STEUBENVILLE - Cambridge found success early before cruising to an 8-1 Ohio sectional baseball win, and putting an end to Edison's season Friday at Vaccaro Field.
"We just didn't do what we needed to do to give ourselves a chance today," said Edison coach Mike Collopy. "There's really not one play that wins or loses a game. We didn't just make enough plays. We got ourselves down and couldn't do enough with the bats to get back in the game."
With the score tied at one in the top of the second, the Bobcats pushed a pair across the plate to take a 3-1 lead. Brock Cline and Nick Ford each singled and scored in the inning. Cline came across thanks to an error while Ford scored on Trevor Wilkinson sacrifice fly.
GROUP MEETING — Edison baseball coach Mike Collopy leaves the group after talking to his players between innings during Friday’s Ohio Division II?sectional loss to Cambridge at Vaccaro Field. -- Mike Mathison
Things went from bad to worse for the Wildcats in the top of the third as the Bobcats created five more runs. Terry Neff, Riley Hayhurst, and Ford each scored on an error in the frame with Kohl Taylor scoring on a Ford single and Wilkinson scoring on a Zavin Orr base hit. Orr's RBI put the score at 8-1 and neither team added a run the rest of the way.
Orr had an outstanding game on the hill for Cambridge, striking out eight and surrendering just four hits. He received great defensive play behind him as the Bobcats didn't commit an error.
The Wildcats got their run on a Collin Scott RBI single that played Josh Pasek. Edison matched their hit total with four errors in the field.
Cambridge 8, Edison 1
Cambridge 125 000 0 - 8 10 0
Edison 100 000 0 - 1 4 4
CAMBRIDGE: Orr (WP, 8K, 4BB) and Charlton. Wilkinson RBI, R; Orr S, RBI, R; Tingle D, RBI; Neff S, R; Hayhurst S, R; Taylor S, R; Cline S, R; Ford 3S, RBI, 2R; Latham S.
EDISON: Marcus (LP, 0K, 1BB), Horan (3rd, 2K, 2BB) and Skeeles. Pasek S, R; Marcus S; Scott S, RBI; Jones S.
The loss ended the careers of group of Edison seniors that were around for four OVAC finals, including a trio of conference titles.
"There are a lot of positives I could say about this group," said Collopy. "They did everything we asked them to do. We just wish they would have gone out different than they went out today."