2010-11 Class 4A State Finals Recap

June 18, 2011

For the second consecutive season, Carroll (Fort Wayne) won a nailbiter in the Class 4A baseball state championship game against Indianapolis Cathedral. The Chargers knocked off the Irish, 5-3, Saturday night at Victory Field to win the school’s second baseball state title and became the first 4A team to repeat as state champion.

Cathedral’s starting pitcher, Dillon Peters, struggled with his control early in the game. Peters issued four walks in the first two innings, and the Irish found themselves in a 3-0 hole after two. Despite struggling to find his rhythm, Peters still finished with 12 strikeouts in the complete game.

Gavin Downs, who also pitched a complete game for Carroll, worked his way in and out of jams throughout the night. He induced a double play ground ball with the bases loaded to end the second inning, and then struck out Peters with the game-tying run on first base to end the game. Downs gave up 10 hits and struck out four.

Carroll first baseman Steve Remesnik led the way offensively with two hits and an RBI, and right fielder Austin Keathley knocked in two runs with a second-inning double. Carroll scored an insurance run in the bottom of the 6th, courtesy of a perfectly-executed suicide squeeze by hitter Tanner Ginder and baserunner Peyton Lengacher.  Dave Ginder’s Chargers ran their winning streak to 25 games and finished the season with a 32-2 record.

For the Irish, who finish 28-3 under the guidance of head coach Rich Andriole, it was a second consecutive Class 4A runner up finish. Nick McCarty was 3-for-3 with a double for Cathedral, and Phil Mosey went 2-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base.

Following the game, Cathedral’s Phil Mosey was named the winner of the L.V. Phillips Mental Attitude Award for Class 4A Baseball by the IHSAA Executive Committee.

The award is annually presented to an outstanding senior participant in each state championship game who has best demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability in baseball. The award is named in honor of the late L.V. Phillips, who served as the second commissioner of the IHSAA from 1945-62.

Mosey is a three-year varsity player, serving as co-captain this season and helping the Irish baseball team to two consecutive appearances in the state championship game. Mosey is an honor roll student taking college-level classes and has earned a baseball scholarship to the University of Notre Dame.

 “I have found Phil to be a leader by example, character and action instead of trying to be the loudest person in the room,” said Cathedral Principal David Worland. “He seeks to include everybody and to be a mentor to anyone who wants to listen; qualities of a true leader.”

He is the son of Brent and Susan Mosey of Fortville, Ind.

Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the proud corporate partner of all IHSAA state tournaments, presented a $1,000 scholarship to Cathedral High School in the name of Mosey.