Prep Roundup: Bellaire softball sweeps a pair; Buckeye baseball tops Ferry

BEALLSVILLE – The Big Reds Machine kept rolling along here Monday afternoon as Bellaire ran its softball record to 4-0 with a doubleheader sweep of homestanding Beallsville.

The Lady Reds posted 12-1 and 12-2 victories over the Blue Devils (2-2).

In the first game, senior fireballer Megan Ging scattered two hits while striking out seven and walking just one. She also helped herself with two singles and a triple that knocked in a pair of runs.

Dallas Messenger singled four times to lead Bellaire’s 13-hit attack. Elisha Gillespie singled and doubled to plate two runs. Mackenzie Conroy had a 2-run double. Taylar Canter drove in three runs with two one-base raps and Mary Garloch singled in a run.

Lakyn Tubaugh doubled for Beallsville.

In the nightcap, freshman Ariann Maupin struck out a dozen in her first high school mound appearance. She allowed five hits and issued a pair of free passes.

Canter and Messenger evenly divided half-a-dozen singles, with Canter driving in three runs and Messenger two. Ging and Conroy each singled twice and knocked in a run. Gillesipe had a run-scoring single and Garloch doubled.

Bellaire is idle today before traveling to Morristown Wednesday to meet Union Local in a key Buckeye 8 contest. Beallsville treks to Barnesville today.

St. Clairsville 6, Harrison Central 5

AT St. Clairsville, the Lady Red Devils’ Summer Gallentine clubbed a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth and St. C. held off a seventh-inning rally by the debuting Huskies for the victory.

Lauren Figura tossed a complete game 7-hitter, recording one strikeout and one walk. Harrison Central’s Katie Ellzy also worked the distance, compiling eight Ks and one walk.

Gallentine’s blast to left-center field came after MacKenzie Otto reached on a Huskies’ error. Gallentine also added a single. Figura contributed a single and two RBI. Carlie Gillespie singled twice and drove in one.

Ellzy hammered a 2-run homer and also singled. Kiley Staley singled in a pair of teammates. Paige Dunlap drilled two singles.

Union Local 15, Barnesville 3

AT Barnesville, the invading Jets compiled nine hits and took advantage of 10 Shamrocks’ fielding errors to improve to 2-1.

Ali Bethel spun a complete game 6-hitter for the mound decision. She struck out 10 and did not allow a base on balls. Shamrock pitchers Paige Gibbons and Sidney Ralston teamed for seven Ks and four walks.

Shayna McGary tagged a triple and two doubles, good for three UL runs batted in. Ali Delaney drilled a home run and knocked in three.

Barnesville’s Lane Hanlon slugged two doubles. Becky Burkhart doubled and scored one teammate. Shasta Roberts contributed two singles.

Steubenville Central 4, Magnolia 3

AT Steubenville, the Lady Crusaders’ Kelsey Grandintetti singled home pinch runner Rachel Dziewetloski in the bottom of the seventh in Central’s season debut.

Winning pitcher Alex McComb doubled prior to Grandinetti’s game-winning base rap.

McComb recorded 11 strikeouts and five walks in a complete game outing besting Magnolia’s Mallory Chapman who fanned five and issued three walks.

McComb drilled two doubles. Maddie Gulan also socked a two-base hit. Megan Lloyd contributed two singles and a run batted in.

Magnolia’s Abby Durig singled and doubled, good for three RBIs.


Bellaire 10, Union Local 7

AT Morristown, invading Bellaire erupted for nine runs in its final three at bats to down the host Jets.

Wyatt Back worked the route for John Patrone’s club. He recorded four strikeouts and two walks.

At the plate, Brendon Ross ripped two doubles, driving in two Bellaire runs. Back aided his cause with two hits and two RBIs. Hunter Westlake drilled a double and two singles. Nathan Steele socked two singles. Nick Patrone and Tyler West contributed base hits and runs batted in.

UL’s Griffey Girty accounted for two runs with two doubles and a single. Caleb Smolira doubled and plated a pair. Travis James singled twice. Tristin Bruce doubled for a run batted in. Matt Dunfee delivered three singles and two RBIs.

Buckeye Local 8, Martins Ferry 6

AT Connorville, the host Panthers improved to 2-1 after knocking off the Purple Riders.

Winning pitcher Eric Williams worked into the seventh inning, recording six strikeouts and two walks. Lucas Ostijich came on to record a save. Brian Zeroski singled and doubled, good for two Panther RBIs. Austin Marshall singled and plated a pair. Eric Banal and Jonathan Borkoski socked a double. Chase Hopkins contributed a single and run batted in.

Mike Oberdick and Robert Vargo singled and doubled for the debuting Purple Riders. Tyler Strama socked two singles. Jeremy Plant pounded a double.

Strama, Andrew Chlon and Dustin Schau worked the hill for Ferry, teaming for seven strikeouts and six walks.

Buckeye Local was scheduled to visit Toronto this afternoon while Ferry traveled to Meadowbrook.

Linsly 6, River 1

AT Woodsdale, host Linsly received one-hit pitching from starter Arien Seymour and reliever Kaleb Winters in shutting down River. Seymour struck out nine and issued one walk.

River’s lone hit was collected by Kam Brown with a seventh inning bunt single.

Tyler Ashbrook collected two singles and two RBI for Linsly. Colton Coss cracked a single and double. Justin Lee doubled and plated a pair.