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St. Paul baseball clinches third straight FC title

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 10, 2019 at 11:02 PM

NORWALK — The St. Paul baseball team put the finishing touches on a third straight Firelands Conference championship with Friday’s 5-0 win over visiting Mapleton at Norwalk Area Contractors Park.

The Flyers, who started the season 0-4, improved to 16-7 overall and went 13-1 in FC play.

In Friday’s win, the Flyers scored twice in the first and three times in the third. Jake Griffin had a two-run single in the first, while the Flyers scored on an error, then a pair of fielders choice RBIs by Scotty Adelman and Gavin Starcher.

Lars Livengood added two singles and scored twice for the Flyers, who got a complete-game from freshman Tyler Perkins. He allowed an unearned run on three hits with nine strikeouts and no walks in seven innings.

St. Paul hosts Danbury at 5 p.m. on Tuesday in a Division IV sectional semifinal.

Mapleton 000 000 1 — 1 3 2

St. Paul   230 000 x — 5 6 0

WP: Perkins; LP: Vermilyn

 

Plymouth 5, New London 4

NEW LONDON — The Big Red scored four runs in the top of the seventh to pick up an FC win over the host Wildcats on Friday.

For Plymouth (11-7, 8-3), Peyton Young was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, while Walker Elliot doubled and drove in a pair. Treven Lane also added two hits and recorded the final two outs for the save.

On the mound, Zeth Goth allowed four runs on six hits with five strikeouts and five walks in 6 1/3 innings.

For New London (9-8, 7-6), Chase Keathley doubled and had two RBIs, while Karson Howell was 2 for 4 and Colin Cole was 2 for 3 with an RBI. On the mound, Kevin Fridenstine went all seven, allowing four earned runs with three strikeouts and two walks.

Plymouth  001 000 4 — 5 10 0

N. London 030 001 0 — 4 6 1

WP: Goth; LP: Fridenstine

2B: (P) Young, Horne, Elliot; (NL) No. 35, Keathley

 

SOFTBALL

Madison 4, Norwalk 0

MADISON TWP. — The Norwalk softball team saw its tournament season come to an end with Friday’s shutout loss at Mansfield Madison (15-6) in a Division II sectional title game.

With the loss, Norwalk fell to 8-14 overall. The Truckers, who visit Tiffin Columbian on Monday, were held to three singles in the loss.

Alex Nolan had two of those hits, while Sydney Hughes had the other. Karissa Conrad threw six innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on seven hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Sloan Kiser struck out 14 with no walks in seven innings for the Rams.

Norwalk 000 000 0 — 0 3 2

Madison 012 001 x — 4 7 1

WP: Kiser; LP: Conrad

 

Bellevue 14, Willard 1

BELLEVUE — The Crimson Flashes grabbed an early lead, but the Lady Red exploded for 13 runs over the third and fourth innings of Friday’s Div. II sectional title game.

For Willard (11-11), Becca Slone singled twice and scored the lone run. Cathern Hamons, Kaiten Weiss and Haylie Hamons each added one hit.

Willard    010 00 — 1 5 4

Bellevue 017 6x — 14 12 1

WP: Hill; LP: Hamons

2B: (B) Mohr 2

 

Edison 6, Clear Fork 0

BELLVILLE — The Chargers improved to 18-6 and turned around last season’s sectional title loss to the Colts with a win on Friday.

Edison will face Galion (17-4) at 6 p.m. Wednesday in a Div. III district semifinal at Lexington High School.

In Friday’s win, Kira Appeman worked around eight Clear Fork hits to throw a complete-game shutout. In seven innings, she struck out five with no walks on 94 pitches.

Offensively for Edison, Lindsey Fortuna was 2 for 4 with a home run and scored twice. Jessica Stoll also homered and scored twice, while Morgan Scott was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Mariah Medina added two hits, while both Appeman and Deana Blatnik had a hit and an RBI.

Edison 300 110 1 — 6 10 2

C. Fork 000 000 0 — 0 8 3

WP: Appeman; LP: Roberts

2B: (E) Mancuso; HR: (E) Fortuna, Stoll

 

Plymouth 11, B. Central 1

PLYMOUTH — The Big Red cruised to a Div. IV sectional championship win on Friday over visiting Buckeye Central.

Plymouth (18-4) advances to a district semifinal at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday against the winner of today’s Lucas-Seneca East game.

In Friday’s win, Emily Akers and Morgan Chaffins each homered and had three RBIs, while Shilo Plank was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Emily Blanton added three hits and an RBI, while Mallory Miller and Maycie Creveling each had two hits.

In the circle, Miller went five innings, allowing one earned run on one hit with six strikeouts and no walks.

B. Central 000 10 — 1 1 0

Plymouth 326 0x — 11 12 1

WP: Miller; LP: Cain

2B: (P) S. Plank; HR: (P) Akers, Chaffins

 

Margaretta 21, W. Reserve 0

CASTALIA — The Roughriders fell to 2-17 overall with Friday’s Div. III sectional title game loss to the state-ranked Polar Bears.

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