Barnesville 6, St. John Central 5
BARNESVILLE -- Host Barnesville pushed across two runs in the bottom of the seventh to slip past the visiting Bellaire St. John Central Lady Irish 6-5 in high school softball action at the Route 800 field on Monday.
With the visitors leading 5-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh, Abby Starr got things started for the Lady Shamrocks with a one-out triple. Erin Hannahs followed with another triple to drive in Starr and knot the score at five. Astin Skinner singled to chase home Hannahs with the game winning run.
Freshman Regan Hanlon (2-1) went the distance in the circle, striking out four, walking one and hitting one batter. Lovinski was the hard-luck loser fanning six with no walks.
Both teams collected nine hits, with Sarah Powell leading the Lady 'Rocks (2-2) with a home run and single, while Hannahs and Starr each had a single to go with their triples and Hanlon helped her own cause with a triple.
For St. John Central (4-2), DeLuca cracked two triples and a single and the catcher Palmer added two singles.
Buckeye Trail 10, Barnesville 4
OLD WASHINGTON -- What started out as a pitchers' duel turned wound up with 14 runs on the scoreboard and, thanks to one big inning, host Buckeye Trail High remained unbeaten with a 10-4 victory over Barnesville on Tuesday.
With the game scoreless after four and one-half innings,Trail sent 12 batters to the plate in the bottom of the fifth and tallied eight times to keep their early-season record spotless at 4-0.
Trail junior Jenni Carmichael and Barnesville freshman Regan Hanlon matched zeroes in the early-going, with each side collecting just one hit until the decisive bottom of the fifth.
A walk to Maybelline Rodriguez started the frame for Trail, followed by a sacrifice bunt by Carmichael.
After a single by Cassidy Dobbins, Alli McVicker delivered a two-run single to left-center to put the Lady Warriors on the scoreboard.
Walks to twin sisters Brooke and Amber Colvin loaded the bases and a third straight free pass to Alexis Wheeler forced in a run and resulted in a pitching change for Barnesville to Chloe Campbell.
Hannah Smith greeted Campbell with a two-run double; Randi Leigh Rippeth followed with an RBI single and, after an out, Carmichael also posted an RBI single to put the Lady Warriors in front, 8-0.
Barnesville managed to cut the lead in half in the top of the sixth.
Carpenter opened with a double and Brianna Bohandy followed with a two-bagger to knock in Campbell.
Trail switched to Smith in the circle, but Erin Hannahs and Sarah Powell both collected singles, with Powell driving in Bohandy.
Abby Gibons folowe with a two-run triple which plated Hannahs and Powell, but she was cut down at the plate on a throw from Wheeler to Rippeth and an infield pop-up ended the threat.
Trail tacked on two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Amber Colvin doubled; stole third and scored on an RBI single by Wheeler and, after a walk to Smith, Rippeth drove in Wheeler with the final run with a base hit.
Trail finished with 10 hits, but it was impatience at the plate which hurt the hosts early according to Coach Staci Smith.
"It was just a matter of getting our girls to be patient at the plate," said Smith. "I think we swung at just about every first pitch in the first three innings."
Rippeth and Dobbins both had two hits to lead Trail.
Carmichael got the pitching win with five strikeouts and one walk, with Smith collecting a save.
Barnesville coach Leslie Skinner pointed to the obvious one-inning collapse as the difference.
"Hopefully, that's not a theme for us this year where we give up a big inning and it costs us," the Lady Shamrocks' coach related. "Usually it's errors that cost us, but they did it with hits and walks this time."
Hanlon closed with five walks while Campbell had one K and two walks.
"Regan got a little gassed at the end," said Barnesville coach Leslie Skinner of her freshman hurtler. "Chloe did a nice job throwing strikes and getting our four-run inning started with a double."
Hannahs had two singles to lead the Lady 'Rocks (2-3).
St. John Central 3, Barnesville 2
BELLAIRE -- Visiting Barnesville suffered a heart-breaking 3-2 loss to St. John Central in softball action on Wednesday.
The teams entered the seventh inning deadlocked at 0-0, but the Lady Shamrocks broke the tie when Sarah Powell connected on a two-run double down the first base line scoring Erin Hannahs and Madison Detling for the 2-0 lead.
However, the Lady 'Rocks' lead was short lived as the Lady Fighting Irish responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the seventh to claim the win in walk-off fashion.
Raegan Hanlin sufferd the loss for Barnesville. Hanlin struck out five and walked five in seven innings of work while Taylor Lowe earned the win for St. Johns with four Ks and four free passes.
Powell led the way for the Lady 'Rocks with a double and two RBIs while Brianna Bohandy chipped in with a pair of singles.
Barnesville 9, Linsly 4
Barnesville 12, Linsly 2
WHEELING, WV - Visiting Barnesville High completed a two-game Saturday sweep over The Linsly School with a 9-4 win in the opening game and a 12-2 victory in the second game.
In the first game, Chloe Campbell picked up the win for the Lady Shamrocks in the circle with three strikeouts and four walks.
Hunter Miller belted a two-run home run for Barnesville while Erin Hannahs and Abby Starr each tacked on a double and single.
In the second tilt, the Lady 'Rocks collected 13 hits paced by Hannahs, Astin Skinner, Sarah Powell and Baylie MacMillan who all recorded two hits each.
Raegan Hanlin started the contest for Barnesville and got the win with two strikeouts and four walks while Hannahs came into the game in relief where she struck out two and did not record a walk.
Wisvari-Wier paced Linsly's offense with two singles while Gomer chipped in with an RBI single.