High school notebook: Kenny Linn surpasses 300 career wins as Tallmadge baseball coach
Kenny Linn surpassed 300 career wins as the Tallmadge baseball coach last week with victories over Kent Roosevelt and Copley.
The 3-2 victory over Roosevelt on Thursday gave Linn win No. 300 and the 7-4 triumph over Copley on Saturday gave Linn win No. 301.
Linn has a 301-167 record in 18 years as Tallmadge's baseball coach. His career coaching record is 360-246 and includes five years as the St. Vincent-St. Mary baseball coach.
Linn thanked his players through the years for their efforts, and praised his assistant coaches through the years: Ben Shepherd, Mike Barr, Scott Campbell, Scotty Noel, Kody Edwards, JJ Wray, Mike Massetta, Nick Dadich, Jim Hindel and Tom Linder.
"We have three other guys [Shepherd, Barr and Campbell] that stand in every single day and go to work together to coach together," Linn said. "We coach every pitch. The accomplishment is so underrated for how much the staff of coaches do.
"I have guys that work very hard with me. Ben Shepherd has been right next to me for years. He calls all of the pitches."
Linn said Barr "does such a great job with our outfielders and our hitters" and Campbell "is the assistant pitching coach."
Linn grew up in Akron and was a standout baseball player at Archbishop Hoban. He graduated from Hoban in 1992, and then played baseball at Spartanburg Methodist College, Charleston Southern University and the University of Akron.
Linn guided Tallmadge to a Division II state title in 2017 and a state semifinal appearance in 2018. He was inducted into the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018, and is a teacher in the Akron Public Schools.
Tallmadge senior Devin Norton (Malone University recruit) struck out 13 in the win over Kent Roosevelt. Blue Devils senior Joey Ellis had two hits, senior James Catherine (Baldwin Wallace University recruit) hit a two-run double and sophomore Seth Yacobucci contributed an RBI single.
Yacobucci hit two singles and junior Mason Dexter hit a two-run single to lead Tallmadge (10-8, 6-4 Suburban League American Conference) past Copley. Blue Devils senior Jake Becks (Walsh University recruit) pitched 3⅔ scoreless innings in relief.
Cousins lead Walsh
Cousins and University of Michigan recruits Henry Kaczmar and Mason Eckelman guided host Walsh Jesuit to a 14-4 baseball win over Toledo St. John's Jesuit on Saturday in the Ohio Jesuit Baseball Tournament.
Eckelman hit a single, a double and a home run, scored three runs and had four RBI.
Kaczmar finished with a single, a double, a triple, three runs and two RBI.
South Carolina Upstate recruit Jake Armsey contributed two hits, two runs and one RBI, Andrew Gormley hit a two-run double and Xavier recruit Ryan Piech pitched a complete game for Walsh (16-2).
Parnell guides Hoban
University of Cincinnati recruit Shawn Parnell struck out 13 and allowed one earned run and one hit over five innings to lead Archbishop Hoban to a 3-2 baseball win over Boardman on Saturday at Bob Cene Park in Struthers.
Caleb Kepler went 2-for-4 at bat, scored one run and pitched a scoreless inning. Nate Shimmel had one hit, one run and one RBI.
Morse leads STVM
St. Vincent-St. Mary earned a 4-3 win over Youngstown Cardinal Mooney in eight innings on Saturday at Bob Cene Park in Struthers.
Walsh Universiity recruit Andrew Morse hit two singles and had three RBI to lead STVM's offense. Aistis Miskinis and Connor Littler each walked, hit a single and scored a run. Miskinis also had an RBI, and Nick Cody pitched a complete game.
Hendrickx guides CVCA
Andrew Hendrickx, Otto Rogers and Andrew Fridline led Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy to a 9-7 baseball win over Tuscarawas Central Catholic on Saturday in the Tiger Tailgate at Lake Center Christian.
Hendickx, a Kent State recruit, hit two doubles and had three RBI. Rogers totaled three singles, two runs and one RBI. Fridline had two singles, three RBI and scored one run.
Revere keeps winning
The Revere softball team (19-4) won its 13th game in a row under coach Joe Tagliarini on Saturday with a 15-4 win at home over Rocky River Magnificat.
Jennica Levermann, Shannon Appel, Adison Novosel, Audrey York and Abbie Gayner led Revere's offense.
Gayner had three hits, three RBI and scored three runs. Levermann had three hits, scored three runs and had one RBI.
Appel earned the win in the pitching circle and contributed two hits and three RBI.
York had two hits, two runs and three RBI. Novosel finished with two hits, two runs and one RBI.
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