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Plymouth wins second straight

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 12, 2018 at 11:28 PM

PLYMOUTH — After an 0-6 start to the season, the Plymouth softball team has found new life this week.

One day removed from a 12-2 win over Lucas, the Big Red (2-6, 1-3) put up another big day on the scoreboard with a 13-5 win over visiting St. Paul in a Firelands Conference game on Thursday.

Offensively for the Big Red, Olivia Fidler had a big day with three doubles, an RBI and two runs scored. Emily Akers added two doubles, three RBIs, two runs scored and was on base four times, while Maycie Creveling had a hit and two RBIs.

Also for Plymouth, Morgan Chaffins, Ariel Plank and Kelsey Blankenship each had a hit and an RBI, while Tristen Wiley also singled.

Mallory Miller went the distance in the circle, allowing four earned runs on nine hits with nine strikeouts and no walks in seven innings. She threw 120 pitches.

Kennedy Stang was 3 for 3 with a double, three stolen bases and three runs scored for the Flyers (2-4, 1-3). Marlaina Sowers added two hits, and Morgan Baxter was 1 for 3 with three RBIs and a run scored.

Hannah Rudolph, Sydnee Roth and Mara Lesch each added singles, and Olivia Englert and Kaity Tomshack each added an RBI.

In the circle, St. Paul used three pitchers in the game. Baxter started and allowed five earned runs on four hits with two strikeouts and three walks. Rudolph pitched one inning, then Sowers threw the final three innings, allowing two unearned runs on one hit with two strikeouts and a walk.

 

Port Clinton 8, South Central 7

GREENWICH — The visiting Redskins put up two runs in the top of the sixth inning to slip past the host Trojans in Thursday’s non-league game at South Central High School.

For South Central (2-6), Sarah Oney was 3 for 4 with a double, a triple, an RBI and three runs scored. Samantha Jayes was 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs.

Also for the Trojans, Emma Keysor was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI, and Kailee Beaver was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored, and Taylor Sexton added two hits and two runs scored.

Oney went all seven innings on the mound, allowing eight earned runs on 14 hits with seven strikeouts and four walks.

 

BASEBALL

Lexington 5, Bellevue 4

BELLEVUE — In a potential tournament preview, it was the visiting Minutemen scoring all five runs in the first inning of Thursday’s win over the Redmen.

For Bellevue (7-1), Mitchell Wells was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored, while Bryce Ray was 2 for 4 and Grant Vickery was 2 for 3.

Dalton Hay and Chase Eisenhauer added hits for the Redmen. On the mound, Daniel Burris started and allowed five earned runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and a walk in 5 2/3 innings. Vickery pitched the final 1 1/3 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and a walk.

 

New London 9, Wynford 4

NEW LONDON — The Wildcats improved to 4-2 following a seven-run second inning in Thursday’s non-league win over the Royals.

No further information was available.

 

TENNIS

Shelby 3, Norwalk 2

NORWALK — The Truckers fell to 5-3 (3-2 SBC Lake) following a tight 3-2 loss to the visiting Whippets on Thursday.

At first singles, Austin Brown won for the Truckers over Matteo Rizzardi (6-1, 6-2), while Andrew Riley and Jack Mei each lost in three sets at second and third singles.

Riley fell to Ryan Stahl (4-6, 6-1, 6-4) and Mei lost to Ethan Eidt (4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-0).

At first doubles, Ben Traczek and Wyatt Brown also lost in three sets to Noah Kennard and Nolen Stahl (6-1, 3-6, 7-5). The No. 2 team of Eric Hull and Jordan Cotterill beat Josh Yee and Alex Gribble (7-5, 7-5).

Norwalk is at Lexington today.

Edison 4, Oak Harbor 1

OAK HARBOR — The Chargers picked up an SBC Bay division road win on Thursday against the host Rockets.

James Hill got Edison (6-1, 4-0) started at No. 1 singles with a win over Nate Mansor (6-0, 6-1). Bryan Johnston followed at No. 2 with a win over Matt Klima (6-4, 6-2), while Carter Kramer fell at third singles (7-6 (5), 6-2).

At No. 1 doubles, Connor Goodwin and Nick Lombardi defeated Thomas Chovanec and Delaney Hayes (6-0, 6-1). The No. 2 tandem of Nick Shupe and Lincoln Meredith then beat Andrew Jeffries and Wyatt Miller (6-4, 6-0).

Bellevue 4, Columbian 1

TIFFIN — The Redmen improved to 6-2 (4-1 SBC Lake) following Thursday’s road win over the Tornadoes.

Logan Miller got the win at first singles for Bellevue, topping Colin Burkett (6-3, 6-3). Nate Fox beat Anthony Petrosino (6-3, 6-3) at No. 2 singles, and Justin Baxter beat Jaythan Triplat (6-1, 6-1) at third singles.

The Redmen fell at first doubles, as Richie Stombaugh and Zach Fischer fell in a lengthy watch to Jacob Beamer and Zach Krintzline (7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (3). The No. 2 team of Gunnar Lilly and Hunter Musselman then won in three sets over Presley Eastlick and Ryan Crocker (3-6, 6-2, 7-5).

Huron 5, Willard 0

HURON — The Crimson Flashes were swept in Thursday’s SBC Bay division match against the host Tigers.

At first singles, Levi Hill fell to Ben Nevison (6-0, 6-2), while Kolin McKelvey lost to Jake Swope at No. 2 singles (6-1, 6-1), and Graham Wiers fell at third singles to Oliver Claus (6-0, 6-0).

The No. 1 doubles team of Josh Haynes and Brandon Dye fell to Graham McGlashon and Nick Ritzler (6-1, 6-0). The No. 2 team of Eli Jaramillo and Rojelio Lopez lost to Sam Slutz and Jeremiah Green (6-1, 6-0).

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