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Arik McGinnis blasted a home run and had two RBIs and Druw Bowen struck out 12 batters to lead the Valley Greyhounds past visiting Sherman Thursday.
Hunter Adkins had a single and an RBI, while Cody Winter added two hits and Raeshawn Breckenridge had a double for Valley (17-5).
John Hunter had a solo home run and Blake Brewer had two RBIs for the Tide.
Valley 7, Sherman 4
S: 002 010 1 — 4 5 1
V: 210 112 x — 7 7 2
S: Aaron Lowe, Duncan Breeden (5) and John Aliff, V: Druw Bowen and Cody Winter. WP — Bowen. LP — Lowe. Hitting — S: John Hunter 2-4 (HR, RBI), Blake Brewer 1-3 (2 RBI), V: Arik McGinnis 2-4 (HR, 2 RBI), Raeshawn Breckenridge 1-4 (2B), Winter 2-2, Bowen 1-3, Hunter Adkins 2-3 (RBI).
Records: Valley (17-5).
Oak Hill 0
Haleigh Compton fired a four-hit shutout to lead the visiting Panthers past Oak Hill Thursday.
PikeView pushed across all three of its runs in the top of the eighth inning.
Hope Nester and Kendra Cecil had two hits apiece for PikeView and Audrey Higgins had a single and an RBI.
PikeView 3, Oak Hill 0
PV: 000 000 03 — 3 8 0
OH: 000 000 00 — 0 4 2
PV: Haleigh Compton and Savanna Coalson, OH: C. Workman and H. Johnson. WP — Compton. LP — Workman. Hitting — PV: Audrey Higgins 1-4 (RBI), Hope Nester 2-4, Kendra Cecil 2-3, OH: T. Gray 1-3, S. Greer 1-3, M. Bragg 1-3, C. Workman.
Records: PikeView (10-10).
Wyoming East 10
Chelsea Duncan tripled and hit two singles as the Warriors rolled to the five-inning win.
Breanna Pertee added two hits and two RBIs. Winning pitcher Larissa Davis also had two hits and drove in a run.
W. East 10, Fayetteville 2
F: 000 02 — 2 5 3
WE: 342 01 — 10 9 0
F: Kaitlyn Sisler and Gilkerson, WE: Larissa Davis and Hailey Lowman. WP — Davis. LP — Sisler. Hitting — F: Sisler 1-3, K. Norris 1-2, A. Kessler 1-2, A. Roles 1-2, C. Bayes 1-2, WE: Chelsea Duncan 3-4 (3b), Breanna Pertee 2-3 (2 rbi), Davis 2-3 (rbi), Allyson Shiflett 1-3, Tristan Bailey 1-3.
Oak Hill 5
Shady Spring 4
Kyle Smith singled in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game and Chris Hysell launched a sacrifice fly to send home the winning run as Oak Hill rallied past Shady Spring Tuesday. Smith and Hysell both had two RBIs on the evening.
Ricky Epperly added three hits and Wesley Stowers had two hits for the Red Devils (7-12).
Jacob Childers had two hits for Shady Spring and scored one run.
“I thought we played pretty flat honestly, but not to take anything away from Coach Shaw and his guys,” said Oak Hill coach Chad Quesenberry. “It’s always hard to find a more well-coached team than what Shady has and they showed that again with several bunts and a squeeze play that was executed perfectly.
“We had several opportunities to take control of the game but could never get that timely hit to get us over the hump but that's kind of been what’s defined us so far this season. Hopefully we can take this game and build some momentum heading to sectionals.
“Our record doesn’t show it, but we’ve been battling all year all over the state and we’ve grown up so much the last two months that I think our potential is unlimited.”
Oak Hill 5, Shady Spring 4
SS: 010 200 1 — 4 6 3
OH: 120 000 2 — 5 10 2
SS: Snodgrass and Hill, OH: Chris Hysell and Josh Lokant. WP — Hysell. LP — Snodgrass. Hitting — SS: Jacob Childers 2-3 (R), Jordan Meadows 1-4, OH: Kyle Smith 2-4 (2 RBI), Wesley Stowers 2-3, Ricky Epperly 3-3, Chris Hysell 0-2 (2 RBI).
Records: Oak Hill (7-12).
Records: WE 11-7
Arik McGinnis fired a no-hitter and fanned 19 Bison batters to lead the Valley Greyhounds past host Buffalo Wednesday. McGinnis also had a big night at the plate with a double, a triple and two RBIs.
Drew Jones added four hits, including a triple, and Druw Bowen had three hits and an RBI for Valley (16-5).
Todd Coleman had three hits and three RBIs, John Riddle drove in two runs and Raeshawn Breckenridge had a double and an RBI.
Valley 11, Buffalo 0
V: 000 144 2 — 11 13 0
B: 000 000 0 — 0 0 2
V: Arik McGinnis and Cody Winter. B: Brad Harris, Nick Gunter (6) and Adam Lewis. WP — McGinnis. LP — Harris. Hitting — V: Drew Jones 4-5 (3B), McGinnis 2-4 (2B, 3B, 2 RBI), Raeshawn Breckenridge 1-4 (2B, RBI), Druw Bowen 3-5 (RBI), John Riddle 1-4 (2 RBI), Todd Coleman 3-3 (3 RBI).
Records: Valley (16-5).
Nicholas County 9
The Nicholas County girls broke open a tie game with eight runs in the bottom of the sixth to defeat Fayetteville Wednesday.
Shelby Groves, Sammi Sams, Lauren Young and Caitlin Tallamy each had one hit for Nicholas County.
Whitney Robinson surrendered just one hit and struck out three to get the win.
Nicholas Co. 9, Fayetteville 1
F: 100 000 — 1 1 0
NC: 000 108 — 10 4 2
F: K. Sisler and A. Roles, NC: Whitney Robinson and Mariah Eberhart. WP — Robinson. LP — Sisler. Hitting — F: Gilkerson 1-2 (RBI), NC: Shelby Groves 1-2, Sammi Sams 1-2, Lauren Young 1-3, Caitlin Tallamy 1-1.
Records: Nicholas County (9-11).
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Book chronicles two state NFL greats
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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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GBC’s Lambert on all-state volleyball first team
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Kemlock is first-team all-stater
Oak Hill’s high-powered soccer offense had a lot going for it.
WVU Tech men go 2-1 in N.C. hoops event
The WVU Tech men’s basketball team finished 2-1 at the Barber Scotia Shootout in Concord, N.C. after being edged by Washington Adventist University 78-72 Sunday.
Shady’s Thompson leads AAA girls
Lyndsey Thompson can score.
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