PREP ROUNDUP: John Marshall Wins 6th Straight in Baseball
MORGANTOWN — Coach Mark Cisar’s John Marshall baseball team is playing as well as any team in the area right now.
On Monday, the Monarchs saw a 7-0 lead dwindle to 7-6 in the fifth but the Monarchs didn’t panic and held on for a 9-6 triumph on the road against University.
The win gives John Marshall six straight wins.
Ethan Neely led the charge with a home run, a double and two RBI, while teammates Garrett Gelner and Grant Swift each supplied two hits and drove in a run.
Bryce Rayl contributed with a hit and two RBI.
Toronto 2, Monroe Central 1
TORONTO — Toronto and Monroe Central went back and forth until the ninth inning when the Red Knights finally secured the walk-off win.
Landen Lydick paced the Seminoles with three hits, while Auston Hogue, Wade Stoehr and Jake Winland all delivered two hits in defeat.
Indian Creek 6
Martins Ferry 1
WINTERSVILLE — Hunter Rothacker limited Martins Ferry to two hits as he threw a complete game to earn a victory for Indian Creek.
Corey Cottis paced the Creek offense with a single, a double and two RBI.
Oak Glen 3, Weir 0
NEW MANCHESTER — Danny Bridges tossed a complete-game no-hitter to lead Oak Glen past Weir.
Weir 8, Linsly 4
WEIRTON — Sophia Aperfine delivered three hits and two RBI as Weir doubled up Linsly.
Mallory Rosnick homered and singled in the win.
Baeleigh Burwell paced the Cadets with two doubles and a RBI.
Edison 10, Barnesville 0
RICHMOND — Katie Fluharty struck out 10, walked one and limited Barnesville to just two hits in a dominating complete game victory.
Audrey Scott belted a home run, a double and a single to finish with two RBI for the Wildcats.
NEW MARTINSVILLE — Clay-Battelle’s Sydney Wilson took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before it was broken up by Magnolia.
Wilson also provided the only run of the game, a home run in the sixth inning, which proved to be the game-winner.
GLEN DALE — It was a clean sweep for the Wheeling Park boys over John Marshall.
Braeden Keen (No. 1), Wyatt Andrews (No. 2), Ryan Quickel (No. 3) and Nic Trischler (No. 4) all earned singles victories over the Monarchs.
Wheeling Park 5, John Marshall 2
GLEN DALE — Merritt Delk (No. 1), Towne Moores (No. 3) and Taylor Broadwater (No. 4) won their singles events to help lift Wheeling Park past John Marshall.
Lauren Tekely (No. 2) was the lone singles winner for the Monarchs.
Wheeling 24, West Liberty 0
WEST LIBERTY — Wheeling University put a damper on West Liberty’s Senior Day with a rout of its rival.
Paden City product Hayden Hizer belted a grand slam, Luis Dominguez turned in three singles, a double and four RBI, Blake Vandiver smacked four hits and plated one and Jacob Murray delivered two singles, a double and three RBI.
Francisco Morales and Connor Watt also recorded three hits and drove in three and two runs, respectively, for the Cardinals.
WLU’s Grimm Earns MEC Pitcher of the Week Award
BRIDGEPORT – West Liberty University’s Logan Grimm was honored as the final Mountain East Conference Pitcher of the Week for the 2021 season.
The 6-foot-0, 185-pound righthander from Moundsville, W.Va. hurled a one-hitter on Saturday night to hand regionally-ranked Wheeling a 4-1 loss and clinch a second-place finish in the MEC North Division for Coach Eric Burkle’s Hilltoppers.
Wheeling’s first batter of the game beat out an infield single and that turned out to be the only hit of the game for the host MEC North Division champs. Grimm struck out nine Cardinal batters and gave up only three walks in finishing off his complete-game gem and improving to 6-2 on the season.
The West Liberty baseball team will open MEC Tournament play in Beckley, W.Va. on Thursday night when the Hilltoppers take on Charleston, the No. 2 seed from the South Division, in a first-round game. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. at Linda K. Epling Stadium.