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High School Roundup (March 30): Newman’s no-hitter leads Rockets to win

High School Roundup (March 30): Newman’s no-hitter leads Rockets to win


By Tom Nader

Publisher and Editor




Noah Newman was unhittable on Thursday, leading the Rockets to a Metro Athletic Conference victory at home over the Norton Panthers.

Newman went the distance and delivered a no-hitter that included 14 strikeouts.

“Noah was brilliant on the hill,” Streetsboro head coach Chris Scisciani said.

Newman did work at the plate, too, leading the Rockets with a 3-for-3 day that included two runs scored and an RBI.

Jack Batten, Kyle Liddle and Colby Benjamin all had two-hit games, with Batten driving in two runs, Liddle and Benjamin scoring two runs each.



Falcons senior Braxton Baumberger delivered five innings of solid work, striking out 11 and only allowing one earned run in the Falcons’ Metro Athletic Conference opener at Springfield on Thursday.

Baumberberger also helped the Falcons’ offense with a pair of singles, an RBI and a run scored.

Caden Kolesar delivered three singles, drove in a run and scored one for the Falcons, while Kayden Smith had two singles, two RBI and three runs scored.



Bo Lanham and Mason Williams combined to throw a two-hit shutout in a non-league victory over the Bluejays.

Lanham did the heavy lifting, with six innings of work and six strikeouts.

Williams entered in the seventh to close the door without giving up a hit.

Offensively, Devin Graham was a perfect 4-for-4, with two runs and two RBI. Austin Constantine went 2-for-4 and drove in three, while Lanham helped his own cause with two hits, three runs scored and an RBI.

Chad Westfall and Cole Reese also collected a pair of hits each on a night when the Wildcats sprayed out 12 hits as a team.



The Pirates won their first game of the season and the first for head coach Mitchell Ray in a game had plenty of offense for Southeast.

The win was highlighted by an 11-run third inning that blew the game wide open.

Southeast had 14 hits as a team, with Nate Muncy and Logan West having multi-hit games. Muncy scored three runs and West scored two more, while West, Evan Riffle, Caleb Martin and Caleb Miller all drove in a pair of runs each.

Logan Lavigna got the win on the mound, striking out eight in 2.2 innings of work.

“It was a game where our guys came with a good approach and made a few defensive mistakes, but we are happy to log the first win of the season and we look ahead to the next contest,” Ray said.




The G-Men scored a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning to take a one-run lead, then held LaBrae scoreless in the bottom half to capture the thrilling come-from-behind victory on Thursday.

Lizzy Moore pitched six strong innings, then gave way to Juliana Genovese who came in to slam the door in the seventh to earn the save by striking out the side.

Offensively, Garfield was led by Genovese, who went 3-for-4, with three runs scored and a run driven in.

Kyndall Hahn had a pair of hits and a run, while Kaitlynn Thompson had a single, double and also scored a run.

Garfield was held scoreless through the first three innings, but the team’s offense found its energy in the fourth and scored all nine of its runs in the final four innings.



The Rockets won in thrilling fashion on Thursday over the visiting Ravenna Ravens.

Streetsboro trailed 7-5 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but were able to plate a pair of runs to knot the score and force extra innings.

The Ravens then took the lead 8-7, plating a run in the top of the eighth.

However, Streetsboro was not done with its magic, rallying to score a pair of runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to for Metro Athetlic Conference win.

Samantha Gadus led the Rockets with a single and pair of RBI, while T’Lanee Boyett had a pair of hits, two runs scored and an RBI.



The Falcons opened their 2023 season with a dominating victory over the visiting Irish.

The game was shortened to five innings after the Falcons plated eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Megan Schmidt highlighted that eight-run effort by drilling a grand slam.

Mikayla Miller added three singles for the Falcons, while Lilli Sutkowy also had a pair of singles.

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