THE Paul Gillern State Farm team won the league championship in the Minor AA division of Boardman Community Baseball with a 9-1 victory over DRS last week at the Fields of Dreams. Led by an 11 strike out, four-hit, complete game pitching gem by Jim Campbell, Gillern jumped out to a 4-0 first inning lead and never looked back. A stellar catching performance by Tommy Groner was highlighted as he gunned down two potential base stealers at critical points in the game. Key defensive plays were made by Carson Dota, Chase Caroline and Demayne Earvin. Contributing timely hits were Caleb Satterfield, Antonio Alarcon and Dylan Zets. The Beil twins, Matt and Sam, as well as Caden Moffo also provided valuable contributions. The team finished the season with a 15-4 record. Pictured, in front, from left to right Matt Beil, J. Campbell, Demayne Earvin, Caleb Satterfield, Tommy Groner, Antonio Alarcon.
In middle row, from left to right, Chase Caroline, Dylan Zets, Carson Dota, Sam Beil; and in back row, coaches D.J. Dota, Jim Campbell and Steve Satterfield. Missing from photo: Caden Moffo and Coach Tom Groner.