From staff reports
RAYLAND - The Buckeye Local baseball team picked up win numbers two and three at home Saturday against Weir.
Game one came down to the last out as the Panthers trailed 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh with two outs with Lucas Ostovich drilled a two-run single to claim the 3-2 victory.
SATURDAY BALL — Steubenville Big Red’s Lucky McClurg lays down a bunt in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of Streetsboro, 9-0, 10-0, at Vaccaro Field.
-- Mike Mathison
Starting pitcher Chase Hopkins pitched well for Buckeye Local, giving up just two runs in six frames while striking out six. Ostovich was the pitcher of record, throwing a scoreless top of the seventh before his game ending heroics.
Zac Knuutila and Jeremy Swartzmiller each had a single and a RBI for the Red Riders in game one.
The 11-4 game two final score wasn't as close, but it was a tight game until the Panthers broke open a 4-4 game with four runs in the bottom of the fifth and then three more in the bottom of the sixth to put the game away.
Austin Marshall earned the win on the hill for Buckeye Local going six innings and striking out four. Ostovich pitched another scoreless seventh in relief.
Josh Malesky had three singles, a double, and four RBI to pace the Panthers at the plate. Hopkins added three singles and two RBI.
Josh Russell led the Red Riders with a single, a triple and two RBI.
Buckeye Local (3-8) travels to Edison Monday.
Buckeye Local 3, Weir 2
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WEIR: Viakley (LP, 6K, 0BB) and Curtis. Viakley 2S; Swartzmiller S, RBI; Knuutila S, RBI.
BUCKEYE LOCAL: Hopkins (6K, 2BB), Ostovich (WP, 7th, 0K, 0BB) and Slaga. Ostovich S, 2RBI.
Buckeye Local 11, Weir 4
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WEIR (3-10): Mendenhall (LP, 2K, 1BB) , Russell (6th, 2K, 1BB) and Knuutila; Russell S, T, 2RBI; Duke 2S; Schwartzmiller S, 2RBI
BUCKEYE LOCAL (3-8): Marshall (WP, 4K, 5BB), Ostovich (7th, 1K, 0BB) and Slaga, Roth (7). Hopkins 3S, 2rbi; Malesky 3S, D, 3RBI; Duncan 2S, RBI; Borkoski S, 2RBI.
Edison drops two
RICHMOND - The Edison baseball team dropped a pair of 3-0 decisions at home Saturday to Alliance.
In game one Mark Smyth pitched a solid game striking out seven without any walks in seven innings. Smyth also had both Wildcats' hits in the game with two singles.
In game two Nolan Marcus was tough, giving up only three first inning runs before shutting down Alliance the rest of the way. Marcus struck out five and walked three. Smyth, Chad Wickham, and Alec Jones each had a single in the outing.
Edison (7-2) hosts Buckeye Local Monday.
Alliance 3, Edison 0
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Alliance: Cannon (8K, 2BB) and Grimes. Grimes S, D; Bugara S RBI.
EDISON: Smyth (LP, 7K, 0BB) and Bertha. Smyth 2S.
Alliance 3, Edison 0
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Edison 000 000 0 - 0 3 2
ALLIANCE: Bugara (WP, 5K, 5BB), Whitaker (5th, 4K, 0BB) and Grimes. Grimes D, 2RBI; Pisanelo D, RBI.
EDISON (7-2): Marcus (LP, 5K, 3BB) and Glasure. Smyth S; Wickham S; Jones S.
Big Red wins a pair
STEUBENVILLE - The Big Red baseball team swept Streetsboro with 9-0 and 10-0 wins at Vaccaro Field Saturday.
Justin Corsi was dominant in the game one win striking out eight and walking one while scattering three hits over seven frames. Bryan Pierro had two doubles and a RBI. Lucky McClurg, JoJo Pierro, Ryan Vojvodich, and Matt Petrella each had a single and a RBI as well.
Game two saw Petrella and JoJo Pierro combine for the shut out with Petrella picking up the win in the start and Pierro entering in the fifth. McClurg had a double, single, and two RBI with Brian Pierro had two singles and two RBI. JoJo Pierro, Petrella, and John Linn each had a single and a RBI.
Big Red hosts Buckeye Local Tuesday.
Big Red 9, Streetsboro 0
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STREETSBORO: M. Bailey (LP, 2K, 4BB) and N. Bailey. M. Bailey S; Dixon S; Kelly S.
BIG RED: Corsi (WP, 8K, 1BB) and Vojvodich. B. Pierro 2D, RBI; McClurg S, RBI; J. Pierro S, RBI; Vojvodich S, RBI; Petrella S, RBI.
Big Red 10, Streetsboro 0
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STREETSBORO: Gency (LP, 1K, 0BB), Nixon (3rd 3K, 1BB) and Dynowski. Simpkins S; Gency S; Gill S.
BIG RED (8-2): Petrella (WP, 3K, 4BB), J. Pierro (5th, 4K, 1BB) and Vojvodich. B. Pierro 2S, 2RBI; McClurg S, D, 2RBI; J. Pierro S, RBI; Petrella S, RBI; Linn S, RBI.
Toronto blanks Rockets
TORONTO - The Toronto baseball team rolled past an overmatched Conotton Valley squad 10-0 in five frames Saturday at the Knight Baseball Complex.
Spenser Sninchak threw five scoreless innings, striking out six and walking none to pick up the win. Ralph King drove in three runs with a double while Tyler Antinone drove in two on two singles and John Romey knocked in two with a double of his own.
Toronto is at Brooke on Monday.
Toronto 10, Conotton Valley 0
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CONOTTON VALLEY: Johnson (LP, 2K, 1BB), Shunt (5th, 0K, 0BB) and Bulingher. McNut S; Johnson S.
TORONTO (8-1): Sninchak (WP, 6K, 0BB) and King. Owens 3S; King D, 3RBI; Antinone 2S, 2RBI; Johnson S; Romey D, 2RBI.
Bobcats sweep Redskins
WINTERSVILLE - Indian Creek dropped a pair to Cambridge Saturday afternoon at Muth Field in completed different manners.
The Bobcats scored a run in the top of the ninth on a game-winning single by Rylee Rogers for a 3-2 victory and came back with four runs in each of the first two innings for a 12-0 win in five innings.
Indian Creek fell to 2-9.
Jordan Yeater pitched into the ninth for the Redskins. He fanned four and walked none in taking the loss. Alex Young, Ty Yocum and Zack Williams all singled for the Redskins, who finished the day with five singles and 11 errors in two games.
Cambridge 3, Indian Creek 2
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CAMBRIDGE: Endley (8K, 4BB), Sunnafranks (6, WP, 1K, 2BB) and Rogers; Antalis 3S; Rogers 2S, rbi (GW RBI); Wilson 2S, D; Francis 2S, rbi.
INDIAN CREEK: J. Yeater (LP, 4K, 0BB), Rath (9, 1K, 1BB) and Orr; Al. Young S; Yocum S; Williams S, rbi; Smith rbi.
Cambridge 12, Indian Creek 0
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CAMBRIDGE (10-1): Standiford (WP, 4K, 3BB) and Rogers; Ford 2S; Antalis 2S, D 4rbi; Rogers S, rbi; Roller rbi; Hardesty S, D, 2rbi; Ritz rbi.
INDIAN CREEK (2-9): Bolyog (LP, 0K, 0BB), Rath (2, 0K, 2BB), C. Yeater (3, 2K, 4BB), Smith (5, 0K, 0BB) and Orr; Al. Young S; Bolyog S.
Oak Glen rolls
NEW MANCHESTER - The Oak Glen baseball team pounded out 26 hits leading to 27 runs in a doubleheader sweep over Wellsville Saturday afternoon at the Field of Dreams Complex at Oak Glen.
Keyed by 10 hits and a combined no-hitter, the Golden Bears defeated the Tigers, 10-0, in Game 1 before pounding out 14 hits in a 17-4 victory in Game 2.
"Yeah, it was a good day," Oak Glen (5-6) head coach Lou Nagy said. "We had a lot of kids playing today. We got our pitchers rung out a little bit. That was a good thing, and we got some timely hits. We haven't been getting them. Yeah, it was a pretty good day.
"Dave is doing a good job with those guys. They are where we were five years ago. He has got a lot of good kids. Dave is a real good coach, and he is going to get those guys coming along. There is no doubt in my mind."
Steve Barr and Jeff Hissam combined to pitch a no-hitter in the opener. Barr was the winning pitcher. He struck out nine and walked two in his three innings of work on the mound.
Offensively, Hissam was 2-for-4 with four RBI, Bub Haddox delivered two triples and catcher Kole Koper and Barr each recorded two hits and an RBI.
Haddox picked up the win in the second game for the Golden Bears in relief of starter Kyle Woodruff. Haddox struck out six, walked one and allowed one run in 2.1 innings of work.
Offensively, Smith went 3-for-4 with two triples and an RBI, Barr recorded two singles, a triple and three RBI and Haddox delivered a single, a double and two RBI. Also, Hissam had two singles and an RBI, Brandon Englehart tallied a triple and an RBI.
Oak Glen plays Catholic Central Monday.
Oak Glen 10, Wellsville 0
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WELLSVILLE: McIntosh (LP, 5K, 2BB) and Michael Call.
OAK GLEN: Steve Barr (WP, 9K, 2BB) and Koper. Hissam 2S; 4RBI; Haddox 2T; Koper 2S, RBI; Barr 2S, RBI; Smith 2S; Steed 2S.
Oak Glen 17, Wellsville 4
Wellsville 120 10 - 4 5 1
Oak Glen 336 5x - 17 14 0
WELLSVILLE: Reed (LP, 2K, 4BB), Barnes (5th, 1K, 3BB), Roe (5th, 0K, 3BB) and Call. Dye , RBI; Reed D; Barnes D; McIntosh S; Roe S.
OAK GLEN: Wooddruff (3K, 4BB), Haddox (2nd, WP, 6K, 2BB), Steed (5th, 2K, 0BB) and Smith, Bailey (4). Smith 2T, S, RBI; Barr 2S, T, 3RBI; Haddox S, D, 2RBI; Hissam 2S, RBI; Englehart T, RBI; Steed 2S'; McLaughlin S.
Huskies split with Tigers
SHADYSIDE - After coughing up a seven-run lead and losing game one of a Saturday twinbill, Justin Clifford's Harrison Central combine got mad. Then, the Huskies got even.
Shadyside's Tigers roared back for a 10-8 triumph in Saturday's opener. But Harrison regrouped nicely and gained a split via a 10-3 game two decision.
"We haven't done a great job handling adversity in a couple games and that showed (in the opener)," Clifford advised. "Considering how that game played out, it's nice to come back strong. We talked about it between games."
Harrison Central, a vastly improved club in Clifford's initial season as skipper, takes a 6-5 record into Monday's encounter against Bellaire at Cadiz.
Harrison sent 13 hitters to the plate to open Saturday's double dip. Centerfielder Rasheen Mitchell knocked in a tally and third baseman Nick Staten plated a pair with a base knock. Another tally came home when pitcher Nick Pelegreen was hit by an Austin Dorris pitch with the bases juiced.
Shadyside was guilty of four first inning fielding misplays, aiding the Huskies' uprising.
The Orange worked their way back, starting in the second frame on a run-scoring single off the bat of freshman third baseman Luke Nardo.
Shadyside struck for six more runs in the fifth to forge a 7-7 knot.
Cody Hudson hammered an RBI base hit. Nardo contributed his second run-scoring base rap of the afternoon and leadoff hitter Jarrod Brooks singled in another.
In the Tigers' sixth, Dorris delivered a go-ahead base hit, scoring Kody Kubancic. Pelegreen later plunked designated hitter Zach Meadows with the bases loaded and Brooks capped the inning with his second RBI knock of the day.
Harrison's Dieken Rose reached and scored in the top of the seventh before Dorris slammed the door to earn the comeback decision.
Harrison senior Hunter Yarnell successfully stopped the bleeding with a sharp, three-hit complete game mound outing in Saturday's nightcap. Yarnell compiled four strikeouts and two walks.
Shadyside 10, Harrison Central 8
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HARRISON CENTRAL: Pelegreen (WP) and Hynman.
SHADYSIDE: Dorris (LP) and Kubancic.
Harrison Central 10, Shadyside 3
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HARRISON CENTRAL: Yarnell (WP) and Hynman.
SHADYSIDE: Hudson (LP), Frizzi (7) and Dorris.