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Norwalk softball wins tournament opener

By Norwalk Reflector staff • May 7, 2019 at 11:49 PM

NORWALK — The Norwalk softball team continued its turnaround this season with a Division II sectional semifinal win on Tuesday.

The Truckers (8-13) beat visiting Mansfield Senior, 7-4, to advance to Friday’s sectional title game at Mansfield Madison.

“We’re proud of these girls for coming together to execute tonight,” Norwalk coach Julie Schmidt said. “It was definitely a team victory. Our aggressiveness on the bases early put us in position to play with the lead.

Meadow Muratori was 3 for 3 with three doubles and two RBIs to pace the Norwalk offense. Elyse Balduff singled and drove in two runs, while Sophia Bores was 2 for 2, and Sky Story doubled. Sydney Hughes and Abby Marchione added singles, while Alex Nolan had an RBI.

Karissa Conrad pitched all seven innings for the win. She allowed four runs (one earned) on five hits with six strikeouts and six walks.

“The defense was able to settle in behind our battery of Karissa and Sydney,” Schmidt said. “We’re excited to move on to Friday.”

Mansfield 002 110 0 — 4 5 3

Norwalk   311 101 x — 7 9 3

WP: Conrad; LP: N/A

2B: (N) Muratori 3, Story


St. Paul 7, South Central 2

GREENWICH — The visiting Flyers scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning to pick up a Firelands Conference road win on Tuesday.

For St. Paul (8-15, 4-8), Kennedy Stang doubled and drove in four runs, and Karlie Rudolph added a solo home run. Marlaina Sowers pitched seven innings for the win, allowing two runs (one earned) on 10 hits with a strikeout and no walks.

For South Central (5-16, 4-7), Taylor Sexton was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI, while Kailee Beaver was 2 for 4 with a run scored.

St. Paul     002 400 1 — 7 6 2

S. Central 101 000 0 — 2 10 5

WP: Sowers; LP: Prater

2B: (SP) P. Stang, K. Stang; (SC) Sexton; HR: (SP) Rudolph


Willard 15, St. Peter’s 1

MANSFIELD — Haylie Hamons had two doubles and six RBIs to lead the Crison Flashes to a run-rule win over the Spartans.

Also for Willard (11-9), Cathern Hamons doubled with two RBIs and scored three times. Mecca Slone added two hits, while K. Sowers also drove in two runs and Elli White doubled with an RBI.

Willard 092 40 — 15 9 1

St. Pete 100 00 — 1 2 2

WP: Hamons; LP: Hatfield

2B: (W) H. Hamons 2, Mahl, C. Hamons, White


Monroeville 6, W. Reserve 1

MONROEVILLE — Carley Helmstetter had seven strikeouts and Alexandria Carper drove in three runs for the Eagles in a Firelands Conference win over the Roughriders.

Helmstetter gave up a single run on four hits for Monroeville (19-3, 12-1), adding two hits, including a double at the plate.

W. Reserve 001 000 0 — 1 4 3

Monroeviile 011 202 x — 6 9 1

WP: Carley Helmstetter; LP: Good.

2B: (M) Helmstetter.


Plymouth 6, Mapleton 2

PLYMOUTH — The Big Red improved to 16-4 overall and 8-3 in the FC with Tuesday’s win over the Mounties.

Maycie Creveling was 2 for 2 with an RBI for Plymouth, with Emily Akers adding a single and two RBIs. Kelsey Blankenship was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI, while Morgan Chaffins also doubled with an RBI.

In the circle, Mallory Miller went all seven innings, allowing one unearned run on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

Mapleton 200 000 0 — 2 5 3

Plymouth 310 002 x — 6 8 2

WP: Miller; LP: Hamilton

2B: (P) Blankenship, Chaffins, S. Plank; 3B: (P) A. Plank



W. Reserve 5, Monroeville 3

MONROEVILLE — Elijah Fulton’s go-ahead single in the eighth scored Payton Studd with the eventual game-winning run as the Roughriders slipped past the Eagles for the second straight day in an eight-inning FC affair.

Studd hit a leadoff triple in the inning for Western (8-10, 3-8) before Fulton’s big hit with two outs. Studd went 2-for-4 to pace the Roughriders’ bats.

Tate Drennon picked up the win in relief, giving up a single hit and striking out one in two innings. Carson Roe went six innings, giving three runs (two earned) on six hits to go with four strikeouts.

Brad Kraft had two hits in the loss for Monroeville (1-19, 0-13), which also got two RBIs from Duncan Steward.

Mason Hiser went all eight on the hill for the Eagles, giving two earned runs on six hits and striking out four.

W. Reserve 111 000 02 — 5 6 2

Monroeville 020 001 00 — 3 7 4

WP: Tate Drennon; LP: Mason Hiser

2B: (W) Jude Muenz; 3B: (W) Payton Studd


Plymouth 3, Mapleton 2

PLYMOUTH — The Big Red capped a two-day sweep of the Mounties to improve to 10-6 overall and 7-3 in the FC.

The Big Red scored three times in the bottom of the seventh for the win.

Zeth Goth was 2 for 3 with an RBI, while Treven Lane and Avery Horne added RBIs. On the mound, Lukas Montgomery went all seven innings. He allowed two earned runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and three walks.

Mapleton 002 000 0 — 2 6 4

Plymouth 000 000 3 — 3 5 0

WP: Montgomery; LP: Stafford



Norwalk 5, Bellevue 0

NORWALK — The Norwalk tennis team put the finishing touches on a perfect SBC Lake Division with a sweep over visiting Bellevue on Tuesday.

The Truckers finished the regular season 18-1 overall and 12-0 in the league.

In Tuesday’s win, Austin Brown, Carson Colahan and Andrew Mozina won at all three singles positions by identical scores of 6-0, 6-1.

In doubles, Andrew Riley and Wyatt Brown, along with Ben Traczek and Sam Vanderpool, also both won by identical scores of 6-0, 6-3.

The Truckers begin Division I sectional play on Thursday at Fremont Ross.


Edison 4, Willard 1

MILAN — The Chargers improved to 14-3 overall and 11-1 in the SBC Bay Division with a win over the Crimson Flashes.

At second doubles, Brody Yost beat Caulin Morris (6-4, 6-1), while Nathan Spence beat Roy Lopez at third singles (6-4, 6-1).

At first doubles, Carter Kramer and Kaleb Yoder swept Ethan Slone and Nick Bauer (6-0, 6-0), while the No. 2 team of Adam Frederick and Jacob Lombardi beat Gabe Sanchez and Gavin Sweet (6-0, 6-1).

Willard’s lone win was at first singles as Kolin McKelvley beat Lincoln Meredith (6-1, 6-3).



Norwalk boys have strong SBC start

CLYDE — The Norwalk boys track and field team had three individual champions on the first day of the SBC Lake Division championships at Clyde High School on Tuesday.

For the Truckers, Kyler Kromer won the 3200 in 9:58.66, while Robert Vazquez was third in the event in 10:12.40.

Meanwhile, Jake Sommers won the pole vault at 14-feet-6, and Trey Leroux won the shot put with a toss of 53-feet-1.75.

Also winning for the Truckers on Tuesday was the 4x800 relay team Wyatt Hale, Mitchell Sommers, Jad Oglesby and Kromer in 8:20.39.

For the Norwalk girls, the 4x800 team of Sophia Ott, Haleigh Skinner, Lana Oglesby and Kara Mosser placed fourth in 11:27.70. Oglesby fifth in long jump at 15-feet-0.75.

The meet will continue with the remaining finals events on Friday.

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