BARNESVILLE - The Weirton Madonna baseball team won its 14th game in 18 starts with a 7-2 triumph over host Barnesville on Thursday.
Michael Rogers earned the win.
Will Bowers went yard and added two doubles for a pair of RBIs to lead the winners. Vinnie Merico added a double and RBI.
Madonna takes on Bishop Donahue at 10 a.m. Saturday at Vaccaro Field for the OVAC Class 1A championship.
Weirton Madonna 7, Barnesville 2
Weirton Madonna 201 310 0 - 7 9 0
Barnesville 000 100 1 - 2 5 0
MADONNA: Rogers (WP, 4K, 4W) and Bowser; Bowser 2D, HR, 2RBI; vinnie Merico D, RBI
BARNESVILLE: Hannahs (LP, 2K, 5W), Crum (4, 0K, 4W) and Brown; Wilson 2S, RBI.
Bruins defeat Huskies
WELLSBURG - The Brooke baseball team overcame a 4-1 deficit with five in the bottom of the fifth inning and went on to beat visiting Harrison Central, 7-4, Thursday.
Chad Harper led the Bruins' offense with a double, single and three RBIs. Russell Schwertfeger added a single and double for an RBI, Justin Loughrie an RBI double and Mario Lombardi and Heath Hildreath each with RBI singles. David Hardesty doubled and Fargo Carmerlengo singled and doubles.
Aaron Walker earned the victory. He struck out 10 and walked a pair.
Ian Saho collected a single and two RBIs for the Huskies. Dalton Rutter and Nick Staten singled for an RBI and Dustin Redish had a pair of singles.
Brooke 7, Harrison Central 4
Harrison Central 130 000 0 - 4 6 1
Brooke 100 051 x - 7 10 2
HARRISON CENTRAL: Arbogast (LP, 2K, 4W), Porter (5, 2K, 0W) and Staten, Toredish (1); Redish 2S; Rutter S, RBI; Staten S, RBI; Saho S, 2RBI.
BROOKE: Walker (WP, 10K, 2W) and Harper; Schwertfeger S, D, RBI; Loughrie D, RBI; Hildreth S, RBI; Lombardi S, RBI; Harper S, D 3RBI; Hardisty D; Camerlengo S, D.
Brooke blanks Knights
WELLSBURG - The Brooke softball team evened its record at 11-11 with an 8-0 victory over Toronto Thursday in 5 innings.
Kaylee Kuchinski went the distance for the winners, striking out seven, walking one and allowing a pair of singles.
Brette Geary led the offensive charge with a single, double and three RBIs. Taylor Simala smacked two doubles for an RBI. Sabrina Duffy had two singles and an RBI, Michaela Hinerman two singles and Isabella Preston a single and RBI.
Serena Burkey and Emily Anderson had the singles for the Red Knights. Desiree Meadows took the loss.
Brooke 8, Toronto 0
Toronto 000 000 - 0 2 3
Brooke 011 33x - 8 11 1
TORONTO: Meadows (LP, 3K, 0W) and Koontz; Burkey S; E. Anderson S.
BROOKE (11-11): Kuchinski (WP, 7K, 1W) and Preston; Duffy 2S, RBI; Hinerman 2S; Geary S, D, 3RBI; Simala 2D, RBI; Preston S, RBI; Carpenter S, Schambach S.
Red Devils edge Redskins
MINGO JUNCTION - The St. Clairsville baseball team scored a run in the top of the ninth inning and hung on for a 3-2 victory over host Indian Creek Thursday at the John Muth Recreational Complex.
Cole Yeater and Jimmy Bolyog each had a single and RBI for the Redskins. Yeater started on the bump and went eight innings. He fanned 10 and walked four. Aaron Crawford pitched the ninth and took the loss.
Indian Creek visits Weir High today.
St. Clairsville 3, Indian Creek 2
St. Clairsville 010 100 001 - 3 5 0
Indian Creek 001 000 100 - 2 6 3
ST. CLAIRSVILLE: Carrothers (5K, 3W), Stewart (WP, 7, 2K, 4W) and Slavik; Gummer S, D; Coleman S, RBI; Busby S, RBI.
INDIAN CREEK: Yeater (10K, 4W), Crawford (LP, 9, 1K, 1BB) and A. Freshwater; Krager S; Yeater S, RBI; Bolyog S, RBI; Woodbury S; Whitaker D.