July 1, 2016

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District Softball: Columbia beats Elyria Catholic in 9 innings behind pitcher Riley Thomas

AVON LAKE — Columbia needed a late rally and nine innings Thursday, but the Raiders are going to the Sweet 16 after a scorching line-drive sacrifice fly to right by Emily Berg scored Taylor Napoli for a 3-2 walk-off victory over Elyria Catholic at Avon Lake High School. The Raiders (18-9) will head to Massillon Read More…

Sectional Baseball: Cam Large comes up huge as Midview rallies, beats Avon Lake 6-5 in 7th inning

EATON TWP. — Tournament wins don’t get much larger than Midview’s 6-5 Division I sectional final victory over Avon Lake on Thursday. Middies senior shortstop Cam Large came up big twice. A two-run double in the sixth got his team back into the game, and he flared a ball to the opposite field in the Read More…

High school baseball: In offensive slugfest, Truelson’s glove work makes difference for North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — In a game that included 15 runs and 20 hits, North Ridgeville’s Evan Truelson and his glove provided a huge lift with the game on the line for the Rangers in their Division I sectional opener against North Olmsted at Victory Sports Park. Truelson started a 3-2-3 double play against the Eagles Read More…

High school softball: Dierra Hammons’ big defensive play sparks Elyria in sectional final win over Olmsted Falls

ELYRIA TWP. — Dierra Hammons didn’t throw a pitch in Elyria’s 7-0 win over Olmsted Falls on Tuesday. She deserved a save just the same. Hammons’ stellar defensive play at second base in the top of the fourth inning kept the game scoreless and seemed to provide the spark the Pioneers offense needed as second-seeded Read More…

High school softball: Seasoned Keystone rides homers from Summer and Autumn to pair of victories at Prebis Classic

LAGRANGE — Who needs spring when Summer and Autumn are in the lineup? Keystone senior Summer Constable and freshman Autumn Acord hit solo homers Saturday to provide all the muscle needed to grab a 3-1 opening-round win over Columbus Bishop Hartley in the 11th annual Prebis Memorial Classic at LaGrange Community Park. The Wildcats, the Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria Catholic feels right at home at Progressive Field, rolls over Kenston to extend winning streak

CLEVELAND — Just about every high school baseball player dreams of making it to the big leagues. Elyria Catholic’s players fulfilled part of that dream Friday. They made it to a big league stadium, taking on Kenston in the Cleveland Indians Charities Hardball Classic at Progressive Field. The Panthers looked right at home, scoring eight Read More…

High school softball: Elyria rocks Solon

ELYRIA TWP. — The engine sputtered early, but after a couple innings Elyria was hitting on all cylinders as all nine spots in the lineup contributed to the 17 hits for the Pioneers as they beat Solon 12-2 in a Greater Cleveland Conference softball game. Elyria (13-3, 9-1 GCC) is tough enough to beat at Read More…

Baseball: Bray pitches Vermilion over Lorain

VERMILION — Vermilion junior Nick Bray came one out away from joining the Sailors’ no-no club Tuesday against Lorain as Solomon Villerreal’s single with two outs in the seventh inning to deny Bray a no-hitter in an 8-1 non-conference win. The Sailors, ranked fifth in the most recent Division II state coaches’ poll, already have Read More…

High school baseball: Wellington starts fast, gets big bounce-back win in key PAC Stars matchup with Firelands

WELLINGTON — After a tough loss to Firelands on Monday, Wellington wanted to turn things around in a hurry in Tuesday’s rematch. No problem. Wellington’s first six batters reached base and scored thanks to a bout of wildness from Falcons starter Evan Lacey and the Dukes cruised to a 12-5 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division Read More…

High school softball: Elyria Catholic capitalizes on seventh-inning error to beat Normandy

ELYRIA — All it took was one mistake to turn Elyria Catholic into a 4-3 winner over Normandy on Thursday in a Great Lakes Conference game. With the score tied 3-3 with two outs in the seventh, Olivia Madera lofted a routine fly ball to center field that was dropped, allowing Sam Filliagi to scamper Read More…