April 20, 2014

Mostly sunny
Diamond Report
Monday April 14 Firelands at Keystone
Thursday April 17 Avon at Vermilion
Thursday April 24 Elyria Catholic at Midview
Friday April 25 Elyria at Amherst
Saturday April 26 Prebis Tournament
Keystone vs Bishop Hartley
Elyria vs North Canton Hoover
Monday April 28 Avon at Elyria Catholic
Tuesday April 29 Columbia at Clearview
Thursday May 01 Clearview at Keystone
Thursday May 08 Keystone at Columbia
Thursday May 08 Norwalk at Lorain
Saturday May 10 Elyria at Avon Lake

Games will be streamed on WEOL.com

High school baseball: Titans’ hopes gone in one ugly inning


EUCLID — After handing Euclid its only loss of the Lake Erie League season, Lorain knew Monday’s game was win or bust. For the Titans to earn at least a share of the LEL crown, they needed to sweep the Panthers. For five innings, the two teams battled through a nip-and-tuck game thanks to sterling Read More…

High school baseball notes: Lake Ridge freshman Niko Ortiz throws perfect game in 1st start


Lake Ridge’s Niko Ortiz set the bar high with his first high school start on the mound. The freshman pitched a perfect game against Lawrence, going five innings in a 20-0 mercy-rule victory. Ortiz threw only 62 pitches (an average of 12 an inning), which is all the more impressive when you learn that Ortiz Read More…

H.S. Softball: Midview holds off Columbia

EATON TWP. — Columbia had the bases loaded and the momentum in the top of the seventh Saturday against Midview. But was Middies coach Mike Ives worried? Nope, he figured he had something, too: Lexie Hamker in the circle. Hamker justified her coach’s faith in her when she got Blaze Pratt to ground out to Read More…

High school softball: Seniors Shore up key league win as North Ridgeville downs Avon

AVON — North Ridgeville was right where it wanted to be when it walked off the field Friday — on top of the West Shore Conference. The Rangers got all the offense they needed in the first three innings, scoring five times and holding on for a 7-4 win against Avon in a battle of Read More…

High school baseball: Steven Frye’s Pipe Yard power surge leads Midview past Lorain

LORAIN — The Pipe Yard has never been considered a hitter’s park. The fences are deep and the ball never seems to carry … especially in the damp spring air. Midview designated hitter Steven Frye probably wonders what all the fuss is about. Frye became the first batter in Pipe Yard history to hit multiple Read More…

Baseball: Streaking Firelands knocks off Keystone


PENFIELD TWP. — A slow start to the Patriot Athletic Conference portion of its schedule has had Firelands a few steps behind Keystone and Buckeye all season. But if things keep going the way they have been, the Falcons just might catch them. The Falcons won their seventh straight PAC game Thursday with a 5-3 Read More…

Softball: Avon Lake beats Westlake, remains tied for 1st place


AVON LAKE — If unearned runs were unrecorded runs, it might have been a different story. But as it turned out, Avon Lake’s two unearned runs weren’t the difference in its 6-1 Southwestern Conference win over Westlake on Thursday. The seventh-ranked Shoregals got the offense going late, and when they did it produced four runs Read More…

High school baseball: Lorain rides Kyle Stumphauzer’s knuckler to big conference win


LORAIN — Lorain senior knuckleball pitcher Kyle Stumphauzer came into Wednesday’s key Lake Erie League clash with Cleveland Heights having just thrown a one-hitter. Stumphauzer helped his Titans break the second-place tie with the Tigers and keep pace with first-place Euclid by doing it again. His outing and Adrian Calez’s day at the plate — Read More…

High school softball: Elyria keeps its edge over Medina, pulls out 1-0 win


MEDINA — Not much difference remains between the Elyria and Medina softball programs, but there’s still a difference. It was apparent once again Tuesday as the five-time Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division champion Pioneers made every play they had to in a 1-0 league win over the Bees. “That’s a great team right there,” Elyria Read More…

High school softball: Columbia edges Clearview in 10 innings, stays perfect in PAC


SHEFFIELD TWP. — It was everything and more you could expect in a showdown for first place in the Stripes Division of the Patriot Athletic Conference. Columbia held on to first place Tuesday by beating Clearview 5-2 in an epic battle that went three extra innings on a beautiful, sunny afternoon. The game was nearly Read More…