WHEELING - Paige Creamer and Maddy Gulan each blasted home runs Monday as the Catholic Central softball team earned a 7-2 victory over host Bishop Donahue at the I-470 Complex.
The Crusaders (13-3) kept their spot atop the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 2A standings.
Creamer also struck out eight to grab the win. Kayla Lloyd added a pair of singles.
Catholic Central visits John Marshall today. The Monarchs have won 21 in a row.
Catholic Central 7, Bishop Donahue 2
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Bishop Donahue 011 000 0 - 2 5 3
CATHOLIC CENTRAL (13-3): Creamer (WP, 8K, 3BB) and Clark; Creamer HR, rbi; Gulan HR, 2rbi; Lloyd 2S.
BISHOP DONAHUE (12-10): Guzek (LP, 4K, 4BB) and Scott; Guzek S, D, rbi; Scott D; Tessfallova S, rbi.
Jets defeat Huskies
MORRISTOWN - Union Local's softball team gave its head coach, Roger Herbert, a nice birthday gift by virtue of a 3-2 home win Monday against Harrison Central.
Caitlyn Sliva knocked in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning.
The Huskies are 11-5 and still in second place in the Class 4A standings.
Katie Ellzy fanned six and walked three in the loss. Kara Dunfee had a single and two RBIs. Kiley Staley and Paige Dunlap each had two singles.
Union Local 3, Harrison Central 2
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Union Local 100 100 01 - 3 4 2
HARRISON CENTRAL (11-5): Ellzy (LP, 6K, 3BB) and Dodds; Dunfee S, 2rbi; Staley 2S; Dunlap 2S.
UNION LOCAL (9-9): Minamyer (WP, 2K, 1BB) and Keiser; Sliva S, rbi; Stack S, rbi; Keiser D.
Bulldogs nip Knights
BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to beat visiting Toronto, 3-2, Monday.
Ashley Hadzima singled with two outs, stole second and scored in a double by Emily Nowakowski.
The Red Knights, who host Weirton Madonna today, had four hits. Kayla Brown had a single and RBI and Chelsey Anderson a triple and RBI.
Cari Horne struck out 11 and walked none.
Bridgeport 3, Toronto 2
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Bridgeport 100 010 1 - 3 12 4
TORONTO (7-8): Horne (LP, 11K, 0BB) and Stoica; Brown S, rbi; Anderson T, rbi.
BRIDGEPORT (7-9): Hadzima (WP, 3K, 0BB) and Renzler; Bowers 2S; Renzler 2S; Hadzima S, R, rbi; E. Nowakowski S, D, rbi.
St. John tops Big Red
STEUBENVILLE - St. John Central scored 10 times in the top of the sixth inning for an 18-11 victory Monday over host Steubenville at Jim Wood Park.
Big Red scored seven in the bottom of the third inning for a 7-4 lead. The Irish plated two in the top of the fifth before the big inning.
Both teams had 12 hits.
Mytia Barker had a triple, single and two RBIs for Big Red. Shanna Roberts added three singles and an RBI, Allyson Freeman two singles and an RBI, Sierra Fields two singles and a triple, Anna Perrino a single and RBI and Carmie Biasi a single.
Steubenville visits Brooke Wednesday.
St. John Central 18, Steubenville 11
St. John Central 130 02 (10) 2 - 18 12 2
Steubenville 007 00 2 2 - 11 12 2
ST. JOHN CENTRAL (13-3): Beekman (WP, 8K, 2BB) and Harris; Abalom S, D; Coppa S, D, 2rbi; Helms 2, D, 2rbi; Beekman S, 3rbi; Russell 2S, D, 3rbi; LaMotte S; Harris S, 3rbi.
STEUBENVILLE (5-14): Perrino (LP, 0K, 9BB), Marker (6, 0K, 5BB) and Barker; Fields 2S, T; Freeman 2S, rbi; Barker S, T, 2rbi; Roberts 3S, rbi; Perrino S, rbi; Biasi S.
South sweeps Brooke
WELLSBURG - Brooke fell to 6-16 after losing a doubleheader Monday to visiting Parkersburg South, 18-0 and 9-4.
Kristen Reardon fanned eight in the first game, but the Patriots totaled 19 hits.
The Bruins held a 4-3 lead after the second inning in Game 2, but the visitors made a change in the circle and held the hosts scoreless the rest of the way.
Shannon Reardon had a single and double, Kelsey Welsh two singles, Kaylee Kuchinski a double and Courtney Rine, Sam Cusick and Jessica Kennedy all had singles.
Brooke hosts Steubenville Big Red Wednesday.
Parkersburg South 18, Brooke 0
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Brooke 000 00 - 0 2 7
PARKERSBURG SOUTH: Bailey (WP, 5K, 0BB) and Trippett; Whittiking 4S; G. Trippett 3S; Bailey D, 2S; M. Trippett 2S, D; Landis 3S; Bush 2S.
BROOKE: K. Reardon (LP, 8K, 1BB) and S. Reardon; Welsh S; O'Connell S.
Parkersburg South 9, Brooke 4
Parkersburg South 032 020 2 - 9 7 2
Brooke 130 000 0 - 4 8 3
PARKERSBURG SOUTH: Landis (0K, 1BB), Bailey (3, 2K, 0BB) and Trippett; G. Trippett S, HR, rbi; Bailey HR, S, rbi; Landis S, D.
BROOKE (6-16): Kuchinski (LP, 3K, 3BB) and S. Reardon; S. Reardon S, D; Welsh 2S; Kennedy S; Cusick S; Kuchinski D; Rine S.
Knights blank Riders
WHEELING - Wheeling Central held Weir High to four hits and grabbed an 8-0 home win Monday.
Caitlyn Fodor doubled and Taylor Gianangeli singled and doubled for the Red Riders. Abbie Pratt took the loss.
Wheeling Central 8, Weir 0
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Wheeling Central 020 042 - 8 11 0
WEIR (4-10): Pratt (LP, 2K, 0BB), DiBacco (5, 1K, 0BB), Fuccy (6, 0K, OBB) and Buffo; Fodor D; Gianangeli D, S.
WHEELING CENTRAL (14-7): Miller (WP, 8K, 1BB) and Visnick; Bennington 2HR, 2rbi; Henry 2S; Gast D.