May 25, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
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11-12-year-old softball all-stars are state runners-up

The Elyria Little League 11-12-year-old softball all-stars lost to Poland this morning and finish the season as state runners-up. Elyria lost their 10 a.m. game 6-1. They would have needed to win that game to force a second game with Poland at 1 p.m. “It was a good game,” coach Chris Sito said. “They just Read More…

Twins 6, Indians 0: Tribe streak ends at 6

MINNEAPOLIS — Francisco Liriano is staying positive while most of the Minnesota Twins’ rotation continues to struggle. He just wants to keep going. “We’ve been struggling a little bit, but we have to keep playing,” he said. “We can pitch a little bit better, but I think we’re going to be all right.” Liriano was Read More…

Little League softball: Elyria 13-14 All-Stars earn trip to state

AVON — You sort of figured it was Elyria’s night when Kandis Laseke led off Wednesday night with a long, fence-clearing home run. A rocket. Crushed it. That puppy cleared the 200-foot fence in left-center by 30 or 40 feet, bounced high off the baked terrain and might still be rolling north along Moon Road. Read More…

Beach Bums 7, Crushers 5: Sweep doesn’t faze Crushers

AVON — It may only be July, but Wednesday morning’s game had some major implications for the Crushers. With a win against Traverse City, the Crushers would avoid being swept in a series for the first time this season. They also needed to win to avoid a second-place tie in the East Division and to Read More…

Little League softball: Elyria gets chance at state title today

PORTSMOUTH — Two wins. That’s all the Elyria Little League 11-12-year-old softball all-stars need to bring home the state championship today after downing Wheelersburg 9-5 Wednesday in the losers bracket final. Rain moved the game to Portsmouth from Lucasville. Elyria plays Poland today at 10 a.m. and needs a win in the double-elimination tournament to Read More…

Hot Stove county championships: Winners could face rematches

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Teams that won Hot Stove baseball county championships Wednesday night might have to wait before exercising those bragging rights. At least until this weekend. Three Hot Stove championships were decided at Palmer Field on Wednesday after the games were moved from Oberlin Rec when those diamonds were deemed unplayable following rainy weather. Read More…

Indians 4, Twins 3: Six straight? No sweat

MINNEAPOLIS — Seventh inning, tie game, runners on first and second and one out. Joe Mauer stepping to the plate. The Minnesota Twins pray for situations like that and their opponents like the Cleveland Indians dread them. Then the three-time AL batting champion and reigning MVP bunted. He did what? That’s right, he laid a Read More…

LeBron’s role was obvious; the Cavaliers’ not as clear

I thought time — and a one­-week vacation — would help me come up with something deep, insightful and original. I thought it would help me sort out my feelings and come up with something strong, hard-hitting and memorable. I thought wrong. Thursday night marks the two-week anniversary of LeBron James’ “Decision” to take his Read More…

2 Avon Lake football players pick schools

Avon Lake football standouts Ronnie Willoughby and Andrew Bohan decided Mid-American Conference schools are the best fit. Willoughby, a wide receiver, committed to attend the Uni­versity of Buffalo in 2011, while Bohan, an offensive lineman, chose the University of Akron. Both decided to make their college commitments before suiting up for their senior sea­son with Read More…

Beach Bums 6, Crushers 1: Defense fails Rummel

AVON — In his first start since being activated off the disabled list, Phil Rummel was outstanding … until the sev­enth inning. Rummel took a perfect game into the fourth inning Tuesday and a no-hitter into the sixth. However, the defense let him down in the seventh, and the Traverse City Beach Bums blew open Read More…