Men's Varsity Baseball

 

Walsh Jesuit Baseball Accomplishments

 North Coast League Champions

2013, 2012

Division II State Champions:

2008, 2006, 2004, 1999

Division II State Runner-Up:

 2010, 2009 

State Final Four:

1989

State Poll Champions: 

2007  

State Poll Runner-Up:

2010, 2009, 2006

Nationally Ranked Teams: 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004 

Walsh Jesuit Baseball Ranked No. 1 in the Nation: April 18 - May 11, 2010

 

Season Highlights & News

Warrior depth on display in double-header sweep

Six pitchers combine for two shutouts

 

 

GAME 1

 

Youth served as Sophomore Canzone and Freshman Burke shine on mound

Ohio State recruits Romans and Feltner contribute multi-hit games in win

April 12, 2014, CUYAHOGA FALLS: Youth was served in Game 1 of a double header against Akron Firestone as talented Sophomore RHP Dominic Canzone improved to 2-0 on the year, allowing one hit over five innings of work, striking out seven. Freshman RHP Jace Burke came on to strike out the side in the 6th as the Warriors cruised to a 10-0 victory in a game shortened by the run rule. Leading the way offensively was a pair of future Ohio State Buckeye teammates, as Senior Nate Romans and Junior Ryan Feltner combined for four hits and three RBI. Also hitting well for the Maroon & Gold were Juniors Azim Qadri and Connor Regan, Sophomores Canzone and Chris Shorter, and Freshmen Burke and Cade Pipoly.


GAME 2

Ray, Downey, Ruane, Benner combine for two hit shutout

DeLeone, Pipoly, Minorik and Canzone contribute multi-hit games in win

April 12, 2014, CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Walsh Jesuit Baseball team completed the two game sweep of Akron Firestone as Senior LHP Trevor Ray earned his first win of the year on the mound in a 10-0, five inning victory. Junior RHP Shane Downey, Senior LHP Joel Ruane, and Senior Tiffin recruit Tim Benner faced the minimum in their three innings of relief respectively to secure the shutout, with Benner continuing his early-year dominance striking out the side. The Warriors were led offensively by Junior Nick DeLeone’s three hit, two-run day, while talented middle INF Junior Riley Minorik and Freshman SS Cade Pipoly also had a pair of hits apiece. Sophomore Dominic Canzone also had a multi-hit game and was perfect at the plate with a double, triple, walk and four RBI, while Senior OSU recruit Nate Romans, Freshman Jace Burke, Junior Blake Jenkins, and Sophomores Chris Shorter and Zack Pipoly also had hits in the game, including a double by Pipoly.

 With the wins, the Warriors improve to 7-0 on the year.

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Perfect days at plate by Romans, Minorik, Canzone, Jenkins & Regan lead to sweep of rival Hoban

Shoaff, Downey, Regan sharp on mound

April 10, 2014, CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Walsh Jesuit baseball team collected 15 hits in five innings of work in a 13-1 victory over rival Archbishop Hoban in a game shortened by the run rule. Senior Ohio State recruit Nate Romans was a home run away from the cycle, posting a perfect 3-3 day at the plate with three RBI. Junior Riley Minorik was 2-2 including his first HR of the year, while fellow Juniors Blake Jenkins and Connor Regan, and Sophomore Dominic Canzone also were perfect at the plate on the day, with Jenkins and Canzone collecting having multi-hit games and Regan a deep double, two walks, and an RBI. Also hitting well for the Warriors was Senior Ashland recruit Kyle Holdsworth with an RBI double, Junior Azim Qadri, and doubles by Sophomores Dan Mendenhall and Collin Marks. University of Missouri recruit Ty Shoaff improved to 3-0 on the year, allowing one hit over three innings striking out five, while Junior Regan and Junior Shane Downey hurled shutout relief.

With the win, the Warriors improve to 5-0 on the year, 2-0 in NCL play.

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Warriors defeat rival Hoban behind solid pitching from Feltner, Ray, Benner

Holdsworth, Jenkins, Canzone, Minorik, Ray provide key RBI


April 9, 2014, CUYAHOGA FALLS: The Walsh Jesuit baseball team pitching staff keyed a team-effort 7-1 victory over visiting Archbishop Hoban in the North Coast League opener for both schools, as Junior Ohio State recruit Ryan Feltner earned his first win of the year. Senior LHP Trevor Ray threw a shutout inning, and Senior Tiffin recruit Tim Benner continued to shine dominating four consecutive batters. The offense was widespread, as Senior Ashland recruit Kyle Holdsworth, Junior Riley Minorik, Junior Blake Jenkins, Sophomore Dominic Canzone, and Ray provided key RBI in the contest.  Also hitting well was Sophomore Zack Pipoly, Junior Nick DeLeone, and Sophomore Dan Mendenhall.

With the win, the Warriors improve to 4-0 on the year, 1-0 in NCL play.
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Canzone, Jenkins, Mittiga lead Walsh Jesuit Baseball to victory

Benner and Ruane perfect on mound; Warriors collect seven doubles

April 5, 2014, CUYAHOGA FALLS: Led by Junior Blake Jenkins’ three doubles, it was Double Trouble on Saturday as the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team collected seven doubles en route to a 10-2 win over a well-coached visiting Nordonia team. Sophomore Dominic Canzone earned his first Varsity win on the mound, pitching three scoreless innings and also hitting an RBI double. Junior 3B Dominic Mittiga was a perfect two for two on the day with two runs and an RBI, while Junior Ohio State recruit Ryan Feltner, Junior Connor Regan, and Sophomore Dan Mendenhall hit doubles in the game. Also hitting well for the Maroon and Gold were Seniors Kyle Holdsworth, Nate Romans, and Gino Sassano, Juniors Riley Minorik and Nick Deleone, Sophomores Zack Pipoly and Collin Marks, and Freshman Cade Pipoly as WJ totaled 16 hits on the day. Pitching well in relief was Senior LHP Joel Ruane with a perfect inning, Junior Shane Downey, Feltner, and Tiffin recruit Tim Benner who for the 2nd consecutive game struck out the only 3 batters he faced.

In a ceremony preceding the 4th inning, the Walsh Jesuit faithful honored the late Scott Monzel, State Champion, Walsh Jesuit Baseball Class of 2004, as both his father Steve and teammate/classmate Drew Hoisington, the Nordonia Head Baseball Coach, took part in the special moment led by long-time Walsh Jesuit public address announcer Randy Snyder.

With the win, the Warriors improve to 3-0 on the year.


 

Jenkins and Canzone power Warriors to big win in home opener

Minorik, Romans, and Benner perfect on the day

April 1, 2014, CUYAHOGA FALLS: On a sunny day for the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team’s Home Opener, Junior Blake Jenkins hit a grand slam home run in the 2nd inning, and talented Sophomore Dominic Canzone hit a 3 run HR and had 4 RBI as the Warriors cruised to a 13-3 victory over Stow in a game shortened by the run rule. Senior Ohio State recruit Nate Romans was 3-3 with 2R and an RBI, while Junior Riley Minorik was 2-2 with a single, double, and 2 runs. Also hitting well for the Maroon & Gold were Juniors Azim Qadri, Ohio State recruit Ryan Feltner, and Dominic Mittiga, Senior Ashland recruit Kyle Holdsworth, and Sophomores Chris Shorter and Zack Pipoly. Senior Tiffin recruit Tim Benner hurled a perfect inning as the Warrior closer struck out the only three batters he faced, while fellow Senior Trevor Ray pitched well and University of Missouri recruit Ty Shoaff pitched well and earned his second victory of the year.

With the win, the Warriors improve to 2-0 on the young season.


 

Warriors win Opening Day Thriller behind outstanding pitching from Feltner and Shoaff

Minorik collects three hits as Juniors shine in battle of PBR state-ranked teams

March 31, 2014, MASSILLON: The 2014 edition of Walsh Jesuit Baseball was victorious in an outstanding game on Opening Day, edging Massillon Jackson by a score of 4-2 in eight innings. It was a thriller for two teams ranked in the top 10 of the PBR Ohio pre-season rankings, as Ohio State recruit Junior Ryan Feltner pitched very well and left in the 6th with no decision, while Junior University of Missouri recruit Ty Shoaff came on to earn the win, reach base in the 8th with a hit, and came around to score the eventual winning run. Junior Riley Minorik had three hits for the Warriors, while Senior Trevor Ray (undecided) also had a multi-hit day with two. Also hitting well for the Warriors were Juniors Blake Jenkins, Azim Qadri, Connor Regan, and Dominic Mittiga, Sophomore Dominic Canzone, and Seniors Nate Romans and Kyle Holdsworth.

The Warriors moved their Home Opener to Wednesday, April 2 versus Stow.

Schedule

2014 Season Directions (click to download Word doc)

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2014 Roster

Varsity Baseball

Freshmen

1.              Burke, Jace                  SS                  RHP, 2B            RR

2.              Pipoly, Cade                  SS                  C, CF                  RR

3.              Regan, Brendan            2B                  SS                  RR

Sophomores

4.              Canzone, Dominic            RHP                  3B, 1B                  LR

5.              Marks, Collin            C                  2B, 3B                  RR

6.              Mendenhall, Dan            C                  3B, RHP            RR

7.              Pipoly, Zachary            RHP                  1B, LF                  RR

8.              Shinaberry, Mackenzie      C                  3B                  RR

9.              Shorter, Christopher            CF                  RHP                  RR

Juniors

10.            DeLeone, Nicholas            LF                  RF                  RR

11.            Downey, Shane            RHP                                    RR

12.            Feltner, Ryan            RHP                  1B, 3B                  RR

13.            Jenkins, Blake            CF                  LHP, 1B                  RL

14.            Minorik, Riley            SS                  3B, RHP            RR

15.            Mittiga, Dominic            3B                  1B, RHP            RR

16.            Qadri, Azim                  CF                  LF, 2B                  LR

17.            Regan, Connor            C                  RHP, 1B            RR

18.            Rutherford, Nicholas            CF                  3B                  RR

19.            Shoaff, Ty                  LHP                  1B                  LL

Seniors

20.            Benner, Timothy            RHP                                    RR

21.            Holdsworth, Kyle            2B                  3B, SS                  RR

22.            Ray, Trevor                  1B                  LHP, LF                  LL

23.            Romans, Nathanael            SS                  2B                  LR

24.            Ruane, Joel                  LHP                                    LL

25.            Sassano, Giovanni            RF                                    RR


 Walsh Jesuit Baseball Coaching & Athletic Administration Staff:

Head Coach
Chris Kaczmar '88
Team Chaplain
Fr. Emmett Holmes, SJ
Athletic Director
Grant Conzaman
Assistant Coaches
Steve Grescovich '74
John Ventura '94
John Turk
Trey Bennett '06
Head Trainer
Mark Herbele

Athletic Dept. Staff
Mary Ann Dawson
Scorekeeper
Stan Kaczmar, Chad Kaczmar

Bat boys
Henry Kaczmar
Stanley Kaczmar