April 25, 2015

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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…

High school softball: Pitching in the spotlight at Prebis Classic

For area softball fans or college scouts passing through town, this has to be one of the best weekends of the year. The collection of pitching talent that will take the field at the Prebis Memorial Classic beginning today in LaGrange and Wellington could be the best in the 10-year history of the event. This Read More…

High school softball: Columbia edges Black River, stays perfect in PAC

Tori Smart pitches for Columbia in a game at Black River on Thursday, April 23. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SULLIVAN TWP. — Despite wearing coats over their uniforms to ward off temperatures in the 30s, Columbia was hot at the right times Thursday in downing Black River 4-3 in a Patriot Athletic Conference game. Columbia, which improved to 10-2 overall and 8-0 in the Stripes Division, came up with the winning run without a Read More…

H.S. Softball: Avon freshman Tina Clark beats Midview with 3-run homer in 7th inning

Avon's Dani Austinson hits an RBI double in first inning of a game at Midview on April 22. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Down to its last out and down by a run, Avon was about out of chances to stay unbeaten in the West Shore Conference. But freshman Tina Clark seized the final opportunity, making her first career home run even more memorable. Aided by a strong wind that contributed to home runs by Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Keystone overcomes cold to clobber Cardinals, keep pace in PAC Stars

Keystone High School pitcher Denny Szalai (20) pitches against Brookside High School on Wednesday evening, April 22. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD — Neither wind, nor snow, nor frozen fingers could keep Keystone from rounding the bases against Brookside in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game Wednesday. The Wildcats put up seven runs in the second and third innings on the way to a 12-0 six-inning win to keep the pressure on division-leading Firelands. Keystone Read More…

H.S. Softball: Early homer by Alex Dick sets tone for Elyria in win over Brunswick

Elyria's Alex Dick hits a two-run home run against Brunswick in the second inning Wednesday.  AARON JOSEFCZYK/CHRONICLE

BRUNSWICK — With the temperature dipping near the freezing mark Wednesday, Elyria’s softball team was looking for one hot bat to get things going against Brunswick. That bat belonged to Alex Dick. The senior smacked a two-run home run over the left-field fence with one out in the second inning to lead the Pioneers to Read More…

High school baseball: Senior Jack Bondy gets chance to start and sparks Avon past Amherst with three runs batted in

Amherst High School pitcher Evan Shawver (6) pitches against Avon High School on Tuesday evening, April 21. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — In a game that was moved from All Pro Freight Stadium to Oberlin College to Avon Middle School, it was no surprise a player not in the original starting lineup was the hero. Jack Bondy drove in three runs, including a pair that tied the game in the fourth inning, as Avon rallied Read More…

High school baseball: Lorain hands Bedford first loss of season, stays undefeated in Lake Erie League

Lorain’s Julien Walker slides in to third safely Monday during a 7-4 win over undefeated Bedford. The win left the Titans unbeaten in the Lake Erie League. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Something had to give, that much was obvious. Turned out it was Bedford’s defense. Lorain and Bedford entered Monday’s Lake Erie League game with identical 4-0 records, but five Bedford errors — and eight Titans hits — did the job for the Titans, who picked up a 7-4 win at The Pipe Yard. Read More…

High school baseball: Firelands relievers slam door on Buckeye in key Patriot Athletic Conference game

YORK TWP. — Trevor Damron and Kyle Wilson put Firelands closer to its goal of winning the Patriot Athletic Conferences Stars Division championship. The sophomore relievers made clutch pitches when the game got tense Monday, allowing the Falcons to fight off a potential collapse and defeat Buckeye 7-4 on a blustery afternoon. Damron allowed one Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria suffers 1st loss of year to Walsh Jesuit in Wendy’s bracket final

ASHLAND — The Pioneers are no longer perfect. Elyria lost its first game of the season Saturday afternoon, despite strong pitching by junior right-hander Elizabeth Ellis. The 3-0 defeat came at the hands of Walsh Jesuit in the Black pool bracket final of the 22nd annual Wendy’s Spring Classic at Brookside Park. Earlier in the Read More…