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District Baseball: Tie turns into lopsided loss for Elyria Catholic after 9-run 7th inning by Akron Manchester

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COPLEY TWP. — A slow drip into a raging current, a whisper into a scream or a spark that turned into a roaring fire. There are many ways to describe what happened to Elyria Catholic on Thursday in the top of the seventh inning of its Division III district semifinal at Copley High School. Once Read More…

District Baseball: Missed opportunities haunt Amherst in defeat to St. Edward

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LORAIN — Amherst had plenty of opportunities, but in the Division I district final game against St. Edward the Comets were left waiting for the big hit that never came. St. Edward sophomore starter Quinn Lavelle gave up nine hits and walked a pair of batters, but Amherst could never take advantage, stranding 11 runners Read More…

District Baseball: Amherst frosh Evan Shawver shuts down Avon for 3-0 victory

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LORAIN — Amherst freshman Evan Shawver threw 125 pitches in a Division I district semifinal against Avon at The Pipe Yard. Just one of those pitches was hit safely. The rest of the time Shawver was masterful, shutting down the Avon offense in a one-hit 3-0 victory Tuesday that left Comets coach Matt Rositano struggling Read More…

Miners 4, Crushers 1: Lake Erie bats silent to start season

AVON — On the Lake Erie Crushers’ roster, Joe Charboneau holds the title of hitting coach. He has yet to occupy that spot in manager Chris Mongiardo’s dugout due to an impasse in contract negotiations, and the early offensive numbers aren’t good. Southern Illinois limited the Crushers to one run for the second consecutive night Read More…

Doubly grand finale: Avon sweeps last WSC track meet

AVON — The final West Shore Conference championship track meet could not have gone any better for Avon. The Eagles won the girls and boys team championships while boys coach Scott Lanham and girls coach Sam Ulery picked up coach of the year honors. The victories meant more to the Eagles since the meet was Read More…

High school baseball: Amherst follows plan, beats Westlake

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AMHERST — Matt Rositano has had a formula he’s wanted his Amherst Comets to follow all season. Wednesday they finally did … and the result was a 7-0 win over Westlake in a Division I sectional final. All season, Rositano has asked his team to jump on its opponents early, asked his starters to keep Read More…

High school baseball: Midview squeezes past Elyria

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EATON TWP. — Elyria coach Ed Piazza stared out over the field for a couple of seconds, sighed deeply, shook his head and walked out to meet his team. The nonsensical had just ended his team’s season. Midview pulled off the first successful two-out suicide squeeze since “Paradise by the Dashboard Light” when Pioneers first Read More…

Prep baseball: Lorain’s Xavior Moore won’t settle for less

After a long doubleheader against Keystone recently at The Pipe Yard, most of the Lorain Titans went on with their Saturdays. They jumped into their cars and left after sweeping the Wildcats. Lorain sophomore Xavior Moore didn’t go anywhere. With three high school games yet to be played, one featuring state-ranked Walsh Jesuit, Moore had Read More…

High school baseball: North Olmsted relies on the basics … strong defense and solid pitching … to get past Lorain

LORAIN — The Lorain Titans kept putting the ball in play … and North Olmsted kept fielding it. After the first Titan reached base on an error, the Eagles used flawless defense and efficient pitching to score a 5-2 non-conference victory at The Pipe Yard. North Olmsted third baseman Scott Cooney had three assists and Read More…

High school baseball notes: Firelands getting boost from young pitchers

The Firelands Falcons are in position to win their first conference title in baseball in a decade. Their young arms have played a key role. Freshman right-hander Evan Lacey and sophomores Trevor Damron (left-hander), Dan Hribal (right-hander) and Kyle Wilson (right-hander) have grown up in a hurry, putting up the kind of numbers Falcons coach Read More…