CADIZ - The Harrison Central softball team defeated Steubenville Catholic Central 5-0 Thursday.
Katie Ellzy was the winning pitcher, giving up two hits and striking out nine. She went six perfect innings before the Crusaders got their first hit. Ellzy added a two-run homer and a single at the plate. Kara Dunfee had a double, single, and an RBI with Shianne Nameth adding a pair of singles and driving in a run. Katie Parkison had two singles and Kiley Staley a double for the Huskies.
Micca Mirabella and Sammi Giannamore each had a single for the Crusaders.
Harrison Central 5, Steubenville Central 0
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STEUBENVILLE CENTRAL: McComb (LP, 6K, 2BB) and Daley. Mirabella S, Giannamore S.
HARRISON CENTRAL: Ellzy (WP, 9K, 0BB) and Dodds. Ellzy HR, S, 2RBI; Dunfee D, S, RBI; Parkinson 2S; Staley D, 2R; Nameth 2S, RBI.
Huskies blank Crusaders
WEIRTON - The Weir softball team defeated Oak Glen 9-6 Thursday.
Micah DiBacco picked up the win for the Red Riders, striking out four over four, with Abbey Pratt pitching the final three innings in relief. Ashlyn Drizake belted a pair of triples, a home run, and drove in six runs. Breanna Rosnick had a single and a double with Samantha Tate adding two singles and Allison Fuccy driving in a run on a single.
Mikayla Crane had a double and two RBIs for the Golden Bears with Marissa Murray adding a single, double, and an RBI.
Both teams face Steubenville the next time they take to the diamond with Oak Glen hosting Big Red today and Weir heading to Franciscan University to finish up a previous game starting at 4:30 p.m. followed by the teams meeting for their regularly scheduled game.
Weir 9, Oak Glen 6
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OAK GLEN: Cunningham (LP, 2K, 2BB) and Crane. Young D; Crane D, 2RBI; Murray S, D, RBI; Pattersons S, RBI; Fields S.
WEIR (8-11): DiBacco (4K, 2BB), Pratt (5th, 1K, 0BB) and Buffo. Buffo S; Rosnick S, D; Drizake 2T, HR, 6RBI; Tate 2S; Fuccy S, RBI; Harris S.
Big Red downs Jets
STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville softball team used a four-run fifth frame to defeat Union Local 6-5 Thursday.
Anna Perrino was the winning pitcher, striking out five over the full seven. Casey Gentile had a double, single, and three RBIs with Mallory Giannamore adding two singles and driving in a pair. Christina Archer had a single and an RBI as well.
Steubenville is at Oak Glen today.
Big Red 6, Union Local 5
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UNION LOCAL: Minamyer (LP, 6K, 3BB), Bethel (5th, 3K, 1BB) and Cole. Minamyer S, RBI; Medley S; Delaney 2S; Stock HR, S, 3RBI; Cole S; Bethel 2S, RBI; Stull D.
BIG RED: Perrino (WP, 5K, 1BB) and M. Barker. Giannamore 2S. 2RBI; Gentile D, S, 3RBI; Archer S, RBI; Bodo S, Gray S; Barker S.
Brooke nipped by University
WELLSBURG - The Brooke softball team lost 1-0 to visiting University Thursday despite a strong effort in the circle from Kaylee Kuchinksi.
Kuchinski struck out four over seven innings while surrendering just four hits and walking none. Michaela Hinerman, Isabella Preston, and Kristen Reardon each singled for the Bruins.
Brooke hosts Wheeling Central for a doubleheader Saturday.
University 1, Brooke
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UNIVERSITY: Bryner (WP, 8K, 1BB) and Chafin. Hall T; Riddle S; Bryner 2S.
BROOKE (6-12): Kuchinski (LP, 4K, 0BB) and Preston. Hinerman S; Preston S; Reardon S.
Toronto blasts Rockets
BOWERSTON - The Toronto softball team blasted Conotton Valley 22-3 in five innings Thursday.
Shane Sears picked up the win, striking out seven over the full five frames. Becca Schaming and Carley Cooper each had three singles with Emily Anderson adding a pair of double and a single. Taylor Linn had a single and a double and Kayla Brown added two singles in the win.
Toronto is at Brooke Monday.
Toronto 22, Conotton Valley 3
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Conotton Valley 120 00 - 3 2 7
TORONTO (8-4): Sears (WP, 7K, 3BB) and Brown, E. Anderson (4). Schaming 3S; E. Anderson 2D, S; Brown 2S; Zdniak S; Cooper 3S; Linn S, D; Taggart S.
CONOTTON VALLEY: Daugherty (LP, 3K, 7BB) and Michaela. Scuder S; Michaela S.
Panthers fall to Monarchs
RAYLAND - The Buckeye Local softball team lost 7-3 to John Marshall Thursday.
Aliyah Marelli tripled and singled for the Panthers, while Lauren Swiger and Taryn Tonkovich each had two hits.
Buckeye Local is at Union Local today.
John Marshall 7, Buckeye Local 3
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JOHN MARSHALL: Blake (WP, 1K, 2B) and Lewicki. Lewicki D, T, 2 rbi; Sayrie S, D, rbi; Watson 2S.
BUCKEYE LOCAL: Decsar (LP, 2K, 3BB) and Zeroski. Swiger 2S, rbi; Marelli S, T; Tonkovich 2S
Huskies top Panthers
CADIZ - The Harrison Central softball team defeated Buckeye Local 5-2 Thursday.
Ryan Rose picked up the win, striking out four with Drew Horn entering in the sixth to earn the save. Kalub Mitchell had two singles and a double with Dustin Redish and Dalton Rutter adding two singles each and Nick Staten connecting a double.
Both teams take to the road today with Harrison Central heading to Indian Creek and Buckeye Local at Union Local.
Harrison Central 5, Buckeye Local 2
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Harrison Central 310 100 x - 5 12 1
BUCKEYE LOCAL: Marshall (LP, 5K, 1BB) and Sokolowski. Borkoski HR; Banal S; Sokolowski S.
HARRISON CENTRAL (12-1): Rose (WP, 4K, 4BB), Horn (SV, 6th, 4K, 1BB) and Staten. Rutter 2S; Horn S; R. Mitchell S; Pelegreen S; Rose S; Redish 2S; Staten D; K. Mitchell 2S, D.
Dons fall to Knights
WEIRTON - The Madonna baseball team lost 4-2 to Wheeling Central 4-2 Thursday.
Luca Fuscardo had a single, double, RBI, and scored a run for the Blue Dons. Michael Rogers had a pair of singles and a run scored as well.
Madonna heads to Linsly today.
Wheeling Central 4, Madonna 2
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WHEELING CENTRAL: Naumann (WP, 9K, 0BB) and Yocke. Bakaitis D, RBI, R; Naumann 2S, RBI, R; Yocke S; Campbell S, R; Peroni S, RBI; Burch S, R.
MADONNA: L. Fuscardo (LP, 3K, 0BB) and Ossman. Rogers 2S, R; Baire S; L. Fuscardo S, D, RBI, R; Ossman D; Merico S; T. Fuscardo S.
Bruins beaten by University
WELLSBURG - The Brooke baseball team lost 21-6 to University Thursday.
Aaron Walker had a three-runhome run for the Bruins. Alec Buchmelter and Chad Harper each had a pair of singles with Austin Schambach and Mario Lombardi each connected for a double.
Brooke hosts John Marshall today at 6:30 p.m.
University 21, Brooke 6
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UNIVERSITY: Sanders (WP, 3K, 3BB) Hart (4th, 1K, 1BB), Travotto (6th, 1K, 0BB) and Renner. Bodkin S, D; Kinney 3S, 3-run HR; Kranston 3S.
BROOKE (2-14): Lombardi (LP, 3K, 4BB), Grishkevich (5th, 0K, 0BB), Walker (5th, 0K, 3BB), Dalton (5th, 1K, 2BB), Sole (7th, K, 0BB) and Harper. Schambach D; Buchmelter 2S; Harper 2S; Lombardi D; Walker 3-run HR.
Madonna splits with Linsly
WHEELING - Madonna tennis split with Linsly Thursday as the boys topped the Cadets 6-0 and the Lady Dons fell 7-0.
Nick Conforti, Matt Conforti, Alan Alimario, and Dom Clements each won their singles matches for the Blue Dons (8-3). Nick Conforti beat Weston Mead 8-1 and Matt Conforti beat Nick Kinyanjui 8-0. Alimarion topped Jonathan Gobrial 8-6 and Clements beat Andrew Shin 8-4.
In doubles Nick and Matt Conforti beat Weston and Kinyanjui 8-2 while Alimario and Thomas Gianno beat Shin and Regen Chen 8-3.
Amy Davis (8-0), Ali Welch (8-5), Tina Conforti (8-1), and Morgan Duerr (8-5) each lost in single matches for the Lady Dons. Welch and Tina Conforti fell 8-2, Duerr and Elizabeth Conforti dropped an 8-2 decison, and Emily Fournier and Bailey Roberts lost 8-1 in doubles.