Cincinnati Moeller 9, Westlake 6
Third baseman Riley Mahan’s two-run double along with five stolen bases and three errors by the Demons highlighted the decisive five-run second inning for the second-ranked Crusaders (26-5) Saturday at Huntington Park in Columbus.
Center fielder and leadoff hitter Ryan LaFevers had a single, three walks and three of 10 steals for Moeller, which won its sixth championship (1972, 1989, 1994, 2004, 2009) in nine state tournament appearances.
Col. St. Francis DeSales 3, Wapakoneta 2
The No. 4-ranked Stallions (28-6) successfully defended their 2011 title with a combined three-hitter from starter and winner T.J. Alas (9-0) and Nick Eltzroth.
Catcher Jack Miller had two hits, scored twice and singled home a run in the two-run fourth inning with the other run coming on an error. Derek Traini hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning. The Stallions have won three state titles, the other coming in 1979.
Wheelersburg 1, Lima Central Catholic 0
Wade Martin (7-1) threw a one-hitter with nine strikeouts for the Pirates (30-2), who won their second title, the other in 1996.
The lone run came in the fourth on Garrett Carmichael’s fielder’s choice that scored Austin Boyer.
Nick Watkins was the loser for the Thunderbirds (22-9) despite tossing a two-hitter.
Minster 5, Cuyahoga Heights 4
Devon Poeppelman’s RBI single scored Jay Eilerman in the bottom of the seventh to give the Wildcats (25-6) back-to-back state championships.
The Redskins (25-4) had tied the game with four runs in the top of the seventh.
LaGrange Keystone 7, Greenville 2
The Wildcats (32-0) scored five runs in the sixth inning, which included a two-run triple by Alyson Broschk and RBI singles by Bee Shaw and Bri Buckley, Saturday at Firestone Stadium.
The Wildcats are the lone undefeated team in the state and won their third title (2006 and 1999).
Warren Champion 2, Bloom-Carroll 0
Lindsay Swipas (22-1) threw a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts and five walks for the returning champion Golden Flashes (24-3), who won their fifth title.
Swipas settled down after walking the bases loaded in the first inning but not allowing a run.
Alison Sorber and MacKenzie Kiser each had an RBI in the two-run second inning.
Convoy Crestview 6, Vienna Mathews 2
Freshman Terra Crowle (15-2) gave up one earned run, struck five of the final six batters and had two hits and an RBI for the Knights (28-5), who won their second title in 10 state appearances, the other in 2005.