Big Red, Brooke, Huskies earn sweeps
STEUBENVILLE – Tenia Barker had a pair of hits and two RBIs in Steubenville’s season-opening 4-2 and 7-5 wins over Parkersburg South on Saturday at Jim Wood Park.
Freshman Hayley Stamps struck out two batters, allowing seven hits, to earn the win on the mound. Casey Gentile tallied three hits at the plate, while Rhiannon Petrisko recorded two hits for Big Red.
Nauja Banks drove home a run.
Mytia Barker collected two hits and drove in a run in the second game of a doubleheader, which Big Red won 7-5 over the Patriots.
Kylee Taylor pitched 3 1/3 innings and struckout one batter. In relief, Rhiannon Petrisko also struck out one batter.
Steubenville 4, Parkersburg South 2
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PARKERSBURG SOUTH: Bosley (LP 4K) and Cox.
STEUBENVILLE: Stamps (WP 2K) and M. Barker; T. Barker 2S, 2RBI; Gentile 3S, Petrisko 2S, Banks 1RBI.
Steubenville 7, Parkersburg South 5
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PARKERSBURG SOUTH: Smith (LP 1K) and Cox.
STEUBENVILLE: Taylor (WP 1K), (Perrino 1K) and M. Barker; Biasi 1S, 1RBI; Petrisko 1S, 1RBI; M. Barker 2S, RBI.
Brooke softball sweeps St. C
WELLSBURG – The Brooke softball team swept St. Clairsville with wins of 7-6 and 10-2 on Saturday to remain undefeated at 4-0 on the year.
In the first game, the Bruins led 6-1 early, but the Red Devils rallied to tie and sent the game to extra innings. In the bottom of the eighth, Kristen Reardon walked and was replaced with pinch runner Krista D’Ulisse. Michael Hinerman then drove in D’Ulisse for the game-winning hit.
Katie Castelucci earned the win with four strikeouts. Kaylee Kuchinski had a double and two RBIs.
In Game 2, Kuchinski earned the win and struck out five. Brette Geary reached base on two singles and a triple, while Sabrina Duffy had a single and two RBIs/
Abby Carpenter knocked a triple and drove home three runs and Taylor Simali had a single and triple.
Brooke is back in action Monday at Morgantown.
Brooke 7, St. Clairsville 6
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ST. C (0-1): (LP Miller 2K, 8BB) and Hummell; Garlock 1D, 1S, 1RBI; Gillespie 1D, Shunk 1D, Hummell 2S, Miller 1S, 1RBI.
BROOKE (3-0): (WP Castellucci 4K, 0BB) and Preston; Kuchinski 1D, 2RBI; Carpenter 1S, 1RBI; Reardon 1S, 1RBI; Hinerman 1S, 1RBI; Duffy 1S, Geary 1S.
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ST. C (0-2): (LP Figura 0K, 2BB) and Hummell; Figura 2S, Garlock 1S, Shunk 1S.
BROOKE (4-0): (WP Kuchinski 5K, 1BB) and Preston; Geary 2S, 1T, 1RBI; Duffy 1S, 2RBI; Simali 1S, 1T, 1RBI; Carpenter 1T, 3RBI; Kuchinksi 1S, 2RBI; Shambaugh 1S; Hinerman 1S.
Huskies open with two wins
CADIZ – The Harrison Central softball team rocked Meadowbrook 9-1 and 10-0 in a doubleheader to open the season on Saturday.
Katie Ellzy homered and drove in four runs and tossed a four-hitter, striking out eight in Game 1. Paige Dunlap and Ashley Heavlin each doubled in runs and Michaela Saffell had two RBIs.
In Game 2, Ellzy threw a 3-hit shutout with five strikeouts. Shianne Nameth singled and belted a 3-run home run. Roni Caldwell singled and doubled to drive in three runs. Kara Dunfee singled, doubled and had an RBI, while Alexia Dowdle had an RBI on two hits.
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MEADOWBROOK (0-1): Stillion (LP 3K, 4BB) and Tatenhorst; Modro 1S, RBI
HARRISON CENTRAL (1-0): Ellzy (WP 8K, 2BB) and Saffell; Ellzy 1S, HR, 4RBI; Dunlap 1D, RBI; Heavilin 1D, RBI; Saffell 1S,2RBI; Dunfee 1S, RBI.
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MEADOWBROOKE (0-2): Stillion (LP 5K, 6BB) and Tatgenhorst; Tatgenhorst 1S; Gress 1S; Graham 1S.
HARRISON CENTRAL (2-0): Ellzy (5K, 1BB) and Saffell; Nameth 1S, HR, 3RBI; Caldwell 1S, 1D, 3RBI; Saffell 2D, 3RBI; Dunfee 1S, 1D, RBI; Dowdle 2S, RBI.
Toronto beats Leetonia
TORONTO – In a six inning game, the Toronto softball team beat Leetonia, 14-4. Serena Burkey threw 98 pitches and struck out eight batters for the win.
Serena Burkey reached base on four singles with two RBIs and scored two runs. Lexi Berger had two singles and scored a run, while Chelsea Anderson laced two singles, a triple, three RBIs and scored two runs.
Hannah Parker hit a single, triple, drove in a run and scored two and Meghan Rawson had a single, double and scored two runs.
Delaney Merideth added a triple.
Toronto 14, Leetonia 4
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LEETONIA (0-1): Eckman ( LP 1K, 6BB) and Hupp; Schneider 1S, 1D.
TORONTO (1-0): Burkey (WP 8K, 5BB) and Anderson; Zdinak 1S; Berger 2S; Burkey 4S, 2RBI; E. Anderson 1S, Rawson 1S, 1D, C. Anderson 2S, 1T, 3RBI; Merideth 1T; Parker 1S, 1T, 1RBI.
Madonna tops Oak Glen
NEW MANCHESTER – On Friday, the Madonna girls tennis team upended Oak Glen, 4-3.
Madonna’s Ali Welch (8-5), Elizabeth Conforti (8-2) and Morgan Duerr (8-0) earned singles wins. Oak Glen’s Madison Juszczak earned an 8-3 singles win.
In doubles, Juszczak and Haley Spurlock topped Welch and Christina Conforti, 8-5. Duerr and Elizabeth Conforti defeated Madison Hill and Katie Szymanski, 8-3. Finally, Oak Glen’s Molly Swartzmiller and Kari Spencer beat Annie Frankovitch and Eva Bowser, 8-4.
Oak Glen boys beat Park
WHEELING – The Golden Bears tennis team downed Wheeling Park 6-1 on Saturday in Wheeling. Addison Sayre needed an extra period to defeat Jared Jordan, 8-8, 7-3. Nate Bennett (8-2) and Evan Hall (8-3) also earned singles wins.
Sayre and Bennett earned a doubles win, 8-3, over Jordan and Ollie Marra. Oak Glen’s doubles team of Hall and Cullen Bennett also earned a doubles win, 8-5, over Dante Marra and Doug macNeely. Eddie Kruppa and Devon Flanigan, also of Oak Glen, defeated A.J. Schafer and Malcolm Santo, 8-3.