Norton and Jackson continue to be two of the top baseball teams in the Greater Akron area and are coming off a week in which each squad featured a pitcher throwing a no-hitter.
Visiting Norton topped Streetsboro 7-2 on Wednesday to improve to 18-0 and finish perfect in the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division with a 14-0 mark. Clay Crawford struck out 14 and pitched a complete game for the Panthers, and Ben Aiken had two hits and two RBI.
Luke Bosley (5-0) pitched a five-inning no-hitter as Norton beat Coventry 11-0 on Monday, and the Panthers then topped the Comets 16-3 on Tuesday. Aiken had three hits, two RBI and scored three runs, Steven Cruz had two hits and two RBI and Parker Hray had two hits and scored twice in Monday's win.
Jackson, meanwhile, defeated GlenOak on Tuesday and Wednesday for its 53rd and 54th consecutive Federal League victories.
Yianni Skeriotis struck out 10 and pitched a seven-inning no-hitter on Tuesday to lead host Jackson to a 7-1 win. Petey Taylor had two singles and scored four runs, Trey Wright contributed two singles and an RBI and Ben Hymes had three singles and three RBI.
Jackson (20-2, 12-0) then earned a 4-0 win over host GlenOak (15-8, 6-5) on Wednesday when Trent Jones pitched six shutout innings and Jake Aleman had two hits, an RBI and a run scored.
Josh Alexander pitched a five-inning no-hitter, had four hits and four RBI to guide Firestone to a 14-0 baseball win over host Buchtel on Tuesday after the Falcons swept a doubleheader on Saturday at Kent Roosevelt.
Firestone (17-7, 9-1 City Series) then beat host Stow on Wednesday as pitcher Joe Durkee earned the win. Alexander, Spencer Sacha, Max Erisey and Jack Kirven combined for nine hits and five RBI.
Perry wins big
Senior Payton Gottshall pitched a five-inning perfect game on Tuesday with 13 strikeouts to lead Perry to an 18-0 softball win over visiting Canton McKinley. Gottshall also had two singles, a double, a home run and six RBI on a Senior Day that also celebrated Kyra Terrell, Rylee Pireu, Maddie Snyder and Gia Durieux.
Perry (19-4) then won a Division I sectional title on Wednesday by topping visiting Archbishop Hoban 15-0 in five innings. Gottshall struck out 11, and Maddie Snyder and Gia Durieux each hit a home run.
• Jackson Ogozalek (7-2) struck out 10 and pitched a no-hitter Monday to lead Northwest (11-10, 7-4) to a 12-0 victory over Principals Athletic Conference foe Fairless (2-17, 0-11) in five innings. Corey Kohler had two hits, two RBI and scored two runs for the Indians, and Kyle Stockwell and Ayden Burgner each had a single and two RBI.
• Nate Klonowski pitched a shutout on Monday to lead Revere (12-11) to a 6-0 win over Wadsworth (15-6). Matt Buser had two hits and two runs, and Nic Perrott had a hit and two RBI.
• Ellet upped its City Series record to 9-1 on Tuesday with a 14-2 win over host Kenmore-Garfield. Jack Tupta, Andy McClelland, Josh Merring and Heath Longville combined for six hits and eight RBI.