May 24, 2015

Mostly sunny
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

Sectional Softball: Clearview gets revenge for last year’s loss to Firelands

Clearview pitcher Sarah Kaya throws against the Firelands Falcons during a Division II sectional final Friday afternoon. The Clippers won 10-0. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The recipe for winning playoff softball isn’t especially complicated. Begin with a prime cut of outstanding pitching. Add in a heaping helping of timely hitting and garnish with solid fundamentals. And then add a light drizzle of pure Lorain Country spring rain for good measure. On Friday afternoon, the Clearview Clippers prepared Read More…

Sectional Softball: North Ridgeville pitcher uses season-best outing to blank Lorain

North Ridgeville’s Nicole Andrews delivers against Lorain on Friday during the Rangers’ 13-0 victory in a 
Division I sectional tournament opener.
Andrews gave up just one hit while striking out 12 Titans. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Nicole Andrews picked the perfect day to have her best pitching performance of the season. Andrews came within three outs of pitching a five-inning perfect game, but settled for a one-hitter in North Ridgeville’s 13-0 mercy-rule win over Lorain in a Division I sectional opener Friday. Andrews befuddled Lorain’s hitters, striking out Read More…

Sectional Baseball: Marques Inman throws 1-hitter, gets 2 hits in Elyria’s 3-0 win over Lakewood

Elyria’s Marques Inman delivers Friday during his one-hit masterpiece against Lakewood in a 3-0 victory. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — After Elyria started the season by losing 10 of 13 games, the team held a players-only meeting to clear the air. The Pioneers emerged with a different attitude, deciding to come together and rely on each other. Junior Marques Inman put the Pioneers on his shoulders Friday and carried them to the Division Read More…

Sectional Softball: Oberlin freshman Kenzy Tallman hits 2 homers in 9-8 win over Wellington

WELLINGTON — You’ll understand if Oberlin’s freshman right fielder is standing especially tall this morning. Kenzy Tallman’s towering three-run homer in the third inning got the Phoenix offense rolling in its Division III sectional final Friday at chilly Community Park. Then with her team trailing 8-6 in the seventh, Tallman drilled a two-run shot that Read More…

Sectional Baseball: Amherst executes squeeze play, beats Midview in 9 innings

Amherst center fielder Rees Rua, left, is congratulated by right fielder Brad Hagerich on Thursday after making a diving catch during the Comets’ 10-9 win in nine innings. KRISTIN/BAUER/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — Thanks to the finicky gods of Ohio weather, the Division I sectional baseball final between Midview and Amherst had more fits and starts than a Kardashian wedding. Scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, it was postponed, rescheduled, postponed again, reset dangerously close to proms and the weekend, called off again, reset hours later. But when Read More…

High school baseball: Wellington grabs early lead before Elyria Catholic chips away for victory

Elyria Catholic's pitcher Aaron Vazquez pitches against Wellington. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — It was a rough start but Elyria Catholic was more than happy with how things turned out. Freshman pitcher Andrew Abrohamowicz lasted just a third of an inning for his second consecutive start, allowing four runs on just one hit while walking four, as the second-seeded Panthers fell behind seventh-seeded Wellington. That was Read More…

High School Baseball: Senior hits two-out single to give Avon Lake win, sectional title

AVON — Avon Lake’s Kyle Kuhar didn’t want Wednesday’s game to be his last. So the senior delivered a game-winning two-out RBI single in the top of the eighth inning to lead the Shoremen past Avon 2-1 in a Lorain Division I sectional final played at All Pro Freight Stadium. “I just wanted to get Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria halts late North Olmsted rally

Elyria’s Jaeger Shaffstall makes it into home safely as North Olmsted catcher Joe Keleman reaches for the ball in the second inning of Tuesday’s Division I sectional opener at Victory Park. Elyria won. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Just as North Olmsted began a seventh-inning rally in its Division I sectional game against Elyria at Victory Sports Park, a bright rainbow appeared beyond left field, which seemed like a good sign for the Eagles. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow turned out to be under the Read More…

High school baseball: Midview pulls away from North Ridgeville with five-run fifth inning, wins sectional opener

Midview’s Cody Callaway gets ready to tag out North Ridgeville’s Nolan Freeman at second base during Tuesday’s Division I sectional opener. Midview picked up a 7-3 win. KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — What started as a pitchers’ duel exploded in the fifth inning Tuesday afternoon as Midview emerged with a 7-3 win over North Ridgeville in a sectional opener on a hot and windy day. Midview (13-11) advanced to today’s sectional final at Amherst. Both starting pitchers were nearly perfect in the first four Read More…

High school softball: Westlake takes Falcon Quad Invitational championship

Westlake’s Erin Brown delivers a pitch Saturday during a victory over Vermilion in the championship game. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

SOUTH AMHERST — Southwestern Conference contender Westlake nearly pulled a huge upset when it battled the state’s third-ranked Brecksville Bees on Thursday. Then the Demons, who wound up losing a one-run heartbreaker on the road, nearly became upset victims themselves Saturday. They finally wiggled off the hook and went home with the Falcon Quad Invitational Read More…