Chagrin Falls rolled past Wickliffe, 13-0, on Thursday, April 20, behind a five inning no-hitter from Colin Kennedy and an explosive day for the Tigers offense.
Chagrin Falls was voted the No. 1 team in Division II in the Week 1 Ohio Baseball Coaches Association Poll and did not disappoint, improving to 13-2 overall (7-1 CVC) with the win.
“I haven’t thrown in a week, so I was well rested and was ready for this game,” Kennedy said.
“I just wanted to get on the mound and throw strikes today.”
Kennedy struck out five, working efficiently with solid defense behind him.
On the hitting side, every Tiger had at least one hit in the game, as Chagrin Falls was led by Erik Wilson, who went 3-for-3 with two RBI. Kyle Zaluski also added two hits and two RBI.
“Our model is to attack early every single time and we have success doing that,” Chagrin Falls coach Ryan Christie said.
“We wanted to keep the pressure on them and it makes it easier if we just score runs.”
The Tigers attacked early, scoring five runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back. From that point, Chagrin Falls did not let up, scoring in every inning to get the job done.
Chagrin Falls is back in action on Friday, April 21 with an unforgettable opportunity to play at Progressive Field against University School in the Hardball Classic.
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— US Athletics (@UnivSchoolSport) April 18, 2017
Wickliffe (9-7, 4-5 CVC) returns to action on April 22 against Gilmour Academy at Classic Park.