1992 Elyria West Baseball

Inducted 2010

Elyria West_92 baseball 002.jpg

The city of Elyria was well represented at the 1992 state baseball tournament. Both Elyria West and Elyria High won regional championships in Division II and Division I respectively but it was the Wolverines that brought home the title from Thurman Munson Stadium in Canton behind the outstanding pitching of senior right-hander Damon Mathis (5-0) and junior lefthander Tarrance Staton (4-2) (see inset).

It was the first state baseball championship for a Lorain County school. Coached by Tom Kubuski and assisted by Jim Slaughenhaupt, West (21-4) finished the year with an eight game winning streak culminated with an 11-inning 2-1 victory over Steubenville in the semi-final and a 5-2 championship victory over Marlington.
B.J. McGee led the team in hitting at .425 with 18 RBI while Staton batted .392, hit six home runs and drove in 29. Other members of the team included Shawn Kilgore, Ryan Dolata, Laron Trice, Eleon Henry, Jim Clark, Adrian Peyton, Dan Lachman, Bob Sweene, Eric Gerhart, Ben Pyles, Paul Hamrick, Marc Smith, Kevin Curtis, manager Chris Lawrence and scorekeepers Brenda Lundberg and Paula Miller.