In season-opening baseball games:
Summers County 0 (5 innings)
Arik McGinnis smacked two doubles and a home run and drove in six runs, and Joseph Eckert hurled a two-hit shutout to lead the Valley Greyhounds past Summers County Tuesday.
Druw Bowen added a double and three RBIs for Valley (3-0), while Raeshawn Breckenridge and John Riddle drove in two runs apiece.
Drae Hutchens had a double for the Bobcats.
Valley 13, Summers Co. 0
V: 004 45 — 13 11 0
SC: 000 00 — 0 2 2
V: Joseph Eckert and John Riddle, SC: Drae Hutchens, Trevor Anderson (4), Josh Smith (5) and Dustin Smith. WP — Eckert. LP — Hutchens. Hitting — V: Raeshawn Breckenridge 2-4 (2 RBI), Arik McGinnis 3-3 (2 2b, HR, 6 RBI), Druw Bowen 2-4 (2b, 3 RBI), John Riddle 1-3 (2 RBI); SC: Drae Hutchens 1-3 (2b).
Records: Valley (3-0).
Cross Lanes Christian 3-8
Arik McGinnis led Valley to a pair of season-opening victories Friday over visiting Cross Lanes Christian.
McGinnis went 2-for-4 with a home run and four runs batted in the first game, and was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI in the second.
John Riddle picked up the victory for the Greyhounds in Game 1, while Drew Jones did the same in the second.
The ‘Hounds visit Oak Hill Friday.
Valley 20, C. Lanes Christian 3
CLC: 0 3 0 0 0 — 3 3 5
V: 2 1 0 8 0 — 20 12 0
CLC: Lee McQuain, Chad Williams (3) and Josh Dolin, V: John Riddle and Cody Winter. WP — Riddle. LP — McQuain. Hitting — CLC: Josh Dolan (2 RBI), V: Arik McGinnis 2-4 (HR, 4 RBI). Cody Winter 2-3 (2B, 2 RBI), Joseph Eckert 2-3 (RBI), Druw Bowen 1-2 (RBI), Todd Coleman 2-4, Mark Hess 3-3 (2B, 3B, 2 RBI), Drew Jones (3B, 2 RBI).
Valley 19, C. Lanes Christian 8
CLC: 1 0 1 6 0 — 8 9 2
V: 6 7 0 3 3 —19 14 1
CLC: Chad Williams and Josh Pauley. V: Drew Jones, Raeshawn Breckenridge (4) and John Riddle. WP — Jones. LP — Williams. Hitting — CLC: Lee McQuain 2-3 (HR, 2 RBI), Ethan Stepp 3-3 (2B, 2 RBI), Bert Withers 1-3 (2B, 2 RBI). V: Breckenridge 1-4 (HR, 3 RBI), Arik McGinnis 2-3 (2B, RBI), Cody Winter (2B, RBI), Druw Bowen 2-2 (2B, 4 RBI), Mark Hess 2-2 (2B, 2 RBI), John Riddle 2-2 (2B, 3 RBI).
Records: V: 2-0.
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Local girls teams post wins
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Tech plans softball clinic Jan. 18-19
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Marion earns All-Super Region 1 status
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Basketball season under way
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Baseball clinics set for Dec. 8
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Tech men drop 77-70 verdict to Shawnee State
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