Varsity Baseball schedule & results
Watterson falls short against Jonathan Alder - ThisWeek News By Aaron Blankemship, 5.23.13
The Watterson High School baseball team lost to Jonathan Alder 4-3 in a Division II district final May 23 at Beavers Field in Lancaster.
The fourth-seeded Pioneers improved to 21-8 and advanced to play Goshen, New Richmond, Springfield Kenton Ridge or Springfield Shawnee in a regional semifinal May 30 at the University of Dayton.
The sixth-seeded Eagles finished 19-11.
In the sixth, Martin singled to score Kevin Davis, who was pinch-running for Greg Jacknewitz after Jacknewitz reached base on a walk, to make it 4-3, but Watterson squandered scoring opportunities in two other innings.
“I’m proud of our guys for making it this far, but the frustrating part of it is we had every opportunity to score runs and win this game and we didn’t get it done,” coach Scott Manahan said.
The Eagles jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Sam Severance drove in Andrew Ohl with a sacrifice fly, and they extended their lead to 2-0 in the second as Avery Janning scored on an RBI single by Gabe Martin.
Jonathan Alder answered with four runs in the bottom of the second, scoring the eventual winning score on an error.
The Eagles failed to score in the fifth after loading the bases with one out and had a runner on third with one out in the seventh but left him stranded.
“We hit the ball hard all day, but we hit it right at people,” Manahan said.
Division II district baseball semifinals - Watterson 5, Licking Valley 2 in 8 innings
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SUMMER BASEBALL CAMP June 10-13 (Grades 7,8,9) June 17-20 (Grades 3,4,5,6)
(All Sessions 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon) at the Watterson Baseball Field
$75 per session (fee includes an Eagle Camp T-Shirt)
The camp is designed for boys in the 3rd through 9th grades during school year 2013-14. Players need to bring their gloves, bats, batting helmets, catching gear if applicable; all other equipment will be supplied.
• Players will be taught all aspects of baseball along with all positions and drills to work on at home.
• Individual personalized instruction will be given by the Watterson Baseball Coaching Staff along with past and current players from the Eagles baseball teams.
• Locker facilities will be available.
Applications must be postmarked no later than June 4, 2013 to guarantee a spot in the camp. Coach Scott Manahan can be contacted at Bishop Watterson (614-268-8671 from 8am-3pm)
(home) (614-774-4817) or Emailemail@example.com for answers to questions.
Make Checks payable to and mail - Bishop Watterson High School, Athletic Department, 99 East Cooke Road, Columbus, OH 43214
Click here to print the registration form.
BWHS Assistant Athletic Director and baseball coach Scott Manahan spoke at the Wisconsin High School Baseball Coaches Association clinic in Madison, WI on February 9-10, 2013 and. at the National High School Baseball Coaches Association Clinic in St. Louis, Mo. on December 1, 2012. His presentations were on the topic of pitching mechanics. “I’m honored to be selected to speak in front of some of the best high school and college baseball coaches in the country,” Manahan said. “The ability to share and collect ideas from coaches is one of the fun aspects of coaching baseball for me.”
Greg Jacknewitz has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Xavier University. more
Congratulations to Jacob Brobst as he finished his high school career with the following awards:
Dispatch All-Metro baseball team
All Central Catholic League (2011, 2012)
1st team Div. II Central District Player of the Year (2012)
1st team Div. II All Central District (2011, 2012)
Team Ohio All Star Series (2011, 2012)
1st team Div. II All Ohio (2011,2012)
Jacob will be a preferred walk-on at The Ohio State University.
The baseball team finished the 2012 season with a record of 19 wins and 9 losses. The team finished second (6-2) in the CCL (second place) behind DeSales (7-1) and ahead of St. Charles (5-3), Ready (2-6) and Hartley (0-8). Coach Manahan also reached the 500 career victory plateau this season.
Manahan Reaches 500 Wins
Bishop Watterson Scott Manahan had a hunch that he could be near 500 wins before the 2012 season started but he didn’t check because he didn’t want to jinx it. It wasn’t until after the season that he looked and discovered that he did, indeed, surpass 500 wins as a head coach.
“I have a 27-year-old piece of paper that I use to keep track of wins and losses,” said Manahan. “I started coaching at Ontario outside of Mansfield right out of college and my Athletic Director advised me to keep my win-loss record that is still on a sheet of Ontario stationary.”The magic win was a 7-3 victory over Bishop Ready on May 2.“I’m blessed,” said Manahan. “I have a beautiful and wonderful wife Laura that has enabled me to do this. She decided early on that she could be a coach’s wife. She’s been supportive and that allows me to do what I do.”Manahan, whose wins come from stints at Ontario High School, Bishop Watterson, Hamilton Township High School and again at BWHS, said one of the things that has enabled him to make it to 500 wins was a willingness to change.“I’ve never felt I know everything about the game,” he said. “I always try to learn new techniques. I go to clinics and hope to learn something I can teach my players.”
Congratulations Coach Manahan!
"A tradition of Champions"
Baseball Season is dedicated to
"The Great Monsignor" Grimes
Leo Grimes '73, nephew to the late Monsignor Kenneth Grimes, was honored to throw out the first pitch at the baseball Eagles' home opener March 26 against Newark Catholic. The team has dedicated their season to Monsignor Grimes, a baseball player himself and a devoted fan.
On 3/27, David Stein (class of 1991) threw out the first pitch.
Thursday, March 29th the new addition of our baseball press-box was dedicated before our game vs. Worthington Kilbourne. Coincidentally, Kilbourne is coached by a former player, 1997 State Championship member Jeff Boulware. This press-box addition has been built in memory of Mr. Mark Koscielski (Adam 2011) and Mr. Bill Rogers who was one of our scoreboard operators. Both Mark and Bill passed away and are missed by our baseball community here at Watterson. Laura Koscielsk and Bob Rogers threw out the first pitch. Throwing out the first pitch for April are: Deacon Chris Campbell. Jack Poppe ,John Mahaney.
Tuesday, May 1st the Baseball program honored its senior baseball parents and players at the game vs. Whetstone. The senior parents thew out the first pitch before the game.
May 15th Semfinals: Granville (4) defeated Watterson (8)
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Will Sroka throws to first for an out during a game earlier this season against St. Charles. The Eagles defeated London 11-2 to advance to a Division II district semifinal May 15 against Granville.
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The official start of baseball season is March but the preseason workouts and conditioning are year round. Strength training and cardio conditioning are key tools for any baseball player and the development of those tools is not something that occurs over night. It takes hard work, commitment and discipline to reach these goals.
Scott Manahan, Varsity Head Coach
614-268-8671 ext. 239
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Dominick Marchi, Freshman Head Coach
Varsity, JV and Freshman teams are fielded.
Months: February - June
Hours Per Week: 15 - 20
Those not participating in a fall or winter sport should be involved in a conditioning program. Practice and games are scheduled during spring break. Watterson has two summer teams offered for upperclassmen.