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Kenston pitcher throws no-hitter
Kenston pitcher throws no-hitter
By TIMES STAFF
Kenston senior Alex Wittenberg pitched a no-hitter to lead the Bombers to a 10-0 victory over Aurora in a Chagrin Valley Conference baseball game Monday.
Wittenberg struck out two and walked one in five innings.
The Bombers started quick, scoring seven runs in the bottom of the first inning as they sent 11 batters to the plate. Patrick Porter was 3-for-3 with two doubles, three runs batted in, two runs scored and a stolen base. Wittenberg was 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI.
Kenston improved to 6-7 overall and 2-3 in the CVC, while Aurora dropped to 6-5 overall and 3-2 in the CVC.
Kenston pounded out 14 hits in five innings in a 14-2 win over West Geauga.
Kyle Schmidt was 3-for-4, while Porter went 2-for-4 with a triple and three runs batted in.
The Bombers broke open the game open in the third inning with seven runs on eight hits.
Wittenberg struck out four in five innings for his second win of the season.
West Geauga fell to 2-5.
Kenston connected on 13 hits in a 14-5 win over Kirtland.
Porter was 3-for-5, including two doubles, four RBI and two runs scored. Nick Levine, Eric Monroe, Bryan Pike and Dave Iklodi each had two hits. Schmidt and Brian Pike each hit home runs.
Tigers post four wins
The Chagrin Falls baseball captured four wins in five outings last week.
The Tigers tamed Pymatuning Valley in a doubleheader, 12-2 and 17-2 to improve to 11-3 overall.
Chagrin Falls played through some snow, some hail and some sleet, but that did not stop the Tigers in the first game.
Starting pitcher Sam Foltz went one inning and gave up one unearned run on two hits while striking out one. Cory Stack pitched two innings to improve to 5-0. He allowed one run on two hits while striking out two. Timmy Porter picked up the save working the final four innings. He did not allow a run while giving up three hits and striking out four.
Marc Geraci paced the Tigers by going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a stolen base and a run scored. Nate Debick went 2-for-5 with a run scored, a stolen base, a double and two runs batted in. Jack Hinman went 2-for-5 with two runs scored, two stolen bases, a double and two RBI. Kurt Vidmer went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Kyle Mansour went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Porter went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Nick Spain had a double and three RBI. Ryan Zdolshek had a hit and two RBI.
In the second game, Porter started and pitched three innings, giving up two runs while allowing five hits and walking one. Keith Orzen pitched the final two innings to get his second win of the season. He retired all six batters he faced and while striking out one.
Jimmy Boldt was 4-for-4 with two runs, a double and five RBI. Hinman was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a stolen base, a triple and four RBI. Geraci was 2-for-3 with three runs scored, a stolen base and an RBI. Debick was 1-for-1 with three walks, three stolen bases, four runs scored and an RBI. Mansour was 1-for-1 with a run and two RBI.
In a 15-11 slugfest against Painesville Harvey, the Tigers were cruising until the bottom of the fifth inning. They were ahead 12-1 when Harvey erupted in the final three innings.
Zdolshek pitched four innings and gave up one run on three hits while walking one and striking out two to improve to 2-0. Porter pitched 1 2/3 innings and gave up 10 runs, five earned, while walking two batters and hitting a batter. Geraci finished the game and earned his first as he worked 1 1/3 innings and gave up two runs on two hits while walking two and striking out a batter.
Vidmer and Mansour each had four hits. Vidmer drove in three runs and scored a run. Mansour had a double, drove in two runs, scored three runs and stole a base. Hinman had three hits, including two doubles, a stolen base and an RBI. John Hallack had two hits and four RBI. Boldt had two hits. Debick had a bases-loaded double to score three runs. Geraci added a double, scored three runs and stole three bases.
Chagrin Falls and Aurora split a pair of Chagrin Valley Conference games on consecutive days.
The Tigers trailed 3-1 going into the fourth inning and scored eight runs in a 9-5 victory.
Starting pitcher Stack gave up four runs, three earned, walked three, hit a batter and struck out a batter while scattering seven hits in five innings. Zdolshek pitched the final two innings for his first save. He allowed one run, walked three and struck out three.
Hinman and Boldt each had two hits and an RBI. Mansour had a home run and two RBI. Debick had a single and two RBI. Geraci had a double, a walk, an RBI and a steal of home.
In a 2-0 loss to the Greenmen, the Tigers' Sam Foltz pitched six innings, allowing both runs on five hits while walking one and striking out three in evening his record at 2-2.
Aurora scored in the first and third innings.
Chagrin Falls managed three hits on the day. Marc Geraci and Nate Debick each singled and Jimmy Boldt doubled.
Lions earn three wins
After a 1-4 start, the Orange baseball team won three out of five games last week to improve to 4-6 overall and 2-2 in the Chagrin Valley Conference.
The Lions dropped a doubleheader to Cleveland Benedictine, 24-4 and 17-3 and then bounced back with three straight victories over Perry and Newbury.
The first meeting with Perry resulted in an 8-6 victory. Max Provateare went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in. Matt Goodman and Darian Johnson also had three hits each and two runs scored.
The next day, Orange dumped visiting Perry, 11-4. Pitcher Justin Carbone went all 7 innings, giving up one earned run while striking out four and walking one.
The Lions cruised past Newbury, 18-6. Matt Goodman, Brandon Goss and Thomas Advent led the lions each with three hits and three runs scored, while Goss added four RBI. Darian Johnson went the distance on the mound giving up two earned runs and 11 hits, while striking out one and walking three.
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