May 26, 2016

Elyria
Partly sunny
78°F
 
Diamond Report

Diamond Report

Division I regional softball: Amherst comes up big in the clutch, scores run in seventh to edge Anthony WayneDivision II regional softball semifinals: Lauren Shaw throws two-hitter with 14 strikeouts to lead Keystone past DefianceRegional baseball: Seniors Darmafall, Rickard lead EC to first district title since 2003High school softball: Amherst all in with pair of aces

Games will be streamed on WEOL.com

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…

H.S. Softball: Maranda Morrison, Avon Lake get off to fast start with doubleheader sweep of Wellington

AVON LAKE — When Avon Lake needed a big hit Saturday, shortstop Maranda Morrison was there. When the Shoregals needed a big defensive play, Morrison was there. When Morrison was on the base paths, she moved so fast no one was sure where she was. Morrison’s defense helped send Game 1 into extra innings and Read More…

H.S. Baseball: St. Ed’s Jaret Edwards no-hits Westlake in season-opening 2-0 win

OBERLIN — St. Edward senior Jaret Edwards did his best Bob Feller impersonation Saturday afternoon. On opening day of the high school baseball season, Edwards threw a no-hitter in a 2-0 non-conference win over Westlake at Oberlin College’s Dill Field. Feller, the legendary Indians pitcher, is the only major leaguer to throw a no-hitter on Read More…

High school softball: Midview hopes to again be one of county’s top offensive teams

Remember all those old notions about softball being a game of defense and pitching? Well, Midview is busy smacking them down one base hit at a time. The Middies return the bulk of their offensive firepower from a group that hit .396 as a team in 2015 as they prepare to make a run at Read More…

High school softball: Keystone has plenty of returning talent

Keystone advanced to the state softball Final Four last spring with one senior on the roster — catcher-outfielder Liz Hayes. The Wildcats went no further than a 4-0 Division II semifinal loss to Hebron Lakewood, in which they managed just one hit and sent the minimum 21 batters to the plate. It was a disappointing Read More…

College signings: Keystone’s Summer Constable and Destiny Weber headed to Big Ten to play softball

LAGRANGE — Some schools go years without having a student-athlete sign to play in the Big Ten. Keystone had two sign within a matter of seconds Thursday. Wildcats softball players Destiny Weber and Summer Constable signed their national letters of intent to play at Penn State and Purdue, respectively, in a ceremony in the Keystone Read More…

High school baseball: Former Fairview and John Carroll player, area assistant coach to lead Midview program

Todd Ratica and Midview have crossed paths many times during his baseball career, first as a player at Fairview High School and then during his six years as a high school assistant coach. Now those paths are headed in the same direction. On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Ratica will be formally recommended to the board of Read More…

Keystone’s Sammie Stefan to play softball at Maryland

When Keystone junior Sammie Stefan was growing up, one of her goals was to play college softball at the Division I level. Later she refined that goal. She wanted to play softball in the Big Ten. On Saturday she got her wish when she orally committed to the University of Maryland. “It was a pretty Read More…

EC’s Abrahamowicz chooses Nebraska to play baseball

Even though Nebraska gave him all the time he wanted, Andrew Abrahamowicz didn’t take long to make his decision. Abrahamowicz, who just completed his sophomore year with Elyria Catholic, has orally committed to pitch for Nebraska in the spring of 2018, accepting a scholarship offer from the school. He said the coaches were one of Read More…