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New London rallies past South Central

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 9, 2018 at 10:15 PM

NEW LONDON — Down a run entering the bottom of the fifth inning, the New London softball team scored three runs in the fifth and sixth innings in Monday’s 7-3 Firelands Conference win over visiting South Central on Monday.

For the Wildcats, Gabby Ledbetter was 2 for 4, while Kelsey Boswell doubled and drove in a run and Sierra Hose tripled and drove in a run. Kathy VanGilder and Elizabeth Logan each also singled and had an RBI.

VanGilder went all seven innings for the win in the circle. She allowed two earned runs on five hits with 12 strikeouts and one walk.

For South Central (2-4, 0-2), Desiree Chill was 2 for 3 with a double, home run, an RBI and three runs scored. Madison Allen also tripled and drove in a run. Emma Keysor allowed four earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts in five innings.


Monroeville 15, St. Paul 0 (5 innings)

MONROEVILLE — The Eagles are still unbeaten after dominant performance by Carley Helmstetter, as she threw yet another no-hitter in Monday’s FC win over visiting St. Paul.

Helmstetter struck out all 15 batters for every out in the game on 72 pitches. She threw just 18 balls compared to 54 strikes, and has allowed just one earned run on eight hits in 33 innings this season for the Eagles (6-0, 2-0).

Offensively for Monroeville, Alex Carper and Ashlyn Tommas were each 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs, while Helmstetter was 2 for 3 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. Paige Schafer was 3 for 3 with a triple and three RBIs.

The two teams play again today in Norwalk.


Crestview 6, Plymouth 0

PLYMOUTH — The Big Red were shutout in Monday’s Firelands Conference setback against the visiting Cougars.

The Big Red strung together five hits, including two by Emily Akers, which included a double. Morgan Chaffins also doubled, while Ariel Plank and Maycie Creveling each singled.

Mallory Miller pitched all seven innings for Plymouth (0-5, 0-2 FC), allowing five earned runs on eight hits with seven strikeouts and four walks.


Mapleton 10, W. Reserve 0 (5 inn.)

NANKIN TWP. — The Roughriders were held to just one hit in Monday’s FC loss against the host Mounties.

Isabelle Good had the lone hit, a single, for Western (0-3, 0-1), and also pitched the game for the ‘Riders.


Oak Harbor 11, Willard 1

OAK HARBOR — The Crimson Flashes (1-1, 0-1 SBC Bay) were no match for the powerhouse Rockets and ace Ashley Riley, who limited them to one run on three hits.

For Willard, Haylie Hamons hit a home run for the lone run, while Ellie White and Makayla Schiffel added singles.


Edison 6, Huron 4

MILAN — The Chargers improved to 2-4 overall (2-1 SBC Bay) with Monday’s win over the visiting Tigers.

For Edison, Lindsey Fortuna was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI, and was also the winning pitcher. She allowed four earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks.

Also for the Chargers, Deana Blatnik was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored, and Kayla Mancuso was 2 for 3 and scored three runs with an RBI and two stolen bases. Hannah Vitaz and Delaney Waldron each singled and drove in a run, while Alana Fidler and Morgan Scott each added a hit.


Bellevue 15, Shelby 2

SHELBY — The Lady Red scored early and often in Monday’s SBC Lake win over the host Whippets.

For Bellevue, Marisa McClenathan was 3 for 3 with two doubles and six RBIs. Riley Mohr was 3 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, while Lyndsey Seamon was 3 for 3 with a double and two RBIs. Raquelle Seamon added two hits.



St. Paul 19, Monroeville 3 (5 inn.)

MONROEVILLE — After a slow start, St. Paul routed the Eagles in FC action Monday.

While Monroeville got out to an early 2-0 lead, the Flyers (6-1, 2-0 FC) scored 19 runs over the third, fourth and fifth inning of the shortened game.

Kurt Maxwell (1-1) earned the win on the mound for St. Paul, striking out four batters, walking three and allowing one unearned run in four innings.

“In the first couple innings, I think we left our bats in Norwalk,” St. Paul Carper said. “And then someone went back to get them for us and we hit a lot better. Pitching-wise, Kurt came in and did a really good job — he did what a senior should do. I just hope that we can build on this momentum that we’ve built thus far.”

Nick Lukasko started the game for the Flyers and allowed two runs (one earned) in one inning.

At the plate, Lars Livengood had two singles for St. Paul, while Luke Carper added two RBIs and a double.

Noah Good had a single and a double for the Flyers, Brandon Saldusky had four RBIs, two singles and a double, Gavin Starcher had four RBIs, a single and a double and Scott Adelman had three singles. Maxwell also drove in three runs for St. Paul.

The Flyers return to action today at home against Monroeville.


Edison 10, Huron 0 (6 innings)

MILAN — The Chargers pushed across three runs each in the first and third innings of Monday’s SBC Bay win over visiting Huron.

Bryce Roberts pitched all six innings and allowed just one hit for Edison (3-3, 2-1), striking out eight with no walks on 75 pitches (57 strikes).

Offensively for the Chargers, Caden Cooper was 2 for 4 with two runs scored, while Roberts was 2 for 3 and scored three times. Caleb Bissell and Richard Crooks each had a hit and drove in three runs.

Also for Edison, Jacobee Kessler had a hit, an RBI and scored twice.


Plymouth 6, Crestview 3

PLYMOUTH — The Big Red got back in the win column with Monday’s FC win over visiting Crestview.

For Plymouth (2-4, 1-1), Avery Horne was 3 for 3 with an RBI, while Peyton Young doubled, and AJ Hamannn singled and drove in a run.

On the mound, Seth Bailey went the first 3 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run on three hits with two strikeouts and four walks. Lukas Montgomery followed with a scoreless 1 2/3 innings with a strikeout, and Jarrett Miller pitched the last two innings, allowing an earned run with four strikeouts.


Mapleton 12, W. Reserve 2 (5 innings)

NANKIN TWP. — The Roughriders fell behind early and never recovered in Monday’s FC loss to the host Mounties.

For Western (3-4, 0-2), Devin Good was 2 for 2 with a double, while Kaden Boswell had a double and an RBI. Cade Roe also singled for the Roughriders.



Norwalk 5, Perkins 0

NORWALK — The Truckers bounced back from last Thursday’s 3-2 SBC Lake loss vs. Clyde with a sweep of visiting Perkins on Monday.

For Norwalk (4-2, 2-1), Austin Brown beat KB Ko at first singles (6-0, 6-1), and Andrew Riley beat Ethan Weatherwax (6-0, 6-0) at No. 2. At third singles, Sam Vanderpool beat DeMonte Lindsey (6-1, 6-0).

The three singles players dropped just two games total, and the doubles team only lost one game.

In doubles action, Ben Traczek and Wyatt Brown beat Riley Hirschman and Ian Hemphill (6-0, 6-0) at the No. 1 spot. The second tandem of Eric Hull and Jordan Cotterill beat AC Blue and Denando Dante (6-0, 6-1).

Norwalk is at Vermilion today.

Edison 4, Port Clinton 1

PORT CLINTON — The Chargers moved to 3-1 overall (1-0 SBC Bay) with Monday’s road win over the Redskins.

At first singles, James Hill defeated Andrew Fillmore (6-2, 6-2), and Bryan Johnston topped Noah Shaw (6-2, 6-1) at No. 2 singles. Port Clinton’s lone win was at third singles, as Jack Kessler edged Lincoln Meredith (4-6, 6-4, 10-3).

At first doubles, Nick Lombardi and Connor Goodwin beat Elliot Auxter and Cooper Kowal (6-3, 6-4), while the No. 2 team of Nick Shupe and Carter Kramer beat Cooper Kowal and Quincy Kowal (6-1, 1-6, 6-3).

Bellevue 5, Vermilion 0

BELLEVUE — The Redmen took Monday’s match against the Sailors to improve to 5-1 on the season.

For Bellevue, Logan Miller won at first singles (6-2, 6-4), Nate Fox won at second singles (6-1, 6-1) and Justin Baxter swept at No. 3 singles (6-0, 6-0).

At first doubles, Gunnar Lilly and Richie Stombaugh won (6-1, 6-1), and Zach Eskins and Hunter Musselman won at second doubles (6-1, 6-0).

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