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High School Roundup (May 15): Field baseball runs victory streak to 22 straight with one-run win

Record-Courier Staff Report Published: May 16, 2017 4:00 AM
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BASEBALL

FIELD 3, ROOTSTOWN 2

The host Falcons extended their unbeaten streak, but just barely, as they edged Portage Trail Conference cross-division rival Rootstown Rovers 3-2 on Monday in Brimfield.

Three pitchers combined to scatter five hits, with George Long picking up the win and Mason Clapp pitching the seventh for his second save of the season for Field (22-0).

Russell Shaffer rapped a home run and Lincoln Hackim added a double, single and an RBI for the Falcons.

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Rootstown (19-7) was led by Matt McGrath with a double and Austin West with an RBI single.

 

MINERAL RIDGE 13,WATERLOO 3

The visiting Rams took advantage of seven Vikings errors to capture a non-league win.

Taylor Squire had two hits for Mineral Ridge (5-13).

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Riley Swindell and Trey Jones led the offense for Waterloo (1-21) with a single each.

 

CRESTWOOD 12, CLEVELAND JOHN HAY 3

The host Red Devils coasted to a non-league win over the Hornets behind the pitching of Bryce Honeycutt and Brenden Hershberger, who combined for just five hits, one earned run and six strikeouts in six innings.

Quinton Daniels led the offense with a double, single and two RBI, while Jake Tekavec had two singles, and Treyvor Kress and Honeycoutt each had a single and two RBI for Crestwood.

Kendall Wood had three singles for John Hay.

 

SOFTBALL

Akron Division II Sectional Final

WOODRIDGE 8,STREETSBORO 6

The host Bulldogs raced out to an 8-0 lead and held on to capture an Akron Division II Sectional title with an 8-6 win over the Rockets on Monday.

Winning pitcher Caitlin Raid struck out nine batters and chipped in offensively with two doubles and five RBI.

Sage Jenkins had two singles and two RBI, Marissa Horn smacked a pair of singles, and Makenzie Mercer added an RBI single for Woodridge.

The Bulldogs open district play on Friday when they take on Revere in a 5 p.m. contest at Akron's Firestone Stadium.

 

Copley Division IV District Semifinal

MOGADORE 4, LAKE CENTER 2

The Mogadore Wildcats will play for the Copley Division IV District championship today after defeating fellow PTC County Division member Lake Center Christian 4-2.

The Wildcats will take on Hillsdale, the bracket's No. 1 seed which has won its two tournament games by a combined 29-0, including Monday's 18-0 district semifinal win over Willoughby Cornerstone Christian.

Mogadore is the No. 2 seed in the district.

For the Cats on Monday, pitcher Amanda Kot got the win, going the distance and scattering eight hits. The Tigers scored both of their runs in the top of the seventh inning, but Kot was able to get out of the inning without any further damage.

Mogadore's eight-hit attack was led by Preslie Halliwell's 3-for-3 night at the plate that included two singles and a double. She drove in a run. Payton Ambrose had Mogadore's other multi-hit game with a single and double, while also having an RBI.


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