Red Riders top Fairmont
WEIRTON — The top-seeded Weir High softball team opened the Class AA Region 1, Section 1 tournament on Saturday with a 9-1 home win over then-No. 4 Fairmont Senior.
Phia Aperfine had a double, triple and two RBI and Eliza Utt had a double, two singles and two RBI to lead the offense.
Utt threw a total of three scoreless innings, the first two and the fifth, striking out six and giving up just one.
Riley Donaldson had three hits in his two innings in the circle.
The Red Riders host No. 2 Oak Glen today.
Golden Bears top North Marion
NEW MANCHESTER — Oak Glen carried its winning streak into the tournament as the No. 2 seed Golden Bears defeated No. 3 North Marion 8-0 on Saturday at the Field of Dreams Complex.
Sydney Brown doubled and singled, Lizzie Kell had three hits and an RBI, Sarah Brown tripled and scored a run and Liv Munoz went 4 for 4 with five RBIs for Oak Glen.
Kell threw a complete-game, three-hitter, striking out 15 batters without issuing a walk.
Madonna remains alive in Class A
Madonna’s softball team won several games in the loser’s bracket to stay alive after being eliminated early in the tournament.
After falling to Magnolia on Thursday, the Blue Dons defeated Paden City 6-3 on Friday at home and rallied to defeat Cameron 5-4 on Saturday to advance to Monday’s losers bracket final against Magnolia at the road today.
In the win over Paden City, Chloe Orrecchio doubled and Kendal Ryan struck out five in the circle.
Ryan doubled and threw another complete game against Cameron.
Big Red wins a pair at Edison
RICHMOND — Competing in Edison’s Dave Grimm Invitational, the Big Red posted two strong wins on Saturday.
Steubenville beat Edison 16-0 in the early game.
Senna Smith hit a homer and had a single and three RBI, Sagan Smarella was 3 for 4 with five RBI, Emily Tuttle had a double, two hits and four RBI and Paige Matheson doubled and drove in two runs.
Jules King, who also had two hits, struck out nine in four innings in the circle and Katie Renforth pitched a scoreless fifth.
Allie Shrieve had a double and Pam Johnson had a single for the Wildcats.
The Big Red finished the day with a 10-0 win over Indian Valley.
King fired a no-hitter, striking out nine more batters. She was also 3 for 4 with a double and four RBIs at the plate.
Smith was 2 for 2 with two RBIs and Smarella also recorded a hit.
In its other game of the day, Edison dropped a close 3-2 decision against Indian Valley.
Red Knights edge Columbiana
TORONTO — The Toronto baseball team added a win to its resume on Saturday, defeating visiting Columbiana 2-1 in extra innings.
Zane Kinsey and Cole Barkus each had a single and an RBI for the Red Knights, while Aidan Philby went all nine innings on the mound with 12 strikeouts.
Creek pulls away from Madonna
WEIRTON — The Indian Creek baseball team erupted for 10 runs in the third inning to pull away from Madonna on the road Saturday for a 13-1 victory.
Aidan Orr had two home runs and six RBIs and Sal Barcallow had a homer, three hits and four RBIs for Creek.
Nick Maurer had a double, a single and an RBI, and Silas Hyde picked up six strikeouts in five innings on the mound.
Colton Grishkiewicz had a double and an RBI for the Blue Dons.
Edison heads the Buckeye Local
RICHMOND — Haught combined on the mound to shut out the Panthers as Edison took a 6-0 victory over visiting Buckeye Local at home on Saturday.
Brayden Moses had a double and a single, Matt Parsons had a triple, a single and two RBIs and Liam Watson doubled in a run for the Wildcats.
Skyler Ebright had two hits for the Panthers.
Jefferson Christian wins two
MINGO JUNCTION — The Jefferson County Christian baseball team won two games Saturday.
The Royals defeated Bridgeport 6-5 in the morning.
Lee Gump was the winning pitcher with five innings and Lucas McMasters pitched two scoreless innings of relief.
Gump and Jake Freeman each had two hits and two RBI.
In the second game, JCC outscored Tusky Valley 14-4 in five innings.
Wyatt Hervey had three singles and four RBI and Mason Gump was the winning pitcher.