The Hudson baseball team will host the Cancer Awareness Classic, an event with two games Friday and four games Saturday at the Ballpark at Hudson.
Proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House of Akron, Hudson coach Buddy Dice said.
The Cancer Awareness Classic schedule: Friday — Hudson vs. Canfield, 4:30 p.m.; Hudson vs. Jackson, 7:30 p.m. Saturday — Hudson vs. Avon, 10 a.m.; Hudson vs. Laurel Highlands (Pa.), 1 p.m.; Kent Roosevelt vs. Laurel Highlands (Pa.), 4 p.m.; Kiski Prep (Pa.) vs. Western Reserve Academy, 7 p.m.
Hudson (14-2, 8-0) is first in the NOC Valley following wins over Solon on Tuesday and Wednesday. Pitchers Jackson Hickert (5-0) and Ian Swan (3-1) both won. Jake Stuursma scored twice in the first win and Joe Charpentier batted in four runs in the second victory.
Stroe leads Nordonia
Senior Hannah Stroe continues to be a key softball player for Nordonia, which is 14-5 overall and atop the Suburban League with an 8-1 conference record. She entered Thursday with a 1.43 ERA and 122 strikeouts in 117? innings pitched. She has a .339 batting average with 19 hits in 56 at bats, one home run and 14 RBI.
“Hannah is a 4.1 GPA student with an academic and athletic scholarship to play softball at Ashland University,” Nordonia coach Amie Cormell said.
Stroe has played a big role in Nordonia winning six out of its past eight; topping Field, Green, Mentor, Cloverleaf once each and Revere twice recently.
Junior Natalie Spadaro is hitting .364 with 14 RBI, and sophomore Madi Filakosky has a .322 on-base percentage for Nordonia, which will host Wadsworth on Monday and then play at Tallmadge on Tuesday and at Green on Wednesday.
Wadsworth’s baseball team remained undefeated at 15-0 overall and 10-0 in the Suburban League after 3-2 and 6-4 wins over Nordonia on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Pitchers Nick Bebout (6-0) and Aaron George (2-0) both got a win. Kyle Pennington hit a two-run home run in the first win and scored twice, and batted in a run in the second win. Jared Houser hit two doubles in the second win and Cam Deemer earned a save in relief.
Copley’s Hovorka locked in
Justin Hovorka has pitched consecutive shutouts for the Copley baseball team (11-4, 8-2). He beat visiting Tallmadge 1-0 on April 23 and topped host Green 4-0 on Wednesday.
Noah Maynard batted in three runs Wednesday for Copley, which will face Wadsworth on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Home run hitters
Ariel Linberger smacked her ninth home run of the season Wednesday when visiting St. Vincent-St. Mary (11-4) beat Cleveland St. Joseph 9-4 in softball. … Tatum Christy and Emily Kusmits each hit a home run for Manchester (10-7, 7-0) on Wednesday in a 16-3 win at Triway in a PAC softball game. Haley Stewart had four hits for Manchester with three RBI. Christy, Kusmits and Stewart combined for 10 hits and 10 RBI.
Mike Seminatore pitched a no-hitter Tuesday to lead host Woodridge (14-2, 9-0 PTC County) to a 10-0 baseball win over Garrettsville. Christian Owens had three hits, scored twice and drove in four runs, and Preston Clark contributed two hits, three runs and four stolen bases. … Garfield’s Camryn Woodley tossed a no-hitter Tuesday in a 13-1 softball win over Buchtel, and also had a single, two RBI and scored twice. She went 3-for-3 Wednesday with two triples, a single, seven RBI and two runs scored in a 14-12 win over North. … Springfield’s baseball and softball teams each beat visiting Ravenna on Tuesday to up their respective records to 13-3 and 11-6. Collin Floyd and Collin Hefner combined for six hits and six RBI in a 10-0 baseball win. Deanna Cole and Kennedy Colegrove also combined for six hits and six RBI in a 16-8 softball win. … Ellet leads the City Series in baseball (13-6, 10-0) and softball (12-8, 9-0). Jacob Kline and Derek Cook combined for five hits and three RBI in a 18-1 baseball win over host Garfield on Tuesday. Ellet beat host Kenmore 15-1 in softball on Wednesday with Autumn Smith striking out 11 and Laura Lakins collecting three hits and three RBI.
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