Crusaders blast Potters
EAST LIVERPOOL - The Steubenville Catholic Central baseball team scored 12 runs on nine hits to put away East Liverpool 12-0 in five innings Tuesday.
Aleks Porreca was the winning pitcher, striking out three over five frames. Brenton Colabella connected for a double and two singles with Porreca and Chris Murphy each adding a pair of base knocks. Stone Romano had a double and Jack Reed chipped in with a single.
Central (9-4) hosts River today.
Steubenville Central 12, East Liverpool 0
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STEUBENVILLE CENTRAL (9-4): Porreca (WP, 3K, 1BB) and Laukert. Murphy 2S; Colabella 2S, D; Romano D; Porreca 2S; Reed S.
EAST LIVERPOOL: Lane (LP, 0K, 4BB), Burson (2nd, 0K, 1BB), Bombeck (5th, 0K, 4BB) and Dozier. Meek S; Burson S; Maze S; Dozier S; Bowers S.
Panthers blank Monarchs
RAYLAND - The Buckeye Local baseball team received a strong effort from pitcher Chase Hopkins in a 3-0 win over John Marshall Tuesday.
Hopkins struck out three while scattering three base hits over seven innings to earn the victory. He helped his cause with a solo home run in the fifth innings. Austin Marshall tripled home Shane Duncan, who singled, before scoring on an error in the first.
Buckeye Local (8-8) hosts St. Clairsville today.
Buckeye Local 3, John Marshall 0
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BUCKEYE LOCAL (8-8): Hopkins (WP, 3K, 2BB) and Sokolowski. Hopkins HR; Marshall S, T, RBI; Duncan S; Sokolowski S.
JOHN MARSHALL (9-11): Fromhart (LP, 8K, 3BB) and Winland. Fromhart S; Betras S; Winland S.
John Marshall edges Morgantown
WHEELING - The John Marshall softball team held off Morgantown for a 5-4 win in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 5A softball semifinals Tuesday.
Amy Rotriga struck out nine without a walk in picking up the victory. Hannah Rogerson had two singles and an RBI, Siisy George had a double and an RBI, Kristin Lewicki had a pair of singles, and Morgan Watson had an RBI for the Monarchs.
John Marshall will face Wheeling Park, 4-3 winners over Indian Creek, in the OVAC Class 5A final Saturday.
John Marshall 5, Morgantown 4
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MORGANTOWN: Hanson (LP, 2K, 2BB) and Scudiere. DeBastiani D, S, rbi; Perdue D, S; Walker HR, rbi; Shreves 2S, rbi.
JOHN MARSHALL: Rotriga (WP, 9K, 0BB) and Lewicki. Lewicki 2S; George D, rbi; Rogerson 2S, rbi; Watson rbi.
Fort Frye tops River
WHEELING - Fort Frye beat River 6-0 tin the OVAC Class 3A semifinals Tuesday.
Victoria Mimken was the winning pitcher, striking out seven, walking one, and scattering three hits. Abby Baker had a three-run homer with Lexi Huck adding a home run, two singles, and two RBIs. Hali LeMasters had a pair of singles and an RBI with Courtney Hendershot adding two singles.
Fort Frye takes on Bellaire, 6-5 winners over Shenandoah, in the Class 3A final Saturday.
Fort Frye 6, River 0
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RIVER: Goudy (LP, 11K, 1BB), Curtis (6th, 1K, 0BB) and Marshall. Curtis D; Bowers S; Cieszeski S.
FORT FRYE: Mimken (WP, 7K, 1BB) and Smith. Hendershot 2S; Huck S, HR, 2RBI; LeMasters 2S, RBI; Baker HR, 3RBI.
Bellaire nips Shenandoah
WHEELING - Bellaire topped Shenandoah 6-5 with a run in the bottom of the eighth of the OVAC Class 3A semifinals Tuesday.
Megan Ging picked up the win for the Big Reds with a two strikeout, no walk performance. Megan Maffe had a single, double, and three RBIs with Elisha Gillespie driving in a run on a double, Ging adding an RBI single, and Dallas Messenger adding two singles. Morgan Runyan had a triple and Mackenzie Conroy had a double.
Bellaire takes on Fort Frye, 6-0 winners over River, in Saturday's Class 3A final.
Bellaire 6, Shenandoah 5
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SHENANDOAH: Cowgill (7K, 4BB), Roe (6th, LP, 1K, 0BB) and Mallet. Rich 2S; Mallet S; Hill S; Cowgill S, D; McKenzie S, RBI; Brown S, D.
BELLAIRE: Ging (WP, 2K, 0BB) and Messenger. Messenger 2S; Ging S, RBI; Conroy D; Gillespie D, RBI; Maffe S, D, 3RBI; Runyon T; Zeller S.
Maroon Knights beat Tigers
WHEELING - The Wheeling Central softball team claimed a 10-0 win over Shadyside in the OVAC Class 2A softball semifinals Tuesday.
Wheeling Central faces the winner of today's other Class 2A semifinal between Steubenville Catholic Central and Cameron on Saturday.
Wheeling Central 10, Shadyside 0
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SHADYSIDE: Heagney (LP, 8K, 3BB) and Dunn. Benedetto 2S; Fielding S; Francis S.
WHEELING CENTRAL: Henry (WP, 5K, 0BB) and Visnick. Cook D, T; Gast D, HR; Bennington D, HR; Henry D; Saseen D; Giffin S; Zavolta S.
PAC?to hold meeting
STEUBENVILLE - The Polish Athletic Club will hold its monthly meeting at 8 p.m. Thursday in the clubhouse.