Red Knights take first loss

TORONTO – Red Knights pitcher Nate Stewart allowed two doubles, but visiting Barnesville came away with a 4-3 victory Friday at the Knight Baseball Complex. It snapped Toronto’s 10-game winning streak to start the season.

Stewart went the distance. He struck out six and walked a like number.

Brad Melville singled for two RBIs for the Red Knights, who host Conotton Valley for a 12:30 p.m. doubleheader today. Blaze Glenn added two singles.

Barnesville 4, Toronto 3

Barnesville 100 300 0 – 4 2 1

Toronto 000 200 1 – 3 5 1

BARNESVILLE: Hannahs (WP, 4K, 2BB), Stewart (6, 1K, 1BB) and Pritchard; Hannahs D; Brown D.

TORONTO (10-1): Stewart (LP, 6K, 6BB) and Solomon; B. Glenn 2S; Melville S, 2RBI; Lucas S; Solomon S.

Red Riders sweep Cadets

WEIRTON – The Weir softball team rolled to a pair of victories, 8-1 and 14-4, Friday at Weir High School.

Abbey Pratt pitched both wins, striking out five and walking two over 11 innings of work.

Meikka Buffo punished the ball with a pair of home runs and a triple on the evening. Ashlyn Drizake had a home run, a double, two singles, and two RBIs. Emily Zatezalo smacked three doubles, and drove in four runs with Haley McLaughlin adding three singles, a double, and three RBIs.

Weir (6-9) welcomes Madonna today for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. Game 1 is for the Weirton City Championship.

Game 1

Weir 8, Linsly 1

Linsly 000 100 0 – 1 4 2

Weir 212 111 x – 8 9 2

LINSLY: Johnson (LP, 2K, 4BB) and Muster; Brunner D; Johnson S; Smith S; Muster S.

WEIR: Pratt (WP, 2K, 0BB) and Buffo; Buffo T, HR, RBI; McLaughlin RBI; Drizake D, S; Zatezalo D, RBI; Rosnick 2S; Rice S, 2RBI; Pratt S, RBI.

Game 2

Weir 14, Linsly 4

Linsly 013 0 – 4 4 1

Weir 454 1 – 14 13 0

LINSLY: Muster (LP, 2K, 2BB) and Smith; Brunner S; Smith D, S, 2RBI; Winters RBI; Kovalick S.

WEIR (6-9): Pratt (WP, 3K, 2BB) and Tate; Buffo HR, RBI; McLaughlin 3S, D, 2RBI; Drizake S, HR, 2RBI; Zatezalo 2D, 3RBI; Rosnick D; Karavanik S, 2RBI; Rice S; Tate 2D, RBI.

Crusaders win big

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Catholic Central baseball team rolled to a 9-0 win over Parkersburg Catholic.

Chris Murphy was dominant on the mound for the Crusaders, striking out 13 batters and surrendering just four hits in the complete game shutout. Aleks Porreca had a single and a double with Brenton Colabella and Jacob Arai each delivering a pair of singles.

The Crusaders play two today with Huntinton St. Joe coming to town to play at 10 a.m. at Belleview and Tusky Central Catholic visiting Vaccaro at 5 p.m.

Steubenville Central 9, Parkersburg Catholic 0

Parkersburg Catholic 000 000 0 – 0 4 4

Central 003 060 x – 9 11 1

PARKERSBURG CATHOLIC (9-3): Borrelli (1K, 4BB), Darvin (5th, 0k, 0BB) Ullman (6th, 0K, 1BB) and Boice. Davis S, Ullman S.

STEUBENVILLE CENTRAL (5-3): Murphy (WP, 13K, 3BB) and Laukert. Colabella 2S; Arai 2S; Porreca S, D; Murphy S, T. Barber S; DiCarlantonio S; M. Barber S; DeFallo S.