By Tom Nader
Publisher and Editor
STREETSBORO 12, SPRINGFIELD 0
Rockets pitcher Noah Newman crafted a no-hitter in the Rockets’ Metro Athletic Conference triumph over the Spartans on Monday in Akron.
Newman went the full six innings and struck out 11 of the 21 batters he faced. He threw 84 pitches and 52 were strikes for his second no-hitter of the season.
After a scoreless first inning, the Rockets’ offense plated three runs that proved to be all of the insurance Newman needed on the mound.
The Streetsboro bats didn’t slow, though, scoring four more times in the fourth, twice in the fifth and three more times in the sixth.
Braden Craft had a single, double, RBI and run scored, while Jack Batten, Jayden Coffie, Kaleb Cutright and Colby Benjamin all provided an RBI each. Matt Klimak scored a pair of runs.
FIELD 4, NORTON 2
Caleb Gartner, the Falcons’ senior lefty standout, delivered another gem on Monday, leading his team to a critical Metro Athletic Conference victory in Brimfield.
Gartner went the distance, his second complete game in as many weeks. He allowed just five hits, one earned run and he struck out six while walking just two.
He settled down after the Panthers scored both of their runs in the top of the first inning. Gartner finished with 102 pitches, with 67 landing for strikes.
The Falcons tied the score by plating a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning, then took the lead with another run in the third. Field added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Grady Eader was the only Falcons player with a multi-hit game, connecting for two singles. Luke Lonzrick had a single and two RBI, while Gavin Greene also had an RBI single and Braxton Baumberger drove in Field’s other run on a sacrifice.
FIELD 10, RAVENNA 0
The Falcons improved to 10-2 overall and 6-1 in the Metro Athletic Conference with a five-run victory over the visiting Ravens on Monday in Brimfield.
Olivia Bey pitched the complete game and allowed just two hits.
Offensively, the Falcons were paced by Delilah Rahe’s home run and single, while Bailey Evans connected for a pair of singles.
The win was the Field softball program’s 698 all-time — as the countdown to 700 continues.
AURORA 16, KENT ROOSEVELT 2
While McKenna Metzger shut down the Rough Riders’ bats, the Greenmen offense was erupting at the plate, Metzger included.
Aurora totaled 16 hits in the five-inning game and pushed across six, three and seven runs in the second, third and fourth innings, respectively.
Metzger was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate, with four RBI, while Abby Dalessandro also had four RBI as part of her 3-for-4 day that included two runs scored.
Sophie Petrash had two singles and three runs scored and Rayna Unverferth was the rally starter from her lead-off spot with three runs scored. Maggie McVicker also had two RBI and two runs scored for Aurora.
MOGADORE 11, LAKE CENTER CHRISTIAN 1
Lilly Hotchkiss drove in three runs on a two-hit day, while Rylee Clark had a double, single, two RBI and two runs scored for the Cats.
Katie Gardner pitched four innings of one-hit softball and was also 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored.
Gracie Funk was 3-for-3 with two runs scored for Mogadore; and McKenna Whitehead belted a two-run home run.
GARFIELD 7, CRESTVIEW 2
The G-Men’s Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference win was highlighted by Maddy Wilson’s home run and two RBI, while Kyndall Hahn had a three-hit game, scored a run and drove in another.
Also for Garfield, Lizzy Moore had two singles, a double, run scored and RBI; Juliana Genovese had a single, double, two runs and RBI; and Annie Rado had two singles and a run for Garfield.
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