Harrison, Creek boys, Buckeye girls enter OVAC tourney on a win
AT CADIZ, the homestanding Huskies got an OVAC tuneup against their Class 4A semifinal opponent Martins Ferry Friday night and posted a 7-3 victory.
Drew Horn was the winning pitcher for the now 14-3 Huskies.
Rashaen Mitchell had a double, while Horn helped his cause with a base hit. Dustin Redish had a single and a double.
Martins Ferry was led by Robert Vargo’s double and single, Seth Scott’s two singles and Tyler Strama’s two-base hit.
Indian Creek 5, Bellaire 1
AT WINTERSVILLE, Indian Creek enters OVAC Class 5A Tournament play on a high after the Redskins handed invading Bellaire a 5-1 setback.
Tyler Bowers earned the mound win with three strikeouts. He went five innings.
Alex Young led the Redskins’ offense with two singles and three RBI. Sean Smith drove in a run with a pair of singles. Cole Yeater had two doubles.
Bellaire was led by Hunter Westlake, who drove in his team’s lone run with a single.
Barnesville 1, Caldwell 0, 9 innings
AT CALDWELL, Barnesville (9-10) was able to produce a run in the top of the ninth and posted a 1-0 victory over the homestanding Redskins Friday evening.
Dylan Burkhart, who came on in relief in the eighth, helped his own cause with a RBI double that scored Colton Pritchard, who had doubled earlier in the ninth.
On the bump, three Shamrocks’ pitchers limited Caldwell to just four hits, all of which were scattered singles.
Pritchard also had a single, while David Brown also had two hits for the Red & Green.
Buckeye Trail 11, River 1
AT HANNIBAL, Buckeye Trail proved to be too much for River on the baseball diamond as the Warriors posted an 11-1 victory Friday evening.
Zac Roe was the winning pitcher for the Warriors. He fanned seven and walked just one. He also had two singles, a triple and four RBI.
The Pilots are now 2-14 on the season and will play at Frontier in a twinbill, starting at 10 a.m. today.
Linsly 10, Brooke 9
AT WOODSDALE, homestanding Linsly rallied from four runs down to tie the game in the seventh and then won it, 10-9, against Brooke Friday afternoon in an OVAC tuneup.
The Cadets, who are now 19-2, will meet Fort Frye today at noon in an OVAC semifinal contest.
Linsly pounded out 15 hits, including three from Logan Goodnight, who also drove in a run. Jameson Murray had two singles and a RBI. Momo Felt drove in two runs on a double and a triple. Justin Lee had two singles and four RBI.
Kellen Welch led Brooke with three singles, a double and a RBI.
Edison 6, Union Local 1
AT MORRISTOWN, Josh Pasek drove in three runs with a single and a double and Edison received seven strong innings from Ryan Kramarich as the Wildcats downed Union Local.
Kamarec fanned six and allowed only four hits in holding the Jets (4-13) to a single run.
Tristan Bruce had two singles for the Jets, who host Harrison Central on Monday in a makeup game.
Austin Horan had two singles and an RBI for Edison.
East Richland Christian 10, St. John 9
St. John 13, East Richland Christian 8
AT LAFFERTY, St. John Central and East Richland Christian concluded a suspended game and played a new game Friday afternoon and split the pair. The Irish captured the new game, 13-8 and the Lions prevailed, 10-9, in the suspended game.
In the regularly scheduled game, Brycen Murray was the winning pitcher for the Irish.
D. J. Shoemaker had two singles and scored four times. Kolin Melko had a single and RBI. Alex Francis had a pair of singles.
Garrett Hart led ERC with two singles and a RBI. Logan Lish had two singles and a RBI.
In the suspended game, the Lions needed eight innings to post the victory after SJC?tied it with three in the bottom of the seventh.
Malik Ford had two singles and a RBI for the Irish.?Shoemaker had a single and two RBI.
Lish had two singles for the Lions, while Lurk was the winning pitcher with 10 strikeouts and he also had a triple.
Buckeye Local 13, St. Clairsville 2
AT ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Buckeye Local will enter today’s OVAC Class 4A title game against Harrison Central riding a big wave of momentum after Friday’s 13-2 victory against the Lady Red Devils.
The Lady Panthers received solid pitching from Sandra Gardner, who worked the distance in the circle. She fanned four and walked two.
The brunt of the Buckeye offense was supplied by Rachael Hogland, who had two home rums, two singles and seven total RBI. Lauren Swiger had a double.
St. C., meanwhile, was led by Lauren Figura’s two hits, McKenzie Otto’s solo home run and Carlee Gillespie’s two singles.
River 5, Buckeye Trail 2
AT SARDIS, the homestanding River Lady Pilots received strong pitching from Gabby Goudy and some timely offense to post a 5-2 win against Buckeye Trail Friday evening.
Goudy worked the route in the circle, fanning four and walking nary a hitter.
At the plate, River was led by sophomore Haley Bowers, who had two singles and a RBI. Mackenzie Marshall had a double and Rosie Romick drove in two runs with a double.
Trail was led by Brooke Davis, who had two singles and a RBI.
The Lady Pilots are now 15-8 and will return the trip to Trail on Monday.
Toronto 14, Bridgeport 3
AT BRIDGEPORT, Toronto exploded for 16 hits and cruised to a 14-3 victory against the homestanding Lady Bulldogs Friday afternoon.
Bridgeport was led by Julie Nowakowski, who had two singles.
Shadyside 9, Monroe Central 1
AT SHADYSIDE, the Lady Tigers posted their 10th win in 16 outings with a convincing 9-1 victory against invading Monroe Central.
Megan Heagney was strong in the circle with 11 strikeouts and just two walks in a complete game effort. She also had a two RBI double.
Senior Hayley Holenka had a RBI double, while Angelina McKeever had two singles and two RBI. Lindsey Dunn had a RBI single as did Shelby Benedetta.
Chelsea Kovert had a double.