A day of ball
CADIZ – Rashaen Mitchell earned the win and scored the winning run as Harrison Central knocked Edison from the ranks of the unbeatens, 3-2, Saturday at Sally Buffalo Park.
Mitchell singled in the bottom of the seventh, moved to third after two more singles and scored on Dustin Redish’s sacrifice fly.
Mitchell struck out 15, walked six and allowed six singles. He singled twice and doubled. Dalton Rutter collected two singles.
Alec Jones took the loss after relieving starter Nolan Marcus in the seventh inning. Marcus fanned nine and walked four. Storm Allese singled twice.
Harrison Central hosts Union Local Monday, while the Wildcats visit Martins Ferry.
Harrison Central 3, Edison 2
Edison 002 000 0 – 2 6 1
Harrison Central 100 010 1 – 3 7 0
EDISON (9-1): Marcus (9K, 4BB), A. Jones (LP, 7, 0K, 1BB) and Glasure; Horan S; Marcus S; A. Jones S; Allese 2S; Glasure S.
HARRISON CENTRAL (10-1): R. Mitchell (WP, 15K, 6BB) and Staten; Rutter 2S; R. Mitchell 2S, D; Pelegreen S; K. Mitchell S; Redish RBI.
Blue Dons go 2-1
WEIRTON – The Madonna baseball team defeated Parkersburg Catholic 7-4 before losing 8-6 to Notre Dame Saturday at Bowman Field.
In a game that ended at 11:57 p.m. Friday, Will Bowser’s second double of the contest, this in the bottom of the ninth inning, scored Luca Fuscardo, who had walked with one out, for a 1-0 victory over Charleston Catholic at Bowman Field.
Tory Fuscardo pitched the for the win over Parkersburg Catholic, striking out 10. Nick Ossman had a double and three RBIs with Bowser connecting for three singles and driving in a run. Nick Mazur and Vinnie Merico had a single and an RBI each.
In the loss to Notre Dame, Luca Fuscardo had two singles, a double, and an RBI with Mazur adding a single, double, and driving in a run. Kaleb Baire and Merico each drove in two runs.
Luca Fuscardo earned the win over Charleston Catholic. He struck out four and walked three in going the distance. Nick Ossman also singled.
Madonna 7, Pakersburg Catholic 4
Parkersburg Catholic 103 000 0 – 4 5 2
Madonna 100 141 x – 7 13 2
PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC: Cinalle (LP, 3K, 1BB) and Boice; Davis S; Ullman S; Roedersh S; Cinalle S.
MADONNA: T. Fuscardo (WP, 10K, 2BB) and Ossman; Rogers 2S; Baire S; L. Fuscardo S; Bowser 3S, RBI; Ossman D, 3RBI; Mazur S, RBI; Merico S, RBI; Antinone S; T. Fuscardo S.
Notre Dame 8, Madonna 6
Notre Dame 301 211 0 – 8 10 2
Madonna 122 001 0 – 6 10 2
NOTRE DAME: Baker, Murphy (3), Harrison (WP) and McKenzie; Murphy 2S; Harrison 2S; McKenzie S; Baker S, 2D.
MADONNA: Baire (0K, 2BB), Rogers (1, 4K, 1BB), Mazur (7, 0K, 0BB) and Ossman; Rogers 2S; Baire S, 2RBI; L. Fuscardo 2S, D, RBI; Ossman S; Mazur D, S, RBI; Merico 2RBI; Silvestri S.
Madonna 1, Charleston Catholic 0
Charleston Catholic 000 000 000 – 0 7 1
Madonna 000 000 001 – 1 4 1
CHARLESTON CATHOLIC: Hovorka (LP, 13K, 1BB) and Wilcox; Golden S; Hovorka 2S; McKown S.
MADONNA: L. Fuscardo (WP, 4K, 3BB) and Ossman; Bowser S, 2D, RBI; Ossman S.
Crusaders roll for two
STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Catholic Central baseball team rolled to a pair of victories Saturday. In the morning the Crusaders defeated Huntington St. Joe 14-4 at Belleview while in the evening they treated Tusky Central Catholic to a 10-0 defeat at Vaccaro Field.
Michael Barber took the win in Game 1 with a six-inning, five strikeout effort. Brenton Colabella had a triple and a single and Stone Romano added a triple. Kyle Laukert and Chris Murphy each had two singles.
Jack Reed was the Game 2 winner striking out two over five innings. Colabella connected for a pair of doubles and a single with Romano adding two singles of his own. Murphy had a double.
Central (7-3) hosts Wheeling Central Tuesday.
Steubenville Central 14, Huntington St. Joe 4
Huntington St. Joe 100 210 – 4 6 3
Steubenville Central 420 026 – 14 10 3
HSJ: Mayes (LP, 1K, 5BB) and Rabel. Rabel D; Daersfield 2S.
SCC: M. Barber (WP, 5K, 1BB) and Laukert. Murphy 2S; Colabella S, T; Laukert 2S; Romano T; T. Barber S; DeFallo S; DiCarlantonio S.
Steubenville Central 10, Tusky Central Catholic 0
Tusky Central Catholic 000 00 – 0 2 0
Steubenville Central 601 21 – 10 8 1
TCC: Kreiger (LP, 1K, 4BB), Cummings (1st, 4K, 2BB), Fragasse (4th, 0K, 1BB) and A. Lawless. Miller D; A. Lawless S.
SCC (7-3): Reed (WP, 2K, 5BB) and Laukert. Murphy D; Colabella S, 2D; Romano 2S; Porreca S; DeFallo S.
Big Red takes two
STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville baseball team rolled to a pair of victories over Streetsboro, 9-1 and 7-1, Saturday at Vaccaro Field.
Anthony Zorne struck out 11 on his way to the Game 1 win. Justin Corsi had a single and drove in three runs with Evan Westlake adding a double and two RBIs. Pat Pizzoferrato had a single, double, and drove in a run while Matt Petrella and Kai McClurg each had a single and an RBI.
Westlake took the win in Game 2, striking out seven. McClurg drove in three runs and had two singles with Pizzoferrato smacking a double and a home run while driving in a pair. Westlake helped his own cause with a pair of double, a single, and an RBI while John Linn had a single and a double. Bryan Pierro connected for two singles.
Big Red (7-3) travels to Buckeye Local Tuesday.
Big Red 9, Streetsboro 1
Streetsboro 000 001 0 – 1 6 4
Big Red 202 031 x – 9 8 0
STREETSBORO: Simpkins (LP, 4K, 2BB), Bailey (5th, 0K, 1BB) and Dynowski. Bison S; Simpkins D, RBI.
BIG RED: Zorne (WP, 11K, 2BB) and McClurg. Petrella S, RBI; Pizzoferrato S, D, RBI; Corsi S, 3RBI; Westlake D, 2RBI; McClurg S, RBI.
Big Red 7, Streetsboro 1
Streetsboro 000 001 0 – 1 4 1
Big Red 320 200 x – 7 13 0
STREETSBORO: Galinsky (LP, 0K, 3BB), Delando (6th, 2k, 0BB) and Skaldoni. Bailey S, RBI.
BIG RED (7-3): Westlake (WP, 7K, 1BB) and McClurg. Pierro 2S; Linn S, D; Pizzoferrato D, HR, 2RBI; Westlake 2D, S, RBI; McClurg 2S, 3RBI.
Bobcats top Redskins
CAMBRIDGE – Indian Creek let one slip away Saturday on the road.
The Redskins held a 7-0 lead after 3 innings and an 8-4 lead after 4 innings, but host Cambridge came back with four in the bottom of the sixth for a 9-8 victory.
Both teams are 7-4 and had 11 hits. Indian Creek hosts Buckeye Local on Monday.
Dustin Rath took the loss in relief of Jimmy Bolyog, Sean Smith and Zach Williams.
Williams belted a home run and collected three RBIs. Alex Young singled and doubled for an RBI. Zach Crawford had two singles and an RBI and Rath and Tanner Wise singled for an RBI.
Cambridge 9, Indian Creek 8
Indian Creek 040 310 0 – 8 11 0
Cambridge 000 414 x – 9 11 3
INDIAN CREEK (7-4): Bolyog (2K, 4BB), Smith (4, 0K, 0BB), Williams (5, 0K, 1BB), Rath (LP, 5, 2K, 3BB), Wise (6, 0K, 0BB) and Yeater; Al. Young S, D, RBI; Wise S, RBI; Rath S, RBI; Williams HR, 3RBI; Yeater S; Smith RBI; Crawford 2S, RBI; Beatty S.
CAMBRIDGE (7-4): Tingle (5K, 3BB), Sunnafrank (WP, 5 3K, 0BB), Staniford (7, 0K, 0BB) and Fettas; Fettas 2S, RBI; Staniford S, RBI; Huffman S, D, RBI; Hardesty D; Sunnafrank D, HR, 4RBI.
Riders take two of three
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Weir High went 2-1 at the Bridgeport Classic Friday and Saturday.
The Red Riders beat Ritchie County 8-3 Friday, then split Saturday, losing a tough 3-1 decision to East Fairmont and then scoring 10 in the first inning to cruise, 13-5, over Clarksburg Liberty.
In the win over Ritchie County Mitch Viakley claimed the win on the hill, and helped his own cause at the plate with a two-run single in the fourth. Matt Cessna had three singles, including one that drove in a pair of runs in the first inning. Josh Russell added a pair of singles and an RBI.
Russell provided the lone RBI of the loss to East Fairmont when he doubled home William Larch in the fourth frame.
Game 3’s winning pitcher, Jake Wypasek received help early when the Red Riders exploded for 10 first inning runs against Clarksburg Liberty. Larch had a triple, home run, and five RBIs. Viakley added two RBIs on a pair of singles. Cessna doubled, singled, and drove in a run.
Weir hosts Brooke on Monday.
at Bridgeport Classic
Game 1, Friday
Weir 8, Ritchie County 3
Ritchie County 000 120 0 – 3 5 3
Weir 300 320 x – 8 9 2
RITCHIE COUNTY: Sheplee (LP, ) and Burgess; Sheplee 2S; Ray S; Cottrill D; Burgess D; Reed S.
WEIR: Viakley (WP, 4K, 3BB) and Curtis; Viakley S, 2RBI; Cessna 3S, 2RBI; Russell 2S, RBI; Knuutila 2S; C. Russell S.
Game 2, Saturday
East Fairmont 3, Weir 1
East Fairmont 000 120 0 – 3 8 2
Weir 000 100 0 – 1 6 4
EAST FAIRMONT: Schmidt (WP, 6K, 1BB) and Weese; Weese S; Atha 3S; Jimmy S; Toothman S; Trickett S, D, RBI.
WEIR: Knuutila (LP, 4K, 0BB) and Curtis; Duke S; Larch S; Cessna S; Russel; D, RBI; Swartzmiller 2S.
Game 3, Saturday
Weir 13, Clarksburg Liberty 5
Weir (10)20 010 0 – 13 12 3
Liberty 013 010 0 – 5 9 3
WEIR: Wypasek (WP, 4K, 0BB), Cessna (4, 4K, 1BB) and Curtis, Beck (3), Curtis 5; Duke 2S, RBI; Viakley 2S, 2RBI; Larch T, HR, 5RBI; Cessna D, S, RBI; Russell 2S, RBI; Knuutila S; Swartzmiller RBI; Knight S.
LIBERTY: Kregehoff (LP, 4K, 8BB), and VanNorven; Gain S; Mayle D, S; Huffman S; Kregehoff S; Bartley S, D; Drummond 2S.
Panthers split with Big Reds
BELLAIRE – Buckeye Local and Bellaire each received a clutch pitching performance Saturday afternoon in baseball action at Chase Field.
The Panthers used the right arm of Austin Marshall in winning Game 1, 2-1, while the Big Reds’ Dalton Conroy came on in relief and hurled the hosts to an 8-5 win for the split.
In the opener, Marshall spun a crafty 3-hitter with three strikeouts. The lone run he allowed scored after a third strike was dropped and the ball was throw away in the fourth inning.
“Austin has done very well for us this season,” Buckeye Local head coach Rick DeLuca noted of his ace, who is now 4-0 on the mound. “The funny thing about it is that he has seven or eight triples this season and everyone thinks of him as a hitter, but he’s been our go-to guy on the mound, and he’s responded.”
He also drove in the Panthers’ initial run with a first-inning single that plated Shane Duncan, who had also singled off Bellaire’s Wyatt Back.
With the game deadlocked at one in the fifth, Buckeye Local pushed across the eventual game-winner. Josh Sokolowski was hit by a pitch with one out. He stole second on a bang-bang play with two outs and raced home on Duncan’s line drive single to left.
In the nightcap, the Big Reds tallied four times each in the second and sixth innings to earn the split.
Eric Banal drove in two runs for the Panthers with a single and double. Josh Sokolowski and Dominic Rose each singled in a run. Eric Williams collected an RBI.
Buckeye Local 2, Bellaire 1
Buckeye Local 100 010 0 – 2 4 5
Bellaire 000 100 0 – 1 3 2
BUCKEYE LOCAL: Marshall (WP, 3K, 2BB) and Sokolowski; Marshall S, RBI; Duncan S, RBI
BELLAIRE: Back (LP, 6K, 1BB) and Patrone; Patrone 2S.
Bellaire 8, Buckeye Local 5
Buckeye Local 203 000 0 – 5 6 6
Bellaire 040 004 x – 8 9 2
BUCKEYE LOCAL: Williams (LP, 2K, 3BB) and Sokolowski; Banal S, D, 2RBI.
BELLAIRE: Westlake (0SO, 2BB), Conroy (WP, 2, 1K, 4BB) and Patrone.
Toronto grounds Rockets
TORONTO – The Toronto baseball team defeated Conotton Valley 7-2 and 12-2 Saturday at the Knight Baseball Complex.
Brad Melville picked up the Game 1 win, striking out six. Blaze Glenn and Tyler Owens each had a pair of singles for the Red Knights.
Logan Allen was the Game 2 winner, finishing with five strike outs. Owens had a Triple and a single while Austin Lucas and John Romey each added a double and a single. Melville hit two singles and Chez Glenn smacked a double.
Toronto 7, Conotton Valley 2
Conotton Valley 100 100 0 – 2 4 2
Toronto 310 012 x – 7 8 2
CONOTTON VALLEY: Robinson (LP, 4K, 1BB) and Yosick. Yoskick S; Carothers S; Bailey S; Shunk D.
TORONTO: Melville (WP, 6K, 4BB) and Solomon. B. Glenn 2S; Owens 2S; Melville S; Romey S; Solomon S; Stewart S.
Toronto 12, Conotton Valley 2
Conotton Valley 020 00 – 2 5 1
Toronto 020 0(10) – 12 12 0
CONOTTON VALLEY: Yosick (LP, 2K, 1BB), Gallagher (5th, 0K, 2BB) and Fluharty. Yosick S; Carothers S; Bailey S; Bowdish S; Vaughn S.
TORONTO (12-1): Allen (WP, 5K, 3BB) and Solomon. B. Glenn S; C. Glenn D; Owens T, S; Melville 2S; Lucas D, S; Romey D, S; Antinone S; Marriner D.
Oak Glen falls to Fairmont Senior
FAIRMONT – Oak Glen dropped a 4-1 decision at Fairmont Senior Friday.
The hosts scored four times in the fourth for the win. Bub Haddox took the loss. He fanned 10 and walked four.
Oak Glen visits East Liverpool on Wednesday.
Fairmont Senior 4, Oak Glen 1
Oak Glen 000 100 0 – 1 3 1
Fairmont Senior 000 400 x – 4 3 2
OAK GLEN (4-6): Haddox (LP, 10K, 4BB) and Smith; Haddox S; Woodruff S; Swiger S.
FAIRMONT SENIOR: Strong (WP, 4K, 3BB), Robbins (7, 0K, 0BB) and Hannah; Plevelich D; DeVaul S; Robbins S.
Red Knights cruise
TORONTO – Shane Sears fanned seven as Toronto raised its record to 6-2 with an 11-4 victory Saturday over visiting Wellsville.
Carly Cooper singled three times for the winners and Kayla Brown ripped two doubles in the 10-hit attack.
The Red Knights visit Weirton Madonna Monday and host the Blue Dons Tuesday.
Toronto 11, Wellsville 4
Wellsville 000 004 0 – 4 10 5
Toronto 140 204 x – 11 10 4
WELLSVILLE: Cartwright (LP, 4K, 4BB) and Hunter; Lombardozzi 3S; Dalrymple 2S, D; Sickwell 3S.
TORONTO (6-2): Sears (WP, 7K, 2BB) and Brown; Sears S; Berger S; Horne D; Brown 2D; Cooper 3S; Schaming S.
Ferry takes two at Brooke
WELLSBURG – Brooke finished a tough week with a doubleheader loss to visiting Martins Ferry Saturday, 10-4 and 3-2.
Freshman Brette Geary collected all four RBIs in Game 1 with a double in the first inning and a three-run bomb in the sixth. Michaela Hinerman added a pair of singles. Kristen Reardon took the loss.
Freshman Isabella Preston delivered two singles and a double in Game 2. Reardon and Taylor Simala each singled twice.
The Bruins (5-10) visit Parkersburg South Monday and Weir Wednesday.
Martins Ferry 10, Brooke 4
Martins Ferry 120 500 2 – 10 10 0
Brooke 100 003 0 – 4 8 6
MARTINS FERRY: DeLeonardis (WP, 2K, 0BB) and Hotlosz; DeLeonardis 2S; M. Stalder 2S; Webb S, 2RBI; Monroe S, 2RBI.
BROOKE: Reardon (LP, 2K, 1BB), Castellucci (6, 0K, 0BB) and Preston; Geary D, HR, 4RBI; Hinerman 2S; Simala S; Preston S; Camilletti S; Schambach S.
Martins Ferry 3, Brooke 2
Martins Ferry 101 010 0 – 3 5 1
Brooke 011 000 0 – 2 8 3
MARTINS FERRY: DeLeonardis (WP, 0K, 0BB) and Hotlosz; King S; Siriano S; Webb S; Monroe S; Kotlosz S.
BROOKE (5-10): Kuchinski (LP, 1K, 0BB) and Preston; Simala 2S; Preston 2S, D; Reardon 2S; Hinerman S.
Bellaire sweeps Bears
BELLAIRE – The Big Reds allowed visiting Oak Glen to score in one of 14 innings during Saturday’s doubleheader sweep, 9-3 and 3-0.
Mykelti McGaffic had a single, triple, and two RBIs in the first game. Ashley Pryor had a double, single, and an RBI.
In Game 2 Erin Fields had a double and a single. Shayni Vega had a triple and Marissa Murray added a double.
Bellaire 9, Oak Glen 3
Oak Glen000 000 3 – 3 9 1
Bellaire220 401 x – 9 10 0
OAK GLEN: Cunningham (LP, 5K, 4BB) and Crane. McGaffic S, T, 2rbi; Pryor D, S, rbi; Crane D; Patterson D, S.
BELLAIRE: Ging (WP, 9K, 2BB) and Messenger; Clarke D; Garloch S, D, 3rbi; Messenger 3S, rbi; Ging S, HR, 4rbi; Conroy HR, rbi.
Bellaire 3, Oak Glen 0
Oak Glen000 000 0 – 0 5 1
Bellaire002 010 x – 3 9 1
OAK GLEN: Durante (LP, 4K, 0BB) and Crane; Murray D; Vega T; Fields D, S.
BELLAIRE: Ging (WP, 5K, 2BB) and Messenger; Maffe 2S, Garloch 2S, Messenger 2S; Ging S, rbi.
Edison wins two in Ashland
ASHLAND – The Edison softball team came away with a pair of victories at the Ashland Invitational Saturday. In the first game the Wildcats defeated Mohawk 5-4 and in the second they rolled to a 14-2 win in five innings over Vanlue.
Mikayla Tice struck out six to pick up the win over Mohawk. Molly McCoy blasted a home run and a double. Caitlin Brenstuhl, Cassady Jarvis, Tice, and Kayli Stewart each had a single.
Zoe Westfall was the winner over Vanlue, matching Tice with six strikeouts. McCoy stroked a pair of triples, a double and drove in three runs. Lynsey Morrison drove in four runs on a double and two singles with Jarvis connecting for two doubles and a single while driving in three runs. Paige Reynolds had a single, double, and an RBI with Ashlee Miller and Brenstuhl each hitting a single.
Edison is at Harrison Central Tuesday.
at Ashland Invitational
Edison 5, Mohawk 4
Mohawk 010 101 1 – 4 9 2
Edison 100 400 x – 5 6 4
MOHAWK: Adelsperger (WP, 8K, 0BB) and McClain. McClain D; Sowers D, RBI.
EDISON: Tice (WP, 6K, 4BB) and Stewart. McCoy HR, D; Brenstuhl S; Jarvis S; Tice S; Stewart S.
Edison 14, Vanlue 2
Edison 192 02 – 14 16 0
Vanlue 000 02 – 2 5 4
EDISON (8-4): Westfall (WP, 6K, 3BB) and Stewart. McCoy 2T, D, 3RBI; Morrison D, 2S, 4RBI; Jarvis 2D, S, 3RBI; Reynolds S, D, RBI; Miller S; Brenstuhl S.
VANLUE: Keeney (LP, 3K, 2BB) and Cornette. Frey T; Hausserman S, RBI.
Central wins a pair in Akron
AKRON – The Steubenville Catholic Central softball team won a pair of games in Akron Saturday. The Crusaders opened with an 8-6 win over Akron Coventry and closed with a 7-5 win over Ontario.
Alex McComb went the distance as the Game 1 winner, striking out eight. Taylor Clark had a home run, single, and four RBIs with Sammi Giannamore adding three singles and an RBI and Micca Mirabella a single. Giannamore made a spectacular Willie Mays style grab in right field to preserve a 5-3 lead in the fifth.
McComb picked up the win in Game 2, entering in the fourth in relief and striking out three. Ashlynne Daley had a single, double, and two RBIs. Giannamore added two more singles with Clark hitting a single and driving in a run. Megan Lloyd and Maddy Metcalf each had an RBI.
Central (11-1) hosts Bishop Donahue Monday.
Steubenville Central 8, Akron Coventry 4
Akron Coventry 102 001 x – 4 5 5
Steubenville Central 220 103 x – 8 6 1
AC (3-3): Daniels (LP, 7K, 1BB) and Miller. Miller 2S, D, RBI; Clark T; Harrison D, RBI.
SCC: McComb (WP, 8k, 3BB) and Clark. Clark S, HR, 4RBI; Giannamore 3S, RBI; Mirabella S.
Steubenville Central 7, Ontario 5
Steubenville Central 301 12 – 7 11 0
Ontario 301 10 – 5 11 1
SCC (11-1): Knight (1K, 1BB), Lloyd (3rd, 0K, 1BB), McComb (WP, 4th, 3K, 0BB) and Gulan. Mirabella S; Giannamore 2S; Clark S, RBI; Metcalf RBI; Gulan S; McComb S; Daley S, D, 2RBI; Grandinetti S; Lloyd RBI; Knight S.
ONTARIO (4-4): Kitts (LP, 1K, 1BB) and Barr. Barr 3S.
Redskins stop Big Red
STEUBENVILLE – The Indian Creek softball team knocked off Steubenville 15-4 at Franciscan University Saturday.
Paige Geanangel had a 10 strikeout outing in the circle for the win and added two singles and a double at the plate. Abby Orr also had two singles and a double with Megan Markja adding three singles. Brey Mays, Paige DeMattio, Alexis Monroe, and Bethany Davis each had two singles.
Mytia Barker and Christina Archer both had a single and a double for Big Red with Brooke Carroll adding a pair of singles.
Indian Creek 15, Big Red 4
Indian Creek 025 022 3 – 15 20 0
Big Red 100 100 2 – 4 9 4
INDIAN CREEK: Geanangel (WP, 10K, 4BB) and Orr. Mays 2S, 2R; Markja 3S, 2R; Geanangel 2S, D; DeMattio 2S, 2R; Orr 2S, D, R; Monroe 2S, R; Sullivan D, R; Davis 2S, 2R; Webb S, R; DeFallo S, 3R.
BIG RED: Carroll (0K, 14BB) and M. Barker. Giannamore S, R; Biasi D; T. Barker R; M. Barker S, D, R; Archer S, D, 2R; Carroll 2S; Taylor S.