TORONTO - The Central softball team proved too much for homestanding Toronto Thursday with a 19-2 five-inning victory.
Pitcher Paige Creamer picked up the win for the Crusaders with Lara Householder pitching a scoreless fifth in relief. Kayla Lloyd led the Crusaders with three singles, a double and four RBIs. Creamer had three doubles and drove in three runs. Micca Mirabella chipped in with three singles, a double and an RBI.
Cari Horne and Mariah Turner each had a single and drove in a run for the Red Knights.
Central is in action again today at Shadyside while Toronto hosts a doubleheader against Martins Ferry Saturday.
Catholic Central 19, Toronto 2
Central 392 50 - 19 18 1
Toronto 002 00 - 2 4 5
CENTRAL (3-0): Creamer (WP, 6K, 3BB), Householder (5th 1K, 1BB) and Clark, Gulan (4). K. Lloyd 3S, D, 4RBI; Creamer 3D, 3RBI; Mirabella 3S, D, RBI; Daley D, RBI; Gulan S; Clark 2S, RBI; Sommers S; M. Lloyd D; Giannamore S, RBI; Moziejko RBI.
TORONTO (1-1): Horne (LP, 2K, 1BB), Sears (3rd, 0K, 1BB) and Brown, Stoica (3). Horne S, RBI; Turner S, RBI; Anderson D; Cooper S.
Big Red edged by Union Local
MORRISTOWN - The Steubenville Big Red softball team lost a heartbreaker at Union Local 4-3 on a seventh inning walkoff double by the Jets.
Mytia Barker led Big Red with a single and two RBI. Sierra Fields added a double and Christina Archer drove in a run.
Big Red (1-3) hosts John Marshall today.
Union Local 4, Big Red 3
Big Red 102 000 0 - 3 4 5
Union Local 100 020 1 - 4 6 5
BIG RED (1-3): Marker (0K, 5BB), Perrino (LP, 7th, 0K, 0BB) and Barker. Fields, D; Barker, S, 2 RBI; Archer, RBI.
UNION LOCAL (2-2): Minamyer (WP, 5K, 1BB) and Keiser. Minamyer, D; Sliva, S, RBI; Brahler, S, RBI; Swallie, D, game-winning RBI.
Weir falls to Magnolia
WEIRTON - The Weir softball team was shut out by Magnolia 5-0 Thursday at Weir High School.
Danica Rasicci had a double for the Red Riders while Haley McLaughlin, Ashlynn Drizake, Emily Zatezalo and Kelly LeMasters each had a single.
Micah DiBacco took the loss.
Weir (1-5) hosts Bishop Donahue for a Saturday doubleheader.
Magnolia 5, Weir 0
Magnolia 002 201 0 - 5 10 2
Weir 000 000 0 - 0 5 7
MAGNOLIA: Tharp (WP, 10K, 2BB) and Bosley. Tharp 2D, S, RBI; Chapman S, 2RBI; Dawson 3S; Wells S, 2RBI.
WEIR (1-5): DiBacco (LP, 4K, 0BB) and Buffo. Rasicci D; McLaughlin S; Drizake S; Zatezalo S; LeMasters S.
Brooke loses to University
MORGANTOWN - The Brooke softball team dropped an 11-3 decision at University Thursday.
Shannon Reardon had two singles and a double, Katie O'Connell had three singles, Kelsey Welsh had two singles, and Courtney Rine had a single for the Bruins. Kaylee Kuchinski took the loss.
Brooke is at Wheeling Central Saurday at noon for a double header.
University 11, Brooke 3
Brooke 300 00 - 3 9 5
University 230 15 - 11 14 1
BROOKE (3-5): Kuchinski (LP, 2K, 0BB) and S. Reardon; S. Reardon 2S, D; O'Connell 3S; Welsh 2S; Rine S.
UNIVERSITY: Briner (WP, 8K, 2BB) and DeSantis; Meyers 2S; Rowe 2S; Riddle 3S; Kolar S, D.
Oak Glen tops Red Riders
WEIRTON - The Oak Glen boys tennis team defeated Weir High, 6-1, Thursday at Starvaggi Park.
The Golden Bears swept the singles matches as Tyler Brown beat Alex Hannah and Zach Brown beat Chad Hensley by 8-2 scores. Josh Lehman defeated Stephen White and Addison Sayre defeated Blake Cassels by 8-0 scores.
In doubles play, Brown and Brown beat Hannah and Hensley, 8-5 and Lehman and Sayre beat Steven Maragos and Matt Barnes, 8-2.
Weir's point came when Shane Davis and Nick Village stopped Alex Bennett and Teddy Adkins, 8-4.
Bruins slip past Hawks
MORGANTOWN - The Brooke boys tennis team raised its record to 7-1 with a 4-3 victory over host University Thursday.
The Bruins won two doubles matches as Bruce Kesling and Ryan Mezan beat Ben Paul and Alex Gutierrez, 8-3, and Josh Harrick and Franco Lewis stopped Jimmy Yuan and Brett Atkinson, 8-2.
The Hawks won the No. 1 doubles match as Abe Valenzuela and Jesse Bierer stopped Brian Gialluco and Jackson Carey, 8-3.
In singles action, Valenzuela beat Gialluco 8-2, Carey defeated Bierer 8-2, Paul downed Kesling 8-6 and Mezan defeated Gutierrez 8-2.
Linsly nips Big Red
STEUBENVILLE - The Linsly tennis team nipped Steubenville Big Red, 3-2, Thursday at Belleview Park.
The Cadets won two singles matches as Jose Bird beat Michael Nodianos 6-1, 6-1 and Marcus Saludes defeated Harold Malone 7-5, 6-2. Big Red's Aaron Bottegal blanked Nate Marhefka 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles activity, Linsly's Weston Mead and Nick Kinyanjuri beat Brandon Llewellyn and Michael Petrides 6-0, 6-1 and Big Red's Tyler Casto and Josh Fordham beat Fernando Zavaka and Justin Kim 6-3, 6-1.
FUS softball loses
GREENSBURG, Pa. - The Franciscan University of Steubenville softball team dropped two 10-0 contests Thursday at the University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg.
The Barons totaled just three hits on the day.
FUS?is 0-16 and visits D'Youville College Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.