by Brent HoveyReporterBedford -- You could say Beau Calcei started and ended the Division II Bedford District semifinal game between Aurora and Parma Padua on May 16.On the first pitch of the game, Padua's leadoff hitter hit a soft line drive to the Aurora second baseman.On the last pitch of the game, Calcei lined a game-winning, 3-run double down the rightfield line to cap a 4-run seventh inning and an 11-10 comeback win in a three-hour game.The win propelled AHS into the district finals against Holy Name the next day."I knew it was over," Calcei said as he watched his ball get by Padua's rightfielder. "I was just trying to keep my head clear and not think of the pitch. Going down [one ball, two strikes] was nerve racking but I was just trying to keep my cool and see the ball the whole way there."The Greenmen's dugout erupted on contact and swarmed Colin Sanford as he crossed the plate with the winning run. Steven Yung and Andy Heacox also scored.Then the team turned its attention to Calcei, who was still running the bases and met his team at home plate."Beau's done that all year for us," said coach George Snider. THINGS WERE looking about as ugly as the weather for Aurora most of the game. A light rain came down during the early innings, and as the game progressed, the temperature dropped into the 40s. Aurora almost gave Padua the game, committing 6 errors, walking 7 batters and hitting two more with pitches. All the miscues put AHS down 10-4 after Padua scored four in the top of the fifth.The Greenmen came back with three in the fifth and finished off the rally in the seventh.The seventh started with a groundout before Taylor singled to left. An infield single by Andy Mitroff and a walk to Yung loaded the bases.Heacox then grounded to short, which could have been a game-ending double play but turned into an RBI single when Yung hustled and beat the throw to second. Taylor scored, making it 10-8.Sanford followed with a grounder to the pitcher, who forced the runner at home. And that set the stage for Calcei's heroics."He covers the outside of the plate well and we want him to try to go down the rightfield line," said Snider. "We preach taking it that way."Throughout the game, Snider kept telling his team, "you've got to believe." The Greenmen never gave up and came through when it mattered."You've just got to believe things are going to happen," Snider said. "At some point the breaks will come."The word "team" is stitched on the back of Aurora's caps, and there was no doubt it was a team win as everyone in the lineup contributed. Eight of the nine batters scored a run, five had multiple-hit games and the RBIs came from five players.ALONG WITH Calcei, the offensive standouts were Taylor, who went 4-for-4 with 3 RBI, and Heacox with a pair of singles and 2 RBI.Trailing 3-0 in the first inning, Yung drew a walk, stole second and scored on Heacox's single. Heacox scored on Adam Bellamy's single.In the fourth, it was Ty Watson and Mike Eden singling to lead off, then scoring on Taylor's 2-run triple.In the fifth, it was Calcei and Bellamy getting on base with one out. With two outs, Eden and Taylor had back-to-back RBI singles. Then Mitroff drew a walk to load the bases and Yung drew another walk to cut the lead to 10-7.In the seventh, Aurora did the little things to set the table for Calcei."Colin didn't get doubled up on his grounder to the pitcher and Mitroff made a good slide into the catcher so Padua couldn't turn it," Snider said. "Yung beat the play to second. Mitroff had a big infield single that got overlooked and Sanford flew around the bases to score the winning run."On the mound, things didn't come easy for the Greenmen. Josh Adkins started and lasted only 3 2/3 innings. He gave up 3 runs in the first on 2 hits and 3 unearned runs in the fourth."He isn't thinking about it now, but Josh pitched three good innings," Snider said after the game. Eden came on in relief and lasted one inning before giving way to Watson, who pitched 2 1/3 innings of hitless ball.E-mail: bhovey@recordpub.comPhone: 330-688-0088 ext. 3155