Martins Ferry's Purple Riders evened their record at 11 following a 7-3 Wednesday home field victory over Bridgeport.
The Purple Riders received solid pitching from starter and winner Michael Oberdick who struck out four and issued three walks. Dustin Schau came on in relief. Parker Dyson worked the hill for Bridgeport, recording five Ks and four walks.
Ethan Baire singled and doubled for Ferry, good for a run batted in. Robert Vargo contributed a run scoring base rap. Seth Scott delivered the game's biggest blow, a bases-clearing triple to highlight a four-run Ferry fifth frame.
Bridgeport's Bailey McGrath singled and doubled and drove in one. Jonathan Kreiter rapped a single and added a run batted in.
Ferry was scheduled to host Harrison Central this afternoon.
St. Clairsville 13, Cameron 9
CAMERON - Nate Teater blasted a grand slam in the sixth and also had a RBI?single as St. Clairsville beat Cameron.
Daulton Freeman and Michael Jacob both had two hits for the Red Devils.
Mark Walker homered among three hits for the Dragons (9-11), while Dustin Cook added another home run.
Brooke 12, Bellaire 7
AT Bellaire, the invadig Bruins handed Bellaire its 13th loss in 23 starts, scoring in five at-bats.
Bellaire's Hunter Westlake doubled and accounted for four runs. Nick Patrone drilled a double and two singles. Nathan Steele socked a single and double. Contributing a base hit and run batted in were Tyler West, Wyatt Back and Tyler Ramsay. Bellaire was slated to welcome Indian Creek this afternoon.
Shadyside 5, Weirton 4
AT Shadyside, Adam Stupak's, RBI double in the bottom of the fourth accounted for the winning run as the Tigers held off Weir.
Stupak also earned the mound decision, fanning five and walking one with Jared Brooks coming on to earn a save and strike out a pair.
Stupak also singled and totaled three RBIs. Chase Kinemond contributed a single and RBI.
Now 13-6, Shadyside next faces Steubenville Central in an OVAC title game Saturday afternoon (4:00) at Steubenville's Vaccaro Field.
Buckeye Local 7, East Liverpool 1
AT Connorville, the Panthers' Eric Williams stopped Liverpool on five hits in a complete game performance. Williams struck out four and allowed three walks.
Buckeye's Jonathan Borkoski delivered the game's big blow, a fourth inning grand slam home run. Borkoski also doubled and totaled five runs batted in. Austin Marshall contributed a double and run batted in. Marshall also swiped three bases and scored three times.
The now 9-10 Panthers are scheduled to visit Union Local on Friday.
Monroe Central 8, Caldwell 3
AT Caldwell, Monroe's Tanner Burkhart pitched a complete game seven-hitter, recording one strikeout and two walks. Burkhart aided his cause at the plate with two singles and a run batted in. Kordell Antill cracked three singles and drove in one. Catcher Peter Frontz doubled home a tally. Brian Duffy delivered a single and RBI.
The same two teams were scheduled to play again this afternoon at Woodsfield.
Frontier 9, St. John 5
AT Bellaire, D.J. Shoemaker hit two triples but it wasn't enough as St. John fell to Frontier.
Jon Bossell added three hits and an RBI for the Fighting Irish, while Jacob Jones and Zac Schnegg evenly divided four hits.
Shadyside 6, Barnesville 5
Shadyside's Lady Tigers rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh for a 6-5 Wednesday road victory at Barnesville.
Meagan Heagney totaled 10 strikeouts and three walks in earning the mound victory. Barnesville's Paige Gibbons also pitched well, fanning three and issuing four walks.
Heagney aided her cause, tagging a pair of triples. Hayley Holenka added a single and RBI as did teammates Sarah Dierkes and Lindsey Dunn.
Barnesville's Lane Hanlon hammered a home run and single, driving in a pair. Hunter Weiss slugged a triple. Marissa Burga singled and doubled for a run batted in. Shaylyn Giesey also collected an RBI.
Indian Creek 10, St. Clairsville 1
AT Wintersville, invading St. Clairsville scored its only run in the top of the first with host Creek compiling the game's final 10 tallies.
Paige Geanangel spun a complete game six-hitter for the Creek. She struck out nine and walked but one. Geanangel also did heavy damage at the plate, hammering a home run and single, good for three RBIs.
St. C.'s Krista Morrison singled home the Lady Red Devils' lone tally. Carlee Gillespie contributed a pair of base knocks.
Buckeye Local 16, East Liverpool 6
AT Connorville, recently crowned OVAC champion Buckeye Local erupted for 18 hits in a six-inning romp over East Liverpool.
Multi-hit performers for the Lady Panthers included: Lauren Swiger (three singles, double, two RBIs); Kaylee Deceasere (single, double, triple, three RBIs); Ivy Starcher (two singles, two RBIs); Carlee Leonard (three singles, RBI).
The now 12-9 Panthers were slated to host Toronto this afternoon.