BRUNSWICK â€” Ken Siedlecki sure knows how to make an entrance and exit all at the same time.
Coming off the bench, the sophomore catcher had the game of his life on Tuesday, capping things off with a three-run walkoff home run as Brunswickâ€™s baseball team beat Strongsville 16-15 in Northeast Ohio Conference River Division action.
Siedlecki, who went 4-for-4 with seven RBI, followed up a two-run home run by Nate Hamill with a two-run shot of his own as the Blue Devils (10-4, 3-0) crawled out of a 15-3 deficit to trim it to 15-12 after four.
Then the utility man ended it in dramatic fashion, taking Ryan Bores deep to left field on a 2-2 pitch with one out, plating Sean Bedevelsky and Hamill to finish things.
Strongsville (11-4, 2-1) looked like it was going to mercy the Devils, but quickly found itself in a game after the Devils put up a combined nine runs in the third and fourth, respectively.
Hamill (single, double, home run, 3 RBI, 2 runs), Ben Karaba (2 home runs, 4 RBI, 3 runs), Mike Brucchieri (2 singles, double), Bedevelsky (4 singles, 3 runs) and Anthony Manco (2 singles) also had big days in the come-from-behind win.
Andrew Zenczak (1-0) picked up the win, going 4 1/3 innings, giving up four earned runs and striking out one.
In other games:
Wadsworth 4, Green 0
WADSWORTH â€” Matt Fritz (4-0) got the Grizzlies (12-4, 6-2) back on track and into the Suburban League race with this win over the Bulldogs (4-13, 3-5). Fritz went the distance, tossing a four-hitter with four strikeouts. Scott Saylor (home run, RBI), Dru Jones (single, double, RBI) and Ryan Skalrek (2 singles) paced Wadsworth.
Medina 9, Lakewood 2
LAKEWOOD â€” Kyle VonDuyke and the Bees (9-8, 3-1) made sure the Rangers didnâ€™t take this NOC River Division sweep. â€œEach game weâ€™ve won one of our stud players has gone bonkers and Iâ€™m just hoping itâ€™s this week coming up all the stud players go bonkers and we can light up the scoreboard,â€ Medina coach Nick Kaplack said. â€œItâ€™s great to bounce back.â€ VonDuyke, a senior first baseman, followed the dayâ€™s theme and went absolutely berserk with a grand salami, a three-run jack, double, seven RBI and two runs scored. Tim McGill and Ron Stout each had a double, while Justin Blankenship spanked two singles. Travis Danner improved to 4-0 with a two-hit performance. He allowed no earned runs and punched out 10.
Revere 2, Highland 1
GRANGER TWP. â€” Trey Hoffner exercised some old demons and led the Minutemen (10-7, 3-4) past the Hornets (6-7, 3-4) in this SL showdown. Hoffner, who allowed a walkoff grand slam to Ben Klafczynski the last time he stepped on the mound behind Granger Elementary school, had two men on in the bottom of the seventh on Tuesday, but got out of the jam for the victory. Cory Johnston (1-2) was the hard-luck loser. The senior went six innings and struck out six. Brenton Krivos and Jeff Avena each had two singles for the Hornets, while Reese Montesano had a triple and single.
Barberton 5, Cloverleaf 2
BARBERTON â€” The Colts (1-14, 0-8) outhit the Magics (9-7, 4-4), but couldnâ€™t outscore them in this SL matchup. Billy Parker (0-5) took the loss. The senior tossed a complete game with four strikeouts. Senior second baseman Cory Bittner and plucky sophomore catcher Dillon Wilson each had two singles for The â€™leaf, which also got a double out of Chris Casey.