June 29, 2016

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Softball roundup: Colts keep Magics winless

BARBERTON — Cloverleaf’s softball team wasn’t about to give up and kept Barberton winless in Suburban League action Monday with a 7-5 win.

Down 3-0 in the top of the sixth, Melissa Mokovsky had a two-run single and came home on a base knock by Val Elswick as the Colts (8-8, 2-5) put up a five-spot against Barberton (3-15, 0-6).

“We know this is a big week for us,” Cloverleaf coach John Carmigiano said. “Even though we found ourselves down, we found a way to fight back and put up big numbers. We’re headed in the right direction.”

Jessica Browne (7-8) logged 6 1/3 innings, giving up four hits, an earned runs and struck out seven for the win.

In other games:


Green 2, Wadsworth 0
WADSWORTH — Stacey Ladd (5-6) pitched a dandy against the Bulldogs (13-2, 5-2) but didn’t get any support. The sophomore allowed just two hits and an earned run for the Grizzlies (9-6, 4-3) but two first-inning walks came around to score, giving Green all the runs it needed. Nikki Eshelman had a double for Wadsworth, which managed just three hits in this SL affair.

Buckeye 15, Oberlin 1
OBERLIN — Daniel Sims (4-2) struck out seven and didn’t allow an earned run in this Patriot Athletic Conference walkover by the Bucks (5-9, 3-5). Amelia Shaw (single, double), Courtney Eaton (single, double, triple) Erin Bastick (single, double) and Sims (single, triple) had big nights for the Bucks, who dropped the Phoenix to 2-13, 1-6.

Elyria 11, Medina 1 (6 inn.)
ELYRIA — The Bees (2-12, 0-3) jumped on the Pioneers (15-0, 3-0) in the first but couldn’t keep the Northeast Ohio Conference leaders at bay. Kacey Rose (2-9) took the loss, but came up big at the plate with a triple, single and run. Tess Sito (15-0) pitched a three-hitter for Elyria through five innings, allowing an earned run and striking out nine.

Junior varsity
Cloverleaf 10, Barberton 5
BARBERTON — The Colts (8-8) got a near-cycle from Holly Phillips in this win over the Magics. Phillips had all but a home run in her 3-for-4 performance, while Katie Kilzer had two RBI and was the winning pitcher.