May 26, 2016

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High school softball: Elyria loses to Medina in season finale, finishes in a 3-way tie for Greater Cleveland Conference title

ELYRIA — An outright conference title was on the line Friday afternoon when Elyria and Medina met in the season finale for both teams. It was only fitting then that the game, just like the season, went right down to the wire. Elyria fell 11-5 as the Bees pulled away in the final two innings Read More…

District Softball: Amherst knocks off Elyria, returns to regional for first time since 1999

AVON LAKE — For Amherst fans, the Division I district championship game Tuesday against Elyria was truly the “Game of the Century.” The Comets needed a three-run rally in the sixth inning to win their first district title since 1999, defeating the Pioneers 6-3. Amherst (23-5) trailed 3-1 heading in the bottom of the fifth Read More…

Division I district softball: Elyria gets revenge on Westlake

AVON LAKE — The battle between Elizabeth Ellis’ Elyria Pioneers and Katie Lew’s Westlake Demons had a familiar feel. The two pitchers dueled on the same field last year in the district final, with Lew and the Demons taking advantage of five Elyria errors and blistering Ellis for 10 hits to end the Pioneers’ district Read More…

High school softball: Dierra Hammons’ big defensive play sparks Elyria in sectional final win over Olmsted Falls

ELYRIA TWP. — Dierra Hammons didn’t throw a pitch in Elyria’s 7-0 win over Olmsted Falls on Tuesday. She deserved a save just the same. Hammons’ stellar defensive play at second base in the top of the fourth inning kept the game scoreless and seemed to provide the spark the Pioneers offense needed as second-seeded Read More…

Elyria Softball Classic: Carly Bachna supplies the power as Pioneers fight back for a split; Midview rolls over Columbia

ELYRIA — Carly Bachna provided the fireworks Friday for the opening day of the Elyria Softball Classic. Bachna hit a pair of solo home runs to lead Elyria to a 10-0, five-inning win over Revere in a game played at Vic Janowicz Memorial Park. It was the second two-homer game for Bachna in less than Read More…

H.S. Softball Notes: Keystone’s Sammie Stefan one big swing from tying two homer records

Sammie Stefan’s next home run will be one for the record book. The Keystone junior entered play Thursday with 10 home runs this season, one homer shy of equaling both the Wildcats’ single-season and career records. “I have just been focusing on better pitch selection this year and watching the ball hit the bat,” said Read More…

High school softball: Elyria rocks Solon

ELYRIA TWP. — The engine sputtered early, but after a couple innings Elyria was hitting on all cylinders as all nine spots in the lineup contributed to the 17 hits for the Pioneers as they beat Solon 12-2 in a Greater Cleveland Conference softball game. Elyria (13-3, 9-1 GCC) is tough enough to beat at Read More…

High school softball: Elyria wins two at Wendy’s Classic

ASHLAND — Elyria made the most of a rain-shortened Wendy’s Spring Classic Softball Invitational on Saturday. The Pioneers brought home two victories, first prevailing 7-3 against Pickerington Central and then pulling away late from Clear Fork 4-1. All teams were originally supposed to play three games in a bracket-style tournament, but because Friday’s session was Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria breaks out the big bats, hits 3 homers in 3rd inning, routs Strongsville

ELYRIA — The Pioneers’ offense has been strong thus far this season but it did something Tuesday that impressed even coach Ken Fenik. Elyria hit three home runs in a span of four batters, blowing open a close game in a 12-4 victory over Strongsville on a chilly but sun-filled afternoon. “The three home runs 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…