Lexington 11, Norwalk 2
SANDUSKY — The Truckers saw Lexington put up six runs in the second inning and trailed 9-0 heading to the home-half of the fifth on Saturday at Sandusky’s Sports Force Park.
Norwalk added two runs in the bottom of the fifth before Lexington scored two more in the seventh for insurance runs.
The Truckers fall to 1-1 on the year and are back in action on Tuesday at Bellevue.
Monroeville 11, Open Door Christian 1
SANDUSKY — The Monroeville Eagles run-ruled Open Door Christian Academy on Saturday at Sandusky’s Sports Force Park.
The Eagles put together a consistent game scoring a run in the second, three in the third, one in the fourth, three in the fifth and three more in the sixth to bring and end to the contest.
Three Eagles recorded three hits with Gage Blackford, Jaysen Sanders and Faven Eitle all recording a trio of hits. Riley Miller led the way with three RBI while Sanders and Eitle added two a piece.
Sanders took home the win on the mound pitching six innings with eight strikeouts on three hits.
The Eagles improve to 3-1 on the season and travel to Western Reserve on Monday.
Monroeville 9, Fremont St. Joseph 1
MONROEVILLE — The Monroeville Eagles weathered the rain and hosted Fremont St. Joseph on Saturday claiming a 9-1 win.
The Eagles scored three runs in the third scoring two runs off of errors and Courtney Kraft’s double bringing home the other. The Eagles put up four more in the fourth and two more in the sixth to take the win.
Sophomore pitcher Carley Helmstetter picked up the win after tossing seven innings giving up just one run on five hits while striking out 15 batters and not walking one.
Seven different Eagles collected hits. Ashlyn Tommas, Jessice Hayes, Paige Schafer, Kraft, Helmstetter, Morganne Stanley and Taylor Reer all reached the hit column while Kraft had the only extra-base hit on the day. Schafer, Skiler Hershiser and Kraft all scored two runs a piece. Kraft, Kime and Helmstetter had the only RBIs for the Eagles. Kime walked three times.
The Eagles improve to 1-1 on the year and are back in action on Monday at Western Reserve.
Holland-Spring 8, Edison 0
Bellevue 10, Edison 8
BELLEVUE — The Edison Lady Chargers traveled to Bellevue for a double-header with three teams and came away with a pair of losses.
The Lady Chargers took on Holland-Spring in Game 1 falling 8-0. Lauren Wolfe took the loss pitching four innings giving up eight hits and four earned runs with two strikeouts and a walk.
Five Lady Chargers added hits in the ballgame. Hailey Stoll, McKenna Dodds, Jessica Stoll, Mariah Medina and Morgan Scott all had one hit a piece. Scott had a stolen base.
“We played a solid Division 1 school today which has pitching depth and solid defense,” Edison coach Troy Keegan said. “They hit the ball pretty hard. Although we lost we played a lot better than our first game.”
In Game 2, the Lady Chargers lost a high-scoring game 10-8 to Bellevue. Wolfe again took the loss throwing six innings giving up 11 hits and nine earned runs with a walk. Hailey Stoll continued her successful day going 2-for-3 with two RBI, two runs, a walk and was hit by a pitch. Wolfe added a hit, a run and an RBI while Medina added a hit, a run and a walk. Scott, Jillian Danda and Grace Houser all added two hits a piece with Scott scoring a run and adding two walks. Danda scored a run with a sacrifice and Houser drove in a run and added a run. Hannah Vitaz added a hit with a double scoring two runs and adding two RBI. Jessica Stoll added an RBI.
“Bellevue has a great hitting team,” Jeegan said. “We battled back and forth. It took a walk off to beat us. I am extremely proud of my girls. They played there guts out. It was one of the most exciting games I've been a part of even though we lost.”
Avon Lake 4, Norwalk 1
AVON — The Norwalk Truckers took a bit of a road trip east to take on tennis power Avon Lake.
The Truckers came away with a 4-1 loss for their first defeat of the season.
In first singles, Andrew Herner put up a fight against Spencer Gray but fell in two sets, 6-3 and 6-2. In second singles, Evan Hohman dropped his match with Aiden Shoop in two sets 6-0 and 6-0. Finally, in third singles, Andrew Riley fell to Aiden Miller in two sets 6-2 and 6-2.
In doubles action, Jacob Coe and Damon Mohan dropped their first singles match to Noah Lendal and Austin Goetz in a hard-fought match 3-6, 6-3 and 6-4. The Truckers got their only win of the match in second doubles when Austin Brown and Max Berry beat Charlie Anderson And Kyle Umek 6-1 and 6-3.
"Norwalk doesn't travel east too often,” Norwalk coach Chris Higgins said. “We knew we would have a tough time matching up with Avon Lake, but in the end, it was a highly competitive match. Andrew gave all he could at first singles, but his opponent was incredibly solid. Evan and Andrew saw what will be one of the best players they see all season at second and third singles. Jacob and Damon were in a two-plus hour marathon which saw both teams make a run. Max and Austin, the lone win for the Truckers, made it look pretty easy compared to the rest of the courts. They kept their opponents off the net effectively."
The Truckers are back in action on Tuesday at Tiffin Columbian.
Perkins Pirates Invitational
Girls: Norwalk 40
Boys: Norwalk 64
PERKINS — The Norwalk Truckers’ boys’ and girls’ track teams competed in the Perkins Pirated Invitational on Saturday morning. The girls took 40 points finishing in tenth place while the boys took 64 points and finished in fifth.
In the 4x800-meter relay, the tram of Lauryn Maloney, Bethany Cring, Kaelyn Harkness and Jada Thomas took fifth place with a time of 10:39.24 while the boys’ team of Owen Lottman, Brandon Wise, Jose Dominguez and Mitchell Sommers took third with a 9:02.19.
In the 100-meter dash, Jasmine Thomas took fifth place overall with a time of 13.72 in the finals while on the boys’ side, Trenten Morrow took second with an 11.56 in the finals.
In the 4x200-meter relay, the girls’ team of Ashten Morrow, Samantha Rospert, Mascie Horner and Marley Geretz took second with a 2:01.22 while the boys’ team of Carson Shober, Chris Tuttler, Rashod Raymore and Morrow took fourth with a 1:36.47.
In the 1,600-meter run, Allison Reyna took 16th with a 6:49.24 and Janie Dominguez took 22nd with a 7:00.90. For the boys, Ethan Bores took third with a 4:47.26 and Matthew Neuberger took 15th with a 5:22.77.
In the 4x100-meter relay, the girls team of Ashten Morrow, Horner, Rospert and Eboni Barbee ran a 56.35 good for eighth place. The boys’ team of Trevon Raymore, Shober, Tuttle and Trenten Morrow finished in fourth with a 45.46.
In the 400-meter dash, Maloney ran a 1:07.07 and Haleigh Skinner ran a 1:11.77 for the Lady Truckers while Gabe Phillips ran a 55.00 and Brandon Wise ran a 55.00 for the boys.
In the 300-meter hurdles, Rebecca Norman ran a 59.31 while Geretz won the event with a blazing time of 49.93. For the boys, Gabriel Hanline ran a 50.00.
In the 200-meter dash, Jasmine Thomas ran a 28.82 in the finals finishing in eighth place.
In the 3,200-meter run, Elyse Coe took fifth with a 13:10.62 while Mara Berry took 13th with a 14:10.85. Julian Go took sixth with a 10:44.67 and Robert Vazquez took seventh with a 10:45.86.
In the 4x400, the team of Harkness, Maloney, Jasmine Thomas and Cring took fifth with a 4:29.77 for the girls while the team of Trevon Raymore, Morrow, Phillips and Bores took sixth with a 3:47.97.
In the long jump, Jada Thomas took third place with a leap of 15-07.25 and Paige Maurer took 14th with a 13-03. Caleb Robinson took 16th with a leap of 14-09 and Cobey Kromer took 17th with a 13-01 for the boys.
In the high jump, Addison Maurer took 13th with a jump of 4-03 while Kaden Livingston took fifth with a jump of 5-06 for the boys.
In the shot put, Haley Ziemba tossed it 27-09 and Halai Rhinhart recorded a toss of 28 feet. Wesley Dendinger recorded a toss of 41-08.50 for the boys.
In the discus, Ziemba threw an 81-07 and Carman Krichbaum added a 72-footer. Dendinger recorded a 125-04 for the boys.
In the pole vault, Jake Sommers won the event for the Truckers with a vault of 13 feet and Owen Rhoder took third with a 12-foot vault.
Bucyrus Elks Invitational
Girls: Western Reserve 25, South Central 15, Plymouth 8
Boys: Western Reserve 18, Plymouth 15, South Central 2
BUCYRUS — In the first big track meet of the year, Western Reserve, Plymouth and South Central traveled to Bucyrus for the Bucyrus Elks Invitational.
South Central’s Alex Holland made it to the finals in the 110-meter hurdles finishing in seventh place with a 17.64. South Central’s Lexi Adams advanced to the finals of the 100-meter dash after putting up the top time in qualifying with a 13.64. Her 13.66 in the finals was good for fourth place.
Western Reserve’s Colton Puder showed his speed in the 100-meter dash qualifying for the finals and taking seventh overall with a 11.92. Plymouth’s Nathaniel Redden took second overall in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:46.30. Western’s McKenna Woodruff finished third in the 400-meter dash with a 1:07.06.
Western’s Julia Tite took ninth in the 300-meter hurdles with a 57.48. Holland also finished tenth in the 300-meter hurdles with a 47.69. South Central’s Holly Hale finished in 11th in the 800-meter run with a 2:51.44. Adams took fourth place in the 200-meter dash with a 28.87 while Puder took eighth in the event on the boys’ side.
Western’s Brooke Perkins took 11th place in the 3,200-meter run with a 13:51.40 and Redden took fourth in the event with a 10:29.97.
Western Reserve’s Victoria Ramage won the girls’ discus with a toss of 106-09 while Plymouth’s Hannah Barber threw a 99-05 to take fifth. Noah Stevens of Western finished third in the boys’ discus with a 122-08. Western’s Riley Suhr was the top area performer in the high jump with a leap of 5-06. South Central’s Izzy Hauler took eighth in the long jump with a leap of 14-05.5.
Puder took home the long jump championship with a leap of 20-02, a foot and two inches further than the second place finisher. Ramage took fourth in the shot put with a toss of 32-00.25 while Barber took fifth with a 31-06.25.