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St. Paul offense breaks out in home win over Lakers

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Apr 5, 2019 at 10:58 PM

NORWALK — The St. Paul softball improved to 2-4 overall with a 22-6 non-league win over visiting Danbury on Friday at Norwalk Area Contractors Park.

For St. Paul, Presley Stang hit two triples and walked, while Mara Lesch was 2 for 2 and scored three times. Amelia Rospert was 1 for 2 and also scored three times for the Flyers, who finished with 22 runs on 10 hits.

“We needed this one,” St. Paul coach Bob Wilhelm said. “It had been a struggle to hit the last few games, so this was a much-needed performance.”

In the circle, Rospert pitched all five innings to pick up the win. She allowed three earned runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.


Monroeville 4, Calvert 1

TIFFIN — The Eagles improved to 5-0 with a dominant performance by starting pitcher Carley Helmstetter. She allowed one unearned run on six hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk in her seven innings of work.

Also for Monroeville, Skiler Hershiser was 2 for 4 with an RBI, while Alex Carper and Payton Scheid each singled and drove in a run. Callie Rosser added two hits for the Eagles.

Monroeville  000 101 2 — 4 11 1

Tiffin Calvert 000 010 0 — 1 6 2

WP: Helmstetter; LP: Borer

2B: Wagner


Plymouth 15, M. Christian 0

PLYMOUTH — The Big Red ran their record to 7-0 with Friday’s easy win over the visiting Flames.

Maycie Creveling was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs for Plymouth, while Emily Blanton added a double and three RBIs. Shilo Plank Plank singled and had two RBIs, while Tristen Wiley and Mallory Miller each had a single and an RBI.

In the circle, Miller threw five scoreless innings, scattering four hits with seven strikeouts and one walk.

M. Christian 000 00 — 0  4 2

Plymouth     191 4x — 15 6 0

WP: Fuvers; LP: Miller

2B: (P) Blanton; 3B: (P) Creveling


Edison 2, Firelands 1

MILAN — Deana Blatnik scored Hannah Vitaz from first with a double to left field giving the Chargers a walk-off win over the Falcons Friday in a non-league matchup.

Vitaz had started the seventh with a single to short as it took just two batters to end it. Morgan Scott, Kayla Mancuso, Lindsey Fortuna and Vitaz all had two hits apiece for Edison (4-1).

Fortuna hit a double, triple and earned the win in the circle. She gave up a single run on two hits, striking out four and walking one.

Firelands 000 100 0 — 1 2 3

Edison     100 000 1 — 2 9 1

WP: Lindsey Fortuna; LP: A. Strauss.

2B: (E) Deana Blatnik, Fortuna, (F) L. Rounds; 3B: (E) Fortuna.


Lucas 10, S. Central 2

GREENWICH — The Trojans fell to 1-6 with Friday’s non-league loss to the visiting Cubs.

For South Central, Ardana Pace doubled and had an RBI, while Taylor Sexton was 2 for 4 with an RBI and Sierra Chill was 2 for 3.

Also for the Trojans, Kailee Beaver, Emma Keysor, Callie Seaman, Madison Carney, Elizabeth Music and Madison Allen each singled.

Lucas       112 014 1 — 10 9 2

S. Central 200 000 0 — 2 11 6

WP: Depue; LP: Keysor

2B: (L) Depue, Spitler; (SC) Pace



St. Paul 13, Danbury 0

NORWALK — The Flyers won their second straight game to improve to 2-4 following Friday’s easy win over the Lakers at Norwalk Area Contractors Park.

Tyler Perkins threw a five-inning no-hitter for the Flyers, striking out six with three walks on 61 pitches.

Scott Adelman had two doubles and an RBI for St. Paul, while Perkins added a single and two RBIs. Spencer Myers, Grant Houck and Gavin Starcher each had a single and an RBI, while Lars Livengood scored four runs.

Danbury 000 00 — 0 0 2

St. Paul 313 6x — 13 6 0

WP: Perkins; LP: Large

2B: (SP) Adelman 2


Plymouth 15, M. Christian 5

PLYMOUTH — The Big Red (3-2) scored early and often in a non-league win over visiting Mansfield Christian.

For Plymouth, Payton Young was 3 for 4 with three doubles and three RBIs, with Treven Lane also finishing 3 for 4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Also for the Big Red, Camden Welch was 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs.

Luke Hamann pitched three innings, allowing two earned runs with two strikeouts and a walk to get the win.

M. Christian 401 00 — 5   7  6

Plymouth     273 21 — 15 13 3

WP: Hamann; LP: N/A

2B: (P) Young 3, Welch 2, Lane 2, Montgomery


Lexington 11, Bellevue 0

BELLEVUE — Jack Kleinknecht needed 53 pitches in five innings to toss a no-hitter for the Minutemen (3-3) who topped the Redmen in a non-league battle.

Kleinknecht struck out three and walked one, limiting Bellevue (3-3) to two total baserunners.

Lexington 160 40 — 11 12 1

Bellevue    000 00 — 0  0  1

WP: Jack Kleinknecht: LP: Philip Putnam.

2B: (L) Basham, Christman.



Findlay 5, Norwalk 0

NORWALK — The Truckers lost for the first time this season against the visiting Trojans in a non-league matchup in Norwalk.

Austin Brown fell at first singles (6-2, 6-2), while Carson Colahan (6-0, 6-0) and Andrew Mozina (6-3, 6-2) lost at second and third singles.

The No. 1 team of Andrew Riley and Wyatt Brown lost (6-2, 6-1), while the No. 2 team of Ben Traczek and Sam Vanderpool lost a lengthy three-set match, 3-6, 6-4, 10-5).

Norwalk hosts its doubles tournament today.

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