February 27, 2015

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Diamond Report

Diamond Report

College signing: Amherst’s Ashlee Dahman to play softball at UConnKeystone’s Carleigh Herrington named Lorain County Miss SoftballAll-Lorain County softball: Beursken, Kaya and Minarchick named area’s top playersClearview’s Sarah Kaya named softball Player of the Year
MondayApril 14Firelands at Keystone
ThursdayApril 17Avon at Vermilion
ThursdayApril 24Elyria Catholic at Midview
FridayApril 25Elyria at Amherst
SaturdayApril 26Prebis Tournament
Keystone vs Bishop Hartley
Elyria vs North Canton Hoover
MondayApril 28Avon at Elyria Catholic
Tuesday April 29Columbia at Clearview
ThursdayMay 01Clearview at Keystone
ThursdayMay 08Keystone at Columbia
ThursdayMay 08Norwalk at Lorain
SaturdayMay 10Elyria at Avon Lake

Games will be streamed on WEOL.com

H.S. Softball: Keystone in top form, beats Massillon Jackson to stay undefeated

Keystone's Jenny Schaffer lays down a sacrifice bunt in the second inning of the Wildcats' 4-0 win against Massillon Jackson on Friday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Keystone displayed all the traits of a championship-caliber softball team Friday in its 4-0 non-conference win over Massillon Jackson. The Wildcats showed off some timely hitting, scoring three runs on two-out hits. Freshman Lauren Shaw gave Keystone outstanding pitching, scattering six singles while improving her record to 4-0. Shortstop Summer Constable and second Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Keystone continues to cruise, crushes Lutheran West 24-0

ROCKY RIVER — The Keystone Wildcats can be forgiven if they mistook the Lutheran West Longhorns’ baseball field for the Longhorn Steak House given the manner in which they feasted on the home team’s pitching in a 24-0 five-inning, mercy-rule thumping Thursday in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. The blowout win isn’t exactly unusual Read More…

H.S. Softball: Clearview brings its bats, crushes Brookside

Clearview's Sarah Kaya slides safely into third for an RBI triple as Brookside third baseman Kirsten Lara catches the throw. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — With All-Ohio pitcher Sarah Kaya back, Clearview entered this season expecting lots of strikeouts and low-scoring games as it makes a run at a Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title and postseason success. Thursday afternoon the Clippers got just what they expected from Kaya, a contender for the Lorain County Miss Softball Read More…

H.S. Softball: Midview breaks out the bats, pounds Elyria Catholic

Elyria Catholic's Emily Hastings fields a ground ball hit to left field during a game against Midview on April 9. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Midview’s offense is already in midseason form. Catcher Cassie Haight led the way with four hits as the Middies scored in every inning of a 12-2, six-inning win over Elyria Catholic on Wednesday in the West Shore Conference opener for both teams. Midview (3-0, 1-0) pounded out 15 hits and could have Read More…

High school baseball: Midview rides fast start, Cody Callaway’s hot bat to 8-3 win over Elyria Catholic

Midview's Cody Callaway gets ready to tag out Elyria Catholic's Lukas Redmond as Redmond tries to steal second during Wednesday's West Shore Conference game. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Midview took the first step toward its goal of a third straight West Shore Conference title Wednesday with a convincing 8-3 victory at Elyria Catholic. The Panthers (4-2, 0-1 WSC) outhit the Middies 9-7 but didn’t get the clutch hits the winners did. Cody Callaway led Midview (1-0, 1-0) with a homer, double Read More…

High school softball: Ashlee Dahman homers, hits three doubles and drives in seven as Amherst cruises past Avon

Amherst's Lauren Farley slides in safely with a double as Avon's Alexis Dill catches the throw. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — It hasn’t been a long career, but Amherst’s Ashlee Dahman nevertheless had a career day Tuesday. The sophomore shortstop drilled a home run, three doubles and drove in seven runs as the Comets blanked Avon 9-0 in non-conference softball action. It was the Eagles’ season opener. Junior Zoe Beetler hurled a six-strikeout one-hitter Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Avon Lake jumps on Westlake early

Avon Lake catcher Brad Hamilton tags out Westlake's Kent Axcell at home plate. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

AVON LAKE — The Shoremen didn’t waste any time getting their offense rolling Tuesday against Westlake. Avon Lake’s leadoff hitter Jace Russell drove Andris Balodis’ first pitch of the game to the wall in right-center for a triple and he scored two pitches later on an RBI double by Jerry Campo. That set the tone Read More…

High school baseball: Good, bad for both teams on display as Elyria, Elyria Catholic split doubleheader

Elyria Catholic's Colt Schuler tags out Elyria's Jaeger Shaffstall at third base during Saturday's doubleheader. RAY RIEDEL/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Splitting doubleheaders sometimes brings out the best and worst in teams and Saturday’s city rivalry clash at George Day Field was a perfect example. Elyria Catholic and Elyria High had plenty of highs and lows on a sun-splashed but cool day on the south side of the city. Joe Begany’s three-run homer and Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Amherst attacks fastballs, rolls past North Ridgeville

Amherst second baseman Zack Bires misses the tag on North Ridgeville’s Nathan Colbert on Wednesday during the Comets’ 12-4 win. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — The Comets had some inside information and a definitive approach. Facing North Ridgeville ace left-hander Mike Martin, the Comets jumped on the first fastball they saw all game. Amherst had 11 hits and nine runs (four earned) against the hard-throwing senior in moving to 3-0 overall with a 12-4 victory Wednesday. The Comets Read More…

H.S. Softball: Young Pioneers look like veterans at the plate in 2-0 start

Elyria shortstop Kandis Laseke just misses a throw-out at second as Berea-Midpark's Sarah Raines slides safely for a steal. KRISTIN BAUER | CHORNICLE

ELYRIA — There are more freshmen and sophomores (eight) than juniors and seniors (seven) on Elyria’s softball roster this spring. And only two of the 15, the Laseke sisters, are seniors. Coach Ken Fenik said some of the younger players are still learning the skills they need to play at the varsity level. That apparently Read More…