Chardon roughs up Cornerstone Christian

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Kayla Noerr was 2-for-2 with a double and struck out 10 in four innings and Halle Landies added a pair of triples to lead Chardon to a 12-1 six-inning win over visiting Cornerstone Christian Academy on Monday.

Noerr allowed one unearned run on one hit and also scored two runs for the Hilltoppers.

“I was really happy the team got a win today,” Noerr said. “While my stats looked good, I know I still have a lot of work to do on the mound. I was happy I was able to contribute offensively and hope our team continues to hit as good as we did tonight. I’m excited to see what we can do the rest of the season and in the playoffs.”

Chardon scored four runs in the bottom of the first.

Landies tripled to lead off the inning while Noerr, Lexi Leggett and Olivia Adkins each singled. Marisa Organiscak reached on an error.

The Hilltoppers added three more in the second.

Olivia Organiscak doubled to start the rally and scored on Kayla Preziuso’s third home run of the spring. Noerr then doubled and scored on Leggett’s second single of the game.

Landies tripled and scored on Preziuso’s single in the fourth as the Hilltoppers built a 9-0 lead.

Preziuso and Marisa Organiscak both singled and scored on Jackie Adkins’ fifth home run of the season to end the game in the sixth.

Landies finished the game 2-for-3 with two triples and two runs scored.

“I was very pleased with my performance at the plate,” Landies said. “I really was feeling good today going up to bat and I wanted to hit the ball hard. I timed the pitcher well and focused on some little things I’ve been working on and the ball went from there. This keeps me very confident going into the end of the season and playoffs and I’m looking forward to my next at bats.”

Noerr, Melanie Schaefer, Leggett, and Adkins also finished with two hits for Chardon.

The Hilltoppers, who improved to 9-6, travel to Madison on Tuesday.

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The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.