It was a true battle of the Ohio champions, with the Glaciers (the Nations Baseball State Champions of 2010) and the Central Ohio Select team (USSSA Ohio State Champions of 2010) competing for the win. The Glaciers kept the Central Ohio Select team down to one run and posted several hits, giving them a five-run lead. Playing a great team like Central Ohio Select, the Glaciers had to make extraordinary defensive plays, which they did time after time throughout the game.
“The hard work throughout the off season for these players is paying off for them,” said Anthony Vross, manager of the Ohio Glaciers. “I am very proud of their dedication and respect for the game of baseball they have shown.”
The following Canfield team members contributed to the success in the recent tournament. Canfield residents: Joe DeLucia, Ethan Kalina, Chris Lewis, Joey Machuga, Zach Tinkey and Anthony Vross
Catcher Joe Delucia hit 5 for 8 in the tournament with a couple RBIs and did a great job behind the plate defensively. Outfielder Ethan Kalina hit great in the tournament including a double against the Mahoning Valley Heat during pool play that hit the center field fence. First baseman Christopher Lewis hit 7-for-10 in the tourney with three homeruns, one triple, one double and five RBIs. Lewis blasted two homeruns in a pool play victory against the Mahoning Valley Heat. Third baseman Joey Machuga hit a grand slam home run to help the Glaciers defeat the Montour PA Pride 14-4 during pool play. In the championship game, Machuga had a terrific catch on a rocket line drive to third base. Outfielder/first baseman Zach Tinkey hit 5 for 12 in the tournament including a double and a triple. Second baseman Anthony Vross had three assists and two putouts in the tourney. During the very first play of the championship game, Vross made a spectacular 4-3 assist play at second base which set the tone for the rest of the ballgame as the Ohio Glaciers were almost perfect defensively against Central Ohio Select.
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Several Canfield student athletes continue a powerful winning streak with the Ohio Glaciers, a 12-and-under travelling baseball team. They recently competed in the Icebreaker Classic, a Nations Baseball state qualifier and championed the Central South Ohio team. Their current record is now 24-0. Pictured after their recent victory are, in front, Jake McCurry, Lucus Nasonti, Zach Tinkey, Ethan Kalina, Anthony Vross, and Joe DeLucia. In back are, manager Anthony Vross, coach Darren Machuga, Michael McDonough, Michael Turner, Parker Shannon, Joey Machuga, Christian Fedko, Chris Lewis, coach Bob Tinkey and coach Brian Turner.