July 29, 2015

Diamond Report
  • Thursday April 16 Amherst at Avon Lake
  • Wednesday April 22 Midview at Avon
  • Thursday April 23 EC at Vermilion
  • Saturday April 25 Keystone vs. Poland Seminary (10a softball LIVE at Prebis)
  • Saturday April 25 Midview vs. Westlake (12p softball LIVE at Prebis)
  • Saturday May 2 Elyria vs. Columbia (12p softball LIVE at Elyria Classic)
  • Monday May 4 Buckeye at Keystone
  • Thursday May 7 Clearview at Firelands

Games will be streamed on WEOL.com

High school softball: Katie Lew lifts Westlake past Amherst

Westlake High School pitcher Katie Lew (2) pitches against Amherst on Thursday night, April 30. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

WESTLAKE — On a chilly and windy Thursday night, junior pitcher Katie Lew and seniors Lainey McCue and Rachel May turned in a baking soda performance for Westlake in a 2-0 win over Amherst. That’s right, they were the arm and hammer for the Demons, who improved to 16-4, 7-2 in the Southwestern Conference. Amherst Read More…

High school baseball: Tanner Doenges delivers game-winner as Avon edges Elyria Catholic in battle of state-ranked teams

Avon High School's Ethan St. Clair (23) slides safely into third base as Elyria Catholic High School third baseman Colt Schuler (5) jumpst to attempt to catch an over-thrown ball and still make the tag on Wednesday evening, April 29. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — For 130 pitches, Elyria Catholic sophomore right-hander Andrew Abrahamowicz did his job. On his 131st pitch, Avon catcher Tanner Doenges did his job a little better. Doenges lined a 2-1 fastball into center field, driving in Tommy Kocar and Tim Moroz to lift Avon to a 5-4 walk-off West Shore Conference victory at Read More…

High school softball: Firelands edges Wellington in 9 innings … again

Firelands's Alexis Shick tags out Wellington Hailey Brasee at third base in the second inning of a game April 28. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SOUTH AMHERST — Extra-inning softball thrillers may be repetitive for Firelands and Wellington lately. But there’s nothing monotonous about them. On Tuesday, for the second straight day, the Falcons defeated the Dukes in a nine-inning Patriot Athletic Conference game. The score was 7-6, thanks to Hailey Blankenship’s ninth-inning single to the gap in left-center that Read More…

H.S. Softball: Amherst gets long-awaited victory over Keystone with 3-2 win at Prebis Memorial

KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE                                    
Amherst High School's Ashley Cogdell (2) bats against St. Francis DeSales High School on Saturday afternoon, April 25.

LAGRANGE — The phrase “Game of the Century” is usually reserved for college football matchups that are hyped for weeks, or even months, in advance. The Amherst softball team had its “Game of the Century” on short notice Saturday when it stunned Keystone 3-2 on the Wildcats’ home field at the Prebis Memorial Classic. Senior Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame: Elyria’s 2002 softball team made memorable run to state championship

The 2002 Elyria High School softball team won a state championship.

Those who saw the winning run score aren’t likely to forget the moment. It was one of the most memorable in Elyria sports history. And for those who weren’t in Ashland’s Brookside Park on that hot June afternoon in 2002, there is The Picture. It appeared in The Chronicle-Telegram the next morning, on June 9, Read More…

High school baseball: Vermilion edges EC in 8 innings

VERMILION — Elyria Catholic coach Bruce Lisicky weighed his options and went back to the well. Turns out he went back once too often. After replacing junior reliever Colt Schuler with one out in the sixth inning and the Panthers clinging to a one-run lead, Lisicky brought him back to the mound from third base Read More…

High school softball: Pitching in the spotlight at Prebis Classic

For area softball fans or college scouts passing through town, this has to be one of the best weekends of the year. The collection of pitching talent that will take the field at the Prebis Memorial Classic beginning today in LaGrange and Wellington could be the best in the 10-year history of the event. This Read More…

High school softball: Columbia edges Black River, stays perfect in PAC

Tori Smart pitches for Columbia in a game at Black River on Thursday, April 23. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

SULLIVAN TWP. — Despite wearing coats over their uniforms to ward off temperatures in the 30s, Columbia was hot at the right times Thursday in downing Black River 4-3 in a Patriot Athletic Conference game. Columbia, which improved to 10-2 overall and 8-0 in the Stripes Division, came up with the winning run without a Read More…

H.S. Softball: Avon freshman Tina Clark beats Midview with 3-run homer in 7th inning

Avon's Dani Austinson hits an RBI double in first inning of a game at Midview on April 22. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Down to its last out and down by a run, Avon was about out of chances to stay unbeaten in the West Shore Conference. But freshman Tina Clark seized the final opportunity, making her first career home run even more memorable. Aided by a strong wind that contributed to home runs by Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Keystone overcomes cold to clobber Cardinals, keep pace in PAC Stars

Keystone High School pitcher Denny Szalai (20) pitches against Brookside High School on Wednesday evening, April 22. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

SHEFFIELD — Neither wind, nor snow, nor frozen fingers could keep Keystone from rounding the bases against Brookside in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game Wednesday. The Wildcats put up seven runs in the second and third innings on the way to a 12-0 six-inning win to keep the pressure on division-leading Firelands. Keystone Read More…