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RUSCOE DOMINATES IN DOUBLE DIP

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.

RED DEVILS LEAVE SPARTANS BLUE

Conneaut, OH- Crestwood Red Devils secured an 11-1 victory over the Conneaut Spartans on Tuesday in an opening round game of the OHSAA playoff tournament. The Red Devils were red hot at the plate, highlighted by a commanding performance with six runs in the fifth inning.

The Red Devils wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, as Bella Hunter’s homer in the first inning drove in two runs, setting the tone for the game.

Their offensive onslaught continued in the fifth inning, where they scored six runs on four hits. Contributions from Mia Gullatta, Kaitlyn Huffman, Ashlyn Weaver, and Erin Hallis fueled Crestwood’s momentum.

Adding to their lead, Grace Harper’s home run in the sixth inning further solidified Crestwood’s dominance.

Hunter, the starting pitcher for Crestwood, delivered a stellar performance, allowing only one run over six innings while striking out 10 batters.

On the Conneaut side, Alexis Brown took the loss despite a commendable effort, pitching six innings and striking out five batters.

Despite the loss, Maddy Drew stood out for the Spartans, driving in one run and going 2-for-3 at the plate.

For Crestwood, Harper led the team with three RBIs, while Huffman’s 3-for-4 performance at the plate anchored their offensive production. The Red Devils will move on to play Marlington in the Division 2 Sectional Championship game. The Spartans will exit the OHSAA tournament with this loss.

CAMPBELL OFFENSE SAVES THE DAY

YOUNGSTOWN OH- Campbell’s bats were on fire on Monday as they battled past Chaney in a thrilling 11-9 victory, needing every bit of their offense to seal the win.

It was a slugfest from start to finish, with both teams exchanging blows throughout the game. Campbell’s offense came out swinging, led by Malik Young, who went 3 for 4 with 4 RBIs and scored 3 runs himself. Nash Thomas added 2 RBIs to the scoreboard, while Adyn Vasquez, Kosta Patris, and Sway Rodriguez each contributed with RBIs of their own. Rodriguez also had a stellar day at the plate, reaching base twice and scoring 4 runs.

On the mound, Pamo Kolidakis delivered a solid performance for Campbell, pitching 6 innings and striking out 10 Chaney batters. Despite allowing 3 hits and 3 earned runs, Kolidakis kept Campbell in the game with his strong pitching.

CHAMPION’S DOMINANCE IN THE MVAC LEADS TO ANOTHER TITLE

WARREN OH- Champion Softball didn’t just win; they dominated their way to the MVAC championship, pulling off a sweet doubleheader sweep against Campbell. And when we say sweet, we mean a 13-0 spanking in both games.

**Game 1:**

The offense was hotter than a midsummer barbecue for Champion in the first game. Gabby Gradishar led the charge, going 3 for 3 with a homer, 2 RBIs, and 2 runs scored. Addie Warzala and Sam Strock also joined the dinger party, each slamming one out of the park and racking up some serious RBIs. But it wasn’t just about the long bombs; Bella Meyer, Zoey Palette, and Maddison Sylvester kept the hits coming, with RBIs and runs scored all around.

As if their offense wasn’t enough, Champion’s pitching was on lockdown. Gradishar tossed three innings of one-hit ball, striking out seven Red Devils and giving Campbell’s batters a tough time. Mileena Williams managed to sneak in Campbell’s only hit of the game, but that was pretty much all they got against Champion’s ace.

**Game 2:**

Champion wasn’t about to let up in the second game. Addie Warzala came back swinging, blasting two homers and driving in four runs, while Gradishar continued her hot streak, going 3 for 3 with another homer and three RBIs. Grace Hadley got in on the action too, knocking in three runs with a perfect hit and drawing a walk for good measure. Sylvester added another RBI to her tally, just to round things out.

But the real star of the show in game two was Sam Strock. She threw three perfect innings, not a single hit, not a single walk, just straight domination. The Red Devils couldn’t touch her, let alone get on base. It was a pitching performance for the ages and the cherry on top of Champion’s championship cake.

 

CAMPBELL SCORES PLENTY FOR THEIR SENIORS

CAMPBELL OH- Campbell celebrated their senior class in style on Friday night with a commanding 20-10 win over Springfield.

Mileena Williams led the offensive charge, going 3-3 with 3 RBIs, 3 walks, and 3 runs scored. Angeliz Diaz and Angelis Espada also had big nights, with Diaz going 2-5 with 3 RBIs and Espada contributing 2-2 with 2 RBIs, a walk, and 3 runs scored. Ramani Adams added 2 RBIs, and Abby Broz and Cyra Cross each chipped in with RBIs as well.

In the circle, Adams had a strong performance, allowing just 2 hits and no earned runs over 4 innings while striking out 6 batters.

Springfield put up a fight, with Gina Romeo, Olivia Allen, and Emily Conner leading the offensive effort. Romeo had 2 RBIs, while Allen contributed 1 RBI and scored 2 runs. Conner went 2-3 with a walk and scored a run, and Zoey Douglas added an RBI.

RED DEVILS WRAP UP A PAIR OF WINS

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.

BRAVES FIND SUCCESS LATE AGAINST LORDSTOWN

KINSMAN, OH- The Badger Braves rallied to snatch a 14-10 victory from Lordstown on Thursday, overcoming a six-run deficit in a slugfest that saw both teams rack up hits.

The Braves kicked things off with a run due to an error, but Lordstown quickly countered in their half of the first, plating five runs on four hits, capped by J Withrow’s two-RBI single. They kept the momentum, adding runs in the second and third, including a steal of home by J.T. Adams, pushing their lead to 8-3.

But the Braves weren’t done. They exploded in the fourth inning, smashing seven hits to score eight runs and flip the game to lead 11-8. Jeremiah Logan delivered the inning’s critical hit, a two-RBI single on a tough seven-pitch at-bat.

Tyler McWilliams, despite giving up 12 hits and 10 runs, struck out 13 to earn the win for the Braves. Adams suffered the loss for Lordstown after yielding 10 runs over just under four innings.

Badger tallied 14 hits with Jared Schmidt providing major firepower, knocking in three runs on two hits. McWilliams set the pace at the plate with three hits of his own. Carsen Guyer, Jacob Toto, and Vinnie Clark also had multiple hits, with Clark swiping two bases as part of the Braves’ six-steal day.

Lordstown’s Withrow was a standout, going 3-for-3 and driving in three runs, while also snagging multiple bases along with Adams.

The Braves look to carry their momentum into a matchup at St. John on Friday.

TIGERS SPOIL CAMPBELL’S HOMESTAND

STRUTHERS, OH- Newton Falls Tigers steamrolled Campbell with a commanding 11-0 victory on Wednesday.

Right out of the gate, Newton Falls set the tone in the first inning. Cameron Huff and Ethan Powell each cracked doubles, and a passed ball brought in the runs to quickly make it 3-0.

The Tigers continued to widen the gap in the second inning. Leland Vargo walked, Powell singled, and Trevor Ruscoe also drew a walk—all contributing to the scoring action.

The third inning was where Newton Falls really broke the game wide open, banging out five runs on four hits. Vargo laced a double to drive in a run, Huff took a base-loaded walk, Owen Gazda singled home a run, and Ruscoe smacked a two-run double to cap off the big inning.

On the mound, Georgie Phillips was untouchable for Newton Falls, throwing three shutout innings while fanning six and allowing just three hits. The starter for Campbell struggled, surrendering six runs over just over an inning of work.

Ruscoe not only delivered from the mound but also with the bat, leading the team with three RBIs. Powell was a menace at the plate, going 3-for-4, while Vargo added two hits of his own.

The Tigers showed great discipline at the plate, working seven walks with John Kendall and Huff each walking twice. The base paths were busy for Newton Falls, who stole seven bases during the game, with Vargo and Ruscoe each swiping multiple bags.

Defensively, Newton Falls was solid, turning a critical double play to keep Campbell at bay.

For Campbell, Sway Rodriguez managed to hit safely in all three at bats, but the effort was not enough to spark a comeback.

Next up, Newton Falls will face Liberty on Thursday, while Campbell sets its sights on a matchup against Chaney on Monday.

RED DEVILS UNLEASH THEIR FIREPOWER

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.

RED DEVILS RAMP UP THEIR GAME

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.