November 29, 2015

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Diamond Report

Diamond Report

High school baseball: Area all-stars enjoy game despite resultCollege Softball: Keystone’s Lauren Shaw picks Iowa, adds to list of Wildcats headed for Big TenHigh school softball: Avon’s Anna Edwards second to win coaches’ player of the year award and Miss SoftballBaseball: Elyria High’s Marques Inman has bright future on the diamond
Friday 8/28 Midview at Lorain   AM930/Stream 1
Friday 8/28 Elyria at Avon Lake Stream 2 
Friday 9/4 Elyria at Lorain AM930/ Stream 1 
Friday 9/4 Columbia at Wellington Stream 2
Saturday 9/5 Elyria Catholic at C.C.C AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 9/11 Vermilion at Firelands AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 9/11 Avon at North Olmsted Stream 2
Saturday 9/12 Brookside at Western Reserve Stream 2
Thursday 9/17 Elyria Catholic at Valley Forge AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 9/18 Midview at Avon AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 9/18 Lutheran West at Keystone Stream 2
Friday 9/25 Black River at Columbia AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 9/25 Avon Lake at North Ridgeville Stream 2
Friday 10/2 Black River at Keystone AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/2 Amherst at Avon Lake Stream 2
Saturday 10/3 Elyria Catholic at Holy Name AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/9 North Ridgeville at Avon AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/9 Clearview at Columbia Stream 2
Friday 10/16 Solon at Elyria AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/16 Amherst at Avon Stream 2
Friday 10/23 TBD AM930/ Stream 1
Friday 10/30 TBD AM930/ Stream 1

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H.S. Softball Regional Preview: Keystone looks to make more history, another trip to state Final Four

Keystone seniors, from left, Morgan McNulty, Emily Cornish, Carleigh Herrington, Jenny Schaffer and Nicole Neri are looking for a state title to go with the one they won as sophomores. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

It could have scarcely escaped one’s attention that the Keystone softball program makes history every so often. In 1999, it became Lorain County’s first to win a state championship. In 2006, it was the county’s first to win two state titles and the first — and still only in the history of the state tournament Read More…

Baseball: Lorain County All Stars split doubleheader

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VERMILION — All-star games are usually all about offense, as players concentrate on having fun —and that means scoring runs. But the annual Lorain County Baseball Senior All-Star doubleheader Saturday at Vermilion High School had the pitchers in the spotlight on a beautiful, sunny late-spring day. Consider Amherst’s Justin Mott—announced as Lorain County’s “Mr. Baseball” Read More…

Amherst’s Justin Mott named Lorain County Mr. Baseball

Justin Mott was named  Lorain County Mr. Baseball. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

VERMILION — Amherst’s Justin Mott had no idea. Mott received one of the best surprises of his life Saturday when he was named Lorain County’s Mr. Baseball before the senior all-star games at Vermilion High School. “It’s a good feeling,” Mott said. “I didn’t even think I was in the running for it or wasn’t Read More…

High school softball: Power boost carries Keystone past Buckeye to 27th district championship

Keystone’s Carleigh Herrington, middle, gets a high five as teammates celebrate after her home run Friday. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Keystone defeated Buckeye for the third time this season Friday afternoon, but this time it was different. For one thing, it secured the second-ranked Wildcats’ 27th district championship — 13th in the last 14 seasons — and a spot in the Division II regional tournament in Bucyrus next week. And unlike the first Read More…

District Softball: Pioneers find special meaning in 10th straight district title

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Elyria has made winning district championships an annual tradition, as much a part of May as Memorial Day and the Indianapolis 500. But the 5-0 win over Midview on Thursday in the Division I North Ridgeville district final — Elyria’s 10th straight title — still felt special. It could have been because Read More…

District Softball: Keystone comes alive, rallies past Cloverleaf with big blasts

Keystone's Mekenah Peters rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the third inning on Thursday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Keystone, the state’s second-ranked Division II squad, found itself in a jam against sub-.500 Cloverleaf on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats trailed the Colts 3-1 in the fifth inning of their district semifinal at Community Park, and Cloverleaf pitcher Sierra Pickett was working on a two-hitter. In the end, it took two freshmen, a Read More…

District softball: Clearview has chances, can’t convert

Clearview’s Taleiyia Jackson tags out Buckeye’s Abby Cooper at second base Thursday. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Brad Bournival The Chronicle-Telegram LaGRANGE TWP. — Clearview looked for that timely base hit Thursday. It never came. The Clippers wanted that clutch third out to end a scoring threat. Twice they came up empty. As a result, second-seeded Clearview lost 4-2 to sixth-seeded Buckeye in a Division II district semifinal. The Clippers were trying Read More…

Division II baseball: Keystone wins 4th straight district championship

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PARMA HTS. — Keystone knew the road to a fourth straight district championship was going to be a lot tougher this season. But the Wildcats, who moved up to Division II this year, were able to get it done, scratching out a 3-1 district final win over Benedictine on Wednesday at Cuyahoga Community College’s Mottl Read More…

District softball: Amanda Beursken’s record-setting home run provides spark as Midview upsets Westlake

Midview’s Amanda Beursken watches the ball after connecting on a three-run home run in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s district semifinal win over Westlake. It was Beursken’s Lorain County-record 26th career home run. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

Midview senior Amanda Beursken provided her team with a huge lift Wednesday against top-seeded Westlake — and made Lorain County softball history in the process. Beursken crushed a high, outside pitch over the center-field fence at North Ridgeville High School for a three-run homer in the fourth inning that propelled the third-seeded Middies to a Read More…

District softball: Elyria proves coach wrong, makes it back to district final with win over second-seeded Amherst

Elyria's Veronica Zack slides safely into second as Amherst's Sarah Miller catches the throw. CHRISTY LEGEZA/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Somewhere around the midpoint of the softball schedule, the Elyria Pioneers were struggling with an up-and-down season. Coach Ken Fenik told his players if they continued to play as they had been, they would finish with a less than Elyria-like record. So he predicted what that record would be, wrote the prediction Read More…