Browns Draft Recap: 2017 NFL Draft

Story written by Tim Whelan:

BRUNSWICK, OHIO — 2017 NFL Draft has finally ended. Another year of new, fresh blood in Berea. The Cleveland Browns now look forward to OTA’s and training camp. Here are the Draft results for your 2017 Cleveland Browns Draft class:

ROUND 1:

Myles Garrett, Texas A&M, DE, No. 1 overall

Jabrill Peppers, Michigan, Hybrid Safety/LB, No. 25 overall

David Njoku, Miami, TE, No. 29 overall

ROUND 2:

DeShone Kizer, Notre Dame, QB, No. 52 overall

ROUND 3:

Larry Ogunjobi, North Caroline Central, DT, No. 65 overall

ROUND 4:

Howard Wilson, Houston, CB, No. 126 overall

ROUND 5:

Roderick Johnson, Florida State, OT, No. 160 overall

ROUND 6:

Caleb Brantley, Florida, DT, No. 185 overall

ROUND 7:

Zane Gonzales, Arizona State, Kicker, No. 224 overall

Matthew Dayes, N.C. State, RB, No. 252 overall

The Browns finish the day with 10 draft picks. After starting the draft with 11. Trading up and down, picking their spots, finding value. That seemed to be Browns main focus. Be aggressive when needed, and sticking to their board throughout the draft.

A NO BRAINER

Reports describe the Browns as “split” on who to take with the No. 1 overall draft pick. The Browns made the correct, decisive decision to take Myles Garrett. The stud, athlete, clear choice for the No. 1 pick.

THE QUARTERBACK SITUATION…

Going into this draft the Browns were linked to several quarterbacks. The list starting with Mentor Native Mitchell Trubisky. Followed by Patrick Mahomes, DeShaun Watson, who was in consideration to be the No. 1 draft choice at point in the offseason. Also linked to players like David Webb, Joshua Dobbs, DeShone Kizer, the Toledo Native. The Browns made their choice. Instead of reaching for a quarterback. The Browns let QB come to them in second round. Deciding to pick Deshone Kizer with 52nd overall pick.

The Browns were very high on Mahomes, if KC did not move up in the draft, the Browns have taken him with the 12th overall draft pick.

WHO WILL BE THE STARTING QUARTERBACK…

Interesting enough, it’s now a full-blown quarterback competition in Berea. With Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler, DeShone Kizer, all competing for the starting quarterback job.

SUPRISING PICK…

Maybe the most surprising, yet controversial pick was the selection of DT Caleb Brantley. Who is currently under investigation for domestic violence. Sashi Brown has made it clear. They will continue to investigate and “are prepared” to cut Brantley if more evidence show up from the case.

FINAL THOUGHTS…

The Browns overall had a very good draft class. One that can change the culture in this organization for a very long time. The Browns may have also found their answer at quarterback with the draft selection of DeShone Kizer.

The Browns missed out on some players in this draft. More specifically at safety, wide receiver, linebacker. Trading down from the No. 12 overall draft cost the Browns an opportunity to draft the likes of Malik Hooker, O.J. Howard, and several other players that were available at that time.

Captains, Hot Rods supsended due to Rain

Story written by — David Costello

EASTLAKE, OHIO — On a wet, stormy day in Northeast Ohio. The Lake County Captains and the Bowling Green Hot Rods has been suspended due to rain. The Hot Rods were leading 2-0 in the top of the 5th.

How did we get here? The Hot Rods got off to a quick 2-0 start by way of 3 doubles in a row that tallied 2 runs. Brady Aiken, the starting pitcher for the Lake County Captains, struggled to get through the first 2 innings. But, manage to right the ship, and got himself through 4 2/3 innings pitched.

As for Bowling Green, pitcher J.D. Busfield had a perfect game through 4 innings pitched. He was steller. But now may loose his chance at history because of the beautiful Northeast Ohio weather.

This game will pick up June 11th, at 1:30 pm. Followed by the next game 30 minutes after game 1 finishes.

 

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.

OHSAA State Wrestling Champions Crowned

Story written by Tim Whelan

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – On the final night of the 2017 State Finals. Wrestling season has come to a close and we have some champions I’d like to point.

First up, Division I. Freshman Julian Tagg (106 lbs.) of Brecksville-Broadview Heights. Tagg seek and claimed his first state title in his high school career. An impressive victory over Zach Shupp. A Junior from Fairfield. Tagg won his match 5-1. In his road to glory, he had one tech. fall, and a pin that got him to the Semi-Finals.

Next up, Junior Matt Fields (126 lbs.) of Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit. Matt allowed a total of eight points the who tournament. Matt won his finals match 4-0 over Jamien Hood. A Senior from Mason.

To wrap up Division I, Senior Nick Kiussis (160 lbs.) from Brunswick. Nick won his match 10-3 over Brendan Price. A Senior from Elyria. Nick was on cruise control from beginning to end. Allowing only seven points.

We now jump over to Division II. Where we will acknowledge two St. Paris Graham Local wrestlers. First up, Junior Mitch Moore (132 lbs.). Mitch is now a 3-time state champion. As I said earlier today, Mitch took on Ben Pusiuk. Senior from Carollton. Why it was a very tough match between the two, Mitch came out on top 2-0.

Next up, Junior Rocky Jordan (152 lbs.) from St. Paris Graham Local. For Rocky, he won his match against Sid Ohl. A Senior from Ashland. Rocky Claimed his second state title as he won 8-0. A decisive win to say the least.

To wrap it up, We go to Division III. Where we now have a 4-time state champion heading to Ohio State University next year. His name is Kaleb Romero (170 lbs.) from Mechanicsburg. Kaleb won his final high school match in style. Pinning his opponent in the first period. He faced Brett Vonderwell. A senior from Delphons St. John’s. Kaleb receive a stand ovation. Or as Austin Carr Color Commentator for the Cleveland Cavaliers would say a “Stand O”! Kaleb saluted the crowd with spelling O-H to the mostly a Buckeye faithful. Get ready Buckeye Nation, we’ve got a potential amazing wrestler coming our way again.

Team winners:

Division I: Lakewood St. Edwards with 151.0 points

Division II: St. Paris Graham Local with 232.5 points

DivisIon III: Mechanicsburg with 118.5 points

Preview OHSAA State Wrestling Finals

Story written by Tim Whelan—

 

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Wrestling is coming to a closed. It’s been another exciting year of wrestling. But now is the time, State Finals time. For the very lucky wrestler’s will be crown champion tonight.

Starting with Division one, in the 113-weight class Senior Braken Mead from Liberty vs Freshman Bryce Hepner from Lakewood St. Edwards. This should be a very exciting and heart stopping matchup. I expect this match to be low scoring tonight. Though I originally thought this could be a high scoring match.

The big story headline tonight will be; Can the Freshman beat the Senior? Only time will tell.
We skip ahead now to the 132-weight class in Division one. Zackary Donathan from Mason vs Allan Hart, a returning state champion of Lakewood St. Edwards. St. Eds has continue its dominants once again this year. I have Allan Hart as the close favorite for this matchup.

In the 160-weight class for Division one, Senior Nick Kiussis from Brunswick will wrestle Brendan Price, Senior from Elyira. This should be a spectacular match. Senior vs Senior. Who will end their career on top? This will be more a defensive match. Whoever gets the first takedown could very well win this match.

Let’s skip ahead to the 132-weight class of Division two. Where Junior Mitch Moore of St. Paris Graham Local vs Ben Pasiuk, Sophomore of Carrollton. Mitch is seeking his third straight state title. This is a match I expect Mitch Moore to control and win lopsidedly. Mitch has a phenomenal tournament and should have no problem tonight.

At the 152 weight-class in Division two, undefeated Junior Rocky Jordan of St. Paris Graham will be facing Sid Ohl, a Senior from Ashland. There might be some pressure involved in this one. Not because of the obvious that it is the finals. But because for Jordan this is about continuing the family legacy.

We end the preview with Division three 170-weight class. Senior Kaleb Romero of Mechanicsburg, against Senior Brett Vonderwell from Delphos St. John’s. Why is this a match to keep an eye. Kaleb will be wrestling for his fourth straight title. Looking to conclude his career as a four time state champion in Division three wrestling.

Updated team standings:

Division One: Lakewood St. Edwards with 143.0 points. Followed by Elyria (113.5), Liberty (112.0), Wadsworth, and Brecksville-Broadview Heights.

Division Two: St. Paris Graham Local with 205.5 points. Followed Canfield (81.0), Wauseon, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA, and Carollton.

Division Three: Mechanicsburg with 104.5 points. Followed by Oak Harbor (83.0), Genoa Area, Rootstown, and Milan Edison.
Tonight’s Finals begin at 5:30 pm.

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.