May 1, 2016

Elyria
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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…

District Softball: Westlake beats Elyria 8-3, snaps Pioneers’ streak of 11 straight district titles

AVON LAKE — There was a long list of things that might help Westlake end Elyria’s dominance in the Division I district tournament. A quick start could provide a boost. A dominant performance in the pitcher’s circle from Katie Lew wouldn’t hurt. An off day by the Pioneers defense would certainly be welcomed. The Demons Read More…

H.S. Softball: Elyria coach Ken Fenik collects 500th win as Pioneers secure at least a share of league title

NORTH ROYALTON — Elyria shortstop Carly Bachna, facing a 2-and-1 count in the first inning, couldn’t resist the next pitch Wednesday afternoon and crushed it for a grand slam. Bachna’s blast, her second homer of the season, laid the groundwork for a 9-5 Elyria victory over North Royalton and a milestone moment in Elyria sports Read More…

High school softball: Elyria downs Medina with 15-run fourth

MEDINA — Elyria softball coach Ken Fenik has been coaching the Pioneers for a long time and can’t remember a half-inning like it. Medina coach Jessica Toocheck has played the game at every level possible and can’t fathom it either. What happened in the fourth inning of a 19-5 win by Elyria on Monday was Read More…

Softball: Elyria sweeps three games at own tournament

ELYRIA — One run, they say, is as good as 100, and it doesn’t matter if you’re the winner or loser. Elyria’s seventh-ranked softball team swept three games in its weekend round-robin invitational, two by a single run. The margin of victory carries no weight when a game enters the win column. The Pioneers sandwiched Read More…

H.S. Softball: Early homer by Alex Dick sets tone for Elyria in win over Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — With the temperature dipping near the freezing mark Wednesday, Elyria’s softball team was looking for one hot bat to get things going against Brunswick. That bat belonged to Alex Dick. The senior smacked a two-run home run over the left-field fence with one out in the second inning to lead the Pioneers to Read More…

Elyria defeats Midview 2-0

Seventh inning update: With runners at second and first, a pop up ended Midview’s chances of knocking off neighbor Elyria, which won 2-0. Sixth inning update: Midview’s Ann Turner lead off the inning with a single, but was stranded when Kristen Boros got the next three out. Elyria’s Melanie Woodard, back in action after having Read More…