December 19, 2014

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Diamond Report

Diamond Report

College signing: Amherst’s Ashlee Dahman to play softball at UConnKeystone’s Carleigh Herrington named Lorain County Miss SoftballAll-Lorain County softball: Beursken, Kaya and Minarchick named area’s top playersClearview’s Sarah Kaya named softball Player of the Year
MondayApril 14Firelands at Keystone
ThursdayApril 17Avon at Vermilion
ThursdayApril 24Elyria Catholic at Midview
FridayApril 25Elyria at Amherst
SaturdayApril 26Prebis Tournament
Keystone vs Bishop Hartley
Elyria vs North Canton Hoover
MondayApril 28Avon at Elyria Catholic
Tuesday April 29Columbia at Clearview
ThursdayMay 01Clearview at Keystone
ThursdayMay 08Keystone at Columbia
ThursdayMay 08Norwalk at Lorain
SaturdayMay 10Elyria at Avon Lake

Games will be streamed on WEOL.com

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…

District baseball: Three error-aided runs enough to end EC’s season

Elyria Catholic's Joey Begany, center, and Noah Bland try to tag out Independence's Brett Teare. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

OBERLIN — The three runs may have been unearned, but unfortunately for Elyria Catholic pitcher Joey Begany, those runs still counted on the scoreboard. Independence scored a pair of unearned runs in the first, then, after Brycen Wise reached on a two-out error, pushed the winning run across in the bottom of the seventh in Read More…

District baseball: Kendle Stiner shuts down Buckeye as Keystone closes in on another trip to regionals

Keystone’s Kendle Stiner delivers Tuesday in a 2-1 win over Buckeye. He pitched a complete game, striking out seven. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

PARMA HTS. — Keystone is just one win away from its fourth district championship in a row. The Wildcats scratched out a 2-1 win over Buckeye on Tuesday in a Division II district semifinal played at Cuyahoga Community College’s Mottl Field. Keystone (22-5) advanced to play Benedictine today at Tri-C at 5 p.m. in the Read More…

District baseball: Amherst resident Jon Laird leads St. Edward past Comets in district final

Amherst’s Kody Bledsoe slides back safely into first base on Tuesday vs. St. Edward. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The final score was much different, but there was an identical subplot. The afternoon after Avon Lake resident Michael Cuva pitched St. Edward past Avon Lake in the Division I district semifinal, Amherst resident Jon Laird shut down Amherst, earning the Eagles a district title and trip to the Bowling Green regional tournament Read More…