CONNORVILLE - The Buckeye 8 girls' softball standings suddenly got a lot closer Wednesday afternoon thanks to Sandra Gardner.
The Buckeye Local sophomore was a one-player wrecking crew against previously unbeaten Indian Creek in a 4-1 victory by the homestanding Panthers.
Inside the circle she scattered three singles, struck out a trio and walked just one. At the plate she accounted for a single and double that produced three runs, including two key tallies in a 3-run fourth that snapped a 1-all deadlock.
Wheeling Park 10, Martins Ferry 2
ELM?GROVE -- The Sidon sisters, Ashleigh and Kaleigh, both belted homers and the Patriots collected 15 hits, including five during a five run sixth inning outburst that helped provide a walk-off victory over the stunned Purple Riders on Lisa's Field at the I-470 Sports Complex.
Both teams had scoring opportunities in the first frame with the Purple Riders (2-2) missing the biggest chance.
Shaye DeLeonardis reached on an infield single to second with no cover at first base before Tyrah King ripped a two-out base hit to left. Morgan Stalder then laid down a bunt and reached when no one made it to first base to cover.
However, with two down and the bases loaded, winning pitcher Skylar Carrington recorded her second strikeout of the inning.
Shadyside 10, Monroe Central 0
SHADYSIDE -- Megan Heagney also had a monster game as the Lady Tigers (4-2) run-ruled the visiting Seminoles (1-3) in six frames.
The junior clubbed a grand slam in the third inning. For good measure, she blasted a 2-run shot in the fourth. Lindsey Dunn followed with a solo shot for back-to-back home runs for the Lady Tigers.
Heagney also struck out seven and gave up two hits without issuing a base-on-balls.
Karly Klug singled thrice for Shadyside.
Erin Miller doubled for Monroe Central.
Bridgeport 7, Barnesville 5
SOMERTON -- The visiting Bulldogs (4-2) tallied four times in the second and added three more in the sixth to defeat the Shamrocks (0-2), who rallied late with three runs in the bottom of the seventh.
Bridgeport's Keri Renzler came up a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. She drove in four runs. Caitlin Kroll (single, triple) and Amber Millard (2 singles) combined for four runs batted in. Dustyne Cargnel singled twice.
Sydney Ralston and Blair Thompson each singled in two runs, while Shaylyn Giesey had a run-scoring single.
River 11, Paden City 1
SARIS -- The Lady Pilots (8-1) pounded out 14 hits in taking care of the visiting Wildcats (4-6) in six innings.
Rosie Romick singled twice and doubled, driving in two runs for the winners. Haylee Bowers slugged a pair of doubles, while Moncia Curtis and Mackenzie Marshall evenly divided two singles and a pair of two-baggers.
Curtis picked up the win with two strikeouts and zero walks. She allowed four singles.
Shadyside 7, Barnesville 4
BARNESVILLE - Shadyside overcame a three-run deficit by plating three runs in the fifth and sixth innings en route to a 7-4 victory against Barnesville in high school baseball action Wednesday.
Travis Fulton laced two singles and knocked in two runs fior the Tigers. Luke Nardo and Austin Dorris both had two singles.
Jacob Keiser paced the Shamrocks with three singles.
Buckeye Local 4, Indian Creek 3
CONNORVILLE - Jonathan Borkoski singled in Jared Moore and Eric Banal in the fifth to provide the winning runs for the Panthers against the Redskins.
Borkoski also doubled for Buckeye Local (2-3), while Moore and Banal doubled.
Monroe Central 6, Fort Frye 5
WOODSFIELD - Monroe Central scored three runs in the seventh, including two with two outs, to stun Fort Frye.
Chad Alleman drove in the game-winning run with a base hit to left. Eric Ward had tied the game with a base hit one batter prior. That gave Bryan Duffy the complete-game victory.
Tanner Burkhart was big at the plate with two singles, a home run and a RBI. Alleman ahd a RBI single earlier in the day. Devin Jackson had doubled in a run and Ethan Groves also had a RBI single for the Seminoles.
Edison 8, Martins Ferry 0
RICHMOND Edison rode the arm of senior hurler Nolan Marcus to an 8-0 victory over Martins Ferry Wednesday.
Marcus fanned 10 Purple Riders and surrendered just four hits on his way to the complete game victory. He also helped his own cause at the plate with a pair of singles, an RBI, and two runs scored.
River 10, Valley 0
HANNIBAL - River jumped on Valley (0-3) with two runs in the first and didn't let up en route to a 10-0 win in five innings Wednesday afternoon.
The Pilots (1-2) received a complete-game effort from Cole Isaly. He fanned seven and didn't issue a walk.
Jarrett Armann had two singles and three RBI. Zach Dennis had two singles and a RBI. Wes Smith and Jordan Doty each had a RBI single. Eric Dierkes had two base hits.
Paden City 11, Beallsville 0
BEALLSVILLE -- Paden City exploded for an 11-0 victory against the Blue Devils in six innings Wednesday afternoon.
John Dietrich had a single and a double to pace the Blue Devils.
Beallsville 4, Trinity Christian 2
WASHINGTON, Pa. - the Blue Devils scored four times in the bottom of the first inning and pitcher Lance Goddard made them stand up at CONSOL Energy Park.
Goddard went the distance, striking out one and walking two. He permitted four hits. He also had a RBI single.
Kris Palmer and Dawson Weekley had RBI doubles for Beallsville.