September 3, 2015

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OGSO: Three Lorain County teams take state titles

ROOTSTOWN — The finals of the Ohio Girls Softball Organization tournament featured more intrigue off the field than on it and ended with Lorain County bringing home the most state championship trophies since 2008. All three Lorain County teams that took the field Saturday won titles. In Class D, South Amherst defeated Spencer Triple G Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria East Junior All-Stars start regional tourney with pair of wins

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — The Elyria East Little League Junior All-Stars got off to a perfect start Saturday in the regional tournament. Elyria beat Indiana 7-0 in the opener, then topped Michigan 4-0. April Howser pitched both games, allowing a total of seven hits. Elyria scored quickly vs. Indiana when Lexi Reinhardt singled up the Read More…

Little League Softball: Elyria East Juniors head to regional tourney with return to World Series on their minds

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ELYRIA — Elyria East Junior Softball All-Star coach Len Howser fondly recalls the day two summers ago when his team was at the airport in Portland, Ore., returning home from the Little League World Series. The girls made a commitment to themselves, then and there, that they would return to the World Series within the Read More…

OGSO: Lightning wins county title; Dynasty comes up short

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GRAFTON — Ending the season with a county championship is good. Scoring nearly two dozens runs in the process is even better. That’s exactly what the Amherst Lightning did Tuesday night by defeating the Wellington Heat 22-8 in the Ohio Girls Softball Organization Class C Lorain-Medina County championship game at Reservoir Park. The Lightning, who Read More…

Elyria East rolls over Avon; date with Tallmadge looms

ELYRIA — Pitching, timely hitting and a bit of wildness from the opposing pitcher all added up to an 11-1 win for the Elyria East All-Stars (9-10) in the consolation bracket final over the Avon All-Stars in the District 3 Little League softball tournament. Elyria East will have its hands full Thursday night when it Read More…

OGSO: Ridgeville rolls, Buckeye edges

GRAFTON — Katie Barnhart pitched her fourth straight no-hitter as North Ridgeville mercy-ruled Grafton 15-0 for the Ohio Girls Softball Organization’s Class A (10U) county championship Tuesday night. The Class D (18U) title game was the opposite of a rout. Buckeye’s Kayla Whitmer, facing a full count, walked with the bases loaded in the bottom Read More…

OGSO state tournament: North Ridgeville Dynasty avenges only loss of season, advances to Class B championship game

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ROOTSTOWN — The North Ridgeville Dynasty and Lorain Xplosion split two Ohio Girls Softball Organization games during the regular season. Sunday, the Dynasty won the most important meeting between the teams — the Class B state semifinal. Mackenzie Seidl led off the game with a single and came home to score and Hailey Gunvalsen scored Read More…

Lorain County teams go 6-0 at OGSO state tournament

ROOTSTOWN — North Ridgeville Crushers pitcher Katie Barnhart was battling nerves at the start of Saturday’s Ohio Girls Softball Organization Class A state quarterfinal against Ellet. Once Barnhart settled down, the Racers didn’t have a chance. After walking the first three batters, Barnhart recovered to throw a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts in a 3-1 win. Read More…

OGSO: South Amherst Falcons shake off shaky start to down Amherst Thunder 7-3, advance to Class D state tournament

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GRAFTON — The South Amherst Falcons didn’t let a little thing like a 2-0 first-inning deficit get in their way Wednesday night at Reservoir Park. Pitcher Claire Vilagi settled in, retired seven of the next eight batters and pitched an eight-strikeout six-hitter as the Falcons bounced back for a 7-3 victory over the Amherst Thunder. Read More…

Spencer Triple-C bounces back with big rally to beat Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich, earn trip to OGSO state tournament

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GRAFTON — If turnabout is truly fair play, then Spencer Triple-C is a legitimate OGSO district champion after a come-from-behind 10-7 win over Oberlin Mavrich & Mavrich. Spencer appeared to be on the ropes Monday after Mavrich & Mavrich scored seven times in a bat-around second inning for a 7-2 lead. But Spencer also batted Read More…