RICHMOND - Edison senior Mark Smyth tossed a no-hitter Monday at Jefferson Lake State Park as the Wildcats hung a 9-0 victory on visiting Martins Ferry.
"I really had stuff working tonight," said Smyth as the Wildcats raised their record to 13-2. "I didn't shake off a pitch."
Smyth struck out 14 and didn't walk a batter.
"Mark had command of all three pitches," said Edison coach Mike Collopy. "He and coach (Jim) Marcus they were on their games. Marky executed coach's pitches. He hit his spots.
"All of our guys have thrown well this year, but he was locked in today. He has definitely pitched really well the last couple of games."
Smyth, Josh Pasek, Greg Stagani and Alec Jones all had two hits.
"Offensively, we've been up and down, very inconsistent," said Collopy. "But, the last couple of games we've made better contact. We've been putting the ball in play and cutting down on our strikeouts."
Jones had four RBIs, with Smyth and Stagani collecting two each.
"I really didn't know before that inning, when a teammate told me what was going on," Smyth said. "I don't think they know they're not supposed to do that. I think I would have been freaking out if I knew completely what was going on earlier. I just tried to get ground balls and finish it off.
"My teammates were jumping all over me. They were all very happy for me. I couldn't have done it without them. They played a great game."
Smyth allowed two fly balls to the outfield.
"They were nice catches, too," he said.
Philip Hilt added an RBI and Nolan Marcus a single.
"The coaches have been putting an emphasis on hitting the ball lately and we've definitely been coming along as a team offensively," said Smyth, who pitched to one batter over the minimum.
Edison visits Vaccaro Field and Steubenville Big Red today.
Edison 9, Martins Ferry 0
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Edison 202 230 x - 9 9 1
MARTINS FERRY (8-10): Scott (LP, 2K, 7BB), Donahue (6, 0K, 0BB) and Donahue, Sutton (6).
EDISON (13-2): Smyth (14K, 0BB) and Glasure; Pasek D, S; Stagani 2D, 2rbi; Smyth D, S, 2rbi; Jones 2S, 4rbi; Hilt rbi; Marcus S.
get 10th win
TORONTO - The Red Knights scored five times in the bottom of the second inning and rode that inning to a 10-6 victory over visiting Buckeye Trail Monday at the Knight Baseball Complex.
Spenser Sninchak earned the win, going 6 innings. He fanned six and walked one and helped his cause at the place with three RBIs on a double and single.
Tyler Owens added a double and three RBIs, Ralph King two singles and two RBIs, Chez Glenn a double and RBI and Tyler Antinone a double.
Toronto (10-6) is in second place in the OVAC Class 2A standings.
The Red Knights host Weir High Wednesday.
Toronto 10, Buckeye Trail 6
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BUCKEYE TRAIL (11-5): Rowe (LP, 6K, 6BB), J. Rowe (6, 0K, 1BB) and Wildes; Z. Rowe 2S, rbi; J. Rose S, D, 3rbi; Hunter S, rbi.
TORONTO (10-4): Sninchak (WP, 6K, 1BB), Stewart (7, 1K, 0BB) and King; Sninchak D, S, 3rbi; Owens D, 3rbi; King 2S, 2rbi; Glenn D, rbi; Antinone D.
Crusaders win two
STEUBENVILLE - Monday at Vaccaro Field, Catholic Central defeated Oak Glen, 4-3, in eight innings in a game that started a week ago in New Cumberland but was halted in the top of the fifth inning by rain, and came back to beat the Golden Bears, 13-5, in a contest stopped in the bottom of the sixth inning due to darkness.
Designated hitter David Bertoia singled in the top of the eighth inning, was moved to third and scored on Adam Lyons' grounder.
Oak Glen scored in the bottom of the sixth inning to take it to extra innings. Tre Smith had a triple and two singles for the Golden Bears.
Bertoia and Brenton Colabella singled twice for Central.
Oak Glen scored three times in the top of the first inning off Crusaders starting pitcher Michael Barber, but Central came back with eight in the bottom of the first inning to give barber the win.
Bub Haddox started for the Golden Bears and did not record an out. Hissam tripled and Kole Koper and Steven barr doubles for Oak Glen.
Joey Irvin tripled, Jim Panella doubled and Alecks Porreca and Josh Merriman each singled twice for the winners, who host River Wednesday.
Catholic Central 4, Oak Glen 3
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Oak Glen 002 001 00 - 3 11 1
CATHOLIC CENTRAL: Panella (3K, 2BB), Porreca (WP, 5th, 0K, 1BB) and Merriman, Laukert (5); Grandinetti S; Bertoia 2S; Colabella 2S; Lyons D; Porreca S; Mihalyo S.
OAK GLEN: Steed (LP, 6K, 2BB) and Koper; Smith T, 2S; Hissam T, S.
Catholic Central 13, Oak Glen 5
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OAK GLEN (6-9): Haddox (LP, 0K, 4BB), Barr (1, 4K, 5BB), Hissam (5, 0K, 1bb) and Koper; Koper D; Hissam T; Barr D.
CATHOLIC CENTRAL (12-4): Barber (WP, 0K, 5BB), Lyons (5, 0K, 2BB) and Laukert, Merriman (4); Irvin T; Panella D; Murphy S; Lyons S; Porreca 2S; Pieniazek S; Merriman 2S.