The College Hawks were rained out in the Cleveland area on Saturday but were able to get in double header on Sunday at the Oregon Ohio Sports complex against two teams from the Toledo League.
Game 1 Hawks 9 versus Tilapia 0
The Hawks batted around during the second inning on the way to scoring 8 runs to take a commanding lead against the Tilapia. The offense was led by Joe Gentile, 3 for 3 with 2 RS and 1 RBI and Sam Fischer 2 for 2 with a double, 2RS and 1RBI. Cory Brown had a big double with two outs to plate 2. Travis Mielcarek started for the Hawks and went 3 innings without allowing a hit. Brent Greenwood and Jake Chipka came in to throw 2 innings each to preserve the shutout.
The College Hawks were back in action on July 15th with a chance to move closer to clinching the regular season title of the Tristate Collegiate League.
College Hawks 4 versus Ohio Baseball Club 1 @ Mercy Field
The visitors from Cleveland arrived for a 6pm contest at Mercy Field with the game time temperatures approaching 100 degrees on the playing surface. In the 2nd inning the home team took a 1-0 lead on a two out base hit by Justin Curry scoring Zack Michael. The visitors would tie the game at 1 in the top of the 5th inning. The score remained tied until the bottom of the 7th when the host team scored 3 runs after two were out. John Joseph brought home the lead run with a solid line drive to left. After a passed ball allowed JJ to take second, Sam Fischer laced a double over the left fielders head for a 3-1 lead. Fischer would score later in the inning to make the final score of 4-1. Both teams had 8 hits and 1 error in a very well-played game. The starter for the Hawks was Alex Ricica (5 inning 3H 1 R), Chris Miller (2inn 1H 0R), Alex Williams (1 in 3H 0R) and Matt Olsavsky (1 inn 1 H 0 R) in a combined effort. The offense was led by Todd Vandercook who was 3 for 4.
The College Hawks travelled to the Youngstown Ohio area to take on the Ohio Glaciers on Saturday 6/29 at Pemberton Park.
Game 1 Hawks - 4 at Glaciers 1
The home team jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the second Glacier batter parked a bomb over the left field fence. That lead would hold up until the third when the Hawks would mount a rally. Zack Michael would lead off with a single and after a fly out Colin Parcher would reach base setting the stage for Hunter Smith, who delivered with a three run bomb to right to give the Hawks a 3-1 lead. Mike Calloway later delivered a two out RBI double to give the Hawks a 4-1 lead. The Hawks were led on the mound by John Fortunato who pitched 6 innings of 3 hit ball with no walks.
Game 2 Hawks- 5 at Glaciers – 6
The Hawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead only to see the home team score 3 runs in the bottom of the second to take a 3-2 lead. The Glaciers went up 4-2 after 4. The Hawks tied it up 4-4 only to give up a run in the bottom of the fifth to fall behind 5-4 after 5. The Hawks came right back to tie it up after 6 only to give up a run in the bottom of the 7th to lose 6-5. The offense was led by Colin Parcher who was 2/3 with 2 doubles.
Game 1 Hawks- 2 at the Ohio Baseball Club - 1 12 innings
The Hawks travelled to Medina High School to take on the Ohio Baseball Club on Sunday. Pitching dominated the game as both teams exchanged earlier 1 run scores into a 1-1 tie after 7. The game moved along into the 12th before the Hawks could push across a run off the bat of Joe Gentile to take a 2-1 lead. Matt Olsavsky earned the win with 3 innings of no hit ball. Cory Fox started the game and went 5 innings giving up 1 run on 5 hits. Jake Chipka then came in and threw 4 innings of no hit ball. Cory Brown, Zach Michael and Colin Parcher had two hits in the marathon game.
The College Hawks travelled east to the Pittsburg area to take on Allegheny and the Pittsburg Pandas on the weekend of 6/22 and 6/23/2013. The Hawks went 4-0 on the weekend to improve to 14-2 in the Tristate Collegiate League and 5-0 in the Toledo League. The Hawks next travel to Youngstown / Cleveland to take on the Ohio Glaciers and the Ohio Baseball Club.
Game 1 Hawks at Allegheny
The first game of the day saw a pitcher’s duel for the first 4 innings. The Hawks finally broke through in the fifth inning to take a 1-0 lead and added 2 additional runs in the 6th inning to pull ahead 3-0. That would be the final as Alex Ricica (Purdue) and Matt Olsavsky (Lourdes) combined on a 2 hitter with Alex getting the win. The offense was led by Collin Parcher (Ohio Dominican) 2/3, Marty Ramirez ( Lourdes) 2/3 and Todd Vandercook (Palm Beach State) 2/4 with 1 RBI.
The College Hawks welcomed the Chardon Blizzard and the Ohio Sting for the weekend of 6/8 and 6/9 to Mercy field.
Chardon 4 Hawks 3
Game one against the Blizzard saw the Hawks jump out to a 1-0 lead after one inning of play after three hits. The visitors fought back and took a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning. The Hawks plated two runs but it was not enough as they fell to the Blizzard 4-3. The pitching staff only allowed 5 hits but gave up 4 BB. The offense was led by Hunter Smith (Perrysburg, Michigan State) 2/3 with Double, 1RBI and 1 RS but the Hawks left several runners on base.
The 2013 rendition of the College Toledo Hawks took the field on Saturday June 1, 2013. The Hawks welcomed the Canton Terriers for a doubleheader and wasted little time jumping out to a 3-0 lead after the first inning. After Canton cut the lead to 3-2 in the top of the third, the home team responded with two of their own in the bottom half of the inning for a 5-2 lead. The pitching of the Hawks then took over and preserved the lead for a final of 6-2. The Hawks totaled 9 hits in the game led by Hunter Smith (Perrysburg / Michigan State), who was 3 for 3 with a triple and 3 runs scored and 2 RBI. The starting pitcher for the game was Brent Greenwood (Whitmer / Adrian College) who went 3 innings allowing 1 earned run. Brent was followed by Rylie Robinson (Clinton Mi. / Adrian College) and Matt Olsavsky (Anthony Wayne / Lourdes) both of whom allowed no runs.
The championship game is set with the West Divisional winners Toledo Hawks and the East Divisional winner Canton Terriers. The best of 3 series is scheduled to be played at Mercy Field July 28 and 29 in Toledo Ohio at Mercy field.
Games 1 - Saturday, July 28th 2012 @ 3PM – 9 inning game Games 2 - Saturday, July 28th 2012 @ 6PM – 9 inning game Games 3 - Sunday, July 29th 2012 @ 11AM, if needed – 9 inning game