DAYTON -- The DeSales High School baseball team defeated Franklin 14-0 in five innings on Friday to capture a Division II regional championship.
Mike Miller was 3-for-3 with four RBI and a triple, and Thomas Gentile allowed three hits in a complete game as the Stallions improved to 22-8 and advanced to state for the first time since 2002.

Franklin finished 23-6.

"We just wanted to come out and play hard from the first pitch," Gentile said. "We get thrown out on the bases, and then (Sean Vollenweider) comes right back and hit's a bomb. There not much more you can ask for top to bottom. We didn't fold the last two days."

Vollenweider started the onslaught with a home run in the top of the first inning to make it 1-0. The Stallions then scored four runs in the second inning and two runs in the third. They scored their final seven runs in the fifth.

Franklin coach Matt Kinsey pulled starting pitcher Jordan Pergrem after 1 1/3 innings. He issued two walks and hit a batter to load the bases before giving up a single to Miller to make it 2-0 in the second inning.

Each of Franklin's four pitchers had trouble locating the plate as the Stallions drew six walks to go with 11 hits and two hit-batters.

Franklin had its best threat in the second inning as Gentile issued two walks and gave up a single with one out to Dalton Davis to load the bases. Then Sam Gauze grounded into an inning-ending double play.

"We wanted to keep a good eye and stuff like that," said Vollenweider, who was 2-for-4 batting with a home run and three RBI. "Don't chase pitches and make them work and look for the pitches that we want."

DeSales next will play at 7 p.m. June 4 at Huntington Park in a state semifinal against Bay Village Bay, Bellville Clear Fork, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit or Lima Shawnee.