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Toronto Wins 27th Straight Sectional

By AARON PETCHAL

For The Intelligencer

TORONTO — The streak continues.

The No. 3 seed Toronto baseball team took an early lead against No. 11 seed Caldwell, and the Red Knights took down the Redskins, 5-1, in an Ohio Division IV Eastern District Sectional Co-Final Thursday evening at the Knights Baseball Complex.

Toronto has won 27 straight sectional titles.

Division III

Martins Ferry 10, Bellaire 0

MARTINS FERRY — Martins Ferry begins preparations for Tuesday’s Division III Eastern District semifinal against Ridgewood thanks to a mercy-rule victory against rival Bellaire.

Ferry’s offense broke out in a big way, pounding out 13 hits, including five doubles against a pair of Big Reds pitchers. The offense did more than enough when you consider senior ace Colby Shriver was on the bump and was lights out once again.

Shriver finished with three hits, as well.

Division III Sectional

Harrison Central 7, Sandy Valley 2

CADIZ – The Huskies blew open a two-run game with a four spot in the bottom of the fifth and went on to post the victory against Sandy Valley on Thursday.

Harrison Central received steady pitching from junior Tre Rex, who fanned seven and walked two. He also had two singles.

Jonathan Vermillion doubled home a pair of runs, while junior catcher Treston Nemeth had a double, single and a RBI. Kaden Jurosko had two singles and two RBI. Cabot Arbaugh had a double and two RBI.

OHSAA Division II

East 1 District Championship

No. 2 Indian Valley

No. 10 Steubenville 3

CADIZ — Jules King struck out 11 and walked one but Steubenville fell to Indian Valley in the district title game.

SOFTBALL

Eastern District Finals

Tusky Valley 12

Martins Ferry 5

CAMBRIDGE — The top-seeded Purple Riders saw their storybook season come to an abrupt halt with a setback to fifth-seeded and defending titleist Tusky Valley in the Division III Eastern District softball championship.

Maria Clark finished with three singles and two RBI while Kaylynn Zinn recorded two singles and Taylor Bell doubled. Clark, who took over for Lauren McFarland to start the second, registered seven strikeouts and walked five. Kelsi Gillespie fanned a batter in her one inning of work.

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