|Photos and video by Larry Bennet
The Avon Lake Shoregals remained tied with Brecksville for the Southwestern Conference lead after a 6-1 win over Westlake Thursday afternoon.
Pitcher Annie Wennerberg moved to 12-1 on the season, allowing just a single run in the top of the first inning. Avon Lake tied the game in the bottom of the frame, then added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings. The Shoregals put the game away with a 3-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth.
Offensively, Ali Balthaser led the way for Avon Lake (16-1) with three singles. Westlake fell to 9-9 on the season.
On Saturday, Avon Lake will head east and participate in the Twinsburg Up Side of Downs Tournament. The Shoregals will take on Copley at 1 p.m., then face Hathaway Brown at 3 p.m.
Westlake will head across the tracks to Bay, where they will play both the Rockets and Padua. The Bay-Westlake game is scheduled for 10 a.m.
Here are the links to Larry’s photos and video of Thursday’s game: