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Warriors get ready for Crusaders in regional semifinal

By Mike Greco-Star Beacon, 05/31/19, 8:30AM EDT

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ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Never giving up.

That’s been the calling card for the Edgewood baseball team all season. In their last two postseason games, that mantra has never been more true.

Both times, Edgewood trailed late and the season was in jeopardy of ending, then a jolt in the sixth inning brought the team back to life and the postseason success has continued.

Now, the Warriors (15-8) are two games away from the Division III state tournament. They are scheduled to play Canton Central Catholic in the second regional semifinal at 5 p.m. today at Massillon Washington High School.

Kirtland takes on Waynedale in the opener. The semifinal winners return to Massillon for a 5 p.m. Friday regional final with a state trip on the line.

“We just keep battling,” Warriors senior second baseman Jacob Zappitelli said. “We play 21 outs. That’s what’s got us those wins.”

Edgewood coach Sean Freeman said his team has battled all season.

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All-American Conference

The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.