Clippers roll over Bears

Columbiana’s Maci Linhart connects on a pitch during Thursday’s game against Leetonia.

From Staff Reports

COLUMBIANA–Tori Long tossed a five-inning no-hitter as the Columbiana softball team blasted Leetonia 15-1 in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference action Thursday.

Julia Rapp and Marissa Makosky each tallied four hits for the Clippers (8-5, 5-3 EOAC). Maci Linhart and Long each had three hits.

The Clippers are at Brookfield Monday.

L: 1-0-0-0-0–1-0-3

C: 4-4-3-4-x–15-18-1

L–Chloe Dale, lp, (4IP, 3K, 4BB) and McKenzie Meade.

C–Tori Long, wp, (5IP, 5K, 1BB) and Audrey Smith.

West Branch 11, GlenOak 5

BELOIT — Grace Heath had a double, triple and three RBIs, while Peyton Alazaus had a double, home run and three RBIs as West Branch belted GlenOak 11-5 on Thursday.

West Branch is 15-2 and hosts Minerva on Tuesday.

Delaney Rito had two hits and two RBIs. Sam Morris and Destany Blake also had two hits.

GO: 1-1-2-0-0-0-1–5-3-2

WB: 1-0-0-4-2-4-x–11-14-0

WB–Jordan Anderson, wp (7K, 2BB) and Sam Morris

GO–Jordan Cholley, lp (1K, 3BB), Amber Burick (1K, 2BB) and Riley Grimm.

McDonald 4,

Western Reserve 1

BERLIN CENTER — McDonald took care of Western Reserve by a 4-1 count on Thursday in Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference action.

Elizabeth Deal had two singles for Reserve. Layla Woolf added a single and RBI.

MC: 0-0-0-1-3-0-0–4-9-0

WR: 0-0-0-0-0-1-0–1-6-4

MC–B. Callow, wp (14K)

WR–Layla Woolf

East Palestine 11, Youngstown East 1

UNITY–The East Palestine softball team defeated Youngstown East 11-1 in five innings Thursday.

The Bulldogs improve to 8-4 overall. East falls to 4-3.

Ivy Burkett had a two-run single for the Bulldogs, while Caitlin Mohney had two hits and an RBI and Joclyn Fristik had two hits.

East Palestine hosts Western Reserve today.