Captains Blank Hot Rods for Second Consecutive Night, Win Fourth in a Row

By: Justin McHenry

EASTLAKE, Ohio- The Lake County Captains (7-5) shut out the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays, 6-6) for the second straight game in their 8-0 win Tuesday night in front of a paid attendance of 1,191 at Classic Park. The scoreless streak actually extends back to their last series for a total of 23 1/3 innings and includes seven consecutive pitchers. Aaron Civale (1-0, 1.65) got the win, going six scoreless innings while striking out five.

The second inning started it all off for Lake County when Emmanuel Tapia went opposite field for a 2-run home run. Shortly after, Gabriel Mejia sacrificed in Logan Ice making it 3-0. In the top of the third, Bowling Green put together a minor threat but eventually stranded two runners on base. The Captains capitalized again in the bottom of the third when after a bunt single by Todd Isaacs, Li-Jen Chu grounded into what should have been a double play. Luckily for the Captains, the throw to second was not in time and a throwing error by Bowling Green pitcher Kenny Rosenberg left Chu on first and Isaacs on third. Isaacs then scored on a single by Tapia for his third R.B.I. of the game, making the score 4-0 for the home team.

In the bottom of the fifth, Captains third baseman Jorma Rodriguez stole third base and then scored on a wild pitch. The Captains were able to then load the bases with only one out, which was enough for Hot Rods manager Reinaldo Ruiz to pull their starter Rosenberg. New pitcher Ethan Clark wasted no time in walking the first batter he faced, Luke Wakamatsu, forcing in a run to bring the score to 6-0.

More sloppy play, which has been a recurring theme for the Hot Rods during this series, led to the Captains scoring their final two runs in the bottom of the sixth. An E7 let right fielder Conner Capel get to second base, then a wild pitch sent him to third immediately after. Then Rodriguez blasted a ground-rule double over the wall in right-center to make the score 7-0 Lake County. Bowling Green had yet another wild pitch, which scored Rodriguez giving the Captains their eighth and final run.

Captains Blank Bowling Green Hot Rods for 1-0 Win

EASTLAKE, Ohio- Even with the Cavs taking on The Pacers at home in their opening playoff series and the Captains’ big league affiliate Indians playing The Twins at 8:05, 1,141 baseball fans made their way to Classic Park tonight on a beautiful spring night game for Buck Night Monday.
With both teams unable to produce early, the Captains were finally able to manufacture a single run in the bottom of the 6th inning. With three K’s by the starting pitcher Micah Miniard (0-0, 0.75 ERA), and five more by left handed reliever Ben Krauth (3-0, 0.00 ERA), the Captains held on for their sixth win of this young season and a win at home, which up to this point has been hard to come by.
The Hot Rods didn’t waste any time getting active on the bases with Lucius Fox (not Morgan Freeman from the Dark Knight Trilogy to my disappointment) attempting to steal second in the top of the first. Fox was thrown out by Logan Ice, who did an impressive job in holding opposing base runners in check. Ice also had a beautiful pump fake to second which led to a throw out at third, catching the Hot Rod base runner who got just a little too greedy in the top of the second inning.
In the bottom of the 4th, Captains center fielder Conner Capel got to third after a bad throw by Hot Rod catcher Jonah Heim. Eventually the home team managed to get runners on the corners, but right fielder Jose Medina flied out to end the inning to leave the Captains with nothing to show for their efforts.
In the top of the 5th, Lucius Fox was finally successful in swiping his second bag of the year, leaving him 1 for 2 on the night up to that point. Feeling the pressure, the Captains brought in left-handed reliever Ben Krauth. Krauth got two quick outs and put an end to the Hot Rods’ momentum.
Things did not start out the right way in the bottom of the 6th for Lake County, as third baseman Jorma Rodriguez was thrown out trying to steal second base. A series of throwing gaffes by the Hot Rods allowed Li-Jen Chu to go from first to third, where he was able to score easily on hero-of-the-night Logan Ice’s single.
In the top of the 7th, Lucius Fox got his second stolen base of the night for Bowling Green. Fortunately for the Captains, that would be the final high point for the Hot Rods and the home team was able to cruise to their second home win of this young season.
Game two of the series will be tomorrow night at Classic Park at 6:30 p.m. and will see left-handed Kenny Rosenberg (0-1, 6.75 ERA) take the mound for Bowling Green, while right-handed Aaron Civale (0-0, 2.61 ERA) is on the hill for the good guys.

Captains fall to Loons 6-2 Monday Night

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By Germaine Worthy

The lake county Captains hosted the Great Lake Loons on a beautiful Monday night game. Although the Captains lose 6-2 it started off with a bazaar scenario; lead-off hitter Zach Mckinstry struck-out, argued the call and got thrown out immediately. The captains put up 10 hits, but could capitalize leaving running in scoring position. Oneil Cruz came in for McKinstry at third base and made a wicked diving catch. The Captains starting pitcher Juan Hillmann struggled today going 4 and 2/3 innings and giving up 5 earned runs. A.J. Alexy was the starting pitcher for the Loons and he had a great game going 4 innings and giving up no runs or hits.

The Loons hoped on the Captains early with B. Davis home run in the first inning. Rincon hit a 2 run homerun in the top of the third as well. For the Captains L. Wakamatsu and C. Capel each drove in a run , but it was after most of the damage was done.

This win gives the Loons the first of the season (1-4) and the Captains fall to 2-3. The next game is Tuesday April 11th, first pitch is at 6:30 at Classic Stadium.

2017 Lake County Captains Radio Schedule

As previously announced, AllSportsCleveland.com and BeOnAir.com-All Sports Cleveland on the TuneIn app is the flagship radio home of the Lake County Captains during the 2017 season. All Sports Cleveland will air all 140 games and distribute the Captains Radio Network. WINT and WFUN will air weekend games throughout the season.

Before every game, All Sports Cleveland will present Captains Live; an in-depth preview of the upcoming Captains game. Captains Live will have rotating hosts. The Captains Radio Network broadcast will begin 20 minutes before first pitch of each game with the voice of the Captains Andrew Luftglass.

2017 Lake County Captains Radio Schedule
Date Matchup 1st Pitch Network  

Captains Live

Network Pregame *ASC Postgame
April
Thu 4/6 @ Dayton Dragons (CIN) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Fri 4/7 @ Dayton Dragons (CIN) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sat 4/8 vs Dayton Dragons (CIN) 6:30 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM
Sun 4/9 vs Dayton Dragons (CIN) 1:30 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 12:30 PM 1:10 PM
Mon 4/10 vs Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Tue 4/11 vs Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Wed 4/12 vs Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Thu 4/13 @ Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Fri 4/14 @ Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 7:05 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Sat 4/15 @ Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 2:05 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 1:00 PM 1:45 PM
Mon 4/17 vs Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Tue 4/18 vs Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Wed 4/19 vs Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Thu 4/20 @ West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 6:35 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:15 PM 9:30-10pm
Fri 4/21 @ West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 6:35 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:15 PM
Sat 4/22 @ West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 4:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 4:00 PM 3:40 PM
Sun 4/23 @ West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 1:00 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 12:00 PM 12:40 PM
Mon 4/24 @ Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 6:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:00 PM 5:45 PM 9-10pm
Tue 4/25 @ Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 6:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:00 PM 5:45 PM 9-10pm
Wed 4/26 @ Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 2:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 1:00 PM 1:45 PM 5-6pm
Thu 4/27 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Fri 4/28 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 6:30 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM
Sat 4/29 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 6:30 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM
Sun 4/30 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 1:30 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 12:30 PM 1:10 PM
May
Tue 5/2 @ Cedar Rapids Kernals (MIN) 7:35 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Wed 5/3 @ Cedar Rapids Kernals (MIN) 7:35 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Thu 5/4 @ Cedar Rapids Kernals (MIN) 7:35 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Fri 5/5 @ Quad Cities River Bandits (HOU) 7:35 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Sat 5/6 @ Quad Cities River Bandits (HOU) 7:35 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Sun 5/7 @ Quad Cities River Bandits (HOU) 2:15 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 1:30 PM 1:55 PM
Mon 5/8 vs Beloit Snappers (OAK) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Tue 5/9 vs Beloit Snappers (OAK) 11:00 AM ASC, Captains Radio Network 10:00 AM 10:40 AM 2-4pm (Student Section)
Wed 5/10 vs Beloit Snappers (OAK) 11:00 AM ASC, Captains Radio Network 10:00 AM 10:40 AM 2-4pm (Student Section)
Thu 5/11 vs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Fri 5/12 vs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) 6:30 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM
Sat 5/13 vs Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (MIL) 6:30 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM
Mon 5/15 @ Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Tue 5/16 @ Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Wed 5/17 @ Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 10:35 AM ASC, Captains Radio Network 9:30 AM 10:15 PM 1:30-4pm (Student Section)
Thu 5/18 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Fri 5/19 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 6:30 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM
Sat 5/20 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 6:30 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM
Sun 5/21 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 1:30 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 1:10 PM
Mon 5/22 @ Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Tue 5/23 @ Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 10:35 AM ASC, Captains Radio Network 9:30 AM 10:15 AM 1:30-4pm (Student Section)
Wed 5/24 @ Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 AM
Thu 5/25 @ Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 AM
Fri 5/26 @ Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 7:35 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Sat 5/27 @ Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 7:35 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Sun 5/28 @ Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 7:35 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Mon 5/29 @ Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 1:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 12:00 PM 12:45 PM 4-6pm (TBD)
Tue 5/30 vs Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Wed 5/31 vs Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 12:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 11:00 AM 11:40 AM 3-5pm (Student Section)
June
Thu 6/1 vs Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Fri 6/2 vs South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sat 6/3 vs South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sun 6/4 vs South Bend Cubs (CHC) 1:30 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 12:30 PM 1:10 PM
Tue 6/6 @ Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Wed 6/7 @ Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Thu 6/8 @ Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Fri 6/9 vs Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sat 6/10 vs Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sun 6/11 vs Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 1:30 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 12:30 PM 1:10 PM
Mon 6/12 vs Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Tue 6/13 vs Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Wed 6/14 vs Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 12:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 11:00 AM 11:40 AM 3-5pm (Student Section)
Thu 6/15 vs Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Fri 6/16 @ South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:35 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Sat 6/17 @ South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:05 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Sun 6/18 @ South Bend Cubs (CHC) 2:05 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 1:00 PM 1:45 PM
Thu 6/22 @ Dayton Dragons (CIN) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Fri 6/23 @ Dayton Dragons (CIN) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sat 6/24 @ Dayton Dragons (CIN) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sun 6/25 @ Dayton Dragons (CIN) 2:00 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 1:00 PM 1:40 PM
Mon 6/26 vs Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Tue 6/27 vs Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Wed 6/28 vs Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 11:00 AM ASC, Captains Radio Network 10:00 AM 10:40 AM 2-4pm (Student Section)
Thu 6/29 vs Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 6:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM 9:30-10pm
Fri 6/30 vs Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 6:30 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 5:30 PM 6:10 PM
July
Sat 7/1 vs Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sun 7/2 vs Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 4:00 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 3:00 PM 3:40 PM
Mon 7/3 vs Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Tue 7/4 @ Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 6:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 5:00 PM 5:45 PM
Wed 7/5 @ Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Thu 7/6 @ Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Fri 7/7 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sat 7/8 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sun 7/9 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 1:30 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 12:30 PM 1:10 PM
Mon 7/10 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Wed 7/12 @ Peoria Chiefs (STL) 8:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 7:00 PM 7:40 PM
Thu 7/13 @ Peoria Chiefs (STL) 8:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 7:00 PM 7:40 PM
Fri 7/14 @ Peoria Chiefs (STL) 8:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 7:00 PM 7:40 PM
Sat 7/15 @ Burlington Bees (LAA) 7:30 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:10 PM
Sun 7/16 @ Burlington Bees (LAA) 3:00 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 2:00 PM 2:40 PM
Mon 7/17 @ Burlington Bees (LAA) 7:30 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:10 PM
Wed 7/19 vs Kane County Cougars (AZ) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Thu 7/20 vs Kane County Cougars (AZ) 11:00 AM ASC, Captains Radio Network 10:00 AM 10:40 AM 2-4pm (TBD)
Fri 7/21 vs Kane County Cougars (AZ) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sat 7/22 vs Clinton LumberKings (SEA) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sun 7/23 vs Clinton LumberKings (SEA) 1:30 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 12:30 PM 1:10 PM
Mon 7/24 vs Clinton LumberKings (SEA) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Wed 7/26 @ South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Thu 7/27 @ South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Fri 7/28 @ South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:35 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Sat 7/29 @ West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sun 7/30 @ West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 1:00 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 12:00 PM 12:40 PM
Mon 7/31 @ West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
August
Tue 8/1 @ West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Wed 8/2 vs South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Thu 8/3 vs South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Fri 8/4 vs South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sat 8/5 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sun 8/6 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 7:00 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Mon 8/7 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Tue 8/8 vs West Michigan Whitecaps (DET) 12:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 11:00 AM 11:40 AM 3-5pm (TBD)
Thu 8/10 @ Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Fri 8/11 @ Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 7:05 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Sat 8/12 @ Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 7:05 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Sun 8/13 @ Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 2:05 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 1:00 PM 1:45 PM
Mon 8/14 @ Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 7:35 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Tue 8/15 @ Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 7:35 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Wed 8/16 @ Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 7:35 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Thu 8/17 @ Bowling Green Hot Rods (TB) 7:35 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Fri 8/18 vs Dayton Dragons (CIN) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sat 8/19 vs Dayton Dragons (CIN) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sun 8/20 vs Dayton Dragons (CIN) 2:05 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 1:00 PM 1:45 PM
Mon 8/21 vs Dayton Dragons (CIN) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Tue 8/22 vs Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Wed 8/23 vs Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 12:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 11:00 AM 11:40 AM 3-5pm (TBD)
Thu 8/24 vs Fort Wayne TinCaps (SD) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Fri 8/25 @ South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:35 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:30 PM 7:15 PM
Sat 8/26 @ South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:05 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Sun 8/27 @ South Bend Cubs (CHC) 2:05 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 1:00 PM 1:45 PM
Mon 8/28 @ South Bend Cubs (CHC) 7:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Wed 8/30 vs Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Thu 8/31 vs Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 7:00 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
September
Fri 9/1 vs Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) 7:00 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:40 PM
Sat 9/2 @ Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 7:05 PM ASC, WINT, Captains Radio Network 6:00 PM 6:45 PM
Sun 9/3 @ Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 2:05 PM ASC, WFUN, Captains Radio Network 1:00 PM 1:45 PM
Mon 9/4 @ Great Lakes Loons (LAD) 2:05 PM ASC, Captains Radio Network 1:00 PM 1:45 PM 5-7pm (TBD)
*Schedule is Subject to Change.
*Rain Delay programs TBD.

Recap: Wrestling State Championships Round 2

Story written by Tim Whelan –

COLUMBUS, OHIO – On a cold sunny day in the heart of Ohio, round two was a very entertaining beginning to the day. With semi-finals, later tonight, wrestling matches on intensifies to near max levels for all coaches and wrestlers.

With some crazy matches happening today, we get started with Division three big winner Kaleb Romero (170 lb), Senior, of Mechanicsburg. Kaleb won his match by tech. fall 21-6. Kaleb is a three-time state champion seeking to become one of the most elite clubs in all of wrestling, a four-time state champion. Kaleb will be wrestling later tonight again Chris Langguth (170 lb), Sophomore from Rootstown.

Another big winner in Division three is returning state champion Ben Sullivan (220 lb), Senior from New Paris National Trail. Ben won his match by a 10-1 victory. Ben is currently seeking his second state title. Ben will be facing Caide Bunfill (220 lb), Senior from Barnesville.

This Semi-final match up should be a good one. Both tough wrestlers from the top. Caide won his last match of 14-2. I’d expect this semi-final match to be a low scoring match up. Why? Both wrestlers have good defense and can score from angles when you think they have a disadvantage.

Division two pretty much went as expected. Both Wrestlers I mentioned in last nights story won. Those wrestlers being Juniors Mitch Moore (132 lb), and Rocky Jordan (152 lb) from St. Paris Graham Local. Mitch Moore got a quick pin against his opponent. Rocky Jordan had steller win by a tech. fall score of 14-0.

Mitch Moore will be wrestling Hunter Yackee, a Junior from Mansfield. Rocky Jordan will be facing Nick Vespucci, a Senior from Crestwood.

For Division one, the big winners are Brendon Fenton (120 lb), Junior of Elyria. Brendon won his match 9-1 in a very tough match against Brunswick’s Logan Heil, Sophomore. Up next for Brendon, Gus Sutton, Sophomore of Austintown-Fitch.

Updated team Scores:

Division I: Lakewood St. Edwards with 64.0 points. Followed by Wadsworth, Elyria, Liberty, Cincinnati Elder.

Division II: St. Paris Graham Local with 91.5 points. Followed by Wauseon, Canfield, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA, Steubenville.

Division III: Mechanicsburg with 49.5 points. Followed by Oak Harbor, Rootstown, Genoa Area, Milan Edison.

OHSAA State Wrestling Round 1 Recap

Story Written by Tim Whelan

COLUMBUS, OHIO – As winter is ending, it’s that time of year again. Wrestling Championship season is back. With State finals now underway, we will soon find out who the real champions are of 2017.

Division One big winner of the day are Kyle Lawson senior out of Liberty high school. Kyle is a three-time state champion. I’d recommend him to Ohio State. He won his first-round match by pin.

Another winner to keep an eye on that’s due for a state title, Aaron Naples Senior out of Brunswick. Aaron is very tough on the top. Winning his match 15-0 says it all. Barring an injury, like last season, Aaron is due to claim his first State title as a Senior.

Returning State Champion Jaden Mottox undefeated Junior out of Grove City Central Crossing, won his match via pin. Jaden is seeking his second state title.

Division Two big winner is Rocky Jordan undefeated Junior out of St. Paris Graham local, won his match tech fall (15-0).  He is currently seeking his second state title. You may be familiar with the last name Jordan. Well known wrestling family. His Brother Bo and Micah Jordan wrestle at Ohio State. Let’s just say Ohio State could have their eyes on another Jordan.

Let’s talk about another St. Paris Graham wrestler, Mitch Moore. Who is also a junior, a two-time state champion pin his way to the second round as well. Mitch is currently seeking his straight state title.

Updated team standings:

Division I: Lakewood St. Edwards with 32.0 points. Cincinnati Elder, Elyria, Liberty, Wadsworth rounds out the top 5.

Division II: St. Paris Graham local with 40.0 points. Wauseon, Steubenville, Uhrichsville Claymont, and Canfield round out the top 5.

Division III: Oak Harbor 21.0 points. Followed by Mechanicsburgh, Rootstown, Milan Edison, Troy Christian.

 

Baron Cup Championship Sunday Replays

We had incredible action on AllSportsCleveland.com and our exclusive radio coverage of the 2017 Baron Cup. Below is the Championship “Best Of” Timeline as well as full game replays of all the championship games.

Baron Cup III Championship: CVCA vs. Aurora

Baron Cup II Championship: Avon vs. Olmsted Falls

Baron Cup I Championship: Shaker Heights vs. North Olmsted

Shaker Heights Win Second Straight Baron Cup Championship Defeating North Olmsted 8-0

Written by: Cole Liggett

Brooklyn, Ohio – The final game of the Baron Cup came to you as Shaker Heights Raiders (8-2-0) went up against the North Olmsted Eagles (8-1-1). The Raiders wore white jerseys with red trim and rocked the red shells while North Olmsted wore black jerseys with orange trim and was rocking the black shells. Shaker Heights controlled the puck as they took a total of 39 shots compared to North Olmsted’s 13 shots to goal. Shaker Heights came out on top 8 to 0 as they become the Baron Cup I Champions for the second year in a row.

It started off for both teams as a physical game but Shaker got points first as early on in the first period Daniel Ritts hit a goal that made it a 1 – 0 game. Stephen Staffon of the Raiders scored a goal from a Ben Greenberg  assist at the 10:32 mark to make it a quick 2 – 0 game.

In the second period, Shaker Heights went on a roll as they scored three goals to make it a 5 – 0 game. Only 2:28 into the game Ryan Wheeler that was assisted Chris Strnisha that made it a 3 goal lead at 3 – 0. Later in the period at the 1:42 Ben Greenberg hit a beautiful shot that ended up in the back of the net from a assist from Stratton and Anderson.

With seconds to go on the clock Daniel Ritts got a short handed goal from a Britt Anderson assist to close out the middle period with a 5 – 0 lead for the Raiders. Going into the final period of the night, Shaker Heights had a demanding 5 to 0 lead over North Olmsted. It wasn’t enough as DC Benincasa scored a goal from a Campbell / Pollack assist to extend the lead to 6 – 0.

Daniel Ritts had a night he will forever remember as he hit a hat trick of goals to extend the lead to a quick 7 – 0. Shaker Heights final goal of the night came late in the game to seal the deal as DC Benincasa scores another goal to move it to a 8 – 0 score.

Shaker Heights claimed their second straight Baron Cup and plan onto three-peat next year.

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Olmsted Falls Defeat Avon 6 to 1 in the Baron Cup II Championship

By: Cole Liggett

Brooklyn, Ohio – There was not a seat empty inside the John M. Coyne Center for the Baron Cup II championship as the Avon Eagles (10-0-0) went up against the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs (6-4-0). This was their sixth meeting this year alone, as Avon won all five match-ups this season but history changed tonight as the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs defeated the Avon Eagles to a score of 6 to 1 in the Baron Cup II Championship.

In the first period the Bulldogs put pressure on the Avon Eagles as they took many shots early but nothing landed.  A goal by senior forward, Zach Zwiercki at the 4:08 mark to have the Avon Eagles up early 1-0 in the first to give them the momentum early.

Olmsted Falls bounces back and scores a goal to tie it all up at the 8:53 mark from freshman Zach Henley. With 5:34 to go, senior Shane Docherty was put in the sin bin for slashing. Upon that, Avon scores a power play goal off the stick of Cam Wilson to put the Bulldogs infront 2-1 in the first period.

In the middle period, the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs came out hot as they had crisp passing early while Avon had missed opportunities as they could not capitalize off open opportunities that would of put them back into the game.

Avon had more penalty trouble as Jacob Falls goes into the penalty box for cross checking and Owen McDougal for tripping which helped the Bulldogs with opening the third period with a man up.

The third period was a high scoring period for the Bulldogs as they scored four goals in the final 15 minutes of the Baron Cup II Championship and it was all started off with a short handed goal by Bailey Carson that helped Olmsted Falls extend their lead to two.

Shortly after, Patrick Kerr got a goal with 5:30 to go. Avon were desperate as they emptied out the net as it later was a mistake as Olmsted Falls’ Will Moyse hit a empty net goal that made it 5-1 with 4:30 to go. Olmsted Falls answered again as a minute later they extended their lead to 6-1 after a short handed goal by Dominic Conte.

Olmsted Falls defeated the Avon Eagles to a score of 6 to 1 and are crowned the Baron Cup II champions.

Congratulations to Olmsted Falls on your victory.

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Baron Cup III Recap

Adam Eisen

Today’s game between the #3 Aurora Greenmen and the #4 CVCA Royals was incredible. This was a matchup between lower seeded teams that showed the number in front of their team name meant absolutely nothing. We watched two incredible teams lay everything on the line and be proud of the way they played.

The first period was two teams that had the transition game going well and two goalies who were playing the position well from a fundamental position. Aurora had some opportunities that they missed. Would those come back to haunt them later?

The second period saw the Greenmen of Aurora come out really aggressively. They supported the puck well, stayed disciplined and exploited CVCA’s desire to play a perimeter game. CVCA’s goalie, Brooks Montgomery, started to struggle seeing the puck and gave up a goal. 1-0 Aurora at the end of the second period. Oh, and CVCA’s superstar defenseman, Hayden Dickerson left for the locker room with just over three minutes remaining in the period and his team trailing.

The third period seemed to spell doom and gloom for CVCA and their faithful but they stuck with it. Soon the momentum began to shift from Aurora thinking this game was theirs for the taking to playing to not lose the game. Hayden Dickerson was able to start the third period and seemed to be fine. Aurora managed to keep it clean, until that shift in momentum. It became clear that CVCA wanted it more and got it, when they tied the game at 1. Aurora began to feel it slipping away and took a penalty right at the end of the period, with the game heading into overtime.

So for the fourth consecutive game in this tournament, we were getting extra hockey. Overtime starting with special teams is never a good thing but Aurora killed off the penalty. Then, barely two minutes into the extra frame, Dickerson proved how clutch he is as he rifled that sneaky wrist shot of his past Joseph Brockway and won the Baron Cup III for the CVCA Royals.