February 6, 2016

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OGSO: Ridgeville rolls, Buckeye edges

GRAFTON — Katie Barnhart pitched her fourth straight no-hitter as North Ridgeville mercy-ruled Grafton 15-0 for the Ohio Girls Softball Organization’s Class A (10U) county championship Tuesday night. The Class D (18U) title game was the opposite of a rout. Buckeye’s Kayla Whitmer, facing a full count, walked with the bases loaded in the bottom Read More…

OGSO: South Amherst Falcons shake off shaky start to down Amherst Thunder 7-3, advance to Class D state tournament

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GRAFTON — The South Amherst Falcons didn’t let a little thing like a 2-0 first-inning deficit get in their way Wednesday night at Reservoir Park. Pitcher Claire Vilagi settled in, retired seven of the next eight batters and pitched an eight-strikeout six-hitter as the Falcons bounced back for a 7-3 victory over the Amherst Thunder. Read More…

Spencer Triple-C bounces back with big rally to beat Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich, earn trip to OGSO state tournament

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GRAFTON — If turnabout is truly fair play, then Spencer Triple-C is a legitimate OGSO district champion after a come-from-behind 10-7 win over Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich. Spencer appeared to be on the ropes Monday after Mavrich & Mavrich scored seven times in a bat-around second inning for a 7-2 lead. But Spencer also batted Read More…

OGSO: Medina Heat wins Class B district title

OBERLIN — With shortstop Sam Masi hitting two singles and a triple and pitcher Kylie Hosey striking out 11, the Medina Heat became the first Class B champion in OGSO’s Lorain-Medina district tournament Friday night. Medina (11-1) rolled over the Sheffield Lady Cardinals 10-0 to secure a berth in the state semifinals next Saturday in Read More…

Girls Softball: Hannah Rasmussen pitches Oberlin to 1-0 win in OGSO district tourney

GRAFTON — Oberlin’s Bryanna Rivas saw a pitch she really liked and drilled it into the right-center-field gap Wednesday night for a two-out, sixth-inning double. As luck would have it, Oberlin pitcher Hannah Rasmussen was on second base just then, after walking and advancing on a wild pitch. Rasmussen, who also had a no-hitter going, Read More…

Wright claims he was done wrong by Vermilion

Vermilion softball coach Roger Wright said he was fired last week after being told he would return next season. Wright said athletic director Andrew Stillman told him he would be back for his eighth season, but later received a call from superintendant Phil Pempin saying he was out. “I talked to the superintendent on the Read More…

High school softball: Avon’s Anna Edwards second to win coaches’ player of the year award and Miss Softball

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WELLINGTON — Avon’s Anna Edwards has to love Tuesdays in June. On Tuesday last week, Avon’s star pitcher-slugger-first baseman was presented the Lorain County Miss Softball award at the team’s annual banquet. This week, it was the county’s other major softball honor. Edwards was announced Tuesday evening as Senior Player of the Year, an award Read More…

State Softball: Keystone’s run ends with no luck, 1 hit in 4-0 loss to Hebron Lakewood

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AKRON — You have to think it’s not your lucky day when your No. 5 hitter skims a line drive off the pitcher’s head and it becomes a double play. It happened to Keystone on Thursday in Firestone Stadium and it foreshadowed the end of the Wildcats’ season. Hebron Lakewood pitcher Courtney Vierstra faced the Read More…

Regional Softball: Keystone crushes Edison, reaches Final Four for 14th time

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BUCYRUS — Keystone turned up the offense Saturday afternoon and drilled No. 5 Milan Edison 7-1 to win its 14th softball regional championship. As the numbers indicate, this is not unusual. The Wildcats are accustomed to winning regional championships, which qualify them for the state semifinal round in Division II. In this case, the second-ranked Read More…

High school softball: Youth movement carries Keystone to win over Perkins and into Division II regional title game

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BUCYRUS — Underclassmen came through in a big way for Keystone’s young Wildcats on Thursday. Sophomore pitcher Lauren Shaw earned her 19th victory and juniors Summer Constable and Destiny Weber formed the core of a 16-hit offense as the Wildcats defeated Sandusky Perkins 11-6 in a Division II regional semifinal at Bucyrus High. Constable and Read More…