Dons cruise to big win
CALCUTTA – The Beaver Local baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 2-1 lead over Weirton Madonna on Tuesday.
That was its last lead.
The Blue Dons exploded for seven runs in the fourth and five in the fifth for a 13-2 five-inning road victory.
Ross Comis collected five RBIs on a pair of doubles. Will Bowser added four RBIs on a double and single. Luca Fuscardo contributed a single, double and an RBI. Vinnie Merico had two singles and Jake Gasuoda a single and a pair of RBIs.
The Blue Dons take on Weir High at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bowman Field in the annual city championship clash.
Senior Night will be held at 6 p.m. for both teams.
Madonna 13, Beaver Local 2
Madonna 001 75 – 13 9 0
Beaver Local 002 00 – 2 3 3
MADONNA: Rogers (WP, 6K, 1W) and Silvestri; Baire RBI; Bowser S, D, 4RBI; Fuscardo S, D, RBI; Comis 2D, 5RBI; Merico 2S; Gasuoda S, 2RBI.
BEAVER LOCAL: McLaughlin (LP, 2K, 3W), Plum (5, 0K, 4W) and Gibson; Wilcox 2S, 2RBI; Campbell S.
Redskins top Bobcats
CAMBRIDGE – The Indian Creek baseball team saw its five runs in the top of the first inning matched by host Cambridge in the bottom of the inning, but the Redskins managed to scratch out single runs in the fourth and sixth innings for an 8-6 victory on Tuesday.
Jonathan Blackburn earned the win. He went the distance and allowed three strikeouts and three walks.
Mike Freshwater had a single and two RBIs and Adam Freshwater a double and RBI. Cole Yeater added a single and RBI, Jimmy Bolyog two singles and Anthon Krager a single.
Indian Creek 8, Cambridge 6
Indian Creek 501 101 0 – 8 6 0
Cambridge 510 000 0 – 6 9 0
INDIAN CREEK: Blackburn (WP, 3K, 3W) and Yeater; Smith S; Yeater S, RBI; Bolyog 2S; Krager RBI; A. Freshwater D, RBI; M. Freshwater S, 2RBI.
CAMBRIDGE: Ford (LP, 4K, 5W0, Taylor (4, 4K, 0W) and Scrouders; Orr 2S; Cline S, 2RBI; Ford S, 2RBI; Neff S, RBI; Tingle D, RBI.
Bulldogs down Knights
BRIDGEPORT – The Toronto softball team scored two runs in the top of the first inning, but that was it in a 9-2 loss at Bridgeport on Tuesday.
Serena Burkey doubled for the Red Knights. Kaylie Zdinak singles twice and Desiree Meadows took the loss.
Bridgeport 9, Toronto 2
Toronto 200 000 0 – 2 4 2
Bridgeport 205 101 x – 9 12 4
TORONTO: Meadows (LP, 2K, 1W) and King; Burkey D; Zdinak 2S; Berger S.
BRIDGEPORT: Bowers (WP, 1K, 2W) and Kroll; Kroll 2S, D; Renzler S, D, RBI; Bowers 2S, D, RBI; Wilson S, RBI; Nowakowski S, 2RBI
Panthers win two
The Buckeye Local baseball team raised its record to 11-10 with victories over Shadyside (12-4) and Bridgeport (15-2) on Tuesday.
Eric Williams got the Game 1 win as the Panthers scored five in the top of the seventh to break open a 7-4 game. Williams fanned nine and walked four.
Chase Hopkins for the Game 2 victory.
He was aided by grand slams by Jonathan Borkoski and Josh Figurski. Buckeye Local had an 11-4 lead after three innings.
The Panthers visit Shadyside on Thursday.
Buckeye Local 12 Shadyside 4
Buckeye Local 010 141 5 – 12 13 0
Shadyside 200 020 0 – 4 5 3
BUCKEYE LOCAL: Williams (9K, 4W), Hopkins (7, 2K, 1W) and Sebring; Banal 2S, T; Borkoski S, 3RBI; Panepucci D, S; Sebring D, 2S; Figurski 2S.
SHADYSIDE: Frizzi (6K, 6W) and McFarland.
Buckeye Local 15, Bridgeport 4
Buckeye Local 164 010 3 – 15 13 1
Bridgeport 220 000 0 – 2 5 3
BUCKEYE LOCAL: Hopkins (7K, 3W) and Sebring; Borkoski HR, 2S, 4RBI; Figurski, HR, 4RBI; Hopkins D; Moore D; Banal D, S; Eric Williams S, 3D.
BRIDGEPORT: Dyson (LP, 2K, 2W) Charlton (3, 4K, 3W) and Charlton, Watson (3); Williams 2S.