May 25, 2016

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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…

High school softball: Amherst uses big bats to cruise to SWC win

AMHERST — There was a power surge at Sliman’s Diamond on Wednesday, courtesy of the Amherst Comets. Amherst pounded out 13 hits, including a two-run Madison Cruzado home run, in a 10-5 win over Midview in a battle for first place in the Southwestern Conference. The Comets, who have scored 40 runs in their last Read More…

High school baseball: Derek Delumba throws complete game to lead Midview past Amherst and into first place in SWC

AMHERST — Not only was Wednesday’s Midview-Amherst game a battle between two of the Southwestern Conference’s top teams, it was also the long-awaited debut of Comets pitcher and Ohio State recruit Xavier Moore. While Moore was solid, Midview’s Derek Delumba stole the show. The junior went the distance, striking out six while surrendering just five Read More…

High school softball: Columbia rolls over Clearview in five-inning PAC Stripes Division game

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Strictly speaking, what happened at Clearview High School on Tuesday afternoon wasn’t a crime. But on a brisk and windswept afternoon with the school bus idling in the parking lot like a getaway car, the Columbia Raiders severely bludgeoned the Clippers 21-1 in a mercy-rule-shortened Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division game. Having Read More…

High school baseball: Wellington starts fast, gets big bounce-back win in key PAC Stars matchup with Firelands

WELLINGTON — After a tough loss to Firelands on Monday, Wellington wanted to turn things around in a hurry in Tuesday’s rematch. No problem. Wellington’s first six batters reached base and scored thanks to a bout of wildness from Falcons starter Evan Lacey and the Dukes cruised to a 12-5 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division Read More…

High school softball: Keystone shuts out Black River to improve to 7-0 in PAC, while outscoring opponents 98-0

LAGRANGE — Keystone was back in its comfort zone Monday — rolling through the Patriot Athletic Conference. After losing to a pair of state-ranked Division I teams over the weekend, the Wildcats got back into the win column by blasting Black River 10-0 in five innings in the first game of home-and-home Stars Division series. Read More…

High school baseball: Clearview pulls away late to knock off Columbia in big Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes game

COLUMBIA STATION — Persistence and fatigue were key factors Monday in Clearview’s 9-4 win over Columbia. For the first four innings, the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division contenders were tied at 2 and getting strong outings from their starting pitchers. Columbia’s Jared Heidecker yielded single runs in the third and fourth by deftly getting out Read More…