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Posted on 6/7/2015 at 10:29 a.m.

Deters Shuts Down Upper Arlington In Second Half For
Win

St. Xavier was in an uncustomary position at halftime of Saturday’s Ohio High School Lacrosse Association Division I state championship game – the Bombers were trailing.  After outscoring its opposition by a combined 68-11 in postseason play entering the final, St. Xavier responded to rally from a 6-3 deficit at the intermission to not all allow another goal and score four times to defeat Upper Arlington, 7-6, to win the state title.

Senior Jack Perez’ goal off an assist from senior William Holcomb with four minutes remaining proved to be the game winner, snapping a 6-6 tie, and junior  goalie Alex Deters and the Bombers’ defense did the rest to give St. Xavier a one-goal victory over the defending DI state champion at New Albany High School in Columbus yesterday afternoon.  Coach Nate Sprong’s team also defeated UA, 10-3, during the regular season.

The Bombers, who finish their season with an 18-5 record, were led by four goals from senior Jack Green.  Senior Matt Donnelly, junior George Thurner and Perez each scored one goal for St. Xavier.  Deters was named the game’s defensive MVP, while the following Bombers were named to the OHSLA All-State Teams:  Holcomb (first team); Griffin Buczek, Nathan Kiniyalocts, David Leisring, Jack Waters, Deters and  Donnelly (second team).

Posted on 6/6/201 at 3:36 p.m.

Crusaders Impressive In Final To Win Third State Title In Four Years

Senior right-hander and University of Missouri signee Grant Macciocchi tossed a three-hitter over five innings, and also went 3-of-4 with four RBI, to lead Moeller to a 16-0 victory over Westerville Central Saturday morning in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I baseball state championship game at Huntington Park in Columbus.

The victory earned Moeller its eighth state baseball title, the fourth in coach Tim Held’s tenure, and the third crown in the last four years.  Moeller (31-3, which also won ran its winning streak to 10 games, won state championships in 2012 and 2013 and advanced to the state semifinals last year.  The Crusaders also won the state title in 2009 under Held – who tied legendary coach Mike Cameron with four state titles each.

Cameron led Moeller to its first state baseball crown in 1072.

Macciocchi gave Moeller a 1-0 lead with an RBI triple in the third inning, but the Crusaders left no doubt in their next two at bats – scoring six times in the fourth and then adding nine runs in the fifth.  Seniors Eric Connor (3-4), Kyle Dockus (3-3) and Josh Hollander (3-4) each had three hits and two RBI for Moeller, which also stole seven bases in the win.

Click HERE to read The Enquirer complete game story.

Posted on 6/5/2015 at 6:44 a.m.

Crusaders One Win From Third Title In Four Years

Junior Nick Bennett  went the distance, allowing just four hits and striking out five, to lead Moeller to a 6-1 victory over Aurora Thursday afternoon in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division I Baseball State Tournament at Huntington Park in Columbus. The victory moves the Crusaders one win away from their third state championship in the last four years, the fourth under coach Tim Held, and the eighth in the school’s baseball history.

Moeller (30-3), which has won 10 straight games, advances to meet Westerville Central (26-6) in the state final at 10 a.m. Saturday at Huntington Park.  Westerville Central was a 10-5 winner over Cleveland St. Ignatius in Thursday’s first semifinal.  GCL South colleague La Salle, a regional semifinalist, played and defeated Westerville Central twice during the regular season – winning 2-1 and 5-4 on May 9.

Moeller held a slim 2-1 lead against Aurora entering the bottom of the fifth inning, before the Crusaders scored three times to give Bennett some breathing room.  From there, the left-hander did not allow any more runs and ended the game on a double play.  Bennett, who has committed to the University of Louisville, improves to 7-1 this season.  Bennett was the winner in Moeller’s victory over Lakota West in the regional semifinals.

The Crusaders, winners of 30 games for the first time since going 32-2 in its state championship season in 2013, will give the ball to senior Grant Macciocchi in Saturday’s final.  Macciochi - undefeated this season - leads the GCL South in both wins (9) and strikeouts (72), while ranking fifth in ERA at 1.05.  Macciochi has signed to play next spring at the University of Missouri.

Posted on 6/4/2015 at 1:05 p.m.

Crusaders Looking To Win Third Title In Four Years

Moeller is predominantly known for its success on the football field throughout its athletic history, but the Crusaders are starting to build quite a statewide reputation in baseball as well.  Coach Tim Held’s team looks to continue that path today, when Moeller (29-3) meets Aurora (22-5) in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Baseball Championship in a semifinal game at 1 p.m. at Huntington Park in Columbus.

The Crusaders, who won Division I state titles in 2012 and 2013 and advanced to the state semifinals last year, have won nine consecutive games – including a 7-4 win over Mason last Friday in the Cincinnati Region 4 final at the University of Cincinnati.  Aurora knocked off Massillon Jackson, the defending state champion, that same day to win the Canton Region 4 title.

Cleland Sr. Ignatius (26-5) meets Westerville Central (25-6) in the first semifinal at 10 a.m. The semifinal winners will play for the state championship at 10 a.m. Saturday at Huntington Park.

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