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Plymouth tops New London in slugfest

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 1, 2018 at 10:25 PM

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth baseball team won for the eighth straight time to improve to 10-8 overall and 7-3 in the Firelands Conference with Tuesday’s slugfest 14-12 win over the visiting Wildcats.

Offensively for the Big Red, Walker Elliot was 3 for 5 with two RBIs and three runs scored. Avery Horne was 3 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Jarrett Miller was 3 for 5 with an RBI, and Peyton Young, Seth Bailey and Treven Lane each singled and had two RBIs.

Miller pitched 4 2/3 innings for the win. He allowed 10 runs on 12 hits, but just one of the runs was earned. He also struck out 10 and walked two.

For New London (7-8, 5-5), Derek Smith was 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI, and Peyton Wilson was 4 for 5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Dylan Wallace was 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs, and Parker Ruble had two hits and an RBI along with a double.

St. Paul 20, Mapleton 6 (5 inn.)

NANKIN TWP. — The Flyers routed the Mounties in five innings Tuesday to inch closer to the FC championship, scoring 16 total runs in the third and fourth innings.

St. Paul (16-2, 10-1), now up two games with three to go in league play, can clinch a share of the league title with a win today.

Winning pitcher Nick Lukasko struck out nine on the mound and tallied two hits with his bat, driving in five runs. He gave up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and walked two.

Lars Livengood had five hits and scored five runs for the Flyers, who also got three hits, including a double, and four RBIs from Brandon Saldusky. Kurt Maxwell had two hits, scored two runs and drove in three runs, while Luke Carper had two hits and two RBIs and Jake Griffin had a hit, scored two runs and drove in three runs.

South Central 7, W. Reserve 5

GREENWICH — The Trojans completed the sweep over visiting Western Reserve with a two-run win on Tuesday.

Ben Lamoreaux had three hits, including a double and a triple, and three RBIs for South Central (10-4, 5-3). Simon Blair had two hits and a double, while Isaiah Seidel also had three hits. P. Madison and G. Seidel also had two hits, with Seidel’s a double.

For Western (5-15, 3-9), Devin Good had three hits, including a double and an RBI, Payton Studd also had a double, two hits and drove in two runs. Matt Perkins and Tate Drennen had two hits each.

Evan Legg earned the win for the Trojans, tossing 3 2/3 innings of relief, striking out six and walking one. He gave up a single run on five hits.

Huron 10, Willard 8

At Huron, the Tigers held off the Crimson Flashes to earn a Bay division win Tuesday.

For Willard (2-9, 1-7), Spencer Parrott doubled twice as part of a 3 for 4 effort. Alec Gardner had two hits and scored a run, Bryce Bailey had a single and drove in two runs, as did Austin Adelman. Shane Durbin, Jake Cok and Cole Severino had an RBI apiece.

SOFTBALL

St. Paul 9, Mapleton 6

NANKIN TWP. — The Lady Flyers improved to 5-10 overall and 3-7 in the FC with Tuesday’s road win over the Mounties.

For St. Paul, Kennedy Stang was 2 for 4 with three RBIs, and Olivia Englert was 2 for 5. Marlaina Sowers was 2 for 4 with a double, and also picked up the win on the mound in relief of Morgan Baxter.

Baxter went the first 2 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on one hit with four walks and a strikeout. Sowers then went the next 3 2/3 innings, allowing three runs on three hits. She walked five and struck out four.

Hannah Rudolph pitched a 1-2-3 seventh for the save, and Sydnee Roth also singled for St. Paul, which visits Western Reserve today.

Sandusky 19, Norwalk 2 (5 innings)

NORWALK — The Truckers fell to 0-12 (0-9 SBC Lake) with Tuesday’s loss to the visiting Blue Streaks.

Offensively for Norwalk, Leah Malson and Maddie Deiderick each were 2 for 3 with a run scored, and Sydney Hughes had a triple.

Willard 9, Huron 8

HURON — Down 7-0 after three innings, the Crimson Flashes rallied past the host Tigers with nine runs over the final four innings, including three in the top of the seventh.

Offensively for Willard (8-4, 5-3), Makayla Schiffel was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Jena Adams was 2 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs, while Kalli Sowers hit the go-ahead two-run single in the top of the seventh inning. Elli White also had a hit and an RBI.

In the circle, Morgan Hamons went the distance. She allowed eight runs (six earned) on nine hits with two strikeouts and two walks.

Monroeville 1, Crestview 0 (8 inn.)

MONROEVILLE — Ashlyn Tommas’ RBI single to left scored Taylor Reed with the winning run in extra innings Tuesday as the Eagles topped the Cougars in the Firelands Conference to draw within a game in at the top of the standings.

Monroeville’s Carley Helmstetter won a pitcher’s duel with Crestview (14-2, 10-1) pitcher Kennedy Hickey. Helmstetter struck out nine hitters and didn’t allow a walk in a seven-hit shutout, while Hickey struck out 13 and walked one.

Paige Schafer led the Eagles (17-2, 8-2) with two hits. Alex Carper, Tommas, Helmstetter and Reer had a hit each.

S. Central 15, W. Reserve 0 (5 inn.)

GREENWICH — Sarah Oney tossed a five-inning no-hitter for the Trojans in an FC win over the Roughriders Tuesday.

Oney struck out four and walked four, needing only 66 pitches in her no-hit bid.

South Central (6-12, 3-5) had six players finish with multiple hits. Kailee Beaver had four hits and drove in two runs, while Chiara Powell had three hits and two RBIs. Four others — Desiree Chill, Taylor Sexton, Emma Keysor and Elizabeth Music — had two hits each. Chill homered and had a game-high three RBIs.

Keysor, Music, Sexton and Oney each doubled. Music and Oney had two RBIs apiece.

Edison 13, U. Sandusky 2 (5 inn.)

MILAN — The Chargers scored 12 runs over the first two innings to get back to .500 with Tuesday’s non-league win over the Rams.

Offensively for Edison (8-8), Lindsey Fortuna was 3 for 4 with two RBIs, and Morgan Scott had two singles and scored twice. Deana Blatnik doubled, drove in a run and scored, while Leah Krul and Brooke Yates each had a hit with two RBIs.

In the circle, Fortuna went all five innings for the win. She allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits with two strikeouts and a walk.

TENNIS

Norwalk 4, Shelby 1

SHELBY — The Truckers improved to 12-7 overall (9-3 SBC Lake) with Tuesday’s road victory over the Whippets.

Austin Brown got Norwalk on the board at first singles with a straight sets win (6-2, 6-0), while Jack Mei won at third singles in three, 2-6, 6-1, 6-1. Ben Traczek fell at second singles (6-3, 6-2).

At first doubles, Wyatt Brown and Andrew Riley won in two sets (6-0, 7-6 (6)), while Eric Hull and Jordan Cotterill won in three sets at second doubles, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Edison 4, Oak Harbor 1

OAK HARBOR — The Chargers improved to 11-1 overall and 9-0 in the SBC Bay division with Tuesday’s win over the host Rockets.

James Hill got the Chargers rolling at first singles (6-1, 6-0), while Bryan Johnston swept for Edison at second singles (6-0, 6-0). The Rockets picked up the lone win at third singles by injury default.

At first doubles, Nick Lombardi and Connor Goodwin won 6-0, 6-1, while the No. 2 team of Lincoln Meredith and Nick Shupe swept (6-0, 6-0).

Huron 4, Willard 1

HURON — The Crimson Flashes fell to the host Tigers in an SBC Bay division match on Tuesday.

Willard’s lone win came at second singles, as Kolin McKelvey won a marathon over Huron’s Graham McGlashon, 6-4, 6-7 (5-7), 10-8.

Levi Hill fell at first singles to Ben Nevison (6-3, 6-1), and Graham Wiers fell at third singles to Sam Slutz (6-0, 6-4).

The first doubles team of Josh Haynes and Brandon Bye was swept (6-0, 6-0), and the No. 2 team of Rojelio Lopez and Eli Jaramillo lost (6-0, 6-2).

Bellevue 5, Columbian 0

TIFFIN — The Redmen improved to 11-5 overall and 7-4 in the SBC Lake with Tuesday’s sweep over the Tornadoes.

Logan Miller (6-0, 6-4), Nate Fox (6-1, 6-0) and Jordan Schaefer (6-2, 6-2) all won in straight sets in singles play.

At first doubles, Justin Baxter and Richie Stombaugh (6-2, 7-5) won in two sets, as did Gunnar Lilly and Zach Fischer (6-2, 7-5) at second doubles.

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