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Jordan Welch 04-26-17

Waterford baseball rolls to 15-6 win over Belpre

BELPRE — The Wateford Wildcats just keep right on rolling through the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division. Wednesday night it was the Belpre Golden Eagles’ turn to feel the wrath of Wildcats as the green and white rolled to a 15-6 victory to remain perfect in conference play. Senior ...

Photo courtesy of France Moise
Marietta College’s Chris Petrucci, left, rounds first base during a college baseball game against Oberlin College Wednesday at Don Schaly Stadium.

Etta Express splits with Oberlin

Marietta College salvaged a split. The Pioneers played errorless ball in downing Oberlin College, 5-2, in the nightcap after dropping an 8-7, 10-inning decision to the Yeomen in non-conference baseball action at Don Schaly Stadium Wednesday. “That was something I really wanted to do to ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Frontier senior shortstop Zach Cunningham has earned plenty of accolades for his performance on the baseball diamond, and is hoping to continue his success at Capital University.

Playing baseball is Frontier standout’s passion

Zach Cunningham Frontier High Year: senior Age: 17 GPA: 3.8 Sports: baseball, basketball (freshman) Position: shortstop, pitcher Honors: All-PVC, All-Eastern District School activities: Spanish National Honor Society, National Honor Society President, Washington County Youth ...

Tigers throttle Meigs, 14-1, for win No. 15

Marietta High is solidifying itself as one of the top baseball teams in the Southeast District. After Tuesday’s 14-1 win over Meigs at Legion Field, the Tigers now have won 15 of their first 18 games and have a strong case for a top seed in the tournament. The brackets are scheduled to be ...

JAY W. BENNETT The Marietta Times
Williamstown second baseman Jocey West (4) fields a throw at first base to retire Wirt County’s Mahala Greenleaf (17) during a high school softball game Tuesday.

Williamstown softball drops 2-1 heartbreaker to Wirt

WILLIAMSTOWN — Miranda Dennis scored the winning run in the last of the ninth here Tuesday on Skylar Bogan’s walk-off RBI double as Wirt County outlasted Williamstown, 2-1, and punched its ticket to Thursday’s Little Kanawha Conference tournament semifinals. The two LKC West Division ...

STEVE HEMMELGARN The Marietta Times
Williamstown’s Bryce Haer runs from second to third base as Parkersburg Catholic shortstop Logan Plummer defends during a high school baseball game Tuesday.

’Jackets blast Catholic in baseball

DAVISVILLE, W.Va. — Williamstown notched its 12th straight baseball victory Tuesday afternoon, scoring a total of 14 runs in the fourth and fifth innings to overwhelm host Parkersburg Catholic 18-2 in five frames at Marshall Field. The Yellowjackets’ Mason Adkins slugged a two-run homer, ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Hunter Welch, trying to bunt, dances away from a pitch during first-inning action Tuesday. The Tigers dropped a 13-0 decision to visiting Meigs.

Marietta falls to tough Marauders

Marietta High probably won’t be facing many better hitting teams than Meigs High this spring. The Tigers were mercied for the second time this season by the Marauders, dropping a 13-0 decision in non-conference softball action at Phillips Elementary School Field Tuesday. “Meigs is a ...

MIKE MORRISON The Marietta Times
Warren’s Tyler Tanner, center, dives to tag first base, but not in time to retire Parkersburg South’s Chase Yoho during a high school baseball game Monday at Hank Greenburg Field in Parkersburg. Warren’s Michael Greenlee, left, looks on.

Weihl pitches Warriors to 1-0 win in OVAC semi

PARKERSBURG — There’s an old saying in the grand old game of baseball that walks will come back to haunt you. Parkersburg South ace pitcher Dalton Wiggins allowed just one walk in seven strong innings of work in Monday night’s Ohio Valley Athletic Conference semi-final against Warren at ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Frontier’s Dalton Webber (20) slides safely into third as Fort Frye’s Nate Brothers tries to field an errant throw. Webber scored on the play, but the Cadets ended up winning, 11-1.

Nelson one-hits Frontier in Cadets’ 11-1 victory

BEVERLY — Luke Nelson toyed with a no-no. The sophomore southpaw pitched a one-hitter as Fort Frye High mercied visiting Frontier High, 11-1, in Pioneer Valley Conference baseball action Monday. “I was just trying to throw strikes and let my defense do their thing,” said the 5-foot-9 ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Marietta’s Isaac Danford fields a ground ball at shortstop during a high school baseball game against Dover Monday at Legion Field.

Tigers get rare win over Dover, 5-1

A visit to the mound by head coach Jim Thrash was just what the doctor ordered for Marietta pitcher Trent Dawson. Monday at Legion Field, Dawson cruised through the first three innings against Dover before allowing a hit and a four-pitch walk to begin the fourth. Thrash walked to the mound ...

MHS crew succeeds at Dillon Sprints

NASHPORT — The Marietta Tiger Navy and other rowers had “company” on the water at the Dillon Lake Scholastic Sprints at Dillon State Park this past Saturday. “An unwelcome event left thousands of dead fish floating on the water during the regatta,” said MHS girls’ coach Joe ...

Marietta College splits doubleheader with La Roche

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Marietta College split a nonconference doubleheader at No. 17 La Roche College Monday afternoon. The Pioneers won game one, 8-6 in 10 innings, and the Redhawks took the second game, 12-8. Marietta moves to 17-13 on the season. La Roche is 27-7 overall. Senior Joe Gardner ...

Marietta College’s Ian Luttrell pitches during the team’s sweep of Wilmington Sunday in Marietta. Photo courtesy of France Moise.

Pioneers sweep Wilmington on Community Day

Marietta College had its Community Day hitting clothes on. The Pioneers rapped out a combined 31 hits in a 9-4 and 13-1 sweep of Wilmington College in Ohio Athletic Conference baseball action at Don Schaly Stadium Sunday. “I think our bats have gotten better in the last week and a half to ...

Colten Burdette (44) goes low while Tyler Carpenter (28) attempts to pass on the outside during Friday night’s AMRA Late Model feature at the Legendary Hilltop Speedway. Burdette held on to grab the win while Carpenter finished fourth. Photo courtesy of Zach Yost.

Burdette holds on for win at Legendary Hilltop Speedway

By the time Friday night’s AMRA 25-lap Late Model Feature had come to it’s conclusion, Parkersburg’s Colten Burdette had to wonder just how many Carpenter driven race cars he would have to hold off to win for the first time this season at the Legendary Hilltop Speedway. That number would ...

Wood County Christian School's Hannah Riggs, center sitting, signs a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and play volleyball at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, Pa. Left to right, sitting: Taffy Riggs (mother), Hannah, and Jason Riggs (father). Standing is WCCS volleyball coach Mike Conaway. Photo by Ron Johnston.

Riggs to play volleyball at Carlow in Pittsburgh

WILLIAMSTOWN — Hannah Riggs was fearless on the volleyball court as Wood County Christian’s libero. “The libero is in charge of getting things set up in the back row,” said the 17-year-old Riggs before signing a National Letter of Intent in the WCCS gym Friday to continue her ...

JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Parkersburg’s Logan Wooddell, left, and Belpre’s Tojzae Reams, right, finish neck-and-neck in the 100 meter dash during Friday’s Erickson All-Sports Invitational in Parkersburg.

Parkersburg High boys, girls sweep Erickson Invitational; Marietta boys 2nd

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High looked right at home Friday at the Erickson All-Sports Invitational. The Big Reds claimed a dominating win on the boys side, while the girls edged out Ripley 101-99 to claim first place. Head coach Lia Fleek’s PHS girls held a 93-89 lead going into the ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Warren’s Olivia Shutts, left, is safe as Logan third baseman Payton Frasure tries to apply a tag during SEOAL softball action Friday. The Warriors hung on to win, 4-3.

Warren hangs on to edge Logan, 4-3

VINCENT — After pitching shutout ball for six innings, Sarah Greenlee figuratively had a hiccup in the final frame. Bearing down, though, the Warren junior right-hander kept her composure and was able preserve a 4-3 Warriors’ triumph over visiting Logan in Southeastern Ohio Athletic ...

JAY W. BENNETT The Marietta Times
Wirt County pitcher Jessi Lockhart, who had a no-hitter through 5 2-3 innings, fields a bunt by Williamstown’s Keely Alsup and makes the throw to first base during the fifth inning of the Tigers’ 5-1 win on Friday evening.

King strong, but ’Jackets fall to Wirt

WILLIAMSTOWN — Jessi Lockhart hurled no-hit ball for 5 2-3 innings and visiting Wirt County took advantage of five Williamstown errors here Friday on the Yellowjackets’ senior night as the Tigers picked up a key 5-1 Little Kanawha Conference West Division victory. The two LKC rivals, who ...

RON JOHNSTON The Marietta Times
Fort Frye’s Kinsey Nesselroad is tagged out standing up at the plate by Shenandoah catcher Kara Trenner during second-inning softball action Thursday in Beverly. Fort won 12-2.

Baker pitches, hits Fort Frye past Shenandoah, 12-2

BEVERLY — Jada Baker started the game on the hill, and helped shorten it with a game-ending hit in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Fort Frye senior hurler aided her own cause with three runs-batted-in as the Cadets mercied visiting Shenandoah High, 12-2, in Pioneer Valley Conference ...