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G-MEN WALK IT OFF TO A TITLE GAME

NEW SPRINGFIELD OH- Monday’s showdown went right down to the last swing, as Garfield snagged a walk-off win 4-3 against Chagrin Falls in the district semifinals. The game was knotted up at three all when Aidan Hill stepped up and delivered a sacrifice fly in the clutch, bringing in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh.

Chagrin Falls made their mark early, getting on the scoreboard in the second inning with some sharp hitting by Sven Nielsen who doubled, and Oliver Tepper, who worked a walk, each driving in a run.

The G-Men came roaring back in the fifth, tying it up thanks to key hits by Brandyn Bogucki and Eric Geddes, along with a crucial walk drawn by Leo Grandizio. Geddes also came through big on the mound, shutting down Chagrin Falls in the last innings by keeping them hitless and runless over his 1.1 innings, punching out four.

Jack Watson ended up wearing the loss for Chagrin Falls after giving up the final run. Starting for Garfield, Hill handled the bulk of the game, throwing 5.2 innings with nine Ks, despite allowing a couple of hits and three runs.

At the plate, Bogucki led Garfield with two hits in his three at bats, showing off his eye with a couple of crucial knocks. Garrett Warnick was the patience king, drawing two walks in the game. The whole Garfield squad showed some discipline, working a total of seven walks.

For Chagrin Falls, Nielsen and Henry Cimperman managed to grab a hit each, with Nielsen and Brandt Stevens each knocking in a run. Nielsen also showed patience, earning a couple of walks himself.

With this win under their belts, Garfield is now set to face South Range in the District Championship. The showdown is scheduled for Wednesday at 5:00 PM at Springfield. The stakes are high, and the anticipation is even higher as they look to capture the district crown.

G-MEN EDGE THEIR WAY INTO NEXT ROUND

GARRETTSVILLE OH Eric Geddes delivered a stellar performance on the mound, racking up 16 strikeouts to lead Garfield past Wickliffe with a tight 3-2 victory in Wednesday’s sectional finals. Geddes dominated throughout, only giving up three hits and two runs across seven innings, despite handing out five walks.

Right from the get-go, Garfield grabbed the lead with Geddes smashing a solo homer to left in the first inning. They added a bit more cushion in the third, thanks to clutch RBI doubles from Geddes and Aidan Hill.

Wickliffe didn’t stay quiet, though. In the fourth, Liam Widemire answered back with a two-run homer, also to left, tightening the game once again.

On the flip side, Brandon Henderson shouldered the loss for Wickliffe, enduring three innings on the hill and surrendering three runs off five hits. He managed to strike out three and walked one.

At the plate, Geddes was the main man for Garfield, driving in two runs and nailing every pitch to go 2-for-2. Garfield’s defense was on point too, not missing a beat all game. Brock Pesicek was especially busy, leading with the most fielding opportunities.

Widemire was a key player for Wickliffe too, matching his pitching counterpart with two RBIs and going 1-for-2. Henderson, Widemire, and Logan Ruscin each snagged hits, keeping the game competitive until the last pitch. Like their rivals, Wickliffe’s fielding was flawless, with Henderson getting in on the most plays.

 

THINGS LOOKING BRIGHT IN GARFIELD

GARRETTSVILLE OH- Garfield shut out Springfield 5-0 this Monday at home, showing off their skills both on the mound and at the plate.

The G-Men kicked things off in the bottom of the first with some sharp hitting, thanks to a couple of timely doubles. Eric Geddes cracked one to bring in the first run, setting the tone for the game. They kept the momentum going into the second inning, where Alex Carter smacked another double to push the lead to 4-0.

Alex Carter not only did damage with his bat but also dominated on the mound, bagging the win with a stellar pitching performance. He tossed a complete game, giving up just two hits and zero runs while striking out three and walking three. On the other end, Parker Dobson struggled for Springfield, allowing three runs in just one inning of work.

Leo Grandizio was a key player, driving in two runs and going 1-for-2 to lead the middle of the Garfield lineup. Geddes and Brandyn Bogucki each added a pair of hits to keep the offense rolling. Aidan Hill showcased his speed, swiping two bases, contributing to Garfield’s aggressive gameplay which included turning two double plays.

For Springfield, Kolten Ruark and Liam Wylie managed a hit each in an otherwise quiet game for their bats. Despite the tough day at the plate, their defense held strong, with Jack Plant getting involved in five plays.

 

G MEN DUST CHALKER

SOUTHINGTON OH- Garfield made quick work of Chalker, clinching a 10-0 victory on Wednesday, ignited by a six-run barrage in the first inning. Eric Geddes and Brandyn Bogucki delivered key hits, driving in runs, while a couple of walks and a costly error allowed more runs to cross the plate. Despite a quieter second inning with Aidan Hill grounding out, they tacked on another run in the third thanks to Alex Carter’s groundout.

Alex Carter was solid on the mound, tossing six scoreless innings, scattering three hits, and racking up seven strikeouts for Garfield. On the flip side, Chalker’s Zach Pack struggled, enduring two tough innings where he surrendered eight runs.

At the plate, Bogucki was a standout, bagging two hits and sharing the RBI spotlight with Hill, each knocking in two runs. Leo Grandizio showed off his eye, working the count for three walks and joining Carter with multiple stolen bases, contributing to Garfield’s aggressive 10 stolen bases on the day. The team also showed discipline at the plate, drawing 12 walks in total.

With sharp fielding including a double play, Garfield rounded out a dominant performance, ensuring they kept the pressure on both offensively and defensively.

G MEN STEAM PAST THE RAMS

Eric Geddes was on fire Tuesday, knocking three hits in as many at-bats, leading Garfield to a 16-6 slugfest victory over Mineral Ridge. Geddes kicked off his hit parade in the first inning and didn’t let up, driving singles in the second and fifth innings as well.

Mineral Ridge didn’t waste time getting on the scoreboard, taking advantage of a wild pitch and a solid single by Trey Rigley to grab an early lead. However, Garfield quickly fired back, tying the game at two apiece with a clutch double from Aidan Hill.

Despite falling behind 5-2 in the second inning due to a couple of costly errors and a fielder’s choice by Gino Novello, Garfield flipped the script later that same inning. Brock Pesicek smashed a two-run triple that sparked a five-run rally, thrusting the G-Men into a 7-5 lead.

The hits kept coming in the third, with Brandyn Bogucki grounding out to tack on another run. The fifth inning saw Garfield blow the game wide open, tacking on seven runs highlighted by Pesicek’s RBI double and Tyler Lutz’s timely single. A steal of home capped off the scoring frenzy.

Bogucki not only contributed with his bat but also took home the win on the mound, after grinding through six innings and fending off ten hits while giving up six runs. On the flip side, Jack Gillie struggled for Mineral Ridge, surrendering twelve runs over nearly five innings of work.

The G-Men showcased their might at the plate with a whopping 15 hits. Pesicek, Carter, Hill, and Bogucki each had a multi-hit game, keeping the bases flowing. The team’s aggressive base running paid off too, swiping 12 bases across the evening.

Mineral Ridge managed ten hits themselves, with Rigley and Andrew Gillie each putting up a multi-hit effort.

Next, the G-Men hit the road to face Chalker this Wednesday, looking to keep their bats just as lively.

VIKINGS CONTUNIE REIGN IN CONFERENCE

LEAVITTSBURG, OH- LaBrae pulled off a solid 6-2 win against Garfield on Monday at LaBrae High School.

The game got rolling with Garfield taking an early lead after Pesicek knocked in a run with a groundout. But LaBrae quickly flipped the script in their half of the first, with Landon Brunstetter smashing a single and a Garfield error bringing in a pair of runs to make it 2-1.

LaBrae kept the pressure on, tacking on another run in the second thanks to Christian Haught’s groundout.

Dylan Simpson was on point from the mound, bagging the win with a seven-inning stint where he gave up just two runs (one earned) on five hits while fanning eight. Hill was on the hook for the loss for Garfield, letting six runs (four earned) slip through in six innings of work.

At the plate, Brunstetter and Austin Rowe led LaBrae with two hits apiece, while Lucas Glaser, Nate Goldner, Brunstetter, and Aiden Doll each chipped in with an RBI. Simpson also showed off his wheels, snagging two bases.

For Garfield, Warnick and Grandizio managed two hits each in a tough outing.

LaBrae is set to hit the road for their next clash at Howland on Tuesday.

GARFIELD SMOOTHLY TAKES CARE OF THE VIKINGS

GARRETTSVILLE OH- Garfield delivered a dominant performance on Thursday as they hosted Waterloo and secured a commanding 10-0 victory.

Leading the way for Garfield’s offense was Kaelyn Tasker, who had an outstanding game with a double, a triple, a run scored, and 3 RBI. Kolby Fresch also made a significant impact, crushing a triple, a single, scoring a run, and driving in a run. Juliana Genovese contributed with a double, a single, scoring 2 runs, and adding an RBI.

In the circle, Lizzy Moore was exceptional, hurling a shutout and allowing only one hit. Moore’s strong pitching performance kept Waterloo’s offense in check throughout the game.

GEDDES FANS 16; GARFIELD STORMS THE FLASHES

GARRETTSVILLE, OH-G-Men standout Eric Geddes was on fire on the mound, racking up 16 strikeouts in Garfield’s solid 7-2 win over Champion at James A Garfield High School. Over seven innings, Geddes scattered five hits, surrendered a couple of runs, and issued four walks.

Right off the bat, Garfield took control in the first inning. Alex Carter kicked things off with a two-run single, Brock Pesicek added an RBI single, and an early error allowed another run to cross, putting Garfield up quickly.

Carter wasn’t done yet, driving in another run in the third with yet another sharp single.

On the flip side, Howell was handed the loss, working through six innings for Champion and giving up seven runs, four of which were earned, on eight hits while striking out four and walking two.

Carter was the big bat for Garfield, driving in three runs and going 2-for-3, really anchoring the middle of the order. The base paths were busy with Brandyn Bogucki and Leo Grandizio each swiping multiple bases as part of an aggressive eight-steal game strategy by Garfield.

Hixson put up a fight for Champion, going 2-for-4, with Z Morris and Howell each knocking in a run.

Garfield is set to face Ravenna next on Saturday, looking to keep the momentum rolling.

G-MEN OFFENSE FALLS SHORT AGAINST MOGADORE

GARRETTSVILLE, OH- The Garfield G-Men found themselves outpaced by Mogadore, taking a 12-4 hit on their home turf at James A. Garfield High School on Wednesday.

Mogadore kicked things off in the third inning when Jack Neikirk got Devin Graham to ground into a fielder’s choice that unfortunately brought in a run. But it was the seventh inning that really broke the game wide open for Mogadore. Dylan Benedum smacked a two-run double, Ronnie Skye added a two-run single, and a couple of costly errors by Garfield allowed two more runs to score, totaling a six-run explosion.

Maddox Smith pitched a strong game for Mogadore, holding Garfield to just two runs on two hits over four and one-third innings, and racking up four strikeouts. Neikirk, despite a solid effort, took the loss for Garfield, giving up six runs on 11 hits over nearly five innings.

At the plate, Eric Geddes and Brandyn Bogucki each managed two hits for the G-Men, with Bogucki driving in two of Garfield’s four runs. The team did manage to turn a double play, showing some flashes of defensive skill amidst a tough game.

Mogadore’s bats were hot, racking up 14 hits. Cole Reese stood out, driving in three runs from the seven spot and going 2-for-3 on the day. Corey Lehner and Tanner Buso each added three hits, helping to fuel Mogadore’s offensive surge. Graham and Austin Constantine also contributed with their speed, swiping multiple bases as part of Mogadore’s six stolen bases on the day.

Looking ahead, the G-Men will look to shake off this loss when they face Champion on Thursday, hoping to bounce back and get back on the winning track.

GARFIELD TAKES THEIR SHOW ON THE ROAD

LIBERTY OH- Garfield showed their strength on the road Wednesday night, clinching a solid 12-5 victory against Liberty in conference play.

Maddy Wilson led the offensive charge for Garfield with a standout performance, smashing a home run and adding a double, 2 runs, and 3 RBI to her name. Olivia Zicari also made her presence felt with a double, a triple, 3 runs, and an RBI. Lizzy Moore contributed with 3 hits, 2 runs, and 1 RBI, while Gabriel Groves and Kendall Thompson each added 2 hits.

On the mound, Juliana Genovese was dominant, striking out 13 batters in 7 innings of work.

For Liberty, Rachel Strohmeyer led the offense with a 3 for 4 night and 2 RBI, while Trinity Patterson added 2 RBI on her 1 for 3 performance. Chloe Fleps reached base twice with 2 walks and scored 2 runs, and Sarah Spisak contributed with 2 hits and a run scored.

Despite their efforts, Liberty couldn’t contain Garfield’s potent offense and strong pitching.

With this road win, Garfield continues to show their prowess in conference play, solidifying their position as a force to be reckoned with in the league.