CHAMPIONS: Hearing Innovations captured the 2015 Major League title of Boardman Community Baseball with an epic, 1-0, 13-inning win over RC & Sons. Members of the team, pictured, in front, from left, Evan Samford, C.J. Cordon, Seth Cervello and Jac Cordon. In back, from left, Coach Bill Woods, Jordon Soles, Niko Stavrenos, Jacob Gehring, Jack Phillips, Jacob Woods, Connor Knight and Coach Al Cervello. Missing from picture, Carter Mascola and Coach Carlo Cordon.
Hearing Innovations put together wins over PHD and RC & Sons to capture the Major League championship of Boardman Community Baseball.
The title game saw Hearing Innovations and RC & Sons battle through 12 scoreless innings before the game was decided in the 13th frame.
In that inning, the Hearing team loaded the bases with no outs and Seth Cervello stepped into the batter’s box, clouting a fly ball to centerfield.
RC’s Jacob Triveri made the catch and tossed to the second sack to double-up C.J. Cordon.
On the play, Nike Stavrenos tagged-up at third and darted home, beating the throw to give Hearing Innovations the victory.
On the mound in the scoreless epic for Hearing Innovations was Jacob Gehring and Jack Phillips, while Jimmy Whippo and Aidan Miller shared pitching chores for RC & Sons.
Hearing Innovations earned its berth into the championship game with a 9-5 victory over PHD, as Jordan Soles picked-up the mound win with relief help from Cervello. On the mound for PHD was starter Justin Jones, and working in relief was Luke Ryan.