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Oak Harbor's run ends in regional final

AnthonyMoujaes • May 12, 2015 at 5:32 PM

Parma Heights Holy Name tagged the Rockets for six runs in the first inning on its way to beating Oak Harbor in the Division II Regional Championship, 9-4, at Heminger Field in Tiffin.

"We got behind a little bit too much, and they had good pitching. The two kids they had transfer in from Padua, they can throw real well," Oak Harbor coach Rob Schimmoeller said. "They kept the ball on the outer half... We didn't drive the ball to the right side as well as I would have hoped."

The Rockets (14-9) had won all five of their tournament games in comeback fashion. It looked like a sixth win, and the school's first trip to the state tournament, was possible late until the Waves (17-3) pulled away with three late runs. Holy Name pitchers Tyler Plys and Nicholas Plys held Oak Harbor to just two hits, while Anthony Smith had three hits and and three RBIs.

Brian Mallernee had both of Oak Harbor's hits.

Holy Name's six-run first came courtesy of four singles and four walks from the first eight batters. That was before Mark Konieczny -- the third pitcher of the inning -- came on to get a double play for the first two outs. Starting pitcher Josh Graber and Alex Bores were the first two pitchers, but couldn't muster an out as the Rockets fell behind 6-1.

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