Bridgeport throws a gem vs. Toronto; Barnesville rolls
Bridgeport posted one of its biggest wins of the season Wednesday afternoon on Niekro Diamond at Perkins Field. The Bulldogs knocked off state-ranked Toronto, 1-0 thanks to brilliant pitching by Parker Dyson, who was the winner, and Bailey McGrath, who earned the save.
Dyson fanned just one hitter in four innings of work. McGrath worked the final three frames and fanned two.
McGrath supplied a big chunk of the offense with three hits and scored the game’s lone run. Q.J. Williams also had three hits. Johnathan Kreiter had a RBI on a fielder’s choice in the third.
Barnesville 10, Union Local 1
AT MEMORIAL PARK, the homestanding Barnesville Shamrocks stayed hot, winning for the 10th time in their last 12 outings with a 10-1 victory against Union Local.
The Shamrocks led 3-1 and then blew the game open with a seven spot in the sixth.
Austin Hannahs picked up the mound victory in a complete-game effort. He fanned six and walked one.
Brett Crum had two singles and two RBI, while David Brown had a double, triple and a RBI. Mitchell Wells socked a single and drove in a run.
Union Local was led by Austin Curry, who drove in the lone Jets’ run with a single.
The 13-11 Shamrocks trek to Jefferson Lake State Park today to tangle with Edison.
Buckeye Trail 11, Monroe Central 5
AT WOODSFIELD, the invading Buckeye Trail Warriors scored five times in the top of the sixth and posted an 11-5 victory against the homestanding Monroe Central Seminoles Wednesday afternoon.
C.J. Beaver was the winning pitcher for the Warriors. He also clubbed a solo home run. Jesse Roe crushed two home runs and drove in a total of three runs.
Monroe Central was led by Jacob Black’s 3-run home run and Seth Alleman’s two-run double.
The Seminoles are now 14-10 and will meet Martins Ferry Saturday in the Division III sectional at Cambridge Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.
St. Clairsville 7, East Liverpool 0
AT MEMORIAL PARK, St. Clairsville struck early and often en route to a 7-0 victory against invading East Liverpool.
The now 9-14 Red Devils received a strong pitching performance from Andrew Hayes, who fanned eight and didn’t issue a walk in a complete-game effort.
Malik Gummer had two singles and a RBI. Zuke Jacob had two triples.
Ryan Busby, Dylan Busby, Patrick Buchanan and Lewis Mitchell all had a RBI single for the Devils, who trek to Steubenville today.
Harrison Central 8, Shadyside 2
AT MAZEROSKI FIELD in Cadiz, Harrison Central scored four times in both the third and fourth innings and went on for a 8-2 victory against Shadyside Wednesday afternoon.
The Huskies, who are now 18-5, received strong pitching from Nick Pelegreen, who worked the distance on the bump with three strikeouts and a like number of walks. He also had a single and a RBI.
Senior Rashaen Mitchell had two singles and a RBI, while Kalub Mitchell had a single, triple and drove in three. Nick Staten drove in a run with a double.
Zac Frizzi, who was the losing pitcher, drove in a run with a single. Cody Hudson drove in the other Tigers’ run.
Harrison?Central 5, Shadyside 1
AT CADIZ, the Lady Huskies received yet another brilliant pitching performance from Katie Ellzy, who recorded her 16th victory of the season in a 5-1 victory against Shadyside.
Ellzy fanned six and walked one. She also came up big at the plate with a double, single and a RBI.
Shianne Nameth had a pair of doubles. Katie Parkinson and Kara Dunfee both drove in a run with a single.
Shadyside was led by Megan Heagney, who drove in the lone Lady Tigers’ run with a single.
Buckeye Local 9, Steubenville 8
AT STEUBENVILLE, Buckeye Local struck six times in the first inning and then had to hold on for a 9-8 victory against the Lady Big Red.
The Lady Panthers (14-10) were led by Kierstyn Czuchran, who had a single, double, triple and three RBI. Lauren Swiger had a single, triple and two RBI. Amy Balk drove in two runs with a single and Becky Zeroski had had a two-run triple.