May 29, 2016

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Division I district softball: Elyria gets revenge on Westlake

AVON LAKE — The battle between Elizabeth Ellis’ Elyria Pioneers and Katie Lew’s Westlake Demons had a familiar feel. The two pitchers dueled on the same field last year in the district final, with Lew and the Demons taking advantage of five Elyria errors and blistering Ellis for 10 hits to end the Pioneers’ district Read More…

Division III district baseball: Fast start, strong outing from Andrew Abrahamowicz carry Elyria Catholic past Trinity

LAKEWOOD — With ace pitcher Andrew Abrahamowicz on the mound, Elyria Catholic didn’t figure to need much offense to get past Trinity in its Division III district semifinal matchup at Lakewood High School. So when the top-seeded Panthers were able to get to Trojans starter Clay Anderson for four runs in the first inning it Read More…

Division II sectional baseball: Clearview comes through for injured teammate, beats Brookside to advance to district

OBERLIN — Forget winning one for the “Gipper,” Clearview won one for the Clipper on Monday in a Division II sectional final at Oberlin College’s Dill Field. That would be Andrai Wright, the Clippers’ first baseman and clean-up hitter, who was struck in the face by a baseball in a freak pregame accident and taken Read More…

High school baseball: Brookside rides the wind, big home runs to win over Keystone in Division II sectional opener

PENFIELD TWP. — On a windy day at Penfield Recreation Park, Brookside’s bats found the jet stream and sent the Cardinals soaring into Monday’s Division II sectional final. Dudley Taw and Tim Ackerman had huge home runs as Brookside rallied past Keystone 7-4 in a sectional opener. It was the eighth-seeded Cardinals’ third win of Read More…

Sectional Baseball: Cam Large comes up huge as Midview rallies, beats Avon Lake 6-5 in 7th inning

EATON TWP. — Tournament wins don’t get much larger than Midview’s 6-5 Division I sectional final victory over Avon Lake on Thursday. Middies senior shortstop Cam Large came up big twice. A two-run double in the sixth got his team back into the game, and he flared a ball to the opposite field in the Read More…

Sectional Softball: Elyria Catholic hurries back to district with 7-0 win over Oberlin

ELYRIA — Everything happened so fast Thursday in the Division III sectional final between Elyria Catholic and Oberlin that the Panthers might have needed a little while to realize they’re on their way back to the district tournament. Elyria Catholic (16-11) needed only 61 minutes to defeat the Phoenix 7-0 and advance to Wednesday’s district Read More…

High school baseball: In offensive slugfest, Truelson’s glove work makes difference for North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — In a game that included 15 runs and 20 hits, North Ridgeville’s Evan Truelson and his glove provided a huge lift with the game on the line for the Rangers in their Division I sectional opener against North Olmsted at Victory Sports Park. Truelson started a 3-2-3 double play against the Eagles Read More…

Division I sectional baseball: Evan Shawver shows he has the right stuff in battle of left-handers as Amherst tops Elyria 1-0

AMHERST — A pair of lefties were much better than all right Wednesday in Amherst’s 1-0 win over Elyria in a Division I sectional opener. One run in the bottom of the first held up for Amherst and sophomore Evan Shawver as the Comets got past Elyria and hard-luck junior Jamaris Cook at the Comets’ Read More…

High school softball: Westlake turns tables on Midview, wins sectional after two losses to Middies during regular season

EATON TWP. — Midview appeared to be a heavy favorite heading into Tuesday’s Division I sectional championship game against Westlake. The Middies were 17-5 and had defeated the Demons, who were 11-11, in two regular-season meetings. But both of those losses were by one run and Westlake had All-Ohio pitcher Katie Lew in the circle. Read More…

High school baseball: Top-seeded and state-ranked Elyria Catholic has to rally to beat Brooklyn in sectional final

ELYRIA — Bruce Lisicky had a look of relief on his face as he came to the dugout from the third base coaching box. He had just seen his state-ranked and highly favored Elyria Catholic Panthers rally for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a two-run lead on scrappy Brooklyn in a Read More…