May 24, 2016

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High school baseball: Playing everyone works out great for Olmsted Falls in win over St. Edward at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — Olmsted Falls coach Dan Largent said his main goal for Friday night’s game in the annual Cleveland Indians Charities Hardball Classic at Progressive Field was to play as many of his players as he could. That he was able to empty his bench, using five pitchers and five pinch hitters, was impressive enough, Read More…

High school softball: Prestigious Prebis Memorial Classic a lot of fun and a lot of hard work for Keystone, Jim Piazza

It’s that time of year again. The best softball players in Ohio will gather in Lorain County this weekend for the 11th annual Prebis Memorial Classic. This year’s Classic has grown to 40 teams which will play a total of 60 games today and Saturday at LaGrange Community Park and Wellington Community Park. For Keystone Read More…

High school baseball: Keystone capitalizes on Oberlin mistakes for win

PENFIELD TWP. — One of the fundamental rules of baseball is that you have to play every inning, every game in order to be victorious. That rule has been the stickler for the 2016 Oberlin Phoenix and it was yet again as they dropped a 7-3 Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division battle to Keystone at Penfield Read More…

High school softball: Elyria rocks Solon

ELYRIA TWP. — The engine sputtered early, but after a couple innings Elyria was hitting on all cylinders as all nine spots in the lineup contributed to the 17 hits for the Pioneers as they beat Solon 12-2 in a Greater Cleveland Conference softball game. Elyria (13-3, 9-1 GCC) is tough enough to beat at Read More…

Softball: Keystone freshman Sydney Campbell shuts out Buckeye

LAGRANGE — After facing one of the area’s top pitchers Monday in Lauren Shaw, the Buckeye Bucks were hoping to get their bats going in the second day of their back-to-back games against Keystone. The Wildcats’ Sydney Campbell only extended their futility. The freshman was dominant, shutting out Buckeye while giving up just four hits Read More…

Baseball: Bray pitches Vermilion over Lorain

VERMILION — Vermilion junior Nick Bray came one out away from joining the Sailors’ no-no club Tuesday against Lorain as Solomon Villerreal’s single with two outs in the seventh inning to deny Bray a no-hitter in an 8-1 non-conference win. The Sailors, ranked fifth in the most recent Division II state coaches’ poll, already have Read More…

High school baseball: Ortiz sparks Lake Ridge to emotional shutout win over Open Door

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Niko Ortiz, Lake Ridge Academy’s lone senior, takes pride in being a leader and expects a lot from himself. With his team short-handed, Ortiz was forced into the starting pitcher role for the Royals’ game against rival Open Door. Not only did Ortiz step in, he dominated, going the distance to lead Read More…

High school baseball: Lutheran West downs Columbia in PAC Stripes Division tilt

COLUMBIA STATION — The Lutheran West Longhorns took advantage of what they could Monday afternoon in a showdown of Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division leaders with a convincing 7-0 win over the Columbia Raiders. Lutheran West’s Tommy Walker and the Raiders’ Cody Reichard engaged in a classic pitchers’ duel. For the first three innings, each Read More…

High school softball: Elyria wins two at Wendy’s Classic

ASHLAND — Elyria made the most of a rain-shortened Wendy’s Spring Classic Softball Invitational on Saturday. The Pioneers brought home two victories, first prevailing 7-3 against Pickerington Central and then pulling away late from Clear Fork 4-1. All teams were originally supposed to play three games in a bracket-style tournament, but because Friday’s session was Read More…

High school softball: Lauren Landers throws two-hitter, defense dazzles as Midview blanks Avon in key SWC game

EATON TWP. — Before losing a tough game against Amherst on Wednesday, the Midview Middies had been putting on offensive clinics during a six-game winning streak. Thursday, Midview showed it can also dominate with pitching and defense. Lauren Landers threw a two-hitter and her defense made numerous big plays as the Middies picked up a Read More…