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Norwalk falls by a run in sectional title game at Ontario

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 11, 2018 at 11:39 PM

ONTARIO — The red-hot Ontario baseball team was able to capitalize on unearned runs to edge past visiting Norwalk in a Division II sectional championship game on Friday, winning 5-4.

Norwalk will end its season at 13-12 with the setback. The Truckers had the tying run at third base in the top of the seventh, but were unable to push it across to potentially force extra innings. The Warriors have won 21 straight games.

Jacob Roth had two hits, including a home run, an RBI and a run scored for Norwalk, while Nate Adelman, Leighton Battles and Bryson Harvey each added two hits.

Harvey had a double and added two RBIs.

Austin Christman took the loss, striking out three batters, walking one and allowing five runs (two earned) on six hits in six innings.

South Central 9, Monroeville 5

GREENWICH — One day removed from winning a Div. IV sectional title, the host Trojans scored six runs in a two-inning span of Friday’s Firelands Conference win over the Eagles.

For South Central (14-6, 9-4), Ben Lamoreaux went six innings for the win and had a double and scored a run at the plate. He allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits, but also struck out 11 batters with no walks.

Also for the Trojans, Tycen Cooper was 3 for 4 with three runs scored, while Curtis Fredericks, Isaiah Seidel and Grant Seidel each had two hits and multiple RBIs. Andrew Madison had a hit and two RBIs, and Josh Mayer added a hit and an RBI.

Bellevue 2, Shelby 1

BELLEVUE — The Redmen edged Shelby in a Div. II sectional championship Friday.

Bryce Ray had a home run, an RBI and one run scored for Bellevue (17-3), while Dalton Hay and Bryce McMurray each had a double, and Kaden Vogel added one hit.

Mitchell Wells earned the win on the mound, striking out four batters, walking five and allowing one earned run on three hits in seven innings.

SOFTBALL

Clear Fork 11, Edison 10

BELLVILLE — Top-seeded Clear Fork edged Edison in a Division III sectional championship on Friday in a slugfest.

Morgan Scott led the Chargers with three hits and two runs scored, while Sam Smith had one hit, two RBIs and one run scored. Lindsey Fortuna added two hits and an RBI, while Hannah Vitaz had a hit and drove in two runs. Leah Krul had two hits, including a double, and one run scored.

With the loss, Edison fell to 12-11.

Tiffin Columbian 6, Willard 4

TIFFIN — Columbian defeated Willard in a Div. II sectional championship Friday.

Haylie Hamons had three hits, including a double and a home run, two RBIs and one run scored for the Crimson Flashes, while Jena Adams added three hits and an RBI.

Willard (10-7) returns to action Monday at home against Port Clinton for a regular season Sandusky Bay Conference matchup.

Monroeville 11, S. Central 2

GREENWICH — The Eagles beat the Trojans for a second straight day, this time in a rescheduled FC matchup at South Central High School.

For Monroeville (22-3, 11-2), Paige Schafer was 3 for 4 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored. Jessica Hayes was 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, while Carley Helmstetter had a home run and three RBIs.

Also for the Eagles, Payton Scheid, Ashlyn Tommas, Morganne Stanley and Taylor Reer each had two hits, with Reer hitting a homer with two RBIs.

In the circle, Helmstetter allowed two earned runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and two walks in seven innings of work.

For the Trojans (11-13, 5-8), Madison Allen drove in both runs, while Kailee Beaver had two hits, and Sarah Oney and Ellysia Driver each had one.

Plymouth 8, Crestline 4

CRESTLINE — Visiting Plymouth moved back above .500 at 13-12 with a non-league win over the host Bulldogs.

For the Big Red, Mallory Miler was 4 for 4 with a double, a triple, an RBI and three runs scored. Tristen Wiley was 3 for 4 with a triple and an RBI, while Shilo Plank was 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI.

In the circle, Ariel Plank allowed four earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks over seven innings.

Bellevue 5, Vermilion 4 (8 inn.)

BELLEVUE — The Lady Red trailed by a run headed into the eighth inning against Vermilion, but got big hits from their biggest players.

Sophia Pressler hit a game-tying homerun before Raquelle Seamon had a walk-off single to give Bellevue a nail-biting 5-4 Division II sectional final win over the Sailors.

No. 2-seeded Bellevue improves to 17-5 overall and will face No. 3-seeded Ontario at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Edison High School in a district semifinal.

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