BOVA COMMITS TO AKRON

Congratulations to Pelicans Outfielder Anthony Bova, who recently committed to play baseball for the University of Akron.
Anthony is a senior at Brunswick High School, where he plays centerfield for 17u Manager Todd Winston.
At Akron he will play for former Kent State and Wake Forest Head Coach Rick Remblek. Congratulations to Anthony and his family for this great accomplishment.

Recent article on Anthony Bova, Coach Winston, and Brunswick Baseball:

BRUNSWICK — Let other high school baseball teams talk. Brunswick will plead the fifth.

After that, the Blue Devils will win the second, third and fourth inning, or whatever other inning the opposition hands them.

Medina gave Brunswick ammunition in The Gazette and the Blue Devils, with one of the quotes displayed prominently in the dugout, notched a 9-3 Northeast Ohio Conference River Division victory over the Bees on Thursday.

“We show up and play,” Brunswick center fielder Anthony Bova said. “We don’t worry about what’s going on around us. It’s what happens between the lines.”

The Blue Devils (12-2, 5-0) stayed atop the division with a rally and some heady pitching by Nick Furman (3-0).

Brunswick also beat Medina (5-8, 2-3) with strong defense, timely hitting and a never-quit attitude that showed up almost every inning.

“That’s what we try to do,” Blue Devils coach Todd Winston said. “We control what we can control. We can’t control being down. What we can control is coming back at the plate. We control getting things done offensively.”

That’s what Brunswick did best in chasing Medina’s Cory Teachout (1-2) in the second inning.

Afforded a three-run lead in the first, Teachout gave up three runs in the bottom half of the frame and another three in the second, highlighted by a two-run home run by Bova.

“That first inning got away from us,” Bees coach Nick Kaplack said. “When you go up by three and then fall apart a bit it hurts. You go from feeling pretty good to feeling pretty sick.”

Brunswick’s three-run first and second innings allowed Furman to settle down. The sophomore sent down the last 12 batters he faced before exiting in the seventh after a leadoff walk.

Furman, who struck out just one, let Medina put the ball in play and watched his defense put together some web gems.

“It took a lot of pressure off,” Furman said. “I can’t say enough about these guys. I wouldn’t want to be with any other team.

“No pitcher goes out in the first inning and gives up three runs only to see his team score three in the same inning and another three in the second. I love this team.”

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