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MOELLER 11 BADIN 2

Moeller (1-0) opened their 2018 season with an impressive 11-2 victory over the Badin Rams (0-1) at Schuler Park. Badin scored their runs in the first and third innings off starter and winning pitcher Austin Strickland (1-0). Austin pitched four innings of five hit ball giving up two runs, one of which was earned. Tripp Towle pitched two scoreless innings in relief and Matt Peer finished with a scoreless seventh.

The Crusaders scored in every inning while banging out 13 hits. Ethan Hear (3B) had three hits and a RBI, Andrew Macciocchi (1B) knocked in two runs on two hits, Travis Graves (2B) had two hits and a run knocked and David Hornback (RF) scored three runs in to lead the Moeller attack.

Moeller will be action again on Wednesday 5 PM at the Blue Ash Sports Complex vs the Bombers of St. Xavier. On Saturday the Raiders of Ryle High School provide the opposition with a 10:00 game at the Blue Ash Sports Complex.

PITCHING STATS:
Austin Strickland (RHP) 1-0; 4 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K, 1 HB
Tripp Towle (RHP); 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 K
Matt Peer (RHP); 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H

HITTING LEADERS:
Andrew Macciocchi (1B); 2 H, 1 SB
Andrew Dehyle (SS); 1 R, 1 W
David Hornback (RF); 3 R, 1 H, 2B, 1 W, 1 SB
John Zigmond (C); 1 R, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 W, 2 SB
Ethan Hear (3B); 2 R, 3 H, 1 RB!, 1 W
Mike O’Callaghan (LF); 2 H, 1 HBP
Avin Whitaker (DH): 1 RBI
Travis Graves (2B); 1 R, 2 H, 1 RBI
Zach Miesch (CF); 2 R, 1 H, 2B, 1 W
Tucker Hughes (PH); 1 H
Jack Steibel (PR); 1 R

MOELLER 7 RYLE 6

Moeller claimed a come from behind 7-6 victory over the Ryle Raiders at Blue Ash Sports Complex.   Ryle scored six quick runs off starter Patrick Suter (LHP) in the top of the first inning. Three hits, three walks and a costly error allowed the Raiders to score five unearned runs.

The score remained 6-0 till the bottom of the third when the Crusaders tied the score. Eleven batters went to the plate with six of them collecting base hits. John Zigmond (C), Ethan Hear (3B), Travis Graves (2B), Zach Miesch (CF) all had an RBI with Tucker Hughes (DH) driving in two runs.

Moeller scored the winning run in their home half of the fourth inning when Hughes collected his third RBI of the game. John Zigmond singled with one out, went to second on a walk by Ethan Hear moved to third on a single by Mike O’Callaghan (LF) and scampered home on Hughes fielder’s choice. O’Callaghan had a big day at the plate going four for four.

Moeller got great relief pitching. Eric Bronner (LHP) picked up his first victory of the season pitching 4.2 innings of scoreless relief, striking out six, walking none and scattering three singles. Austin Strickland (RHP) followed Bronner to the mound going 1.2 innings striking out two, walking one and not allowing a hit. Austin picked up his first save of the season.

The Crusaders are 2-0 on the season and have a busy week coming up, playing six games starting with a league game on Tuesday vs St. Xavier at Blue Ash Sports Complex. First pitch is at noon.

PITCHING STATS:

Patrick Suter:  .2 IP, 6 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 2 SO, 4 W

Eric Bronner: (1-0), 4.2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 6 K, 0 W

Austin Strickland: (S), 1.2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K, 1 W

HITTING LEADERS:

Anderew Macciocchi (1B): 2 W

Andrew Dehyle (SS): 1 R, 1 H, 1 W

David Hornback (RF): 1 R, 1 H, 1 SB

John Zigmond (C): 2 R, 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB

Ethan Hear (3B): 1 R, 2 H, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Mike O’Callaghan (LF): 1 R, 4 H, 1 SB

Tucker Hughes (DH): 1 R, 1 H, 3 RBI, 1 HBP, 2 SB

Travis Graves (2B): 1 RBI

Zach Miesch (CF): 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 SB

MOELLER 1 ST. XAVIER 0

Moeller opened their GCL schedule with an impressive 1-0 win over the visiting Bombers when Andrew Macciocchi (1B) got a walk off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh.

Andrew Dehyle (RHP/SS) was the starting pitcher pitching five shutout innings scattering three hits, walking three and striking out three. Eric Bronner (LHP) picked up his second win of the week in relief of Dehyle. Eric pitched the final two innings giving up two hits and striking out two.

The Crusaders scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh when Bronner led off the inning with a solid single up the middle. Bronner quickly stole second. Sam Linduff (2B) was intentionally walked. The Bombers relief pitcher moved both runners up with a balk to set the stage for Macchiocchi game winning hit. With a 1-2 count the left handed swinging first baseman lined a single down the left field line to score Bronner improving the Crusaders record to 3-0 overall and 1-0 in GCL play.

PITCHING LEADERS:

Andrew Dehyle: 5 IP, O R, 3 H, 3 W, 3 SO

Eric Bronner: 2 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 2 SO

HITTING LEADERS:

Andrew Macciocchi: 1 RBI (GW), 2 H, 2B

Zach Miesch (CF): HP, SB

David Hornback (RF): W, SB

Ethan Hear (3B): H, W

Travis Graves (SS): H

Eric Bronner: H, R, SB

Sam Linduff: W

MOELLER 7 HARRISON 1 

Moeller scored three runs in the first inning on three hits on their way to a 7-1 victory over the Harrison Wildcats at Schuler Sports Complex.

Starter Jack Steibel (RHP)picked up his first win of the season going three innings allowing one run on one hit while striking out five batters. Austin Strickland (RHP) and Zach Miesch (LHP) finished the game for the 4-0 Crusaders.

Moeller collected eight hits on the day with shortstop Ethan Hear getting three hits, one of which was a double and Bryce Davenport (1B) contributing a double and  single while knocking in two runs.

Moeller will host Anderson this Saturday in a double header then are scheduled to play six games next week highlighted with a Monday game at LaSalle and a Wednesday game at Elder.

PITCHING LEADERS:

Jack Steibel (1-0): 3 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 5 K, 3 W

Austin Strickland: 2 IP, 0 R, 4 K, 1 W

Zach Miesch: 1 IP, 0 R, 2 K, 1 W 

HITTING LEADERS:

Eric Bronner (CF): SB

Travis Graves (3B): 2 R, H, W

Ethan Hear: R, 3 H, 2B

Mike O’Callaghan (C): 2 W

Bryce Davenport (1B): R, 2 RBI, 2 H, 2B

Avin Whitaker (DH): H, W

Tucker Hughes (RF): RBI, W

Tripp Towle (LF): RBI, W

Matt Peer (2B): R, H, W

LaSALLE 9 MOELLER 3

LaSalle (2-2) took advantage of some sloppy play to post a 9-3 win over the visiting Crusaders (4-1).

The Crusaders went up 1-0 in the top of the second on a bases loaded walk to leadoff hitter Andrew Macciocchi (1B). LaSalle scored two runs, one unearned off starter Austin Strickland (RHP) in the third inning. Moeller made it 2-2 in the fifth on a wild pitch/fielders choice that scored Ethan Hear (SS) from third. LaSalle took the lead for good in the fifth off relief pitcher Mathew Peer (RHP) when they scored an unearned run to go up 3-2.

LaSalle relief pitching sent the Moeller batters down in order the final two innings while scoring six times, four of which were unearned to make the final score 9-3.

The Junior Varsity goes to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in league play. They will be action today, 5 PM at Schuler Sports Complex vs the Lebanon Warriors. Wednesday the travel to the PAC to take on Elder in a league game.

PITCHING LEADERS:

Austin Strickland: 4 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 4 K

Matthew Peer: (0-1); 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 K

Towle (RHP): 1 IP, 6 R, 2 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 1 HP, 1 K

HITTING LEADERS:

Andrew Macciocchi: 1 H, 1 RBI, 1 W

Ethan Hear: 1 R, 3 W, 2 SB

David Hornback (RF): 1 H

John Zigmond (C): 1 W

Mike O’Callaghan (LF): 1 R, 1 H

Andrew Dehyle (2B): 1 H

Bryce Davenport (DH): 1 W

MOELLER 1 LEBANON O

Moeller (5-1) defeated Lebanon (2-2) 1-0 at Shuler Sports Complex as two Crusader pitchers combined to throw a five hit shutout.

The pitching was strong on both sides as Moeller pitchers struck out ten and Lebanon’s pitcher sent eight Moeller batters down on strikes.

Moeller scored the winning run in the bottom of the second when David Hornback (RF) led off with a single, stole second and rode home on Sam Linduff (2B) RBI single up the middle.

The run was all that starting pitcher Patrick Suter (LHP) needed as he was in complete command allowing just two hits in six innings of work while striking out ten and walking two.

Zach Miesch (LHP) recorded the last three outs to earn his first save of the season, but not before Lebanon made in interesting. With no outs and runners on first and third Zach got the batter to hit a fly ball to right fielder David Hornback, who caught it and threw a strike to cut off man Bryce Davenport (1B) who turned and threw home to catcher Max Steffen who completed the double play by applying the tag on the sliding Lebanon runner. Miesch got the final batter to ground out to second.

Moeller travels to the PAC to take on the Elder Panthers on Wednesday and then returns home on Thursday to play the Turpin at the Blue Ash Sprts Complex. Both games start at 5:00.

PITCHING LEADERS:
Patrick Suter: (1-0); 6 IP, 0 R 0 ER, 2 H, 10 K, 2 W. 21 BF
Zach Miesch (S); 1 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 5 BF

HITTING LEADERS:
Andrew Macciocchi (DH): H
Andrew Dehyle (3B): H, SAC
David Hornback: R, H, SB
Bryce Davenport (1B): H
Eric Bronner (CF): W, SB
Sam Linduff: RBI (GW), 2 H
Max Steffen: W

MOELLER 2 ELDER 6

Moeller (5-2) lost to Elder (7-1) 6-2 at the Panther Athletic Complex. The Crusaders took an early 1-0 lead in the third inning on a RBI single by left fielder Mike O’Callaghan. Elder scored twice in their half of the third to take a 2-1 lead. The Panthers took the lead for good when they scored twice in fourth and added two more runs in the sixth inning. Zach Miesch (CF) knocked in Moeller’s final run with a long double to center field in the sixth inning.

Two Moeller pitchers gave up six runs, three of which were earn on six hits, but the Elder batters were greatly aided by the Crusaders pitchers walking five and hitting three batters. Starting pitcher Andrew Dehyle (RHP) was tagged with his first lost of the season.

The Crusaders jump back into action Thursday with a 5 PM game at Blue Ash Sports Complex vs the Turpin Spartans.

PITCHING STATS:
Andrew Dehyle: (l): 4 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 5 H, 4 K, 4 W, 2 HB, 25 BF
Eric Bronner (LHP): 2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 1 SAC, 1 HB, 9 BF

HITTING STATS:
Andrew Macchioochi (DH): 1B
Andrew Dehyle: R, 2 H, 2B, W, SB
Ethan Hear (SS): W, SAC
David Hornback (RF): 2B, W, SB
Mike O’Callaghan: RBI, 1B
John Zigmond (C): R
Zach Miesch: RBI, 2B

MOELLER 12 TURPIN 11

Moeller (6-2) outlasted Turpin (3-3) 12-11 at the Blue Ash Sports Complex in a game that had a combined 29 walks and two hit batters. The game ended in dramatic fashion when Andrew Dehyle (3B) drew a one out walked, stole second and scored when shortstop Ethan Hear drove a 1-0 fastball to center field for a walk off RBI single.

The Crusaders scored twice in the first inning to take a 2-1 early lead. Turpin took advantage of five walks and a hit batter to score six earned runs in the second. Moeller came back with three runs in the bottom of the second to make the score 7-5 in favor of Turpin.

Going into the bottom of the sixth Moeller was trailing 10-6. The Crusaders scored five times to take a 11-10 lead. Avin Whitaker (DH) had a RBI on a bases loaded walk, Mike O’Callaghan (LF) had a two run single to left center making the score 10-9 then pinch hitter Travis Graves lined a double down the left field line to put Moeller up 11-10. Turpin came back to tie the game in the top of the seventh on an unearned run setting the stage for Hear’s walk off single.

David Hornback (RF/RHP) the fourth pitcher of the day for Moeller pitched 2.1 innings of one hit ball allowing one run to pick up his first win of the season.

Moeller plays Walnut Hills in a DH at Schuler Sports Complex on Saturday starting at noon. The Crusaders jump back into league play on Monday traveling to St. Xavier for a 5:00 game.

PITCHING STATS:
Jack Steibel (RHP): S, 1 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 1 K, 3 W, 7 BF
Tucker Hughes (LHP): .1 IP, 6 R, 6 ER, 5 W, 1 HB, 7 BF
Bryce Davenport (RHP): 3.1 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 5 W, 4 K, 17 BF
David Hornback: W (1-0), 2.1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K, 9 BF

HITTING STATS:
Andrew Macciocchi (1B): 4 W, 2 SB
Andrew Dehyle: 2 R, 2 W, 2 SB
Ethan Hear: 2 R, 1B (GW), 2 W, 2 RBI
David Hornback: R, 1B, RBI, 2 W
Avin Whitaker: 2 RBI, 2 W
Bryce Davenport (RHP/RF): R
Tripp Towle (LF): RBI, 1B
Zach Miesch (CF): W, SAC, HP, SB
Travis Graves: 2 RBI, 2B
Max Steffen (C): R, 1B, W

MOELLER 1 ST. XAVIER 2

Moeller (6-3; 1-3) lost to archrival St. Xavier 2-1 at the Blue Ash Sports Complex in a pitchers dual. Both pitchers were on their game allowing four hits each.

The Bombers went ahead 1-0 in the top of the sixth when with two outs the batter reached first on a walk, stole second and came home on a long double to center. St. Xavier scored an unearned run in the seventh to take a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the seventh.

Andrew Dehyle (3B) lead off the inning with an infield hit. Ethan Hear (SS) hit into a force out of Andrew at second, but was also called out when Dehyle was called for runner interference. With two outs David Hornback (RF) stroked a single to left and rode home on Bryce Davenport’s (DH) long double to right field. The next batter struck out to end the rally leaving the final score 2-1.

Austin Strickland (RHP) making his third start of the season pitched into the seventh giving up two runs, one unearned on four hits, striking out six and walking two.

Moeller travels to St. Xavier on Thursday to take on the Bombers in a rematch. Then play a DH at Schuler on Saturday. First game is at 9:30 vs Butler and then a noon game with the Mason Comets.

PITCHING STATS:
Austin Strickland (L; 1-2): 6.2 IP, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 6 K, 28 BF
Eric Bronner (LHP): .1 IP, 1 BF

HITTING LEADERS:
Andrew Dehyle: 1B
David Hornback: 1 R, 1B
Bryce Davenport: 1 RBI, 2B
John Zigmond (C): 1B
Travis Graves (2B): SAC

MOELLER 3 ST. XAVIER 2

Bryce Davenport’s (RF) RBI single in the fourth inning scored the winning run as Moeller defeated St. Xavier 3-2 at St. Xavier’s field. All three games with the Bombers this spring were one run games, with the Crusaders taking the series 2-1.

Moeller scored twice in the second to take an early 2-0 lead. St. Xavier tied in the bottom of the third inning on a long two run homerun to right field setting the stage for Davenport’s game winning hit.

Starter Patrick Suter (LHP) pick up his second win of the season going five strong innings. Suter held the Bombers bats to three hits while striking out five and walking six. Eric Bronner (LHP) pitched two scoreless innings striking out four to earn his first save of the year.

The Crusaders are at Schuler Sports Complex on Saturday with a 9:30 game with Vandalia Butler and a noon game with the Mason Comets.

PITCHING SATS:
Patrick Suter (W; 2-0): 5 IP, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 5 K, 6 W, 23 BF
Eric Bronner (S; 2-0-1): 2 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 4 K, 0 W, 8 BF

HITTING STATS:
Andrew Macciocchi (1B): 2 H, 1 SB
Andrew Dehyle (3B): 1 SB
Ethan Hear (DH): 1B
David Hornback (CF/RF): 1B, SB
Mike O’Callaghan (LF): 1 R, 1B, 1 W
Parker Allen (SS): 1 R, 1B
John Zigmond (C): 1 R, 2 SB
Bryce Davenport (RF): 1 RBI (GW), 1B
Sam Linduff (2B): SAC

MOELLER 2 VANDALIA BUTLER 4

In the first game of a split doubleheader at Schuler Sports Complex Moeller (7-4) lost to Vandalia Butler 4-2.

Butler scored three times, one of which was earned in the fourth inning off starting pitcher Andrew Dehyle (RHP) to take a 3-0 lead. Moeller scored twice in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single by first baseman Andrew Macciocchi and a error to make the score 3-2 in favor of the Aviators. Butler tacked on an insurance run in the sixth inning to make the final score 4-2.

PITCHING STATS:
Andrew Dehyle (L; 0-2): 4 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 3 W, 4 K, 17 BF
Tripp Towle (RHP): 1.1 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 2 W, 8 BF
Zach Miesch (LHP): 1.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 2 W, 2 K, 8 BF

HITTING STATS:
Parker Allen (SS): 1 R, 1B, 1 W, 1 HP
Andrew Macciocchi: 1B, 1 RBI
Ethan Hear (3B): 1 SB
David Hornback (CF): 1B, 1 SB
Bryce Davenport (RF): 1 SB
Mike O’OCallaghan (C): 1B, 1 SB
Eric Bronner (LF): 1B, 1 SB

MOELLER 0 MASON 5

In the second game of the split doubleheader Moeller (7-5) watched the Mason Comets score single runs in the first and fifth and three runs in the seventh to blank the Crusaders 5-0. Moeller’s bats were held to two singles.

Jack Steibel (RHP) took the loss giving up an unearned run in the first. Jack pitched three innings giving up two hits, four walks while striking out five batters. Matt Peer (RHP) followed Steibel to the mound pitching three innings of one hit ball while giving up an unearned run. Bryce Davenport (RHP) pitched the seventh giving up three runs on three hits.

The Crusaders play host to the LaSalle Lancers on Monday at Schuler Sports Complex. First pitch is 5 PM

PITCHING STATS:
Jack Steibel (L;1-1): 3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 H, 4 W, 5 K, 15 BF
Matt Peer: 3 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 1 HP, 13 BF
Bryce Davenport: 1 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 W, 1 HP, 9 BF

HITTING STATS:
David Hornback (CF): 1B
Andrew Macciocchi (1B): 1B, 1 SB
Eric Bronner (LF): 1 W
Ethan Hear (3B): 1 W
Tucker Hughes (RF): 1 W
John Zigmond (C): 1 W
Avin Whitaker (DH): 1 W

MOELLER 12 LaSALLE 2

Moeller (8-5; 3-3) bats came to life scoring six runs in the second and fourth innings to score a 12-2 league victory over LaSalle at Blue Ash Sports Complex.

Austin Strickland (RHP) pitched a complete (5 innings) game allowing two unearned runs on three hits, striking out seven and allowing two walks.

Six different Crusaders collected hits in an eleven hit attack on three Lancer pitchers. Moeller was led by Bryce Davenport (LF) three hits, Mike O’Callaghan (DH) two hits, Andrew Macciocchi (1B) two doubles with four RBIs, David Hornback (CF) two RBI single and John Zigmond (C) who knocked in four runs on a sacrifice fly and a long double to left field.

Moeller travels to LaSalle today for a 5:00 game and play Milford at 10:00 and Bishop Fenwick 3:00 at Blue Ash Sports Complex on Saturday.

PITCHING STATS:
Austin Strickland (2-1): 2 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 7 K, 2 W, 21 BF

HITTING STATS:
Parker Allen (SS): R, 2 W, HP
Andrew Macciocchi: 1 R, 4 RBI, 2 2B
Ethan Hear (2B): 1 R, W, SB
David Hornback: 1 R, 2 RBI, 1B, 1 W
Sam Linduff (PH): RBI, 1B
Mike O’Callaghan: 2 R, 2 1B
Bryce Davenport: 2 R, 1 RBI, 3 H, 2B
Andrew Dehyle (3B): 2 R, 1B, 2 W
John Zigmond: 1 R, 4 RBI, 2B, SF, SB

MOELLER 9 LaSALLE 10

It came down to the final play, but Moeller (8-6; 3-4) was on the wrong end of a 10-9 loss to LaSalle at LaSalle Baseball Complex.

Moeller took a 1-0 lead on an RBI by John Zigmond (C) in the second inning. LaSalle quickly tied the game in their half of the inning. The Crusaders went up 4-1 in the third, but LaSalle scored twice to make the score 4-3 after three innings. Moeller scored two in the fourth, but the Lancers push three runs across in the fifth to tie the game at 6-6. The Crusaders scored two in the sixth and one in the seventh to take a 9-6 led going into the bottom of the seventh.

Matt Peer (RHP) came in relief of starter Patrick Suter (LHP) in the fifth and then Eric Broner (LHP) was brought in to close out the game. Eric shut down the Lancers in the sixth, but gave up four runs in the seventh to take his first lost of the season. Bronner gave up four runs three of which were earned on 3 hits, two walks and a costly error. The winning run was scored on a sacrifice to center.

Moeller will be back in action on Saturday at Blue Ash Sports Complex playing the Milford Eagles at 10:00 and Bishop Fenwick Falcons at 3:00

PITCHING STATS:
Patrick Suter; 4 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 5 H , 7 K, 2 W, 21 BF
Matt Peer: 1 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 6 BF
Eric Bronner: (L; 2-1) 1.2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 H, 2 W, 11 BF

HITTING LEADERS:
Andrew Macciocchi (1B): 1 RBI, 1B, W, 2 SB
Parker Allen (SS): 2 R, 2 H, 3B, W SB
David Hornback (RF/CF): 2 R, 1B, W, SB
Bryce Davenport (DH/RF): 3 RBIs, 2B, SAC, SF
Ethan Hear (2B): R, RBI, 2 W
Andrew Dehyle (3B): R, 2 H, 2 SB
John Zigmond: RBI
Mike O’Callaghan (LF): 2 R, RBI, 1B
Eric Bronner: R, 1B, W, SB

MOELLER 12 BISHOP FENWICK 1

In the second game of a split doubleheader Moeller (10-6) defeated Bishop Fenwick (7-7) 12-1 thanks to an eight run first inning. Nine Moeller hitters got hits in a 17 hit attack against the Falcons.

Crusaders with multiple hits include: Parker Allen (SS) three hits, 2B; Travis Graves (2B/3B) two hits; Ethan Hear (3B) two hits, 2B; John Zigmond (C) three hits; Mike O’Callaghantwo hits, 2B and Eric Bronner (CF) two hits.

Starting pitchers Jack Steibel (RHP) pitched a complete game (five innings) earning his second win of the season. Jack surrendered one run on two hits, striking out five and walking five.

Moeller play league leading Elder at Schuler on Monday and travel to the Panther Athletic Complex. on Wednesday. Both games are at 5:00.

PITCHING STATS:
Jack Steibel (2-1): 5 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 5 K, 5 W, 20 BF

HITTING STATS:
Parker Allen: 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 H, 2B
Travis Graves: 1 R, 2 H
Bryce Davenport (1B): 2 R, 1B
Ethan Hear: 1 R, 3 RBI, 2 H, 2B
John Zigmond: 1 R, 1 RBI, 3 H
Matthew Peer (2B): 1B
Mike O’Callaghan (LF): 2 R, 1 RBI, 2 H, 2B
Tucker Hughes (RF); 2 R, 3 RBI, 1B
Eric Bronner: 1 R, 2 H
Avin Whitaker (DH): W

MOELLER 7 MILFORD 4

Moeller (9-6) despite allowing four runs in the fourth inning knocked off Milford
(12-5) 7-4 in the first game of a split doubleheader at the Blue Ash Sports Complex.

Starting and winning pitcher Tripp Towle (RHP) was in total command the first three innings, but ran into trouble in the fourth innings allowing four runs on four hits. Bryce Davenport (RHP) entered the game out of the bullpen and pitched two shutouts innings. Ethan Hear (RHP) followed Bryce out of the bullpen and pitched the seventh to earn his first save of the season.

The Crusaders scored in every inning but the seventh totaling 11 hits on the day. Mike O’Callaghan (LF), Parker Allen (SS) and Bryce Davenport (DH/RHP) each had multiple hits for Moeller with O’Callaghan and Allen collecting three hits each.

PITCHING STATS:
Tripp Towle (1-0): 4 IP, 4 R, 4 ER, 5 H, 1 W, 2 K, 17 BF
Bryce Davenport: 2 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 1 K, 1 W, 10 BF
Ethan Hear (S-1): 1 IP, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 W, 3 BF

HITTING STATS:
Drew Macciocchi (1B): 1 R, 1 RBI, 1B, SF
Parker Allen: 2 R, 1 RBI, 3 H, 2B, 1 SB
Sam Linduff (2B): 1 R, 1 W
David Hornback (RF): 1 R, 1 H, 1 W, HB
Bryce Davenport: 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 H
Andrew Dehyle (3B): 1 RBI, 1B, SF
Mike O’Callaghan: 1 R, 3 RBI, 3 H, 2B, 1 W
Max Steffen (C): 1 RBI, SAC

MOELLER 2 ELDER 8

Moeller (10-7; 3-5) fell behind early to Elder (16-4; 5-3) and could not come back in a 8-2 loss to the Panthers at Schuler Sports Complex.

Starter Austin Strickland (RHP) took the loos giving up six runs, two of which were earned in 4.1 innings of work.

The Panthers collected 11 hits off a trio of Crusader pitchers, but poor fielding aided greatly in their attack.

Bryce Davenport (DH), Andrew Dehyle (3B/P) and Andrew Macciocchi (1B) were the only Crusaders to reach base by a hit against two Elder pitchers.

Moeller travels to Elder on Wednesday for a 5:00 game at the Panther Athletic Complex. Then play non league games at West Clermont on Thursday and Friday host Covington Catholic at Schuler Sports Complex. Both games start at 5:00. The Crusaders are scheduled to end their 2018 season vs Akron Hoban on Saturday with a double header at Blue Ash Sports Complex. First pitch is at 10:00

PITCHING STATS:

Austin Strickland: (L; 2-2), 4.1 IP, 6 R, 2 ER, 9 H, 1 W, 3 K, 26 BF

Andrew Dehyle: 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K, 8 BF

Zach Miesch (LHP): .2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 5 BF

HITTING STATS:

Andrew Macciocchi: 1B

Parker Allen (SS): 1 W

David Hornback (RF): 1 R

Bryce Davenport: 1 R, 2B

Andrew Dehyle: 2 RBI, 1B

Mike O’Callaghan (LF): 1 W

Eric Bronner (CF): 1 W

MOELLER 8 ELDER 1

Moeller (11-7; 4-5) put together solid pitching and defense to go along with timely hitting to knock off Elder (17-5; 6-3) at the Panther Athletic Complex 8-1.

Starter Patrick Suter (LHP) moved his record to 3-0 going 4.2 innings allowing one earned run on five hits while setting down six Panthers on strikes. Relief ace Eric Bronner (LHP) came in from the bullpen in the fifth inning for Suter getting out of a bases loaded situation and then pitched a scoreless last two innings.  The game ended on a 6-4-3 double play to highlight a game in which the defense did not commit and error.

Moeller seeking some revenge after losing the first two games to Elder went up 2-0 in the third inning on a fielders choice RBI by Parkland Allen (LF) and a long RBI double by Bryce Davenport (DH). In the top of the fourth Moeller bats stayed hot loading the bases with two outs on hits by Andrew Dehyle (3B) and Mike O’Callaghan (C) and a walk to Travis Graves (SS) setting the stage for Zach Miesch’s double to center scoring all three runners. Moeller put the game away with a three run fifth to make the final score 8-1.

The Junior Varsity ends their GCL season with a 4-5 record tied for second place behind Elder. The Crusaders travel to West Clermont on Thursday, are at home vs Covington Catholic on Friday and end the regularly scheduled season with a doubleheader vs Akron Hoban at Blue Ash on Saturday. First game is at 10:00.

MOELLER 7 WEST CLERMONT 8

Moeller (10-8) and West Clermont (10-6) battle back and forth with the Wolves scoring four times in the bottom of the seventh on four hits and a HB to escape with a 8-7 victory in a game played at West Clermont.

Trailing 4-3 entering the top of the seventh the Crusaders scored four times to take a 7-4 lead. Moeller scored their runs on hits by Bryce Davenport (DH), John Zigmond (C) and a two RBI triple off the bat of Travis Graves (SS). Max Steffen (RF) also drove in a run on a ground out and Eric Bronner (CF) scored on a passed ball.

Matthew Peer (RHP) gave up the winning run in the seventh inning and was charged with the lost. Moeller used four pitchers on the day and gave up eight runs, six of which were earned on nine hits. West Clermont got four of their nine hits in the seventh inning.

Moeller pounded out ten hits including three doubles and a triple. Multiple hit games were turned in by; Drew Macciocchi (1B), Bryce Davenport and Avin Whitaker (EH). Travis Graves had three RBIs and John Zigmond scored twice to lead the Crusaders attack.

Moeller is at Schuler Sports Complex on Friday to take on Covington Catholic in a 5:00 start and then play Akron Hoban in a DH on Saturday at Blue Ash Sports Complex. First game is at 10:00. 

PITCHING STATS:

Jack Steibel (RHP): S, 2 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K, 9 BF

Ethan Hear (RHP): 2 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 1 K, 8 BF

David Hornback (RHP): 2 + IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 4 H, 2 K, 11 BF

Matthew Peer (L; 1-1-1): did not retire a batter, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 H, 2 BF

HITTING LEADERS:

Parker Allen (LF): 1 HP

Drew Macciocchi: 2 H

Zach Miesch (CF): 1HB, 1 W

Sam Linduff (2B): 1 R, 1 W, 1 HB

Travis Graves: 1 R, 3 RBIs, 3B

Bryce Davenport: 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 H,

Andrew Dehyle (3B): 2B, 1 W

John Zigmond: 2 R, 2B

Max Steffen: 1 RBI, 1B, 1 W

Eric Bronner: 1 R, 1 W, 1 SB

Tripp Towle (PR): 1 R

Avin Whitaker: 1 RBI, 2 H, 2B

MOELLER 9 COVINGTON CATHOLIC 5

In the his first start of the season Tucker Hughes (LHP) took on the 18-1 Covington Catholic Colonels at Schuler Sports Complex. Tucker went five innings holding the opponent to four runs on six hits while striking out six to pick up his first win of the season leading the Crusaders (11-9) to a 9-5 victory. Matthew Peer (RHP) pitched the final two innings to preserve the win.

Covington Catholic scored in the first to take a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the third where Andrew Dehyle (3B) lined a two run single to left to put Moeller up 3-1. The Colonels scored three in the fourth to go ahead 4-3. In the bottom of the fourth Avin Whitaker’s (AH) ground out scored Ethan Hear (2B) who had led  the inning off with a long triple to left center.

The game was tied 4-4 going into the bottom of the fifth when with the bases loaded centerfielder David Hornback collected his third hit of the game a triple to left center scoring all three Crusaders. Parker Allen (DH) and Hear picked up RBIs in the inning to put Moeller ahead 9-4. Covington Catholic scored a run in the top of the seventh to make the final score 9-5.

Moeller will finish their season Saturday with a double header with Akron Hoban at Blue Ash Sports Complex. First game is at 10:00.

PITCHING STATS:

Tucker Hughes: (W; 1-0) 5 IP, 4 R 3 ER, 6 H, 6 K, 2 W, 23 BF

Matthew Peer: 2 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 K, 5 H

HITTING STATS:

Andrew Macciocchi (1B): 2 R, 1B, 1 W, 1 SB

Parker Allen: 1 R, 1 W, 1 SB

Travis Graves (SS): 1 R, 1 RBI, 1B, 1 W

David Hornback: 3 RBI, 3 H, 3B

Bryce Davenport (RF): 2 R, 1B, 1 W, HBP

Ethan Hear: 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 H, 3B

Andrew Dehyle: 1 R, 2 RBI, 1B, 2 W

John Zigmond  (C): 1 R, HBP

Avin Whitaker: 1 RBI, 1 W

MOELLER 10 AKRON HOBAN 5

In the first game of a doubleheader with Akron Hoban (7-7) played on Crosley Field at Blue Ash Sports Complex. Moeller (13-8) racked up 17 hits on their way to a 10-5 win over the Knights.

Andrew Macciocchi (1B), Parker Allen (LF), Travis Graves (SS), Bryce Davenport (RF), Ethan Hear (2B), Andrew Dehyle (3B) and Max Steffen (C) all had multiple hits for Moeller. Dehyle led the Crusaders with three hits, three RBIs and two runs scored.

Starter Austin Strickland (RHP) picked up his third win on the season. Austin surrendered five runs, one earned on three hits over five innings, striking out eight and walking one. Zach Miesch (LHP) and Parker Allen (RHP) each pitched one inning coming out of the bullpen to close the game for the Crusaders.

PITCHING STATS:

Austin Strickland (W; 3-2): 5 IP, 5 R, 1 ER, 3 H, 1 W, 1 HBP, 8 K, 22 BF

Zach Miesch: 1 IP, 0 R, 1 K, 3 W, 6 BF

Parker Allen: 1 IP, 0 R, 2 W, 1 K, 5 BF

HITTING LEADERS:

Andrew Macciocchi: 2 R, 2 1B, 1 SB

Parker Allen: 2 R, 2 1B, 1 W

Travis Graves: 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 H, 2B

David Hornback (RF): 1 R, 1 RBI, 2B

Bryce Davenport: 1 R, 2 H, 1 W

Ethan Hear: 2 RBI, 2 H, 1 W

Andrew Dehyle: 2 R, 3 RBI, 3 H, 2B, 1 SB

Max Steffen: 1 RBI, 2 H, 2B

Eric Bronner (CF): 1 R, 1 RBI, 2B, 1 W

MOELLER 8 AKRON HOBAN 1

In the second game of the doubleheader Moeller (14-8) took advantage of nine walks issued by Akron Hoban (7-8) pitchers to score an easy  8-1 victory on the last game of the season for the Crusaders.

Tripp Towle (RHP) was the starting and winning pitcher moving his record to 2-0 on the season. Tripp went four innings allowing Hoban batters no runs on two hits and a walk while striking out eight batters. Eric Bronner (LHP) threw three innings of relief giving up an unearned run on three hits while striking out three. Bronner was credited with his third save of the season.

Moeller bats were held to four hits, two by Zach Mioesch (CF) and one each by Bryce Davenport (1B) and Avin Whitaker (AH). Andrew Dehyle (3 B) collected three RBIs in the game.

Moeller JV team ended the season 14-8 and 4-5 in the GCL finishing second in the league.

PITCHING STATS:

Tripp Towle (W; 2-0): 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 3 K, 14 BF

Eric Bronner (S; 2-1-3): 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 3 K, 13 BF

HITTING STATS:

Zach Miesch: 2 R, 1 RBI 2 H, 2 W, 2 SB

Parker Allen (SS): 2 R, 3 W, 1 SB

Sam Linduff (2B): 1 R, 1 HBP

David Hornback (RF): 1 RBI, 1 SF

Bryce Davenport (1B): 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 H, 1 W

Andrew Dehyle: 3 RBI, 1 SB

John Zigmonmd (C): 1 W

Mike O’Callaghan (RF): 1 W

Tucker Hughes (DH): 1 W

Jack Steibel (PR): 1 R

Avin Whitaker (AH): 1 R, 1 RBI, 1B

 

2018 Freshman Baseball Game Notes

 

LAKOTA EAST 11    MOELLER 8  (SCRIMMAGE)

The Moeller Freshman Baseball Team opened the 2018 season with a scrimmage verses Lakota East at the Blue Ash Sports Complex.  East’s bats were on fire to start the game.  They collected 4 hits and a walk from their first 5 batters off Moeller starter Michael Ramsey to take a 2-0 lead.  Moeller had an answer in the bottom of the first inning.  With 1 out, Michael Ramsey hit a line drive single to leftfield.  Grant Blomeke walked and Aidan Noyes singled to score Ramsey.  Zach French walked, Nijel Davis was hit by the pitch to set up a 2 rbi single from Jake Zicka to send the Crusaders up 3-2.  Ramsey shut the Thunderbirds down in the second inning.  Andrew Boudreau pitched the next 2 innings allowing 3 runs.  Moeller scored again in the second and third innings.  Walks to Evan Gatto, Ramsey and Blomeke set up an rbi fielder’s choice from Aidan Noyes.  The East pitchers ran into some trouble in the bottom of the third inning.  Walks to Nijel Davis, Alex Dicke, Michael Ramsey, Grant Blomeke, as well as Ethan Brose being hit by the pitch put the Crusaders up 6-3.  Zach French followed Boudreau to the mound and allowed 5 runs to put up East 8-6 a lead the Crusaders could not top.  Aidan Noyes followed French to the mound to pitch the last inning.  The Moeller offense was led by Aidan Noyes’ 2 hits, a double from Andrew Lang, hits by Michael Ramsey and Jake Zicka and a sac fly by Cole Brennan.

MOELLER 2   LAKOTA WEST 1*  (SCRIMMAGE)

The second scrimmage of the year was a pitchers battle played at the Lakota Freshman Building verses Lakota West.  Michael Ramsey was the Crusader starting pitcher and gave up a run in the bottom of the second inning.  Ramsey walked the leadoff batter and 2 wild pitches followed.  After another walk, the next Lakota batter hit a sac fly to rightfield to score their lone run.  Ethan Brose tossed the next 2 scoreless innings.  With Moeller down 1-0, Aidan Noyes came on to pitch the bottom of the sixth inning without allowing a run.  The Moeller pitching staff, to this point, has not allowed a Lakota hit.  In the top of the 7th inning, Hunter Stratton led off with a walk.  Paddy O’Donnell pinch ran for Stratton.  Tony Mock collected his 2nd hit of the game to send O’Donnell to second base.  Jake Zicka dropped down a perfect bunt that ended up a base hit to load the bases.  With 1 out, Aidan Noyes hit a long fly ball to centerfield for a sacrifice fly to score O’Donnell from third base and Mock moved to third.  Zicka and Mock then executed the perfect double steal to put the Crusaders up 2-1.  In the bottom of the 7th inning, believe it or not, the umpire decided to leave, so we finished the inning without an umpire.  Noyes struck out the first hitter and walked the next batter.  Lakota’s next hitter hit a ball to the right centerfield fence for their only hit of the game.  Moeller was able to throw the lead runner out for the second out.  When the runner strayed too far off third base, Cole Rieman tried to pick him off and the ensuing rundown ended with a play at the plate.  With no umpire, no determination was made as to whether the runner was safe or out.  Noyes struck out the next batter.    Moeller collected 8 hits on the day.  Tony Mock 2-3, Zach French 2-3 including a double,  and Jake Zicka, Grant Blomeke, Calvin Cloud, and Andrew Boudreau all had hits.

MOELLER 9  SPRINGBORO 5 (SCRIMMAGE)

The Freshman traveled to Springboro High School today for our third scrimmage of the year.  Springboro’s starting pitcher has some problems throwing strikes to open the game.  After issuing  walks to Tony Mock and Jake Zicka, he proceeded to hit Zach French with the next pitch to load the bases.  Aidan Noyes lined a base hit to score Mock from third base.  Grant Blomeke walked to bases loaded again to set up a double over the leftfielders head by Calvin Cloud.  When the first inning was over, the Crusaders were up 6-0.  Moeller added 1 more run in the second inning on Aidan Noyes’s second hit and walks to Blomeke and Nijel Davis and a wild pitch.  Big Moe was not done.  They added 2 more runs in the third inning on walks and a base hit by Ethan Brose to send Moeller to a 9-0 lead.  Zach French tossed the first 3 innings of shutout baseball allowing no hits, 5 walks, and 2 strikeouts.  Andrew Cowart pitched the next 1/3 inning allowing 5 runs on 1 hit with 4 walks, 1 strikeout.  Calvin Cloud followed for the next 1 2/3 innings, walking 3 and striking out 3.  Tony Mock pitched the last inning giving up 1 walk and 1 strike out.  This was the second game that the pitching staff only gave up 1 hit.  Moeller gathered 5 hits on the day.  Aidan Noyes 2-2, Calvin Cloud, 1-3 including a double,  Alex Dicke 1-2 including a walk and Ethan Brose 1-2.

MOELLER 8 BADIN 2

This was Opening Day for the Moeller Freshman at Blue Ash Sports Complex. Badin scored first in the top of the third inning off Moeller starter Ethan Brose. Brose gave up his first hit with two outs, he threw a wild pitch to score a unearned run after the runner reached third on an error. Moeller answered in the bottom of the fourth inning. Grant Blomeke walked, Nijel Davis lined a single to left to send Blomeke to third. Tristen then hit a sac fly to tie the game at one. Badin posted their second run to send the score to 2-1 off reliever Aidan Noyes in the top of the fifth inning. The Crusaders had an answer in the home half of the fifth. Tony Mock reached on an error. Jake Zicka dropped a perfect bunt and Mock went first to third. Noyes walked, Blomeke singled, followed by walks to Michael Ramsey and Alex Dicke which set up a 2 rbi single by Tristen Melvin to send Moeller up 5-2. The Freshman added 3 more runs in the bottom of the sixth inning aided by a 2 run single by Alex Dicke. Moeller also played great defense to shut the Rams out the last 2 innings. Brose pitched 3.1 innings, 1 unearned run, 3 hits, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, and 1 wild pitch. Aidan Noyes pitched 3.2 innings 1 earned run, 2 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts to pick up the win. Hitting leaders were: Jake Zicka 2-3, sac, Tristen Melvin 2-3, 3 rbis, Zach French 2-4 including a triple. Others collecting hits were Tony Mock, Alex Dicke, Nijel Davis, and Grant Blomeke. The Moeller record is 1-0. 

MOELLER VS. CHCA JV
RAINED OUT IN BOTTOM OF THE 4TH INNING

Moeller was hosting the CHCA JV team on this rain filled day at the Blue Ash Sports Complex. The Crusaders jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning after Tony Mock set CHCA down in order in the top of the 1st inning. With 2 outs, Zach French was hit by the pitch and stole second base. Aidan Noyes followed with a double to left centerfield to score French. In the top of the 2nd inning CHCA scored 6 runs off Mock when Tony ran into a little control trouble, walking 5 batters and giving up 2 hits, before Andrew Lang came in relief to put out the rally. The Freshman did not roll over being down 6-1. Lang and Andrew Cowart held them at-bay in the 3rd and 4th inning. With the rain coming down in buckets in the bottom of the 4th inning, Moeller mounted their comeback. Aidan Noyes lead off the inning with a single. Pinch hitter Hunter Stratton singled followed by a rbi double from Michael Ramsey. Paddy O’Donnell walked, Cole Rieman grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Stratton. Cole Brennan banged out an rbi single. Tony Mock then singled to drive in Moeller’s 5th run to make the score 6-5 with runners on first and second base and 1 out. The Umpire had enough with the rain and called the game.

MOELLER 1 RYLE 0

Today’s Moeller Freshman game turned out to be a giant pitcher’s duel. Zach French pitched 6 solid innings allowing only one 3rd inning hit, 1 walk, and 1 hit-batter to pick up the win. Nijel Davis then came in to shut the Raiders down in the 7th inning to get the save. Moeller had their opportunities to score. The Crusaders left bases loaded in the 1st inning after Tony Mock led off the inning with a single and Zach French doubled Mock to third and Grant Blomeke was hit by the pitch. They scored their lone run in the bottom of the 6th inning with 1 out, Aidan Noyes doubled, Blomeke was hit by the pitch for the second time and Michael Ramsey singled to right to bring home Noyes with the winning run. The Moeller record goes to 2-0 on the season.

MOELLER  7  COVINGTON CATHOLIC  5

The Covington Catholic Colonels where a tough opponent for the Moeller Freshman today at Blue Ash Sports Complex.  They came out swinging in the 1st inning stoking 3 hits to score 2 runs off starter Michael Ramsey.  However, Ramsey fought back and retired 6 of the next 7 batters.  Moeller scored 1 run in the bottom of the 2nd inning.  With 1 out, Michael Ramsey singled, Nijel Davis walked, Tucker Koester grounded into a fielder’s choice forcing Davis at second.  Koester and Ramsey ran the perfect 1st-3rd double steal to score Ramsey.  The Crusaders added 2 more runs in the 3rd inning after Jake Zicka singled and Zach French walked.  Both moved up when Aidan Noyes grounded out to first to set up Ramsey’s 2 rbi single to right.  Andrew Lang came on to pitch the 4th inning and held the Colonels at-bay while Moeller added 2 more runs in the bottom of the inning.   Tucker Koester singled, Cole Brennan walked, and Tony Mock singled to load the bases.  Zicka reached on an error to score Koester.  Aidan Noyes singled Brennan home and Mock scored on a Grant Blomeke sac fly.  Moeller is up 6-2.  Moeller added 1 more run in the bottom of the 6th inning after Mock reached on an error and went to second on pure hustle.  Mock took third on Zicka’s ground out and scored on Zach French’s sac fly.  Ramsey got the win pitching 3 innings, 2 runs, 1 earned, 3 hits, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.  Andrew Lang pitched 3.2 innings, 3 runs, 1 earned, 3 hits, 2 walks, and 1 strikeouts.  Ethan Brose entered the game in relief of Lang with the tying runs on base and 2 outs in the top of the 7th inning to get the only batter he faced to fly out to centerfield to earn the save.   The Moeller Freshman record goes to 3-0.

MOELLER  6   ST. XAVIER  5

It was opening day for the GCL league play and the Moeller Freshman were up for the test against the St. Xavier Bombers.  Each team exchanged 1-2-3 first innings, but it was Moeller who got on the scoreboard first.  In the top of the second inning, Aidan Noyes walked and Grant Blomeke singled.  Calvin Cloud walked to load the bases.  Tucker Koester collected an rbi walk as did Tony Mock.  Michael Ramsey drove in Cloud and Koester to put the Crusaders up 4-0.  St. X scored 1 unearned run in the bottom of the 5th inning, but Moeller answered with 5 runs in the top of the 6th inning.  The Bombers mounted a charge in the home half of the 6th inning on 3 unearned runs, but fell short when Ethan Brose came in relief of Zach French who pitched a stellar 5.1 innings and pick up the save.  French’s pitching line was 5.1 innings 4 runs all unearned, 5 hits, 2 walks, and 9 strikeouts.  Brose pitched 1.2 innings, 1 earned run, 2 hits, and 1 strikeout.  Hitting leaders for Moeller were: Tony Mock 1-3 with a walk and 1 rbi, Michael Ramsey 1-4 with 2 rbis, Aidan Noyes 1-1 with 2 walks, and Grant Blomeke 1-2.  Tucker Koester with 2 rbis.  The Moeller record stands at 4-0 and 1-0 in the GCL.

 MOELLER  17   LEBANON 5   (5 INNINGS)

The Moeller bats came alive in the nightcap of a day/night doubleheader at the Blue Ash Sports Complex.  Aidan Noyes and Andrew Cowart combined the pitching duties to enable the Crusaders to pick up their 5th win of the year.  The Frosh sent 15 batters to the plate in the first inning and 14 batters to the plate in the second inning.  Tony Mock started the game with a walk, back to back to back hits from Michael Ramsey, Zach French and Aidan Noyes, set the tone.  Alex Dicke singled, Cole Rieman was hit by the pitch and Mock singled.  Ramsey walked and French hit a double to the wall to round out the Crusader 9 run first inning.  Lebanon scored 1 run in the top of the second inning, but Moeller answered with 5 more runs in the home half of the second inning.  Moeller went up 16-1 in the third inning behind hits from Alex Dicke, his second of the game, Cole Rieman, Cole Brennan and Tony Mock.  Moeller added their 17th and final run in the bottom of the 6th inning, when with 2 outs and no one on base, Jack McCullough drove a ball past the outreached glove of the pitcher for a basehit.  McCullough went 1st to 3rd on Cole Brennan’s second hit and scored when Evan Gatto reached on an error.  Our hitters collected 14 hits lead by: Zach French 3-3 including a double, Alex Dicke and Cole Brennan each 2-2 including a walk.  Those also collecting hits were: Tony Mock, Evan Gatto, Michael Ramsey, Aidan Noyes, Jack McCullough, Nijel Davis, and Cole Rieman.  Noyes pitched 3 innings allowing 1 earned run, on 5 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts and 1 hit batter.  Andrew Cowart pitched 2 innings, allowing 4 runs, 2 earned runs, 1 hit, 4 walks and 2 strikeouts.   The Moeller Freshman season record is 5-0 and 1-0 in the GCL.

MOELLER 10  WALNUT HILLS 2

The story line in this game belongs to Jake Zicka who came in relief of Nijel Davis in the top of the 4th inning with bases loaded and 0 outs.  The first batter Jake faced hit a sac fly to score the Eagles second run.  He then proceeded to strike out the next 9 batters he faced and 10 of the next 11 batters.  Davis pitched 3+ innings allowing 2 earned runs, 2 hits, 4 walks and 3 strikeouts.  Moeller got on the scoreboard in the first inning when Michael Ramsey walked and stole second base.  Zach French singled home Ramsey, stole second to set up an rbi single from Calvin Cloud.  The hot hitting Freshman posted 5 more runs in the second inning.  Andrew Lang opened the inning with a line drive single to left. Tristen Melvin executed the perfect run and bunt and Lang ended up on third base.  Ethan Brose singled home Lang.  Tony Mock reached on an error, Ramsey walked and Zach French hit a sac fly to pick up his 2nd rbi of the game and 7th in 2 games.  Hitting leaders for Moeller were:  Calvin Cloud 2-3, 3 rbis, Andrew Lang 2-3 and 1 rbi.  Others banging out hits were: Evan Gatto, Zach French, Nijel Davis, Jake Zicka, Cole Brennan and Ethan Brose.  The Moeller Freshman record goes to 6-0 overall and 1-0 in the GCL.

LASALLE  8   MOELLER 1

The Moeller Freshman suffered their first loss of the year to GCL opponent, LaSalle.  LaSalle put 4 runs on the scoreboard in the top of the first inning on 5 walks and 1 base hit off starter Michael Ramsey.  The Moeller offense was quiet and held in check all game off the Lancer starting pitcher.  Only Aidan Noyes was able to collect a first inning hit.  Moeller scored their lone run in the first inning when Tony Mock, who walked, scored on a 1st /3rd double steal in the first inning.  Ethan Brose shut the Lancers down for the next 4.2 innings until giving up 3 runs in the 6th inning.  Andrew Lang pitched a scoreless 7th inning.  Pitching lines are as follows:  Ramsey,  1/3 inning pitched, 1 hit, 4 runs all earned, 5 walks and 1 strikeout.  Brose – 5 2/3 innings pitched, 4 runs, 3 earned, 4 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 2 hit batters.  Lang – 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 strikeout.  Moeller Freshman record goes to 6-1 and 1-1 in the GCL.

MOELLER 11 ELDER 6

At the start of every year, every Moeller Freshman player rewrites the story about “The Man on the Bench” and how that “Man on the Bench is the backbone of Moeller Baseball”. Today’s victory was produced by the heroes who started the game on our bench. Elder scored 5 runs in the top of the 2nd inning and took a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the 4th inning. Grant Blomeke reached on an error in the bottom of the 4th inning. Nijel Davis walked. Enter our 1st Man on the Bench, Evan Gatto to pinch run for Davis. Blomeke and Gatto move up on a wild pitch and both score on Tristen Melvin’s single. Elder up 5-3. In the bottom of the 5th inning, Zach French, Aidan Noyes, and Grant Blomeke all walk. Enter our 2nd Man on the Bench, pinch hitter Calvin Cloud. Calvin hits a bomb over the leftfielder’s head sending French and Noyes home to tie the score. Here comes Man on the Bench #3 – Alex Dicke who drills a base hit to left to score Blomeke. Man on the Bench #4 is Andrew Boudreau who is sent in to pinch run for Dicke. Tony Mock singles scoring Cloud and Boudreau scampers to third to eventually score when Michael Ramsey reached on an error. When the dust settled Moeller is up 9-5. Moeller added 2 more runs in the bottom of the 6th inning when Blomeke was hit by the pitch advanced to second on a wild pitch and scored on a Nijel Davis base hit. Ethan Brose walked and scored Moeller’s 11th run on a Boudreau base hit. Zach French was the starting pitcher and pitched 6.2 innings followed by Andrew Lang who came in to get the last Elder out. Moeller Freshman record stands at 7-1 and 2-1 in the GCL.

MOELLER 13 FENWICK 2 (5 innings)

The Moeller Freshman hit the road today for a rare game away from the friendly confines of the Blue Ash Sports Complex. Today in Middletown at Fenwick High School. The Crusaders was able to bang out 10 hits in the 5 inning game. They were led by starting pitcher, Aidan Noyes, third baseman, Alex Dicke, first baseman Calvin Cloud, who each collected 2 hits. Moeller’s 2 big innings were the 2nd and 3rd innings. Already leading 1-0, Alex Dicke singled with 1 out, Cole Rieman walked, Tony Mock reached on a fielder’s choice to load the bases. Michael Ramsey walked in Moeller’s 2nd run and with the bases still juiced, French doubled to clear the bases, which was followed by a Noyes double and Cloud single. Moeller is now up 7-0. Fenwick scratched out 2 runs in the bottom of the second inning, but The Big Moe had an answer. That answer was 6 more runs in the top of the third inning. Dicke smacked his 2nd hit of the game, Rieman and Mock chipped in hits, a walk to French and the hot bat of Aidan Noyes clocked his second double of the game, with Cloud’s2nd hit of the day to follow. Aidan Noyes pitched 3 innings, allowing 2 earned runs, 3 hits, 2 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Jake Zicka tossed the final 2 innings, walking 1 and striking out 1 batter. The Moeller record in not 8-1 and 2-1 in the GCL.

MOELLER 2  ST. XAVIER 1

Today’s GCL rematch turned out to be a pitcher’s battle between Stock from St. X and Moeller’s Zach French. X’s leadoff hitter opened the game with a very close infield hit, then stole second and scored on a base hit. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Tony Mock singled and stole second base. With 1 out, Zach French doubled to score Mock and tie the game 1-1. Both teams bats were silent for the next 4 innings until The Big Moe came to bat in the bottom of the 7th inning. With 1 out, Jake Zicka lined a base hit to rightfield. Evan Gatto was sent in to pinch run and promptly stole second base. Gatto moved up on an infield hit by Tony Mock. With runners 1st and 3rd, Michael Ramsey drilled a high fly ball to left field and Gatto tagged and came home for the walk off sacrifice fly to win the game. Other Moeller players collecting hits were Nijel Davis and Aidan Noyes. French pitched 7 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 6 hits, 4 walks and 5 strikeouts. The Moeller Freshman record stands at 9-1 and 3-1 in the GCL.

ST. XAVIER 5 MOELLER 1

The Moeller Freshman took one on the chin today from the St. Xavier Bombers. Starting pitcher Michael Ramsey was cruising through 3 innings before giving up his first hit with 1 out in the 4th inning. After walking the next batter, Ramsey got the following batter to fly out to center for the 2nd out. The Bomber next hitter sent a fly ball that would have been the 3rd out , but it was misplayed into a base hit and led to 5 Bomber runs. Moeller threatened and had runners on base in every inning, but could only push 1 run across the plate in the 6th inning. With 1 out, Grant Blomeke was hit by the pitch. Calvin Cloud singled sending Blomeke to third and scored on an Andrew Lang sac fly. Hitting leaders for Moeller were: Aidan Noyes 3 for 4 including 2 doubles, with Tony Mock 1-4 with a double, Zach French, Tristen Melvin and Cole Rieman with base hits to total 8 for the Crusaders. Ramsey pitched 3.2 innings, 5 runs, all earned, 4 hits 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Andrew Lang pitched 1.1 innings allowing 1 hit and 1 walk. Tucker Koester pitched 1 perfect inning. Moeller’s record is 9-2 and 3-2 in the GCL.

MOELLER 6 ROSS 2

Today was bounce back day and it was the Ross Rams who were the victims. The Rams did score first sending 2 runs home on 1 hit, 3 walks and 2 hit batters. Down 2-0 in the bottom of the 4th inning, Zach French led off the inning with a single. Hot hitting Aidan Noyes doubled sending French to third. Grant Blomeke was hit by the pitch to load the bases. Nijel Davis stepped up and hit a rocket over the leftfielders head to tie the game at two. Third baseman, Alex Dicke singled Blomeke home and Evan Gatto, who was pinch running for Davis scored when Andrew Boudreau reached on an error. Moeller added 2 more runs in the 5th inning when French walked with 1 out and advanced to third on Aidan Noyes’ second hit. Jake Zicka dropped the perfect suicide bunt to score French and Noyes scored when Blomeke reached on an error. Calvin Cloud was the starting and winning pitcher, pitching 4 innings, 2 runs, both earned, 2 hits, 6 walks, 2 strikeouts and 3 hit batters. Jake Zicka picked up the save throwing 3 innings, no runs, 1 hit, 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts. The Moeller Freshman record in now 10-2 and 3-2 in the GCL.

MOELLER 13 CHCA 3 (6 innings)

The Moeller bats came alive today in a run-rule game against CHCA on their home field. The offense was led by Zach French who was 4-4 including 2 doubles and a walk. The Crusaders sent 9 batters to the plate in the first inning. Tony Mock led off the game with a line drive single. French singled and Aidan Noyes walked to load the bases. Nijel Davis hit a fly ball to left, but the leftfielder dropped to ball to score Mock. Cole Brennan and Andrew Boudreau each singled to drive in a run each and Tristen Melvin grounded out to score Moeller’s 4th run of the inning and take a 4-0 lead which they never relinquished. Those collecting hits today were: Tony Mock 2-4 with a walk, Zach French 4-4, 2 doubles, 2 rbis 3 runs, and a walk, Aidan Noyes 1-2, Nujel Davis 1-3, Cole Brennan 2-4, Andrew Boudreau 2-3, Tristen Melvin 1-3, Andrew Lang 1-1, Jake Zicka sac fly, and Cole Rieman 1-3. Aidan Noyes picked up the win pitching 4 innings, 1 unearned run, 1 hit, and 4 strikeouts. Tucker Koester pitched 1.2 innings 2 runs, 1 earned, 3 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts. Andrew entered the game with bases loaded and pitched .1 inning and gave up 1 walk. The Moeller Freshman record is 11-2 overall and 3-2 in the GCL.

MOELLER 19 VANDAILA BUTLER 0 (5 innings)

Ethan Brose pitches a NO-HITTER today against Vandalia Butler at the Blue Ash Sports Complex. Ethan only faced 3 batters over the minimum in the 5 inning run rule game. The first batter reached on an E-6 and Brose walked 2 batters and striking out 3 Butler hitters. Great job, Ethan. It was also a big day for the Moeller batters and it started in the 1st inning when the Crusaders sent 16 batters to the plate and scored 11 runs. The Freshman recorded a total of 19 runs on 17 hits including the first plate appearance of the year by Daniel Rein. Logan Kaas joined Jack McCullough’s 1.000 batting average on the year, going 1 for 1 on the day. Moeller hitting leaders today were: Tony Mock 2-3 with 2 walks, 1 rbi and 3 runs scored. Michael Ramsey 2-2 with a double, 4 rbis and a walk. Aidan Noyes 2-2, 2 rbis and a walk, Cole Brennan, 2-3, 4 rbis. Alex Dicke, Andrew Cowart, Calvin Cloud, Hunter Stratton a(double), Jake Zicka, Grant Blomeke, Tristen Melvin and Andrew Boudreau all collected hits. The Moeller Freshman record stands at 12-2 and 3-2 in the GCL.

MOELLER 17 MADEIRA JV 7 (5 innings)

The Moeller bats stayed hot in the nightcap of our Saturday doubleheader at the Blue Ash Sports Complex. It was the Madeira Mustangs JV team who provided the competition. The Frosh came from behind to win their 13th game of the year in a 5 inning run rule game. Down 3-1 in the bottom of the 2nd inning, starting pitcher, Nijel Davis led off the inning with a base hit. With 2 outs, Cole Rieman reached on an error which sent Davis home after reaching second base on a wild pitch. Tony Mock doubled, Jake Zicka singled, Zach French walked and when Aidan Noyes also reached on an error, Moeller scored 5 runs in the inning to go up 6-3. The Mustangs did not die. They posted 3 more runs in the top of the 3rd inning off Davis to tie the score at 6-6. Andrew Cowart came in to end the rally and pitch 1.1 innings to pick up the win. Moeller put the game out of reach in the bottom of the 5th inning racking up 8 more runs and it was game over. Tony Mock pitched the 5th inning. Hitting leaders for Moeller were: Tony Mock 3-4, double and a walk, Zach French 2-2, double, walk, Evan Gatto 2-3, double and 4 rbis, Aidan Noyes 2-3, 4 rbis and a walk, with Jake Zicka, Calvin Cloud, Nijel Davis, Ethan Brose, and Cole Rieman all with hits. The Moeller Freshman records moves to 13-2 and 3-2 in the GCL.

MOELLER 6   LASALLE 4

The Moeller Freshman revenged an earlier season loss to the LaSalle Lancers today to collect their 14th win of the season.  After 2 scoreless innings, LaSalle struck first scoring 1 run off starting pitcher Zach French.  The Crusaders answered in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  Ethan Brose led off with a single and stole second base. With 1 out, Tony Mock tripled to right centerfield to score Brose.  Michael Ramsey was hit by the pitch.  Zach French doubled sending Mock home.  Aidan Noyes scored Ramsey on a sac fly and Nijel Davis drilled a line drive to left to put Moeller up 4-1.  The Lancers were not done.  They tied the game at 4 in the top of the 4th inning.  While the Lancers were not done, neither were the Crusaders.  With 1 out in th bottom of the 4th inning, Tony Mock and Michael Ramsey singled.  Zach French walked.  Mock scored when Aidan Noyes reached base on an error.  Cole Brennan walked with bases loaded to push Moeller’s 6th run across the plate to put the Big Moe up 6-4.  In the top of the 5th inning,  the Lancers loaded the bases with 1 out.  Jake Zicka entered the game in relief of French, who picked up the win, and got the first batter to pop the ball up back to him and the next batter grounded a slow roller up the 1st base line which Zicka fielded and tagged the runner out.  Jake proceeded to set them down in order in the 6th and 7th inning to preserve the win and pick up the save.  Hitting leaders for Moeller were: Tony Mock 2-4 including a triple, Zach French 1-3 with a double, and Michael Ramsey, Cole Brennan, Nijel Davis, Ethan Brose, and Jake Zicka all with hits.  Moeller’s record is 14-2 and 4-2 in the GCL.

MOELLER 3   CONNER 2

The Conner Cougars made the trip from Hebron, Kentucky, to provide the Moeller Frosh with a close game.  The Cougars scored their first run in the 1st inning.  Starting pitcher, Andrew Cowart, hit the first batter.  After striking out the next batter, a walk and 2 base hits followed  to score a run.  Cowart did settle down and pitched a total of 4 innings to pick up his 2nd win on the year.  Down 2-0, Moeller scored all the runs they needed in the bottom of the 2nd inning.  Michael Ramsey singled and stole second Calvin Cloud singled sending Ramsey to third.  Cole Rieman grounded out and picked up the rbi when Ramsey scored.  Ethan Brose followed with a single to drive in Cloud and then stole second.  With Alex Dicke at the plate, the Conner pitched balked in Brose to send the Crusaders up 3-2.  Andrew Lang pitched the final 3 innings to earn a well- deserved save.  Those collecting hits today were: Cole Brennan, Michael Ramsey, Calvin Cloud, Paddy O’Donnell, Ethan Brose, and Cole Rieman.  The Moeller Freshman record is 15-2 and 4-2 in the GCL.

BADIN 6 MOELLER 5

The Moeller Freshman were out hustled today by the Badin Rams and the net result was their 3rd loss of the year. Badin took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on 3 straight hits. But in the bottom of the 1st inning Tony Mock led off with a hit to left and Aidan Noyes doubled to make the score 2-1. The Rams scored in the 3rd inning to send the score to 3-1. Moeller took a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the 4th inning when Grant Blomeke was hit by the pitch, Andrew Boudreau singled and the centerfielder dropped a Tony Mock fly ball. The Rams did not go away, scoring a run in the 5th and 6th innings. They pushed the winning run across the plate when their batter missed a suicide bunt attempt and the Crusaders failed to put out the runner from third base who was in a rundown. Aidan Noyes pitched 4 innings, allowing 3 earned runs, 5 hits and 7 strikeouts. Ethan Brose pitched 3 innings, 3 earned runs and 3 strikeouts. Hitting leaders were: Tony Mock 1-3, 1 rbi, Michael Ramsey 1-4 and 3 rbis, Zach French 1-4, Aidan Noyes 1-2 a double, Nijel Davis 1-1, Grant Blomeke 1-2, and Andrew Boudreau 1-3. The Freshman record is 15-3 and 4-2 in the GCL

MOELLER 22 MILFORD 0 (5 INNINGS)

Today was bounce back day and the Crusaders did it in a big way. Michael Ramsey and Andrew Lang teamed up to pitch a 1 hit shutout of the Milford Eagles at Milford High School. Tony Mock and Michael Ramsey started the game with back to back base hits. A wild pitch advanced them to 2nd and 3rd to set up a Zach French sac fly to score Mock. Calvin Cloud reached on an error and Ramsey scored to put the Crusaders up 2-0. Ramsey and French each walked to start the 3rd inning and Aidan Noyes drilled his first of two triples to send the score to 4-0. But it was the top of the 5th inning that has to be the Moeller Baseball’s most productive inning. The Frosh sent 24 batters to the plate and scored 18 runs to send the score to 22-0. The inning included a triples by Aidan Noyes and Zach French, base hits from Evan Gatto, Cole Brennan, Alex Dicke. Andrew Lang also had 2 hits of his own in the inning. In addition, pinch runner, Daniel Rein scored on Cole Brennan’s base hit. Other players who added to the hit parade were Paddy O’Donnell and Tony Mock. Ramsey pitched 4 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit, 5 walks and 3 strikeouts. Andrew Lang and battery mate Logan Kaas, teamed up to pitch and catch the 5th inning with 2 walks and 1 strikeout. The Moeller Freshman record stands at 16-3 and 4-2 in the GCL.

MOELLER 12 ELDER 8

Traveling to the west side of Cincinnati to take on the always tough Elder Panthers is always a tough task. And it was a come from behind GCL win that the Crusaders came out of Cheviot Fieldhouse with. Down 5-2 going into the top of the 6th inning is when we mounted our charge. Andrew Lang led off the inning with a walk and Grant Blomeke was hit by the pitch. Andrew Boudreau singled to score Lang. Tony Mock and Michael Ramsey hit back to back doubles to send the Crusaders up 6-5. Jake Zicka entered the game in relief of starter Zach French to hold the Panthers at bay for 3 innings. The Moeller bats were not done. Pinch hitter Alex Dicke walked to start the 7th inning. With Evan Gatto running for Dicke, Calvin Cloud walked, Grant Blomeke collected his 3rd hit of the day, Boudreau singled, Mock walked, a base hit from Ramsey to round out the 6 run inning. Elder mounted a rally in the bottom of the 7th inning, but Ethan Brose came in to slam the door, striking out the only batter he faced to end the game. Zach French pitched 3+ innings allowing 3 runs , 2 earned, 5 hits, 3 walks, 1 strikeout. Jake Zicka tossed 3.2 innings, 5 runs, 3 earned, 4 hits, 2 walks, 5 strikeouts. Ethan Brose pitched .1 inning, 1 strikeout. Hitting leaders: Grant Blomeke 3-3, Andrew Boudreau 2-3, Michael Ramsey 2-4 with a double, Tony Mock 2-3 with a double and 2 walks, Zach French 1-4 with a triple, Aidan Noyes 1-4 with a double, and a base hit from Cole Brennan. The Moeller Freshman record is now 17-3 and 5-2 in the GCL.

MOELLER 7   ELDER 6

GCL CHAMPIONS

The Moeller Freshman Baseball team won their 24nd GCL Championship in the last 28 years today by defeating the Elder Panthers in another come from behind win, 7-6.  Matter of fact, the Crusaders were down 5-1 and getting no-hit until the bottom of the 6th inning.  Never under estimate the Moeller Crusaders.  Zach French drilled a triple to lead off the bottom of the 6th inning.  Aidan Noyes was hit by the pitch.  Designated Hitter, Cole Brennan singled home French and Noyes.  Moeller trails 5-3.  Andrew Lang walks and Grant Blomeke singles to tie the game a 5 all.  Elder has an answer and takes a 6-5 lead in the top of the 7th inning.  With the GCL title on the line, we weren’t done.  Bottom of the 7th and the game on the line, Tony Mock singles and steals second.  With 1 out, French walks and both he and Mock move up on a wild pitch to second and third bases.  Aidan Noyes then sends a fly ball to centerfield, deep enough to score Mock and send French to third.  With 2 outs, the game tied at 6-6, up to the plate steps today’s MAN ON THE BENCH, trying to push that iceberg out of the water.  Pinch hitter today was  Alex Dicke who got a walk off  base hit between short and third to send the Moeller Crusaders to the GCL Championship.  Andrew Lang picked up the win in relief of Aidan Noyes.  Noyes tossed 4.1 innings,  5 runs, 3 earned, 4 hits, 3 walks, and 4 strikeouts.  Lang pitched 2.2 innings, 1 run, earned, 1 hit, 2 walks, and 2 strikeouts.  The Moeller Freshman record is 18-3 and 6-2 in the GCL.

MOELLER 9   WEST CLERMONT 6

This was another come from behind victory for the Freshman Crusaders.  West Clermont took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Moeller has an answer in the bottom of the 2nd inning.  With 1 out, Cole Rieman singled and Evan Gatto walked.  Tony Mock followed with a double to drive in Rieman and Gatto. In the following inning, Moeller added 1 more run after Zach French doubled and Jake Zicka singled.  But West Clermont was not done.  They took a 6-3 lead into the bottom of the 6th inning, when the never say die Crusaders mounted a charge.  Alex Dicke walks and Hunter Stratton reached on an error.  Cole Rieman reaches on an infield hit to load the bases.  Tucker Koester walks to move the runners up and both Evan Gatto and Tony Mock are  hit by the pitch to score two runs.    Both Cole Brennan and Sach French drove home 2 more runs on fielders choices.  After Aidan Noyes doubles, Moeller is up 9-6.  Alex Dicke mowed them down 1-2-3 in the 7th inning to pick up the win.  Andrew Cowart was the starting pitcher throwing .2 inning 2 earned runs, 2 hits, 4 walks and 2 wild pitches.  Andrew Boudreau pitched 4.1 innings, 4 runs, 3 earned, 4 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts.  Alex Dicke tossed 2 innings, 1 hit, and 3 strikeouts.  Hitting leaders were: Zach French 2-4 with a double, Cole Rieman 2-3, with Evan Gatto, Jake Zicka, Aidan Noyes, and Tony Mock with base hits.   The GCL Champions record goes to 19-3 overall and 6-2 in the GCL.

DEFIANCE JV 6   MOELLER 5

The Freshman hit the road for their annual trip to northern Ohio for a 3 game set with Division 2 powers, the Defiance Bulldogs and the Bryan Golden Bears JV teams.  In this Friday evening game under the lights of the Defiance High School baseball complex, the Moeller Freshman got down 4-0 early.  In the top of the 4th inning, the Crusaders started to peck away at the lead.  Aidan Noyes led off the inning with a single, hit first of three hits. After 2 wild pitches put him on third, he scored on an E1 off the bat of Grant Blomeke.  Defiance added a run in the bottom of the 4th and the score was 5-1.  Top of the 5th,, Tony Mock and Michael Ramsey walked and scored on a Zach French double cutting the lead to 5-3.  Defiance answers in the home half of the 5th inning to put the score at 6-3.  But our Moeller Crusaders were not intimidated by the highly rated Defiance JV team.  The top of the 7th inning started with a walk to pinch hitter Alex Dicke.  Tucker Koester was sent in to pinch run and Zach French reached on an E6.  The hot hitting Aidan Noyes sent a laser down the rightfield line for a triple sending Koester and French home.  The score is not 6-5 with the tying run on 3rd base and no outs.  The Moeller comeback try fell short when the Defiance Junior lefty struck out the next 3 Moeller batters to end the game.  It was, however a valiant try by our Crusaders and a great game.  Michael Ramsey was the starting pitcher going 5 innings, allowing 6 runs, 2 earned, on 6 hits, 2 walks and 2 strikeouts, 1 hit batter.  Tony Mock pitched 1 inning issuing 1 walk.  Hitting leaders were: Aidan Noyes 3-4 including a triple, Zach French 1-4 with a double, and Andrew Boudreau 1-3.  The Moeller record is 19-4 and 6-2 in the GCL.

MOELLER 11   BRYAN JV 1

After eating pizza at the Defiance Pizza Hut, the Crusaders took the 30 minute up the road to spend a relaxing evening and hit the nightlife in downtown Bryan, Ohio and more specifically, the Colonial Manor Motel.  The parents held their annual Parents Party in the Parking Lot.  The pizza must have done wonders as the Moeller bats were hot.  With the Crusaders up 1-0, Moeller added 5 more runs in the 3rd inning.  With 1 out, Aidan Noyes singled, Cole Rieman was hit by the pitch and both advanced on a wild pitch.  Jake Zicka then singled to drive Noyes and Rieman home.  Hunter Stratton walked, Tristen Melvin singled to score Zicka and Tony Mock followed with a base hit to score Stratton.  Moeller is up 6-0.  With Ethan Brose dealing out zeros to Bryan on the mound, Moeller scored 5 more runs in the top of the 7th inning and all with 2 outs.  Pinch hitter Andrew Boudreau singles, Alex Dicke reaches on an error,  Tony Mock and Ethan Brose walk to set up a triple by Zach French who eventually scores on a wild pitch to put up the Crusaders 11-0.  Bryan scored their lone run in the bottom of the 7th inning.  Brose pitch the complete game to pick up the win.  His line was 7 innings, 1 run, earned, 4 hits, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and a hit batter.  Hitting leaders:  Zach French 2-5, triple, 3 rbis, with Tony Mock, Ethan Brose, Aidan Noyes, Cole Rieman, Jake Zicka, Evan Gatto, Andrew Boudreau, and Tristen Melvin with hits.  The Moeller record is 20-4 and 6-2 in the GCL.

MOELLER 11   BRYAN JV 4

The Bryan Baseball program was very hospitable and fed our kids between games.  However, it was pizza and they did not know that pizza is the official food of the Moeller Freshman team and it makes the Moeller Freshman team bats come alive.  And it did not take long.  Top of the 1st inning with 1 out, Andrew Boudreau walks to set up back to back doubles from Zach French and Aidan Noyes.  Nijel Davis reaches on an error to drive in Noyes and Moeller leads 3-0.  With our pizza still not digested, Noyes starts the top of the 3rd inning off by reaching on an error.  Cole Brennan walks, and Nijel Daves drops down a perfect bunt down the third base line for a base hit. Grant Blomeke walks, and Alex Dicke singles to drive in Brennan.  On the next pitch, Jack McCullough, who was pinch running for Davis, scored on a wild pitch.  Boudreau doubled and the Crusaders were up 9-0.  Bryan was not about to give up and they answered with 4 runs in the home half of the 5th inning.  But neither was Moeller.  Cole Brennan and Nijel Davis singled to start the 6th inning.  Grant Blomeke drops a bunt to advance the runners.  Alex Dicke walks and Jake Zicka goes opposite field to score Brennan and Davis to put the Crusaders up 11-4.  French pitched 4.1 innings to pick up the win allowing 4 runs, all earned, 6 hits, 2 walks, and 3 strikeouts.  Jake Zicka pitch 2.2 innings, 4 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts, and 1 hit batter.  Hitting leaders:  Zach French 2-5 double, Nijel Davis 2-4, Alex Dicke 2-3 with Boudreau, Noyes, Brennan, Blomeke, and Zicka with hits.  The Moeller Freshman record goes to 21-4 and 6-2 in the GCL.

HIGHLANDS JV 6   MOELLER 0

Playing their 4 game in a row against JV competition, the Moeller Freshman were shutout on 1 hit by the Highlands JV team, 6-0.  Cole Brennan’s 2nd inning line drive single to leftfield was the Crusaders only hit.  They hit the ball hard several times, but Highland was able to make the plays.  Highlands scored 4 runs, 2 earned off starter Aidan Noyes.  Noyes also allowed 7 hits, 1 walk, and 3 strikeouts.  Andrew Cowart, on his birthday, pitched the final 2 innings, allowing 2 runs, both earned, with 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout and 1 hit batter.  The Moeller record now stands at 21-5 and 6-2 in the GCL. 

LaSALLE 8   MOELLER 7

The Freshman ended a great GCL Championship season by dropping  a tough fought game to the LaSalle Lancers 8-7.  Moeller was down 4-0 after 2 innings.  But, as these young men have done all year, you can’t count them out.  In the top of the 4th inning with 1 out, Aidan Noyes doubled off the left centerfield wall.  Cole Brennan singled to right to send Noyes to third.  Calvin Cloud singled driving home Noyes.  Grant Blomeke was hit by the pitch and Ethan Brose hit into a fielder’s choice to score Noyes.  LaSalle added 2 more in the bottom of the 4th to go up 6-2.  Our Men of Moeller still did not fold.  When to going gets tough, the tough get going.  Top of the 5th inning, Tony Mock singles and steals second.  Michael Ramsey singles scoring Mock.  Jake Zicka singles scoring Ramsey and here comes the Crusaders.  Aidan Noyes hits an absolute bomb to right centerfield for his 4th triple on the year and Cole Brennan hit a sacrifice fly to center to tie the game at 6-6.  In the top of the 6th inning, Tony Mock led off with a double and scored on Michael Ramsey second hit of the game.  Moeller 7  LaSalle 6.  But unfortunately, LaSalle tied the game in the bottom of the 6th inning and won the game with a walk off hit in the bottom of the 7th inning.   Zach French started the game, but was removed after only facing 2 batters with a pulled muscle.  Jake Zicka pitched 4 innings allowing 5 runs, 3 earned, on 3 hits, 3 walks and 2 strikeouts.  Andrew Lang pitched 2 innings, 2 earned runs, 2 hits, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts.  Ethan Brose pitched .1 innings 1 hit, 1 walk.  Hitting leaders: Tony Mock 3-5, double, Michael Ramsey 2-4, Aidan Noyes 2-3 double and triple, Cole Brennan 2-2 with Jake Zicka, Calvin Cloud getting hits.  The Moeller Freshman end the season with a great 21-6 record and 6-3 in the GCL to win the GCL South League Championship.

The Coaches would like to thank all our parents and grandparents for your support of our players and the Moeller Baseball Program.  Moeller High School is a special place and you are a big part of our success.  And most of all, thank you for sending your sons to Moeller High School.   GO BIG MOE!

 

  


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