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Decade Rewind: Central Catholic year-by-year baseball in review

The Canton Repository 2010s decade baseball: A look at who won league and district titles each season and other notable events. Great memories and a great future ahead for Crusaders Baseball! 
Central Catholic wins its sixth straight district title on Jake Krupar’s walk-off, three-run home run in the ninth inning against Triway. The Crusaders go on to win the second state championship in program history on the strength of Joe Tann’s right arm and a potent offense.

One year after winning a state championship, Central Catholic is stunned by a sub-.500 Chippewa team in its tournament opener, snapping a string of 18 straight appearances at the district level. The Chipps scored six runs in the top of the seventh to rally to an 8-5 win.

After going 22-2 in tournament games from 2008-11, Central falls to 0-2 since winning the 2011 state championship, losing its sectional opener to Loudonville.

Behind a dominant pitching staff led by Patrick Murphy and Jake Vance, Central rolls to its second state championship of the decade and third in program history. The Crusaders allow four combined runs in their seven tournament games.

Central Catholic repeats as district champion but loses in a regional semifinal in what was Doug Miller’s last game after 35 years and 704 wins as the Crusaders’ head coach. Less than two months later, he is hired at East Canton.

After painful tournament losses the previous two years, Central Catholic breaks through for its first district title under head coach Dan Massarelli. The Crusaders advance to a state semifinal before Ridgewood rallies for a 6-5 win in the bottom of the seventh.

Season canceled because of COVID-19.

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