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Cooper's strong start paces Edison to win in opener

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Updated Mar 25, 2019 at 11:04 PM

MILAN — Edison standout pitcher Caden Cooper opened the season with another strong performance on Monday.

In six innings, Cooper allowed one earned run on three hits in a 6-1 win over visiting New London in a non-league game in Milan. Cooper struck out nine and walked two while throwing 85 pitches.

Caleb Bissell worked the final scoreless inning with a strikeout.

The game was a 1-1 deadlock through the top of the sixth inning, as the Wildcats (1-1) tied it with a run off Cooper. But in the bottom of the sixth, the Chargers scored six runs off New London starter Peyton Wilson, five of which were earned.

Justin Hosley had two hits and two RBIs for the Chargers, while Cooper McIntyre doubled and had an RBI, and Bissell singled with two RBIs. Thomas Simon also singled and drove in a run.

Kevin Fridenstine singled to drive in the lone runs for the ‘Cats. Wyatt Shockley and Grant Heileman had the other two hits.

N. London 000 001 0 — 1 3 2

Edison       000 105 x — 6 7 1

WP: Cooper; LP: Wilson

2B: (E) McIntyre

 

Clyde 11, Willard 5

CLYDE — A pair of five-run innings guided the Fliers past the Crimson Flashes in Monday’s Sandusky Bay Conference crossover matchup.

For Willard (0-3), Austin Adleman had a single and an RBI. Five others singled for the Flashes.

Willard 102 020 0 — 5 6 2

Clyde 050 501 x — 11 12 1

WP: Lucas Warner; LP: Andrew Reed

2B: (C) Ryan Lozier, Hank Webb.

 

SOFTBALL

South Central 16, M. Christian 0

GREENWICH — The Trojans scored 10 runs in the first season to start the season off strong in Monday’s non-league win over the visiting Flames.

Taylor Sexton was 3 for 3 with a home run and three RBIs to pace the Trojans, while Kailee Beaver was 3 for 4 with an RBI.

Also for the Trojans, Sierra Chill had a hit and three RBIs, while Emma Keysor, Ardana Pace and Madison Prader each singled and drove in two runs.

Keysor went the first two innings in the circle, allowing one hit with two strikeouts. Callie Seaman pitched the final three hitless innings with five strikeouts and no walks.

M. Christian 000 00 — 0 1 4

So. Central (10)60 0x — 16 11 0

WP: Keysor; LP: Slechsland

HR: (SC) Sexton

 

Clyde 8, Willard 5

CLYDE — The Crimson Flashes fell in a 4-0 hole through four innings and were unable to rally in a non-league loss to the Fliers.

For Willard (2-1), Haylie Hamons was 2 for 2 with a double and two RBIs, while Kalli Sowers was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Melayna Mahl doubled and drove in two runs, while Jena Adams, Addie Slone and Elli White each singled.

In the circle, Morgan Hamons allowed eight runs (six earned) on 13 hits in six innings of work.

Willard 000 032 0 — 5 8 3

Clyde 001 322 x — 8 13 3

WP: Schwochow; LP: Hamons

2B: (W) Mahl, H. Hamons; (C) Cantu, Drown

 

Edison 21, N. London 0 (5 inn.)

MILAN — Morgan Scott hit a grand slam and Grace Houser tallied three hits and drove in three runs as the Chargers routed the Wildcats in non-league play.

In the circle, Lindsey Fortuna struck out five and allowed a single walk as she gave up just two hits. Fortuna doubled twice with her bat.

For Edison (1-0), Kayla Mancuso was 2 for 3 with a double and two RBIs and three runs scored. Hannah Vitaz singled, tripled and scored three runs. Deana Blatnik also had two hits.

Sierra Hose and Lili Raymond had the lone hits for New London (0-1).

N. London 000 00 — 0 2 0

Edison 14(16) 0x — 21 16 0

WP: Fortuna; LP: Ledbetter

2B: (E) Fortuna 2, Mancuso, Houser; 3B: (E) Vitaz; HR: (E) Scott

 

Plymouth 8, Crawford 0

PLYMOUTH — Emily Akers had two hits, including a double and an RBI as the Big Red improved to 3-0 with a non-league win over the Eagles.

Also for Plymouth, Morgan Chaffins had a single and three RBIs, and Tristen Wiley was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

In the circle, Mallory Miller went the distance. In seven innings, she allowed four runs (three earned) with nine strikeouts and three walks.

Crawford 120 000 1 — 4 7 2

Plymouth 310 202 x — 8 8 1

WP: Miller; LP: Studer

2B: (CC) Studer 2, Bell; (P) Akers, Blanton

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