|Photos and video by Larry Bennet
Rocky River advanced to Wednesday's Division II baseball sectional finals with a convincing 15-5 win over Brooklyn in five innings.
Matt Forlini went four-for-four and Matt Lowry blasted his second home run of the season as the Pirates banged out 16 hits. Rocky River will play Holy Name in the next round.
Also in Division II Bay defeated Firelands 9-1 and will face Buckeye in the sectional finals. Fairview eliminated Cleveland Central Catholic 7-1 and will take on Benedictine.
In Division I, Westlake mauled John Marshall 24-0; Avon Lake edged Olmsted Falls 6-5; Elyria knocked out North Olmsted 7-6 and Lakewood edged Lorain 8-7 in eight innings. On Wednesday, Westlake will face St. Edward, Avon Lake will travel to Avon and Lakewood will take on Elyria for the right to advance to next week's district games.