The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

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March 21, 2013

Valley boys off to 3-0 start; sports submissions sought

In season-opening baseball games:

Valley 13

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).

Valley 20-19

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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