It took Warren G. Harding eight innings and 14 runs to defeat Hubbard, 14-13. Ryan Matthews hit a line drive to right center field, scoring Adam Butler for the game-winning run. Matthews had two hits on the day.
Maplewood scored a combined 21 runs in its double-header sweep of Newbury, winning the first game 16-6 then 5-4 in the second. Over the two games, the Rockets racked up 22 hits.
Badger's Christian McKnight had three RBIs to lead the Braves past Southington in Game 1, but Badger couldn't get past the Wildcats in the nightcap in Kinsman. The Braves, which won the first game 6-4, left five runners in the sixth and seventh innings to fall short, 5-4. Badger left the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth and had two runners thrown out at the plate. In the seventh, the Badger's final out came when a runner was tossed out at home - leaving runners at first and third base.
Jeremy Forsythe improved his pitching record to 1-1 as Mathews defeated Heartland Christian, 8-3.
The Champion Golden Flashes split their games on Saturday at the Mahoning Valley Invitational, losing 10-2 to Boardman, then beating Hubbard, 12-0 in five innings.
The big bat of the day for the Flashes came from freshman Amber Ricci. Against Boardman, she hit a home run and drove in two runs. Against Hubbard, she added another two hits and two RBIs.
Canfield split a doubleheader at the Wendy's Spring Classic in Ashland. In the first game, a 5-4 win over Elyria, the Cardinals scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to take the lead. Kayley Keller hit a solo home run and Abby Baker blasted a two-run shot to give the Cardinals the win. In the second game, Akron Springfield pelted Canfield, 12-4. The Cardinals finished the tournament with a 2-1 record.
Brookfield took down Maplewood in a double header Saturday, winning both games by the score of 5-2. On the day, Brookfield's Alisha Quinlan had two RBIs and picked up the win on the mound in the second game. Also in Game 2, Brookfield's Michaela Gaulding had three hits, all three doubles, with three RBIs.
Howland tallied 19 hits to defeat East Palestine at the Irish Strike Out Cancer Invitational. Five Tigers had multiple hits, including Emily Price with three hits and four RBIs.
The host of the Irish Invitational, Ursuline, split their games on Saturday. In Game 1, Ursuline's Makayla Shore pitched a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Fighting Irish past Ursuline, 7-2. Shore also had two hits and three RBIs. Ursuline's Macey Gunther went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
In the second game for the Irish, Jackson-Milton won 6-3 behind Caitlyn Carney's 3-for-3 hitting which included a home run and five RBIs. Paije Kiraly scattered six hits for the mound win.
Austintown Fitch scored five unearned runs in the fifth inning, but scored three more times in the top of the ninth to pull away from host South Range at Saturday's Mahoning Valley Invitational, 10-8. Carly DeRose, who was lifted in the fourth inning, came back in the eighth and took the loss - despite throwing 11 strikeouts. Stevie Taylor's two doubles, two triples, two RBIs with five runs scored went for naught for the Raiders.
Earlier in the day, Harding bounced back from a Friday's loss at South Range to beat Pymatuning Valley at the Invitational, 8-2. Anastashia Garrison picked up the win, while Chelsea Dipaolo paced Harding's balanced offense with two RBIs.
Track and field
At Ashland Univeristy, John F. Kennedy placed sixth with 28 points at the Mansfield Mehock Relays. Chad Zallow led the way with first-place finish in the 110-meter hrudles (14.50 seconds). Chad and Carl Zallow, along with Robert Seger and Zach Watt took second in the 4x200 relay (1:31.42) - being edged by Glenville (1:30.70). The same team took third in the 4x400 (3:30.07). Warren G. Harding took seventh with 25.5 points, while Maplewood was ninth with 23 points. LeShun Daniels placed first in the triple jump (40-4.25). Maplewood's 4x800 team of Derek Morrison, Mike Dahmen, Solomon Yoder and Wyatt Hartman took first in a time of 8:22.36. In the 800, Hartman edge out Harding's Jimmy Rumple, 1:58.73 to 1:59.24. Harding's girls took seventh with 37 points. Justice Richardson took second in the 100 (12.55) and third in the 200 (26.46). Harding's 4x100 team of Aminah Wesley, Richardson, Gariana Bercheni and Chyna Stroud took second (51.12), while the 4x200 team of Richardson, Stroud, Bercheni and Aisha Jackson was third (1:48.69).
At St. Thomas Aquinas, Girard's girls dominated the host Knight for the girls team title at the Big Ox Invitational, 107-66. Lakeview's girls were ninth (22) and the Bulldog boys took fourth (51). The Indians boys were eighth (29). Girard's 4x200 team of Alexis Cloud, Justine Kagy, Caitlyn Trebella and Destiny Hall ran 1:50.88 and the 4x400 team of Kagy, Hall, Taylor Harshbarger and Cloud ran 4:14.56 - both taking first. Then, Girard's Brandi Shonce was first in the high jump (5 feet, 0.5 inches). Cloud was second in the 300 hurdles (50.14). Harshbarger and Kagy took second (1:02.71) and third (1:03.11) in the 800, while Hall was second in the 200 (26.33). Trebella took third in the 100 (13.01). Lakeview's Brooke Beatty was third in the shot put (32-0) and discus (100-7). On the boys' side, Lakeview's Eric Harris was second in the 800 (2:09.59) and the 1,600 (4:44.40). Lakeview's A.J. Miller was second in the pole vault (12-0), while the Bulldogs 4x100 team on Lincoln Hall, Zach Kendall, Robbie Woodruff and Ben Biehl took third (47.39). Girard's Justin Miller took second in the 110 hurdles (15.76) and third in the high jump (5-8). Lakeview's Jordan Lowther was third in the discus (134-9).