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Central Ohio MABL
Columbus Knights 11, Barracudas 1
‘Zamiskie Gem Hooks Barracudas’
By Brad Taylor, Knights manager
The 2017 Columbus Knights won their
fourth league title all in the last six years this past season in the Central Ohio MABL. The
Knights were led by their two aces in the starting rotation: Alio Gasbarro (8-2, 1.23 ERA, League leading 105 K's) and Ryan Zamiskie (8-2, 1.61 ERA,
league leading .73 WHIP).
They also displayed a strong offensive season from the top three in
their lineup Cody Spires (.531 AVG, .595 OBP) Brendan Green (.447 AVG, .488
OBP) and Brett Griffey (.423 AVG, .538 SLUG) plus great run support from the rest
of the lineup. Overall, the Knights led the league in several pitching
categories and placed top five in most offensive statistical categories.
The championship series between the Knights and the Barracudas pitted two great pitching staffs against each
other. Alio Gasbarro led the charge in game one of the series, throwing a
complete game and giving up one run. Cody Spires, Brett Griffey and Brad
Taylor sparked the offense in the later innings to give the Knights a game one
In game two Ryan Zamiskie took the mound ready to close the series
out. Ryan threw a gem and the entire Knights line up came alive and took
home the victory 11-1. Perhaps the most outstanding part of Championship
Saturday was that the Knights played two games with nine players total!