April 18, 2014

Diamond Report

Diamond Report

H.S. Softball: Elyria not at its best, but gets past St. Joseph AcademyH.S. Baseball: Brookside rallies from 5-run deficit, beats Columbia 7-6H.S. baseball: Keystone comes up clutch at plate, on mound to slip past Firelands, stay undefeated in PACHigh school softball: Keystone pounds out 17 hits against Firelands, stays undefeated, gets payback for district loss
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

High school baseball: North Ridgeville gets to celebrate with win on Elyria’s Senior Night


ELYRIA — It didn’t take long for North Ridgeville to turn Elyria’s Senior Night into a nightmare. The first four Rangers reached base and scored while the Pioneers failed to take advantage of five walks in the first three innings as North Ridgevile rolled to a 15-5 non-conference win in six innings. Nathan Colbert went Read More…

High school softball: Clearview finds some positives in losses to tough teams

LORAIN — With the postseason right around the corner, Denny Myers wanted to challenge his Clearview Clippers, so he brought in two highly competitive teams for a tri-tournament Saturday. And even though his team lost both games, the Clippers coach was far from unhappy with the experience. “We battled them,” Myers said after the Clippers Read More…

High school softball notes: Avon Lake reaching some lofty heights … goals, too

With nine seniors on the roster, there’s no question Avon Lake was expecting big things this season. But even Shoregals coach Buzz Mullen admits that a No. 3 ranking in the Division I Ohio High School Fastpitch Association Coaches poll is “like a dream come true.” With the start of sectional tournament just a few Read More…

High school baseball: Avon scores 15 runs in first two innings, thumps Avon Lake in rain

AVON — Friday’s Avon-Avon Lake baseball game was one only a Mother Nature could love. After waiting out a one-hour rain delay and playing through a consistent drizzle, the Eagles scorched the Shoremen for 15 runs in the first two innings en route to a 17-7 non-conference win at All Pro Freight Stadium. Things looked Read More…

High school baseball: Columbia wins again in extra innings


COLUMBIA TWP. — One night after going nine innings and cranking out 15 hits in a win over Clearview to stay in the hunt for the Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division title, the Columbia Raiders were at it again Thursday. The Raiders pounded out 12 hits in eight innings, and it was junior John Cordell Read More…

Softball: A legend leaving: North Ridgeville’s Norm Frindt retiring after 33 years


North Ridgeville’s Norm Frindt, the dean of Lorain County softball coaches, is retiring at the end of this season, his 33rd. He started the school’s softball program in 1980 at the request of the late Bob DiFranco. Frindt is one of only three Lorain Countians in the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association Hall Read More…

High school baseball: Eli Kraus no-hits Keystone as Buckeye take PAC Stars lead


YORK TWP. — It certainly qualified as one of the tamest no-hitter celebrations in high school baseball history. That’s mostly because Eli Kraus sets expectations extremely high. The Kent State recruit met them Thursday and made history in the Patriot Athletic Conference showdown of the year. Final score: Buckeye 5, Keystone 0. The Bucks (15-7, Read More…

H.S. Softball: Big sixth inning lifts Avon past Midview

AVON — For five innings Thursday, Avon’s Rachel Poling and Midview’s Lexie Hamker were locked in a classic pitchers duel. Then the Eagles’ offense took flight. Avon scored all its run in the sixth inning in rolling to a 5-1 West Shore Conference win. Midview’s loss, coupled with North Ridgeville’s 11-4 win over Vermilion, ended Read More…

High school baseball: Raiders rally in 6th inning, prevail in 9th


COLUMBIA STATION — The Patriot Athletic Conference game between Columbia and Clearview on Wednesday had all the ebbs and flows of a great prize fight. After the Raiders tied it with a two-out, two-run single by junior Michael Boey in the bottom of the sixth, every at-bat for the remaining three innings was pressure-packed. That’s Read More…

Softball: Columbia’s perfectly placed popups down Clearview


COLUMBIA STATION — Location, location, location. Columbia demonstrated Wednesday that line drives aren’t always necessary to win a game. The Raiders, ranked eighth in Division III, scored four of their five runs on perfectly placed popups to beat Clearview 5-1 at Cole Ross Field in a showdown of the premier Patriot Athletic Conference Stripes Division Read More…