Ferry, Monroe split pair; Harrison knocks off Edison

WOODSFIELD – Martins Ferry and Monroe Central split a baseball doubleheader here Saturday afternoon.

The visiting Purple Riders (6-7) took Game One by a 9-6 score, while the Seminoles rallied for a 7-4 triumph in the nightcap.

Michael Oberdick was the deciding factor in the opener as the Purple Riders’ lefty checked Monroe central on eight hits. He struck out five and walked a like number. At the plate, he delivered a trio of singles and a double to produce a run.

Marcus Sutton socked a solo home run and Jeremy Plants drove in three runs.

In Game Two, Monroe Central earned the split as Jacob Black smacked a 3-run homer in the first inning and Eric Ward sent a 2-run shot out in the third whaich proved to be the game-winner. Black also singled, as did Ward.

Kordell Antill added two doubles and a single that accounted for a run, while Jeremy Luyster laced a trio of one-base raps and knocked in a run.

Tyler Strama connected on a 2-run homer for Martins Ferry. Sutton singled and doubled to drive in another tally.

Harrison Central 3, Edison 2

AT CADIZ, the Huskies (10-1) scored in the bottom of the seventh to edge the visiting Wildcats (9-1) in a battle of Buckeye 8 heavyweights.

Rashaen Mitchell struck out 15 batters in notching the win on the mound. He walked six and scattered six hits. At the plate he had two singles and a double.

Dalton Rutter had two singles and Dustin Redish drove in a run.

Bridgeport 10, Paden City 1

Bridgeport 13, Paden City 3

AT PADEN CITY, Bridgeport posted a pair of lop-sided victories to improve to 11-2 on the season Saturday afternoon.

Parker Dyson picked up the mound win in the first game with seven strikeouts and four walks. Johnathan Kreiter had nine strikeouts and five walks to win the second game.

Sophomore slugger Bailey McGrath continued his torrid spring with five singles, a double and five RBI in the course of the two games. Q.J. Williams had two singles, a double and three RBI all in the second game. Patrick Britton had two doubles and three RBI in the opener.

Kreiter helped his own cause with two singles and two RBI.

Robert Teeman had two singles and a double, while John Christakis had a double and two RBI.

Shenandoah 8, River 5

Shenandoah 4, River 3

AT SARAHSVILLE, River’s baseball struggles continued as the homestanding Shenandoah Zeps posted a doubleheader sweep.

The Pilots were led at the plate in the first game by catcher Eric Dierkes, who had a solo home run. Cody Caldwell had a single and a RBI. Logan Lucas had a single and a RBI. Cole Isaly had two singles.

In the second game, Dierkes came through for the Pilots with a single and two RBI. Chad Isaly had two singles.

Buckeye Trail 9, Barnesville 4

Buckeye Trail 10, Barnesville 5

AT OLD WASHINGTON, the Shamrocks (3-7) dropped a pair of games to the host Warriors after knocking off unbeaten Toronto a night earlier.

Austin Hannahs and Dylan MacMillan each singled twice in the opener for Barnesville.

Zach Roe fanned nine in earning the win for Buckeye Trail.

In the nightcap, the Warriors scored six times in the bottom of the fifth to erase a 5-4 deficit.

MacMillan had a pair of singles for Barnesville.

Linsly 8, Shadyside 7

AT WHEELING, the Cadets (11-1) tallied six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to slip past the visiting Tigers at Holloway Field.

Jameson Murray singled and doubled for the winners. Colton Coss singled twice and Momo Felt doubled.

Austin Dorris and Jared Brooks combined for four doubles and a like number of RBI. Cody Hudson stroked two singles. Colton Campbell doubled. Zach Frizzi had an RBI.

St. John Central 11, Hundred 1

St. John Central 21, Hundred 4

AT NEFFS, the Irish swept a pair of games from the visiting Hornets.

D.J. Shoemaker fanned 14 and walked one in firing a 1-hitter in the opener. He also singled in a run.

Jonathan Bossell knocked in two runs with a hit, while Alex Francis had a run-scoring hit. Kolin Melko had an RBI and Quinn Meyers singled twice.

In the nightcap, St. John Central scored in every inning in routing Hundred.

Jacob Jones drove in three runs as did Shoemaker. J. Bossell and Mason Kull had two RBI each, while Brian Bossell, Kyle Ogden and Austin Morris all had a run batted in.