April 29, 2016

Elyria
Rain
45°F
 
Diamond Report

Diamond Report

High school softball: Elyria rocks SolonSoftball: Keystone freshman Sydney Campbell shuts out BuckeyeHigh school baseball: Ortiz sparks Lake Ridge to emotional shutout win over Open DoorHigh school baseball: Lutheran West downs Columbia in PAC Stripes Division tilt

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High school softball: Freshman Madison Oberg has day to remember on mound, at plate to lead Amherst past Middies

EATON TWP. — Madison Oberg’s first varsity start was one she won’t soon forget. Facing a high-powered Midview offense, the Amherst freshman held the Middies to five hits as the Comets rolled to an 8-2 Southwestern Conference win. Amherst (2-0, 2-0) fell behind early when Midview scored a pair of first-inning runs but nothing fazed Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Avon rally helps sophomore Ryan Socha pick up 1st victory in win over EC

AVON — There’s no escaping garbage time for Ryan Socha. As a sophomore on the Avon baseball team, one of his duties is to help clean up the dugouts and field after games. There was nothing messy, however, about the four innings he spent on the pitcher’s mound Tuesday against Elyria Catholic. Socha allowed just Read More…

H.S. Softball: Leah Lamonica homers early, propels Columbia to season-opening win over Avon

AVON — Opening day brings excitement along with a fair share of jitters for just about any athlete. Columbia’s Leah Lamonica wasted no time taking care of her jitters, clubbing a two-run homer in her first at-bat of the season to help the Raiders down Avon 6-3 on a chilly Tuesday afternoon. “It was definitely Read More…

High school softball: Elyria pounds Euclid in season opener

ELYRIA — Dominating pitching, timely hitting and aggressive base running — Elyria couldn’t have asked for a much better way to kick off the 2016 season. Except maybe for doing all of the above on a warm, sunny day. Pioneers senior Elizabeth Ellis pitched a three-hit shutout and also contributed to her own cause with Read More…

High School Baseball Preview: Clearview’s Antonio Bennett can steal bases — and do so much more

Clearview senior Antonio Bennett is known for his base stealing prowess. He has stolen 63 consecutive bases and has 81 over his first three years in a Clippers uniform. What area fans may not realize is that Bennett is also a .500 hitter and has been among the area leaders in most offensive categories for Read More…

H.S. Softball: Maranda Morrison, Avon Lake get off to fast start with doubleheader sweep of Wellington

AVON LAKE — When Avon Lake needed a big hit Saturday, shortstop Maranda Morrison was there. When the Shoregals needed a big defensive play, Morrison was there. When Morrison was on the base paths, she moved so fast no one was sure where she was. Morrison’s defense helped send Game 1 into extra innings and Read More…

H.S. Baseball: St. Ed’s Jaret Edwards no-hits Westlake in season-opening 2-0 win

OBERLIN — St. Edward senior Jaret Edwards did his best Bob Feller impersonation Saturday afternoon. On opening day of the high school baseball season, Edwards threw a no-hitter in a 2-0 non-conference win over Westlake at Oberlin College’s Dill Field. Feller, the legendary Indians pitcher, is the only major leaguer to throw a no-hitter on Read More…

High school softball: Midview hopes to again be one of county’s top offensive teams

Remember all those old notions about softball being a game of defense and pitching? Well, Midview is busy smacking them down one base hit at a time. The Middies return the bulk of their offensive firepower from a group that hit .396 as a team in 2015 as they prepare to make a run at Read More…

High school softball: Keystone has plenty of returning talent

Keystone advanced to the state softball Final Four last spring with one senior on the roster — catcher-outfielder Liz Hayes. The Wildcats went no further than a 4-0 Division II semifinal loss to Hebron Lakewood, in which they managed just one hit and sent the minimum 21 batters to the plate. It was a disappointing Read More…

College signings: Keystone’s Summer Constable and Destiny Weber headed to Big Ten to play softball

LAGRANGE — Some schools go years without having a student-athlete sign to play in the Big Ten. Keystone had two sign within a matter of seconds Thursday. Wildcats softball players Destiny Weber and Summer Constable signed their national letters of intent to play at Penn State and Purdue, respectively, in a ceremony in the Keystone Read More…