Brncic’s shutout lifts Blue Dons in Class 1A semifinal
PADEN CITY — The Madonna baseball team advanced to the OVAC Class 1A championship with a 5-0 victory over Paden City on Monday.
The Blue Dons (12-13) will play top-seeded Cameron at 4 p.m. Saturday in Steubenville for the title.
Dom Brncic dominated the game on the mound. He went the distance, walked one and struck out 11. At the plate, Matt Amaismeier had two singles and two RBIs. Christian Ridgway tallied two singles and an RBI. Dom Mazur added a single and an RBI.
Madonna 5, Paden City 0
Madonna 0-2-0 0-3-0 0 — 5-7-0
Paden City 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 — 0-5-4
MADONNA (12-13): Brncic (wp, CG, 1BB, 11K) and Beatty.
PADEN CITY: Slider (lp, 5IP, 5R (4ER), 6H, 3BB, 8K) and Cross.
TWO OR MORE HITS: Madonna (Amaismeier 2, Ridgway 2); Paden City (Slider 2). DOUBLES: Madonna none; Paden City 1 (Palmer). TRIPLES: none. HOME RUNS: none. RBIs: Madonna (Amaismeier 2, Mazur, Ridgway); Paden City none.
Indian Creek 15,
Martins Ferry 2
MARTINS FERRY — The Indian Creek softball team pulled away from Martins Ferry on Monday night for a 15-2 win.
Kaydee Kinsey had a big game in the circle and with the bat. She pitched the first four innings for the win, with two strikeouts, and drove in two runs. Megan Kelly had three hits, including two doubles, Haylie Scott had three hits, also with two doubles. Carly Jo Penner, who pitched the final three innings, had four hits.
Indian Creek 15, Martins Ferry 2
Creek 4-1-4 0-0-1 5 — 15-20-3
Ferry 0-0-2 0-0-0 0 — 2-3-2
INDIAN CREEK: Kinsey (WP, 4IP, 2R, 1ER, 3H, 2K, 0BB), Penner (SV, 3IP, 0R, 0H, 2K, 1BB) and H. Scott.
MARTINS FERRY: Bumbico (LP, 2IP, 5R, 4ER, 6H, 1K, 1BB), Boyer (3IP, 4R, 4ER, 1K, 2BB), Clark (2IP, 6R, 3ER, 7H, 0K, 2BB) and Pollock.
TWO OR MORE HITS: Indian Creek (Kelley 3, Penner 4, H. Scott 3, Vandeborne 3, Ely 2); Martins Ferry none. DOUBLES: Indian Creek 6 (H. Scott 2, Kelley 2, Vandeborne, Rothacker); Martins Ferry 1 (Boyer). TRIPLES: none. HOME RUNS: none. RBIs: Indian Creek 14 (Kelley 4, Penner, H. Scott 3, Rothacker, Ely, Bevilacqua, H. Clark, Kinsey 2); Martins Ferry 1 (Trudo).
John Marshall 14,
RICHMOND — The Edison softball team lost, 14-1, to John Marshall on Monday.
Hannah Christoff had the lone run for the Wildcats with a homer.
Edison hosts Poland today.
John Marshall 14, Edison 1
J. Marshall 2-1-2 0-3-6 — 14-12-0
Edison 0-0-0 1-0-0 — 1-3-4
JOHN MARSHALL: Morgan (wp, 4IP, 0BB, 2K); Wise (2IP, 0BB, 3K) and Mangino.
EDISON (9-10): Meadows (lp, CG, 5BB, 0K) and McElroy.
TWO OR MORE HITS: John Marshall (An. Blake 3, Gray 2, Mangino 2, Ward 2); Edison none. DOUBLES: John Marshall 3 (An. Blake 3); Edison none. TRIPLES: none. HOME RUNS: John Marshall 1 (Mangino); Edison 1 (Christoff). RBIs: John Marshall (An. Blake 4, Gray 3, Mangino 3, Ward); Edison (Christoff).
Brooke 8, Beaver Local 0
CALCUTTA — The Brooke softball team defeated Beaver Local on Monday, 8-0.
Maleaha Misch went the distance for the win, striking out seven.
Rachel Kazmirski had four hits, two doubles and two RBIs.
The Bruins play in the OVAC Class 5A tournament on Wednesday at the I-470 complex.
Brooke 8, Beaver Local 0
Brooke 1-2-0 1-2-1 1 — 8-6-0
Beaver 0-0-0 0-0-0 0 — 0-5-2
BROOKE (15-8): Misch (wp, CG, 0BB, 7K) and Veltri.
BEAVER LOCAL: Keller (lp, CG, 7BB, 6K) and Bowersock.
TWO OR MORE HITS: Brooke (Kazmirski 4); Beaver Local (Pancake 2). DOUBLES: Brooke 2 (Kazmirski 2); Beaver Local 1 (Pancake). TRIPLES: none. HOME RUNS: none. RBIs: Brooke (Kazmirski 2); Beaver Local none.