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Archives for July 14, 2013

CORRECTION: July 14, 2013

Due to a reporter’s error, there was a mistake in a June 27 story about the Elyria Little League Minors city championship baseball game in which North defeated West, 11-10. West pitcher Eric Kosky did not pitch the entire game and didn’t get the loss, as reported.

Heart of a survivor

AMHERST — That could have been it right there, on that icy highway that cold November morning in the driver’s seat of the Ford Edge her husband bought her for her birthday six months before. That could have been the place where Amy Vitelli died. By all rights, it didn’t look good. A blood-soaked family Read More…

Zimmerman acquitted in Trayvon Martin case

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was cleared of all charges late Saturday night in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed black teenager whose killing unleashed furious debate across the U.S. over racial profiling, self-defense and equal justice. Zimmerman, 29, blinked and smiled slightly when the verdict was announced. He could Read More…

Race memorializing slain Elyria officer continues growth

ELYRIA — Race leaders for Saturday’s fourth annual James A. Kerstetter 5K Run and Family Fun Walk were in consensus. The footprint of the late Elyria police Sgt. James Kerstetter remains as strong as ever. Elyria’s Matt Wiehe, 20, defended his title in 16 minutes, 27.4 seconds as he outdistanced former Elyria Catholic teammate Jake Read More…

Chisenhall hits first career grand slam to help Indians down Royals

CLEVELAND — Lonnie Chisenhall hit his first career grand slam, Scott Kazmir pitched into the seventh and Cleveland beat Kansas City 5-3 on Saturday night. Chisenhall’s homer in the sixth broke open a 1-0 game and hit off the facing of the second deck in right field. Kazmir (5-4) allowed two runs in 6⅓ innings Read More…

Crushers down Greys for third straight victory

AVON — It’s always been a sound formula in baseball that when you get good pitching, defense, timely hitting and aggressive smart base running — good things usually happen. Those keys were all evident as Lake Erie continued on its positive roll with a 4-1 victory over Frontier on Saturday night in front of 2,380 Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon U11 loses in extra innings to Cuyahoga Falls

AVON — Best game ever. That’s how both coaches described the nine-inning beauty between Avon and Cuyahoga Falls North in the Under-11 Little League District 3 semifinal tournament game at Veterans Park. Cuyahoga Falls trailed 2-0 and 3-2 before pulling out a walk-off 4-3 win over Avon on Alec Hass’ fourth hit of the game Read More…

Little League baseball: Avon downs Tallmadge to advance to district final

AVON — Winning in the Little League District 3 tournament seems to be common-place in Avon and the Under-10 team might just be starting its run to the state tournament after posting a 5-3 win over Tallmadge on Saturday. Avon faces Cuyahoga Falls North on Monday in the final of the championship bracket. Even if Read More…

Hot Stove baseball: Gerhardinger sparks Keystone victory

WELLINGTON — Jeremy Gerhardinger had never pitched a complete game prior to Saturday — he saved his best effort for the biggest stage. Gerhardinger went the distance while striking out eight in Keystone Vantage’s 11-8 win over the Elyria Devil Dogs in Class F action. “After the first five innings I just tried hard to Read More…