BELLAIRE - Steubenville Catholic only laced four hits, but it made them count against pitcher Hannah Absalom and St. John in posting a 3-2 victory at Amanda's Field in prep softball action Thursday.
Micca Mirabella tripled and drove in a run for the Crusaders (18-3). Taylor Clark and Sammi Giannamore both doubled and drove in a run and Maddy Gulan doubled.
Absalom finished with 14 strikeouts and five walks for the Irish (18-3). Caitlin Sliva slapped three singles, Kristen doubled and singled and Cheyenne Harris had two singles and an RBI.