Riders lance Knights, 5-3

Martins Ferry’s Lady Riders built a five-run lead then held off a late Wheeling Central rally for a 5-3 Tuesday afternoon triumph.

The invading Purple received a complete game four-hit mound effort from freshman Shaye DeLeonardis who recorded eight strikeouts and one walk. Central’s Madison Basinger also worked the route, striking out nine and allowing two walks.

Ferry’s Tyrah King clouted a home run. Addie Suriano and Cassie Hanson collected two base knocks apiece.

The Maroon Knights’ Sydney Bennington belted a double.

Ferry was scheduled to play at Wheeling Park this afternoon.


AT ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Lauren Figura scattered two hits, holding visiting Meadowbrook scoreless as St. Clairsville improved to 5-3.

Figura had three strikeouts and four walks while aiding her own cause with a run-scoring single.

Alicia Avila had an RBI double while Michaela Miller drove in a run while collecting a single and a double. Carlee Gillespie banged out two base hits.

The Red Devils head to Richmond tonight to take on Edison.

Abby Patganhorst had a double for the Colts.


BELLAIRE’S Lady Reds needed but four and one-half innings to roll past the Redskins and improve their record to 11-1.

Megan Ging and Daphne Clark worked the mound for Bellaire, combining on a two-hitter. They teamed for five strikeouts and two walks.

Ging aided her cause at the plate with a double and three runs batted in. Dallas Messinger collected four singles and two RBIs. Ariann Maupin produced a single and two RBIs. Katie Zeller socked two singles and drove in one. Megan Maffe singled twice. Taylor Canter cracked a double. Mary Garloch singled for an RBI.

Bellaire welcomes Bridgeport on Thursday.


AT Beallsville, Shadyside rebounded from Monday’s loss to St. John’s by blanking Beallsville.

Meagan Heagney allowed but one hit in the five inning contest. She recorded nine strikeouts and one walk. Heagney also aided her cause at the plate, hammering a home run, double and two singles.

Shadyside was slated to visit Monroe Central this afternoon.


AT East Liverpool, UL’s Maddie Schaffer fired a four-hit shutout, recording 14 strikeouts and issuing no free passes.

Shayna McGary and Brittany Stack accounted for two runs apiece, belting a single and double. Cori Medley tagged a triple and single. Olivia Minamyer drilled a double and triple. Ali Delaney singled twice and knocked in a pair.

Now 6-5, UL was scheduled to host Indian Creek this afternoon.


AT Weirton, the Lady Irish needed but five innings to record a shutout behind the two-hit pitching of Hannah Absalom who struck out 12 and did not allow a base on balls.

At the plate, Absalom socked a single and double, driving in one. Morgan DeLuca singled and accounted for two tallies.

The Lady Irish were scheduled to play Magnolia this afternoon at New Martinsville.

Bridgeport 15, Linsly 6

AT Woodsdale, invading Bridgeport improved to 6-2 after upending the Lady Cadets.

Ashley Hadzima struck out seven and walked but one in a route-going performance. Hadzima aided her cause at the plate, driving home four teammates with a double and two singles. Dustyne Cargnell socked three singles and drove in two. Bri Cross tripled and singled, good for three ribbies. Freshman Caitlyn Kroll drilled three doubles and two singles, totaling five runs batted in.

River 13, Tyler Consolidated 2

At Sardis, Monica Curtis went the distance, struck out six and also collected two hits and an RBI as River knocked off Tyler Consolidated, 13-2, in prep softball action Tuesday.

Haylee Bowers singled, doubled and drove in three for the Pilots (7-4), while Rosie Romick (inside-the-park) and Rachael Hutchison each homered and evenly divided four hits and four RBI. Mikayla Cieszeski had two hits and drove in a run.

Whg. Park 2, Harrison Central 1, 8 inn.

At Wheeling, Kelsi Johnson ripped the ball between shortstop and third base and through a drawn-in infield as Wheeling Park defeated Harrison Central in eight innings.

Katie Parkinson collected three of the four Harrison Central (6-2) hits – a double and two singles. Katie Ellzy was the tough-luck loser, striking out four and going the route.