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The East Suburban Thunder baseball team — Front Row – Coach Wes Blank, Brice Castilleja, Brooks Gasser, Benjamin Swartz, Alex Hayes, Brad Ackerman, Cody Witt, Drew McCrory. Back Row – Joshua Pennington, Ben Brossia, Dominick Horvath, Erich Greulich, Anthony Pratt, Casey Blank, Coach Don Pratt.

 

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The East Suburban Thunder 13 and under team are winners of the Oregon Dusty Gloves and Sylvania May Classic tournaments, and runners-up at the Wellington Memorial Tournament. Players are from Oregon, Northwood, Millbury, and Walbridge. Back row: Coach Mike Densic, Coach David Adams, Anthony Ramirez, Nick Walsh, Jacob Empie, Austin Pratt, Nathan Francis, Nathan Houle, Coach John Pratt. Front Row: Jack Romstadt, Joe Sinay, Austin Adams, Joel Densic, Manager Rollie Pratt.

Ohio Monarchs Gold outfielder/shortstop Casey Winckowski doesn't have any

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problem having fun on the baseball diamond.

“He's a character,” Monarchs manager Ed Mouch said. “He kind of keeps everybody loose, but when it comes down to playing, he plays as hard as anybody. He just has a good time playing.”

Winckowski, a 2007 Clay grad, is in his third season with the Gold team, which will compete in the NABF College World Series Aug. 5-8 at various sites around Toledo. The Gold won the 2008 NABF World Series title and reached the semifinals last season.

“I don't see any reason why we shouldn't win it all,” Winckowski said. “Not to sound like a big shot, but we won it two years ago and this team all-around is just better than that team. When we won it our freshman year, we were splitting every series on the weekends and losing here and there. This year we're going 4-0 on weekends and we're shocked when we lose. I think this team is better than when we won it two years ago.”

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