On Thursday night, June 6, the Central Ohio Cyclones began action in the Grove City Classic tournament at Windsor Park in Grove City.
The Thursday night game was played against the Mid Ohio Bullets. The Cyclones fell 8-6 after getting down early but battling back late.
Saturday morning, June 8, the Cyclones continued pool play, facing the Ohio Dawgs at Windsor Park. The Dawgs were the host team of the tournament. Evan Lynch pitched all seven innings earning the 4-3 win on the strength of a Justin Robinson walk-off hit.
Saturday afternoon, the Cyclones got the offense going against the Lancaster Surge. This time the games were played at Fryer Park as would the remaining Cyclone games in the tournament. Washington Court House players Jacob Miller, Justin Robinson, and Evan Lynch each contributed significantly collecting three hits apiece. The game was a 13-2 win for the Cyclones.
Sunday morning the Cyclones began Silver bracket play again facing the Ohio Dawgs. After another great battle the Cyclones prevailed 4-2 to advance in the single elimination tournament.
Immediately following the Sunday morning victory over the Dawgs, the Cyclones faced a team from Lexington, Ohio. Justin Robinson pitched very well to help the Cyclones secure the 5-4 victory.
Finally, on Sunday afternoon, the Cyclones faced the Lake Erie Warhawks who had made the trip down from Cleveland to earn a spot in the Silver bracket championship. The Cyclones rode a great pitching outing from Cody Martin as well as some timely hitting from a number of batters to earn the 3-1 victory.
Justin Robinson and Jacob Miller shared catching responsibilities helping to keep the Warhawk offense under wraps. The victory earned the second-year travel team their first Silver bracket tournament title.