St. Clairsville 5, Barnesville 4
ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- A shaky defensive effort proved costly to visiting Barnesville High on Monday resulting in a 5-4 setback to St. Clairsville.
The host Red Devils took advantage of six costly errors by the 'Rocks and pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh.
Kyle Storer collected the win for St . C, while Zach Thompson took the hard luck loss for Barnesville with 1 Ks and two walks in three innings of relief work.
"Zach didn't deserve to take that loss," Barnesville coach DJ Butler explained. "We just didn't catch the baseball...that's the bottom line."
Barnesville outhit the Red Devils by a 5-3 margin with Cade Hannahs leading the effort with a single that plated two RBIs. Nathan Clark, Aaron Marovich, Gaetan Sinisgalli and Kaelan Hannah each singled for the 'Rocks.
Barnesville 14, Shenandoah 8
BARNESVILLE -- Host Barnesville High emerged on the winning side in a slugfest with Shenandoah on Tuesday with a 14-8 victory.
The host 'Rocks finished with 15 hits compared to 12 for the Zeps in the match-up.
Brady Treherne paced Barnesville with a double, two singles with Jarrod Kernen ripping a pair of doubles with three RBIs. Aaron Marovich and Kaelan Hannahs each collected two singles and Nathan Clark stroked a triple and single.
Freshman Luke Eddy earned his first varsity pitching win for the 'Rocks, tossing four innings with two Ks and three walks. Senior Dalton Cowgill suffered the loss for Shenandoah with four innings of work with a pair of walks.
Shenandoah was led at the pate by Jacob Howell with a double, three singles, while Caden Trenner added a double, single with Hunter Templeton and Max Schaffer each banging out two singles with an RBI.
NEXT -- Both teams return to action today at 5 p.m. with Barnesville hosting St. Clairsville, while Shenandoah will welcome rival Caldwell.
Meadowbrook 4, Union Local 0
MORRISTOWN -- Visiting Meadowbrook High got a solid effort on the mound from Logan Fox to blank Union Local 4-0 in non-league baseball action on Tuesday.
Fox tossed a complete game two-hitter finishing with eight Ks and three walks to record the pitching win. Zach Lucas took the loss for the Jets with a complete game outing of his own with four strikeouts and one walk.
Stephen McPeek doubled and singled with a pair of RBIs to lead the Colts (9-6), while Wade Urdak stroked a double and Ben Davis chipped in with an RBI basehit.
Dalton Clay and Zach Greene each singled for the UL hits.
Barnesville 8, St. Clairsville 6
BARNESVILLE -- Host Barnesville carried a narrow 7-6 lead to the sixth inning and then tacked on an insurance run to get by the visiting St. Clairsville Red Devils 8-6 Wednesday.
Caden Gargala and Sam Nicholoff combined on the mound for the Devils fanning two and walking five with Gargala taking the loss. Zane Huntsman (4-1) picked up the pitching win striking out eight and walking none with Gaetan Sinisgalli tossing the seventh and adding two more Ks to pick up a save.
St. Clairsville stroked 13 hits paced by Zac Clark with a double and two singles with Dustin Carrothers adding three singles. Jayden Starks chipped in with a triple, while Matthew Busby and Craig Bober adding two singles each. Barnesville (13-5) collected eight hits led by Nathan Clark with two doubles, while Huntsman helped himself with two singles and Kaelan Hannahs also added a pair of safeties.
Barnesville 5, Toronto 4
BARNESVILLE --Host Barnesville High tuned up for the OVAC Class 3A semifinals with a 5-4 win over perennial powerhouse, Toronto thanks to an extra-inning walk-off home run by freshman Jared Kernen.
"After beating St. C. last night and Toronto tonight, our confidence is way up for the OVACs," offered Barnesville coach DJ Butler. "Jared's home run came with two outs and it was just huge for us. He has done a tremendous job for us all year long."
The Shamrocks trailed 4-2 entering the bottom of the sixth inning when they tallied two runs to send the game to extras and then Kernen belted the solo shot for the win.
Jagger Jefferies hurled six innings for the 'Rocks and was relieved in the seventh inning by Zach Thompson, who struck out a pair and got the decision.
Nathan Clark belted a double, single and an RBI for Barnesville (14-5) while Nick Sinclair collected a pair of safeties and an RBI for the Red Knights (16-2).