Prep Softball Roundup: Absalom perfect vs. Beallsville; Barnesville thumps Monroe twice

BELLAIRE – Hannah Absalom hurled her third career perfect game – second this season – Saturday afternoon as St. John Central whitewashed visiting Beallsville, 10-0, in six innings on Amanda’s Field.

Of the 18 batters the junior fireballer faced, she struck out 15.

Seniors Kaydie Coppa and Kristen Russell divided four RBI between them with a pair of singles and a triple, respectively.

Amber LaMotte doubled in two runs, while Natalie Cervelli singled in a pair. Sydney Helms had two base raps that produced a run.

The Irish (14-1) will be the top seed when the OVAC Class A playoffs are announced later today.

They are also the defending Class A champions.

Barnesville 11, Monroe Central 2

Barnesville 22, Monroe Central 12

At the Somerton Park, the Shamrocks (9-7) swept past the Seminoles (4-14).

In the first game, Halie Gibbons knocked in three runs with a single for the winners. Paige Gibbons had two RBI and a single, while Lane Hanlon had a run-scoring single.

Marrissa Burga singled twice and doubled to drive in a run. Shaylynn Giesey had a pair of base knocks, while Carolyn Blattler singled in two runs and Blair Thompson one.

Cameron Brock singled in a run for Monroe Central. Amanda Haslam singled and tripled.

It was all offensive in the nightcap as the teams combined for 30 hits in tallying 34 runs.

Hanna Hannahs had four runs batted in for Barnesville. Burga laced four base raps that drove in three runs. Sydney Ralston singled three times and recorded four RBI. Becky Burkhart picked up three runs batted in on a single and home run. Hunter Weiss was a home run short of the cycle, with an RBI.

Giesey singled in a run and Lane Hanlon singled twice.

Missy Hooper singled twice and knocked in two runs for Monroe Central. Kaitlin Miller had two singles and a triple that produced three runs.

Chelsie Roberts drove in two runs with a single and double. Haslam added two singles and an RBI.

Shenandoah 14, River 13, 8 inn.

River 9, Shenandoah 3

At Sarahsville, the Zeps (8-5) outslugged the mistake-prone Pilots (12-7) in the opening game, which saw River commit seven errors.

Haylee Bowers drove in three runs with a single and double. Madi Taylor singled and doubled to drive in a run, while Rosie Romick knocked in a pair with two singles. Mikayla Cieszeski singled and doubled.

In the nightcap, Monica Curtis checked the hosts on a mere three singles, while fanning one and walking two.

Bowers accounted for a pair of runs with a triple.

Cieszeski singled twice and doubled, while Goudy, Mackenzie Marshall and Romick all had two safeties.