Rebels pound four homers

McDONALD – Anna Hardenbrook’s two home runs and five RBIs lifted Crestview over McDonald 14-5 on Saturday.

Lindsay Balmenti also had a triple, a home run and three RBIs for the Rebels (11-4) and Bri Cope also homered and drove in two runs.

Balmenti also picked up the win as she struck out eight.

The Rebels head to Jackson-Milton on Monday.

C: 2-3-1-0-2-3-3-14-11-2

M: 2-1-0-2-0-0-0- 5- 5-2

C-Lindsay Balmenti, wp (7IP, 8K, 5BB) and Alexys Brooks.

M-C. Titus, lp (7IP, 5K, 3BB) and K. Kelly.

East Liverpool 14, Southern 3

EAST LIVERPOOL – Elise Smith struck out 11 for East Liverpool Saturday as the Potters knocked out Southern 14-3 in five innings.

Smith also hit a home run and a triple. Lindsay Baker had two singles and two triples, while Chelsea Possage and RaeAna Holmes each had a single and a double.

Tesa Calvin led Southern with two hits, and Kayla Huff struck out two.

The Potters improve to 9-7 and head to Steubenville on Thursday.

S: 0-1-0-2-0- 3- 3-4

EL: 1-6-4-3-x-14-13-3

S-Kayla Huff, lp (7IP, 2K, 0BB) and Brooke Spencer.

EL-Elise Smith, wp (7IP, 11K, 3BB) and Lindsay Baker.

Alliance at United

HANOVERTON – The United softball team struggled in Saturday’s doubleheader against Alliance.

The Eagles fell 10-3 in the first game as Tyler Buckius and Sydney Moats each had an RBI, and Amanda Hall struck out nine on the mound.

The Aviators completed the sweep after picking up the 5-4 victory in the second game. Buckius and MacKenzie Firth both had an RBI each.

The Eagles are now 3-15 overall and head to East Palestine on Monday.

First Game

A: 0-0-1-4-0-2-3-10-13-0

U: 0-0-1-0-0-1-1-3-7-1

A-M. D’Eramo, wp (7IP, 7K, 1BB).

U-Amanda Hall, lp (7IP, 9K, 5BB).

Second Game

A: 0-2-0-0-1-0-2-5-15-0

U: 1-1-0-0-2-0-0-4-11-1

A-C. Kelley, wp (7IP, 4K, 1BB).

U-Amanda Hall, lp (7IP, 0K, 0BB).

Columbiana 4,

McDonald 3

McDONALD – Columbiana went the extra mile Friday as it knocked off McDonald 4-3 in 13 innings.

Elise Hammond, Lauren Schlueter and Madison Macklin each led the Clippers (13-2, 7-1) with a single and double, and Macklin picked up the win as she struck out three and walked four.

The Clippers head to Lowellville on Monday.

C: 0-1-0-0-2-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-1-4-12-2

M: 2-0-0-0-0-0-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-13-2

C-Madison Macklin, wp (12 1/3IP, 3K, 4BB), Holly Gotthardt (2/3IP, 1K, 0BB) and Navi Kaur.

M-Cheyenne Titus, lp (13IP, 5K, 1BB) and Montella.

Salem JV

COLUMBIANA – The Salem junior varsity softball team rallied in the seventh inning to knock off Columbiana 9-8 on Saturday.

Brittany Zamarelli led the Quakers (3-5) with a single, double and an RBI, while Clara Janofa picked up the win as she struck out five and walked three.

Columbiana JVs

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana junior varsity softball team took two out of three this weekend. The Clippers beat St. Thomas Aquinas 11-4 on Friday, and split Saturday’s doubleheader as the Clippers fell to Salem 9-8 in the first game, but rebounded to beat Girard 6-4 in the second game.