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
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
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.