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ODA junior pitcher Josh Cone and senior catcher PJ Fincher stand for the National Anthem before the state title game.

ODA baseball captures Class 2A state championship

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA junior pitcher Josh Cone and senior catcher PJ Fincher stand for the National Anthem before the state title game.

ODA junior Josh Cone got the start in the championship game. Cone threw 4.2 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA junior Josh Cone got the start in the championship game. Cone threw 4.2 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on eight hits.

ODA senior Tyler Colditz (22) tags a St. Johns runner out on a grounder.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Tyler Colditz (22) tags a St. Johns runner out on a grounder.

ODA senior Tanner Fairchild takes a big swing in the first inning.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Tanner Fairchild takes a big swing in the first inning.

ODA senior Tanner Fairchild jogs to first base after being hit by a pitch.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Tanner Fairchild jogs to first base after being hit by a pitch.

ODA freshman Nolan Naese tosses a ball to first base for an out.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA freshman Nolan Naese tosses a ball to first base for an out.

ODA senior PJ Fincher sprints to second base, helmet off, after an errant St. Johns throw to first base.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior PJ Fincher sprints to second base, helmet off, after an errant St. Johns throw to first base.

ODA senior Tyler Colditz slides into home to score the Thunder's first run of the game.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Tyler Colditz slides into home to score the Thunder's first run of the game.

ODA freshman Nolan Naese recorded ODA's first base hit of the game, which resulted in an RBI.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA freshman Nolan Naese recorded ODA's first base hit of the game, which resulted in an RBI.

ODA freshman Nolan Naese rests on his knees at second base after a headfirst slide. Naese was called safe.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA freshman Nolan Naese rests on his knees at second base after a headfirst slide. Naese was called safe.

ODA senior Nolan Lewellen rockets a throw to second base from the outfield.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Nolan Lewellen rockets a throw to second base from the outfield.

ODA senior Tyler Colditz slides into third base on an attempted triple. Colditz was called out.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Tyler Colditz slides into third base on an attempted triple. Colditz was called out.

ODA junior Aidan Marino lets out a yell while rounding third base on a home run trot. Marino's home run gave the Thunder a 4-2 lead in the fourth inning.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA junior Aidan Marino lets out a yell while rounding third base on a home run trot. Marino's home run gave the Thunder a 4-2 lead in the fourth inning.

ODA junior Aidan Marino (2) gets greeted by seniors Ryan Kelly and PJ Fincher at the plate following a Marino home run.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA junior Aidan Marino (2) gets greeted by seniors Ryan Kelly and PJ Fincher at the plate following a Marino home run.

ODA players cheer on their teammates from the top step of the dugout at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA players cheer on their teammates from the top step of the dugout at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.

ODA senior Tyler Colditz took the mound in relief of junior Josh Cone. Colditz threw 2.1 perfect innings with three strikeouts to close out the game.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Tyler Colditz took the mound in relief of junior Josh Cone. Colditz threw 2.1 perfect innings with three strikeouts to close out the game.

ODA senior Tyler Colditz screams after recording a strikeout to end the sixth inning.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Tyler Colditz screams after recording a strikeout to end the sixth inning.

ODA senior Nolan Lewellen rips a home run to left field in the sixth inning to give the Thunder a 5-3 lead.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Nolan Lewellen rips a home run to left field in the sixth inning to give the Thunder a 5-3 lead.

ODA coach Mike Matthews pumps his first following senior Nolan Lewellen's sixth-inning home run.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA coach Mike Matthews pumps his first following senior Nolan Lewellen's sixth-inning home run.

ODA senior Nolan Lewellen trots around the bases after his sixth-inning home run.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Nolan Lewellen trots around the bases after his sixth-inning home run.

ODA junior Aidan Marino whips a throw to first base.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA junior Aidan Marino whips a throw to first base.

ODA senior Nolan Lewellen catches a pop fly for the first out of the seventh inning.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Nolan Lewellen catches a pop fly for the first out of the seventh inning.

ODA senior Logan Tribble catches a fly ball for the second out of the seventh inning.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Logan Tribble catches a fly ball for the second out of the seventh inning.

ODA senior Tyler Colditz throws his hat and glove after recording a strikeout to end the game and win the state title.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Tyler Colditz throws his hat and glove after recording a strikeout to end the game and win the state title.

ODA senior Tyler Colditz throws his hat and glove after recording a strikeout to end the game and win the state title.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA senior Tyler Colditz throws his hat and glove after recording a strikeout to end the game and win the state title.

ODA dogpiles senior pitcher Tyler Colditz after he struck out the final St. Johns batter of the game to win the Class 2A state title.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA dogpiles senior pitcher Tyler Colditz after he struck out the final St. Johns batter of the game to win the Class 2A state title.

ODA seniors Nolan Lewellen (7) and Tyler Colditz hug after the team's state championship win.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA seniors Nolan Lewellen (7) and Tyler Colditz hug after the team's state championship win.

ODA Coach Mike Matthews hoists the team's Class 2A championship trophy.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA Coach Mike Matthews hoists the team's Class 2A championship trophy.

ODA Coach Mike Matthews high fives every member of the team while holding the state championship trophy.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA Coach Mike Matthews high fives every member of the team while holding the state championship trophy.

ODA junior Jackson Malartsik raises the trophy over his head.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA junior Jackson Malartsik raises the trophy over his head.

ODA mobs the Class 2A state championship trophy.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA mobs the Class 2A state championship trophy.

ODA players and coaches tip their caps to the fans for their support.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

ODA players and coaches tip their caps to the fans for their support.

The ODA Thunder baseball team is the 2021 Class 2A state champion.

Thursday, May 20, 2021 |

The ODA Thunder baseball team is the 2021 Class 2A state champion.

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