The Wheeling Central softball team eliminated the host Cameron Dragons 11-1 in five innings in the Class A regional semifinal.
The Maroon Knights built a 4-0 lead after two innings, while Cameron left the bases loaded in the second and third innings. Central freshman Riley Bennington worked out of a pair of jams to keep the Dragons off the board.
Caitlyn Berardi knocked in Cameron’s lone run in the second frame on a single to right field scoring Autumn Gossett.
Wheeling Central freshman Marissa Garlitz had two hits and scored two runs. Bailey Rehm knocked in two runs with a single, and also tripled in the first and scored on an Allie Cook ground out. JaiEhir Jackson singled and smashed a three-run, inside-the-park home run.