July 30, 2014

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Diamond Report

Diamond Report

Keystone’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 YearHigh school softball: Home runs, fun make all-star game special
Monday April 14 Firelands at Keystone
Thursday April 17 Avon at Vermilion
Thursday April 24 Elyria Catholic at Midview
Friday April 25 Elyria at Amherst
Saturday April 26 Prebis Tournament
Keystone vs Bishop Hartley
Elyria vs North Canton Hoover
Monday April 28 Avon at Elyria Catholic
Tuesday April 29 Columbia at Clearview
Thursday May 01 Clearview at Keystone
Thursday May 08 Keystone at Columbia
Thursday May 08 Norwalk at Lorain
Saturday May 10 Elyria at Avon Lake

Games will be streamed on WEOL.com

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…

Midview senior Amanda Beursken is talented hitter with knack for bashing home runs

Midview senior Amanda Beursken set a Lorain County record with 13 home runs last season. This year she already has eight in just 15 games, while also batting .500 with 27 RBIs and a 1.250 slugging percentage. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

Midview shortstop Amanda Beursken has a daily reminder of her home run-hitting prowess. Her mom, Kelly, keeps a basket filled with Beursken’s home run balls next to the fireplace in the family’s living room. “She always says that when they go over the fence they’re hers,” Beursken said. “And except for a few from summer Read More…