Ohio Spotlight Game: #13 Walsh Jesuit vs #29 Strongsville

Follow @PBR Ohio 

By: Chris Check
PBR Ohio NE Scout

We look to bring the Buckeye state top-notch high school coverage throughout the entire state.

We will have the 2016 Scout Blog, Spotlight Games, Inside the Recruitment Articles, Unsigned Senior Spotlights, The Recruiting Trail, All-State Selections, Full Coverage of the OHSAA State Tournament as well as numerous other articles throughout the spring.

To view the Team Power Rankings by division, click below:
+ Division I
+ Division II
+ Division III
+ Division IV

To view the Preseason All-State Selections, click below:
+ Division I
+ Division II
+ Division III
+ Division IV 

To view the full list of 2016 Team Previews that we have already completed, please click here.

For insider information and scouting notes from the PBR staff during the 2016 spring season visit the 2016 Ohio Scout Blog by clicking here.

Interested in attending a PBR Ohio event? Check out our schedule by clicking here.

Ohio Spotlight Game: #13 Walsh Jesuit vs #29 Strongsville

Strongsville won a tight game between traditional powers in Northeast Ohio big school competition, 2-1. 

The well played game came down to two consecutive big plays in the bottom of the seventh with two outs and left fielder Alex Gray on first base after a walk. 

Gray stole second base on a bang/bang throw and tag by senior catcher Mac Shinaberry and junior shortstop Brendan Regan, who thought the play was in time.  Gray was ruled safe and the very next pitch was driven down the left field line for a game-winning double by senior shortstop Sami Mehmed

Walsh jumped ahead in the top of the third inning, when Regan lined a one-out pitch off the left field would pole for a 1-0 lead.

Strongsville came right back when senior first baseman Ryan Robertson doubled to left field with two outs, followed by a long double to the gap by junior DH Parker Shannon, scoring Robertson to tie the game.

The scoring stayed tied until the seventh as Walsh senior right-hander Dan Mendenhall and Strongsville junior left-hander Jaret Beechy controlled the game thereafter. 

Mehmed single in the seventh was Strongsville’s first hit since the third inning.

Walsh's Mendenhall took the tough loss; going 6 2/3 innings, giving up six hits, walking two, while striking out two. 

Strongsville's Beechy got no decision after six strong innings of four hit ball, walking three and striking out one. Colin McManamon got the win after throwing a hitless seventh for Strongsville.

Offensive Leaders

Walsh Jesuit
Regan - 2-3, HR, RBI

Mehmed 2-4, 2B, RBI
Shannon 2-3, 2B, RBI

Top Headlines for the Buckeye State