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District baseball: Amherst rallies last, scoring four in seventh to make district final

Elyria's Brodie Stewart hits an RBI double in the sixth inning. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Elyria had a stunning comeback, scoring seven runs in the top of the sixth to steal the lead from Amherst. That’s what made the Pioneers’ 8-7 loss Monday in a Division I district semifinal at The Pipe Yard that much tougher to deal with. Elyria failed to get a hit until the top Read More…

Smothering defense, steady backup QB lead Nightmares to 26-0 win over Silverhawks

Nightmares linebacker Dave Sherbaum sacks Jackson’s Gabriel Thomas in the first quarter Sunday night at Midview High School. The Nightmares dominated on defense in picking up their first win to pull even on the season at 1-1. ANNA NORRIS/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Lorain County coach Terry Murray, fresh off his team’s season-opening loss to the defending champion Ohio Golden Knights, took the field Sunday without his starting quarterback and kicker. Turns out all he really needed was his defensive line. The Nightmares’ front four controlled the line of scrimmage all evening, getting six sacks Read More…

Sectional Baseball: Marques Inman throws 1-hitter, gets 2 hits in Elyria’s 3-0 win over Lakewood

Elyria’s Marques Inman delivers Friday during his one-hit masterpiece against Lakewood in a 3-0 victory. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — After Elyria started the season by losing 10 of 13 games, the team held a players-only meeting to clear the air. The Pioneers emerged with a different attitude, deciding to come together and rely on each other. Junior Marques Inman put the Pioneers on his shoulders Friday and carried them to the Division Read More…

High school baseball: Wellington grabs early lead before Elyria Catholic chips away for victory

Elyria Catholic's pitcher Aaron Vazquez pitches against Wellington. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — It was a rough start but Elyria Catholic was more than happy with how things turned out. Freshman pitcher Andrew Abrohamowicz lasted just a third of an inning for his second consecutive start, allowing four runs on just one hit while walking four, as the second-seeded Panthers fell behind seventh-seeded Wellington. That was Read More…

Elyria Catholic senior Jake Hromada pursuing his dream of being a sports broadcaster

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Many children grow up dreaming about being just like their sports heroes. Elyria Catholic senior Jake Hromada grew up dreaming about being just like the people that talk about those heroes. “Listening to Tom Hamilton growing up, along with Joe Tait and Jim Donovan,” Hromada said when asked what made him want to get into Read More…

High school softball: Westlake’s power, pitching top Amherst

Westlake players congratulate Rachel May (30) as she crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning Friday against Amherst. The Demons won, 4-3. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — The last time Amherst faced Westlake pitcher Katie Lew it failed to get a hit and struck out 12 times. It took the Comets only one pitch to get a hit off Lew on Friday, but the result was the same. Rachel May smoked a three-run home run to left-center and Lew did Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria players lean on the power of pizza, camaraderie to down Amherst, snap six-game skid

Amherst's Kody Bledsoe loses sight of the ball after it took a bounce while he was trying to make a play at second base. Rounding the corner and heading for third is Elyria's Jacob Czimadia. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — A little pizza, the airing of grievances and a mutual understanding may be just what Elyria’s baseball team needed to turn the corner on its season. The Pioneers actually pulled for each other Friday and played the game with a certain joy that had been missing all season, jumping out to a big Read More…

High school baseball: North Ridgeville’s Matt Feierabend works his magic on the mound in victory over Vermilion

North Ridgeville's Nolan Freeman returns to first base safely on a pick-off attempt. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — North Ridgeville pitcher Matt Feierabend knows he isn’t going to blow anyone away when he’s on the mound. So far this season he hasn’t had to. Feierabend won his third game without a loss, keeping the Vermilion batters off-balance and allowing just one run in six innings in the Rangers’ 4-1 West Shore Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Brookside rallies from 5-run deficit, beats Columbia 7-6

Brookside’s Kyle Houston gets ready to put the tag on Columbia’s Tristen Rindfleisch at third during the fourth inning of Thursday’s Patriot Athletic Conference game at Brookside. The Cardinals rallied from five runs down to get the win. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Brookside got a couple of big breaks, but it made the most of its opportunities as well. Dudley Taw tied the game with an RBI triple after a controversial call, then Kenny Pierson drove in the winning run with a sharp single down the line as the Cardinals came from behind to Read More…

H.S. baseball: Keystone comes up clutch at plate, on mound to slip past Firelands, stay undefeated in PAC

Keystone's Tyler Gullett, right, crosses plate after hitting a two-run homer in the first inning. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

PENFIELD — Marcus Gunter felt a lot better and Collin Fitzgerald was just what the doctor ordered for Keystone in a 3-2 win Wednesday over Firelands. Gunter, who missed a couple of days this week with the flu, hit a go-ahead home run in the second inning, a line shot over the left-field fence that Read More…