The Kirtland Hornets

 

Our baseball team competes in Ohio Division 3 and the Chagrin Valley Conference (Valley Division). 

 

Kirtland High School is located about 20 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio on State Route 306.

 

Over the past seven years we have had a great amount of baseball success, to go along with the school's state championship football program. In the these seasons we have compiled a record of 126-80, winning our first District Championship (2018), five CVC Valley Championships (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019), the programs first 20 win season in 2014, the first #1 seed in the District tournament in school history in 2014, along with setting multiple team records.

 

The Hornets have won five sectional title in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, finished district runner-up in 2015 & 2017, and won the District Championship in 2018 & 2019. 

 

In this seven year span, we have had 34 first team All-Conference players, 22 second team All-Conference players, 16 honorable mention All-Conference players, 33 All-Lake County players, and 17 All-District players, 7 AP All-Ohioians, 4 Mizzuno All-Ohioians and 14 PBR All-Ohioians. In 2018 Senior, Mike Zeuli, was named Ohio Division 3 Player of the Year, News Herald Player of the Year, and Northeast Ohio Player of the Year. Coach Luke Smrdel was named Ohio Division 3 Coach of the Year as well in 2018.  

2013 CVC VALLEY CHAMPIONS

2014 CVC VALLEY CHAMPIONS

2015 CVC VALLEY CHAMPIONS

2016 CVC VALLEY CHAMPIONS

2019 CVC VALLEY CHAMPIONS

1984 ESC CHAMPIONS

1991 ESC CHAMPIONS

1964 WRC CHAMPIONS

1965 WRC CHAMPIONS

SECTIONAL CHAMPIONS

  1965 1974  1995 2004 

2006 2014  2015 2017

2018  2019

 

DISTRICT RUNNER-UP

1965  1995  2015   2017

 

 

 DISTRICT CHAMPIONS 

2018  2019

 

 

DISTRICT #1 SEED

2014, 2019

 

 

ABOUT

CVC

Valley

Champs

2013

2014

2015

2016

2019

Sectional

Champions

1965

1974

1995

2004

2006

2014

2015

2017

2018

2019

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2019 Hornets

DISTRICT

CHAMPS

2018

2019

District

Runner-Up

1965

1995

2015

2017

Past League Champions

1965- WRL

1964- WRL

1984- ESC

1991- ESC

 

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2018 AWARDS

Ohio D3 POY

Mike Zeuli

Ohio D3 COY

Luke Smrdel

ALL-OHIO

1st Team

Mike Zeuli

Joey Torok

2nd Team

 

Mizuno All-Ohio

MIKE ZEULI

PBR All-OHIO

Mike Zeuli

Joey Torok

Seann McGill

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ALL-CONFERENCE

FIRST TEAM

JOEY TOROK

MIKE ZEULI

 

SECOND TEAM

TYLER MCCRORY

HONORABLE MEN

SEANN McGILL

TYLER BRATTON

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ALL- COUNTY

Mike Zeuli

Joey Torok

Tyler McCrory

Tyler Bratton

Seann McGill

COY: Luke Smrdel

 

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ALL-DISTRICT

Player of the Year

MIKE ZEULI

Coach of teh Year

LUKE SMRDEL

1st Team

Joey Torok

Mike Zeuli

2nd Team

Tyler McCrory

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ALL NEWS HERALD

Player of the Year

MIKE ZEULI

1st Team

Mike Zeuli

Joey Torok

3rd Team

Seann McGill

Honorable Mention

Tyler McCrory

Tyler Bratton

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Lake County All-Star

Victor Kissinger

Luke Potosky

Gino Rosson

NEOBCA All-Star

Mike Zeuli

Ryan Lipps

COACH Smrdel

GCBCA All-Star

Tyler McCrory

Tyler Bratton

 

 

 

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