April 30, 2016

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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: 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…

High school baseball: Former Fairview and John Carroll player, area assistant coach to lead Midview program

Todd Ratica and Midview have crossed paths many times during his baseball career, first as a player at Fairview High School and then during his six years as a high school assistant coach. Now those paths are headed in the same direction. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Ratica will be formally recommended to the board of Read More…

Keystone’s Sammie Stefan to play softball at Maryland

When Keystone junior Sammie Stefan was growing up, one of her goals was to play college softball at the Division I level. Later she refined that goal. She wanted to play softball in the Big Ten. On Saturday she got her wish when she orally committed to the University of Maryland. “It was a pretty Read More…

EC’s Abrahamowicz chooses Nebraska to play baseball

Even though Nebraska gave him all the time he wanted, Andrew Abrahamowicz didn’t take long to make his decision. Abrahamowicz, who just completed his sophomore year with Elyria Catholic, has orally committed to pitch for Nebraska in the spring of 2018, accepting a scholarship offer from the school. He said the coaches were one of Read More…

Baseball: Lorain’s Xavier Moore commits to play at Ohio State

Lorain pitcher/shortstop Xavier Moore admitted he was never a big Ohio State fan growing up. That has changed. Moore, who recently finished his sophomore year with the Titans, announced his commitment to Ohio State on July 16. The Buckeyes beat out Michigan, Cincinnati, Kent State and Xavier for the services of the Titans’ pitching ace Read More…

High school softball: Keystone’s Sammie Stefan and Summer Constable pick up All-American honors

Only 48 high school softball players across the country earn a spot on the All-American team each season and this year two of those players call Keystone home. Sophomore third baseman Sammie Stefan was named to the second team and junior shortstop Summer Constable to the third team Thursday when the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Read More…

High school baseball: Area all-stars enjoy game despite result

AKRON — A select group of local players got a chance to put their high school uniforms on one final time and get a brief taste of what it’s like to play on a professional field Wednesday at the 2015 Northeast Ohio Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game. Elyria coach Ed Piazza led the Lorain-Ashland-Medina all-stars Read More…

Wright claims he was done wrong by Vermilion

Vermilion softball coach Roger Wright said he was fired last week after being told he would return next season. Wright said athletic director Andrew Stillman told him he would be back for his eighth season, but later received a call from superintendant Phil Pempin saying he was out. “I talked to the superintendent on the Read More…

College Softball: Keystone’s Lauren Shaw picks Iowa, adds to list of Wildcats headed for Big Ten

Keystone High School may want to put in a bid to host future Big Ten softball tournaments. After all, it is providing a disproportionate amount of the talent. On Wednesday, Wildcats sophomore Lauren Shaw orally committed to the University of Iowa, joining Summer Constable (Purdue) and Destiny Weber (Penn State) as Big Ten recruits on Read More…