St. Joe girls fall to Charleston Catholic
BUFFALO, W.Va. -- Charleston Catholic defeated Huntington St. Joe, 16-8, in the Class A, Region IV, Section 4 softball tournament Wednesday.
St. Joe rallied from 9-0 down, getting a run in the top of the fourth inning and then exploding for seven in the top of the fifth, before Charleston Catholic got five in the bottom of the sixth to enact the mercy rule.
Jennifer Sang had a double and four RBIs for Huntington St. Joe.
The Irish will play the loser of a Charleston Catholic vs. Buffalo game in the double-elimination format Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
HUNTINGTON ST JOE 000 170 -- 8 5 0
CHARLESTON CATH. 423 115 -- 16 19 1
Sang and Gould; Corbett and Carson.
Hitting: (SJ) Turner 2-3, Sang 2B, 4 RBIs; (C) Ross 5-5 3 3B, 4 RBIs, 4 runs, Persily 3-5, 2 RBI, 3 runs.
IRONTON 3, FAIRLAND 1: Ironton cooled off a red hot Fairland team and spoiled Senior Night for the Dragons with a tight win Wednesday evening.
Andi Kratzenburg went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBIs for the Fighting Tigers.
Chandler Fulks was 3-for-4 for Fairland (16-7).
IRONTON 001 000 2 -- 3 6 0
FAIRLAND 000 100 0 -- 1 7 2
Wetzel and Fields; Fulks and Stanley
Hitting: Kratzenburg 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBIs; (F) Fulks 3-4, Stanley 2-3.
PROCTORVILLE, Ohio -- Ironton put up two runs in the eighth inning to beat Fairland, 4-2, on baseball Senior Night for the Dragons.
Kyle Raines pitched all eight innings for Fairland and Kyle Sowards had a double.
Fairland plays South Point and Rock Hill next week. If the Dragons win out, they will clinch the Ohio Valley Conference title.
IRONTON 000 200 02 -- 4 3 1
FAIRLAND 001 000 10 -- 2 4 3
Easterling (7), Battise and Phillips; Raines and Scheiblehood.
Hitting: (I) Diamond RBI, Battise RBI; (F) Sowards 2B.