August 31, 2015

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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…

High school baseball: Tanner Doenges delivers game-winner as Avon edges Elyria Catholic in battle of state-ranked teams

Avon High School's Ethan St. Clair (23) slides safely into third base as Elyria Catholic High School third baseman Colt Schuler (5) jumpst to attempt to catch an over-thrown ball and still make the tag on Wednesday evening, April 29. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — For 130 pitches, Elyria Catholic sophomore right-hander Andrew Abrahamowicz did his job. On his 131st pitch, Avon catcher Tanner Doenges did his job a little better. Doenges lined a 2-1 fastball into center field, driving in Tommy Kocar and Tim Moroz to lift Avon to a 5-4 walk-off West Shore Conference victory at Read More…

High school baseball: Vermilion edges EC in 8 innings

VERMILION — Elyria Catholic coach Bruce Lisicky weighed his options and went back to the well. Turns out he went back once too often. After replacing junior reliever Colt Schuler with one out in the sixth inning and the Panthers clinging to a one-run lead, Lisicky brought him back to the mound from third base Read More…