Less than 24 hrs after clinching his team’s fourth straight Green Meadows Conference title, and ninth overall conference title, Tinora’s Head Coach Brent Renollet had sights on another milestone, career win #400.
Tinora entered the game with an 18-3 record while the Patriots of Patrick Henry came in at 7-12.
Things got off to a rough start for the Rams. Patrick Henry jumped on Tinora starter Tristan Birks for two runs in the first and two more in the second, Birks lasted just an inning and a third before being replaced by Rams senior lefty Jacob Bailey.
After the Patriots jumped out to 2-0 lead, Tinora evened the score at 2-2 after one inning on runs by the top of the Tinora order, Nolan Schafer and Marcus Grube.
The Patriots increased their lead to 4-2 in the top of the second, but the Rams again battled back with a single run, courtesy of a Schafer RBI single, cutting the PH lead to 4-3.
Patrick Henry added a single run in the top of the third on an unearned run. Tinora’s Cole Commisso became the third Rams pitcher in the game, coming in to work with no one out in the top of the third after the Patriots jumped out to an early 5-3 lead over the Rams of Tinora. Andrew Imthurn and Cole Commisso added runs in the Rams bottom of the third, tying the game at 5-5.
Tinora took the lead for good in the fourth on another Schafer run, the Rams led 6-5 after five innings.
The Rams added run number seven in the bottom of the sixth inning, Marcus Grube run gave Tinora a 7-5 lead heading to the seventh and final inning.
Cole Commisso slammed the door on the Patriots in the seventh, after a two-out walk, Commisso got a ground ball to Rams shortstop Marcus Grube, who stepped on second base for the force out, to end the game.
Head coach Brent Renollet picked up career victory 400, 362 of those wins are with the Rams. Renollet compiled 36 wins at Delta in his first three years of coaching. BR is 362-136 overall at Tinora in his 22 years of coaching with the Tinora baseball program.
As Renollet would say, thanks, but it’s all about the kids and not me.
Head Coach Brent Renollet was also selected as the co Prep Baseball Ohio All-Decade coach from the 2010 –2019 seasons along with Mike Wiss of Minster.
4 Final 4 appearances 2011, 12, 13 2014, 1 State Title in 2014.
9 GMC Titles – 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2021.
Congratulations BR, well done!
Head Coach Brent Renollet was also voted the Higbea Embroidery Player of the game
Nolan Schaffer: 2-3, HP, 2 R, RBI
Marcus Grube: 2-3, 2 R, RBI SAC
Bryce Bailey: 1-1, BB, R
Kade Vogelsong: 2-3, SB
Cole Commisso: W, 5 IP, 0 R, 5 K, BB, H
Others: Tristen Birks, Jacob Bailey
Photos courtesy Sarah Harris, Lisa Schafer, & Emily Brown