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MORGANTOWN – Madonna will defend her OVAC Championship title later this week as the Blue Dons advance to Saturday’s Class 1A Championship with a 9-2 win over Trinity Christian in Monday’s semifinal.
The Blue Dons, seeded No. 3 in the tournament, will face Cameron in the 1A final at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Edison Multisport Complex.
Madonna took a 1-0 lead early in the first and went 5-0 in the fourth to take control, adding some confidence in the sixth with one and two more in the top of the seventh.
Parker Haney went the first five innings and whipped up eight batters while Marques Parker added four more punches while working a scoreless final two innings.
Kolton Grishkevich went 3 for 4 at the plate with a double and a pair of RBIs, while Chase Littleton had a double and an RBI, as did Luke Amaismeier.
Matt Amaismeier had a pair of hits and an RBI, while Brock Reinacher and Lucas McAllister each had a run.
The Blue Dons host Tyler Consolidated today.
Edison tops Wellsville
RICHMOND — Edison’s baseball team took an early lead and used a big inning to add to it Monday night at home as they beat Wellsville, 10-1.
The Wildcats scored a run in each of the first two innings and then, after leading 3-0 in the fourth, scored five in the fifth to pull away.
Gage Cline had a brace and an RBI, while Matt Parsons doubled and Eli Wilson went 3 for 4 with three RBIs.
Ian McBane also scored a pair of runs, while Cam Cooley pitched the first 5 1/3 innings for the win. He struck out eight with just one walk.
McKay gets win #50
NEW MANCHESTER – Maddie McKay’s decorated high school career hit another milestone on Monday as the Toledo commitment kicked off a complete shutout to claim the 50th win of their career as Oak Glen beat visiting East Fairmont , 8-0, in five innings at the Field of Dreams.
The senior standout fanned nine and allowed just three hits, while going 2 of 3 at the plate with a pair of RBIs.
Kenna Calahan also went 2-for-3 and hit a triple, while Lizzie Kell was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs to lead the Golden Bears offense (19-2).
Emma Renfro also drove in a race for Oak Glen, which will face Indian Creek in today’s OVAC Class 4A semifinal at the I-470 complex.
Creek Tops Park
MINGO JUNCTION — The Indian Creek softball team will head into tomorrow’s OVAC tournament on their momentum as the Redskins eliminated Wheeling Park, 11-6, Monday at home.
Creek, who was leading 7-5 at the time, used a four-run bottom of the sixth to pull away from the invading Patriots.
Trinity Taylor led the way at home plate and in the circle. She went 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs at bat and pitched a full game to earn the victory with two strikeouts and just one walk.
Carley Jo Penner went 3 for 3, while Alexis Dawson and Kiersten Dorsey each tackled a pair of runs and went 3 for 4. Abby Starkey also had a multi-hit game.
Brooke walks away from EL
EAST LIVERPOOL — The Bruins opened the start of the first inning with five runs and never looked on the road at East Liverpool on Monday, outscoring the Potters 13-1 in five innings.
Baylei Jones whipped up seven batters while Emilee Knorr had three hits, Landry Bone homered twice and scored seven runs and Wintar MQuiston drove in a pair of runs.
The Bruins return home today to host Toronto.
Beavers fend off panthers
CALCUTTA — Buckeye Local rallied in the lead in seventh at Beaver Local on Monday, but missed two runs as host Beavers hung on for a 9-7 win.
Alexa Williams went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for the Panthers, while Isabella Hepburn went 2 for 3 with two RBis and Josey Meddles and Morgan Richardson had multi-hit games for Buckeye Local.
Samantha Ankrom went six innings in the circle with one strikeout and only one walk.