July 2, 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…

District Softball: Freshman pitcher Ashley Cascio, thundering bats carry EC to 10-0 win over Gilmour

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AVON LAKE — Elyria Catholic freshman pitcher Ashley Cascio was nearly perfect Tuesday during a Division III softball district semifinal. The Panthers weren’t too shabby at the plate, either. It all came together for a 10-0 victory over Gilmour Academy in five innings. EC advanced to play Independence, a 12-0 winner over Laurel in the Read More…

Division II district softball: Keystone blanks Firelands

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LAGRANGE — Keystone’s storied softball program will play for its 28th district championship this afternoon at Community Park. The young Wildcats, with one senior on the roster, advanced Monday with a 4-0 victory over Firelands in a Division II district semifinal. It wasn’t easy for the third-ranked Wildcats (23-5). The Falcons (17-11) showed up well-prepared. Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria Catholic’s Andrew Abrahamowicz feels good, pitches better vs. Lutheran West

ELYRIA — Andrew Abrahamowicz knew he had his good stuff as he warmed up to take the mound for Elyria Catholic at Friday’s Division III sectional final at Knights of Columbus Field. “I felt it in the bullpen,” he said after shutting out Lutheran West 6-0 on three hits. “I felt like I was throwing Read More…

High school softball: Alex Kozich comes up with big hit as Avon claims sectional with third win over Midview this year

AVON — Until two weeks ago, Avon second baseman Alex Kozich had never had a game-winning hit. She finally broke the streak when she knocked in the winner against Vermilion during the regular season. But Friday, with the Eagles fighting from behind in a classic struggle with Midview, Kozich hit a winner she might never Read More…

Sectional Baseball: Firelands brings bats, wins title, sends Keystone home

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HENRIETTA TWP. — Firelands coach Dan Ransom wanted his team to do one thing against Keystone: Hit the ball hard. The Falcons did that and overcame a late-inning deficit to defeat the Wildcats 9-7 in a Division II sectional final Thursday. The win snapped a string of six consecutive sectional titles for the Wildcats (18-8) Read More…

High school softball: Third-ranked Keystone finds way to win, slips past Vermilion with unearned run, just two hits

LAGRANGE — Keystone has aspirations of playing softball into the month of June, but Wednesday the Wildcats’ dreams nearly ended in the middle of May. Though the Wildcats (22-5) were able to get just two hits off Vermilion sophomore Becca Oates, they still scratched out a 1-0 win thanks to an unearned run in the 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 softball: Elyria Catholic gets off to a fast start, finishes off Wellington in Division III sectional championship

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WELLINGTON — You’re the home team, you’re on defense to start the game and you retire the opponent’s first two hitters routinely. Not a desired outcome, then, if you allow a rally that produces enough runs to win the game. But it happened to Wellington on a cold, gloomy Wednesday afternoon at Community Park. With 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…