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Five-run second inning lifts Chargers past Willard

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 13, 2018 at 9:48 PM

MILAN — The Edison baseball team improved to 5-3 overall and 4-1 in the SBC Bay division after a five-run second inning lifted the Chargers to a 10-5 win over visiting Willard on Friday.

For Edison, Caleb Bissell was 3 for 4 with an RBI, and Caden Cooper, Thomas Oeder and Jacobee Kessler each had two hits, with Oeder and Kessler each driving a run.

Cooper, Oeder and Bryce Roberts also each scored two runs for Edison.

Richard Crooks started for the Chargers. He allowed three earned runs on three hits with six strikeouts and five walks in 4 1/3 innings. Roberts went the final 2 2/3 innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits with five strikeouts and five walks.

For Willard (0-4, 0-3), Christian Matthews was 2 for 4, while Narcicio Rensendez doubled and drove in four runs. Bryce Bailey allowed two earned runs on eight hits with six strikeouts and three walks in four innings.

 

SOFTBALL

Monroeville 10, Danbury 0 (5 innings)

MONROEVILLE — The Eagles had no trouble improving to 8-0 overall for the season following Friday’s run-rule win over the visiting Lakers.

In four innings, Carley Helmstetter needed just 31 pitches to strike out nine Danbury batters. She has 86 strikeouts in 40 innings this season.

Payton Scheid then needed just 14 pitches to strike out the side in the fifth.

Offensively for Monroeville, Ashlyn Tommas was 2 for 2 with two doubles and two runs scored. Helmstetter was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI, and Taylor Reer also doubled and drove in a run.

Also for the Eagles, Alex Carper and Paige Schafer each had a hit and scored twice.

 

Sandusky 10, Norwalk 5

SANDUSKY — The Truckers gave up a pair of four-run innings in Friday’s SBC Lake division loss against the Blue Streaks.

For Norwalk, Karissa Conrad was 2 for 4 and scored twice, while Sydney Hughes was 2 for 3 and scored a run. Leah Malson and Elyse Balduff each added singles.

In the circle, Conrad went five innings, allowing nine earned runs on 12 hits with four strikeouts and four walks. Mason pitched a scoreless sixth with a strikeout.

 

New London 28, W. Reserve 0 (5 inn.)

COLLINS — Gabby Ledbetter tallied a game-high four hits and five RBIs for the Wildcats, finishing a triple short of the cycle in the Wildcats rout of the Roughriders Friday in the FC.

Ledbetter doubled twice and homered, adding a single for New London, which registered 21 total hits. Katie Layport tripled and singled twice, adding an RBI. Lilli Bartow had two doubles as part of a three-hit effort, adding two RBIs. Elizabeth Logan, Rodriguiz and Kelsey Boswell all had two hits each. Rodriguiz drove in three runs.

Kathy VanGilder tossed a one-hitter in the circle, registering 11 strikeouts and no walks.

Haley West had the lone hit for Western Reserve (0-7, 0-4).

 

Plymouth 4, Lucas 2

ASHLAND — The Big Red won for the third straight time, and the second time in three days over Lucas, at the MVD Invitational held at Brookside Park in Ashland.

Offensively for the Big Red (3-6), Tristen Wiley was 3 for 3 with an RBI, Shilo Plank was 2 for 3 with a triple and two runs scored — and Ariel Plank was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Olivia Fidler added a hit and an RBI for Plymouth. In the circle, Mallory Miller allowed two earned runs on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks over all seven innings. She threw 106 pitches.

 

Norwayne 13, South Central 2 (6 innings)

GREENWICH — The Trojans fell behind early and never recovered in Friday’s non-conference loss to the Bobcats.

Desiree Chill was 2 for 2 with a double, home run and an RBI for South Central (2-7). Taylor Sexton was 2 for 3, Samantha Jayes was 1 for 3 with an RBI, and Sarah Oney tripled and scored.

 

TENNIS

Lexington 4, Norwalk 1

LEXINGTON — The Truckers won one match and nearly a second in Friday’s non-league loss to the state power Minutemen.

The second doubles team of Eric Hull and Jordan Cotterill picked up the lone win for Norwalk (5-5), beating Ajit Vikewkrishna and David Harring (6-1, 6-3). At first singles, Austin Brown fell in three sets to Luke Webster, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0.

At No. 2 singles, Andrew Riley fell (6-0, 6-2), and Jack Mei lost at third singles (6-1, 6-2). Also for Norwalk, the No. 1 doubles team of Wyatt Brown and Ben Traczek lost 6-0, 6-1.

Norwalk is at Sandusky Monday following the cancellation of today’s host doubles tournament.

Bellevue 5, SMCC 0

BELLEVUE — The Redmen swept visiting St. Mary Central Catholic in non-league play on Friday to improve to 7-2.

At first singles, Logan Miller won in three sets (6-1, 2-6, 6-1), while Nate Fox and Justin Baxter each swept their opponents (6-0, 6-0) at second and third singles.

At first doubles, Richie Stombaugh and Zach Fischer won in three sets (3-6, 6-4, 6-4), and Gunnar Lilly and Zach Eskins won at second doubles (6-0 ,6-1).

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