June 29, 2016

Elyria
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H.S. Softball: Amherst freshman Madison O’Berg blanks Avon in SWC showdown for 1st place

AVON — Amherst traveled to Avon for a rare Sunday Southwestern Conference game, and the teams took advantage of the spotlight to produce an instant classic. Eagles sophomore Tina Clark and Comets freshman Madison O’Berg took turns dominating in the pitcher’s circle before Amherst finally broke out the bats in the seventh inning to escape Read More…

High school softball: Elyria Catholic capitalizes on seventh-inning error to beat Normandy

ELYRIA — All it took was one mistake to turn Elyria Catholic into a 4-3 winner over Normandy on Thursday in a Great Lakes Conference game. With the score tied 3-3 with two outs in the seventh, Olivia Madera lofted a routine fly ball to center field that was dropped, allowing Sam Filliagi to scamper Read More…

High school baseball: Midview gladly accepts North Ridgeville’s gifts, rolls to Southwestern Conference victory

EATON TWP. — The Midview Middies have a pretty darn good baseball team and they certainly don’t need anybody’s help … but rest assured they’ll take any help that’s offered. That’s what the North Ridgeville Rangers found out Thursday as the Middies took advantage of a lot of Rangers help to roll to an 11-4 Read More…

High school softball: Elyria sends message to Greater Cleveland Conference with 8-0 win over Medina

MEDINA — In a battle of Greater Cleveland Conference giants, the Elyria softball team proved it had the haymakers to stay a step ahead Wednesday. In the process, the Pioneers reminded all involved they’re still the best of the bunch in an 8-0 league win over Medina. It marked the first time in exactly a Read More…

High school baseball: Seth Pluta comes through on the mound and at the plate to lead Black River past Brookside

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River and Brookside were evenly matched Wednesday afternoon except for one difference: Black River had Seth Pluta. And that made all the difference in the world as the Pirates pulled out a 4-3 win in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division play. All Pluta did was pitch a complete game with 12 Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria breaks out the big bats, hits 3 homers in 3rd inning, routs Strongsville

ELYRIA — The Pioneers’ offense has been strong thus far this season but it did something Tuesday that impressed even coach Ken Fenik. Elyria hit three home runs in a span of four batters, blowing open a close game in a 12-4 victory over Strongsville on a chilly but sun-filled afternoon. “The three home runs Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Lorain clutch when it counts, rallies past North Olmsted

LORAIN — After stranding six runners in the first three innings, Lorain came through with clutch hits in its last two turns at the plate Tuesday to pull out a 6-5 non-conference victory over North Olmsted at The Pipe Yard. Julian Walker, who went 3-for-3, completed the comeback when he singled in starting pitcher Justin Read More…

High school baseball: Amherst uses offense to down Avon

AVON — Amherst finally found its offense Monday at All Pro Freight Stadium. After averaging just over three runs in their first seven games, the Comets put together one of their best offensive efforts of the year in an 8-4 Southwestern Conference win over Avon. Senior left fielder Isaac Walts had three hits and drove Read More…

High school baseball: Amherst manages only one hit, still defeats Olmsted Falls in Southwestern Conference action

AMHERST — They had to battle the cold, the snow and a pair of Olmsted Falls pitchers that surrendered just one hit Friday afternoon … but the Amherst Comets still found a way to win. Despite all that was going against the Comets, they scratched out enough offense thanks to four Bulldogs walks and another Read More…

High school softball: Big second inning leads Avon Lake past North Ridgeville and to first conference victory of the season

AVON LAKE — For Avon Lake, Friday’s matchup against North Ridgeville was the breakout game it was waiting for. For the Rangers, it was just another speed bump on the road to the future. The Shoregals used a nine-run second inning to propel them to a 19-4, five-inning Southwestern Conference win. Avon Lake (5-3, 1-3) Read More…