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STRUTHERS, OH- Newton Falls tore up the field against Liberty on Wednesday, cruising to a 12-1 victory with a show of strength right out of the gate. Owen Gazda kicked things off with a two-run triple in the first inning, setting the tone for a game that would quickly slip away from Liberty. Clayton Bratton and Georgie Phillips added fuel to the fire with hits that brought in more runs, capitalizing on a costly error to stretch the lead further.

Gazda wasn’t done yet, bringing in another run in the second with a sacrifice fly, and Leland Vargo kept the hits coming in the third, driving in yet another run. On the mound, Trevor Ruscoe kept Liberty’s batters at bay, allowing just one run over five solid innings.

The Newton Falls lineup was on point, collecting nine hits. Gazda was particularly lethal, knocking in four runs and showing off on the bases along with teammates Ethan Powell and Cameron Huff, who both snagged a couple of steals themselves. The team’s discipline at the plate was evident, earning them nine walks and helping to maintain pressure throughout the game.

Not to be outdone by their own earlier performance, Newton Falls kept the momentum rolling into a second game against Campbell, delivering a decisive 10-0 shutout. This time it was Huff who sparked the offense with an RBI single in the first, followed by a series of hits from Gazda, Ruscoe, Rapczak, and Kendall in the third that blew the game wide open.

Ruscoe mirrored his earlier pitching prowess, tossing another five innings of shutout ball, striking out nine. The team’s defense held tight, flawless in the field across both games.

Sway Rodriguez had 2 of the three hits in the game for the Red Devils.

Newton Falls is shaping up to be a serious contender as the postseason approaches, sitting pretty with a 14-7-1 record. They’re not just winning; they’re dominating, and with this kind of momentum, they’re a team to watch closely.


LIBERTY OH- In a rematch of regular season matchups, Crestview sought revenge against MVAC rival Liberty in the sectional semifinals on Tuesday. The Rebels dropped both regular season meetings with Liberty. With their bats blazing, the Rebels secured a decisive 15-5 victory, advancing to the sectional finals.

Crestview wasted no time asserting their dominance, putting runs on the board early and often. Emma Snyder led the offensive charge, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs and crossing the plate twice. Sadie Halloran and Kerrigan Miller also had hot bats, each contributing two hits and two RBIs. Rylee Cloutier and Chloe Stoops added to the onslaught with key hits and RBIs of their own.

In the circle, Miller delivered a solid performance, allowing just one earned run on three hits over four innings of work. Her command and poise kept Liberty hitters at bay, allowing Crestview’s offense to build a commanding lead.

Despite facing a tough opponent, Liberty showed resilience at the plate. Rachel Strohmeyer led the Leopards’ offense, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored. Sara Horn also had a strong showing, driving in three runs.


LIBERTY OH- In the quest to build up a softball program that can consistently succeed, having players like junior Rachel Strohmeyer can make all the difference. With her passion for the game, relentless work ethic, and positive attitude, Strohmeyer is a driving force behind Liberty’s efforts to elevate their softball program to new heights.

Rachel’s journey with softball took a turn for the better when she entered high school. After some time away from the game, she rediscovered her love for it, thanks to the encouragement of those around her. That decision to return to the diamond proved to be a game-changer, both for her and for Liberty Softball.

One of Strohmeyer’s greatest contributions to the team is the positive energy she brings to the dugout. In a program that is in the midst of rebuilding, maintaining morale and fostering a supportive environment is crucial. Strohmeyer’s uplifting presence helps the team navigate the inevitable ups and downs of the process with resilience and determination.

But Strohmeyer isn’t just about positive vibes; she’s also about putting in the hard work to improve her game. She has dedicated herself to honing her skills, particularly as a pitcher, completely overhauling her mechanics to become more effective on the mound. Her commitment to her craft sets an example for every player on Liberty’s roster, showing them the importance of dedication and perseverance.

On the field, Strohmeyer is a versatile asset for Liberty. She’s a lockdown shortstop, anchoring the defense with her sharp fielding and strong arm. In addition to her defensive prowess, she also contributes innings as a pitcher, and she’s a reliable bat in the lineup, capable of delivering clutch hits when her team needs them most.

As Liberty continues to grow and develop their softball program, Rachel Strohmeyer will be at the forefront, leading by example and pouring positivity and leadership into every aspect of the team. With her determination and dedication, there’s no doubt that she will play a significant role in the program’s ongoing success.

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COLUMBIANA OH- Liberty salvaged their night on Thursday by finishing a suspended game with Crestview, narrowly escaping with a 7-5 win.

Sarah Spisak led the charge for Liberty’s offense, going 1 for 2 with 2 RBI, a walk, and 2 runs scored. Rachel Strohmeyer contributed with 1 RBI and 1 walk, while Sara Horn and Brooklyn Ciminero each drove in a run. Mia Parker and Bella Hernandez also scored for Liberty.

On the mound, Strohmeyer pitched 5 innings, allowing 7 hits and striking out 8, to secure the win.

Crestview put up a fight, with Emma Snyder leading their offense by going 2 for 2 with a run scored. Eme Cook, Katie Lissi, and Chloe Stoops also contributed with hits and runs scored.

Crestview’s pitching, held their ground, with Miller pitching 5 innings, allowing 7 hits, 6 earned runs, and striking out 7.


Campbell wrapped up a successful day on Thursday, finishing off wins against Liberty and Crestview in games that had been suspended earlier in the season due to weather. The Red Devils cruised to a 13-1 victory against Liberty and secured a 7-5 win over Crestview.

In the game against Liberty, Campbell’s offense was unstoppable. Abby Broz, Angelis Espada, and Ramani Adams led the charge, with Broz going 2 for 4 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored, Espada going 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and a run scored, and Adams batting a perfect 4 for 4 with 3 RBI and 4 runs scored. Angeliz Diaz and Mileena Williams also contributed with multiple hits and RBIs. In the circle, Adams dominated, pitching 5 innings, allowing just 1 hit and no earned runs while striking out 10.

Chloe Fleps got the only hit of the day for Liberty.

Against Crestview, Campbell’s offense remained strong. Mileena Williams and Ramani Adams led the way, with Williams going 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and Adams going 2 for 3 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. Savannah Cleland also contributed with 2 RBI and 1 run scored. In the circle, Adams pitched a complete game, allowing 2 earned runs on 7 hits while striking out 4.

Chloe Stoops and Sadie Halloran led Crestview’s offense, but Campbell’s pitching held strong to secure the win.


LIBERTY OH- Garfield showed their strength on the road Wednesday night, clinching a solid 12-5 victory against Liberty in conference play.

Maddy Wilson led the offensive charge for Garfield with a standout performance, smashing a home run and adding a double, 2 runs, and 3 RBI to her name. Olivia Zicari also made her presence felt with a double, a triple, 3 runs, and an RBI. Lizzy Moore contributed with 3 hits, 2 runs, and 1 RBI, while Gabriel Groves and Kendall Thompson each added 2 hits.

On the mound, Juliana Genovese was dominant, striking out 13 batters in 7 innings of work.

For Liberty, Rachel Strohmeyer led the offense with a 3 for 4 night and 2 RBI, while Trinity Patterson added 2 RBI on her 1 for 3 performance. Chloe Fleps reached base twice with 2 walks and scored 2 runs, and Sarah Spisak contributed with 2 hits and a run scored.

Despite their efforts, Liberty couldn’t contain Garfield’s potent offense and strong pitching.

With this road win, Garfield continues to show their prowess in conference play, solidifying their position as a force to be reckoned with in the league.


CAMPBELL OH- Campbell unleashed an offensive onslaught on Tuesday, powering their way to a convincing 12-4 victory over Liberty in MVAC action.

The Campbell bats were firing on all cylinders, with Duan Reynolds leading the charge, going 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and crossing the plate 3 times himself. Bobby Ramirez contributed with a 1 for 3 performance, driving in 2 runs and drawing a walk, while Isaiah Santiago added 2 RBI and a run scored on his 1 for 3 night. Sway Rodriguez was perfect at the plate, going 2 for 2 with a walk and scoring 3 runs, while Pano Koladakis went 1 for 2 with a walk and a run scored.

On the mound, Rodriguez was solid through 5 innings of work, allowing just 1 earned run on 5 hits while striking out 4.

Despite the loss, Liberty’s offense put up a fight, with Nathan Malone going 2 for 3 with an RBI, Patrick Jones adding 2 hits, and Clayton Bratton crossing the plate twice on his 2 for 3 night.


CAMPBELL OH- Campbell showcased their dominance on Tuesday with a convincing 15-3 win over Liberty in a game where their offense was firing on all cylinders.

Leading the charge for Campbell was Mileena Williams, who went 3 for 4 at the plate, driving in an impressive 6 RBIs and scoring 2 runs herself. Abby Braz also had a standout performance, going 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs and scoring 3 runs. Savannah Cleland and Ramani Adams contributed to the offensive onslaught as well, with Cleland driving in 2 RBIs and Adams scoring 2 runs.

In the circle, Ramani Adams delivered a solid performance, pitching 5 innings and allowing 3 earned runs on 5 hits while striking out 4 batters.

Liberty’s offense managed to muster some runs, with Brooklyn Ciminero driving in a run and scoring one herself, Sara Horn adding an RBI, and Mia Parker crossing the plate.


LIBERTY OH- Champion’s offense was unstoppable on Tuesday as they unleashed a 28-3 onslaught over Liberty, adding another win to their flawless 11-0 season.

Leading the charge for Champion’s offense was Bella Meyer, who went a perfect 5-5 at the plate with a home run, 5 RBI, and 4 runs scored. Gabby Gradishar also had a stellar game, going 3-5 with an impressive 6 RBI and scoring 5 runs. Addie Warzala contributed to the barrage with a 3-3 performance, including a home run, 6 RBI, and 4 runs scored. Sam Strock went 2-4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, while Bella Weber added 2 RBI and crossed the plate 3 times on a perfect 2-2 showing.

On the mound, Sam Strock pitched a solid game for Champion, going 4 innings and allowing 6 hits, 3 earned runs, and striking out 4 batters.

Despite the offensive onslaught from Champion, Liberty had some bright spots at the plate. Sara Horn went 2-2 with 3 RBI, Mia Parker added 2 hits and scored a run, and Rachel Strohmeyer reached base with a hit and a walk, scoring a run.

However, it was Champion’s day as their relentless offense and solid pitching secured another dominant win, extending their perfect season record.


CHAMPION, OH- In a display of pure baseball IQ, Dylan Howell was unstoppable at the plate, hammering out three hits in three at-bats to lead Champion Flashes to a dominant 10-0 win over Liberty this Monday at Champion High School. Howell was on fire, doubling in the fourth, and adding singles in both the second and sixth innings.

The Flashes got rolling in the bottom of the second, capitalizing on a wild pitch and a groundout by Marky Nolan to notch their first runs.

On the mound, Howell was just as sharp, bagging the win with a stellar performance. He shut down Liberty, allowing just one hit across five innings, and chalked up seven strikeouts without giving up a walk. On the flip side, Liberty’s Clayton Bratton struggled, yielding seven runs over five innings and walking six, despite striking out seven himself. Seth Domes came in relief for the Flashes, throwing a clean inning to keep Liberty at bay.

At the bat, the Flashes weren’t just about Howell. They racked up nine hits in total. Carter Chapin contributed with a 1-for-3 outing, driving in two runs. Zack Morris also added a couple of hits. Discipline at the plate was key, as Champion drew seven walks, with Bradey Quinby and Carson Fife each taking two.

The Flashes were lightning fast on the bases, stealing a total of eight bags, with Howell and Fife each swiping more than one. Their fielding was flawless, not committing a single error throughout the game, with Fife leading the defense, involved in eight plays.

For Liberty, it was a tough day, but Trent Lieggi managed to snag one hit in two at-bats.

Up next, the Champion Varsity Flashes are set to face Liberty again on Tuesday.