Prep Baseball Roundup: Buckeye boys deal HC first setback, 8-5

Harrison Central’s Huskies are unbeaten no more.

Host Buckeye Local made sure of that, building a six-run lead before settling for a 8-5 Wednesday afternoon victory at Connorville.

It was the fifth win in 10 starts for skipper Rick DeLuca’s Panthers. The Huskies, meanwhile, are now 9-1.

Chase Hopkins turned in a clutch mound outing for Buckeye, earning the victory with Austin Marshall coming on to nail down a save. Hopkins recorded 10 strikeouts and walked but two batters. Nick Pelegreen and Dustin Redish teamed for seven Ks and three walks for HC.

Shane Duncan delivered a double and two RBIs for Buckeye. Marshall also came up big, tagging two triples and plating a pair, Jonathan Borkoski singled twice and drove in one. Dominic Rose rapped a pair of base knocks. Catcher Josh Sokolowski slugged a triple.

Pelegreen produced two singles and an RBI for the Huskies. Nick Staten also drove home a teammate via two singles. Rashaen Mitchell contributed a pair of base knocks.

The Buckeye 8 rivals have a scheduled Friday rematch at Cadiz.

Edison 8, Bellaire 5

The host Big Reds discovered themselves facing a 8-0 deficit before scoring five times in the bottom of the seventh.

Wyatt Back and Dalton Conroy worked the hill for Bellaire, teaming for six strikeouts and five walks.

At the plate, Conroy and Brendon Ross rapped a single and double. Tyler West singled twice, good for a run batted in. Back singled for a RBI. Nathan Steele also recorded a run batted in.

Edison’s Dylan Glasure accounted for three runs with two singles. Nolan Marcus singled twice and drove in one. Alec Jones singled and plated a pair.

Bellaire travels to Richmond for Friday rematch with Edison.

Bridgeport 8, River 5

AT Hannibal, invading Bridgeport mounted a seven-run lead and held off a late Pilots’ rally for the victory.

Bradley Pritchett recorded the mound decision with Bailey McGrath coming on in the sixth. Pritchett fanned four and McGrath recorded two Ks.

Cody Caldwell struck out eight for River before Dalton Reynolds entered in the fifth.

Bridgeport’s QJ Williams socked three singles. Jonathan Kreiter drove in one with two singles. Cody Reed singled and doubled for an RBI. John Christakis singled twice.

River’s Craig Hupp and Kam Brown belted two singles apiece. Caldwell also collected two hits and a run batted in. Wes Smith added a single and run batted in.

River and Bridgeport meet again Friday on the Bulldogs’ diamond.

Indian Creek 14, St. Clairsville 3

AT Memorial Park, the invading Redskins broke open a close game, scoring eight times in the top of the fifth.

Alex Young and Jimmy Bolyog teamed on the hill for IC. They totaled four strikeouts and three walks.

Cole Yeater singled and doubled for the Creek. Zach Williams accounted for three runs, drilling a double and two singles. Sean Smith contributed a double, two singles and two runs batted in.

St. Clairsville’s Joel Giffin singled twice and knocked in one.

The two teams meet again Friday at Wintersville.

Bishop Donahue 9, Beallsville 0

AT Beallsville, the Bishops’ Andrew Rush shut out Beallsville on two hits. The Blue Devils’ Logan Nippert struck out six and walked a pair with Chad Louden coming on in the sixth.

BD’s Philip Smith drove in two runs with three singles. Joey Myers contributed two singles and three runs batted in. Beallsville’s Ricky Tubaugh tagged a triple.

Martins Ferry 20, Union Local 13

AT Morristown, the host Jets had loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the seventh when lightning halted play. The game, however, was ruled official after six frames.

Ferry’s Andrew Chlon clouted a home run, triple and double, driving in three teammates. Ethan Baire belted a double and three singles, plating a pair. Michael Oberdick scored three runs via two singles. Marcus Sutton supported with two hits and an RBI.

Union Local’s Tristan Bruce drilled two doubles and three singles, driving in four runners.

The Buckeye 8 foes play a Friday rematch at Ferry.