Avon at Midview baseball: Eagles top Middies in rain shortened bout

For the first week and some change of the high school baseball and softball seasons, the weather has cooperated. Surprisingly high temps and little rain on game days have allowed area teams to play unbothered.

That wasn’t the case around Lorain county on April 8, as 80 degree weather turned into downpours, ending several area tilts early.

Avon and Midview’s Southwestern Conference clash was one such game, ending after four and half innings thanks to some heavy rain with the Eagles walking away with a 9-0 win.

“It’s unfortunate that the rain cut us short, but we’re hoping this will jumpstart our guys and we’ll just continue forward over the next few games,” Avon head coach Craig Kirschner said.

The win ends a two-game skid for the Eagles, who now sit at 2-3 on the early season.

Kirschner received a great outing from his starter Ryan Starr, who’s four inning line included nine strikeouts and just one baserunner allowed.

Starr also added an RBI and a run scored in Avon’s four run first inning. The Eagles’ pitcher brought home the first run of the game with a two out line drive single that scored Troy Sudbrook.

“He was throwing strikes and that’s what you want out of your pitcher,” Kirschner said. “He went out and threw well and we were hitting the ball today too. That’s something we haven’t been doing well of late, so I’m happy our guys were playing well today.”

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