Bellaire boys fall to host John Marshall Monarchs

GLEN DALE — John Marshall snapped a losing streak as Alex Wilhelm missed the cycle by a home run and drove in four as the Monarchs defeated visiting Bellaire, 9-2.

Tommy Clegg singled twice, doubled and knocked in a run for JM, while winning pitcher Isaac Koontz doubled in a run. Hayden Hughes, Cain Martin and Brooks Harrison all had two safeties for the Monarchs, with Martin logging a double. Kaden Knapp singled in a run.

Koontz fanned four, walked one and allowed just hits in six innings. Michael Clemons worked the seventh.

Hunter Watson had an RBI single for Bellaire. Landon Preston doubled.

Wheeling Central 27,

Magnolia 4

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Maroon Knights racked up 24 hits as 13 different players drove in runs in their mercy-rule win over the host Blue Eagles.

Hunter Mueller and Luke Tiu each knocked in four runs as Tiu singled, doubled and tripled from the No. 9 spot in the order. Mueller had a pair of singles and a triple.

Matt Criniti and Brady Ernest evenly divided six singles, with Crinith driving in two and Ernest one.

Andy Bailer picked up the mound win with five Ks and three walks. In addition to the two dozen hits, Wheeling Central also drew a dozen base-on-balls.

Williamstown 7,

Tyler Consolidated 5

KIDWELL — Zane Ott drove in three runs for the visiting Yellow Jackets and Maxwell Molessa singled and doubled.

Ethan Clark singled and doubled to plate two runs for the Silver Knights. Owen Westbrook knocked in a run with two singles and Reese Davis singled and doubled.

River 7, Shadyside 6

HANNIBAL — The Pilots are chasing an OVAC Class 2A playoff bid and their win over the Tigers may have been the key to securing that final spot.

Trailing 3-1 entering the home half of the second, River put up six runs and held off Shadyside down the stretch.

Carson Makris and Hunter Nething plated two runs each as they evenly split four singles. Cooper Cisar singled twice to knock in a run and Lucas Dennis singled home a run.

Dennis went the first four innings on the mound to earn the win. He fanned six and walked one. Makris earned the three-inning save.

Jacob Allen drove in three runs for Shadyside with a pair of one-base raps. Ben Wach and Ryan Collins each had two singles. Losing pitcher Tyler Stotlemyer had a double and struck out five. Cole Micker had an RBI single.

Weir 11, Oak Glen 1

WEIRTON – The Red Riders capitalized on multiple miscues against the Golden Bears.

Weir recorded at least one run in all five innings in a battle of Hancock County rivals on a windy Wednesday.

Trace Cook picked up the win for the hosts. Cook went the distance striking out without walking a batter.

Individually for the Red Riders, Cayden Braswell, Colson Kimmel and Cook all collected a double and an RBI. G. Cross recorded a single and two RBI and Lucas McAllister tallied a base hit and an RBI.

Maddux McKay delivered an RBI single for Oak Glen.

Steubenville 4, Harrison Central 1

STEUBENVILLE — Bubby Reese turned in another strong performance on the mound and Big Red’s bats were able to capitalize on enough chances to earn a win over the visiting Huskies.

Big Red, which improved to 12-3 and won for the 11th time in the last 12 games, further solidified its spot in next week’s OVAC tournament with the win.


Magnolia 12, Cameron 2

CAMERON — Mallory McDiffitt threw a no-hitter as the Blue Eagles stopped the host Dragons in six innings. The junior struck out eight and walked a pair.

Alyssa Littleton drove in two runs with a triple and home run. Jessa Anderson had three RBI on two singles and Sophia Alexander singled three times to drive in a run.

Ashley Dobbs had both RBI for Cameron

Barnesville 8, River 2

SARDIS — The visiting Shamrocks (14-3) received a two-run homer from Payton Dudzik and a solo shot from Lily Welch in pocketing a road win.

Ella Betts starred inside the circle. She struck out eight, walked two and yielded just two singles.

Madelynn Tyson singled twice for Barnesville.

Ava Wohnhas struck out 10 and walked a pair of the Pilots (8-7).

Union Local 10, Beallsville 6

MORRISTOWN — Veteran softball coach Melissa Lahna earned her 250th career victory as the Jets flew past the visiting Blue Devils. Lahna coached at Bellaire for a long time before relocating to Union Local.

Lauren Miller collected three runs batted in with a single and triple. Alli Kellaway singled twice and doubled to drive in a run and winning pitcher Kylie Stidd singled and doubled to plate a run.

Caldwell 12, Monroe

Central 2

CALDWELL — The hosts scored all their runs in the final three innings against the visiting Seminoles.

Karsyn Muncy tripled for Monroe Central.

Harrison Central

14, Bellaire 0

ST. JOE — The Huskies collected as many hits as they scored runs in blanking the host Big Reds on the Bellaire Middle School diamond.

Isabel Yeager drove in four runs with a pair of doubles for the winners. Mikayla Pegreen doubled twice to knock in two, while Bailey Smith drove in three with a single and double. Olivia Tonbkovich had a twor-un double and Emma Skinner fanned eight, walked nine and scattered six hits.

Sidney Rowson singled and doubled for Bellaire. Allie Ault had two singles.

Wheeling Park 3, Oak Glen 0

WHEELING — The Patriots shutout the Golden Bears on their home turf Wednesday.

Delaney Rudolph and Isabelle Thomas each tallied RBI for Wheeling Park, while Abby Harmon and Brooke Reynolds combined for the shutout, Harmon earning the win and striking out six in four innings.


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