August 2, 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

H.S. Softball: Early homer by Alex Dick sets tone for Elyria in win over Brunswick

Elyria's Alex Dick hits a two-run home run against Brunswick in the second inning Wednesday.  AARON JOSEFCZYK/CHRONICLE

BRUNSWICK — With the temperature dipping near the freezing mark Wednesday, Elyria’s softball team was looking for one hot bat to get things going against Brunswick. That bat belonged to Alex Dick. The senior smacked a two-run home run over the left-field fence with one out in the second inning to lead the Pioneers to Read More…

High school baseball: Senior Jack Bondy gets chance to start and sparks Avon past Amherst with three runs batted in

Amherst High School pitcher Evan Shawver (6) pitches against Avon High School on Tuesday evening, April 21. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

AVON — In a game that was moved from All Pro Freight Stadium to Oberlin College to Avon Middle School, it was no surprise a player not in the original starting lineup was the hero. Jack Bondy drove in three runs, including a pair that tied the game in the fourth inning, as Avon rallied Read More…

High school baseball: Lorain hands Bedford first loss of season, stays undefeated in Lake Erie League

Lorain’s Julien Walker slides in to third safely Monday during a 7-4 win over undefeated Bedford. The win left the Titans unbeaten in the Lake Erie League. AMANDA K. RUNDLE/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — Something had to give, that much was obvious. Turned out it was Bedford’s defense. Lorain and Bedford entered Monday’s Lake Erie League game with identical 4-0 records, but five Bedford errors — and eight Titans hits — did the job for the Titans, who picked up a 7-4 win at The Pipe Yard. Read More…

High school baseball: Firelands relievers slam door on Buckeye in key Patriot Athletic Conference game

YORK TWP. — Trevor Damron and Kyle Wilson put Firelands closer to its goal of winning the Patriot Athletic Conferences Stars Division championship. The sophomore relievers made clutch pitches when the game got tense Monday, allowing the Falcons to fight off a potential collapse and defeat Buckeye 7-4 on a blustery afternoon. Damron allowed one Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria suffers 1st loss of year to Walsh Jesuit in Wendy’s bracket final

ASHLAND — The Pioneers are no longer perfect. Elyria lost its first game of the season Saturday afternoon, despite strong pitching by junior right-hander Elizabeth Ellis. The 3-0 defeat came at the hands of Walsh Jesuit in the Black pool bracket final of the 22nd annual Wendy’s Spring Classic at Brookside Park. Earlier in the Read More…

High school baseball: Late rally lifts Amherst over Elyria


ELYRIA — Ed Piazza hopes his Elyria Pioneers learned something Friday in its 9-8 non-conference loss to Amherst. Despite leading hitter Marques Inman on the bench for violating team rules, the Pioneers raced out to an 8-2 lead after three innings. It wasn’t enough. Behind the strong relief pitching of junior Hunter Kuzak and the Read More…

High school softball: Feel-bad story ends well for Midview as Lauren Landers fights through bad cold, beats Vermilion

Midview's Lauren Landers turned in a strong performance Thursday against Vermilion despite battling a cold. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

EATON TWP. — Cough, cough, cough. Strike, strike, strike. That was Midview sophomore pitcher Lauren Landers all Thursday afternoon in a 4-2 West Shore Conference softball victory over Vermilion. “She was a very sick young woman,” Midview coach Mike Ives said. “I asked her this afternoon if she was up to pitching. She took a Read More…

High school baseball: Passed balls lead to North Ridgeville win over Elyria Catholic

Elyria Catholic outfielder Sean Darmafall makes a running catch during a game at North Ridgeville on Wednesday, April 15. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Elyria Catholic sophomore Jeff Spencer took one for the team. After a long afternoon of baseball at Avon on Tuesday, the Panthers’ regular catcher, sophomore Jeremy Smith, had a tired arm and needed a day off. The problem coach Bruce Lisicky faced was that he has no backup catcher on the roster. Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria rallies for 11-10 win over Medina after blowing 5-run lead

Elyria High School junior pitcher Elizabeth Ellis (3) pitches against Medina on Wednesday afternoon, April 15. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — It wasn’t typical Elyria softball, but it was still good enough. The Pioneers watched a five-run lead evaporate as Medina put up eight runs in the fifth inning, but Elyria rallied with three in the sixth and got a two-out walk-off winner from Elizabeth Ellis, who picked up the win on the mound Read More…

High School Softball: Keystone sweeps Firelands in twin bill


LAGRANGE — Keystone posted two Patriot Athletic Conference wins over Firelands on Tuesday afternoon at Community Park. The first, which ended after five innings with the Wildcats rolling 15-1, completed a game begun Monday in South Amherst. It was suspended by rain with Keystone batting in the top of the fourth inning. Keystone turned in Read More…