McDONALD – The Rams had the early lead, but then the Blue Devils put up a 13-run third inning to give McDonald its first win of the young season, 15-3.
Cameron Ifft led the way for the Blue Devils (1-1), recording five RBI off of two hits. Pitcher Garrett Mulrooney complemented the offensive output with a nine-strikeout performance.
Mike White struggled from the mound, walking eight batters, but he also batted in two runners.
EDGEWOOD 9, GRAND VALLEY 5: ASHTABULA – Tied at two apiece after two-and-a-half innings, the Warriors took the lead in the bottom of the third innning and never looked back to take their season opener over the Mustangs.
The Grand Valley (1-0) pitchers of Nate Wengerd, Kyle Orgovan and Josh Kovats allowed almost as many walks (six) as hits (seven) and hit three batters. Edgewood’s Lou Wisnyai was a thorn in the pitchers’ sides by hitting two doubles, collecting three RBI and scoring twice himself.
Wengard tried to help his own cause by scoring twice in the losing effort.
URSULINE 15, CANTON CENTRAL CATHOLIC 3, 5 innings: CANTON – The Fighting Irish had 11 hits and took advantage of five errors en route to their first victory of the season.
Numerous Ursuline players had success at the plate, including Macey Gunther who had two doubles and two RBI and Dana Creatore with three hits and two RBI. Megan Ross also drove in two runs.
The winning pitcher for Ursuline was Makayla Shore. She struck out two and walked two in the victory.