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Monroe Central tops Barnesville in baseball; River, Ferry win in softball

WOODSFIELD — Monroe Central broke out its bats in a big way Monday afternoon against previously undefeated Barnesville en route to an 8-6 victory.

The Seminoles were fueled at the plate by Wade Stoehr who had a double, two singles and a RBI. Freshman Landen Lydick had a home run, single and four RBI. Auston Hogue had three singles and drove in a run.

Winning pitcher Collin Kroll helped his own cause with a single and solo home run.

The Shamrocks were led by Gavin Carpenter’s solo home run. Colton Hines had a double and a single, while Ayden Hannahs singled home a run. Jake Edwards also had two singles.

Shadyside 2, River 1

HANNIBAL — Shadyside improved to 5-0 on the young season with a hard-earned victory over River Monday afternoon.

Junior Mason Vannest worked a scoreless four innings to pick up the mound win. Classmate Korey Beckett got the Tigers out of a seventh-inning jam to earn the save.

Ryan Florence led the Orange offense with two singles.

The Pilots were fueled by Brody Lollathin’s double, single and he drove in the only Pilot run.

Harrison Central 12,

East Liverpool 2

CADIZ — Harrison Central’s bats stayed hot in a five-inning beatdown of the invading Potters.

Catcher Treston Nemeth had a double and three RBI. Senior Kobe Mitchell had a triple and three RBI.

Trace Rutter earned the pitching win for the Huskies with a complete-game effort. He fanned nine and issued three walks.

SOFTBALL

River 7, Shadyside 5

SHADYSIDE — River managed to salvage a season split by capturing a win at Shadyside Monday afternoon.

Katie Lively earned the pitching win with six strikeouts. Katie Rufener had a single, double and two RBI. Lindsey Huffman had a solo home run and Riley Knight had a single, double and two RBI.

The Tigers offense was led by sophomore Gentry Brown, who had a single, home run and two RBI. Classmate Bella Honeywell had a single and a solo home run. Senior Tory Hendershot slapped a double.

Barnesville 11, Bridgeport 1

BARNESVILLE — The Shamrocks presented head coach Kelley Hanlon with her first victory Monday evening with a six-inning affair against Bridgeport.

The Shamrocks were led by Maddie Schaffer’s two singles and a RBI. Shayla Hunter had two singles and a like number of RBI. Ellie Thompson had two singles and a RBI.

Riley Bell had a double and a single to lead Bridgeport.

Indian Creek 17, Buckeye Local 0

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek scored early and often en route to a five-inning rout of the Panthers.

The Redkins got plenty of offense from Maddy Ely, who hit three home runs and drove in eight. Trinity Taylor had a double, three singles and a RBI.

Buckeye Local was limited to a single.

Harrison Central 12,

East Liverpool 0, 5 innings

AT CADIZ, the Huskies (5-0) remained unbeaten as three pitchers combined on a three-hitter and the team’s fourth shutout.

Tristen Kovarik started and fanned four in two innings. Alaina Runevich struck out three in two innings and Sarah Touville fanned all three batters she faced.

Jenna Young knocked in five runs with three singles while Danyel Beadling had a single and three runs batted in. Lizzy Clelland doubled in a run and Cami Basich singled twice.

Martins Ferry 15,

St. Clairsville 11

AT MARTINS FERRY, the Purple Riders stormed back from an 8-0 deficit entering the bottom of the third in outscoring the red Devils high atop the Purple City.

The winners collected 18 base hits as Taylor Bell led the way with three singles, a double and two RBI. Ava Doyle rapped a trio of singles and scored four times while Danielle Lude doubled twice to produce five runs. Maria Clark singled, doubled and knocked in three runs while winning pitcher Lauren McFarland had three RBI on two singles. Nevaeh Hall had an RBI single.

McFarland struck out four, walked five and surrendered eight hits. She threw 98 pitches.

Losing pitcher Jenna Jaskowiak hit a grand slam and single to account for four RBI. Hannah Thoburn slugged two doubles and a home run that drove in a run while Paris Stachyra had two singles. Abby Salisbury had a two-run single and Kaylee Thomas doubled.

Martins Ferry hosts Harrison Central today.

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