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Canton Central Catholic wins Division III state baseball title

By mikeb Published: June 5, 2011

Senior Joe Tann contributed as a pitcher and a hitter to lead the Canton Central Catholic baseball team to a 7-5 victory over Cincinnati Madeira in the Division III state championship game Sunday at Huntington Park in Columbus.

Tann (11-3) pitched three scoreless innings in relief to get the win. He also had two hits, scored two runs and batted in two runs.

Senior Ryan Pack collected four hits and batted in three runs for CCC (26-8).

CCC led 5-0 after scoring three runs in the first inning and two in the third. Madeira (23-2) tied the score with two in the third and three in the fifth. The Crusaders countered with two runs in the top of the sixth.

Crusaders senior Alex Grove scored two runs and batted in one run.

CCC finished with 12 hits Sunday to secure its second state title under Doug Miller, who completes his 30th season as head coach. The first state title came in 2008.

CCC junior Anthony Paone added two hits, and junior Brad Frohman batted in one run.

Pack, sophomore Jake Krupar and senior Tyler Triner all scored one run apiece.

Crusaders seniors Patrick Stump and Thomas Regula also made an impact as starters.

Timmy James paced the Mustangs with three hits and two runs batted in.

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