November 24, 2014

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High school softball: Elyria Catholic fights off Lorain, wind for victory

Elyria Catholic's Kenzie Roznac hits an RBI double during the second inning Tuesday against Lorain. The Panthers downed the TItans, 8-0, in a non-conference matchup. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Written on the Wind. No, it wasn’t the popular movie from the 1950s. It was a softball game Tuesday at Elyria Catholic. Cold gusts of wind out of the north — reaching between 20-30 mph — made it tough for Elyria Catholic, visiting Lorain and their fans to sit through the non-conference matchup. Read More…

High school baseball: Black River avenges loss to Wellington

Wellington's Max Carevic runs toward third base during a run-down as Black River second baseman Glen Crabtree lunges to tag him. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — What a difference 24 hours can make. After getting mercy-ruled by Wellington on its home field Monday, Black River returned the favor on Tuesday with an 8-2 win over the Dukes a Patriot Athletic Conference game at Wellington Community Park. Black River’s Tyler Sexton (3-0) pitched his third complete game in a row, Read More…

High school softball: Midview tops Avon, grabs first in WSC

Midview freshman pitcher Lauren Landers held Avon in check Monday to help the Middies roll. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

AVON — Midview took a big step toward claiming superiority in the West Shore Conference on Monday. Freshman Lauren Landers held the potent Avon offense to six hits, Erin DiFranco went 4-for-4 and Amanda Beursken belted a three-run home run as the Middies cruised to a 7-0 win and sole possession of first place. “We’ve Read More…

High school baseball: North Ridgeville’s Matt Feierabend works his magic on the mound in victory over Vermilion

North Ridgeville's Nolan Freeman returns to first base safely on a pick-off attempt. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — North Ridgeville pitcher Matt Feierabend knows he isn’t going to blow anyone away when he’s on the mound. So far this season he hasn’t had to. Feierabend won his third game without a loss, keeping the Vermilion batters off-balance and allowing just one run in six innings in the Rangers’ 4-1 West Shore Read More…

H.S. Softball: Columbia beats St. Joseph at Akron showcase; North Ridgeville falls to Pickerington

North Ridgeville’s Marissa Caraballo tags out Pickerington Central’s Alex Kiddwell at third base Saturday at the Akron Racers Showcase at Firestone Stadium in Akron. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AKRON — Columbia’s offense has come through with a big inning time and again this season and Saturday was no exception. Amanda Sedlock’s bases-clearing triple was the big blow in a six-run third inning as the Raiders downed St. Joseph Academy 7-4 at the Akron Racers Spring Showcase at Firestone Stadium. Columbia (4-3) took advantage Read More…

High school baseball: Resilient Avon edges North Olmsted

Avon shortstop Jonny Morales and second baseman Brian Baker tag North Olmsted baserunner Brad Novak. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON — The ability to take a punch and bounce back quickly isn’t just an essential virtue in boxing, but also a valuable team skill in baseball with its staccato waves of momentum. Avon demonstrated this point Saturday afternoon as they responded to each shot administered by North Olmsted to secure a 6-5 victory in Read More…

High school baseball: Amherst gets two shutouts in non-conference sweep of Lorain

Amherst's Rees Rua squares up to make a sacrifice bunt. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LORAIN — In baseball, setting the table, finding ways to score and keeping your opponent off the board guarantee success. Amherst did just that Saturday in sweeping Lorain in a non-conference doubleheader at The Pipe Yard. The Comets shut out the Titans 7-0 and 6-0 to improve to 9-2. Lorain fell to 5-4. “I just Read More…

High school baseball: Westlake starts fast, slows Midview

Midview Westlake 2

WESTLAKE — The Demons have had a tough time getting going offensively. That wasn’t the case Friday when Westlake scored seven runs in the first three innings and staved off a Midview comeback to win 8-5 in non-conference play. Ryan Nebraska led off with a single and scored on Kent Axcell’s deep shot to the Read More…

High school baseball: Keystone dispatches Firelands quickly

HENRIETTA TWP. — With an overnight trip to Columbus for a doubleheader looming, Keystone knew it had to work fast Friday against Firelands. Senior pitcher Kendle Stiner did his part. Stiner tossed a three-hit shutout, walking one and striking out nine, and helped his cause by going 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and four Read More…

High school softball: Midview’s offense suffers rare off day as Central Crossing hands Middies first loss of year

Midview center fielder Morgan Hamker dives for the ball but can’t come up with it Friday against Central Crossing in Akron. Midview suffered its first loss of the year. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AKRON — Midview has been hitting the ball with authority all season. Friday the Middies had a hard time just hitting the ball out of the infield. Central Crossing sophomore Ally Gruen held Midview’s prolific offense to four hits, all singles, as the Comets defeated the Middies 4-1 at the Akron Racers Spring Showcase at Read More…