April 28, 2015

Diamond Report
  • Thursday April 16 Amherst at Avon Lake
  • Wednesday April 22 Midview at Avon
  • Thursday April 23 EC at Vermilion
  • Saturday April 25 Keystone vs. Poland Seminary (10a softball LIVE at Prebis)
  • Saturday April 25 Midview vs. Westlake (12p softball LIVE at Prebis)
  • Saturday May 2 Elyria vs. Columbia (12p softball LIVE at Elyria Classic)
  • Monday May 4 Buckeye at Keystone
  • Thursday May 7 Clearview at Firelands

Games will be streamed on WEOL.com

High school baseball: Elyria Catholic rallies past Midview

Elyria Catholic's Lukas Redmon slips past Midview's Dylan Brister with the game-tying run in the fourth inning Thursday at Midview. EC rallied from 4-0 down to get the win in WSC play. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Never count out Elyria Catholic. Down all game, the Panthers tied the score in the sixth inning and scored the game-winning run in the top of the seventh to defeat Midview 5-4 in West Shore Conference action. Midview jumped on Elyria Catholic starting pitcher Joey Begany for a run in the first Read More…

H.S. Softball: Clearview senior pitches shutout, hits HR in win over Wellington

Clearview senior Sarah Kaya pitches against Wellington on Thursday during a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover matchup. The Clippers star had a huge day on the mound — throwing a shutout — and at the plate — going 
3-for-4 with a home run — to spark Clearview’s 7-0 victory. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The only thing Sarah Kaya didn’t do Thursday was sign the lineup card. The Clearview senior pitched a shutout and helped her own cause by going 3-for-4 with a solo home run as the Clippers defeated Wellington 7-0 in a Patriot Athletic Conference crossover game. Clearview (8-2) remained a perfect 7-0 in Read More…

High school baseball: Lutheran West downs Clearview in pitchers duel

Lutheran West’s Eric Szczepinski steals second base during the first inning of the Longhorns’ 4-2 win over Clearview on Wednesday in Rocky River.  STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ROCKY RIVER — Effective pitching in baseball is just like easy-to-market real estate in that it benefits from three important factors — location, location, location. That theory was proven brilliantly Wednesday as Lutheran West defeated Patriot Athletic Conference rival Clearview 4-2 in a thrilling pitchers duel. Like gunslingers in a spaghetti Western, Clearview ace Roger Read More…

High school softball: Brunswick routs Elyria

Elyria's Madison Fullmer hits a single for a basehit.  KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Brunswick junior Courtney Saville learned to pitch down in Virginia. This is probably not the spooky product of a force at work in the cosmos. But it’s at least an interesting coincidence that Saville was in the circle Wednesday afternoon when Elyria’s offense went south. Saville pitched a five-hitter in which she struck Read More…

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…