April 17, 2014

Diamond Report

Diamond Report

H.S. baseball: Keystone comes up clutch at plate, on mound to slip past Firelands, stay undefeated in PACHigh school softball: Keystone pounds out 17 hits against Firelands, stays undefeated, gets payback for district lossHigh school baseball: Brookside defeats Black River in rainy conditions after mix-up leads to late startH.S. Baseball: Elyria Catholic comfortable at Progressive Field, gives Highland big league beatdown
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

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Softball: Raiders’ Christine Lyzen and Pirates’ Dagmar Smith get along … off the diamond


SULLIVAN — Pitchers Christine Lyzen of Columbia and Dagmar Smith of Black River are summertime travel ball teammates and friends of longstanding. But put them in opposite dugouts during the high school season and all that teammate and buddy-buddy stuff goes on the back burner. They faced each other again Tuesday in a Patriot Athletic Read More…

Firelands softball coach stepping down to watch her daughter play in college


HENRIETTA TWP. — There was hardly a dry eye in the gym Friday afternoon after Judy Dostall called her Firelands softball players together and told them this is her final season as coach. They might have been downhearted at the time, but the Falcons responded well three days later. On Monday, with Dostall’s daughter, Sam, Read More…

Baseball: With 20 MLB scouts on hand, Middies ace throws no-hitter


EATON TWP. — Whenever Midview senior pitcher Eric Lauer takes the mound, it suddenly becomes an event. With at least 20 major league scouts putting up their radar guns with every pitch Monday, Lauer made sure he left an impression. Taking a perfect game into the fifth inning, Lauer (3-0) tossed his first no-hitter of Read More…

Softball: Avon wins fifth straight, improves to 4-0 in WSC


VERMILION — Longtime Avon coach Ken Matuszak knows how hard it is to go into Vermilion and walk away with win. He must not have bothered to share that lesson with his young team. Sophomore pitcher Anna Edwards struck out 11 Vermilion hitters and sophomore third baseman Ally Sumser drove in three runs as the Read More…

Softball: Firelands’ offense fails to show in pair of Showcase losses


AKRON — Firelands might want to ask for a partial refund of its entry fee for the 2013 Akron Racers Spring Showcase. After all, the Falcons only got to use half the diamond Sunday. Firelands managed just three hits in two games and didn’t advance a runner beyond first base in falling 6-0 to Cuyahoga Read More…

High school baseball notes: Return to roots helps Keystone’s Tyler Gullett blossom


Keystone had a banner season last year with a run to the Division III regionals, but with only five starters back, filling some holes was a must. Enter LaGrange resident Tyler Gullett, who transferred back to Keystone from St. Edward. Usually it’s the other way around with athletes leaving their friends and public school systems Read More…

High school baseball: Triple play gives Elyria a lift, helps salvage split with Avon Lake

ELYRIA — There was nothing typical about Saturday’s doubleheader at George Day Field. Two come-from-behind wins, four double plays the hard way and even a triple play highlighted action in temperatures more fitting for hockey than baseball. Elyria and Avon Lake split the day but getting to that point was the fun part unless you Read More…

High school softball: Elyria, Keystone win some, lose some, learn a lot at Classic

ASHLAND — Elyria and Keystone each scored a comeback victory Saturday as the 20th Wendy’s Classic wrapped up at Brookside Park. Playing in separate eight-team pools, the Lorain County schools also lost a Saturday game to split for the day and finish 2-1 for the tournament. Keystone’s first win was an administrative victory, decided by Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Elyria’s K.J. Allgood delivers when it counts to beat Amherst

ELYRIA — Baseball is all about the next at-bat, and Elyria’s K.J. Allgood took advantage of his. After an admittedly bad first six innings, Allgood thought he was going to be pinch-hit for in the seventh with the bases loaded. Pioneers coach Ed Piazza said he was ready to make the move until, “I saw Read More…

Baseball: Win over Vermilion has Midview feeling better about season


VERMILION — Midview coach Scott Jaloweic wasn’t thrilled with his team’s record going into Thursday’s game against West Shore Conference rival Vermilion. But following the Middies’ 9-2 rout of the Sailors, Jaloweic was a little happier than when he got off the bus. “It’s getting better,” Jaloweic said after the Middies improved to 5-3, 3-1 Read More…