Zdinak helps Toronto romp by St. John

TORONTO – Danny Zdinak pitched six strong innings, striking out seven batters in Toronto’s 11-1 win over Bellaire St. John on Wednesday.

At the plate, Zdinak doubled. Will Newbold collected three singles and drove in a run, while Nate Stewart singled, doubled and had a pair of RBIs.

Ryan Cline has two singles, a double and drove in four runs.

The Red Knights (2-2) are back in action today at Steubenville Catholic Central.

Toronto 11, St. John 1

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Toronto 130 601 11 15 2

St. John: Ford (LP 2K, 3BB) and Keiser; Clark S, RBI.

Toronto (2-2): Danny Zdinak (WP 7K, 0BB) and Solomon; C. Glenn S, 2RBI; Zdinak D; B. Glenn S, D; Stewart S, D, 2RBI; Solomon S; Antinone S; Cline 2S, D, 4RBI; Newbold 3S, RBI; Pinkerton S, RBI.

Dons get by Oak Glen

WEIRTON – The Madonna baseball team beat Oak Glen, 5-3, on Wednesday to remain unbeaten at 6-0. Michael Rodgers struck out six and walked six to earn the win. Luca Fuscardo struck out a pair in relief.

Though he took the loss, Oak Glen’s Alex Shuman struck out seven with four walks.

Ross Comis had a single, double and two RBIs while Vinnie Merico had a double and an RBI. Will Bowser drove in a run on a single.

Kyle Wood ruff had two singles for Oak Glen (1-4), while Bib Haddox knocked a triple and two RBIs.

These teams play each other again today.

Madonna 5, Oak Glen 3

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Oak Glen (1-4): Shuman (LP 7K, 4BB), Click (0K, 1BB) and Reardon; Woodruff 2S; Haddox T, 2RBI.

Madonna (6-0): Rodgers (WP 6K, 6BB), Fuscardo (2K, 1BB); Comis S, D, 2RBI; Merico D, RBI; Bowser S, RBI.

Creek falls to Ferry

WINTERSVILLE – In a game where the visitors were the home team, Martins Ferry outlasted Indian Creek, 2-1. Both of Ferry’s runs came in on errors.

Jimmy Bolyog, Adam Freshwater and Anthony Krager collected hits for Creek (0-3). Sean Smith drove in the lone run.

The Redskins play at St. Clairsville on Friday.

Martins Ferry 2, Indian Creek 1

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IC (0-3): Jimmy Bolyog (LP 1K, 4BB), Crawford (1K,1BB) and Freshwater; Crawford 2S; Smith RBI.

MF (2-1): Straub (WP 3K, 1BB), Lloyd (1K, 1BB) and Trudo.

Edison rallies over Buckeye Local

RICHMOND – The Edison baseball team remained undefeated with a 7-2 win over Buckeye Local on Wednesday. Tanner Evan earned the win with seven strikeouts and one walk. Clay Woodward struck out a pair in relief.

Nolan Marcus ripped a double and collected four RBIs, while Collin Skeeles reached base on three singles.

For Buckeye Local, Eric Banal and Jonathan Borkoski each had a single and an RBI.

Edison next hosts Bellaire on Friday.

Edison 7, Buckeye Local 2

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Edison 120 004 x 7 8 1

Buckeye: Williams (LP 5K, 4BB), Panepucci (0K, 0BB) and Sebring; Banal S, RBI; Borkoski S, RBI.

Edison (2-0): Tanner Evan (WP 7K, 1BB), Woodward (2K, 0BB) and Scales; Marcus D, 4RBI; Skeeles 3S; Androzzi RBI; Paczek RBI; Scott.


Oak Glen storms by East Liverpool

NEW MANCHESTER – The Oak Glen softball team rallied for a 12-2 win over East Liverpool on Wednesday.

“It was nice to see the team bounce back from a tough loss Tuesday,” said Oak Glen coach Morgan Martin. “They came out of the gate fighting and never let up. That’s the way to win games.”

The Golden Bears took the lead in the bottom of the first inning with two singles from Ashley Pryor and Logan Andrews and three walks, making the score 3-0.

Oak Glen put up three more runs in the bottom of the second, capitalizing on two walks, an error and a single from Hanna Clunk.

The Golden Bears rallied for six runs to put the game away in the third.

Andrews hurled the win on the mound for the Lady Bears. She struck out three, walked one, and only allowed one earned run.

Oak Glen 12, East Liverpool 2

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Oak Glen 336 – 12 6 2

East Liverpool: Smith (LP, 4K, 7BB) and Baker; Possage 2S; Smith S; Holmes S

Oak Glen: Andrews (WP, 3K, 1BB) and Crane; Young D; Pryor S; Andrews 2S, 4 RBI; Clunk S, 2 RBI; Crane S, RBI; Phillips S.

Big Red sweeps DH at Beaver

CALCUTTA – The Steubenville softball team earned a pair of wins over Beaver Local on Wednesday. Big Red topped the Beavers, 13-3 and 9-1.

Freshman pitcher Hayley Stamps struck out 12 batters to earn the first win. Rhiannon Petrisko and Mytia Barker each collected a pair of hits for Steubenville. Tenia Barker, Carmie Biasi and Fields each had an RBI.

A 10-run sixth inning paced Big Red for its second win of the day. Stamps and Carlee Jenkins combined for four strikeouts.

Petrisko and the Barker sisters all had two hits apiece.

Big Red 13, Beaver Local 3

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B. Local 030 000 – 3 5 5

Big Red: Jenkins (WP 2K), Stamps (2K) and M. Barker; Petrisko 2S; T. Barker 2S; M. Barker 2S; Barz RBI; Masloski RBI; T. Barker RBI.

B. Local: Rhinestine (3K).

Big Red 9, Beaver Local 1

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B. Local 001 000 0 – 1 2 2

Big Red: Stamps (WP 12K); Petrisko 2S; T. Barker 2S, RBI; Biasi RBI; Fields RBI.

B. Local: Smith (11K).


Madonna beats Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER – The Weirton Madonna tennis team topped Oak Glen, 4-3, on Wednesday. In singles, Haley Spurlock and Madison Juszczak of Oak Glen topped Ali Welch and Christina Conforti of Madonna, respectively.

Morgan Duerr and Elizabeth Conforti of the Blue Dons beat Katie Szymanski and Madison Hill of the Golden Bears, respectfully.

The Madonna doubles teams of Eva Bowser and Annie Frankovitch as well as Duerr and Elizabeth Conforti earned wins. Spurlock and Juszczak earned a doubles win for the Golden Bears.

Catholic Central falls to EL

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville Catholic Central tennis team fell to East Liverpool, 5-0, on Wednesday.

The Crusaders’ doubles team of Kamy Belardine and Khalil Jones took their match with Sutton Stacy and Cole Hamilton to a third set, but fell 9-7 in the tiebreaker.

In the other doubles match, Caleb Moore and Ethan Phillips of Central fell to Andrew Hutchman and Patrick Clark.

John Paul McNamara, Colin Greve and Suzy Thibault took singles losses for Central.

The Crusaders will be back in action against Indian Creek on April 10.

Brooke shuts out Big Red

The Brooke tennis team earned a 5-0 win over Big Red on Wednesday. Bryce Kesling, Chris Beaman and Nick Stillson earned singles wins for the Bruins.

The Brooke doubles teams of Paraag Gupta and James Harrick as well as Dalton Minger and Ben Cooper earned wins.

Mike Rosachi, Jorge Dominguez, Phil Stoutz, Annie Nehrbas, Alex Isla and Federico Torres participated for Steubenville.