WELLSBURG - Brooke manufactured two runs - one in the first inning and one in the fifth - for a 2-0 win over visiting Toronto Monday in a pitcher's duel.
The Bruins' Brent Pellen struck out three and walked none, while his counterpart, Tyler Owens, fanned seven and walked three as they both went the distance.
"Both kids threw phenomenal ballgames," said Brooke coach Ron Ujcich. "They both threw strikes, kept their players in the game and everyone played defense behind them."
SAFE AT HOME — Brooke’s Russell Schwertfeger is called safe at home in front of Toronto catcher Ralph King as the Bruins’ Steve Jeffries looks on Monday in Wellsburg. Schwertfeger scored a first-inning run in the 2-0 win over Toronto.
-- Mike Mathison
They each allowed four hits.
"The one that hurt Owens was the walk in the first inning," said Ujcich.
Russell Schwertfeger opened the bottom of the first with a walk. He was bunted to second, stole third and scored on Nick Breen's groundout to third as he beat the throw home from the first baseman.
Brooke did it again in the fifth.
Schwertfeger had an infield single, was sacrificed to second and scored on Breen's single.
"They made the plays in the field," said Toronto head coach Brian Perkins. "Their pitcher threw strikes and we were unable to get hits when we needed them.
"Coach Ujcich and his staff have that team playing really well right now."
Brooke is 8-6. The Bruins host University today and travel to Magnolia Wednesday.
"We have told the kids to do the little things right and the big things will come," said Ujcich. "Our pitchers are working ahead of the batters and keeping our defense alive and alert and the defense is making plays.
"Although we missed a few opportunities tonight, we are getting the timely hitting. We are moving kids up and getting them in.
"Brent threw a great game. He was throwing strikes and getting on top of batters. When you have that from your pitcher, you are going to have success."
Toronto hosts Weirton Madonna Wednesday.
"We better be ready," said Perkins.
Brooke 2, Toronto 0
Toronto 000 000 0 - 0 4 1
Brooke 100 010 x - 2 4 0
TORONTO (8-2): Owens (LP, 7K, 3BB) and King; Owens S; Sninchak S; Goddard D; King S.
BROOKE (8-6): Pellen (WP, 3K, 0BB) and Breen; Schwertfeger S; Breen S, 2rbi; Jeffries D; Pellen D.
Edison beats Panthers
RICHMOND - Greg Stagani sat down 10 Buckeye Local batters via the strikeout and Edison raised its record to 8-2 with a 6-2 victory over the Panthers Monday at Jefferson Lake State Park.
The Wildcats, who host Bellaire Wednesday, scored four times in the bottom of the third inning to break a 1-1 score.
Alec Jones and Philip Hilt each had a single and two RBIs, while Koby Scronce added a single and RBI. Mark Smyth added a double.
Shane Duncan collected three singles for the Panthers (3-9). Josh Malesky and Brian Zeroski both added RBI singles.
Edison 6, Buckeye Local 2
Buckeye Local 010 001 0 - 2 5 0
Edison 014 001 x - 6 6 1
BUCKEYE LOCAL (3-9): Malesky (LP, 2K, 5BB) and Slaga; Duncan 3S; Malesky S, rbi; Zeroski S, rbi.
EDISON (8-2): Stagani (WP, 10K, 1KK) and Bertha; Jones S, 2rbi; Hilt S, 2rbi; Sronce S, rbi; Stagani S; Smyth D, Rawlings S.
Redskins ground Jets
MORRISTOWN - Indian Creek senior Ashley Starr picked up her sixth win of the season in Monday's 8-3 victory over host Union Local.
The Redskins scored six times in the first two innings en route to their 10th win in 11 starts.
Paige Geanangel had a single, double and triple, while Paige DeMattio collected a single, two doubles and an RBI. Starr and Alexis Monroe each had two singles.
Indian Creek visits Weir High today and St. Clairsville Wednesday.
Indian Creek 8, Union Local 3
Indian Creek 420 200 0 - 8 11 2
Union Local 001 020 0 - 3 4 3
INDIAN CREEK (10-1): Starr (WP, 11K, 4BB) and Orr; Starr 2S; DeMattio S, 2D, rbi; Geanangel S, D, T; Monroe 2S; Mays S.
UNION LOCAL (6-8): Bethel (LP, 2K, 3BB) and Keiser; Minnemeyer T; Stack T; Sliva S; Brahler S.
Wildcats nip Panthers
RICHMOND - Edison's Caitlin Brenstuhl and Buckeye Local's Angie Primovic each gave up four hits, but the Wildcats walked away with a 3-2 victory Monday at Jefferson Lake State Park.
Brenstuhl struck out four and walked two as Edison raised its record to 7-3.
Kayla Prokopakis had two RBIs on sacrifice flies, Trisha Trifonoff an RBI single and Kristin Prokopakis two singles for the Wildcats.
Primovic walked two in the loss.
Dana Bettineschi and Kierstyn Czuchran each hit solo home runs for the Panthers. Bettineschi added a single.
Edison hosts Harrison Central today, while Buckeye Local (8-5) visits Steubenville.
Edison 3, Buckeye Local 2
Buckeye Local 000 001 1 - 2 4 2
Edison 101 010 x - 3 4 0
BUCKEYE LOCAL (8-5): Primovic (LP, 0K, 2BB) and Nest; Bettineschi HR, S, rbi; Czuchran HR, rbi; Decesare S.
EDISON (7-3): Brenstuhl (4K, 2BB) and Sheets; Kr. Prokopakis 2S; Brenstuhl S; Trifonoff S, rbi; Ka. Prokopakis 2rbi.
Cadets defeat Blue Dons
WEIRTON - Linsly, down 7-1, scored nine times in the top of the sixth inning and added one in the top of the seventh for an 11-7 victory over host Weirton Madonna Monday at Starvaggi Park.
The Cadets finished with three triples and six players with a multi-hit game as they raised their record to 5-7.
Weirton Madonna (4-4) hosts Steubenville Catholic Central today.
Emalee Hvizdak had a home run and a single to pace the Blue Dons. Sara Lyons added two singles and a double and Isabella Anile a double.
Amanda Pulice took the loss.
Linsly 11, Weirton Madonna 7
Linsly 000 109 1 - 11 14 1
Weirton Madonna 240 100 0 - 7 10 2
LINSLY: Johnson (3K, 2BB), Smith (WP, 4, 2K, 0BB) and Muster; Steinkirchner T, 2S; Cecil T; Smith T; Miller 2S; Pulver 2S; Tennant 2S.
WEIRTON MADONNA (4-4): Pulice (LP, 4K, 2BB), Quattrochi (7, 2K, 0BB) and Alongi, A. Magnone (7); Hvizdak HR, S, rbi; Lyons D, 2S; Anile D; Moss S; Pietranton S; S. Magnone S; Paul S.
Huskies win again
CADIZ - Freshman pitcher Katie Ellzy fanned 10 and threw a three-hitter Monday as Harrison Central earned a 4-1 victory over Bellaire at Sally Buffalo Park.
Paige Dunlap doubled and singles and Summer Gladman singled twice to lead the Huskies. Katie Parkinson singled in a pair of runs.
Harrison Central visits Edison today.
Harrison Central 4, Bellaire 1
Bellaire 001 000 0 - 1 3 4
Harrison Central 200 011 x - 4 6 0
BELLAIRE: Ging (LP, 3K, 3BB) and Garloch; Garloch S, rbi; Fry S; Marlin S.
HARRISON CENTRAL (9-3): Ellzy (WP, 10K, 4BB) and Dodds; Dunlap D, S; Gladman 2S; Parkinson S, 2rbi; Caldwell S, rbi.
Monarchs beat Brooke
GLEN DALE - Amy Rotriga threw a three-inning no-hitter Monday as John Marshall defeated visiting Brooke, 14-2. She struck out six and walked six.
The Monarchs totaled 13 hits, while the Bruins finished with three errors.
Brooke hosts University today.
John Marshall 14, Brooke 2
Brooke 020 - 2 0 3
John Marshall 3(11)x - 14 13 0
BROOKE (5-10): Kuchinski (1K, 1BB and Reardon.
JOHN MARSHALL (14-2): Rotriga (WP, 6K, 6BB and Lewicki; Lewicki 2S, D, 2rbi; George 2D, 2rbi; Howard D, HR, 3rbi; Garcia S, D, 3rbi.