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Willard wins, Norwalk loses in SBC action

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 11, 2018 at 11:29 PM

WILLARD — The Willard softball team got back in the win column on Wednesday with a four-run fifth inning in a 7-2 win over host Vermilion.

For the Crimson Flashes (2-1, 1-1),Haylie Hamons was 2 for 3 with a double, home run, an RBI and two runs scored. Jena Adams was 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs, while Cathern Hamons was 2 for 3 and Kaiten Weiss was 2 for 4.

In the circle, Morgan Hamons went all seven innings. She allowed two earned runs on four hits with two strikeouts and two walks.


Shelby 16, Norwalk 3 (5 innings)

NORWALK — The host Truckers were run-ruled by the visiting Whippets in five innings of Wednesday’s SBC Lake division loss.

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Plymouth 12, Lucas 2 (5 innings)

PLYMOUTH — The Big Red picked up win No. 1 this season with Wednesday’s run-rule win over visiting Lucas in non-league play.

Offensively for the Big Red (1-6), Emily Akers was 3 for 4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored. Morgan Chaffins was 3 for 4 with a double, two RBs and two runs scored.

Also for Plymouth, Mallory Miller was 2 for 3 with two doubles and three RBIs, and Olivia Fidler was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs.

In the circle, Miller went all five innings. She allowed a pair of unearned runs on three hits with four strikeouts and a walk.


Port Clinton 5, Edison 4

PORT CLINTON — The Chargers couldn’t get one more run across in the seventh inning of Wednesday’s SBC Bay loss to the host Redskins.

For Edison (2-5, 2-2), Leah Krul was 3 for 4 with two RBIs, Alana Fidler homered, Hannah Vitaz doubled and Deana Blatnik singled and drove in a run.

In the circle, Fortuna allowed four earned runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and four walks.


Crestview 26, Western Reserve 1

OLIVESBURG — The Roughriders scored the game’s first run when Isabelle Good crossed the plate, but couldn’t keep up with the Cougars in Wednesday’s FC game.

Emma Blankenship and Haley West each singled for Western (0-6, 0-3).



Edison 4, Port Clinton 0

PORT CLINTON — Caden Cooper tossed a two-hit shutout as the Chargers got just enough offense at key times to down the Redskins in Wednesday’s Bay division contest.

Cooper needed only 85 pitches to complete his night, racking up six strikeouts. He didn’t allow any free passes, throwing 59 total first-pitch strikes.

Caleb Bissell gave Edison (4-3, 3-1) a 1-0 lead with an RBI base hit in the fourth inning. Bissell had a game-high two hits. Austin Kuluris also singled and drove in a run. Richard Crooks and Jacobee Kessler also were credited with an RBI.

Kertis Johnson was effective on the mound, despite no strikeouts for Port Clinton (2-6, 0-2). He gave up four unearned runs on five hits, walking four.

Kyle Fitzpatrick and Chaz Jackson had the lone hits for the Redskins.


Bellevue 11, Columbian 1 (5 innings)

TIFFIN — The Redmen maintained their spot atop the SBC Lake division with Wednesday’s rout of host Columbian.

For the Redmen (7-0, 4-0), Kayden Vogel was 3 for 3 with two runs scored, Dalton Hay was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Trey Ruhlman was 2 for 3 with three RBIs.

Mitchell Wells doubled and drove in two, and Bryce McMurray homered.

On the mound, Riley Renwand went four innings for the win. He allowed an unearned run on two hits with a strikeout and two walks.


Vermilion 10, Willard 0 (6 innings)

VERMILION — The Crimson Flashes were run-ruled in Wednesday’s SBC Bay division loss to the host Sailors.

Alec Gardner had two hits for Willard, and Ashton Ames, Bryce Bailey, Austin Adelman and Shane Duran each had hits.



Anthony Wayne 4, Norwalk 1

WHITEHOUSE — The Truckers fell to 5-3 with Thursday’s non-league loss against Anthony Wayne.

Norwalk’s lone win came at second doubles, as Eric Hull and Jordan Cotterill beat Logan Sehart and Matt Estrada in three sets, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

Austin Brown was swept at first singles (6-0, 6-0), while Andrew Riley fell at second singles (6-1, 6-2), and Sam Vanderpool lost at No. 3 singles (6-2, 6-4).

The No. 1 doubles team of Wyatt Brown and Ben Traczek fell in three sets, 6-1, 1-6, 6-0.

Norwalk hosts Shelby today and visits Lexington on Friday.

Edison 4, St. Mary C.C. 1

MILAN — The Chargers topped the Panthers in SBC Bay division play.

At first singles, Edison’s James Hill won 6-0, 6-0 over Nick Stouffer. The Chargers (5-1, 3-0) also got a win at second singles as Bryan Johnston topped Aiden Fullom 6-0, 6-0.

SMCC’s lone victory came from Luke Covol at third singles, who beat Nathan Spence 6-0, 6-2.

At No. 1 doubles, Edison’s Nick Lombardi and Connor Goodwin topped Chris Raymond and Jacob Snell 6-0, 6-0, while at second doubles the duo of Nick Shupe and Lincoln Meredith were 6-1, 6-0 winners over Carson Kasper and Mason McGuire.

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