Beallsville's Blue Devils are off to a 2-0 start following a Saturday afternoon doubleheader sweep of invading Paden City. Big Blue prevailed by scores of 5-4 and 5-0.
Though outhit 14-7 by the Wildcats, Beallsville pulled out the first game nod when Dalton Secrest unloaded a game-winning walkoff home run to left field.
Secrest's blast made a winner of reliever Chad Louden who fanned three. Starter Ricky Tubaugh notched seven Ks while issuing but one walk in five frames.
Tubaugh singled and doubled. Secrest also collected two hits. Losing pitcher Luke Cooper singled and doubled for Paden City. Mike Wilcox contributed two hits and a run batted in.
Beallsville's Logan Nippert was in complete control in spinning a one-hit shutout in Saturday's second game. Nippert dominated the Cats to the tune of 16 strikeouts and no walks. He also contributed two singles and two RBIs at the plate. Teammate Robert Valentine added a single and RBI.
Beallsville is scheduled to host Frontier on Wednesday.
Oak Glen 13,
Buckeye Local 3
Buckeye Local 11,
Oak Glen 6
AT New Manchester, the host Golden Bears exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the sixth to upend the Panthers in the opener.
The Panthers, however, regrouped for a second game nod to present skipper Rick DeLuca his first victory at the Connorville-based school.
Oak Glen's Vince Haddox three-hit the Panthers in Saturday's opener. Haddox fanned seven and issued five walks.
Jonathan Borkoski clouted a home run and Josh Sokolowski slugged a double for the Panthers.
BUCKEYE responded in Saturday's second game, using a six-run fourth inning to rally from an early one-run deficit.
Borkoski and Austin Marshall (winning pitcher) worked the hill for DeLuca's club. They teamed for six strikeouts and five walks.
Shane Duncan clubbed a double and triple in Buckeye Local's 10-hit attack. Marshall doubled and added three singles, good for two RBIs. Josh Figurski socked two singles and knocked in one. Eric Banal and Brian Zeroski each contributed RBI base knocks.
Buckeye (1-1) welcomes Martins Ferry on Monday.
Conotton Valley 2
Conotton Valley 5
AT Perkins Field, the host Bulldogs scored in all five innings en route to a 10-run victory over the Rockets.
Garrett Spielvogel and Parker Dyson teamed on a five-hitter for Ted Downing's club.
The Bulldogs produced four multi-hit performers: Bailey McGrath, Jonathan McGrath, QJ Williams and Cody Reed. Spielvogel contributed a double and run batted in.
Bridgeport exploded for 13 first-inning runs and also ended game two in five frames.
Brad Prichett and Bailey McGrath worked the mound for Bridgeport. At the plate, McGrath singled and doubled. Johnny Christakis accounted for four tallies via two singles in his varsity debut. Williams alo singled twice and knocked in a pair. Kreiter cracked a RBI double. Prichett also contributed a hit and run batted in.
Monroe Central 8,
Bishop Donahue 7
Bishop Donahue 7, Monroe Central 6
At McMechen, Monroe Central and Bishop Donahue split a twinbill Saturday afternoon with the Seminoles winning the opener, 8-7, but falling, 7-6 in the nightcap.
Monroe Central's Kordel Antill got the pitching win in the opener, posting six strikeouts and just two walks in five innings of work. He also had two singles.
Tanner Burkhart and Ethan Groves also delivered two base hits.
In the nightcap, the Bishops rallied from five runs down after spotting the Seminoles that in the first inning.
The Seminoles' offense was led by Burkhart and Jeremy Luyster, who each had two singles.