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PANTHERS POUNCE ON HERALDS

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Bristolville, OH- The St. John Heralds faced a tough challenge against the Bristol Panthers and suffered an 11-1 defeat on Monday, marking their first loss since April 6th.

Bristol wasted no time establishing their dominance, scoring early in the second inning with an unearned run followed by a double from Fran Jimenez, bringing in two more runs.

The Panthers extended their lead in the third inning after capitalizing on errors by the Heralds and another timely hit from Jimenez, resulting in two more runs.

Brady Cole took the mound for the Heralds but struggled against the Panthers’ offense, allowing 11 runs (five earned) over four and two-thirds innings.

Kaiden Kohler started for the Panthers and held the Heralds to just one run over five innings, striking out five.

Despite the loss, Ezra Campbell and Will Anderson stood out for the Heralds with two hits each, while Campbell drove in their lone run of the game.

Bristol’s offense was led by Mikey Burbach, who drove in two runs, and Jimenez, who went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate.

Defensively, the Panthers were flawless, committing no errors throughout the game.

Looking ahead, the Heralds aim to bounce back as they face the very talented Warren JFK Eagles on Wednesday on the road.

CROSTON GOES YARD IN 4-3 VICTORY OVER MUSTANGS

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Andover, OH- In a closely contested matchup, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers secured a hard-fought 4-3 victory over the Grand Valley Mustangs on Wednesday, despite being out-hit by their opponents.

Grand Valley’s Payton Plizga led the offensive charge for the Mustangs, collecting two hits on the day. Plizga also showcased their pitching prowess, tallying an impressive 12 strikeouts while allowing just three hits and four runs over six innings of play.

The Lakers wasted no time in making their mark on the game, as Croston launched a powerful homer to left field in the first inning, driving in two runs and setting the tone for the match. Pymatuning Valley added another run in the third inning, with Haines delivering a clutch single to extend their lead to 3-1.

On the mound, Croston proved to be a formidable force for the Lakers, pitching a complete game and allowing just four hits and three runs over seven innings. Croston’s stellar performance included nine strikeouts and demonstrated their resilience in high-pressure situations.

Despite the Lakers’ offensive firepower and solid defensive play, Grand Valley managed to keep the game competitive, with Justin Hagan leading the charge with two RBIs. Blake Taylor showcased patience at the plate, drawing two walks, contributing to Grand Valley’s six walks accumulated throughout the game. Plizga’s speed on the bases was evident as they stole two bases during the matchup.

Offensively, Croston also made significant contributions at the plate, going 2-for-2 with two RBIs and demonstrating their versatility as a pitcher and hitter. Croston’s two stolen bases further showcased their athleticism and impact on the game.

The Lakers’ defensive efforts were highlighted by their flawless fielding, as they committed no errors throughout the game. Vickery was particularly active in the field, making the most chances with nine.

Looking ahead, the Grand Valley Mustangs will aim to bounce back as they prepare to face Crestwood on Friday. Meanwhile, the Lakers will hit the road for their next challenge against the Western Reserve Blue Devils on Thursday, seeking to maintain their momentum and secure another victory.

LADY LAKERS MAKE IT 9 STRAIGHT WITH WIN OVER BLOOMFIELD

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Bloomfield, OH- Looking to continue an impressive win streak, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers secured a resounding 8-0 victory over the Bloomfield Cardinals on Wednesday.

The Lakers wasted no time in asserting their dominance, with Saige Payne igniting the offense in the first inning by driving in a run with a solid single.

Building on their early momentum, the Lakers surged ahead in the top of the second inning. Allison Clark’s timely single brought in two runs, followed by a powerful triple from Saige Payne, adding another run to the Lakers’ lead. An error by the Cardinals further contributed to the Lakers’ commanding advantage.

The Lakers continued to showcase their offensive prowess in the top of the sixth inning, as Tessa Graves launched a spectacular homer to center field, driving in three runs and extending the Lakers’ lead even further.

On the mound, Mackenzie Kribbs delivered a stellar performance for the Lakers, shutting down the Cardinals’ offense with precision and poise. Kribbs allowed just three hits over seven innings while striking out nine batters and issuing only five walks.

Meanwhile, Bloomfield’s Miller struggled to contain the Lakers’ relentless offense, surrendering 14 hits and eight runs (seven earned) over seven innings of play.

The Lakers’ batting lineup was firing on all cylinders, amassing a total of 14 hits in the game. Macie Payne, Graves, Saige Payne, Clark, and Kasynthia Stockmaster each contributed two hits, with Graves, Saige Payne, and Clark driving in two runs apiece. Kribbs led the Lakers with three walks, while the team demonstrated excellent plate discipline, drawing a total of six walks throughout the game.

In addition to their offensive prowess, the Lakers showcased their speed on the base paths, tallying five stolen bases during the game. Their solid defensive efforts were highlighted by a well-executed double play.

Despite Bloomfield’s efforts, they were unable to match the Lakers’ dominant performance. Gwinn led Bloomfield with two hits, while Doll displayed patience at the plate, drawing two walks.

With this convincing victory, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers extend their winning streak to nine games, improving their season record to an impressive 16-1. The Lakers now set their sights on their next challenge as they prepare to defend their home turf against Chalker on Friday

CEVERA’S WALK-OFF SINKS SKIPPERS ON SENIOR NIGHT

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Ashtabula, OH- In a showdown of rivals on Tuesday, the St. John Heralds clinched a dramatic 2-1 victory over the Harding Fairport Skippers with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh inning. This moment was made all the more special as it was senior night for the Heralds.

With tensions running high and the game deadlocked at one apiece, Alyssa Cevera emerged as the hero for the Heralds, smashing a crucial triple that brought in the winning run.

The pitching duel between both teams was intense, with the Fighting Herald’s pitchers striking out eight batters, while Fairport’s hurlers managed to sit down seven.

The Heralds wasted no time in making their mark on the game, with Rylee Frasure delivering a clutch double in the first inning to put St. John on the scoreboard.

However, Fairport answered back in the top of the fourth inning, as Sadler’s double helped them knot the score at one run each.

As the game reached its climax, Alyssa Cevera stepped up to seal the victory for the Heralds, delivering a stellar performance on the mound and shutting down Fairport’s offense.

Cevera’s pitching prowess earned her the win, as she held Fairport hitless and scoreless over two crucial innings, striking out two batters and showcasing her composure under pressure.

Despite the tough loss, McFadden pitched admirably for Fairport, going six and two-thirds innings and allowing just two runs on six hits while striking out seven batters.

The Heralds’ offensive effort was led by Cevera, Frasure, and Caitlyn Carney, each of whom collected two hits in the game. Cevera and Frasure also contributed with timely RBIs, while Carney showcased her speed on the basepaths by stealing two bases.

For Fairport, Sadler drove in their sole run of the game, going 1-for-3 at the plate, while Phillips led their offense with a 2-for-2 performance.

With this thrilling victory secured, the Fighting Heralds look ahead to their next challenge as they hit the road to face the Cardinal Varsity Huskies on Wednesday.

LAKERS SAIL PAST ROCKETS

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Andover, OH- In an impressive game, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers cruised to a 12-0 victory over the Maplewood Rockets on Tuesday, led by a standout offensive display and stellar pitching.

Allison Clark proved to be a force at the plate for the Lakers, collecting three hits in four at-bats and playing a key role in driving in runs throughout the game. Clark’s consistent hitting contributed significantly to the Lakers’ offensive onslaught, setting the tone for their impressive victory.

The Lakers wasted no time asserting their dominance, jumping out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning. Saige Payne’s double and Kylie Luke’s walk each drove in a run, putting the Lakers ahead from the start.

Building upon their lead, the Lakers extended their advantage in the second inning, with Payne and Luke once again playing pivotal roles in driving in runs for the team. McKenna Jordan’s double in the third inning further solidified the Lakers’ lead, pushing the score to 7-0.

The Lakers’ offensive explosion continued in the fourth inning, as they erupted for five runs on five hits to put the game out of reach for the Rockets. Kendall Gray, Clark, and Jordan delivered clutch hits to drive in runs and further extend the Lakers’ lead.

On the pitching front, Payne delivered a standout performance for the Lakers, earning the win after pitching five scoreless innings and striking out seven batters while allowing just four hits. Payne’s dominant pitching kept the Rockets’ offense in check, effectively shutting down any scoring opportunities.

Defensively, the Lakers displayed solid fielding throughout the game, committing no errors and ensuring that their pitching efforts were well-supported.

Despite the Rockets’ efforts, they struggled to contain the Lakers’ potent lineup and were unable to mount a comeback against Payne’s strong pitching and the Lakers’ offensive prowess.

With this convincing victory secured, the Lakers now turn their focus to their next matchup against Bloomfield on Wednesday, as they remain determined to maintain their momentum and continue their winning streak on the diamond.

4TH INNING SPLASH LEADS LAKERS PAST HERALDS

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Ashtabula, OH- In a big time NAC matchup, the St. John Heralds faced a tough opponent in the form of the Pymatuning Valley Lakers, ultimately falling short with a score of 11-1. The Lakers’ dominance was highlighted by a powerful offensive display, particularly in the fourth inning, where they surged ahead with nine runs, securing a commanding lead.

Initially, it was the Fighting Heralds who struck first, notching a run in the opening inning courtesy of a steal of home. However, the momentum quickly shifted in favor of the Lakers, as they capitalized on opportunities and capitalized on errors to turn the tide in the fourth inning, propelling themselves to a substantial advantage.

Saige Payne played a pivotal role on the mound for the Lakers, delivering a standout performance as the starting pitcher. Payne showcased her skill and precision, allowing just one run over five innings while striking out an impressive nine batters.

Despite their best efforts, the Heralds struggled to contain the Lakers’ offensive onslaught. Isabelle Holler, pitching for the Fighting Heralds, faced a formidable challenge, surrendering 11 runs, albeit only two earned, over five innings of play.

Offensively, the Fighting Heralds found themselves limited by the Lakers’ solid defensive effort. Chay Oliveras, Rylee Frasure, and Holler each managed to collect a hit for the Heralds, but their efforts were not enough to overcome the Lakers’ dominant performance.

Offensively on the Lakers’ side, Saige Payne and Kendall Gray emerged as standout performers, delivering three crucial runs batted in and contributing significantly to the team’s offensive output. Supported by a strong lineup that produced 10 hits overall, including multiple hits from McKenna Jordan, Allison Clark, Kylie Luke, and Gray, the Lakers showcased their depth and offensive prowess.

Defensively, the Lakers remained sharp and error-free, demonstrating their defensive capabilities and ensuring that the Heralds faced a formidable challenge on both sides of the ball.

As they look ahead to their next matchup, the Fighting Heralds will aim to regroup and bounce back from this defeat, with their sights set on a home game against Harding Fairport. Meanwhile, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers will seek to carry their momentum forward as they prepare for a home game against the Maplewood Rockets.

HERALDS SKIP PAST FAIRPORT

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Fairport Harbor, OH- Ezra Campbell showcased his offensive prowess, driving in four runs on three hits to propel the St. John Heralds to a commanding 19-3 victory over the Fairport Skippers on Wednesday.

Campbell’s bat was on fire throughout the game, as he delivered timely hits to fuel the Heralds’ offense. In the second inning, Campbell’s single drove in one run, and in the fourth inning, he came through again with another single, plating two more runs.

The Heralds surged ahead with a dominant performance in the second inning, where they erupted for 10 runs to seize control of the game. Contributions came from various players, including Anthony Severino, Will Anderson, and Campbell, who all played a part in driving in runs during the explosive inning.

Fairport Harding managed to get on the scoreboard early in the first inning when DJ Dambolena singled, bringing in one run. However, the Heralds quickly asserted their dominance, extending their lead in the third inning with the help of a passed ball and a single by Kyle Hejduk.

Hejduk also showcased his skills on the mound, starting the game for the Heralds and delivering a solid performance, striking out six batters over three innings. Nathan Wright took the mound for Fairport Harding but struggled against the relentless onslaught of the Heralds’ offense.

Anderson provided stellar relief pitching for the Heralds, shutting down Fairport Harding’s offense with two innings of zero-run ball, striking out four batters in the process.

Offensively, the Heralds amassed 13 hits, with Campbell and Anderson leading the charge with three hits each. Severino, Ryan Williams, and Hejduk also contributed multiple hits to the Heralds’ offensive barrage.

The Heralds’ disciplined approach at the plate was evident, as they drew 11 walks throughout the game. Aaron Wychock, Anderson, John Miller, and AJ Henslee displayed patience, each drawing two walks.

On the basepaths, the Heralds wreaked havoc, stealing a total of 10 bases, with Wychock, Campbell, Williams, and Anderson each swiping multiple bags.

Defensively, the Heralds were flawless, committing no errors in the field, with Severino making the most plays with 13 chances.

Fairport Harding’s Elijah Harless led his team with two hits, while Wright, Dambolena, and Harless each drove in a run for the Skippers. Fairport Harding displayed discipline at the plate, tallying eight walks.

The St. John Heralds look to carry their momentum into their next game as they face Chalker at home on Thursday, aiming to continue their winning streak.

HERALDS LOSE LEAD LATE TO FALL TO SKIPPERS

Fairport Harbor, OH- Despite amassing 12 hits, the St. John Heralds suffered a narrow 9-8 defeat against the Fairport Skippers on Tuesday. Alyssa Cevera stood out for the Heralds, delivering an impressive four-hit performance.

Cevera’s bat was on fire throughout the game, as she went 4-for-4 at the plate, showcasing her hitting prowess. She doubled twice, once in the fourth inning and again in the seventh, and added two singles in the second and sixth innings.

Fairport got off to a strong start, taking an early lead in the bottom of the first inning courtesy of Justinger’s triple and Phillips’ groundout, each driving in a run.

However, the Heralds fought back, seizing the lead in the top of the fourth inning. Cevera’s double, combined with contributions from Gianna Torres, Caitlyn Carney, and Rylee Frasure, propelled St. John ahead, scoring one run each.

A crucial error by the Heralds allowed Fairport to level the score at four apiece in the bottom of the fifth. St. John responded in the top of the sixth, breaking the tie with Oliveras’ double, driving in two runs, followed by Frasure’s single to extend their lead to 7-4.

Nevertheless, Fairport staged a dramatic comeback in the bottom of the sixth, capitalizing on an error to score five runs on two hits, surging ahead to a 9-7 lead.

Cevera displayed her versatility, starting in the circle for the Heralds. Despite her solid performance, allowing three hits and three runs over four and two-thirds innings while striking out seven, the Heralds couldn’t secure the win. McFadden led the charge for Fairport from the mound, enduring St. John’s offensive onslaught to secure the victory.

Despite the loss, the Heralds showcased their offensive firepower, tallying 12 hits. Oliveras led the charge with a 2-for-5 performance at the plate, driving in three crucial runs. Frasure also made significant contributions, collecting three hits in four at-bats. Cevera’s speed on the basepaths was evident as she stole two bases, while the Heralds collectively swiped six bags throughout the game.

For Fairport, Prioreschi and Justinger led the offensive charge with two hits apiece, each driving in a run. The Skippers demonstrated patience at the plate, drawing eight walks to capitalize on scoring opportunities.

Despite the setback, the Heralds remain determined, eagerly anticipating their next matchup against the Lakeside Dragons on Thursday, where they aim to bounce back with a vengeance.

HERALDS SHARP IN BIG WIN OVER BOMBERS

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Ashtabula, OH- In an impressive display of offensive firepower, the St. John Heralds triumphed over the Windham Bombers with a resounding 13-1 victory on Monday, highlighted by a commanding seven-run surge in the third inning.

The Heralds wasted no time asserting their dominance, scoring five runs in the opening frame. Ezra Campbell’s sacrifice fly and hits from Aaron Wychock, Brady Cole, and AJ Henslee paved the way for an early lead.

Maintaining their offensive momentum, St. John extended their advantage in the second inning, with Campbell’s single driving in another run to make it 6-0.

The third inning showcased the Heralds’ offensive prowess as they exploded for seven runs. Cole, Anderson, Campbell, Williams, and Hejduk all contributed RBIs, capitalizing on hits and defensive miscues by the Bombers.

On the mound, Wychock delivered a stellar performance, pitching five solid innings, allowing just one run on three hits while striking out eight batters and issuing no walks.

The Bombers struggled to contain the Heralds’ relentless offense, with their pitcher, King, enduring a challenging outing, conceding 13 hits and 13 runs (three earned) over three innings.

St. John’s offense was firing on all cylinders, amassing 13 hits in the game. Campbell led the charge with three RBIs, while several players, including Wychock, Henslee, Williams, Hejduk, and Anderson, contributed with two hits each. The Heralds also showcased their speed on the basepaths, collecting five stolen bases.

Defensively, St. John’s was flawless, committing no errors throughout the game. Anthony Severino stood out defensively, making several key plays in the field.

Despite the loss, Jacob Cody and Jack Eye provided some offensive spark for the Bombers, with Cody driving in a run and Eye collecting two hits.

With this convincing win under their belts, the St. John Heralds look ahead to their next challenge as they hit the road to face Lordstown on Tuesday.

LAKERS TAKE THE BATTLE FOR THE VALLEY

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Andover, OH- In a dominant performance on Monday, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Grand Valley Mustangs, led by Saige Payne’s impressive hitting display.

Payne showcased her batting prowess, collecting three hits in four at-bats. Her triple in the fourth inning and singles in the third and sixth innings contributed significantly to the Lakers’ offensive onslaught.

The Lakers wasted no time asserting their dominance, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning. McKenna Jordan’s walk and Macie Payne’s single each drove in a run, setting the tone for the game.

Pymatuning Valley added another run in the third inning when Mackenzie Kribbs hit a sacrifice fly, extending their lead to 3-0.

On the mound, Saige Payne delivered a stellar performance, pitching five scoreless innings, allowing only three hits while striking out five batters and issuing no walks. Kribbs also contributed with two innings of scoreless relief.

Despite a solid effort from Grand Valley’s pitcher K Hart, who went six innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits, the Lakers’ offense proved too potent to contain.

Jordan’s disciplined plate approach earned her two walks, while the Lakers as a team showed patience, drawing a total of six walks in the game. Allison Clark and Jordan showcased their speed on the bases, each stealing multiple bases, contributing to the Lakers’ eight stolen bases overall.

Defensively, Pymatuning Valley turned a crucial double play and displayed sure-handed fielding, committing no errors throughout the game. Nataleigh Haines stood out defensively, making an impressive 10 plays.

For Grand Valley, T Dryer and A Hostetler collected two hits each, but they couldn’t overcome the Lakers’ dominant performance.

With this commanding win secured, the Pymatuning Valley Lakers turn their attention to their next challenge as they prepare to face Badger on Tuesday.