Sports Briefs (MOE NEWS)
IN THE NEWS: June 4, 2014Crusader Baseball Clicking at the Right Time
By Mike Dyer | email@example.com
(Photo: Community Press/Tom Skeen)
The Moeller lineup continues to make more contact and have better at-bats during this postseason run, and that couldn’t happen at a better time.
“It’s fun watching them continue to develop their approach in the tournament as the pitching has been tough every single game,” Moeller baseball coach Tim Held said.
Moeller (24-4), which has won two straight Division I state titles, plays Massillon Jackson (24-5) in a state semifinal at 1 p.m. Friday at Huntington Park in Columbus.
The state final is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Huntington Park.
Newark Catholic was the most recent program to win three straight state baseball titles, from 2002 to 2004, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
Moeller is making its 11th trip to Columbus for the state baseball tournament. In the previous 10 appearances, Moeller has won seven titles and lost in the semifinal three times, according to Moeller archivist Dick Beerman.
“I’m very excited about playing on Friday,” Held said. “This group of guys has worked extremely hard to put themselves in the position to win a state championship.”
Senior left-handed pitcher Zach Logue (Kentucky signee) will start for the Crusaders on Friday, Held said. Logue is also hitting .376 with nine doubles, 24 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Massillon Jackson baseball coach Bill Gamble watched Moeller’s regional final May 31 against Mason and came away thoroughly impressed with the Crusaders.
Gamble said Moeller’s athleticism up the middle and its overall body of work were evident. Gamble was specifically impressed with shortstop Riley Mahan (Kentucky signee).
Mahan has the most at-bats on the team (88) and is hitting .330 with six doubles, five triples, two home runs, 18 RBI and 12 stolen bases.
“Riley is doing very well in the tournament,” Held said. “He hasn’t gotten a lot of hits, but he is just missing some balls and i think that’s what coach Gamble saw when he scouted us on Saturday.”
Joe Vranesic was clutch in the regional tournament and is hitting .327 with 18 RBI.
Jackson, which is making its first state baseball tournament appearance since 1947, has several seniors on a squad that won the Federal League (10-2 conference record).
“When we pitch and play defense, we have a shot in the game,” said Gamble, who is in his fourth year as Jackson coach.
Jackson is led on the mound by seniors Tim Turner (7-0 and a George Mason signee), Sam Williams (Eastern Kentucky signee) and Ryan Gusbar (Ashland signee). Sophomore right-hander Sam Miller is 7-0.
Gamble declined to name a starting pitcher.
Senior outfielder Jake Miller, Sam’s brother, is one of the offensive leaders, hitting nearly .400, and leads the team in RBI and stolen bases.
Middle infielder Kyle Mottice is the leadoff batter. He is 16 for his last 22 and can cause problems on the bases.
Moeller plans to leave for Columbus at 1 p.m. Thursday after practice in the morning so it can get checked into the hotel and make it to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy’s game at 4 p.m. ⬛Twitter:
Enquirer contributor Rick Broering will have updates @RickBroeringInternet/Radio:
OHSAA Radio Nework has the game on OHSAA.org. WMOH 1450 AM also on radio.Regional Finals:
Moeller defeated Mason 3-2 at UC. Jackson defeated Hudson 5-2 at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium.State Appearances:
11th state tournament for Moeller. Second state tournament for Jackson.Ohio State Baseball Tournament InfoWho:
Moeller (24-4) vs. Massillon Jackson (24-5), Division I State SemifinalWhen:
1 PM, Friday, June 6Where:
Huntington Park, 330 Huntington Park Lane, ColumbusTickets:
$8. No presale tickets – only available at Huntington Park. Parking available around the stadium.
North on Interstate 71. Exit at Front Street. (#100A). Turn left at intersection onto Front Street. Turn left onto Nationwide Blvd. Huntington Park is a half mile on the right. The parking lot is on the left.
|June 3, 2014
|CRUSADER BASEBALL IN FINAL 4 THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 6!
DEAR MOELLER FAMILIES,
Cheer the Crusaders as they play in the STATE FINAL 4 vs. Massillon Jackson this Friday, June 6, at 1 PM, Huntington Park in Columbus!
TICKETS: $8 at the Gate
DIRECTIONS TO HUNTINGTON PARK: CLICK HERE or go to the following address:
330 Huntington Park Lane, Columbus, OH 43215
SPIRIT WEAR AVAILABLE! Final Four Baseball T-Shirts are available this Thursday & Friday in the Moeller SPIRIT SHOP from 9 AM - Noon ($10).
Hope to see you there!
Head Baseball Coach Tim Held
THE ROAD TO STATE...
June 1, 2014: Moeller Pulls Out a Wild One, Crusaders beat Mason with Run in the Ninth
May 31, 2014: Logue Still Perfect as Moeller Wins Semi
P.S. Breaking News! It was announced today that Moeller alumnus Brent Suter '08 (2012 Harvard graduate) made the Southern League All-Star Game (June 17 in Chattanooga)!
Brent Suter '08 Links:
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MAY 30: BREAKING NEWS: Moeller Baseball Wins Regional Semi-Final 3-0 vs. Beavercreek!
2014-15 ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Please CLICK HERE for a complete list of next year's eligibility requirements or go to Moeller's website under Athletics. All paperwork is due in the Athletic Office by August 1, 2014.
BEACON PHYSICALS: Physicals will be held at Beacon Summit Woods on July 26 from 8-11AM. Beacon is located at 500 East Business Way, Cincinnati 45241. If this date does not work, go to Moeller's Athletic Web page for additional dates and locations.
ATHLETIC FEES: Team fees are separate from the pay-to-play fees. All Moeller athletes will be charged $200 to their tuition account (FACTS) for the first sport, $150 for the second sport, and there will be no charge for a third sport. The team fees are the consumption fees that are charged by the individual sport. This is the fee for the items the athlete will use during the season and should be paid directly to the coach. The pay-to-play fees do not apply to lacrosse, ice hockey,and rugby, because they are club sports.
FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS: $90 for 9 games.
(This includes ticket for the Skyline Crosstown Showdown!)
PARKING: There are a limited number of parking passes for the Lockland lot off Anna Street. We will sell 100 passes at $25 each. With only 100 parking passes, when the passes sell out, it will be posted on on the Athletic Web page. (Note: This package does not include Moe-town.)
Football tickets will be mailed around August 10, 2014.
1. TAKE TO ATHLETIC OFFICE: Download the form from the Athletic Web page (see Season Ticket Tab) and fill it out completely. Then go to the Athletic Office and pay by credit card during school hours.
2. ONLINE: Go to the Athletic Web page under the Season Ticket Tab and click on "2014 Varsity Football."
3. MAIL IT IN: Download the form, print it out, and mail it in with a check payable to Moeller Athletics.
FOOTBALL SEASON TICKET DETAILS:
* The “away” games are also included in the Football Season Package.
* The season package includes 9 of the 10 varsity games.
* The only game not included is the Louisville St. Xavier game, but you can only purchase tickets for this game at Louisville St. Xavier.
* This is a great opportunity to purchase all of the GCL South games, St. Xavier at St. Xavier and LaSalle at LaSalle, along with tickets for when the Crusaders battle against St. Ignatius (which will be played at Dublin Coffman, Columbus) and avoid standing in line.
* Please note the Friday night varsity games will now begin at 7 PM. This is a half-hour earlier than in years past.
* The Cross Town Showdown will be played this year at Crew Stadium, Columbus, OH – 7 PM vs Pickerington North.
* There will not be assigned seating for football.
* Only complete sets of season tickets will be sold. Single-game seats will only be sold the week of that game.
BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS: Moeller basketball season tickets will be sold at a later date. The Athletic Office will send out an email later this summer with more details.
MOELLER GOLF CLASSIC: CLICK HERE or go to www.MoellerGolfClassic.com for more information about Moeller's Golf Classic, which will be held on Friday, July 18, at Shaker Run.
May 9, 2014
IN THE NEWS: Crusader Baseball Makes History, Brings Home 1000th Win! CLICK HERE
for article.From Baseball Coach Tim Held:
The Moeller Baseball Program captured its 1000th win last night by defeating Harrison at Harrison, 17-2 (and under the watchful eye of Mr. Ken Keener (Moeller's former English Department Chair and '65 alumnus who recently retired). This huge milestone was accomplished in just under 52 seasons of varsity baseball here at Moeller! Read More...
Dick Beerman, Moeller's archivist and author of We Are 'The Big Moe,' adds, "It is virtually unheard of for a program to achieve a milestone of this magnitude in less than 52 full seasons. The consistency that is needed is reflected in the fact that this overall win/loss record can only be attained at a rate of 19.3 wins – 7.6 losses per season. Over the entire history of the Baseball Program, there have only been five sub-.500 seasons. Three of those came in the first three years of the program. Since 1966, there have only been two other sub-.500 seasons (1974, 1995). To add some additional perspective – the #1 program in the state is Elder High School with just in excess of 1400 wins, and they had been playing baseball for 39 seasons before Moeller even began its program."