Warriors Keep Streaking
Into District Championship
Ontario Handles Columbian For 23rd Consecutive Win
Warriors Keep Streaking Into The District Final
The Ontario baseball squad will compete for a district championship on Saturday still without having suffered a single loss in the state of Ohio this season. A 7-0 Warriors victory over Tiffin Columbian in the Division II Heidelberg District Semifinals extended their win streak to 23 in a row receiving a total team performance on both sides of the plate.
Despite learning he would be the starting pitcher in the contest from head coach Jeff Fisher during third period of school, junior Andrew Cacchio would throw a shutout gem for the Warriors giving up five hits in six innings with three walks and three strikeouts. Cacchio also went 3-4 from the batter’s box and scored a run.
Ontario’s defense was also stellar from start to finish with multiple players making key outs when they mattered most. Junior shortstop Avery Fisher was especially great backing up Cacchio, combining on a pair of double plays and a potential run-saving first inning out that prevented the Tornadoes from taking an early lead.
Most of the Warriors offensive damage came in the fifth inning of a scoreless game when freshman second baseman Griffin Shaver initiated a 2-out rally that saw five runs cross home plate. Ontario would tack on a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh as well and finished off the shutout to advance in tournament action.
The #4 Warriors (23-3) will next face #7 Clear Fork (20-6) for the District Championship on Saturday at 1 pm.