May 25, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
76°F
 
Diamond Report

Diamond Report

Regional baseball: Seniors Darmafall, Rickard lead EC to first district title since 2003High school softball: Amherst all in with pair of acesHigh school softball: Lauren Shaw a perfect fit for second-ranked Keystone … and she has the perfect games to prove itDistrict Baseball: Amherst blindsides Avon with two-out rally, advances to regional with 8-4 win

Games will be streamed on WEOL.com

H.S. Softball: Midview shakes off slow start, rallies for 2-1 win over Westlake

EATON TWP. — Midview didn’t have a hit Wednesday in the first three innings against Westlake, but senior Morgan Hamker wasn’t discouraged. When she led off the fourth inning she had a feeling she was about to get the offense going. She was right. Hamker doubled and scored the first Midview (2-1, 2-1) run as Read More…

High school baseball: Vermilion rides fast start to down Elyria Catholic, continue hot streak with fifth straight win

VERMILION — A season-opening loss is becoming a distant memory for the Vermilion Sailors. Vermilion used a time-honored recipe of good pitching and timely hitting to grab an early lead and down Elyria Catholic 8-4 on a cold Tuesday afternoon. The Sailors (5-1) have won five straight games while the Panthers fell to 1-4. “We Read More…

High school softball: Keystone freezes Firelands behind Lauren Shaw’s perfect game in far from perfect conditions

LAGRANGE — With a game-time temperature of 30 degrees and intermittent snow flurries falling from the sky, some may have wondered if Keystone and Firelands playing their softball game Monday was crazy or possibly even inhumane. For Wildcats pitcher Lauren Shaw, it was just perfect. Shaw tossed a five-inning perfect game as Keystone defeated Firelands Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Midview rallies in 7th to edge Avon 5-4, improve to 3-0

AVON — The unpredictable Northeast Ohio weather held up just long enough Thursday afternoon for Avon and Midview to complete a game highlighted by fireworks and controversy. The Eagles and Middies needed every second of playable weather, as the Southwestern Conference showdown wasn’t decided until an event-filled seventh inning at All Pro Freight Stadium. The Read More…

High school baseball: Brister blisters Comets, fans 16 for Midview

EATON TWP. — Dylan Brister’s dominance Wednesday was no surprise, especially not to him. The Midview senior went the distance against Amherst, striking out 16 and retiring the final seven batters in a 7-2 Southwestern Conference victory. “There’s always things that you can find to improve, but I feel very confident in myself and this Read More…

High school softball: Freshman Madison Oberg has day to remember on mound, at plate to lead Amherst past Middies

EATON TWP. — Madison Oberg’s first varsity start was one she won’t soon forget. Facing a high-powered Midview offense, the Amherst freshman held the Middies to five hits as the Comets rolled to an 8-2 Southwestern Conference win. Amherst (2-0, 2-0) fell behind early when Midview scored a pair of first-inning runs but nothing fazed Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Avon rally helps sophomore Ryan Socha pick up 1st victory in win over EC

AVON — There’s no escaping garbage time for Ryan Socha. As a sophomore on the Avon baseball team, one of his duties is to help clean up the dugouts and field after games. There was nothing messy, however, about the four innings he spent on the pitcher’s mound Tuesday against Elyria Catholic. Socha allowed just Read More…

H.S. Softball: Leah Lamonica homers early, propels Columbia to season-opening win over Avon

AVON — Opening day brings excitement along with a fair share of jitters for just about any athlete. Columbia’s Leah Lamonica wasted no time taking care of her jitters, clubbing a two-run homer in her first at-bat of the season to help the Raiders down Avon 6-3 on a chilly Tuesday afternoon. “It was definitely Read More…

High school softball: Elyria pounds Euclid in season opener

ELYRIA — Dominating pitching, timely hitting and aggressive base running — Elyria couldn’t have asked for a much better way to kick off the 2016 season. Except maybe for doing all of the above on a warm, sunny day. Pioneers senior Elizabeth Ellis pitched a three-hit shutout and also contributed to her own cause with Read More…

High School Baseball Preview: Clearview’s Antonio Bennett can steal bases — and do so much more

Clearview senior Antonio Bennett is known for his base stealing prowess. He has stolen 63 consecutive bases and has 81 over his first three years in a Clippers uniform. What area fans may not realize is that Bennett is also a .500 hitter and has been among the area leaders in most offensive categories for Read More…