Somebody should have held a party in Newhall on Saturday, because there was a major league baseball game unlike any other taking place in Kansas City.
"May the best man win," Hart Coach Jim Ozella texted me earlier in the day when asked who he was rooting for.
Everyone got their wish. Bauer, who left Hart after his junior season in 2008 to enroll at UCLA, pitched 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball. Shields, who was 11-0 and won a Division II championship his junior year in 1999, allowed one run in seven innings. Neither got a decision.
Cleveland won in 11 innings, 3-2.