(6-11-19) This past Saturday the Coldwater Cavaliers baseball team won its seventh state baseball championship (D III), it was their 21st visit to the OHSAA state finals.
Coldwater is well known around the state as a baseball power and that all started with their very first trip to the state finals back in 1938. After that first visit it would 45 years and a total of five more trips before they won their first state title (Class AA) in 1983. After that first title they would repeat the very next season in 1984 and would add state trophies in 1987, 1990, 1992, 2014 and 2019.
The 1983 team was led by Hall of Fame Coach Lou Brunswick who was the foundation of what the Cavalier program has become. Building on that foundation is current Head Coach Brian Harlamert who has added two state trophies (2014,2019) during his tenure and is closing in on 500 career coaching wins.
1983 stars – Ross Cron, Tim Buschur and Todd Dues
The first team to win a state championship was one that will be long remembered-
The very first team that Coldwater would send to the state finals was back in 1938 (first OHSAA state baseball tournament was held 10 years earlier in 1928), when the mascot was the Yellowjackets. According to the Cavs record books this team went 13-1. The Yellowjackets would lose 23-5 in the first round game to Pemeberville, who would lose in the semifinal game to eventual Class B state champion Sugar Creek.
1938 Coldwater Yellowjackets Baseball Team
The road to titletown will continue in the future built on decades of success.