Post 33 tops Post 740
EAST SPRINGFIELD - The Steubenville Post 33 Legion baseball team picked up a 12-6 win at Richmond Post 740 Wednesday.
JoJo Pierro had a monster game at the plate with two singles, a double, a home run and four RBIs for Post 33. Justin Corsi added two singles, a double and three RBIs with Bryan Pierro contributing two singles and two RBIs. Chris Murphy picked up the win after entering in relief in the third inning.
Ty Yocum knocked in three runs on a single, double, and triple for Richmond. Chad Wickham added two singles and an RBI.
Richmond hosts Weirton at 6 p.m. today while Steubenville begins play in the Chillicothe Tournament with Toledo at 3:30 p.m. at V.A. Memorial Stadium and Mentor at 6 p.m. at Unioto High School.
Steubenville 12, Richmond 6
Steubenville 310 007 1 - 12 14 3
Richmond 004 002 0 - 6 10 1
STEUBENVILLE (10-8): Malesky (2K, 2BB), Murphy (WP, 3rd, 0K, 2BB) and Merriman. B. Pierro 2s, 2rbi; J. Pierro 2s, d, hr, 4rbi; Colabella s, rbi; Young s, rbi; Corsi 2s, d, 3rbi; Panella d, rbi; Merriman t; Porreca s.
RICHMOND (8-8): Jones (LP, 3K, 1BB), Wickham (6th, 0K, 0BB), Hilt (6th, 0K, 2BB), Smyth (7th, 1K, 1BB) and Orr. Wickham 2s, rbi; Orr s; Smyth s; Yocum s, d, t, 3rbi; Stagani s; Jones d; Marcus s.
Local teams in Wheeling tourney
WHEELING - A basketball festival will be held Saturday and Sunday as the 20th annual Wheeling Recreation Girls' High School Shootout gets under way.
A total of 80 games will be played over the two days, with teams from four states competing in four different pool divisions.
Representing Ohio are Bellaire, Bridgeport, Cleveland Select, St. Clairsville and St. John Central. Maryland is represented by Sorelle's, while Pennsylvania teams include Ringgold and Upper St. Clair. West Virginia has teams from John Marshall, Linsly, North Marion, University, Weir, Weirton Madonna, Wheeling Central and Wheeling Park entered.
All contests will be played at the Linsly School's four courts: Main Court, Tartan Court, Old Gym (upstairs) and Paul Gym (small gym up the road).
All teams are guaranteed to play at least five games.
The Pools are:
A - Weirton Madonna, Ringgold, St. John Central and Wheeling Park
B - Bridgeport, Cleveland Select, Linsly and Upper St. Clair
C - Wheeling Central, St. Clairsville, University, Weir
D - Bellaire, John Marshall, North Marion, Sorrelle's
11 a.m. - Wheeling Park vs. Weirton Madonna
noon - St. Clairsville vs. University
1 p.m. - Linsly vs. Cleveland Select
2 p.m. - Wheeling Central vs. University
3 p.m. - Linsly vs. Bridgeport
4 p.m. - North Marion vs. Bellaire
11 a.m. - Ringgold vs. St. John Central
noon - Wheeling Central vs. Weir
1 p.m. - Wheeling Park vs. Ringgold
2 p.m. - Weir vs. St. Clairsville
3 p.m. - Upper St. Clair vs. Cleveland Select
4 p.m. - Sorrelle's vs. John Marshall
11 a.m. - Linsly vs. Upper St. Clair
noon - Bellaire vs. Sorrelle's
1 p.m. - St. John Central vs. Weirton Madonna
2 p.m. - North Marion vs. Sorrelle's
3 p.m. - Ringgold vs. Weirton Madonna
4 p.m. - St. Clairsville vs. Wheeling Central
11 a.m. -Cleveland Select vs. Bridgeport
noon - North Marion vs. John Marshall
1 p.m. - Upper St. Clair vs. Bridgeport
2 p.m. - John Marshall vs. Bellaire
3 p.m. - Wheeling Park vs. St. John Central
4 p.m. - University vs. Weir