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Central Ohio Reds 14, Spiders 6
‘Ironman Zelinski Takes Charge on
Submitted by Joe Horvath, Reds
The Central Ohio Reds capped 2016 by
winning their sixth straight league tournament title beating the Spiders 14-6.
The Reds rolled thru the playoffs going 4-0 and beating the one and two seeds
in the tournament. Dan Zelinski was a workhorse on the mound throwing
every inning. The Spiders battled thru the playoffs and played some tough
games to make the finals match-up with the Reds.
On 9-11 the Reds and Aces took a moment
before the game to remember the fallen of 9-11 and Scott Polgar of the Aces
gave a speech that talked about how lucky we were to be playing and to remember
those who sacrifice their lives so we can play the greatest game: Baseball!
The Reds went 14-4 in the regular
season. They were led by All-Stars Joe Beyer .558 BA, Charles Washington .439
BA, Joe Horvath .409 BA and Ben Jeffers .407 BA. The team struggled mid-season
losing three games in a row but rebounded and won the last nine games and the
title. The Reds batted .364 as a team.