September 30, 2014


Lorain County Ironmen strand 13, lose eighth of last 10

Lorain County’s Anthony Nemer tags out the Paints’ Diamyn Hall on a steal attempt in the second inning Monday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — It just seemed destined that Lorain County was not going to win Monday night at The Pipe Yard. The Ironmen waited out a one-hour, 18-minute rain delay only to find themselves on the short end of a 2-1 count to Chillicothe. They’ve dropped two straight and eight of their last 10 to fall into Read More…

Prospect League: Close call goes against Ironmen, who fall 9-8 to Richmond in 11 innings

Ironmen's Taylor Emody slides into home plate on Saturday. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — No one really knew for sure if it was a foul tip or a swing and a miss, but it’ll be talked about all day today. That call — or non-call — was the controversial difference for Lorain County on Saturday night in a 9-8 loss to Richmond in 11 innings. The Ironmen Read More…

Prospect League: Mistakes continue Lorain County skid

Ironmen center fielder Addison Rospert fields a bouncing ball Tuesday against  Champion City at The Pipe Yard. The Ironmen committed four errors and lost 
their fourth in a row. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Each team had nine hits and four errors at The Pipe Yard on Tuesday night. Close game, right? Not exactly. Champion City turned two double plays and minimized its mistakes in turning back Lorain County 6-1 in Prospect League play. The Ironmen have dropped four games in a row after winning their first Read More…

Prospect League: Butler’s Dennis Lyman shuts down Ironmen, who lose 2nd straight

Lorain County's Tyler Greiner was just one of many Ironmen batters that couldn't figure out Butler's Dennis Lyman on Sunday afternoon. AMANDA RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Sometimes you just have to tip your hat to the other side. That pretty much spelled out Sunday afternoon’s Prospect League outing as Butler’s Dennis Lyman was just short of sensational in shutting out Lorain County, 6-0, at The Pipe Yard. Butler (4-1) swept the two-game set to hand the Ironmen their first Read More…

High school baseball: Avon Lake loses big lead, still gets win in 12 innings to salvage doubleheader split with Elyria

Avon Lake’s Matt Gottshall makes it to third base before the ball gets to Elyria third baseman Zack Minney on Saturday at Avon Lake. The teams split a doubleheader. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — David Winkel, Avon Lake’s center fielder, figured enough was enough Saturday. He stepped in with two outs and nobody on in the bottom of the 12th inning against Elyria with his teammates and fans pleading with him to end the marathon second game and salvage a split for Avon Lake right then Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: EC’s Krol starred in the classroom, on the field

Dr. David Krol

The term student-athlete is thrown around these days like a ball in a game of pepper, but Dr. David Krol certainly fits that mold as well as anyone. Krol, an outstanding pitcher with a 4.0 GPA for Elyria Catholic, is being inducted into the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night along with Elyria Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: 1964 Pioneers football team was tough, talented

The 1964 Pioneers lost their first game of the season then won nine straight to claim the Buckeye Conference title and end up ranked third in the state. PHOTO PROVIDED

Harry Gonso had to be wondering what the heck was going on. “Red Rover, Red Rover, send Gonso on over,” the Elyria High defense chanted in unison. Gonso was Findlay High’s quarterback in 1964 and he would go on to lead Indiana to its only Rose Bowl appearance four years later. He had brought his Read More…

High school baseball: Amherst gets two shutouts in non-conference sweep of Lorain

Amherst's Rees Rua squares up to make a sacrifice bunt. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LORAIN — In baseball, setting the table, finding ways to score and keeping your opponent off the board guarantee success. Amherst did just that Saturday in sweeping Lorain in a non-conference doubleheader at The Pipe Yard. The Comets shut out the Titans 7-0 and 6-0 to improve to 9-2. Lorain fell to 5-4. “I just Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Defense deciding factor in North Olmsted’s win over Elyria

Elyria's Zack Rosenkoetter gets a triple in the bottom of the sixth against Olmsted Falls. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — With the way North Olmsted played defense, no one would believe the Eagles have practiced only one time outdoors this spring. The Eagles managed to make a couple key plays in the field when they needed to and came away with a 5-4 win over Elyria on Saturday afternoon at George Day Field Read More…

High school baseball: Good, bad for both teams on display as Elyria, Elyria Catholic split doubleheader

Elyria Catholic's Colt Schuler tags out Elyria's Jaeger Shaffstall at third base during Saturday's doubleheader. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Splitting doubleheaders sometimes brings out the best and worst in teams and Saturday’s city rivalry clash at George Day Field was a perfect example. Elyria Catholic and Elyria High had plenty of highs and lows on a sun-splashed but cool day on the south side of the city. Joe Begany’s three-run homer and Read More…