CRESCENT — Maynard left little doubt about who was the most effective crew within the Ohio Valley Baseball League in the summertime of 2021.
The second-seeded Indians (17-7) banged out a dozen hits and Mackenzie Koehler turned in an entire sport effort on the mound in a 14-0 shallacking of defending champion Barton in Recreation 4 Sunday afternoon on toasty Henning Area inside Pramesa Park.
“We had our ups-and-downs early, however then we caught fireplace and it appeared prefer it carried over sport after sport,” Maynard participant/supervisor David Vicker mentioned. “We received sizzling and by no means stopped. I feel we received one thing like 13 of our final 14.
“The bats awakened right now and Mac had an awesome effort on the mound,” Vicker mentioned. “We’ve had excellent pitching, well timed hitting and nice protection all season. Whenever you play nicely in all three of these features, you normally come out on prime.”
The competition was scoreless after three as Koehler and Barton’s Austin Bassa matched zeroes. Nevertheless, 4 runs within the fourth, six within the fifth and 4 extra within the sixth turned the sport right into a rout.
“It didn’t snowball on us right now. It was an avalanche,” veteran Barton supervisor Billy Timko mentioned of the fourth via sixth innings. “It was hit-after-hit-after-hit. After they get on a roll they’re powerful to beat, however my guys had an excellent season. We confronted a whole lot of adversity this season.”
Championship collection MVP Hunter Westlake doubled main off the fourth. Tyler Ramsay walked and B.A. Holloway bunted for a base hit to load the bases. With the rely 1-0 on Mason Ramsay, Westlake raced dwelling when a pitch within the dust received away. Tyler Ramsay and Holloway additionally moved up 90 toes, and Mason Ramsay smacked the following providing again up the center to make it 3-0. Eric Banal’s RBI single off Kaden Blomquist’s glove at third allowed Mason Ramsay to attain for a 4-0 studying.
Maynard despatched 11 batters to the plate in opposition to three Barton pitchers within the six-run fifth. Westlake doubled in Matt Busby and Tyler Ramsay singled in Westlake. Three base-on-balls, two errors and Busby’s RBI single accounted for the opposite tallies.
Klay Cottis stroked a two-run double to useless middle and Vicker and Banal had run-scoring groundouts to cap the scoring.
“Like I mentioned after Recreation 1, you need to carry your ‘A’ sport once you play Barton, and I feel we undoubtedly did that right now,” Westlake mentioned. “Once we are all clicking, we’re powerful to beat. Immediately was a kind of days.”
Barton by no means received a runner previous second base.
“I feel it took loads out of us. That was a sport we had received,” Timko mentioned of Recreation 1 wherein Barton blew a 2-0 lead within the backside of the seventh, and a four-run lead within the ninth earlier than falling within the tenth, 8-7, “however Maynard has an awesome baseball crew. They put their hitters in the precise spot within the lineup,” Timko mentioned. “They performed nicely.”
Vicker mentioned Westlake deserved the MVP.
“Hunter hit the quilt off the ball all summer season and he didn’t cease within the playoffs. He’s a hitting machine and I’m glad he’s on my crew.”
Westlake singled and doubled twice. He completed the collection with eight hits and 6 runs batted in. Holloway, a 13-year veteran who received his seventh title, added three singles. Busby singled twice.
“We performed rather well right now,” Koehler, a 10-year veteran who struck out 4, walked three and solely allowed three singles within the first three innings, mentioned. “The important thing to this championship was our protection. We made some actually good performs right now.”
∫ The championship trophy was sponsored by Simone Tire Service of Fairpoint.
∫ Sunday’s attendance was calculated at simply over 300.
∫ The winner’s share of the 50/50 Sunday was $262.
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