WEIRTON - The Central softball team scored six runs in the first, four in the sixth, and added an insurance run in the seventh to overpower homestanding Weir 11-3 Monday.
Paige Creamer went six innings for the Crusaders, striking out eight Red Riders' batters. Lara Householder came on in the seventh in relief for one scoreless frame.
At the plate for Central Allee Vandeborne led the way with four singles and three RBI. Creamer helped her own cause, smacking two singles and driving in two runs. Sara Moziejko added a double and two RBI with Kayla Lloyd picking up a single and an RBI and Ashlynne Daley driving in one run on a single.
Meikka Buffo had a home run and a single for the Red Riders with Caitlyn Fodor adding a pair of triples, Danica Rasicci hitting two singles, and Taylor Gianangeli picking up a double.
Central (1-0) is on the road again today against Buckeye Trail.
Steubenville Central 11, Weir 3
Central 600 004 1 - 11 16 2
Weir 101 100 0 - 3 8 3
CENTRAL (1-0): Creamer (WP, 8K, 3BB), Householder (7th, 1K, 0BB) and Clark. Vandeborne 4S, 3RBI; Giannamore S; Creamer 2S, 2RBI; Lloyd S, D; Sommers S; Knight S; Moziejko D, 2RBI; Mirabella S; Lloyd S, 2RBI; Daley S, RBI; Gulan S.
WEIR: Fuccy (0K, 3BB), DiBacco (1st 2K, 0BB) and Buffo. Buffo S, HR, RBI; Gianageli D; Fodor 2T; Rasicci 2S; Zatezalo S.
Blue Dons claw Bears
WEIRTON - The Madonna softball team erased a 3-0 deficit after a half-inning and went on to beat visiting Oak Glen, 17-7, in three innings Monday at Starvaggi Park.
The Blue Dons scored three in the bottom of the first and answered a run by the Golden Bears in the top of the second with an eight-spot of their own in the bottom of the second. They finished the game with six in the bottom of the third.
Letti Quatrochi, Sara Lyons and Emily Pietranton each singled twice for Madonna. Quattrochi picked up the win.
Maddison McPherson singled twice for Oak Glen.
Madonna 17 Oak Glen 7
Oak Glen 313 - 7 6 2
Madonna 386 - 17 10 6
OAK GLEN: Cunningham (4K, 6BB) Murray (2nd, 1K, 5BB) and Pryor; McPherson 2S; Murray S; Cunningham S; Pryor S; Maxwell S.
MADONNA (1-2): Quattrochi (5K 1BB) and Alongi; Quattrochi 2S, Lyons 2S; Pietranton 2S; Hvizdak S; Paul S; Anile S; A. Magnone S.
Redskins blast Potters
EAST LIVERPOOL - The Indian Creek softball team pounded 16 hits in an 18-0 victory over host East Liverpool Monday.
Paige DeMattio collected four RBIs on a home run, double and single. Ashley Starr earned the win on the mound and singled four times for three RBIs. Brey Mays added two doubles and a single and Page Geanangel homered and singled for an RBI.
Indian Creek 18, East Liverpool 0
Indian Creek 294 12 - 18 16 0
East Liverpool 000 00 - 0 1 6
INDIAN CREEK (1-0): Starr (WP, 7K, 0BB), Geanangel (5, 2K, 1BB) and Orr; Mays 2-2B, 1B; Starr 4-1B, 3RBI; DeMattio HR, 2B, 1B, 4RBI; Geanangel HR, 1B, RBI; Maley 3B; Markja 2B.
EAST LIVERPOOL (0-1): Davis (LP, 1K, 2BB) and George; Clutter 2B.
Red Knights stop Tigers
WELLSVILLE - The Toronto softball team scored four runs in each of the first two innings and went on for a 20-6 victory over homestanding Wellsville Monday.
Shane Sears earned the win. She fanned five and walked two. Cari Horne went the final two innings.
Horne and Brittany Anderson each collected four singles and four RBIs. Sears, Chelsey Anderson and Kaylee Yasho each delivered two singles. Carly Cooper had a double and single and Maddie Stoica a double.
Toronto 20, Wellsville 6
Toronto 440 336 - 20 23 3
Wellsville 101 130 - 6 8 2
TORONTO (1-0): Sears (WP, 5K, 2BB), Horne (5, 2K, 2BB) and Brown, Stoica (5); Horne 4S, 4rbi; B. Anderson 4S, 4rbi; Sears 2S; C. Anderson 2S; Yasho 2S; Cooper D, S; Stoica D.
WELLSVILLE (0-1): Lambardozzi (LP, 1K, 5BB), Russell (6, 0K, 0BB) and Isiser; Lambardozzi D, T; Dalrymple D, S; Russel; D, S.