June 26, 2016

Elyria
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Diamond Report

Diamond Report

High school softball: Keystone’s Summer Constable and Destiny Weber close careers with top Lorain County awards(UPDATED) Division II state softball semifinal: Keystone shatters softballs, records on way to 18-0 victory over RossHigh school softball: Madi Cendrosky, Paige Hartley not always in spotlight, but they’re key Keystone contributorsHigh school softball: Seniors bought into what new coach was selling three years ago, now Amherst is in the state semifinals

Games will be streamed on WEOL.com

District Softball: Amherst knocks off Elyria, returns to regional for first time since 1999

AVON LAKE — For Amherst fans, the Division I district championship game Tuesday against Elyria was truly the “Game of the Century.” The Comets needed a three-run rally in the sixth inning to win their first district title since 1999, defeating the Pioneers 6-3. Amherst (23-5) trailed 3-1 heading in the bottom of the fifth Read More…

District Softball: Keystone executes plan perfectly, blanks Buckeye 9-0 to advance

LAGRANGE — Jim Piazza’s philosophy is a simple one. “We talk about right now,” said Piazza, the 14-year coach at softball power Keystone. “Every game, we want to score first. The first inning is very important. If we’re home, 1-2-3 and come up and score runs, execute and then the rest of the game we’ve Read More…

Division I district softball: Elyria gets revenge on Westlake

AVON LAKE — The battle between Elizabeth Ellis’ Elyria Pioneers and Katie Lew’s Westlake Demons had a familiar feel. The two pitchers dueled on the same field last year in the district final, with Lew and the Demons taking advantage of five Elyria errors and blistering Ellis for 10 hits to end the Pioneers’ district Read More…

Division III district baseball: Fast start, strong outing from Andrew Abrahamowicz carry Elyria Catholic past Trinity

LAKEWOOD — With ace pitcher Andrew Abrahamowicz on the mound, Elyria Catholic didn’t figure to need much offense to get past Trinity in its Division III district semifinal matchup at Lakewood High School. So when the top-seeded Panthers were able to get to Trojans starter Clay Anderson for four runs in the first inning it Read More…

Division II sectional baseball: Clearview comes through for injured teammate, beats Brookside to advance to district

OBERLIN — Forget winning one for the “Gipper,” Clearview won one for the Clipper on Monday in a Division II sectional final at Oberlin College’s Dill Field. That would be Andrai Wright, the Clippers’ first baseman and clean-up hitter, who was struck in the face by a baseball in a freak pregame accident and taken Read More…

High school baseball: Brookside rides the wind, big home runs to win over Keystone in Division II sectional opener

PENFIELD TWP. — On a windy day at Penfield Recreation Park, Brookside’s bats found the jet stream and sent the Cardinals soaring into Monday’s Division II sectional final. Dudley Taw and Tim Ackerman had huge home runs as Brookside rallied past Keystone 7-4 in a sectional opener. It was the eighth-seeded Cardinals’ third win of Read More…

Sectional Baseball: Cam Large comes up huge as Midview rallies, beats Avon Lake 6-5 in 7th inning

EATON TWP. — Tournament wins don’t get much larger than Midview’s 6-5 Division I sectional final victory over Avon Lake on Thursday. Middies senior shortstop Cam Large came up big twice. A two-run double in the sixth got his team back into the game, and he flared a ball to the opposite field in the Read More…

Sectional Softball: Elyria Catholic hurries back to district with 7-0 win over Oberlin

ELYRIA — Everything happened so fast Thursday in the Division III sectional final between Elyria Catholic and Oberlin that the Panthers might have needed a little while to realize they’re on their way back to the district tournament. Elyria Catholic (16-11) needed only 61 minutes to defeat the Phoenix 7-0 and advance to Wednesday’s district Read More…

High school baseball: In offensive slugfest, Truelson’s glove work makes difference for North Ridgeville

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — In a game that included 15 runs and 20 hits, North Ridgeville’s Evan Truelson and his glove provided a huge lift with the game on the line for the Rangers in their Division I sectional opener against North Olmsted at Victory Sports Park. Truelson started a 3-2-3 double play against the Eagles Read More…

Division I sectional baseball: Evan Shawver shows he has the right stuff in battle of left-handers as Amherst tops Elyria 1-0

AMHERST — A pair of lefties were much better than all right Wednesday in Amherst’s 1-0 win over Elyria in a Division I sectional opener. One run in the bottom of the first held up for Amherst and sophomore Evan Shawver as the Comets got past Elyria and hard-luck junior Jamaris Cook at the Comets’ Read More…