends, Kinda’ Quietly, To UNCW In Regional Loss
Jun
2

Buckeyes’ Season Ends, Kinda’ Quietly, To UNCW In Regional Loss

Ohio State’s season came to an end with a 36-24 mark, and a 4-3 loss to UNC-Wilmington in the NCAA regional in Greenville, North Carolina. The difference in ‘hits’ had a lot to do with it. Read more in today’s latest Buckeye update.

Share
Read More
Buckeyes’ Season Ends, Kinda’ Quietly, To UNCW In Regional Loss
Jun
2

Buckeyes’ Season Ends, Kinda’ Quietly, To UNCW In Regional Loss

Final Numbers…Ohio State’s season came to an end with a 36-24 mark, and a 4-3 loss to UNC-Wilmington in the NCAA regional in Greenville, North Carolina. The difference in ‘hits’ had a lot to do with it. Read more in today’s latest Buckeye update.

Share
Read More
McCoy: Coldwater’s Division III Run Ends Because Of South Range Glovework
Jun
2

McCoy: Coldwater’s Division III Run Ends Because Of South Range Glovework

Cavaliers’ quest for seventh state championship stopped by newcomer South Range, which made three game saving defensive plays to win, 3-2.

Share
Read More
McCoy: ‘Eight Is Enough’ For Fort Loramie To Win Division IV Title
Jun
2

McCoy: ‘Eight Is Enough’ For Fort Loramie To Win Division IV Title

Redskins, down 4-0 in the fifth inning, put all eight eggs in one basket, an eight-run inning that featured three triples, en route to an 8-4 win over Hicksville in Division IV title game. Read about the game from Hal McCoy, on Press Pros.

Share
Read More
A Pair Of Aces Deliver CJ And Wapakoneta To The DII Title Game
Jun
2

A Pair Of Aces Deliver CJ And Wapakoneta To The DII Title Game

A state title game is in the cards for Chaminade Julienne and Wapakoneta as CJ’s Ryan Peltier allowed two hits and Wapak’s Gage Schenk three hits to lead their teams to the D-II championship game Saturday. Read more from Greg Billing and our state tourney feature.

Share
Read More
Disastrous Seventh…Buckeyes, Bullpen Fall Late To South Carolina
Jun
1

Disastrous Seventh…Buckeyes, Bullpen Fall Late To South Carolina

What’s In A Name?….Well, South Carolina’s Danny Blair’s name says it all. His three-run home run in the seventh inning erased a 2-0 Buckeye lead in the NCAA regional and led ultimately to an 8-3 Gamecock win. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

Share
Read More
Buckeyes Confident, Motivated For Regional Opener….
Jun
1

Buckeyes Confident, Motivated For Regional Opener….

They are the curiosity factor of the regional tournament, but the Buckeyes are enjoying the atmosphere and attention…and they’re confident that they belong.

Share
Read More
McCoy From The State Tournament: Coldwater Pours Hot Water On Minford
May
31

McCoy From The State Tournament: Coldwater Pours Hot Water On Minford

Coldwater took advantage of its big-game experience…and Minford’s lack thereof, to score early, and often, and win in run-rule fashion. The Cavaliers advance to Saturday’snDivision III state final game seeking their seventh state title in baseball, all-time. Read more from Hal McCoy.

Share
Read More
Buckeyes Sweat Through Media Day At Greenville Regional….
May
31

Buckeyes Sweat Through Media Day At Greenville Regional….

The temperature and humidity are high, as is anticipation for Friday’s opening round of the NCAA regional in Greenville – with three Carolina teams and media all curious about the northern interloper, Ohio State. Read our pre-tourney preview on the field.

Share
Read More
McCoy From The State Tournament: Loramie Gets ‘Ultimate’ Sacrifice
May
31

McCoy From The State Tournament: Loramie Gets ‘Ultimate’ Sacrifice

In the tournament’s first Division IV semi-final game, the Fort Loramie Redskins rolled into Saturday’s championship final on Shane Hilgefort’s sacrifice fly…Jared Middendorf’s pitching. Read more on the game from Hal McCoy. (Update: Loramie will meet Hicksville on Saturday, which beat White Oak, 4-1)

Share
Read More
The Politics Of Baseball Raises Its Questionable Head….
May
31

The Politics Of Baseball Raises Its Questionable Head….

Lest you wonder if politics and the lack of objectivity stays with high school once you move one, consider some of the Big Ten honors and the All-American teams that were announced this week.

Share
Read More
Tyler Cowles, And The Story Of Stories…As The Story Rolls On
May
30

Tyler Cowles, And The Story Of Stories…As The Story Rolls On

The best long shot story of this 2018 Ohio State baseball season continues to be the metamorphic turnaround of Buckeyes left fielder Tyler Cowles. And when you consider his numbers, it shows how far you can actually come…if you set your mind to it.

Share
Read More
Still The Best Weekend Of The Year….
May
30

Still The Best Weekend Of The Year….

What Makes The State Baseball Tourney So Special? Well, eight years ago no one dreamed that a skinny outfielder from Madeira would grow up to be the left fielder for the Boston Red Sox. And there’s more good reason for seeing this weekend OHSAA state baseball tourney. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

Share
Read More
Donny Yingst, And A Sadness Of The Heart…
May
29

Donny Yingst, And A Sadness Of The Heart…

It’s always sad to lose someone, seemingly before their time. It’s even sadder when such a loss is so great to the community they leave behind. A Press Pros encore story remembering one of Covington’s best…and favorites!

Share
Read More
May
28

Area Schools, Cliches’, And What To Expect In The Semi-Final Round….

They used to be younger, now they’re just young…and playing this weekend for the the Division IV state baseball crown. Jeff Sanders’ Fort Loramie Redskins will be seeking their third baseball title when they meet Garfield Heights Trinity in Thursday’s Division IV semi-final. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

Share
Read More
Ohio State Runs Out Of Arms, Falls To No.1 Minnesota
May
26

Ohio State Runs Out Of Arms, Falls To No.1 Minnesota

Ohio State’s tired bullpen collapsed in the sixth inning against Minnesota Saturday, resulting in the team’s elimination from the Big Ten tournament after reaching the semifinals.

Share
Read More
Comeback For The Ages…On To Columbus For Fort Loramie!
May
26

Comeback For The Ages…On To Columbus For Fort Loramie!

The Fort Loramie Redskins season seemed to be over after 4 innings, but a once in a lifetime performance by a Redskin junior saved the day and sent the Redskins to Columbus for the first time since 2010. Joe Neves was there, and writes about it in today’s Press Pros.

Share
Read More
Unexpected Heroes Help OSU Past Michigan In Big Ten Tournament
May
25

Unexpected Heroes Help OSU Past Michigan In Big Ten Tournament

Seth Kinker and Tyler Cowles still had their say, but a cast of unlikely characters provided Ohio State with the extra boost needed to move on to the final four of the Big Ten tournament.

Share
Read More
How I Learned To Appreciate ‘Memorial Day’…….
May
25

How I Learned To Appreciate ‘Memorial Day’…….

The celebration of a national holiday can be traced to November of 1863 and Abraham Lincoln’s address on the battlefield of Gettysburg, consecrating the final resting place of those who fell in defense of the American union. Read more in a special Memorial Day Press Pros feature.

Share
Read More

For Your Information...