April 24, 2014

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

District baseball: Seventh definitely not heaven for Vermilion in loss to Benedictine


LORAIN — All Vermilion had to do was get through one final inning and it would still be playing baseball today. But the top-seeded Sailors couldn’t do that, losing 7-6 to third-seeded Cleveland Benedictine in a Division II district semifinal game at The Pipe Yard. The Sailors concluded their season with a 13-15 record, while Read More…

H.S. Baseball: Midview’s Eric Lauer blanks North Ridgeville for sectional crown

EATON TWP. — Amazing. Awesome. Almost perfect. Midview senior southpaw Eric Lauer was his usual unhittable self Friday in a 1-0 victory over North Ridgeville as the Middies won a Division I sectional title on a gorgeous afternoon before a large crowd of about 200. Midview (19-6) advanced to the district tournament to meet Lakewood Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria wins NOC championship with 2-0 victory over Medina

ELYRIA — Alexis Roseboro’s second-inning home run was enough for Elyria to nip Medina on Friday and win the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division title. But to Pioneers fans, it didn’t seem like enough, given that Bees pitcher Megan Paradise was holding her own in a tense pitchers battle with Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney. So Roseboro’s Read More…

High school baseball: Elyria’s Allgood just great: Fires first no-hitter


ELYRIA — KJ Allgood didn’t know he was going to start Elyria’s Division I sectional tournament opener until batting practice. He responded with his first win of the season. It was a big one. Allgood threw a five-inning no-hitter in Thursday’s 10-0 win over North Olmsted at George Day Field, redemption for a recent 15-5 Read More…

High school softball: Six-run fourth carries Falcons


VERMILION — Firelands used a six-run fourth inning Thursday to knock off backyard rival Vermilion 8-2 and win its second straight Division II sectional softball title. The Falcons got 14 strikeouts from senior Sam Dostall, and her batterymate, junior catcher Nicole Rainey, had three hits for the second straight game as Firelands improved to 13-11 Read More…

High school baseball: Joey Begany’s hits get EC going


ELYRIA — With timely hitting, Elyria Catholic won a Division III sectional title Wednesday over visiting Black River at Knights of Columbus Field. Joey Begany slammed three hits — including a pair of doubles — with two RBIs, while Angelo Cruz, Dominic Piazza and Noah Bland each had two hits in the 9-5 victory played Read More…

Softball: Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney has mighty day


ELYRIA — A softball team can make plenty of postseason noise by riding the arm of a strong pitcher. Elyria showed that to be true Wednesday with a 4-0 victory over Olmsted Falls in a Division I sectional final. Caitlyn Minney tossed a three-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and no walks as the Pioneers had Read More…

Softball: Shoregals hang on vs. Middies

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake coach Buzz Mullen told his players that tournament softball is as easy as three simple words — win … move … on. Shoregals fans might have four words to describe Wednesday’s 5-4 Division I sectional final win over Midview — too close for comfort. The Shoregals (24-1) rallied from a Read More…

High school softball: Columbia downs Keystone to wrap up unbeaten PAC season


LAGRANGE — With a big fifth inning, Columbia turned a close game into a big win over Keystone on Tuesday for the first time in seven years. The Raiders’ bat-around fifth produced four runs and a 6-2 victory in what was expected to be the Patriot Athletic Conference game of the season. Both teams are Read More…

Sectional baseball: Black River ousts Columbia for the second straight season


COLUMBIA TWP. — If his team wins a third straight Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title next year, Columbia baseball coach Justin Ramsey would be wise to avoid playing Black River in the first round of the tournament for the third straight time. Hitless through five innings and still down a run after six, the Read More…