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St. Paul tops Western for first Firelands Conference

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Apr 23, 2019 at 11:10 PM

NORWALK — The St. Paul softball team picked up its first Firelands Conference win of the season with Tuesday’s 5-2 victory over visiting Western Reserve at Norwalk Area Contractors Park.

With the win, the Flyers improved to 4-12 overall and 1-7 in the FC. Western fell to 2-10, 0-7.

For St. Paul, Amelia Rospert pitched seven strong innings in the circle. The freshman allowed two runs on three hits with eight strikeouts and two walks. She also added a single at the plate.

Also for the Flyers, Marlaina Sowers singled twice, walked and had an RBI. Olivia Englert added two singles, while Sammy Lippert singled and drove in two runs. Presley Stang had a triple and an RBI, while Kennedy Stang added a double and an RBI.

W. Reserve 000 101 0 — 2 3

St. Paul       000 050 x — 5 8

WP: Rospert; LP: Good

2B: (SP) K. Stang; 3B: (SP) P. Stang


Willard 12, B. Central 0

NEW WASHINGTON — The Crimson Flashes scored 11 runs over the third and fourth innings in Tuesday’s win over nearby Buckeye Central.

For Willard (8-7), Jena Adams was 2 for 2 with a double and two RBIs, and Cathern Hamons was 2 for 4 with one RBI.

Addie Slone had a home run and two RBIs for the Flashes, while Haylie Hamons also had two hits, including a double, and an RBI.

In the circle, Morgan Hamons went three innings for the win. She scattered three hits with five strikeouts and no walks.

Willard 106 50 — 12 13 0

B. Central 000 00 — 0 3 0

WP: Hamons; LP: Omlor

2B: (W) C. Hamons, Mahl, Adams, H. Hamons; HR: (W) Slone


Mapleton 9, New London 3

NEW LONDON — The Mounties turned a 3-0 deficit in the fifth inning into a 9-3 road Firelands Conference win on Tuesday.

For New London, Kelsey Boswell was 2 for 4 with a triple and a run scored. Sierra Hose was 2 for 4 and Katie Ballinger was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Mapleton 000 023 4 — 9 12 2

N. London 020 100 0 — 3 9 3

WP: Hamilton; LP: Ledbetter

2B: (NL) Raymond; 3B: (NL) Boswell


Crestview 15, S. Central 0

GREENWICH — The Cougars (16-1, 9-0) again dominated in FC play on Tuesday with a win over the Trojans.

South Central (5-13, 3-6) had just one hit — a single by Madison Allen.

Crestview 182 40 — 15 19 0

S. Central 000 00 — 0 1 1

WP: Ringler; LP: Prater

2B: (C) Schaefer, Metzger, Them; 3B: (C) Leeper; HR: (C) Ringler 2, Them


Margaretta 8, Bellevue 3

BELLEVUE — Trailing 4-3 in the fourth inning, the Lady Red allowed four runs to state-ranked Margaretta in a non-league loss on Tuesday.

Riley Mohr had two of the five hits for Bellevue, which fell to 10-4. Alex Fiske, Kennedy Ryan and Rylee Seamon each had a single.

Margaretta 202 400 0 — 8 14 2

Bellevue 120 000 0 — 3 5 3

WP: Moore; LP: Ryan



Plymouth 24, Monroeville 2

MONROEVILLE — The Big Red lit up the scoreboard for 24 runs on 14 hits in just five innings in Tuesday’s run-rule win over the Eagles.

For Plymouth (7-6, 4-3), Camden Welch was 4 for 5 with a double and five RBIs, while Treven Lane was 2 for 3 with four RBIs and four runs scored. Peyton Young added two hits and two RBIs, while Luke Hamann had two hits and one RBI.

Also for the Big Red, Cole Wentz went the first three innings and allowed two unearned runs on one hit with three strikeouts and two walks.

Merrit Key had the lone hit for the Eagles (1-14, 0-8).

Plymouth (11)37 03 — 24 14 2

Monroeville 002 00 — 2 1 8

WP: Wentz; LP: Key

2B: (P) Welch, Young, Horne


New London 11, Mapleton 4

NEW LONDON — New London used a six-run third inning to pull away from Mapleton in Tuesday’s Firelands Conference win.

Peyton Wilson shined again for the Wildcats (6-7, 4-4) in the win over the Mounties (3-10, 3-5).

He was 2 for 2 with a home run and scored three at the plate — and went all seven innings on the mound for the win.

Wilson allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits with 15 strikeouts and one walk in his 103-pitch outing.

Also for New London, Kevin Fridenstine doubled and had three RBIs, while Logan Girton had a single and two RBIs. Karson Howell also added a single and an RBI.

Mapleton 200 000 2 — 4 5 11

N. London 106 130 x — 11 6 3

WP: Wilson; LP: Vermilya

2B: (NL) Fridenstine; HR: (NL) Wilson


S. Central 6, Crestview 1

GREENWICH — The Trojans scored five of their six runs over the first two innings of Tuesday’s FC win over the Cougars.

For South Central (13-3, 8-0), Simon Blair went five innings on the mound for the win, and added a single and an RBI as a batter. He struck out four and walked three, allowing one earned run on five hits.

Also for the Trojans, Sam Seidel had two hits, an RBI and scored three runs. Isaiah Seidel added a hit and an RBI.

Crestview 000 100 0 — 1 9 2

S. Central 140 010 x — 6 5 0

WP: Blair (3-0); LP: Fussner



Norwalk 5, Perkins 0

PERKINS TWP. — The Truckers moved one step closer to clinching the SBC Lake Division title with Tuesday’s road sweep over the host Pirates.

At first singles, Austin Brown won by scores of 6-2, 6-3. Carson Colahan cruised to a sweep (6-0, 6-0) at second singles, while Andrew Mozina also won comfortably at third singles (6-1, 6-2).

At first doubles, Andrew Riley and Wyatt Brown dropped just one game in an easy win (6-1, 6-0), while the No. 2 tandem of Ben Traczek and Sam Vanderpool won in a sweep (6-0, 6-0).

Norwalk (14-1, 9-0) can clinch at least a share of the SBC Lake title on Friday at home vs. Vermilion.


Port Clinton 3, Edison 2

MILAN — The visiting Redskins edged the host Chargers to force a tie atop the SBC Bay Division standings with three matches left.

Port Clinton swept all three singles positions to top the Chargers (10-3, 8-1). Winning at first doubles for Edison was Carter Kramer and Kaleb Yoder (6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-1). Adam Frederick and Jacob Lombardi then won at second doubles (6-0, 6-2) for the Chargers.

At first singles, Lincoln Meredith fell (6-1, 6-1), while Cody Yost lost at No. 2 singles (6-2, 6-0). Nate Spence dropped a three-set match at third singles (3-6, 6-2, 6-3).

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