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High School Roundup (April 10): Aurora baseball wins walk-off thriller

High School Roundup (April 10): Aurora baseball wins walk-off thriller


By Tom Nader

Publisher and Editor


AURORA 3, TALLMADGE 2 (10 innings)

The Greenmen won in thrilling walk-off fashion on Monday, scoring a run in the bottom of the 10th inning to earn an impressive Suburban League American Division victory over the visiting Blue Devils.

Tallmadge held a 1-0 into the fifth inning after scoring a run in the top of the first, but the Greenmen took the lead in the bottom of the fifth with a pair of runs.

The Devils then knotted the score 2-2 with a run in the top of the seventh before Aurora’s 10th-inning magic.


Junior pitcher Eric Geddes was masterful and deliversd a complete-game effort that included 11 strikeouts and only one walk in shutting down the Flashes.

Garfield’s offense was opportunistic, scoring six runs on only four hits, taking advantage of three Flashes errors.

Jackson Sommer, Vinnie Grandizio, Brandyn Bogucki and Geddes all had a single each for the G-Men, with Bogucki scoring two runs.


The Rough Riders improved to 6-1 overall on the season and 2-1 in the Suburban League American Division with the road victory over the Hornets.

The arms of Logan Poole and Ryan Sanders helped get them there.

Poole (Lake Erie College) dealer for five innings, allowing just four hits and striking out nine in allowing just a single run. Sanders entered in the sixth inning and closed the door for his third save of the year.

The Riders scored both of their runs in the top of the second inning on a single by Teddy Maccarone that plated Peyton Singer and Sam Lanier.

Highland returned with its run in the bottom of the third, but were held scoreless from that point forward.


Rockets pitcher Noah Newman continued his strong start to the season, earning another victory by striking out 11 Ravens batters in five scoreless innings of work in which he allowed just one hit.

Meanwhile, Streetsboro’s offense had plenty of support for Newman, with a big 10-run second inning turning the game to the Rockets’ favor.

Newman had a double and three RBI at the plate. Scott Wilson was 2-for-2, with two RBI and two runs scored.


The Eagles broke loose from a 3-3 tie by plating four runs in the top of the seventh to knock off the host Wildcats in a Portage Trail Conference matchup.

Both teams scored a run in the first inning for a 1-1 tie, then Mogadore took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the third inning. The Cats pushed the lead to 3-1 in the fifth inning before the Eagles’ began their rally.

JFK scored two runs in top of the sixth inning before its seventh-inning burst.

Aaron Rumschlag led the Cats’ offense with a pair of hits and an RBI, while Tanner Buso also had an RBI. Bo Lanham scored two runs for Mogadore.


The Lakers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to reverse a 7-5 deficit into an 8-7 lead that they held onto for the Northeastern Athletic Conference win over the Bombers.

The Bombers had broke open a 4-4 tie with a run in the third inning and two more in the fourth inning to hold a 7-4 advantage.

Dylan McCune was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with a pair of runs scored for the Bombers, while Chase Eye was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. Jack Eye also had three RBI for the Bombers.



Wildcats pitcher Katie Gardner delivered a complete-game one-hitter to lead her team to victory.

Gardner also struck out 10 and walked three. She did some work at the plate, too, going 2-for-4 and scoring a run.

Lily Hotchkiss and Olivia Kidd also went 2-for-4, with Hotchkiss driving in two runs and Kidd also collecting an RBI.

Mogadore built its lead early, scoring a run in the bottom of the first and three more in the bottom of the second.

It was more than enough for Gardner, who was electric.


The Falcons bounced back with a Metro Athletic Conference victory after a league loss to the Springfield Spartans last week.

Lily Sutkowy had a single, double and two RBIs, while Olivia Dyer had a pair of doubles, Avery  Weis had a single and double, Delilah Rahe had a single and double and Kailyn Gressman connected for a couple of singles to lead the Falcons at the plate.

Maddie Burge got the win inside the circle for Field (3-2, 2-1).


The Rovers hit early and often in their victory over the Tigers.

Four different players had multi-hit games for Rootstown, including Jessica Hahn, who was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a pair of RBI.

Shelbie Krieger, the starting pitcher, helped her own cause with a 3-for-5 day at the plate, driving in two runs. Kaitlyn Hammerschmidt and Boston Silveus also had two RBI, with Silveus joining Hahn with three runs scored each.

In addition to the Rovers’ 15 hits, they also drew nine walks.


The Greenmen scored a Suburban League American Division victory over the visiting Magic on Monday.

McKennah Metzger, who pitched the first three innings for Aurora and struck out six, also delivered at the plate.

Metzger was a perfect 3-for-3, while Abby Dalessandro (3 RBI), Sophie Petrash (2 RBI) and Sophie Retton (2 RBI) did the damage at the plate.

Lailah Bohanan entered as the pitcher in the fourth inning and closed out the game, striking out three in her two innings of work.

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