Trojans - CABA

The CABA College World Series held in Elgin, Illinois is a Wooden Bat Series

Elgin, Il - The Toledo-based Ohio Trojans beat the Wheaton White Sox August 4th to win the CABA World Series in Elgin, Illinois. The Trojans is a wooden bat summer baseball team comprised of Toledo area collegiate players. The team plays in the Tri-State League, which is based in Pittsburgh, PA and also includes teams from Cleveland, Youngstown and Columbus.

The Trojans entered the tournament with 5 injured players, 3 of whom were starting pitchers: Rob Moffit (University of Toledo), Brad Timofeev (Defiance College), and Christopher Beesley (Dayton University). “We were fortunate to be able to go down to our 18u team and pull up some great players,” said Steve Timofeev, General Manger of the Ohio Trojans. “Chris Pfund (heading to Eastern Michigan) was a great asset with his speed and outfield play,” added Timofeev. “We also we¹re lucky to have Jake Cappelletty (heading to Adrian College) at first base. He came through with some nice clutch hits. We also picked up Chris Squires, Mark McCarty and Mickey Cassidy from St. Francis College in Indiana.”

The Collegiate team placed second in theTri-State league earning them a post season berth to the CABA World Series. The World Series will be played in Elgin Il. July 27 through Aug 3, 2007

Congratulations Collegiate players and good luck at the World Series!

Final League Standings
Pittsburgh          26-4
Ohio                 18-14
Shannon Fence 18-14
Youngstown      16-15
Allegheny         15-16
BTA                 15-17

By: Deb Wallace

Oregon, OH – The Trojans completed the home portion of their schedule by facing Dave Kirilloff’s Baseball Training Academy team based in Pittsburgh, PA. In the first game the Trojans sent Nick Picciano to the mound. Picciano pitched a complete game, walking just one batter and allowed only one earned run. Offensively for the Trojans they scored two runs in the second inning due in part to some wild pitching from the Academy’s starting pitcher.

Reprint from:
DAN GILLES, Lorian, Ohio  Morning Journal Writer

LORAIN -- The Pipe Yard is about to expand its baseball curriculum a little further.

The Tri-State Collegiate Baseball League, a wood-bat league consisting of teams in Ohio and Pennsylvania, will bring six of its Eastern Division teams to Lorain beginning today to play 12 games over three days.

''We had been looking at Lorain for some time now,'' said Frank Gilbert, the president of the Tri-State Collegiate League and the general manager of the Pittsburgh Pandas, one of the teams competing in the three-day event. ''Initially, Sam Rich, Bob Renney and I were looking to bring pro baseball to Lorain, and while we were exploring that, we talked about my collegiate league and if there would be a possibility for us to bring some games here down the road.''

By: Deb Wallace

Port Clinton, OH – Due to a scheduling conflict, the Trojans played their Sunday, July 1 doubleheader against the Chillicothe Capitals at Port Clinton High School. The change in venue did not seem to make any difference in the Trojans play. They started out game one by scoring two runs in their half of the first inning. Logan Meisler doubled to start off the bottom of the first and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Meisler then scored on a single by Derek Spencer, who then scored the second run for the inning.

By: Deb Wallace

Oregon, OH – The Trojans played the Columbus Hawks in an afternoon doubleheader on Saturday, June 30. The first game saw the Trojans send Chris Beesley to the mound to face the Hawks. Beesley pitched five innings, striking out seven, walking one, and allowed all four of the Hawks runs in the game. Nick Picciano pitched the last two innings, walking one, striking out two, and allowed no runs to cross the plate. Offensively for the Trojans they scored early and often. In the first inning they sent seven men to the plate and scored two runs. The second inning saw six players to the plate with another run scoring.

Reprint from The Press News Paper
By Deb Wallace
Special to The Press
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The Ohio Trojans summer college wood bat baseball team opened its Tri-State Baseball Association season last weekend with a home doubleheader against the Twin City Blue Claws.

The first game of a doubleheader against the Twin City Blue Claws on June 3 was delayed by about 20 minutes because of the possibility of heavy rain in the area. Well, it never rained and game one was under way.

By: Deb Wallace

Oregon, OH – The first game of a doubleheader against the Twin City Blue Claws on Sunday, June 3 was delayed by about 20 minutes because of the possibility of heavy rain in the area. Well, it never rained and game one was under way. The Trojans were the home team in this game and started Dustin Zizelman on the mound. He completed three innings, allowing no runs while walking one and striking out one. Offensively the Trojans didn’t get going until the fourth inning when they scored 3 runs on some solid small ball play that was assisted by two walks late in the inning. Ben Kulow came on in relief in the fourth inning and allowed only 2 runs in the sixth inning. He allowed three hits, gave up two walks, and struck out four through three innings. The Blue Claws rallied again in the top of the seventh inning, but good pitching from Brad Timofeev (Clay/Defiance) and good defensive play in the field kept the Trojans on top with a 3-2 win.

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