April 19, 2014

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

Keystone’s Tyler Gullett headed to Toledo to play baseball

LAGRANGE — Following a stellar junior baseball season, Keystone’s Tyler Gullett was hopeful to have his college search finalized before his senior year began. After visiting Toledo, Bowling Green and Dayton over the past few weeks, Gullett made up his mind Sunday morning, orally committing to Toledo. “I’m just ecstatic right now,” Gullett said. “It’s Read More…

All-star team with Lorain County players ends up on wrong end of good old-fashioned pitching gem at Progressive Field

CLEVELAND — Every year the players in the Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches All-Star Games play under the names of former Cleveland championship baseball teams. All but one of Lorain County’s 21 representatives were grouped together on a team named the 1920 Indians to face the 1948 Indians, which featured players from Cleveland’s southeastern suburbs and Read More…

All-star softball: Final games fun, bittersweet

WELLINGTON — The players who spent their senior seasons guiding their teams to the state finals and to lofty state rankings had one last chance to shine Tuesday in the 27th Annual Lorain County All-Star Games at Wellington Community Park. Elyria’s Alexis Roseboro’s RBI double led the way in the Red team’s 2-0 win over Read More…

One more double: Elyria High’s Caitlyn Minney first to win Miss Softball and Lorain County coaches’ top player award


WELLINGTON — She spent two seasons with Elyria, pitched the Pioneers to two conference and two district championships, led them through two regionals into a pair of Division I Final Four appearances and, this year, to the state championship game. On Tuesday night at Wellington Community Park she received two prestigious awards at the annual Read More…

Division I state softball final: Elyria shut out by North Canton Hoover


AKRON — If there was a shadow of doubt Saturday morning about who has the best softball team in Ohio, there was certainly none by early afternoon. Top-ranked and undefeated North Canton Hoover, on its way to a three-peat as Division I state champion, resolved the issue with a remarkably easy 7-0 victory over No. Read More…

Division III state softball final: Columbia rally comes too late in 3-2 loss to Bloom-Carroll


AKRON — Columbia didn’t change anything Saturday during its first appearance on softball’s biggest stage. The Raiders played the same way they played all season — battling until the final out. But Columbia ran out of innings before it could figure out Bloom-Carroll pitcher Tarin Alvelo and a frantic seventh-inning rally wasn’t enough in a Read More…

H.S. Softball State Semifinal: Columbia reaches 1st final in school history, plays for title today


AKRON — If they’re still partying in Columbia Township this morning, there’s a good reason. Two clutch hits gave Columbia High the power it needed Friday to advance to a state championship game for the first time in any sport. The fourth-ranked Raiders (29-4) were representing the school in a state semifinal for the first Read More…

High school softball: Elyria endures long day, finally downs Mason to make state final


AKRON — Behind freshman Carly Bachna’s extra-base hitting and senior Caitlyn Minney’s three-hit shutout pitching, Elyria rolled into a Division I state championship Thursday night. The third-ranked Pioneers defeated Mason of the Cincinnati area, 5-0, to earn yet another title game shot at nemesis No. 1, undefeated North Canton Hoover at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Read More…

Success is contagious at Columbia High School: Softball leading the way for a whole slate of winning teams

COLUMBIA STATION — The smallest public high school in Lorain County packed quite an athletic punch this school year. While the Columbia High School softball team will play Columbus Bishop Ready today in a Division III state semifinal, that success is just the latest, and the biggest, in an impressive list of athletic accolades earned Read More…

High school baseball: Midview’s Eric Lauer, Firelands’ Joe San Felippo, Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany and Keystone’s Tyler Gulett make first team All-Ohio

San Felippo

Four area high school baseball players received All-Ohio first-team honors this week from the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Midview’s Eric Lauer made it in Division I, Joe San Felippo of Firelands in Division II, and Keystone’s Tyler Gullett and Elyria Catholic’s Joey Begany in Division III. The All-Ohio award caps a terrific career Read More…