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State baseball scouting reports for Archbishop Hoban, Aurora

By Michael Beaven Published: June 6, 2013

Who: Archbishop Hoban (20-10) vs. Defiance (29-1).

What: Division II state semifinal.

When: 7 tonight.

Where: Huntington Park, Columbus.

Notebook: Hoban returns to state under coach Jim Diestel after finishing as runner-up in 2011. The unranked Knights are led by 10 seniors, including Drew Lakos, Aaron Cain, Sean Trexler, Cody Hargett, Austin Farber, Adam Gray and Anthony Osmun. Defiance is ranked No. 1 in the final state poll and boasts wins over Parma Heights Holy Name and Granville in the regional bracket. The other Division II state semifinal pits No. 8 Plain City Jonathan Alder (23-8) against unranked Cadiz Harrison Central (23-7) at 4 p.m. today. The state final is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

Who: Aurora (28-4) vs. Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (29-2).

What: Division I state semifinal.

When: 4 p.m. Friday.

Where: Huntington Park, Columbus.

Notebook: Aurora is ranked No. 19 in the final state poll and Moeller is No. 2. The Greenmen are coached by Tim Deering and feature Tyler Thomas, Jake Czerwinski, Adam Berger, Frank Sivillo, Kirk Janoch and Nick Ely. Moeller defeated Liberty Township Lakota East and Clayton Northmont in the regional bracket. The other Division II state semifinal pits No. 6 Cleveland St. Ignatius (22-9) against unranked Gahanna Lincoln (22-9) at 7 p.m. Friday. The state final is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday.

— Michael Beaven

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