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Valley 8, Hundred 2
Valley Lumberjack Alex Henderson twirled a complete game three-hitter as the ‘Jacks scored eight unearned runs en-route to a 8-2 victory over county rival Hundred March 7 in Pine Grove.
The ‘Jacks scored six of their runs in the first two innings on a Albert McGuane single and six Hornet errors, while Henderson limited their guests to a Mitch Moore single, while striking out three up to this point.
Hundred held the Lumberjacks in check during the next two innings, before Valley tacked on two more unearned runs in the fifth on two hits and two Hundred errors to grab a 8-0 lead after five frames.
In the sixth, Hundred tallied two runs on a walk and two singles. Shane Kuhn opened the sixth with a walk and stole second. Dalton Kuhn lined a single up the gut to plate Shane and would come around to score on a single to right by Josh “Kong” King.
Henderson would get out of the jam and would strike out the side in the seventh to get the win from the mound.
Henderson helped himself out at the plate with a single and scored twice, while McGuane smacked two singles to pace the Lumberjack offense. Collin Bates, Drew Wade, Brandon Stoneking, and Brock Stackpole each added singles.
Shane Kuhn took the loss. He struck out two and walked four, while Nick Phillips struck out a pair in two innings of work.
Clay-Battelle 4, Valley 1
The ‘Jacks Brandon Stoneking tossed a four-hitter, and teammate Drew Wade singled twice, but Valley fell, 4-1 despite out hitting Clay-Battelle 5-4 April 6 in Blacksville.
Stoneking struck out a pair and walked three in the seven inning contest.
John Marshall 11, Magnolia 8
John Marshall scored five runs with two outs in the second en-route to a 11-8 victory over Magnolia April 7 in McMechen.
The Eagles opened the game with four runs in the first, before the Monarchs tacked on three in the bottom of the first. Magnolia added two more in the top of the second before JM scored five runs with two outs in the bottom half of the second to take a 8-6 lead after two innings of non stop action.
The Eagles were down only cut their deficit to a run after scoring a run in he third and holding the Monarchs for the first time without a tally.
However, John Marshall scored a pair of runs in the fourth on an RBI single and tacked on another, on one of four Magnolia fielding errors.
John Marshal added an insurance run in the fifth on two hits, and Magnolia scored its last run on a bases-loaded walk by Cameron Benson in the top of the sixth to close out the scoring.
Matt Sapp had a double and a pair of singles in his second game this season to pace the Eagles, while Jayson Keller also in his first appearance this season lined a single and blasted an RBI double. Benson knocked in two runs on a pair of singles, while Kyle Elliott and Traeh Keller each added RBI doubles.
For Magnolia, freshman Zach Wilhoite started, but only lasted a third of an inning, yielding two hits and walking one. Elliott came in relief took the loss. He struck out two and walked one. Drew Goddard finished the game, struck out one and walked two.
Magnolia 3, Wheeling Central 1
Magnolia scored all the runs they needed in the first inning and took advantage of four errors to defeat Wheeling Central, 3-1 April 6 at Mullett Field in New Martinsville.
Kyle Elliott and Justin Fox each smacked back-to-back one-out singles in he bottom of the first. However, Elliott was tagged out trying to get to third on the Fox single. Cameron Benson would then get hit by a pitch and would score along with Fox on a double-steal attempt on a Central throwing error.
Wheeling cut their deficit in half in the top of the second after getting a gift by the Magnolia infield. After a seeing eye-single, the Eagle botched a double-play ball that put Central runners on first and second. A Maroon Knight sacrifice bunt moved the base-runners up a spot, and would score their lone run on a fielder’s choice.
Magnolia would get an insurance run in the bottom hal of the half on a sacrifice fly by Matt Sapp.
Central would threaten in the seventh when their first batter reached on a single and would race to third on a one-out double.
The Blue Eagle hurler, Justin Fox rose to the challenge and struck out the ne two batters to get the win from the mound.
Fox and Elliott each contributed a pair of singles, while Drew Goddard smacked the only extra base hit of the game on a double. Sapp and Traeh Keller each added singles for the Blue and Gold.
Fox got the win from the rubber, he struck nine and walked one.
Paden City 12, Hundred 2
Paden City scored five runs in the top of the fifth to defeat the home-standing Lady Hornets, 12-2 April 7 in Hundred.
The ‘Cats’ Dominique Craft walked and sole two bases before racing home on an error to put Paden City on the scoreboard first. She also doubled and scored four times, while Katie Shreves singled twice to lead the ‘Cat offense.
On defense, Paden City’s hurler Kelsey Loy wiffed seven Lady Hornets and lost a shutout in the bottom of the fourth on singles by Raven McDiffitt, Macy Woods and Cheyenne Myers.
Lady Hornet Haley Hayes, who tossed three innings, struck out three and walked two, was tagged with the loss. Mercedes Goff threw the final two frames and didn’t strike out or walk any Wildcat batters.
River 3, Paden City 1
The Lady Pilots’ Renae Riley and Gabby Gaudy combined on a five hitter enroute to a 3-1 victory over the Lady Wildcats April 6 in Paden City.
Riley, who struck out four, picked up the win, while Gaudy came in relief to get the save and set down five Wildcat batters on strikes.
The Pilots’ Victoria Brandon paced the Pilots with a pair of singles, while Megan Cutlip added an RBI single for the Wildcats. Kelsey Loy was the hard luck losing pitcher. She struck out 12 and walked eight.
River 19, Beallsville 1
River scored 10 runs in the fourth inning on the way to a 19-1 victory over the Lady Blue Devils March 28.
Riley was the winning pitcher, striking out three batters. Gaudy came in to get the save and sat down three. Riley helped herself out at the plate by smacking a double that scored three runs, while Lexy Wells singled twice, belted a double and plated a season-high five runs. Brianne Cook cleared the bases on a single, while teammate Tonya Altizer brought in one run on a single.
River 6, Caldwell 2
The Lady Pilots tallied three runs in the sixth inning to break open a close game and achieve victory, 6-2, over the Caldwell Redskins March 29.
Gaudy picked up the win from the hill, fanning seven and walking two. She also hit a single and a triple, while knocking in a pair of runs. Riley doubled and singled twice and plated a pair of teammates, while Wells and Brianna Cook each singled for the Lady Pilots.
River 17-11, Valley 5-1
The Lady Pilots swept a double header from Valley April 9 in Pine Grove by the scores of 17-5 and 11-1 in a pair of mercy-rule twin killings.
In the opener, Riley tossed a three-hitter and struck out four, while Gaudy tossed her first no-hitter and struck out nine, en-route to an 11-1 win. The Lumberjills’ Holly Schell took the loss from the mound in both games with two strike outs and 16 walks in the double-header.
Megan Bucher and Brittany Guthrie each saw some action on the hill for Valley in the first game. Bucher struck out one and walked five, while Guthrie struck out one and walked one. Guthrie had an RBI single to lead the ‘Jills’ offense.
Anna Rufner doubled twice and Lindsay Goddard did so once in the second game, while Riley plated three runs on a pair of singles in the opener to pace the Pilot attack.
Frontier 3-8, Paden City 0-0
The Lady Cougars of Frontier shut out Paden City in a double-header April 9 in Paden City.
The Wildcats had three hits in the opener and were not hit in the finale. Loy lost both from the mound, striking out five and walking even in the opener. She also struck out three and walked five in the nightcap. Loy had two of the Wildcats’ three hits.
Hundred 13, Paden City 6
Hundred Hornets Mitch Moore and Dalton Kuhn were both a home run shy of hitting for the cycle to lead Hundred to a 13-6 victory over Paden City and claim the season series April 6 in Hundred.
Shane Kuhn picked up the win for Hundred. He struck out eight and walked one in three innings of work. Meanwhile, Zach White, Moore and Dalton Kuhn mopped up the final four innings, with Dalton getting credit for the save.
The Hornets hijacked 18 bases, including four by Shane Kuhn. He also singled, walked and scored, while Chris Varner walked, stole two bases and knocked in a run on a sacrifice fly. Dalton Kuhn singled twice, doubled. tripled and scored four times, while swiping five bases. White stole three bases, hit two singles, scored twice and knocked in two runs.
Roger Stalnaker doubled and scored, while Moore singled, doubled and tripled, while scoring twice and stealing three bases. Jade Haines walked twice scored and stole three bases. Jerico Park had a sacrifice fly, while Nick Phillips swiped a base and brought home three teammates on a double. Chris Shackleford singled and stole a base and Josh King walked.
No stats were available from Paden City.
Lady Eagles Tori Tharp and Mallory Chapman combined on a one-hiter April 7 against the River Pilots, enroute to a 12-0 mercy-rule shortened game.
Magnolia scored four runs in the top of first inning. Dallas Mullett doubled, Abbey Horner singled, Marissa Bosley his a double, while Tori Tharp doubled and scored on an error.
Tharp struck out the side in the bottom half and The Eagles tacked on a three spot in the top of the second, which ended Tharp’s day on the mound. Mullett hit another double and Bosley singled to score Mullett.
In the fourth frame, Gabby Hostetler was hit by a pitch, Mullett hit her third double of the game, while Horner singled to score Hostetler. Bosley singled to score Mullett and the last run of the inning was scored on a Tharp double that scored Bosley.
Magnolia ended the mercy-rule shortened game when Jordan Babe doubled to knock in Tharp, who got on on an error.
However, Chapman would strike out seven and walk three in four innings of relief, while giving up a single to Lexi Wells in the fourth inning.
Mullett drilled three doubles and plated a run, while Tharp knocked in three runs on a pair of doubles to pace the Eagles’ offense. Bosley and Horner each drilled a pair of RBI singles, while Babe brought home a run with a stand-up double.
Gabby Gaudy took the loss on the hill. She struck out three and walked four.
Magnolia 6, Cameron 1
Mullett, Horner and Bosley each had multiple hits for Magnolia and Tharp would strike out 14 as Magnolia defeated Cameron 6-1 April 6 in New Martinsville.
Chapman and Emily Blake each chipped in with a double to improve the Eagles to 4-0 in the weather-wracked season.