Hornets 2019 Team Preview

2/20/19: Hornets are ready to sting the competition in 2019, with six returning starters, including preseason All-State guys Joey Torok and Seann McGill. 

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Alfieri's Walk Off leads Hornets past Beachwod

4/24/19: Mike Alfieri's walk off single in the 8th inning got Kirtland a 3-2 win vs. Beachwood.  

 

 

 

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Kirtland Sweeps Cardinal 

4/22/19: The Hornets moved to 7-0 in the CVC with a sweep of the Huskies. 

Hornets lose 2 tough luck games to start the year

3/28/19: Kirtland fell in the season opener 8-1 in the opener to RIverside, after being tied 1-1 in the 6th inning. Andrew Spencer threw 5.1 innings of 1 hit ball to lead the Hornets, Seann McGill was 2-3 with a double. In game 2, Kirtland fell 4-3 to Benedictine who is ranked #21 in the Division 2 State Power Rankings. Mason Sullivan threw a complete game gem in a losing effort, and Joey Torok paced the offense, going 2-3 with a double and 2 RBI's. 

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Kirtland get first win vs. Maple Hts. 

3/29/19: The Hornets picked up their first win of 2019 with a 15-5 victory over Maple Hts. Mason Sullivan went 3-4 with and 3 doubles, Joey Torok was 2-3 with 4 steals and 2 RBI's,  Joey Mongelluzzi was 2-2 with a double, 3 runs, 3 RBI's and 3 steals, Nick RIbic was

2-3 with a double and 3 RBI's, and Logan Potosky for his first career varsity hit and RBI. 

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Hornets open up Conference Play with a WIN  

4/3/19: Kirtland opened up conference play on the road at Wickliffe. Despite being quite the cold day, the Hornets had 11 hits on the way to a 4-2 victory. Andrew Spencer picked up his first career varsity victory on the hill, and Joey Torok paced the offense, going 2-3 with 3 steals. 

Dever's Walk Off Hit leads Hornets past Wickliffe   

4/4/19: In the bottom of the 8th, after a Mason Sullivan double, Jack Dever stepped up to the plate, and hit a line drive single to left, scoring Sullivan and winning the game 5-4 over Wickliffe. Mason Sullivan threw 6 solid innings, getting a no decision, while Seann McGill came in for 2 innings to pick up the win. Joey Torok had a double and a triple, Seann McGill was 3-3, and Joey Mongelluzzi had 2 hits as well to lead the offense. 

Kirtland Sweeps Independence  

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Kirtland Sweeps Cardinal

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News Herald Top of the Crop  

WEEK 1- #6

WEEK 2- #8

WEEK 3- #9

WEEK 4- #8 

WEEK 5- #8

WEEK 6- #

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Torok Named CVC "Player of the Week"  

VanArnhem Named CVC "Player of the Week"  

Spencer Named News Herald "Player of the Week"  

McGill Named Ohio Varsity "Player of the Week"  

Hornet Baseball News

Kirtland Wood Bat Tournament

Games This Season

Varsity

3/25     @ Riverside                          L 1-8

3/27     vs. Benedictine                    L 3-4

3/28     vs. Maple Hts.                  W 15-5

*4/3     @ Wickliffe                          W 4-2

*4/4     vs. Wickliffe             W 5-4 (8 inn)

4/5       vs. Crestwood                    L 7-14

*4/8     @ Independence             W 17-5

*4/9     vs. Independence            W 12-2

*4/17   @ Berkshire                        W 8-1

*4/18   @ Cardinal                          W 6-2

*4/22   vs. Cardinal                         W 9-1

*4/23   @ Beachwood                     L 5-7

*4/24   vs. Beachwood      W 3-2 (8 inn)

*4/28   vs. Berkshire                    W 10-6

*5/1     @ Cuyahoga Hts.               W 4-3

*5/2     vs. Richmond Hts.           W 12-2

5/4       vs. VASJ                                W 9-2

*5/6     vs. Richmond Hts.           W 23-3

5/7       vs. Newbury                        W 4-3

5/8       @ Massillon                        L 2-10

*5/14   vs. Cuyahoga Hts.              W 5-0

5/16     @ Chardon                           L 1-3

5/17     vs. Mentor                            L 1-8

5/24     @ Berkshire                         L 8-9

5/28    @ Mentor                              L 0-4

Post-Season

5/13- Sectional Semi-Final   

BYE

5/15- Sectional Final  @ Kirtland 5:00PM

vs. Trinity                                          W 3-0

5/20- District Semi-Final @ Lakewood    4:30PM

vs. Crestwood                                 W 7-6

5/22- District   Final @ Lakewood     5:00PM

vs. VASJ                                             W 9-2

5/31- Regional Semi-Final  @ Massillon   2:00PM

vs. Waynedale                                  L 0-8

JV

3/25     vs. Riverside                       L 1-11

3/27     vs. Benedictine                  W 6-5

3/28     vs. South                            L 5-12

4/3       @ Wickliffe                      W 22-10

4/4       vs. Wickliffe                          L 4-8

4/5       vs. University                      W 9-4

4/8       vs. Independence          W 15-11

4/9       @ Independence             L 23-24

4/11     @ Berkshire                        W 7-1

4/17     vs. Berkshire                    W 17-3

4/18     vs. Cardinal                     W 22 -2

4/24     @ Beachwood               W 22-17

4/25     vs. Beachwood                W 13-3

5/4       @ Warren Harding           L 8-14 

5/7       vs. South                            L 6-10

5/8       vs. North                            L 1-13

5/16     @ Crestwood                    L 6-10

5/24     @ Crestwood  

 

 

News Herald Photo Gallery 4/3/19

News Herald Photo Gallery 4/24/19

News Herald Photo Gallery 4/28/19

OHSBCA State Coach's Poll 

Follow Our Team With Coverage From the Following News Sources

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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