Jacob, St. C. blank Big Red

BROOKSIDE – St. Clairsville (2-0) received fine pitching from Michael “Zuke” Jacob and got plenty of offense en route to an 8-0 victory against Steubenville on Niekro Diamond at Perkins Field Tuesday night in high school baseball action.

The Red Devils’ ace worked the out, hurling a one hitter. He had six strikeouts and just a walk. He also drove in a run with a single.

Malik Gummer had a single, two doubles and two RBI, while Dylan Busby plated a run with a single. Daulton Freeman had two singles.

Harrison Central 9 Buckeye Local 6

At Connorville, the Panthers battled back from a 6-1 deficit to knot the score in the sixth, but the Huskies scored three in the top of the seventh to pull out the Buckeye 8 victory Tuesday on Mazeroski Field.

Both teams used a trio of pitchers with Dustin Redish starting on the mound for the Huskies and recording eight strikeouts and walking four. Bryson Porter relieved in the fourth and finished with five Ks and two walks and Brennan Graves came on in the sixth, picking up the win with one whiff and one walk.

Chase Hopkins started on the mound for the Panthers, taking the loss while striking out seven and walking four. Logan Noon pitched in the seventh before Jonathan Borkoski came on to record the last out in the seventh.

Nick Staten paced the Huskies with a two-run homer in the first, while Graves added a double, single and RBI, Brandon Mitchell had two singles and Porter contributed a single and two RBIs.

Eric Banal led the Panther hitting with a double and two singles, Borkoski finished with three singles, Jared Moore and Derek Sebring had two singles each and Hopkins added an RBI-double.

St. John Central 8, Valley 7

At Pine Grove, Jacob Jones’ RBI single scored Zac Schnegg and broke a 7-all deadlock in the top of the seventh inning, lifting the Irish to the victory.

Lance Williams singled three times to pace the SJC offense. Malik Ford and Schnegg each singled and doubled, with Ford driving in three runs.

Caldwell 5, Barnesville 0

At Caldwell, the Redskins received a combined 3-hit shutout from Caleb Heller and Tyler McElfrish in blanking the Shamrocks (0-2). Heller fanned eight and McElfrish one.