Prep Baseball/Softball Roundup
At Woodsfield, the host Seminoles rallied late, scoring six times in the bottom of the sixth to overtake Beallsville by an 11-10 count.
Kordell Antill singled home for what proved the winning run. Earlier in the inning, Tyler Stephens socked a two-run double and Brock Jones rapped a run-scoring base hit.
Stephens finished with two hits and four RBIs. Jones singled twice. Kole Hogue and Jacob Black contributed RBI hits.
Beallsville’s Jerrod Kinney clubbed a grand slam home run. Nathan Kinney contributed a three-run clout.
Indian Creek 4, Martins Ferry 2
AT WINTERSVILLE, Indian Creek struck for three runs in the second inning, which proved to be enough as the Redskins improved to 6-4 on the season with a 4-2 victory against Martins Ferry.
Tim Newburn earned the pitching victory for the Redskins. He fanned 12 in a complete-game effort, while walking just one. He helped his own cause with two singles and a RBI.
Sophomore Andrew Chlon led the Riders with two singles and a RBI. Zeke Wharton had a single and double for the Riders, who dropped to 2-7 on the season.
Bellaire 3, Harrison Central 2
AT BELLAIRE, the Big Reds pushed across two runs in the sixth and then held on for a 3-2 victory against Harrison Central Monday afternoon.
Spence Badia earned the mound victory for the Big Reds. He allowed just two hits and nary an earned run in the complete-game effort. He fanned five and walked two.
Badia took matters into his own hands offensively when he roped a double in the sixth to drive in two runners to earn himself the victory. Nick Patrone had a double.
Sophomore Nick Pelegreen had a double to lead Harrison Central.
Barnesville 5 St. John’s 4
At Barnesville, the Shamrocks overcame five fielding errors and scored the tie-breaking run in the bottom of the fifth to slip past St. John’s.
Tyler Moore, coming on in the second inning, gained the mound decision, recording a career-high 14 strikeouts in the process.
Ian Wells and Zack Dornon paced the offense, tagging a single and double, driving in a run. Preston Dornon delivered two singles and a run batted in.
St. John’s Brennan Binni singled twice as did teammate Braeden O’Connell. Binni, in relief of starter Travis Ogden, compiled seven Ks and one walk.
River 5 Bridgeport 2
At Bridgeport, invading River came off a 2-1 deficit to subdue the Bulldogs.
Tyler Stewart, Jordan Potts and Cody Caldwell worked the hill for River, teaming for six strikeouts and seven walks.
Potts pounded a single and double for River. Jadon Rush rapped a sacrifice fly.
Bridgeport’s Nate Dober belted a two-run double. Chris Pritchett drilled a double. Jonathan Kreiter allowed but four hits in a route-going mound performance for Bridgeport.
Shadyside 10, Linsly 9
At Wheeling, Shadyside used a five-run fourth inning as a spring board in defeating Linsly in a battle of two the valley’s top squads.
Ethan Crozier paced the Tigers with three hits and two RBI, while Chase Kinemond added two singles and an RBI.
Derek Miller had four hits, including a homer, for Linsly. Jon-Michael Brunner, Alex Stephens and Haydon Stanley each added doubles.
Martins Ferry 1, Bellaire 0
Shayla Outward raced home from third base on an infield grounder with one out in the bottom of the seventh as Martins Ferry blanked Bellaire 1-0 in girls’ softball action high atop the Purple City.
With the game scoreless entering the hosts’ last at-bat, they loaded the bases with no outs before the first out was recorded.
Cassie Hanson followed with a infield grounder to short, but the throw home was late as Outward scored to set off a wild celebration.
Hanson singled and doubled for Martins Ferry, while Addie Suriano had a trio of one-base knocks.
Taylor Campbell struck out three and didn’t walk a batter in scattering three singles.
Martins Ferry (5-5) travels to Bridgeport today to play the inaugural game on Irene Ehni Memorial Field. The first pitch is set for 4:30 p.m. Bellaire (8-2) travels to Jefferson State Lake to meet Edison.
Steubenville Central 7, Donahue 3
At Steubenville, the Crusaders (9-0) remained unbeaten and atop the OVAC Class 2-A standings as Paige Creamer fanned 15 Bishops.
Taylor Clark had a pair of singles that produced two runs.
Fort Frye 12, Monroe Central 0
At Woodsfield, Fort Frye’s Victoria Mimken fired a two-hit shutout over five innings. She recroded 10 strikeouts and one walk.
Lady Cadets’ catcher Nicole Miller singled three times and hit a towering home run to left center, while knocking in four teammates. Devan Vaughn also accounted for four tallies via a single and double. Mimken aided her effort, rapping three singles.
Erica Hooper and Kaitlin Miller collected Monroe’s lone base knocks.
Union Local 4 Harrison Central 2
At Cadiz, sophomore Ali Bethel recorded her first varsity mound win, tossing a two-hitter against Harrison Central. Bethel struck out four and issued two walks. Olivia Minimyer pitched a scoreless seventh inning for a save.
Kaylie Cole collected three hits and a run batted in for UL. Alexis Brahler belted a double. Contribuing a single and RBI were Beth Brown, Brittany Stack and Kelly Applegarth.
The Lady Huskies’ Madison Richards accounted for both Harrison runs, slugging a home run and single. Kassey Pelegreen fanned four and walked two in a complete game outing.
Buckeye Local 5 Steubenville 0
At Steubenville, Jenna Clark, Angela Primovic and Ivy Starcher teamed on a two-hitter as the Lady Panthers evened their record at 5-5.
At the plate, Dana Bettineschi belted a single and triple. Karlee Leonard clubbed two singles and drove in one. Sydney Omaits and Melissa Falukner contributed two singles apiece. Aliyah Morelli singled and knocked in one.
BL was slated to visit Cambridge this afternoon.
Weirton Madonna 4,
Bridgeport 3, 9 innings
AT WEIRTON, Emily Hvizdak doubled in Melanie Mazur with the game winner for unbeaten Weirton Madonna.
Stephanie Magnone added a double for the Blue Dons (10-0), while Rebecca Stewart picked up the victory.
Sarah Bowers singled twice and drove in two for the Bulldogs.
Prep Baseball/Softball Roundup
AT CONNORVILLE, Buckeye Local committed nary an error and got timely hitting en route to a 5-1 victory over invading Brooke Monday afternoon.
The Lady Panthers, who are now 3-3 on the season, received solid pitching from Jenna Clark, who started and got the victory before giving way to a pair of relievers.
Tori Nest led the plate attack for Buckeye with a double, single and two RBI. Amy Balk added two singles and a RBI. Karli Leonard donated a pair of singles and a RBI. Dana Bettineschi socked three singles and Jessi Faulkner drove in a run with a single.
Brooke, meanwhile, was led by Shannon Reardon, who had a single and a RBI.
The Lady Panthers are slated to meet St. Clairsville today.
AT Cadiz, invading Martins Ferry rolled past Harrison. Winning pitcher Cirstie Delguzzo struck out a pair and walked four.
Kylie Stalder and Addie Suriano collected two hits apiece for the Purple, combining for three RBIs. Shauna Bandy belted a double and knocked in two. Stephanie Perdok delivered a single and RBI.
Jess Custer and Madison Richards rapped a single and double for the Huskies. Summer Gladman socked two singles.
UNION LOCAL 0
At Jefferson State Park, Edison’s Zoe Westfall blanked UL on four hits, She recorded nine striekouts and two walks.
Kiley Smith slugged a home run and single for Edison. Casey Della Penna and Kristen Prokapakis socked two singles apiece.
UL’s Ashten Butler belted a pair of singles.
BUCKEYE 11, MARTINS FERRY 6
AT CONNORVILLE, Buckeye Local won its third straight game and improved to 5-3, upending rival Martins Ferry, 11-6 on Bill Mazeroski Field.
The Panthers got another sound mound effort from Landon Brown, who worked five innings with three strikeouts and two walks.
Brandon Borkoski led the Panthers’ 10-hit attack with two doubles and four RBI. Kody Cesario added two singles and two RBI. Austin Marshall plated a run with a double, while both Chayse Staten and Chase Hopkins each had a run-scoring single. Brian Zeroski donated two base hits.
Ferry was led by senior Dorsey Moore, who had a double, home run and three RBI. Jordan Murry added a two-run home run.
The Panthers are slated to host Steubenville this evening before taking on Martins Ferry again on Wednesday.
ST. CLAIRSVILLE 19 HARRISON CENTRAL 4
AT Cadiz, visiting St. Clairsville scored in every at-bat enroute to rolling past the Huskies.
Sam Vincenzo earned the mound decision, recording four strikeouts and four walks. A trio of HC hurlers teamed for three Ks and six walks.
T.J. Sliva collected three hits and three runs batted in for the 3-2 Red Devils. D.J. Busby, Zack Kinnick and Jared Clovis contributed two hits apiece. Busby knocked in a pair.
Nick Pelegreen singled and doubled for Harrison. Nik Edwards donated a single and run bated in.
SHADYSIDE 17, RIVER 0
AT Hannibal, invading Shadyside scored in all five innings en route to a convincing 17-0 victory over the Pilots Monday afternoon.
Josh Kernik was strong on the hill for the Tigers, fanning six in the complete-game effort. At the dish, he missed the cycle by a triple. He drove in four runs.
Matt Duda, Logan Hudson and Evan Marling all had multi-hit games for the Tigers.
River was led by Tucker Brown’s two hits.
Prep Baseball/Softball Roundup
Bellaire continued its early season success with a doubleheader sweep of Bishop Donahue Saturday afternoon at the Middle School diamond in Neffs.
The Lady Reds (5-1) took the opener 10-1 before completing the twinbill with a 10-2 triumph in the nightcap.
In the opener, sophomore Megan Ging struck out nine and scattered six hits, while the offense cracked out a dozen hits.
Casey Garloch stroked a pair of singles and a double to knock in two runs. Katie Fry singled and tripled, while Ging helped her own cause with a single and double. Michelle Palicka chipped in a pair of one-base raps.
Palicka collected four of Bellaire’s 12 safeties in the second game, with all of them being singles. Garloch slapped a pair of singles and chaed home a run, while Fry singled in two teammates. Ging duplicated her first-game plate appearances.
Sarah Marlin struck out six while limiting the Bishops to a pair of hits.
Bellaire is back in action Monday when it visits St. Clairsville, which handed the Big Reds their lone setback earlier this season.
Monroe Central 14, Shadyside 4
At Woodsfield, the Lady Seminoles not only avenged an earlier loss to the Tigers, but picked up their first win of the season in the process.
Anne LaFollette led the winners’ 16-hit attack with three singles and two doubles that produced three runs. Cameron brock drove in two runs with a pair of singles and a double, while Chelsea Covert doubled twice to knock in a run. Chelsey Roberts slapped two singles and drove in a run. Kelsey Parks had a triple.
Karli Bonar singled three times for the Tigers (1-4). Courtney Schreffler had a pair of double and two ribbies.
Monroe Central visits St. John Central Monday. Shadyside is at Bridgeport.
Whg. Park 7, Buckeye 4
Whg. Park 8, Buckeye 1
At Connorville, the Lady Panthers (2-3) dropped a pair of games to the visiting Patriots (8-1).
Carly Greer singled twice and picked up the win inside the circle in the first game. Allie Dailer and Kayla Kimmans each tripled home a run.
Taryn Tonkovich drive in a run with a single and double for Buckeye Local. Karlee Leonard singled twice to plate a run. Amy Balk and Sydney Omaits had run-scoring base knocks.
In the second game, Alexis Phillips struck out seven and hammered a solo home run as the visitors completed the sweep.
Emily Puskarich had a pair of run-producing singles. Marissa Tucker singled and tripled. Sissy George had a RBI double.
Balk singled twice and doubled for the Panthers, driving in the lone run. Omaits had two singles.
Buckeye Local hosts Brooke Monday.
BUCKEYE 20, WEIR 2
BUCKEYE 6, WEIR 1
AT Weirton, the Panthers went over the .500 mark at 4-3 following a sweep of Weir High.
A 11-run second inning sparked George Laase’s team to a first game rout. Landon Brown took advantage of the uprising in a complete game mound performance. Brown struck out three and issued one walk.
At the plate, Brandon Borkoski accounted for four runs, clubbing a home run, double and single.
Catcher Kody Cesario also went deep, adding a single for two RBIs. Austin Marshall clouted a three-run round-tripper and also singled. Brown and Chayse Staten supported with run-scoring base raps.
Josh Malesky fired a complete game three-hitter as Buckeye completed the sweep. Malesky fanned eight Red Riders and walked but one.
Malesky contributed two base hits. Jonathan Borkoski, Tyler Richardson and Shane Duncan donated RBI singles.
BEALLSVILLE 12, ST. JOHN 2
ST. JOHN11, BEALLSVILLE 0
At Powhatan, Blue Devils’ freshman Logan Nippert pitched six innings, scattering eight hits for the victory. Nippert, younger brother of former big leaguer Dustin Nippert, fanned six and walked one.
A trio of Irish hurlers teamed for three strikeouts and seven walks.
Nippert aided his cause at the plate, tagging a triple and single, driving in three teammates. Sophomore Graylnn Gossett singled and doubled, also driving in three. Drew Tubaugh and Jerrod Kinney contributed two singles apiece.
Devon Hennessey singled and doubled for the Green. Cody Gillespie singled in a tally. Michael Gregorcic belted a single and double.
Irish senior Brennan Binni spun a one-hitter as St. John’s captured its initial win of the spring. Binni struck out six and issued two walks.
At the plate, Binni belted three singles, driving in two teammates. Gillespie singled and doubled for a run batted in. Hennessey singled and knocked in two. Braeden O’Connell contributed a triple and two RBIs. Travis Ogden donated a double and run batted in.
Jon Wiles singled for Beallsville’s lone safety.
At Cadiz, Logan Hudson stopped host Harrison on four hits and the Tigers scored 11 times in the top of the third inning.
Hudson recorded eight strikeouts and five walks. Catcher Kody Kubancik singled and doubled for three Tiger RBIs. Josh Kernik and Matt Duda delivered base raps and two runs batted in.
Rasheen Mitchell collected two Harrison hits. Nick Pelegreen singled and knocked in one.
A five-run second inning propelled the Orange to a doubleheader sweep.
The now 4-1 Tigers saw starter Jared Brooks earn the mound win with Kernik coming on in relief. Brooks struck out one and walked three.
Logan Hudson hammered two hits and knocked home a teammate. Cody Hudson singled for a run batted in. Duda drilled a run-scoring double.
Hunter Yarnell pitched the route for Harrison. He fanned six and allowed one walk.
Pelegreen pounded two doubles and a single. Yarnell and Dieken Rose rapped out two hits apiece. Nik Edwards contributed a single and RBI for the 1-5 Huskies.
BARNESVILLE 8, BUCKEYE TRAIL 7
BARNESVILLE 7, BUCKEYE TRAIL 6
At Old Washington, Barnesville improved to 5-2 after completing a sweep of the host Warriors.
Ian Wells and Zack Dornon worked the hill for Barnesville. Wells struck out five and walked one.
Zack Dornon delivered a single and double, driving in a Shamrock tally. Nate Wehr singled twice and scored three teammates.
Tyler Daugherty singled and doubled for Trail.
Barnesville held off a late Trail comeback to win the nightcap.
Dylan MacMillan earned the mound win, recording four strikeouts and four walks.
Zack and Preston Dornon each drilled doubles for the Green. Ian Wells and Mason Plumby contributed RBI base knocks.
Lucas Hastings hammered a single and double for Trail. Cody Burkhart added a run-scoring single.