STEUBENVILLE - The Central softball team defeated Weir 5-2 on senior night at Steve Zamana Field Thursday.
Crusaders head coach Jim DiCarlo glowed about his quartet of 12th-graders - Paige Creamer, Sara Moziejko, Allee Vandeborne and Kayla Lloyd.
"I can't express how appreciative I am for their senior leadership and how much they helped the younger players," said DiCarlo. "They were really nice and helpful with the underclassmen. They did a wonderful job providing senior leadership and dedication."
MAKING THE PLAY — Central second baseman Allee Vandeborne to first for an out during the Crusaders’ 5-2 win over Weir Thursday in Steubenville.
-- Fred Younce
Creamer picked up the win in the circle with an 11-strikeout performance and helped herself at the plate with a single and two RBIs. Micca Mirabella added two singles.
For the Red Riders Danica Rasicci and Brianna Rosnick each had a single and an RBI.
Central (18-5) travels to Martins Ferry today for a doubleheader. Weir is preparing for its West Virginia Class AA Region 1 match up with Magnolia next Thursday.
Central 5, Weir 2
Weir 000 110 0 - 2 4 1
Central 000 230 x - 5 6 1
WEIR: Dibacco (3K, 0BB), Pratt (4th, 1K, 3BB), Fuccy (5th 0k, 2BB) Rosnick, Buffo (3). Buffo s; Rasicci s, rbi; Gianangeli d; Rosnick s, rbi.
CENTRAL (18-5): Creamer (WP, 11K, 2BB), Householder (7th, 2K, 0BB) and Gulan, Clark (7). Mirabella 2s; Vandeborne rbi; Clark s, rbi; Gulan rbi; Creamer s, 2rbi; Moziejko s; Knight s.
Toronto stops Royals
TORONTO - The Toronto softball team beat visiting Jefferson County Christian School 13-3 Thursday.
Shane Sears picked up the win for the Red Knights, striking out five. She also added three singles at the plate with Mindy Meadows contributing two doubles.
The Royals received a two-single game from Fairynne Mathison.
Toronto (13-9), a winner of six straight, travels to Southern today.
Toronto 13, JCCS 3
JCCS 000 03 - 3 4 4
Toronto 343 3x - 13 10 2
JCCS: Jackson (LP, 2K, 3BB), Rouse (3rd, 0K, 3BB) and Rouse, S. Moro (3). Lucas s, L. Moro s; Mathison 2s.
TORONTO (13-9): Sears (WP, 5K, 1BB) and Stoica. Sears 3s; Meadows 2d; Anderson s; Yanik s.
Huskies top Shamrocks
CADIZ - The Harrison Central softball team ran its record to 15-7 with a 3-1 win over visiting Barnesville Thursday.
Katie Ellzy earned the win with eight strikeouts while scattering four hits. Kara Dunfee had a single, triple, and an RBI to lead the Huskies offensive attack.
Harrison Central 3, Barnesville 1
Harrison Central 110 000 1 - 3 6 1
Barnesville 000 010 0 - 1 4 3
HARRISON CENTRAL (15-7): Ellzy (WP, 8K, 1BB) and Dodds. Dunfee s, t, rbi.
BARNESVILLE (6-16): Hanlon (LP, 2K, 5BB) and Van Fossen. Weiss 2s.
Edison falls to Claymont
CLAYMONT - The Edison baseball team dropped its third game of the season 5-3 at Claymont Thursday.
Chad Wickham, Josh Pasek and Alec Jones each had two singles for the Wildcats with Koby Sronce adding a single.
Edison (20-3) hosts Big Red today.
Claymont 5, Edison 3
Edison 003 000 0 - 3 7 7
Claymont 102 002 x - 5 9 1
EDISON (20-3): Smith (LP, 5K, 2BB) and Bertha. Wickham 2s, rbi; Pasek 2s; Jones 2s; Sronce s.
CLAYMONT: Barker (1K, 1BB), Smith (3rd, 2K, 1BB) and Avery. Barker s, rbi; Ulteschly 2s, rbi; Robinson d, 2rbi; Smith 2s.
Redskins rout Bulldogs
MINGO JUNCTION - The Indian Creek baseball team defeated visiting Bridgeport 11-1 in six innings.
Freshman Sean Smith picked up the win on the hill for the Redskins with Zach Williams pitching a scoreless sixth in relief. Ty Yocum had a double, triple and an RBI; Alex Young had a single, triple and an RBI; and Jordan Yeater had a triple and two RBIs.
Indian Creek 11, Bridgeport 1
Bridgeport 000 100 - 1 7 0
Indian Creek 122 402 - 11 12 0
BRIDGEPORT: Dvoracek (LP, 0K, 2BB), Kreiter (4th, 0K, 3BB) and Blamey. Dvorcek s, d; Williams s, d; Pritchett 2s, rbi.
INDIAN CREEK: Smith (WP, 2K, 3BB), Williams (6th, 1K, 0BB) and Orr. Young s, t, rbi; Bolyog t, rbi; Crawford rbi; Orr 2rbi; Yocum d, t, rbi; Williams rbi; Rath s, d; Wilson 2s, d; Yeater t, 2rbi.