Walsh Jesuit Baseball Accomplishments
North Coast League Champions2014, 2013, 2012, 2015
Division II State Champions:
2008, 2006, 2004, 1999
Division II State Runner-Up:
State Final Four:
State Poll Champions:
State Poll Runner-Up:
2010, 2009, 2006
Nationally Ranked Teams: 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2015
Walsh Jesuit Baseball Ranked No. 1 in the Nation: April 18 - May 11, 2010
Warriors drop Regional game as year concludes
Feltner sharp on mound; DeLeone, Jenkins and Canzone collect multiple hits
May 28, 2015 - CANTON: The Walsh Jesuit Baseball team concluded its season on Thursday falling by a score of 4-3 in an extra-inning thriller to Massillon Jackson in the Regional tournament. Senior Ohio State recruit Ryan Feltner, who was recently named the prestigious 2015 Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year, suffered the hard-luck loss with a gutty outing, allowing only a single earned run in the game, striking out four. Senior standout Nick DeLeone, Senior Bowling Green recruit Blake Jenkins, and Junior Ohio State recruit led the way at the plate with a pair of hits each, with Jenkins also contributing two highlight reel defensive plays, throwing out two runners at home from center field. Canzone’s 2nd hit of the day, his 53rd of the year, moved him into sole possession of 2nd place in the all time Walsh Jesuit single season record book. Also hitting well in the game was Junior Dan Mendenhall, Senior BGSU recruit Riley Minorik, Senior Buffalo recruit Connor Regan, Senior Dominic Mittiga, and Sophomore Brendan Regan with a double.
The #3 ranked Warriors wrap up the 2015 campaign with a record of 26-4.
Warriors win Regional tune-up behind solid outing by Burke
DeLeone and Shinaberry post multi-hit games; Canzone collects 51st hit
May 25, 2015 - Hudson: The Walsh Jesuit Baseball team won a Regional tune-up game by a 10-3 score over Canton South on Monday behind the solid pitching of sophomore RHP Jace Burke. The righty allowed 2 hits over three innings, striking out 2. Hurling shutout innings for the Warriors were underclassmen Dan Mendenhall, Vinny Oppedisano, and Dominic Canzone with a perfect 7th. Senior standout Nick DeLeone and Junior Mac Shinaberry led the way at the plate with a pair of hits each, including a deep RBI double by Shinaberry, while Senior Ohio State recruit Azim Qadri, Senior BGSU recruits Blake Jenkins and Riley Minorik, Senior Buffalo recruit Connor Regan, Senior Dominic Mittiga (double), Juniors Dan Mendenhall, Collin Marks, Andrew Knipfer, and Sophomore Brendan Regan also hit well on the day. Junior Dominic Canzone collected his 51st hit of the year with a deep double, solidifying his place in the record books with the 3rd most hits in school history for a single season.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 26-3 on the year.
Warriors Regional Bound!!
Shoaff and Downey lead way on mound; Mittiga, DeLeone, Jenkins, Regan key offense
May 20, 2015 - Hudson: Senior University of Missouri recruit Ty Shoaff led the way on the mound in another thrilling, come-from-behind District Tournament game as the Warriors defeated Wadsworth by a score of 5-4 to advance to Regionals. The lefty improved to 6-0 on the year, going 6 strong innings not allowing an earned run. Senior Marshall University recruit Shane Downey was the hero in the 7th, coming on to earn his first save of the year to close out the game. Senior Dominic Mittiga was the offensive star for WJ, collecting 3 hits including a crucial 7th inning RBI triple, while fellow Senior Nick DeLeone was another hero in the game on consecutive nights, with a 7th inning RBI double. Also providing key offense was BGSU recruit Blake Jenkins with a pair of hits including a double, Buffalo recruit Connor Regan and his Sophomore brother Brendan Regan with a key SAC fly for an RBI, and Senior Ohio State recruit Azim Qadri. Walsh Jesuit Baseball won the District Title for the 12th time in the last 19 years.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 25-3 on the year. Walsh Jesuit will play defending State Champion Massillon Jackson at 2:00PM on Thursday at Canton’s Thurman Munson Stadium.
Feltner leads Warriors to thrilling District Semi-Final win
Key at bats by Qadri, Canzone, Jenkins, Regan, DeLeone, Mittiga & Mendenhall in 6th spark comeback; Canzone becomes 3rd player in school history to reach 50-hit plateau
May 19, 2015 - Hudson: Senior Ohio State University recruit Ryan Feltner led the way on the mound in a thrilling, come-from-behind District Semi-Final as the Warriors defeated Hudson by a score of 4-3. They right-hander was extremely sharp in the complete-game victory that was played in front of a crowd in excess of two thousand, allowing only five hits. The Warriors broke through in the 6th, with key at bats coming from a pair of fellow Ohio State recruits to lead off the inning, as Senior Azim Qadri and Junior Dominic Canzone began the inning with singles, followed by an RBI single by Senior BGSU recruit Blake Jenkins and another single by Buffalo recruit Connor Regan. The biggest hit of the game came from Senior Nick DeLeone, a two-run single that tied the game. Following DeLeone’s heroics, Senior Riley Minorik, Dominic Mittiga, and Dan Mendenhall had quality at bats to provide the final margin of victory, with Mendenhall getting the game winning RBI. The single by Canzone in the 6th was his 50th hit of the year, as he became only the third player in the history of Walsh Jesuit High School to reach that plateau.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 24-3 on the year and move on to face undefeated Wadsworth for the District Championship.
Jenkins homers as team effort leads to win in District tune-up
Canzone, Regan, Mendenhall have pair of hits; 5 hurlers sharp on mound
SOUTHINGTON, May 16, 2015: The Walsh Jesuit Baseball won a District tune-up game over a classy Southington Chalker squad by a score of 12-0 in a game shortened by the run rule. Senior Bowling Green recruit Blake Jenkins belted his 5th HR of the year in the victory, while OSU recruit Dominic Canzone, Buffalo recruit Connor Regan, and Junior Dan Mendenhall had a pair of hits. Five Warrior hurlers combined for the shutout, as Senior Marshall recruit Shane Downey, Junior Vinny Oppedisano, Sophomore Kasen Anzelc, Mendenhall, and Sophomore Jace Burke contributed. Also hitting well was Senior Azim Qadri, Senior Riley Minorik, Senior Dom Mittiga, Senior Nick DeLeone, Junior Mac Shinaberry, Junior Bryce Marshall, Junior Collin Marks, Junior Andrew Knipfer, and Sophomore Kasen Anzelc.
With the victory, the Maroon & Gold improved to 23-3 on the year.
Feltner leads Warriors to Sectional Title
Canzone and Jenkins pace offense, Downey sharp on mound
AKRON, May 13, 2015: The Walsh Jesuit Baseball won the Sectional Championship behind Senior Ohio State University recruit Ryan Feltner on the mound by a score of 8-3 over Medina Highland. Feltner struck out 9 in 6 innings pitched, while University of Marshall recruit Shane Downey was sharp in relief. Senior BGSU recruit Blake Jenkins and Junior OSU recruit Dominic Canzone also collected a pair of hits, including key doubles in the game, with Jenkins having 3 RBI. Also hitting well was Senior Azim Qadri, Senior Riley Minorik, Senior Dom Mittiga, and Senior Nick DeLeone.
With the victory, the Maroon & Gold improved to 22-3 on the year.
Warriors drop North Coast League finale
Shoaff sharp; Jenkins, Regan and DeLeone collect multi-hit gamesAKRON, May 12, 2015: The Walsh Jesuit Baseball dropped their North Coast League finale by a score of 10-7 to Archbishop Hoban. Senior University of Missouri Ty Shoaff was in cruise control, hurling a shutout until leaving the game for precautionary reasons in the 4th inning, having allowed only 2 hits, striking out 5. Senior BGSU recruit Blake Jenkins belted his 4th HR of the year and was a perfect 2-2 in the game with 3 runs scored, while fellow seniors Connor Regan and Nick DeLeone also had a pair of hits in the game. Also hitting well was Senior Azim Qadri, Senior Riley Minorik, Senior Dom Mittiga, and Sophomore Brendan Regan.
With the defeat the Maroon & Gold now fall to 21-3 on the year.
Remarkable game by Canzone clinches outright North Coast League Championship
Junior Ohio State recruit collects 4 hits, hurls complete game 64-pitch shutout gem
AKRON, May 11, 2015: The Walsh Jesuit Baseball team clinched its fourth consecutive North Coast League Championship with a performance for the record books by Junior RHP Dominic Canzone. The Ohio State recruit hurled a complete game, 64 pitch gem in a 9-0 blanking of Archbishop Hoban. Canzone was also a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate, with a pair of RBIs and 2 runs scored. Senior Buffalo recruit Connor Regan also hat a multi-hit game with a pair of RBI singles, while Senior OSU recruit Azim Qadri, Senior Nick DeLeone, Senior Riley Minorik, Junior Zach Pipoly, and Sophomore Jace Burke also hit well in the game.
With the win the Maroon & Gold now stand at 21-2 on the year. 2015 marks the fourth consecutive year that Walsh Jesuit Baseball has won the NCL title.
Burke, Canzone, Minorik pace Warrior win
Qadri, Jenkins, Regan brothers also excel as Warriors reach 20-win plateau for 18th time in past 19 years
CUYAHOGA FALLS, May 7, 2015: Sophomore Jace Burke earned his first varsity win as the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team won a hard fought 7-6 game versus visiting Strongsville. The righty was sharp in his four innings of relief, striking out two. Junior Ohio State recruit Dominic Canzone again had a three hit day, as did Senior BGSU recruit Riley Minorik. Collecting a pair of hits for the Warriors were Seniors Azim Qadri (OSU), BGSU recruit Blake Jenkins, and Buffalo recruit Connor Regan, while Senior Dominic Mittiga, Junior Mac Shinaberry, and Sophomore Brendan Regan also hit well in the game.
With the win the Maroon & Gold now stand at 20-2 on the year, marking the 18th time in the past 19 years that Walsh Jesuit Baseball has reached the 20-win plateau (2002 team ended one win shy at 19-6).
Downey and Canzone lead Warriors in victory
Regan earns save in NCL win
May 5, MENTOR: Senior Marshall University recruit Shane Downey was again on top of his game on the mound as the Warriors defeated Lake Catholic 7-4 in an NCL game. The senior struck out 6 in his 6 innings of work, while senior Connor Regan pitched a perfect 7th with two strikeouts to earn the save. Talented Junior Dominic Canzone collected 3 hits in the game, including a double, a run and an RBI. Also hitting well in the game were seniors Azim Qadri, Blake Jenkins, Nick DeLeone and Junior Dan Mendenhall.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 19-2 on the year and 8-0 in NCL play.
Canzone, Regan, Feltner, and Jenkins lead Warriors to key NCL win on Senior Day
DeLeone, Mittiga, & Mendenhall also excel as entire Walsh Jesuit Baseball family chips in for special moment
CUYAHOGA FALLS, May 4, 2015: It was Senior Day on Monday as the Walsh Jesuit team defeated visiting Mentor Lake Catholic by a score of 12-6 behind another solid start by Ohio State University recruit Dominic Canzone in a critical North Coast League game. The Junior also was an HR away from the cycle, with a single, double, triple and 3 RBI. Fellow Junior Dan Mendenhall also pitched well in relief, but it was a day for the Senior class as Co-Captains Blake Jenkins and Ryan Feltner both belted deep home runs in the game, and Senior Connor Regan had a three hit day of his own to help pace the Warrior attack. Jenkins also had a 2-run single, and finished with 4 RBI in the game. Also with a multi-hit game was Senior Nick DeLeone, while Seniors Azim Qadri and Dominic Mittiga also hit well in the game. Seniors Shane Downey and Riley Minorik turned in a couple of sparkling defensive plays in the middle infield as well. The Walsh Jesuit Baseball Seniors celebrated senior day post-game with a party capped by a series of memorable gifts from the WJ Junior class.
With the win the Maroon & Gold now stand at 18-2 on the year, 7-0 in NCL play.
Warriors fall in Ironmen Classic Final
Feltner sharp on mound; Qadri has multi-hit effort
May 2, Lorain: Senior Ohio State University recruit Ryan Feltner pitched well but the Warriors fell by a score of 4-1 to Cleveland St. Ignatius in the championship game the Ironmen Classic on Saturday evening at Lorain’s Pipe Yard Stadium. Fellow OSU recruit Azim Qadri had the lone multi-hit effort in the game for WJ, collecting a pair of hits, while Seniors Dominic Mittiga, Connor Regan, Blake Jenkins, and Riley Minorik, Junior Dom Canzone, and Sophomore Brendan Regan all had hits in the game.
With the defeat, the Warriors fell to 17-2 on the year.
Shoaff, Canzone, Shinaberry lead Warriors to victory in Semi-final of Ironmen Classic
Regan brothers both have doubles in win
May 1, 2015 – LORAIN: University of Missouri recruit Senior LHP Ty Shoaff pitched six solid innings, and Junior Ohio State recruit Dominic Canzone earned his first save of the year as the Warriors edged Amherst Steele by a score of 4-3 in the semi-final of the Ironmen Classic at Lorain’s Pipe Yard Stadium. Shoaff struck out the side in the 2nd, and had 5 Ks in the game, while Canzone also helped the cause at the plate with a 3-4 day. Junior Mac Shinaberry had a pair of key RBI in the game, both coming on deep sacrifice flies in the 1st and 3rd innings. Senior Buffalo recruit Connor Regan and his younger brother sophomore 2B Brendan Regan both were 1-2 with solid doubles.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 17-1 on the year, with the championship game this evening at 6:30PM.
Downey, Minorik, Shinaberry lead Warriors to win
Regan also has key RBI as Warriors improve to 6-0 in NCL
April 30, 2015 – CHARDON: Marshall University recruit Senior RHP Shane Downey pitched very well as the Warriors defeated Notre Dame Cathedral Latin by a score of 6-3 on Thursday. Downey struck out 5 in his 5 innings of work and improved to 2-0 on the year. Senior BGSU recruit Riley Minorik provided the key blow in the game, a 2-run double to the fence, while Junior Mac Shinaberry also had a key RBI single to extend the margin. Senior Buffalo recruit Connor Regan also had a pivotal RBI in the game, while Juniors Nate Reich, Dominic Canzone and Dan Mendenhall also hit well in the game.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 16-1 on the year, 6-0 in the North Coast League.
Jenkins goes deep in Warrior win
Burke sharp on mound; Regan and Mittiga have multi-hit efforts
April 28, CUYAHOGA FALLS: Senior Bowling Green State University recruit Blake Jenkins ripped a deep HR as the Warriors defeated Benedictine 13-0 in an NCL game shortened by the run rule. It was Jenkins’ 2nd HR of the year, a deep 2-run shot in the 1st to put the Maroon & Gold ahead for good. Seniors Dominic Mittiga and Connor Regan were both a perfect 2-2 at the plate in the game, while Seniors Azim Qadri, and Ryan Feltner, Juniors Dan Mendenhall (deep double), Mac Shinaberry, and Chris Shorter, and talented Sophomores Brendan Regan and Cade Pipoly all hit well in the game. Talented Sophomore RHP Jace Burke was extremely sharp as he struck out the side in his perfect inning of work, while Junior Dan Mendenhall and Vinny Oppedisano, and Seniors Connor Regan and Dominic Mittiga all hurled shutout innings in the game.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 15-1 on the year and 5-0 in NCL play.
Feltner hurls 11th No-Hitter in school history
Shinaberry, Canzone and Regan lead way offensively
April 27, CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY: Senior Ohio State University recruit RHP Ryan Feltner hurled only the 11th no-hitter in Walsh Jesuit Baseball history on Monday night as the Warriors defeated Benedictine 13-0 in an NCL game shortened by the run rule. Feltner was extremely sharp as he struck out 8 in 5IP in flirting with a perfect game until a lone baserunner reached in the 5th. Junior Ohio State recruit Junior Dominic Canzone got the Warriors on the scoreboard in the first inning with a deep RBI double, while Senior C and University of Buffalo recruit Connor Regan had a perfect 2-2 day at the plate including a deep double of his own , finishing with 2 RBI on the day. Junior Mac Shinaberry was also a perfect 2-2 including a deep double and 3RBI. Also hitting well for WJ was Senior Bowling Green recruit Blake Jenkins, Feltner with a pair of singles and 4RBI, Juniors Chris Shorter, Bryce Marshall and Dan Mendenhall, and Freshman Cole Miller.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 14-1 on the year.
Shoaff hurls complete game shutout as Warriors win
DeLeone outstanding again while Qadri provides key 2 run single
April 25, 2015 – CUYAHOGA FALLS: University of Missouri recruit Senior LHP Ty Shoaff hurled a complete game 4-hit shutout as the Warriors defeated visiting Lakewood St. Edward by a score of 3-0 on Saturday. Shoaff struck out 6 and improved to 4-0 on the year. Senior Nick DeLeone was outstanding at the plate again, collecting 3 hits in the game, while Senior OSU recruit Azim Qadri had the biggest blow of the game, a 2-run single in the 2nd inning that would provide Shoaff all the margin he would need. Also hitting well was Junior Ohio State recruit Dominic Canzone, Senior BGSU recruit Blake Jenkins, Senior Buffalo recruit Connor Regan, and Senior BGSU recruit Riley Minorik.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 13-1 on the year.
Reich, Pipoly, Shorter, Mittiga, Minorik & DeLeone lead charge in thrilling comeback win
Downey outstanding on mound; Qadri, Canzone & Regan have 3 hit days as WJ completes furious rally
April 24, 2015 - BEREA: A 10th inning 2 run single by Junior Nate Reich and an RBI single by Senior BGSU recruit Riley Minorik completed the comeback in what was a remarkable back-and-forth game with multiple lead changes and rallies in a thrilling 12-11 win over a resilient Bereak-Midpark squad on Friday. Reich also had an inning of three consecutive sparkling defensive plays, capped by an inning-ending highlight-reel cross-body throw for the out. Entering the 7th inning down by 4 runs, Junior Zach Pipoly got the furious rally started, followed by hits by Minorik, Senior Dom Mittiga, Junior Chris Shorter (2 hits on the day), and a deep sacrifice fly by Nick DeLeone that led to tying the game and sending it into extras. Senior Marshall recruit Shane Downey was outstanding in his 4 innings of work, allowing only an unearned run, striking out 6. Minorik, Senior Ohio State recruit Azim Qadri, Junior Ohio State recruit Dominic Canzone, and Senior University of Buffalo recruit Connor Regan all had 3 hits in the game, while Junior Mac Shinaberry also contributed a key RBI single in the 6th. Also hitting well for WJ was Senior BGSU recruit Blake Jenkins, and Dominic Mittiga collected a pair of hits as well.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 12-1 on the year.
Canzone leads Warrior win
Regan belts HR; Burke, DeLeone, Shinaberry also lead way offensively
April 21, 2015 – CUYAHOGA FALLS: Ohio State recruit Dominic Canzone propelled the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team to another North Coast League win on both sides of the ball in a 13-5 victory over visiting Notre Dame Cathedral Latin. The Junior earned the victory on the mound, and also chipped in two hits and 3RBI in the game, while Senior University of Buffalo recruit Connor Regan belted a deep home run in the first inning giving the Warriors a lead they would not relinquish. Sophomore Jace Burke and Senior Nick DeLeone also had a pair of hits in the game, while Junior Mac Shinaberry had a deep RBI double. Also hitting well in the game were seniors Azim Qadri, Blake Jenkins, Ryan Feltner, Riley Minorik and Dom Mittiga, Juniors Andrew Knipfer, Chris Shorter, and Sophomore Brendan Regan.
Feltner sharp again as Warriors win
Future Buckeye teammates Qadri and Canzone, as well as BGSU recruit Minorik pace offense with multi-hit days
April 18, 2015 - Lorain: Senior Co-Captain and Ohio State University recruit Ryan Feltner had his sharpest outing of the year thus far at Pipe Yard Stadium in Lorain in a 5-1 victory over Lakewood St. Edward on Saturday. Feltner allowed three hits in going the distance to improve to 4-0 on the year, and helped his own cause with a deep double. Also hitting well for WJ were his future Buckeye teammates Azim Qadri and Dominic Canzone with a pair of hits apiece, but it was Senior Bowling Green recruit Riley Minorik with the biggest blows of the game, a key two run double, a single and a run. Also hitting well was Junior Dan Mendenhall, Senior Dominic Mittiga, and Senior Nick DeLeone.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 10-1 on the year.
Shoaff leads Warriors to win in 2nd Chad Crawford Memorial Classic
Senior captains Minorik and Regan set up remarkable evening honoring Chad Crawford
April 17, 2015 – AKRON: With Seniors Riley Minorik and Connor Regan and their families conducting months of preparation setting the stage for the event, the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team was victorious in the second annual Chad Crawford Memorial Classic on Friday at Canal Park with a 5-0 win over Medina. Named after the dear friend and Walsh Jesuit family member Chad Crawford who passed away in the fall of 2013 after a long battle with cancer, the event was established so that proceeds would go towards the Chad Crawford Benefit fund. With gracious help and support from the Akron Rubberducks, the Cleveland Indians AA affiliate, the entire Walsh Jesuit Baseball community were able to raise a remarkable $2,500 for the Crawford family, and a ceremonial check was presented to the family before the game.
Behind outstanding pitching by Senior University of Missouri recruit Ty Shoaff, and hitting performances by fellow Seniors Blake Jenkins, Dominic Mittiga, and Nick DeLeone as well as Juniors Dominic Canzone, Zach Pipoly, and Mac Shinaberry the Warriors came away with the win. Shoaff struck out 8 in his complete game performance.
With the CCMC win, the Warriors improve to 9-1 on the year. Below is a picture of the check presentation to the family.
Mendenhall, Marshall, Canzone, and DeLeone lead WJ to NCL win
Qadri and Jenkins also have multi-hit efforts
April 14, 2015 - Parma: Junior pitcher Dan Mendenhall was very sharp in leading the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team to a win a North Coast League game versus Padua in an 11-3 victory. Also pitching well was Senior University of Marshall recruit Shane Downey, and Junior RHP Vinny Oppedisano. Collecting three hits in the game was Junior Ohio State recruit Dom Canzone, and Senior Nick DeLeone (undecided). Junior Bryce Marshall had 2 separate highlight reel defensive gems in the game, while Senior OSU recruit Azim Qadri and Senior BGSU recruit Blake Jenkins also had a pair of hits. Also hitting well was Senior Buffalo recruit Connor Regan, and the Junior Mendenhall.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 7-1 on the year, 2-0 in NCL play.
Downey and DeLeone lead Warriors to win over rival
Canzone and Zach Pipoly also propel WJ
April 15, 2015 – Cuyahoga Falls: Senior Marshall University recruit Shane Downey hurled five innings of shutout baseball, striking out 4 in leading the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team to a 6-2 win over Akron parochial rival St. Vincent St. Mary. Also pitching well was Junior Ohio State University recruit Dominic Canzone, coming on in the 6th to strike out the side. Senior Nick DeLeone (undecided) was the catalyst for the offense, with 2 singles and a pair of RBI, while Junior Zach Pipoly contributed a key double in the 5th. Also hitting well in the game was senior BGSU recruit Blake Jenkins, senior OSU recruit Ryan Feltner, Senior Buffalo recruit Connor Regan, Senior BGSU recruit Riley Minorik, and sophomore Brendan Regan with a single and 2 RBI.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 8-1 on the year.
Feltner and Jenkins lead WJ to first NCL win
Canzone, Minorik, Mendenhall also provide key hits as Warriors begin 2015 North Coast League campaign
April 13, 2015 - Cuyahoga Falls: Senior Ohio State University recruit Ryan Feltner led the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team to a win in their first North Coast League game of the year, striking out 9 in 5 innings pitched in a 8-0 victory over visiting Parma Padua. The game was shortened to 5 innings due to weather. The key offensive blow in the game came in the first inning by Senior Bowling Green recruit Blake Jenkins, belting a deep 2-run Home Run to give WJ a lead that would not be relinquished. Jenkins also had a single and 2 runs scored in the game. Fellow BGSU recruit Riley Minorik also chipped in a 2-run double, while Junior Ohio State recruit Dominic Canzone collected 2 hits and an RBI. Every Warrior starter had a hit in the game, as Junior Dan Mendenhall had a deep RBI double of his own, while seniors Azim Qadri, Feltner, Connor Regan, Dominic Mittiga, and sophomore Cade Pipoly all had hits.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 6-1 on the year, 1-0 in NCL play.
Warriors edged in 12 inning thriller
Shoaff and Canzone sharp on mound as WJ Baseball suffers first regular season setback since 2013 season
The Warriors record drops to 5-1 on the year.
Shoaff strikes out 12 in Warrior win
Key hits by Pipoly, Qadri, Minorik, Canzone and Jenkins pace WJ
April 6, 2015 - Cuyahoga Falls: Senior University of Missouri recruit Ty Shoaff was extremely sharp in a 4-1 victory over visiting Westlake, striking out 12 in 5-2/3 innings pitched. The key offensive blow in the game following a single by Senior Bowling Green recruit Riley Minorik was a deep RBI double by Junior Zach Pipoly to give WJ a lead that would not be relinquished. Fellow BGSU recruit Blake Jenkins hit the ball well all day, with a triple, line out, and a deep RBI SAC fly, while OSU recruits Dominic Canzone and Azim Qadri also chipped in key hits for the win. Also hitting well in the game was OSU recruit Ryan Feltner, and Junior Nate Reich.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 5-0 on the year.
Future Buckeyes lead Warriors to big victory
Feltner improves to 2-0 with Qadri and Canzone sharp at plate; Regan brothers and DeLeone also have multi-hit games
April 6, 2015 - Cuyahoga Falls: Senior Ohio State University recruit Ryan Feltner was impressive on the mound, and future Buckeye teammates Azim Qadri and Dominic Canzone also made big contributions as the Warriors offense continued to roll in a 15-0 win over Solon in a game shortened by the run rule. Feltner allowed a two hits in 4 IP, striking out 4. Qadri was one of five Warriors that collected multi-hit games with a single, double and 2RBI, while the talented brother tandem of Senior Connor (University of Buffalo) and Sophomore Brendan Regan both had identical double, single, and 3 RBI games. Senior Nick DeLeone also had 2 hits, while Junior Canzone had a single and a key RBI with a run scored. Feltner helped his own cause on the mound going 2-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Also hitting well in the game was Senior BGSU recruit Riley Minorik, his future BGSU teammate Blake Jenkins with a deep double, and Junior Chris Shorter with a deep 2-run double of his own. Senior RHP and Marshall University recruit Shane Downey struck out two in a shutout inning of relief.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 4-0 on the year.
Buckeye recruit Canzone does it all in big win
Seven Warriors with multi-hit games
April 2, 2015 HUDSON: Junior Ohio State University recruit Dominic Canzone not only earned the win on the mound, but was also 3-3 at the plate including his 2nd HR of the year, a deep 2 run blast as the Warriors defeated Western Reserve Academy by a score of 17-1 in a game shortened by the run rule. Canzone allowed a single hit in 3 IP, striking out 4. A total of seven Warriors collected multi-hit games, including three posting a perfect 3 for 3 as Senior OSU recruit Ryan Feltner (single, double, triple, 3 RBI) and Senior Buffalo recruit Connor Regan (3 singles, 2 RBI) joined Canzone. Senior Ohio State recruit Azim Qadri, Senior Bowling Green recruit Blake Jenkins, Senior Dominic Mittiga, and Junior Bryce Marshall all had 2 hits on the day, while Juniors Andrew Knipfer, Chris Shorter, Nate Reich, Mac Shinaberry, Dan Mendenhall, and Sophomores Cade Pipoly and Kasen Anzelc also hit well. Junior RHP Vinny Oppedisano was perfect in relief, striking out the side.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 3-0 on the year.
Shoaff hurls 10th No-Hitter in school history
Ohio State recruit Canzone and Buffalo recruit Regan go deep in lopsided win; Mendenhall has 2nd consecutive multi-hit gameMARCH 31, 2015 CUYAHOGA FALLS: Senior University of Missouri recruit LHP Ty Shoaff hurled only the 10th no-hitter in Walsh Jesuit Baseball history on Tuesday night as the Warriors defeated Massillon Perry12-0 in a game shortened by the run rule. Shoaff was extremely sharp as he struck out 10 in 5IP. Junior Ohio State recruit Junior Dominic Canzone hit the first HR of the Warriors’ season with a deep 2-run blast in the first inning, and he finished 2-2 with 2 runs and 2RBI. Senior C and University of Buffalo recruit Connor Regan also hit his first HR of the year, a 3-run shot in the 2nd , finishing with 4 RBI on the day. Junior C/3B/RHP Dan Mendenhall posted his 2nd consecutive multi-hit game to start the season, as he was a perfect 2-2. Also hitting well for WJ were Senior Bowling Green recruits Riley Minorik and Blake Jenkins, Senior Ohio State recruit Ryan Feltner, Seniors Dominic Mittiga and Nick DeLeone (both undecided), and Junior Chris Shorter.
With the win, the Warriors improve to 2-0 on the year.
Feltner leads Walsh Jesuit Baseball to big Opening Day win
Fellow Ohio State recruit Canzone, Sophomore Cade Pipoly and Junior Dan Mendenhall all have multi-hit games
MARCH 30, 2015 CUYAHOGA FALLS: Senior Ohio State recruit Ryan Feltner was extremely sharp as he struck out 11 in 4IP as the Warriors post a big 16-1 win over Holy Name in a North Coast League Crossover game on a bright but chilly 2015 Opening Day. Fellow Ohio State recruit Junior Dominic Canzone 2-3 with 2 runs and 1RBI. Sophomore SS Cade Pipoly had 2 deep doubles, and 2RBI while Junior C Dan Mendenhall also was perfect on the day with 2 hits, 3 runs and an RBI. Senior Marshall University recruit Shane Downey came on to record a perfect 5th inning as the Warriors won a shortened run rule game. Also hitting well for WJ were Senior Bowling Green recruits Riley Minorik and Blake Jenkins, Seniors Dominic Mittiga and Nick DeLeone (both undecided), Juniors Chris Shorter and Nate Reich.
Ryan Feltner drafted by Toronto Blue Jays
Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year / NEOBCA Division I Player of the Year goes in 25th round
Walsh Jesuit Baseball senior Co-Captain Ryan Feltner, who was recently named the 2015 Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year, was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 25th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. He was the 752nd player chosen. The talented Senior Ohio State University recruit and Division I NEOBCA Player of the Year helped lead the Warriors’ to the 2015 District Championship, the 2015 North Coast League Championship, a final state ranking of #3, and the Program’s ninth national ranking. Feltner becomes the 9th Walsh Jesuit Baseball player to be drafted in the past 17 years, and the first since 2010 when three Walsh Jesuit Baseball players were drafted on the same day (Johnny Fasola, Greg Greve, Tyler Skulina).
Ryan Feltner named Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year
Ohio State recruit receives prestigious honor
Walsh Jesuit Baseball senior Co-Captain Ryan Feltner was names the 2015 Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year. This prestigious honor was awarded to Feltner as the talented Senior Ohio State University recruit helped lead the Warriors’ to the 20115 District Championship, the 2015 North Coast League Championship, a final state ranking of #3, and the Program’s ninth national ranking.
Read the official press release from Gatorate below:
CHICAGO (May 28, 2015) — In its 30th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Ryan Feltner of Walsh Jesuit High School as its 2014-15 Gatorade Ohio Baseball Player of the Year. Feltner is the second Gatorade Ohio Baseball Player of the Year to be chosen from Walsh Jesuit High School.
The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic
achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Feltner as Ohio’s best high school baseball player. Now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year, Feltner joins an elite alumni association of past state award-winners in 12 sports, including Derek Jeter (1991-92, Kalamazoo HS, Mich.), Roy Halladay (1994-95, Arvada West HS, Colo.), David Price (2003-04, Blackman HS, Tenn.), Chipper Jones (1989-90, Bolles School, Fla.), Derek Lee (1992-93, El Camino HS, Calif.) and Jon Lester (2001-02, Bellarmine Prep, Wash.).
The 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior right-handed pitcher and first baseman led the Warriors to a 25-3 record and the Division I regional tournament, scheduled to begin May 28. At the time of his selection, Feltner owned a 7-1 record with a 1.28 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 43.2 innings-pitched. A 2014 First Team All-State selection, he posted a .326 batting average with a pair of home runs, 12 RBI and a .581 slugging percentage entering the postseason. Feltner has maintained a 3.10 GPA in the classroom. He has volunteered locally on behalf of The American Cancer Society, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and as a youth baseball coach.
“Ryan Feltner is one of the finest, brightest, most mature and sincere young men I have had the good fortune to coach,” said Walsh Jesuit High head coach Chris Kaczmar. “He is a tremendous, national-caliber talent on the mound as well as in our lineup who will be missed a great deal once he graduates. I am very proud of his deserving success.” Feltner has signed a National Letter of Intent to play baseball on scholarship at The Ohio State University this fall.
The Gatorade Player of the Year program annually recognizes one winner in the District of Columbia and each of the 50 states that sanction high school football, girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, baseball, softball, and boys and girls track & field, and awards one National Player of the Year in each sport. The selection process is administered by the Gatorade high school sports leadership team in partnership with USA TODAY High School Sports, which work with top sport-specific experts and a media advisory board of accomplished, veteran prep sports journalists to determine the state winners in each sport.
Feltner joins recent Gatorade Ohio Baseball Players of the Year Cameron Varga (2013-14, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy), Andrew Benintendi (2012-13, Madeira High School), Adam Schaly (2011-12, Ashland High School), Taylore Cherry (2010–11, Butler High School), David Whitehead (2009-10, Moeller), Tyler Skulina (2008–09, Walsh Jesuit High School), Ryan Curl (2007-08, St. Francis DeSales), and Derek Dietrich (2006-07, St. Ignatius) among the state’s list of former award winners.
Dominic Mittaga commits to John Carroll
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, June 23, 2015— Walsh Jesuit senior, Dominic Mittiga has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career at John Carroll University. Mittiga will play for the school’s NCAA Division III baseball program under longtime JCU head Baseball coach Marc Thibeault.
Mittiga, co-captain of the 2015 Walsh Jesuit baseball team is the eighth member of the senior class to advance to collegiate baseball. Mittiga was a 2015 Silver Slugger Award winner and a 2015 Christian Athlete Award recipient. He was also named Offensive Player of the Year in 2014.
“I have had the great pleasure and genuine honor to coach members of the Mittiga family for eight years now, and I can say that Dominic Mittiga is one of the most kind, mature and sincere young men I have had the good fortune to coach,” said Chris Kaczmar, Walsh Jesuit’s head baseball coach. “We recently awarded Dominic’s mother Ann Marie our inaugural “Steve Grescovich Award for Lifetime Achievement” which we now consider one of our program’s highest honors, so that should give you a very brief glimpse as to the context of how deeply we will be missing the entire Mittiga family and especially Dom’s broad smile and daily leadership.”
“Dominic will always reside in that special place among players, who will be remembered more for whom they are, and the example they set, than for anything relating to baseball,” said Kaczmar. “That said, Dominic played such a big part of a great era in our program and he has a tremendous amount of potential on the baseball field at the next level. He is fierce competitor, a very bright baserunner, and an impactful player in so many other phases of the game. Overall, he is a true friend and a fine talent who will be missed a great deal, and I am very proud that he will be moving on to the next level with Coach Thibeault who also has been such a good friend to Walsh Jesuit baseball for so many years.”
Mittiga graduated second honors with a 3.45 GPA and was an active volunteer on Walsh Jesuit’s Labre program. Mittiga was also a four-year member of the school’s basketball team.
Mittiga who plans to major in Biology (Pre-Dentistry) at John Carroll University, is the son of Bob and Anne Marie of Green, Ohio.
Warriors return to National Rankings
Collegiate Baseball Magazine names Walsh Jesuit Baseball #10 team nationally, 9th team in school history to become nationally ranked; WJ checks in at #31 in MaxPreps
March 15, 2015, CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Walsh Jesuit Baseball team recently returned to the national rankings, as the well-respected periodical Collegiate Baseball Magazine named the Warriors its #10 team in the nation in its preseason national poll.
With eight players currently committed to the collegiate baseball level and multiple others being actively recruited at the Division I level, the Warriors were also ranked nationally by MaxPreps.com, where WJ checks in at #31 in the country.
The ranking marks the ninth time in Walsh Jesuit Baseball history that the school has been nationally ranked, and the second consecutive year that WJ Baseball appears in the national polls. Walsh Jesuit Baseball was notably ranked #1 in the nation in 2010 by several major publications between April and May when the team went on to a State Runner Up finish and included three draft picks.
03/21/15 11:00 amScrimmage- Copley HS
03/25/15 4:30 pmScrimmage- Stow HS
03/28/15 12:00 pm
03/30/15 5:00 pmHoly NameWon 16-1
03/31/15 5:00 pmPerryWon 12-0
04/01/15 4:30 pmWestern Reserve AcademyWon 17-1
04/04/15 11:00 amBerkshire (DH - Game 1)
04/04/15 1:30 pmWarren Howland (DH - Game 2)
04/06/15 1:30 pmSolon (DH - Game 1)Won 15-0
04/06/15 3:30 pmWestlake (DH - Game 2)Won 4-1
04/08/15 4:30 pm
04/10/15 4:30 pm
04/11/15 11:00 amMassillon JacksonLost 2-1
04/13/15 4:30 pmPadua FranciscanWon 8-0
04/14/15 4:30 pmPadua FranciscanWon 11-3
04/15/15 5:00 pmSt. Vincent-St. MaryWon 6-2
04/17/15 7:00 pmChad Crawford Memorial Classic vs MedinaWon 5-0
04/18/15 4:00 pmSt. EdwardWon 5-1
04/20/15 5:00 pm
04/21/15 5:00 pmNDCLWon 13-5
04/24/15 5:00 pm
04/25/15 1:30 pmSt. EdwardWon 3-0
04/25/15 1:30 pm
Ohio Jesuit Tournament -St. IgnatiusCancelled
04/26/15 1:30 pm
Ohio Jesuit TournamentCancelled
04/27/15 5:00 pmBenedictineWon 13-0
04/28/15 5:00 pmBenedictineWon 13-0
04/30/15 5:00 pmNDCLWon 6-3
05/01/15 4:00 pmPipeyard Classic vs. Amherst SteeleWon 4-3
05/02/15 7:00 pmPipeyard Classic vs. St. IgnatiusLost 4-1
05/04/15 5:00 pmLake CatholicWon 12-6
05/05/15 5:00 pmLake CatholicWon 7-4
05/07/15 4:30 pmStrongsvilleWon 7-6
05/11/15 4:30 pmArchbishop HobanWon 9-0
05/12/15 4:30 pmArchbishop HobanLost 10-7
05/13/15 4:30 pmHighland (OHSAA Sectionals)Won 8-3
**Claimed Sectional Title!
05/16/15 4:30 pmSouthington ChalkerWon 12-0
05/19/15 4:30 pmHudson (OHSAA Districts)Won 4-3
05/20/15 4:30 pmWadsworth (OHSAA District Championship)DISTRICT CHAMPIONS!!
05/25/15 2:00 pmCanton SouthWon 10-3
05/28/15 2:00 pmMassillon Jackson (OHSAA Regionals)
05/29/15 5:00 pmOHSAA Regional TournamentMust win Thursday 5/28 to advance
2015 Varsity Baseball
Name Primary Pos. Secondary Pos. B/T
- Anzelc, Kasen CF LHP LL
- Burke, Jace 3B RHP, 2B RR
- Pipoly, Cade 2B SS, CF RR
- Regan, Brendan 2B SS, RHP RR
- Canzone, Dominic RHP 1B, RF LR
- Knipfer, Andrew RHP LF RR
- Marks, Collin C 2B, 3B RR
- Marshall, Bryce 2B SS, 3B RR
- Mendenhall, Dan C 3B, RHP RR
- Oppedisano, Vinny RHP LR
- Pipoly, Zachary 1B 3B, RHP RR
- Reich, Nate SS 3B, 2B RR
- Shinaberry, Mackenzie LF 1B, 3B RR
- Shorter, Christopher CF RF, RHP RR
- DeLeone, Nicholas RF 2B RR
- Downey, Shane RHP 1B RR
- Feltner, Ryan RHP 1B RR
- Jenkins, Blake CF LHP RL
- Minorik, Riley SS 2B RR
- Mittiga, Dominic 3B 1B, RHP RR
- Qadri, Azim CF LF LR
- Regan, Connor C RHP, 1B RR
- Shoaff, Ty LHP 1B LL
Walsh Jesuit Baseball Coaching & Athletic Administration Staff:
Chris Kaczmar '88
Fr. Emmett Holmes, SJ
Steve Grescovich '74
John Ventura '94
Trey Bennett '06
Athletic Dept. Staff
Mary Ann Dawson
Stan Kaczmar, Chad Kaczmar