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Martinsburg Boys Outlast Wheeling Park, 74-65

MARTINSBURG — Doryn Smith and Anthony Smith each turned in 19 points as Martinsburg upended Wheeling Park 74-65 on Saturday.

Beau Heller paced the Patriots with 24 points and Avery Lee collected 20 points.

Brett Phillips was just short of a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds.


Warren Local 9-3

Wheeling Park 8-12

VINCENT — Wheeling Park dropped its first game of the season by losing the first game of a double-header at Warren Local, only to come back in Game 2 and earn a dominating triumph.

In the loss, Sophomore Gian DeGenova led the way for the Patriots with a pair of singles, a double and three RBI, while Michael Bittinger supplied two hits and three RBI and Billy Gooch added two hits.

In the nightcap, senior Noah Seivertson paved the way for Park with two singles, a triple and two RBI. Gooch tallied three hits and two RBI and James Salvatori recorded a hit and two RBI.

Edison 14, Wellsville 1

RICHMOND — Ian McBane delivered two hits and two RBI as Edison routed Wellsville.

Eli Wilson provided two hits and a RBI for the Wildcats.

Brooke 6, Beaver Local 5

CALCUTTA — The Brooke baseball squad edged out a victory over Beaver Local.

Alex Jezierski picked up an emotional complete-game victory. Jezierski, the nephew of late head coach Ron Ujcich, Jr., allowed two earned runs on six hits, walked a pair and struck out eight. At the plate, he tallied a single, double and two RBIs.

Braelynn Sperringer had two singles and drove home a run. Andrew Coursin produced a single and RBI.

Anthony Bachinski singled two times.

Shamrock Baseball Classic

Championship Game

Barnesville 9

Buckeye Local 1

BARNESVILLE — The Shamrocks claimed the title in the Brad Wilson Shamrock Diamond Classic by virtue of a convincing win against Buckeye Local.

Senior Ayden Hannahs was brilliant on the mound with 11 strikeouts in five innings of work to get the win. He also had two singles and a RBI.

Barnesville (12-1) received three singles and two RBI from Jeremy Hunkler. Jake Edwards and Spencer Bliss both singled and drove in a run.

Buckeye Local got two singles and a triple from Alan Burkett. Ethan McHugh singled home a run.

Consolation Game

Cambridge 13

Monroe Central 3

BARNESVILLE — The Seminoles dropped a pair in the Shamrock Diamond Classic, falling to Cambridge by mercy rule in the sixth inning.

Auston Hogue had two hits and a RBI. Westin Swallow had a double and a single. Kade Demchak had a pair of singles and a RBI. Wade Stoehr brought home a run with a single.


Barnesville 10

Monroe Central 3

BARNESVILLE — The Shamrocks kept rolling along with a drubbing of the Seminoles.

Gavin Carpenter picked up the mound win.

He also had a single and two RBI.

Jeremy Hunkler provided a big chunk of the offense with a triple, two singles and four runs driven in. Kason Powell also had a hit and a RBI.

Ayden Hannahs had a RBI hit.

Monroe received two singles from Kade Demchak.


Monroe Central 16

St. Clairsville 5

St. Clairsville 11

Monroe Central 9

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The host Red Devils and Monroe Central split a doubleheader.

Monroe Central won the first game thanks an offensive performance that saw it pound out 13 hits.

Makenna Matz had a single, double and three RBI. Regan Hamilton had two singles and a RBI. Kazziah Baker had a single, double and RBI. Kalista Friday had a single, double and three RBI.

St. Clairsville was led by Makenna Moran’s three singles. Abby Salisbury had a single, double. Dekotah Namack had two singles and a RBI. Kalie Thomas had two singles and two RBI.

In the second game, St. Clairsville jumped out to an 8-0 lead and then had to hold on.

Salisbury had single, three doubles and four RBI. Namack had two singles and a RBI. Thomas, who was the winning pitcher, had two singles and two RBI.

Monroe was led by Friday, who had two singles, a home run and three RBI. Matz had a single, double and three RBI. Brooklyn Grubb had a double and RBI. Kynzie had a single and RBI.



It’s a Senior Day Sweep for West Liberty Softball

WEST LIBERTY – The surging West Liberty University softball team celebrated Senior Day with its 12th straight win, sweeping a Mountain East Conference doubleheader from Davis & Elkins by identical 2-0 tallies at the WLU Softball Complex.

Current seniors Makenzie Amend, Conner Assif, Haley Collett, Allie Cook and Laral Saunders were honored by head coach Herb Minch and their teammates in Senior Day ceremonies prior to the game. In addition, WLU athletic director Lynn Ullom was on hand to present Coach Minch with a commemorative game ball in recognition of achieving his 500th career win on the road at Concord last weekend.

Pitching was the name of the game for Coach Minch and his Hilltoppers (21-9, 13-5) on Saturday as Makenzie Amend, Riley Bennington and Annie Paterson combined to hold the Senators (7-13, 7-13) to seven singles in 14 scoreless innings while recording 24 strikeouts and issuing just one base on balls.


Bobcats Snap WLU’s

12-Game Winning Streak

WEST LIBERTY — The West Liberty University softball team’s 12-game winning streak came to an end Sunday as West Virginia Wesleyan swept a Mountain East Conference doubleheader at the WLU Softball Complex, 5-2 and 7-5.


Cards establish single-season home run record with

wins at Frostburg State

FROSTBURG, Md. — The Wheeling University baseball team collected a pair of wins over Frostburg State in Mountain East Conference (MEC) play. The Cardinals won game one 5-1, before closing the day with an 11-8 victory.

Wheeling (17-8, 13-5 MEC) hit four home runs on the day to establish a new single-season program-record of 18 home runs.

The 2010 and 2013 Cardinal teams previously held the record with 17 home runs during those seasons.

Wheeling broke out the bats in the final two innings to earn the 5-1 win in game one. The Cardinals trailed 1-0 with one out in the sixth inning when senior third baseman Luis Dominguez delivered a game-tying home run.

Junior shortstop Connor Watt gave the Cardinals the lead in the seventh with a two-RBI double, before junior Chris Iazzetta tacked on two more with another RBI-double that made the score 5-1.

The run support helped propel sophomore pitcher Jared Naida to his third win of the season. Naida (3-0) limited the Bobcats to one run on five hits over six innings of work.

The Cardinals jumped on the Bobcats in the first inning of game two. After Dominguez singled in one run, Iazzetta connected on a three-run home run to make the score 4-0.

Wheeling led 5-3 in the fourth inning when it loaded the bases with one out. Junior left fielder Blake Vandiver cleared the bases with a three-RBI- double, before a single by junior center fielder Jack Skantze knocked in Vandiver to push the score to 9-3.

Frostburg State countered with a three-run fourth inning and made the score 10-7 after five innings played.

A home run by Skantze pushed the Wheeling lead back to 11-7 in the sixth inning. The Cardinal bullpen managed to close the door to preserve the game two victory.


Helmke Homers

Twice in Split at AB

PHILIPPI — Ty Helmke homered for the fourth straight game and the West Liberty University baseball team split a Mountain East Conference doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Alderson Broaddus.

Coach Eric Burkle’s Hilltoppers (13-14, 11-9) held on for a 10-9 win against the Battlers (9-12, 9-10) in the first game before falling by a 13-3 tally in the nightcap.


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