Post 10 wins a pair

Weirton Post 10 swept a pair of games Friday at the Hillbilly Classic.

Behind a powerful pitching performance of Mario Lombardi, Post 10 grabbed a 13-3 victory over Preston County at Philip Barbour High School.

Weirton earned a 7-5 win in Game 2 over Fairmont Post 17 behind two RBIs from Will Larch on a home run and single in Elkins.

Post 10 will play today at Tygarts Valley.

Lombardi struckout nine and walked one in the six-inning victory. His teammates jumped out early with five runs in the top of the first inning and four more in the second.

Matt Cessna delivered a double, two singles and three RBIs. Kaleb Baire wrapped three singles, Kelaen Welch doubled and Will Bowser singled and doubled.

Zac Porter earned the Game 2 win with Bowser picking up the save.

Welch, Baire and Vinnie Merica each had two singles. Bowser singled and doubled and Kyle Woodruff had a single and two RBIs.

The game was stopped after six innings due to rain.

Weirton 13, Preston County 3

Game 1

at Philip Barbour

Weirton 542 11 – 13 9 1

Preston County 200 01 – 3 3 3

WEIRTON: Lombardi (WP, 9K, 1W) and Silvestri; Baire 3S; Cessna D, 2S, 3RBI; Welch D; Bowser S, D.

PRESTON COUNTY: Lipscomb (LP) and Baker.

Weirton 7, Fairmont 5

Game 2

at Elkins

Weirton 003 040 – 7 12 4

Fairmont Post 17 202 001 – 5 8 3

WEIRTON (3-3): Zac Porter (WP, 1K, 3W), Bowser (6, 0K, 0W) and Reardon; Baire 2S; Welch 2S; Bowser S, RBI; Larch S, HR, 2RBI; Kyle Woodruff S, 2RBI; Merico 2S.

FAIRMONT: Strand (LP) and Hannah;

Post 33 splits

CHILLICOTHE – Steubenville Post 33 split its two games at the Chillicothe Tournament Friday, winning 1-0 in nine innings and losing 5-4 in a game called after six innings due to darkness.

Niko Petrides laced a double to left field with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning scoring Bryan Pierro, who began the frame with a single to center. Anthony Zorne picked up the win over Piqua, striking out 10 and walking seven.

Petrides also singled, as did Aleks Porreca.

Ida, Mich. plated a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning in what proved to be the game-winners in Game 2.

Porreca, Gino Pierro and Justin Corsi singled and John Linn had a two-RBI double.

Post 33, which scored one in the first, two in the second and one in the third, continues action today in Chillicothe.