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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 10:09

Kenston snapped a two-game losing streak with a 12-2 win over Maryland’s Bishop McNamara on Monday at The Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach. The Bombers were shut out in two games to open their spring break then exploded for 12 runs on nine hits against McNamara.

Jonathan Nash, Yaphet Preston and Hannah Kahn turned in strong performances at the 2014 Beachwood Invitational on Saturday. The Bison athletes excelled on their home track in placing in several events. Several other Beachwood athletes also made strides at the event.

Tyler Evans and Ryan Mack both pitched complete game victories and combined for 13 strike outs to lead Cardinal to a doubleheader sweep over Grand Valley on Saturday, 5-1 and 11-1. James Byler had three hits in the first game and Jake Bosak matched that feat in game two.

Beachwood scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning then held on in the seventh to beat Fairport Harding, 4-3, in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. The Skippers rebounded to win the second game, 15-5.

Kirtland’s baseball team committed six errors and survived a late Wickliffe rally to win the non-conference game 12-8. Erik Guhde led the Hornets with two hits and Matt Finkler and Adam Hess both had a pair of RBI in the game.

Through the first five games of the 2014 season, Independence’s offense has been nearly unstoppable. The Blue Devils, who beat Berkshire 9-0 on Friday at Classic Park, average over 12 runs per game and are hitting .459 as a team with 19 doubles and 3 home runs.

Kirtland’s boys’ track team defended its title at the 15th Annual George Gross Invitational at Cuyahoga Heights on Thursday. The Hornets’ girls’ team also won, completing the sweep. Cardinal finished second in the boys division and third in the girls. Independence was fifth in the boys and fourth in the girls.

Gilmour Academy hung eight runs in the top of the fifth inning to blow open a non-conference game at Kirtland on Thursday. The Hornets tried to claw their way back into the game but came up short in a 14-8 loss.

Independence pounded out 13 hits and didn’t make an error in a 13-3 non-conference win over Garfield Heights on Thursday. Halle Dorko was 3-for-4 with three doubles and 2 RBI and Abbi Tarski also had three hits, including a second inning home run, and 4 RBI for the Blue Devils.

Ameleya Loeser’s diving catch in the bottom of the seventh inning preserved Cardinal’s 14-13 win at rival Berkshire on Thursday. Seven of nine Huskies combined to pound out 11 hits and Jasmine Vunak struck out five in her complete game victory.

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