Heagney powers Tigers
SARDIS – Shadyside’s Megan Heagney had a game to remember Tuesday afternoon.
Not only did the Tigers’ sophomore strike out 17 batters, she also clubbed a game-winning 2-run homer in the top of the seventh as the visitors knocked off homestanding River, 3-1, in softball action.
With the contest between Division IV rivals deadlocked at 1, Shadyside freshman Samantha Rosser led off the top of the seventh with a single. She was sacrificed to second. With two outs, Heagney sent a drive down the leftfield line that, according to River head coach Dave Wright, curled just inside the foul pole.
In addition, Heagney surrendered just a pair of harmless singles to the usually potent Pilots (1-2) attack.
“We didn’t threaten the entire night with that many strikeouts,” said Wright.
Angelina McKeever slapped a double for Shadyside, which was making its season debut. The Lady Tigers entertain Beallsville today. River welcomes Paden City.
Martins Ferry 7, Monroe Central 0
AT Martins Ferry, freshman Shaye DeLeonardis shut out the Lady Seminoles on six hits. She recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts with no walks. Monroe Central’s Amanda Haslam also worked the route, fanning two and walking a like number.
Ferry’s Tyrah King clubbed a two-run homer, her second in two days. Cassie Hanson hammered a single and double. Addie Suriano socked two singles. DeLeonardis aided her cause with two runs batted in.
Chelsea Covert accounted for two singles for the Lady Seminoles.
Martins Ferry was scheduled to host Buckeye Local this afternoon.
St. Clairsville 2
AT Byesville, Lady Colts’ freshman Jenna Gress shut down St. C. on three hits, dropping the Lady Red Devils to 1-1. Gress struck out seven and issued three walks.
St. C.’s Lauren Figura pitched into the sixth inning before Michaela Miller came on. Figura fanned four and walked three.
Alicia Avila hit an inside-the-park home run for St. C. Freshman catcher JoLyn Shunk contributed a single and run batted in.
St. Clairsville was scheduled to visit Harrison Central this afternoon.
AT Barnesville, the host Lady Shamrocks roared back from a five-run deficit to outlug visiting Beallsville.
Barnesville’s Paige Gibbons fired a complete game five-hitter, recording 12 strikeouts and walking three. Beallsville’s Katie Kinney fanned three and walked one.
Shamrocks’ left fielder Hunter Weiss accounted for four runs, hammering a double and two singles. Becky Burkhart drove in three with two singles. Shasta Roberts singled and doubled for a run batted in. Lane Hanlon singled and knocked in a pair.
Beallsville’s Morgan Marley cracked two singles. Dicey Stewart contributed a single and RBI.
Steubenville Central 13, Toronto 0
AT Toronto, the Lady Crusaders came off a 0-0 deadlock after five innings to win going away.
Freshman Alex McComb spun a complete game three-hit shutout, recording eight strikeouts and one walk.
At the plate, McComb singled twice and drove in one run. Kelsey Grandenetti singled and doubled for an RBI. Maddie Gulan singled and accounted for two tallies. Micca Mirabella and Fran Capaldi each delivered a single and RBI. Taylor Clark singled and plated a pair.
The 2-0 Lady Crusaders were scheduled to visit Bishop Donahue this afternoon.