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Cougars blank Monroeville for FC lead

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 1, 2018 at 5:30 AM

OLIVESBURG — It was host Crestview cashing in on unearned runs early behind standout ace pitcher Kennedy Hickey to take command of the Firelands Conference race with Monday’s 4-0 win over state-ranked Monroeville.

The Cougars (14-1, 10-0 FC) scored three unearned runs in the first inning, a huge margin with Hickey on the mound. She took a perfect game into the fifth inning and allowed just two hits to the Eagles, striking out 11 with no walks in the seven innings.

Carley Helmstetter took the loss, allowing four unearned runs on three hits with eight strikeouts and no walks.

Brooke Kime and Taylor Reer each singled for the Eagles (16-2, 9-2). The two teams play again today in Monroeville.


Plymouth 4, New London 0

NEW LONDON — The Big Red (9-8, 5-4) scored three runs over the first two innings, and pitcher Mallory Miller made it stand in an FC win over the host Wildcats.

In the circle, Miller scattered five hits in a complete-game shutout effort over seven innings. She didn’t walk a batter and struck out three.

Offensively for Plymouth, Maycie Creveling tripled and scored, while Tristen Wiley double and also walked twice. Emily Akers had two hits and an RBI, while Morgan Chaffins, Shilo Plank and Raegan Alsept each singled and drove in a run.

For New London (9-4, 7-2), Kathy Vangilder, Marissa Rodriguez, Barton, Kelsey Boswell and Gabby Ledbetter each singled.


S. Central 15, W. Reserve 1 (5 inn.)

COLLINS — Desiree Chill was 2 for 6 with a double, triple and six RBIs to lead the Trojans to an FC victory over host Western Reserve.

Sarah Oney was also 4 for 4 with an RBI and four runs scored for South Central (5-12, 1-6), while Kailee Beaver had three hits an an RBI. Kaycee Burton had two hits and two RBIs, while Madison Allen and Taylor Sexton also each had two hits and an RBI.

Emma Keysor allowed an unearned run on three hits in five innings for the win. She struck out six and walked one.

Haley West had two hits for the Roughriders.


Edison 10, Port Clinton 0 (5 inn.)

MILAN — Edison defeated Port Clinton in Sandusky Bay Conference Bay division action Monday.

Lindsey Fortuna earned the win in the circle, striking out three batters, walking one and allowing no runs on four hits in five innings.

At the plate for the Chargers, Morgan Scott had two hits and three RBIs, while Fortuna and Grace Houser each added two hits and two RBIs.

Leah Krul and Hannah Vitaz each had a double for Edison.

For the Redskins, DeLayna Laurel, Bre Rose and Paige Steyer each had one hit.


Willard 5, Vermilion 1

WILLARD — The host Crimson Flashes improved to 7-4 (4-3 SBC Bay) with Monday’s win over the visiting Sailors.

Morgan Hamons allowed one earned run on five hits while pitching all seven innings for Willard. She struck out four and walked two on 90 pitches.

Offensively, Jena Adams had two hits and an RBI, while Madie Secor and Elli White each singled and drove in a run. Kailua Sowers and Makayla Schiffel also singled.


Columbian 14, Bellevue 9

BELLEVUE — The Tornadoes (11-5, 7-1) rallied from a 7-1 deficit with five runs in the top of the seventh inning to force a three-way tie atop the SBC Lake division with the host Lady Red (12-5, 7-1) and Clyde (14-3, 8-1).

Maycie Buckner was 3 for 5 with a double for Bellevue, while Lyndsey Seamon, Alex Fiske and Riley Mohr each hit home runs.


Norwalk 8, Shelby 7

SHELBY — The Truckers held off a late Shelby rally to improve to 10-8 overall and 4-5 in the SBC Lake division with Monday’s road win.

Nolan Flowers was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Garrett Obringer had two hits that included a double and scored twice to pace the Truckers. Justin Sommers also had two hits and Brandon Wise added two RBIs, with Nate Adelman and Leighton Battles each singling and scoring.

Austin Christman and Bryson Harvey each pitched two innings, and Jacob Roth pitched the last three. Christman allowed two earned runs on four hits, while Harvey allowed three unearned runs. Roth allowed an unearned run on one hit with three strikeouts.

Norwalk hosts Sandusky today and visits Perkins on Wednesday.


S. Central 5, W. Reserve 1

COLLINS — Starting pitcher Isaiah Seidel went the distance for the Trojans in a Firelands Conference win over host Western Reserve.

In seven innings, Seidel allowed one earned run on three hits. He struck out seven and walked three.

Offensively for the Trojans (7-4, 4-3), Evan Legg and Timmy Jayes each singled and drove in a run, while Simon Blair and Curtis Fredericks also singled.

For Western (5-12, 0-9), Payton Studd doubled and drove in a run, while Rogers doubled and Devin Good singled.


Plymouth 15, New London 2

NEW LONDON — The Big Red stayed hot with another win on Monday, blasting off for nine runs in the first inning of the victory over the Wildcats.

For Plymouth (7-5, 5-3), Marcus Adams, Seith Bailey and Avery Horne each had two hits and two RBIs. Anthony Montgomery singled and drove in two runs.

Trevor Lane pitched all five innings for the win. He allowed two earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and one walk.

For New London (6-6, 4-4), Peyton Wilson was 2 for 3 and drove in both runs. Derek Smith added two hits.


Edison 3, Port Clinton 0

MILAN — Edison defeated Port Clinton in Sandusky Bay Conference Bay division action Monday.

Cade Cooper earned the win for the Chargers (9-6, 8-2 SBC), striking out 13 batters, walking one and allowing just three hits in seven innings.

Thomas Oeder led Edison at the plate with two hits, including a double, while Bryce Roberts added a double, and Richard Crooks and Cooper each drove in a run.

Edison returns to action Wednesday at Willard.


Bellevue 3, Columbian 2 (8 inn.)

BELLEVUE — Division II No. 4-ranked Bellevue improved to 15-1 overall and 10-0 in the SBC Lake division with Monday’s narrow win over the Tornadoes.

Daniel Burris pitched six scoreless innings and allowed just one hit with six strikeouts, while Dalton Hay pitched the final two innings for the win.

Offensively, the Redmen got a hit and an RBI from Mitch Wells, hits from Dalton Hay, Bryce McMurray, Kaden Vogel (double) and Chase Eisenhauer, and an RBI from Grant Vickery.



Norwalk 5, Vermilion 0

NORWALK — The Truckers defeated Vermilion in SBC Lake division action Monday.

In singles action, Austin Brown beat Jack Rini at No. 1 (6-1, 6-0), while Ben Traczek topped Brandon Weitzel at No. 2 (6-2, 6-3) and Jack Mei defeated Rachel Feathers at No. 3 (6-0, 6-0).

In doubles play, Andrew Riley and Wyatt Brown beat Sam Dewey and Hunter Cyran at No. 1 (6-1, 6-0), while Eric Hull and Jordan Cotterill beat Grayson Jones and Aaron Gross at No. 2 (6-0, 6-0).

Norwalk (11-7, 8-3 SBC) returns to action today at Shelby.

Edison 4, Huron 1

HURON — Edison defeated the Tigers in Sandusky Bay Conference Bay division action Monday.

Huron’s lone win came at second singles, as Graham McGlashan and Nick Ritzler defeated Nick Shupe and Lincoln Meredith, 6-3, 6-4.

For the Chargars, James Hill topped Ben Nevison at first singles (6-0, 6-2), while Bryan Johnston beat Andrew Koba at second singles (6-2, 6-1), Carter Kramer defeated Joe Sugalski at third singles (6-1, 6-0), and the duo of Nick Lombardi and Connor Goodwin beat Jake Swope and Oliver Claus at first doubles (1-6, 6-1, 10-3).

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