Logue Pitches Moeller Into Today’s Regional Final


Posted on 05/31/2014 at 10:07am

Senior Zach Logue allowed just three hits and struck out eight to remain perfect this season, lifting Moeller to a 3-0 victory over Beavercreek in the Division I, Region 4 semifinals Friday night at the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Stadium.  The win moves coach Tim Held’s Crusaders one step closer to winning the state baseball championship for the third consecutive year.

Logan (8-0), who entered the game with a GCL South-leading 55 strikeouts and an earned run average of 1.03, received all the run support he would need in the bottom of the second inning – which junior designated hitter Joe Vranesic smacked a two-run double to left center field to give Moeller an early 2-0 lead.  Logue also was recently named the GCL South co-player of the year along with Shane Smith of Elder.

The victory moves Moeller (23-4), winners of six straight games, into today’s regional final against Mason (25-4), which defeated Troy, 5-0, in Friday’s first regional semifinal.  The Comets are trying to close out May with a perfect record, having won all 13 of its games this month and 14 straight overall.  Mason’s last loss was to Sycamore, 1-0, on April 25.

First pitch is 5 p.m. at UC’s Marge Schott Stadium.

The two schools have not played since the 2010 postseason, when Moeller defeated Mason, 11-1, in the regional final.  The Crusaders then lost to rival GCL South member Elder, 1-0, to end a 27-game winning streak and finish the season at 29-2.   This postseason, though, Mason pitching has allowed just seven runs in five games – including only four in the last four games with two shutouts.