PREP ROUNDUP: LTs blank Magnolia
SHADYSIDE – Meagan Heagney tossed a three-hitter, striking out 15 and walking none Thursday as Shadyside blanked Magnolia (6-5), 7-0, in high school softball action at the Shadyside Junior Sports Complex.
The Tigers (5-2) exploded for five runs in the third inning.
Samantha Rosser doubled and knocked in two for Shadyside, while Karly Klug had a double and an RBI and Lindsey Dunn doubled, singled and knocked in two.
Shadyside plays River on Monday.
St. John 11, Steubenville 0
STEUBENVILLE – Hannah Absalom continued the strong start to her season as St. John blanked Steubenville.
She homered, doubled and drove in five runs at the plate. In the circle, she twirled a two-hitter, fanning 11 and walking one.
Morgan DeLuca added a homer, two singles and two RBI for the Irish, while Taylor Lowe singled and knocked in two.
Bridgeport 6, Union Local 5
WOLFHURST – Bridgeport scored two runs in the fifth inning to rally past Union Local.
Keri Renzler slapped two doubles and a single for the Bulldogs (5-2), while Peyton Stewart had two singles and an RBI.
Madie Schafer had two singles and four RBI for the Jets (4-3), while Alli Delaney laced two doubles and a single, and Morgan Edwards doubled and plated a run.
River 3, Buckeye Trail 0
OLD WASHINGTON – Mackenzie Marshall had two singles and two RBI as River moved to 9-1 by blanking Buckeye Trail.
Gabby Goudy picked up the victory in the circle, striking out eight and walking one.
Harrison Central 3, Oak Glen 2
NEW MANCHESTER – Katie Ellzy struck out 10 and was backed by Shianne Nameth scoring the winning run in the sixth inning.
Hannah Clunk took the loss, striking out eight and walking zero.
Paden City 15, Beallsville 7
PADEN CITY – Tori Anderson had four hits and drove in a run as Paden City topped Beallsville.
Amber Neff singled and doubled and had three RBI for the Wildcats. Hannah Stanley had a single and a double and a run batted in and Abby Still doubled.
Laken Tubaugh homered for Beallsville.
Monroe Central 3
WOODSFIELD – Eric Ward homered and Tanner Burkhart struck out six on the mound as Monroe Central edged Shenandoah on the Seminoles’ home diamond.
Burkhart aided his own cause with a single and an RBI, while Seth Alleman also singled and plated a run.
The Seminoles (3-1) return to action to action at 3 p.m. today when they take a special trip to Pittsburgh. There, they will face Shenango at PNC Park. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.
Bridgeport 7, Buckeye Trail 4
BROOKSIDE – Bridgeport exploded for six runs in the fifth inning en route to topping Buckeye Trail
Chance Watson went 2-for-3 with an RBI, run and stolen base for the Bulldogs (7-1). QJ Williams was 2-for-4 with a double, RBI, run and stolen base, while Jacob Ray tripled.
Bridgeport plays host to Shadyside on Monday. Varsity start is 4:30 p.m.
Caldwell 10, St. John 4
CALDWELL – Malik Ford belted two doubles and scored two runs, but it wasn’t enough as St. John fell to Caldwell.
Jared Keiser and Jonathan Bossell both added two singles for the Irish (1-2).
Mason Janusik laced two singles, a double and scored two runs for the Redskins.
St. John visits Tyler Consolidated today.
Beaver Local 8, Indian Creek 1
LISBON – Beaver Local scored eight unanswered runs in handing Indian Creek the defeat.
The Redskins (1-5) left the bases loaded twice and left runners at second and third twice.
Tanner Wise and Jonathan Woodbury both slapped two singles for Creek, while Jimmy Bolyog singled and plated its lone run.
The Redskins welcome Buckeye Local today. Also, Saturday’s game against Cambridge has been moved to 2 p.m. due to the ACT.