High school baseball: (6) Benedictine vs (14) Cloverleaf district semifinal preview capsule
May 21—(6) Benedictine vs (14) Cloverleaf
What: Division II district semifinal
When: 2 p.m., May 22
Where: Gilmour, 2045 SOM Center Road, Gates Mills
Records: Benedictine 12-11, Cloverleaf 15-7
Benedictine's path: Defeated Copley, 8-5
Cloverleaf's path: Defeated CVCA, 5-0
On Deck: The winner will play the winner of Gilmour and Revere in a district final on May 24 at 5 p.m.
For the Record: Benedictine had a trio of different win streaks early in the season. But as the season has progressed, it's been more of a mixed bag of results for the Bengals. They are led by Dominic Giuliano with a batting average of .367 with 16 RBI, followed by Jackson Stoltz (.347) and Nathan Lazare (13 RBI). While the Bengals' bats have been consistent, their pitching has been up and down. Dawson Williams leads the way with a 1.40 ERA. Against a Colts team that averages 6 runs a game, they will need the pitching to be on to avoid the potential upset.
Hercik's pick: Benedictine