March 29, 2015

Diamond Report

Diamond Report

College signing: Amherst’s Ashlee Dahman to play softball at UConnKeystone’s Carleigh Herrington named Lorain County Miss SoftballAll-Lorain County softball: Beursken, Kaya and Minarchick named area’s top playersClearview’s Sarah Kaya named softball Player of the Year
MondayApril 14Firelands at Keystone
ThursdayApril 17Avon at Vermilion
ThursdayApril 24Elyria Catholic at Midview
FridayApril 25Elyria at Amherst
SaturdayApril 26Prebis Tournament
Keystone vs Bishop Hartley
Elyria vs North Canton Hoover
MondayApril 28Avon at Elyria Catholic
Tuesday April 29Columbia at Clearview
ThursdayMay 01Clearview at Keystone
ThursdayMay 08Keystone at Columbia
ThursdayMay 08Norwalk at Lorain
SaturdayMay 10Elyria at Avon Lake

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H.S. Softball: Westlake can’t find big hit in big game

Westlake’s Erin Brown slides safely into third as Brecksville’s Dani D’Anna jumps for the ball in the fourth inning Thursday. Brecksville edged the Demons 2-1 to take a two-game lead on the Demons in the race for the SWC crown. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS — While Brecksville still has three conference games left, the Bees’ 2-1 win Thursday over Westlake definitely had the feel of a Southwestern Conference championship game. The Demons, who only had one SWC loss coming in — also to Brecksville — gave the Bees all they could handle for seven innings thanks to Read More…

High school softball: Midview downs Avon to claim share of WSC title

Avon third baseman Alexis Dill tags out Midview's Morgan Hamker as she attempted to steal third base. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Midview scored three unearned runs with two outs in the seventh inning to squeeze past Avon on Wednesday afternoon in a memorable West Shore Conference showdown. With a 3-2 victory, the Middies (17-3, 12-0 WSC) clinched at least a share of the conference title, their seventh in coach Mike Ives’ nine seasons. Read More…

High school baseball: Brecksville’s Dellavalle improves to 4-0 vs. Amherst

Amherst’s Jordan Williams runs down a flyball during the Comets’ game against Brecksville on Wednesday. The Bees won 5-0. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — You could say Brecksville pitcher Perry Dellavalle has Amherst’s number. But then you could also say the senior right-hander has everybody’s number. The 5-0 shutout of the Comets on Wednesday ran his record to 10-0 the last two seasons against all opponents — 4-0 this spring. Against Amherst, he is 4-0 the past Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Michael Velez goes all 10 innings as Lorain beats Euclid, moves into first-place tie in Lake Erie League

Lorain's Michael Velez pitched all 10 innings Tuesday as Lorain outlasted Euclid, 2-1, in a key Lake Erie League game. KRISTIN BAUER | CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The Titans were all-in Tuesday at The Pipe Yard. Facing first-place Euclid and in need of a win to stay in the Lake Erie League title race, Lorain was able to escape with a 2-1 win after a bases-loaded walk-off walk by sophomore Branden Gaines in the 10th inning. Lorain (12-7, 9-1) tied Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Columbia nips Lutheran West in 9th inning, sweeps back-to-back series

ROCKY RIVER — Baseball people talk about “small ball” or “little ball,” a style of play that relies on strict execution of fundamentals and scraping and scrapping every at-bat for any tiny edge. Thanks to another brilliant Patriot Athletic Conference pitching battle Tuesday, the Lutheran West Longhorns and Columbia Raiders played “micro ball” in the Read More…

High school softball: Alex Dick blasts two-run home run in eighth inning as Elyria beats Medina, stays in league hunt

Elyria’s Alex Dick slides in to home safely past Medina catcher Morgan Rittenhouse in the second inning Monday at Medina. Dick hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to lift the Pioneers to a key NOC Valley Division victory. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

MEDINA — Elyria coach Ken Fenik said junior designated player Alex Dick is usually good for at least one hit a game. Thankfully for the Pioneers, she had two hits in her Monday. Dick, who went 2-for-4, hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning to propel Elyria to a 7-5 win over Medina Read More…

High school baseball: Keystone blanks Buckeye, wraps up PAC Stars title

YORK TWP. — Right-hander Kendle Steiner and left fielder Denny Szalai took a walk down memory lane. The Keystone baseball players remembered the feeling of losing to Buckeye at James H. Tighe Field last May. It wasn’t a warm and fuzzy memory, especially considering the Bucks went on to take the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Read More…

H.S. Softball: Inspired Black River stops hot Firelands

Firelands' Lexi Shick isn't able to beat the throw to Black River first baseman Madison Combs. AARON JOSEFCZYK / CHRONICLE

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Black River softball team wasn’t about to lose for the fifth time in its last six games.
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High school softball: Westlake’s power, pitching top Amherst

Westlake players congratulate Rachel May (30) as she crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run in the third inning Friday against Amherst. The Demons won, 4-3. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — The last time Amherst faced Westlake pitcher Katie Lew it failed to get a hit and struck out 12 times. It took the Comets only one pitch to get a hit off Lew on Friday, but the result was the same. Rachel May smoked a three-run home run to left-center and Lew did Read More…

High school baseball: Middies grab early lead, but St. Edward roars back

Midview's Kyle Warner pitches during a game against St. Edward o

AVON — Midview jumped out early in its non-conference game with St. Edward at All Pro Freight Stadium on Tuesday, but it wasn’t nearly enough as the Eagles put up eight runs in the third and five in the fifth to post a 13-3 mercy-rule win. The Middies led 3-0 going to the bottom of Read More…