April 21, 2014

Mostly clear
Diamond Report
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

Mr. Baseball 2013: Midview’s Eric Lauer has tremendous talent; plenty of options, too

VERMILION — Major league scouts follow him religiously and Division I universities have drooled over the possibility of landing him as a recruit. He’s Midview’s Eric Lauer, this year’s Lorain County Mr. Baseball. Lauer was awarded this year’s prize at the annual Lorain County All-Star baseball game at Vermilion on Saturday. “Last year, Brandyn got Read More…

Division II district softball: Firelands rallies past Clearview for first-ever district title

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LAGRANGE — Dynamite probably understates the explosion Firelands detonated Friday at LaGrange Community Park. Nuclear is probably closer. Trailing Clearview 1-0 six outs from elimination, the Falcons resumed their Division II district softball final in the home half of the sixth inning. The blast was large and memorable. Firelands (18-11) batted around, scored four runs Read More…

Division I district baseball: Avon Lake uses early surge to down Amherst


LORAIN — It didn’t take Amherst long to realize it might be in trouble during Friday’s Division I district semifinal. Avon Lake scored three runs in the top of the first inning without the benefit of a hit and the Comets failed to score after loading the bases with no one out. The Shoremen didn’t Read More…

Division I district baseball: Lauer powers Midview past Lakewood


LORAIN — Midview coach Scott Jalowiec got to see a different side of his ace starting pitcher, Eric Lauer. After watching his senior breeze through the regular season and early playoff games without giving up as much as an unearned run, Jalowiec got to see how his left-hander responded to an opposing player crossing the Read More…

High school: Weather shakes up baseball, softball tournament schedules

It had to happen, right? There couldn’t be a spring sports postseason in Northeast Ohio without some weather worries, could there? Apparently not, because Thursday, for the first time this postseason, rain messed up the best-laid plans of tournament officials and baseball and softball coaches. The result was a pair of Division I district baseball Read More…

Division I softball: Elyria wins battle of state-ranked teams with Avon Lake, claims ninth straight title


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Gas up the bus, the Elyria Pioneers are going back to Clyde. Seniors Caitlyn Minney and Alexis Roseboro led the way for the Pioneers, who captured their ninth straight Division I district title Wednesday with a 3-0 win over Avon Lake in a battle of state-ranked teams. Minney threw a three-hit shutout Read More…

Division II district softball: Firelands stuns defending state champion Keystone


LAGRANGE — Amanda Spears’ 60-foot sprint to the plate in the heat and blowing dust of Wednesday afternoon will likely live in the memories of Firelands softball fans for a long, long time. The Falcons’ second baseman took off after a wild pitch in the fifth inning and scored what was probably the most significant Read More…

Division III district baseball: Keystone defends title with seventh-inning rally against Elyria Catholic


PARMA — Keystone won its third consecutive Division III district championship, but it needed some late magic to pull it off. Junior Korey Horne’s two-run single capped a three-run rally in the top of the seventh inning to give Keystone a lead it would make stand up in a 7-6 win over Elyria Catholic. Keystone Read More…

District softball: Elyria clobbers Westlake, sets up showdown with Avon Lake


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — It was just a matter of time until Elyria got its offense in gear Tuesday afternoon. When that happened in the fourth inning, the Pioneers put their Division I district semifinal with Westlake out of reach. The final score was 8-1 as senior Caitlyn Minney pitched a 12-strikeout two-hitter for her 18th Read More…

District softball: Avon Lake heats up, shuts down North Ridgeville


NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Avon Lake played like a team on a mission Tuesday. Actually, the Shoregals played a lot like the No. 4-ranked Division I team in the state on a mission after a long layoff. Which worked out just fine for the Shoregals. Alexis Thomas and Abby Rogers had key two-out hits and Annie Read More…