By Tom Nader
Publisher and Editor
MOGADORE 11, WARREN JFK 0
Wildcats pitcher Katie Gardner threw a five-inning no-hitter to lead the Cats to a league victory on Wednesday.
Gardner struck out 13 and was just two walks away from a perfect game.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats offense was impressive, smashing 19 hits as a team.
Rylee Clark was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with all three hits being doubles and providing five RBI. Olivia Kidd also had a three-hit game, while Gardner, Lily Hotchkiss and McKenna Whitehead all had two hits each.
FIELD 7, SPRINGFIELD 3
Falcons pitcher Olivia Bey delivered a complete game to lead the Falcons to a win over Springfield that pushed Field into first place of the Metro Athletic Conference.
The win ties the Falcons atop the MAC standings alongside Coventry, which also defeated Springfield this week (13-10 on Tuesday).
WATERLOO 15, SEBRING McKINLEY 0
Senior pitcher Jewel Lilley pitched a five-inning no-hitter, striking out 10 of the 16 batters she faced.
Only one Sebring hitter reached base on Lilley, who also was a standout at the plate with a double, two singles and two RBI.
Bayley English also delivered with the bat, with a double, single and four RbI, while Miranda Long had a double, two singles and two RBI for the Vikings (4-5, 3-3).
AURORA 12, CUYAHOGA FALLS 1
McKennah Metzger pitched three innings and went 4-for-4 at the plate to highlight the Greenmen dominating win over the Black Tigers.
As a team, Aurora had 14 hits and Sophie Retton and Julie Miller each had a pair of RBI.
ROOTSTOWN 11, SOUTHEAST 1
Katie Hammerschmidt went 2-for-4 at the plate, including a home run, and drove in four runs to, while Shelbie Krieger delivered six innings of two-hit ball and eight strikeouts to lead the Rovers to a Portage Trail Conference triumph over the Pirates.
Grace Luli drove in three runs to aid the Rovers’ offense.
Southeast was led by Ava Stephens, who had both of the team’s hits in her three at-bats. Morgan Muncy scored the Pirates’ run in the bottom of the first inning.
The score was tied 1-1 after the first, but the Rovers took control of the game with a pair of runs in the top of the second, then four more in the third.
COVENTRY 5, RAVENNA 1
The Ravens’ Logan Hysell pitched five solid innings, giving up just one earned run.
Four unearned runs, aided by a struggling Ravenna defense, helped give the Comets the 5-1 Metro Athletic Conference victory on Wednesday in Ravenna.
Emmanuel Miller had a hit and RBI, while Marcus Gibson and Nate Joslyn each had a hit for the Ravens.
MOGADORE 9, SOUTHEAST 7
The Wildcats trailed 6-5 at the end of the third quarter, but then plated a pair of runs in the fourth to take a 7-6 lead, then added another run to make it 8-6 after the fifth inning.
Southeast got to within one run, scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth inning, then the Cats added an insurance run in the seventh inning.
Mason Williams belted a home run in a perfect 3-for-3 night that included a pair of RBI and two runs scored.
Southeast’s offensive leaders included Ian Carter, Evan Riffle, Logan Lavigna and Caleb Miller all with two hits each.