The City Series boys' baseball championship is set for 5pm at the University of Akron. 

Ellet head baseball coach John Sarver joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his ballclub.


 Firestone is ready for the matchup as well. Coach Jeff Sloan also joined the Sam and Brad Show to talk about his team as well.


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The Ellet Orangemen are having a solid year at 13-7 overall and 9-0 in the City Series, and they plan on riding their pitching into the State Tournament.

Baseball coach John Sarver joined the Sam Bourquin Show Tuesday to talk about his club heading into tournament play, and he says they've been having some timely hitting to go along with that pitching this season.

"We've done very well in the City," Sarver said, referencing the team's undefeated record in league play.  "Our pitchers Derek Cook, Joe Williams, and Matt Cody have been good all year, so the pitching has carried us."  

Cook, a senior, and Williams and Cody, both juniors, have been at the top of the rotation for the Orangemen all year.

Ellet will take on the North Vikings in a league game before playing Austintown Fitch at home tomorrow at 4:30 p.m.

The Orangemen will travel to Kent on Thursday if they get past Austintown Fitch on Wednesday.


Sarver says he credits the players and the coaching staff for being mentally tough and paying attention to detail despite the weather causing games to be moved around and so forth. "You have to be a little mentally tough to play in this weather, and I think our young kids have that."

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Thursday, 21 April 2016 17:54

AUDIO John Sarver Talking Ellet Baseball

The Ellet Orangemen boys' baseball team is doing well on the diamond, and coming off of a good week, they are looking to continue to get better.

John Sarver, the head coach of the Orangemen joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about his young team and what they need to do to have success in the City Series.

"I like the makeup of our team, we lost four senior pitchers, so we're young in that area, we have a good defensive team and a good hitting team," he said.

Ellet only has one senior pitcher in Dustin Franklin, but coach Sarver says the young pitchers in the rotation have talent on their side, and with the experience they've been gaining this year, it has proven to be invaluable.

Ellet will face nearby rival Tallmadge this weekend, and he knows Kenny Linn's kids will be competitive on Saturday.

"He's always going to have his kids playing good defense, hitting the ball well, and have good pitching," Sarver said. "Kenny's always tough. 


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