D3 Regional Baseball: Keystone-Ursuline, 5/30

2013 Division III Baseball Massillon Regional Semifinal
Thursday, May 30 at 2 PM at Washington High School
Ursuline (22-2) vs. #16 Keystone (23-7)

Road to the Regionals
District Final – Ursuline 11 South Range 1
District Semifinal – Ursuline 14 Campbell 3, 5 innings
Sectional Final – Ursuline 25 United 0, 5 innings

The two-time state champs are back in the regionals for the third consecutive year following their 11-1 victory over South Range in the Struthers’ District Final. Senior Sam Donko tossed a 5-hitter while striking out 4. Donko was also just as productive at the plate as he scored 3 runs and was 3 for 4. Harry Finelli was a perfect 3 for 3 with a triple and 4 runs scored.

District Final – Keystone 7 Elyria Catholic 6
District Semifinal – Keystone 14 Clearview 4
Sectional Final – Keystone 10 Wellington 0, 5 innings

The ‘Cats will also be making their third straight trip to the round of sixteen. Keystone edged Elyria Catholic, 7-6, in the Parma District. Korey Horne fought through illness to smack a two-run double which would eventually be the game-winner. Coach Bert Fitzgerald’s top hitter is junior Tyler Gullet who has batted .464 with 14 homers and 64 RBIs.

Past Regional Semifinal Meetings
2012 Division III Regional Semifinal: Ursuline 3 Keystone 2, 9 innings
-Paul Pegues scored on two passed balls in the ninth inning to secure a 3-2 victory for the Irish. Junior Sam Donko struck out 13 batters.
2011 Division III Regional Semifinal: Keystone 5 Ursuline 0
-Keystone’s hurler Brandon Sittinger registered a complete game, shut out which featured 8 strikeouts and 5 hits by Ursuline. Caleb Schillace finished with three base knocks for the Wildcats.

Winner to play in the Regional Championship on May 31 at 5 PM against the winner of Orrville/Wickliffe

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