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Christman throws five-inning no-hitter for Norwalk

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 5, 2018 at 9:59 PM

PLYMOUTH — Norwalk’s Austin Christman continued his strong start to the season with a five-inning no-hitter in his team’s 11-0 non-conference win at Plymouth on Thursday.

Christman walked one batter and and hit another, but didn’t allow a base hit while striking out five in five innings. He threw 72 pithes (45 strikes) in the win, which came on the heels of a complete-game seven-inning shutout last week vs. Crestview.

Offensively for the Truckers (2-3), Leighton Battles was 2 for 2 with three RBIs and a run scored, while Nate Adelman was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Jacob Roth was 2 for 4 with two runs scored.

Also for Norwalk, Garrett Obringer doubled and drove in a run, while Grant Fulger had a double and two RBIs. Quinn Hipp also had a hit and two RBIs for the Truckers, who are scheduled to host Perkins today in an SBC Lake division game.

Peyton Young drew a walk for the Big Red (1-3), while Jarrett Miller and Seth Bailey reached on errors, and Marcus Adams was hit by a pitch.

 

Vermilion 5, Edison 1

MILAN — Vermilion defeated Edison in Sandusky Bay Conference action Thursday.

The Sailors, who were originally scheduled to be the home team, jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead after three inning en route to a 5-1 victory.

Mason Montgomery picked up the win on the mound, while Richard Crooks took the loss.

Crooks pitched the first 2 2/3 innings, walking six batters and striking out two, while Caden Cooper pitched the final 4 1/3. Cooper struck out eight batters, walked two and allowed one hit and one run.

At the plate, Cooper had three hits, including a double, while Bryce Roberts added a double.

The Chargers (2-3, 1-1 SBC) scored on a wild pitch. They return to action Saturday in a doubleheader against St. Paul.

 

Bellevue 3, Genoa 2

BELLEVUE — The Redmen scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to improve to 4-0 with Thursday’s non-league win at Robert Peters Park.

Bryce Ray hit a walk-off, two-run double to end the game for Bellevue. The senior also finished 2 for 4 at the plate.

Dalton Hay, Mitchell Wells, Bryce McMurray, Kayden Vogel, Chase Eisenhauer and Trey Ruhlman had the other hits for the Redmen.

McMurray went the first 3 2/3 innings on the mound, allowing one earned run on four hits with two strikeouts and three walks. Riley Renwand pitched the next three scoreless innings with three strikeouts and three hits, while Daniel Burris registered the final out on a strikeout to earn the win.

 

SOFTBALL

Willard 6, New Riegel 2

WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes broke a 1-1 tie with four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning in Thursday’s non-league season-opening win over New Riegel.

For Willard (1-0), Haylie Hamons was 1 for 3 withfjl three RBIs and a run scored. Makayla Schiffel also had a hit and an RBI, while Jena Adams, Cathern Hamons and Elli White also added singles.

On the mound, Morgan Hamons scattered nine hits, but got the Flashes out of most hams by allowing just two earned runs in seven innings. She struck out five and didn’t walk a batter.

 

Edison 2, Vermilion 1

MILAN — The Chargers plated a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to pick up their first win of the season on Thursday against the visiting Sailors.

For Edison (1-4, 1-1), Lindsey Fortuna threw 110 pitches in a complete-game effort. She allowed one unearned run on four hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.

Fortuna was also 2 for 3 at the plate, while Morgan Scott and Kayla Mancuso each added a hit.

In the bottom of the sixth, Fortuna reached on an error, and courtesy runner Lindsey Kowalski reached advanced two bases on passed balls. She then scored on another Vermilion error for the winning run.

 

Seneca East 10, S. Central 0

GREENWICH — The Trojans were shutout in Thursday’s non-league game against Seneca East.

The Trojans finished with five hits, which included a triple from Samantha Jayes. Singling for South Central (2-2) included Sierra Chill, Elizabeth Music, Ellysia Driver and Kailee Beaver.

 

Gallon 2, Plymouth 0

GALION — The Big Red was limited to four hits in a non-conference shutout loss against the host Tigers on Thursday.

Mallory Miller was the tough-luck loser, allowing two unearned runs in the sixth inning. She allowed five hits in six innings with one strikeout and no walks.

At the plate, Miller doubled, while Emily Akers, Morgan Chaffins and Tristen Wiley each singled.

 

TENNIS

Bellevue 5, Perkins 0

PERKINS TWP. — Bellevue defeated the Pirates in Sandusky Bay Conference Lake division action Thursday.

In singles play, Logan Miller defeated KB Ko at No. 1 (6-3, 6-0), while Nate Fox bested Ian Hemphill 6-0, 6-3 at No. 2 and Justin Baxter beat Ethan Weatherwax at No. 3 (6-0, 6-0).

In doubles action, the duo of Richie Stombaugh and Zach Fischer beat AC Blue and Denando Dante at No. 1 (6-2, 6-1), while Gunnar Lilly and Zach Eskins beat Seth Joffif and Jake Emery at No. 2 (6-1, 6-0).

With the loss, Perkins fell to 0-4, 0-1.

Port Clinton 5, Willard 0

WILLARD — Port Clinton defeated Willard in SBC action Thursday to improve to 2-2, 1-0.

In singles action, Andrew Fillmore beat Kolin McKelvey at No. 1 (6-0, 6-3), while Max Brenner bested Graham Wiers at No. 2 (6-3, 6-2) and Quincy Kowal defeated Josh Haynes at No. 3 (6-0, 6-0).

In doubles play, the duo of Elliot Auxter and John Young beat Eli Jaramillo and Rojelio Lopez at No. 1 (6-0, 6-0), while Jack Kessler and Noah Young won the No. 2 match by walkover.

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