Ferry, St. Clairsville win sectional titles
ZOARSVILLE — Martins Ferry exploded for five seventh-inning runs Tuesday an rallied past Tusky Valley, 13-9, in an Ohio Division III sectional championship baseball game.
The Purple Riders will meet Buckeye 8 foe Edison on Monday afternoon at 5 in a district semifinal at Mingo.
Tusky Valley had plated five runs in the eighth before Martins Ferry (14-12) rallied.
Chase Goff had the big bat for the Purple Riders, knocking in five runs. He tripled and doubled.
Drake Dobson tripled and knocked in two runs, while Dasyn Hores slapped three doubles and also plated a pair.
St. Clairsville 1, John Glenn 0
NEW CONCORD — John Glenn High’s Alex Kridelbaugh and St. Clairsville’s Dustin Carrothers for the right to advance to next week’s district competition.
Carrothers managed to come out on top in the tight battle, with the Red Devils able to push across the lone run of the game in the fourth inning to claim the sectional title.
St. C. moved into the Division II District semifinals where it will face Cambridge on Monday at 5 p.m. at Indian Valley High School.
Kyle Storer led off the decisive fourth frame with a single off of Kridelbaugh and he promptly swiped second base to move into scoring position.
Carrothers followed with a single to advance Storer to third and Peyton Drake then delivered the game-winner, smacking an RBI single to center field to plate Storer with what proved to be the only run of the contest.
Carrothers tossed a complete game four-hitter, finishing with five Ks and a pair of walks to earn the win on the mound.
Matthew Busby led the St. C. offense with a double and single, with Drake stroking a double. The Devils also got singles from Storer, Carrothers and Tyler Tonkovich.
Cambridge 10, Harrison Central 0
CAMBRIDGE — Trent Valentine tossed a one-hitter, striking out 10 as Cambridge blanked Harrison Central at Don Coss Field.
Kobe Mitchell had the lone hit — a single — for the Huskies.
Cody Moore belted two singles and knocked in four runs for the Bobcats. Logan Tuttle had three singles and an RBI, while Cooper Kerns doubled, singled and plated a run.