Coldwater one victory away from seventh state championship

Cavaliers score in every inning in rout of Minford

Coldwater routed Minford 11-0 in five innings Thursday in a Division III state semifinal at Huntington Park, reaching the state championship game for the first time since 2014.

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The Cavaliers (27-6) will play Cincinnati Madeira or Canfield South Range at 1 p.m. Saturday. Cole Frilling will start the final game for Coldwater.

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Coldwater scored five runs in the first, three in the second, two in the third and one in the fourth against Minford (24-3), which was making its first state appearance. The Falcons committed four errors. Seven of the runs were unearned.

Brad Giere pitched a shutout for Coldwater. He allowed two hits and walked one. He struck out two.

Sam Broering went 3-for-3. Alex Wourms and Seth Miller each drove in two runs. Jake Wenning walked twice and scored two runs. Jack Muhlenkamp went 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Joey Welsch had a double and an RBI.

Coldwater seeks its seventh state championship. It won titles in 2014, 1992, 1990, 1987, 1984 and 1983.


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