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Norwalk wins two more to extend streak to six straight

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 15, 2018 at 7:58 PM

ASHLAND — The Norwalk baseball team extended its winning streak to six games with a doubleheader sweep of Ashland in non-league play on Saturday.

In an 18-5 rout in Game 1, Nate Adelman continued his torrid hitting pace, hitting both a triple and double as part of a four-RBI game for the Truckers (8-3).

Adelman finished 2 for 3 while Austin Christian was 3 for 4 and Quinn Hipp was 3 for 3. Hipp drove in two runs as Norwalk scored seven runs in the second inning to lead 7-2 before adding four in the third and five in the fourth.

Leighton Battles had two hits and three RBIs. Jacob Roth was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.

Bryson Harvey earned the win, giving up two runs (unearned) on four hits. He struck out three and walked two.

In Game 2, Battles was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a run scored, and Hipp was 2 for 4 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored to pace the offense. Roth doubled and scored twice, and Obringer double and drove in a run.

Carter Klausing got the win on the mound, pitching 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. He struck out one and walked one while allowing three hits.

Norwalk (3-1 SBC Lake) is scheduled to visit Bellevue (8-1, 4-0) in a battle for first place Monday.

 

St. Paul 6, Fremont SJCC 5 (8 inn.)

NORWALK — St. Paul used an extra inning to rally and beat Fremont St. Joseph on Saturday.

The Flyers (9-1) won three games last week in late fashion.

Luke Carper (2-0) pitched the last 1 2/3 innings to earn the win. He struck out two batters, walked two and allowed one earned run on one hit.

Jake Griffin started the game for the Flyers and struck out two batters, walked four and allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits in 6 1/3 innings.

“We played St. Paul baseball,” St. Paul coach Jim Carper said. “We were down three runs, came back and fought and found a way to win. It was Jake Griffin’s first time on a varsity mound and he did a great job. Luke also did a good job coming in and closing.”

At the plate, Nick Lukasko had three hits for the Flyers, while Kurt Maxwell and Noah Good each added a double.

St. Paul visits Crestview on Monday in a Firelands Conference game.

 

Crawford 6, Willard 1

WILLARD — The bats of the Crimson Flashes were silenced in a 6-1 non-league loss against visiting Colonel Crawford on Saturday.

Ashton Ames, Alec Gardner and Narcicio Resendez each singled for the Flashes (0-5).

Austin Adelman allowed three earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks in six innings of work in the loss.

 

S. Central 9, Black River 8

GREENWICH — The Trojans improved to 5-2 with Saturday’s win over visiting Black River in non-league action.

South Central trailed 8-5 entering the bottom of the seventh, but plated four runs for the walk-off win.

Ben Lamoreaux was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs for the Trojans. Andrew Madison had two hits and two RBIs, Isaiah Seidel had two hits and an RBI, and Grant Seidel had one hit and two RBIs.

Evan Legg was the fifth Trojan pitcher in the game, and got the win for throwing the last 1 2/3 innings that took just 10 pitches. He allowed one hit.

 

SMCC 15, W. Reserve 5

W. Reserve 5, SMCC 3

COLLINS — A six-run second inning got the Panthers rolling in a Game 1 over the Roughriders, but Western Reserve bounced back with a solid pitching effort from Payton Studd in Game 2 to earn a split.

In a Game 1, Matt Perkins led Western (4-7) with two hits and two runs scored.

In Game 2, Perkins was 3 for 4 with an RBI. Blake Hiesser was 2 for 3 with an RBI as was Devin Good.

On the mound, Studd struck out four and didn’t allow a walk in a complete-game effort. He gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits.

 

SOFTBALL

St. Paul 9, Fre. SJCC 8

NORWALK — The Flyers stunned visiting Fremont St. Joseph on Saturday with five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning in a non-league win at VFW Fields.

St. Paul led 4-0 after one inning, but the Crimson Streaks scored eight runs over the next five innings to take an 8-4 lead into the bottom of the seventh, where St. Paul rallied to improve to 3-5 overall.

Hannah Rudolph was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs for St. Paul. She also pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief to earn the win. She allowed three earned runs on five hits with two strikeouts and no walks.

Morgan Baxter was 2 for 4 with a double, two stolen bases and two runs scored, while Kaity Tomshack was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Sydnee Roth was 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Also for St. Paul, Marlaina Sowers doubled and had an RBI, and pitched the first 4 2/3 innings on the mound. She allowed five earned runs on five hits with five strikeouts and two walks.

Kennedy Stang doubled, and both Mara Lesch and Caitlyn Corrigan each had a hit with an RBI.

Olivia Englert and Sammy Lippert added singles for St. Paul, which visits Crestview today.

 

Monroeville 20, Mansfield Christian 2 (5 inn.)

Monroeville 12, Mansfield Christian 0 (6 inn.)

MANSFIELD — The Eagles routed the host Flames in a pair of non-league matchups Saturday.

In the opener, Monroeville (10-0) exploded for 10 first-inning runs and got a one-hitter from Carley Helmstetter, who struck out 14 hitters. Both runs she gave up were unearned as she walked two batters.

Ashlyn Tommas and Skiler Hershiser both doubled, singled and drove in three runs. Helmstetter and Alex Carper had two RBIs each.

In the second game, Payton Scheid tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out 12 and walking four.

Landoll had three hits and two RBIs for the Eagles, while Kylie Roth had three hits and drove in one run. Scheid added two hits and an RBI. Poole added two RBIs.

 

Crawford 11, Willard 5

WILLARD — The Crimson Flashes fell to 3-2 with Saturday’s non-league loss to the Eagles.

For Willard, Jena Adams doubled and had two RBIs, Kalli Sowers singled and scored, and Cathern Hamons walked three times and had an RBI and a run scored.

Madie Secor added an RBI for Willard, which also got 4 2/3 innings from Melayna Mahl. She allowed three earned runs on six hits.

 

R. Edison 9, Plymouth 1

Plymouth 10, Lexington 0

ASHLAND — The Big Red split their last two games at the MVD Invitational at Brookside Park.

In a 9-1 loss to start Saturday, Ariel Plank had a hit and an RBI, with Maycie Creveling, Shilo Plank and Tristen Wiley adding hits. Mallory Miller took the loss for Plymouth (4-7), allowing two earned runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and no walks.

In a 10-0 win over Lexington in Game 2, Ariel Plank threw six innings in the circle, limiting Lexington to just five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.

Offensively, Ariel Plank was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, and Shilo Plank was 2 for 4 with an RBI as well. Tristen Wiley doubled and drove in two runs, while Morgan Chaffins and Olivia Fidler each had two hits, Fidler had an RBI, and Maycie Creveling had a hit and two RBIs.

 

Northmor 7, South Central 5

GALION — The Trojans fell to 2-8 after Saturday’s non-league loss to the host Knights.

For South Central, Desiree Chill was 2 for 4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored. Madison Allen and Kaycee Burton each had two hits and an RBI, while Sarah Oney also added two hits, and Emma Keysor, Samantha Jayes and Taylor Sexton each had one.

 

SMCC 15, W. Reserve 5 (6 inn.)

SMCC 25, W. Reserve 3 (5 inn.)

COLLINS — The Panthers dominated the Roughriders in a pair of non-league games Saturday.

In Game 1, SMCC (10-1) scored seven runs in the first three innings, then put the game away with a seven-run sixth.

For Western (0-9), Hannah Grose had two hits in Game 1, including a triple, to go with three RBIs. Hannah Brown had a triple as well, driving in a single run.

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