Prep Baseball Roundup: UL upends St. C.; Harrison cruises
Union Local’s Jets successfully executed a tie-breaking squeeze bunt in the bottom of the sixth and Mark Cisar’s ball club went on to post a 6-5 come-from-behind Monday nod over invading St. Clairsville. It was the second UL win over St. C. this season.
Jets’ winning pitcher Justin Riley pulled off the squeeze bunt which plated pinch runner Travis James. Riley was then forced to work out of a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the Red Devils’ seventh before escaping with the decision.
Riley posted seven strikeouts and four walks while St. C. starter Mike Jacob recorded eight Ks before being replaced in the sixth frame.
Riley rapped two singles and drove in two teammates. Matt Dunfee and Austin Curry also collected two hits apiece. St. C.’s Joel Giffin had two hits and two RBIs. Patrick Buchanan contributed a single and two ribbies. Lewis Mitchell hammered two hits and scored a teammate.
The now 2-5 Jets were slated to host Wheeling Park this afternoon while St. C. welcomed Steubenville Big Red.
Indian Creek 10, Martins Ferry 0
AT Wintersville, the host Redskins needed but five innings to shut out the Purple Riders.
Creek’s Dustin Rath recorded the mound decision. Rath did not strike out a batter and walked a pair. Ferry’s Andrew Chlon fanned five and walked four before Brandon Baire entered.
Ethan Baire, Tyler Strama and Marcus Sutton accounted for the Purple’s three hits. Ferry was scheduled to visit Bridgeport this afternoon.
Harrison Central 11, Bellaire 0
AT Bellaire, the invading Huskies continue to roll following a six-inning blanking of the Big Reds.
Veteran Rashaen Mitchell was in command. The southpaw allowed but two hits while recording 11 strikeouts and two walks. Bellaire starter Nick Patrone fanned five before Hunter Westlake came on.
Harrison’s Nick Pelegreen crushed a three-run homer to left-center in the top of the first and finished with two hits and five runs batted in. Catcher Nick Staten doubled and knocked in a pair. Dalton Rutter rapped out three singles. Ryan Rose singled and plated two teammates. Rhett Kuryn also contributed a base knock and two RBIs.
Now 5-4, Bellaire looks to rebound today at Shadyside.
Linsly 4, Barnesville 2
AT Barnesville, Linsly’s Jameson Murray fired a complete game two-hitter in sending the Shamrocks to their fifth defeat in six starts. Murray totaled 10 strikeouts and four walks.
Arien Seymour singled and doubled, driving in a Cadet tally. Dom Ellis and Momo Felt contributed a single and run batted in.
Barnesville’s David Brown rapped a two-run single to account for the Green’s two tallies.
Shadyside 8, River 3
AT Hannibal, the Tigers used a six-run fourth inning to break a 1-1 deadlock and down the Pilots.
Zach Frizzi, Adam Stupak and Jared Brooks worked the hill for the Orange. They totaled seven strikrouts and five walks. A pair of Pilot pitchers teamed for five Ks and nine walks.
Shadyside sophomore Austin Dorris drilled a bases-loaded triple to right-center, highlighting the winners’ six-run uprising in the fourth. Cole Crow drove in a tally with two singles. Stupak socked two singles and Brooks belted a double.
River’s Kam Brown delivered two doubles, a single and two RBIs.
Monroe Central 5, Frontier 2
AT Woodsfield, the Seminoles’ Kordell Antill fired a complete game four-hitter, improving the hosts to 3-5. Antill fanned 10 Cougars and walked but one.
At the plate, Antill went deep, belting a sixth inning solo homer. He also singled. Tanner Burkhart also hammered a round-tripper and added a double for two RBIs. Jacob Black belted a single and knocked in one.
Bridgeport 4, Bishop Donahue 3
AT Lansing, the Bulldogs’ plated a tying tally in the bottom of the seventh then scored the game-winner in the last of the ninth via a Jonathan Kreiter base knock.
Starting pitcher Garrett Spielvogel recorded three strikeouts and did reliever Baily McGrath who gained the mound decision. Spielvogel also socked a single and double for Ted Downing’s ballclub. Bradley Pritchett pounded a double while Kreiter collected a pair of base knocks.
Cody Reed rapped out three hits, Robert Teeman delivered a pair and McGrath drilled a double.
Bridgeport was scheduled to welcome Martins Ferry this afternoon.
Edison 9, Buckeye Local 6
RAYLAND – Nolan Marcus had two hits and scored four times while Austin Horan singled, doubled and crossed the plate three times as Edison remained undefeated by beating Buckeye Local.
Alec Jones went six and fanned three to earn a victory for Edison (6-0), while also singling in a run.
Austin Marshall (triple) and Jonathan Borkoski (two doubles, single) each drove in two for the Panthers (4-5).