July 2, 2015

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High school softball: Brunswick keeps title hopes alive

Paige Salisbury

BRUNSWICK — Maybe the Brunswick softball team wanted to get home in time for Game 2 of the Cavaliers-Bulls Eastern Conference semifinals. Then again, it could have been the team’s razor-sharp focus. Whatever the motivation was Wednesday in a 10-0 six-inning win over Mentor, it certainly worked as the Blue Devils stayed alive in the Read More…

Cloverleaf softball prepping for postseasaon

Brad Bournival The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — With the softball regular season wrapping up, the name of the game more often than not is about making adjustments. On Tuesday, Cloverleaf was able to sweep its Suburban League series with Highland, and much of the 7-4 win had to do with the Colts making changes faster Read More…

Grizzlies hold off spunky Colts

Brad Bournival The Gazette WADSWORTH — Cloverleaf certainly made Wadsworth softball coach Michelle DeAngelis sweat Thursday, but in the end the Grizzlies were able to hang on. The 7-5 Suburban League win over the Colts didn’t come easy, but it did come, and as a result the Grizzlies stayed relevant in the conference race. The Read More…

Devils bag win over Bees

Brad Bournival The Gazette BRUNSWICK — It wouldn’t be much of a surprise to learn the Medina softball team is still seeing double, especially after the Bees lost to Brunswick 10-3 Wednesday. The Blue Devils (13-5, 3-2) hit six two-baggers and collected 13 hits in a key Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win. Four doubles Read More…

Bebout still rolling along

Brad Bournival The Gazette WADSWORTH — Undefeated and looking like the reigning Gazette MVP he is, it’s not often Wadsworth pitcher Nick Bebout runs into trouble. So when the senior was faced with adversity Tuesday in a 3-2 Suburban League win over Nordonia, he stepped up like an ace. The Knights (11-8, 5-3) pulled to Read More…

Bees hammer Cardinals

Brad Bournival The Gazette MENTOR — When Mentor softball coach Emily Strobel decided to save her ace for later in the week, Medina jumped on the opportunity. By the time the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division contest was over, the Bees were on the right side of a 17-6 victory that lasted five innings. With Read More…

Campbell delivers another game-winning hit

Brad Bournival The Gazette LaGRANGE TWP. — History showed freshman Gabbi Campbell wasn’t going to shrink in a pressure situation Friday at the Prebis Memorial Tournament. With a chance to get her second game-winning hit of the season for the Brunswick softball team, Campbell once again came through with a one-out single to score Shaina Read More…

High school softball: Elyria cools off Brunswick with 5-2 win

Elyria’s Anna Daly scores in the fourth inning as Brunswick catcher Molly Grzybowski is late with the tag. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

BRUNSWICK — With the temperature dipping near the freezing mark Wednesday, it was going to take one hot bat to get things going for the Brunswick or Elyria softball team. That bat belonged to Elyria senior Alex Dick, who smacked a two-run home run in the second inning to lead the Pioneers to an important Read More…

Softball: Red-hot Black River rolls to tourney title

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SPENCER — On March 31, Black River softball coach Larry Toth saw growth despite a season-opening loss. A team almost devoid of seniors — the Pirates have two — Toth knew it would be a matter of time before the pieces fit and the clock ticked in unison with his timetable. Fast forward to the Read More…

Warriors get best of Bees

Brad Bournival The Gazette AKRON — For the better part of four innings Friday, the Medina baseball team matched Walsh Jesuit at-bat for at-bat. The problem was the Warriors start seven Division I recruits, so things eventually caught up with the Bees in a 5-0 loss at CanalPark in the Chad Crawford Memorial Classic. Medina Read More…