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COLUMBIANA, OH- It was a pitcher’s duel on Monday on Monday, Crestview took control early against Waterloo, kicking off with Ethan Feezle smashing a double in the first inning to grab the lead. That run was all Crestview needed, but they didn’t stop there.

Ethan Feezle wasn’t just a hero at the plate; he dominated on the mound too, tossing a complete game shutout. He held Waterloo to just two hits, striking out six without issuing a single walk. On the other side, Trevor Simons battled through six innings for Waterloo but gave up four runs, though only one was earned, on a tough day where he struck out three and walked two.

Max Hawkins and Feezle delivered at the plate for Crestview, each snagging hits in a lineup that wasn’t giving much away. Feezle, batting in the heart of the order, drove in two of the four runs, making his mark with every swing.

Crestview’s fielding was flawless, not allowing any errors that could turn the game. Jayden Kimble was particularly busy, involved in ten plays.

Waterloo’s Vincent Mori and Drew Flarida tried to spark a rally, both getting hits, but the team couldn’t capitalize on their efforts.

With this win, Crestview continues to show their strength both on the mound and at the plate, while Waterloo will look to bounce back in their next outing.


ATWATER OH- Waterloo snagged a nail-biter, edging out Chippewa 11-10 on a wild Friday night. Kyle Werbeck had his eye on the prize, working the count for three walks and setting the table for Waterloo’s hitters.

The bats were hot for both teams, with Waterloo knocking seven hits and Chippewa recording eight in a slugfest. Waterloo struck first, with Werbeck doubling and then scoring off a wild pitch in the opening inning. The third inning was explosive for Waterloo, scoring six runs off just two hits, benefiting from walks, a sac fly by Mason Sweitzer, and a couple of Chippewa errors.

Matthew Ralston pocketed the win for Waterloo, navigating through two and two-thirds innings, surrendering three earned runs. On the mound for Chippewa, Grant Johnson struggled, allowing five earned runs in just two innings to take the loss. Werbeck, Sweitzer, and Drew Flarida each took turns pitching in relief for Waterloo.

Flarida was a major force, driving in four runs and going 3-for-5 at the plate. Werbeck not only scored but also set the tone with his patience, drawing three of Waterloo’s eight walks. They also turned a sharp double play to keep things tight defensively.

For Chippewa, Colton Oyler was the standout, knocking in three runs and collecting two hits. Isaiah Radebaugh, Oyler, and Corbin Marshall each added two hits to keep the pressure on. Chippewa showed their discipline, earning ten walks, with Johnson and Joe Hegarty leading with two apiece.


MCDONALD OH- McDonald capped off their league schedule in style on Tuesday, securing the conference championship outright with a dominant 15-3 victory over Waterloo.

The McDonald offense was firing on all cylinders, led by standout performances from Miley Titus and Isabella O’Brien. Titus went 2-for-4 at the plate, driving in three runs and scoring three times, while O’Brien had a memorable day, going 3-for-4 with a home run, five RBIs, and a run scored. Lauren O’Leary and Aubrey Evans also made significant contributions, each tallying multiple RBIs to fuel McDonald’s offensive onslaught. Jenna Helco chipped in as well, scoring two runs while adding an RBI.

I’m the circle, Bri McCombs delivered a stellar performance, tossing four innings off three-hit ball with 11 strikeouts. McCombs kept the Waterloo batters off balance throughout the game, not allowing any earned runs.


ATWATER OH- In a thrilling contest on Thursday, Waterloo emerged victorious in walk-off fashion against Ravenna, extending their win streak to four games with an 8-7 win.

The hero of the game was Mason Sweitzer, whose clutch hit brought in the game-winning run for Waterloo. Vincent Mori led the offensive charge, going 3 for 4 with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Drew Flarida contributed with a hit, an RBI, and a walk, while Aric May added a hit and 2 RBI.

On the mound, Trevor Simons pitched 6 solid innings for Waterloo, allowing 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 9 batters. Austin Hurst came in for relief, pitching a scoreless inning and securing the win.



SPRINGFIELD, OH- Waterloo outclassed Springfield (Spartans) with a solid 6-2 victory on Wednesday.

The action kicked off in the second inning when Austin Hurst singled and Trevor Simons grounded out, driving in a run each to put Waterloo on the board. They extended their lead in the third, with Drew Flarida making it 3-0 by hitting into a fielder’s choice.

Matthew Ralston was on point from the mound, delivering a shutout performance over five innings where he only allowed four hits and fanned six, walking away with the win. On the flip side, Springfield’s Jaden Bracken struggled through five and a third, giving up six runs (four earned) on eight hits and taking the loss. Aric May came on in relief for Waterloo, helping to close things out.

At the plate, Mason Sweitzer stepped up big time, batting ninth and knocking in two runs. Sam Russell, May, and Hurst each notched a pair of hits, showing that Waterloo’s lineup had depth and could pressure the defense from all spots. They also showed great discipline, working their way to seven walks with Kyle Werbeck, Flarida, and Hurst taking two apiece.

Waterloo was aggressive on the bases, swiping seven bags, highlighted by multiple steals from May and Landon McClain, adding an extra layer of threat to their game.

For Springfield, Brady Hahn was the standout, driving in both of the team’s runs and going 2-for-4 at the plate.

Waterloo is set to keep the momentum going when they host Ravenna on Thursday.


ATWATER OH- Waterloo showcased their dominance on Tuesday with a commanding 15-4 run-rule victory over Sebring, as they ran all over the field in a dominant performance.

The Waterloo offense was firing on all cylinders, led by Morgan Sweitzer, Kristlyn Kehrer, and Taryn Brown. Sweitzer contributed with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored, while Kehrer added 2 RBIs of her own. Brown was perfect at the plate, going 2 for 2 with an RBI and crossing the plate 3 times. Bayley English also made an impact with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored.

In the circle, Kehrer delivered a solid performance, pitching 5 innings and allowing just 2 earned runs on 4 hits while striking out an impressive 9 batters.

Sebring’s offense managed to generate some runs, with Bella Threet leading the way with 3 hits and an RBI, followed by Blake Thomas with 2 hits and an RBI. Keira Berger also contributed with an RBI.


SEBRING, OH- Waterloo steamrolled the Sebring Trojans with a staggering 24-2 victory on Monday, firing on all cylinders right from the first inning.

The game opened with Waterloo capitalizing on a series of Sebring mishaps, including a dropped third strike and multiple errors, alongside hits by Landon McClain, Trevor Simons, and Aric May. The team quickly racked up six runs, setting a high-paced tone for the rest of the game.

In the second inning, Waterloo turned up the heat even more, plating 12 runs on just four hits, buoyed by errors, walks, and timely hitting from Austin Hurst, Vincent Mori, and Simons. Kyle Werbeck and Jacob Fortney also contributed to the scoring frenzy, driving in runs and taking full advantage of Sebring’s struggles on the field.

The onslaught continued in the third, with more errors by Sebring and hits from Derek Hupp, Fortney, Sam Russell, and Drew Flarida helping to extend the massive lead.

Werbeck picked up the win after pitching one inning, allowing two runs and striking out three. Despite the lopsided score, Sebring’s Logan Furry endured a tough outing, giving up 24 runs over three innings. Waterloo’s bullpen, featuring Adam Eichler and Mason Biltz, kept things tight with scoreless innings in relief.

At the plate, Waterloo was relentless, amassing 11 hits. Fortney led the charge with four RBIs from the ninth spot, showcasing the depth of their lineup. Werbeck, Hurst, and Flarida each had a multi-hit day, demonstrating Waterloo’s balanced attack.

The team also displayed disciplined batting, drawing 12 walks, with Werbeck, Mason Sweitzer, McClain, and Flarida each earning multiple free passes. Defensively, Waterloo was flawless, not committing a single error, with Fortney leading the team with nine plays.

For Sebring, Colby Kliffmuelles and Wyatt Sheen managed a hit each, with Kliffmuelles driving in both of Sebring’s runs.

Looking ahead, Waterloo aims to carry this momentum into their next game against Ravenna on Thursday.


BERLIN CENTER OH- Western Reserve took a commanding step towards the MVAC championship with a dominating 13-3 victory over Waterloo on Thursday night.

The Western Reserve offense was firing on all cylinders, led by Sophia Reigle who went 2-for-3 with an impressive 5 RBIs, a walk, and 2 runs scored. Katie Byers contributed with a 1-for-2 performance, driving in 2 RBIs and drawing 2 walks, while Caylee Selley went 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored. Maylin Hartzel also chipped in, going 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs, and Allison Jones had a stellar game, going 3-for-4 and crossing the plate 3 times.

On the mound, Katie Byers was stellar for Western Reserve, pitching a complete game of 5 innings, allowing only 4 hits and no earned runs while racking up an impressive 9 strikeouts.

Despite the loss, Waterloo showed resilience at the plate. Taryn Brown led the offense going 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs, followed by Morgan Sweitzer who went 2-for-3 and scored a run. Savannah Francis also contributed with an RBI.


ATWATER OH- In a commanding display of both pitching prowess and offensive efficiency, Springfield Baseball secured a resounding 5-0 victory over Waterloo on Friday.

The Springfield offense wasted no time asserting their dominance, led by standout performances from Kolten Ruark, Blake Jeffries, and Ryan Maughan. Ruark showcased his all-around skills, going 2-for-3 at the plate with 2 RBIs and 1 run scored. Jeffries delivered clutch hits, finishing 2-for-4 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored. Maughan contributed to the offensive onslaught, going 2-for-3 on the day.

On the mound, Ruark dazzled with his pitching prowess, stifling the Waterloo offense over 5 innings of work. He exhibited pinpoint control and struck out an impressive 7 batters while allowing just 3 hits. Ruark’s stellar performance set the tone for Springfield’s defensive dominance, keeping Waterloo’s bats quiet throughout the game.

With a perfect blend of solid pitching and timely hitting, Springfield Baseball showcased their strength and resilience, clinching a well-deserved 5-0 victory. This impressive win serves as a testament to the team’s determination and skill as they continue to make their mark in the baseball circuit.


By Matt Maher 

STRUTHERS, OH – The Vikings are on a 3-game winning streak thanks to an absolutely fantastic effort Tuesday night against Lowellville at Bob Cene Park. The Vikings pounced early and often in their 10-0 victory over the Rockets that ended in just 5 innings.


Lowellville started Tyler Tuscano on the mound and he had his troubles early with a leadoff single from Aric may and then 2 RBI groundouts later in the first from Kyle Werbeck and Landon McClain. Tuscano continued in the 2nd inning giving up 3 more runs with a 2-run double from Werbeck and an RBI single from Austin Hurst as well as 3 walks in the inning.


Lowellville opted for Zak Sargent in the 3rd where he pitched .2 inning with 4 runs given up but the Rockets first strikeout of the night. Cody Nolfi found the 3rd out in the 3rd and pitched the entire 4th only surrendering 1 run off a RBI double from Trevor Simons. Braylon Bolger would finish off the game and end the night with the only shutout inning for the Rockets.


Kyle Werbeck was starter for Waterloo and went 3 full innings racking up 5 Ks and allowing just 1 hit and not conceding any runs. Mason Sweitzer finished off the game finding 2 Ks and giving up just 1 hit and finishing off the shutout for the Vikings.


Lowellville continues to struggle to start off the season and drops to 0-6 on the season and 0-5 in conference play. Waterloo increases their win streak to 3 and improve to 3-3 overall and 3-2 in conference play.