Zorne sharp as Post 33 advances

COSHOCTON — Nicky Zorne came up big for the American Legion Post 33 baseball team Sunday, striking out 16 to pitch Steubenville to a 4-2 win over Coshocton in winner’s bracket finals of the Region 7 tournament.

Zorne gave up just one hit and walked five before having to leave the game in the ninth inning after reaching the 120-pitch limit. Jake Bernard finished the game to earn the save.

Anthony Zorne had a solo home run to help power Post 33’s four-run second inning. Matt Bell added a two-run double. Johnny Agresta had three singles, while Gino Pierro, Michael Pierro and Chris Mazar each added a single and Alec Taylor an RBI.

Braeden Smith suffered the loss for Coshocton.

Post 33, 25-11, will now wait for the team that comes out of the loser’s bracket.

Steubenville 4, Coshocton 2

Coshocton 000 100 010 – 2-2-2

Post 33 040 000 00x – 4-8-0

Coshocton: Braeden Smith LP (4K, 2BB) and Andrew Mason.

Steubenville: Nicky Zorne WP (16K, 5BB), Jake Bernard S (9, 1K, 2BB) and Chris Mazar. Anthony Zorne HR, RBI; Matt Bell 2B, RBI; Johnny Agresta 3 1B; Gino Pierro 1B; Micahel Pierro 1B; Chris Mazar 1B; Alec Taylor RBI.