RICHMOND - Junior Kiley Staley ripped a two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning and that was the difference as the Harrison Central softball team went back to Cadiz with a 3-1 victory over host Edison Tuesday at Jefferson Lake State Park.
Edison scored a run in the bottom of the third inning for a 1-1 score.
Freshman Katie Ellzy earned the win. She struck out eight and walked two. Brooke Shultz added a pair of doubles. Harrison Central entertains Buckeye Local today.
Kristin Prokopakis had two singles and Molly McCoy a single and double for the Wildcats, who host Steubenville today.
Both teams had seven hits.
Harrison Central 3, Edison 1
Harrison Central 001 020 0 - 3 7 1
Edison 000 100 0 - 1 7 3
HARRISON CENTRAL (10-3): Ellzy (WP, 8K, 2BB) and Dodds; Shultz 2S; Staley S, HR, 2rbi; Dunfee D; Parkinson S; Dunlap S.
EDISON (7-4): Tice (LP, 4K, 3BB) and Sheets; Kr. Prokopakis 2S; Snyder S; Ka. Prokopakis S; McCoy D, S; Smith S.
Panthers win 10th
STEUBENVILLE - Buckeye Local scored nine times in the top of the fourth inning and went on to beat host Steubenville Big Red, 21-8, Tuesday, earning the Panthers their 10th win of the season.
Big Red had an answer for Buckeye Local through two innings, when the Panthers held a 9-7 lead.
Karlee Leonard led Buckeye Local's offense with two singles, a double and a three-run homer for five RBIs. Kaylee Decesare added three singles, Taryn Tonkovich three singles and two RBIs and Kierstyn Czuchran a single and double.
Sierra Fields had a single and a home run for Big Red.
Buckeye Local 21, Big Red 8
Buckeye Local 450 93 - 21 17 1
Big Red 340 10 - 8 6 3
BUCKEYE LOCAL (10-5): Starcher (WP, 4K, 3BB) and Nest, Faulkner (4); Tonkovich 3S, 2RBI; Leonard 2S, D, HR, 5RBI; Czuchran S, D; Decesare 3S.
BIG RED (2-10): Marker (LP) and Barker; Fields S, HR, rbi.
Toronto beats Bishops
TORONTO - The Toronto softball team used a big fifth inning and a strong pitching performance to a 9-1 home victory over Bishop Donahue Tuesday.
The Red Knights broke open a 3-1 game with six runs in the bottom of the fifth and Carrie Horne threw a complete game four hitter that saw her strike out six and walk only two.
Horne and Brittany Anderson both had two singles to lead Toronto offensively. Madison Stoica added a double.
Toronto (5-6) travels to Steubenville Central today.
Toronto 9, Bishop Donahue 1
Bishop Donahue 000 010 0 - 1 4 4
Toronto 100 260 x - 9 9 2
BISHOP DONAHUE: Guzek (LP, 3K, 7BB) and Scott. Falloba S; Rush S; Carol 2S.
TORONTO (5-6): Horne (WP, 6K, 2BB) and Stoica. Horne 2S; Stoica D; Sears S; C. Anderson S; Cooper S; Yanok S; Schaming S; B. Anderson 2S.
Brooke falls to University
WELLSBURG - The Brooke softball team dropped a 6-1 decision at home Tuesday to University.
Courtney Rine had a double for the Bruins while Katie O'Connell, Cassi Camilletti, Kristen Ewing and Marena Cline each had a single.
Brooke (5-11) hosts Morgantown today.
University 6, Brooke 1
University 201 102 0 - 6 10 2
Brooke 001 000 0 - 1 5 3
UNIVERSITY: Bryner (WP, 9K, 1BB) and DeSantis. Meyers 2S; Riddle 3S.
BROOKE (5-11): K. Reardon (LP, 3K, 0BB), Kuchinski (7th, 1K, 0BB) and S. Reardon. O'Connell S; Camilletti S; Rine D; Ewing S; Cline S.
Brooke drops tough one
WELLSBURG - The Brooke baseball team came back from a 5-1 deficit at home to take a 6-5 lead after five innings only to ultimately drop a 7-6 decision to University when the visitors scored one run in each of the sixth and seventh frames.
Steven Jeffries had a single and a three-run home run to lead the Bruins. Austin Schambach had three singles and two RBI and Heath Hildreth picked up a pair of singles.
Brooke (8-7) heads to Magnolia today.
University 7, Brooke 6
University 050 001 1 - 7 7 3
Brooke 103 020 0 - 6 10 5
UNIVERSITY: Montague (3K, 5BB), Saunders (4th, WP, 4K, 0BB) and Renner. Kinney S, D, 2RBI; Hart D, RBI; Renner S, RBI; Saunders D.
BROOKE (8-7): Walker (1K, 4BB), Jeffries (6th, LP, 2K, 2BB) and Breen. Hildreth 2S; Breen S; Jeffires S, 3-run HR; Pellen D; Welch S; Schambach 3S, 2RBI.