The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

May 1, 2013

Montcalm ekes by Meadow Bridge

— In recent high school games:

Montcalm 16

Meadow Bridge 15

Montcalm squeezed out a 16-15 victory over Meadow Bridge in a slugfest in the opening round of Class A Region 3, Section 1 softball action Tuesday at Meadow Bridge.

Courtney Mullins led Meadow Bridge with two doubles, a triple and six RBIs, and Ally Redden had three RBIs.

Meadow Bridge played the loser of Montcalm and Greenbrier West Wednesday.

Montcalm 16, M. Bridge 15

MB:    343    011   3    —    15 13 4

M:    333    052 x    —    16 9 3

MB: Kacie Forren and Katelyn Peters, M: M. Jenkins and A. Hatfield. WP — Jenkins. LP — Forren. Hitting — MB: Peters 3-4, Courtney Mullins 4-5 (6 RBI, 3B, 2 2B), Forren 2-5, Adriana Walker 2-4 (2 RBI), Ally Redden 1-5 (3 RBI), M: A. Hatfield 2-4 (2 RBI), S. Whittaker 1-5 (2B, RBI).

Shady Spring 16

Oak Hill 0

Shady Spring erupted for 15 second-inning runs and Katie Snodgress pitched a one-hit shutout to lead the Tigers past Oak Hill Monday in Class AAA Region 3, Section 1 play.

Alexis DeMoss, Mackenzie Milam, Katie Snodgress, Michelle Snodgress and McKenzie Severt each had two hits for Shady Spring (19-2).

Shady Spring 16, Oak Hill 0

OH:    000    00    —    0 1 3

SS:    1150     0x   —          16 20 0

WP — Katie Snodgress. LP — Cierra Workman. Hitting — OH: M. Harrah 1-2, SS: Alexis DeMoss 2-2, Mackenzie Milam 2-2, Katie Snodgress 2-4 (2B), Michelle Snodgress 2-2, McKenzie Severt 2-2.

Records: Shady Spring (19-2).

Woodrow Wilson 5

Riverside 3

Dakota Bowyer drove in two runs and Hunter Greco had three hits including a pair of doubles as Woodrow defeated host Riverside in a MSAC placement game.

Logan Wriston had a double and RBI for the Flying Eagles (12-9). Starting pitcher Josh Rakes went the distance.

Tyler Hall drove in three runs for the Warriors.

Woodrow Wilson 5, Riverside 3

WW:      230   000    0    —    5 8 1

R:          002  000    1    —    3 7 1

WW: Josh Rakes and Daniel Rose, R: Cameron Norris, Tyler Green (6) and Trevor Rumberg. WP — Rakes. LP — Norris. Hitting — WW: Hunter Greco 3-4 (2 2b, rbi), Dakota Bowyer 2-4 (2 rbi), Logan Wriston (2b, rbi), R: Norris 2-3, Tyler Hall 3-4 (2b, 3 rbi).

Records: WW: 12-9.

Valley 5

Man 3

Valley scored five runs in the second inning and held off Man the rest of the way for a 5-3 baseball victory Friday.

Drew Jones drove in two runs and Todd Coleman had two hits for the Greyhounds. Cody Winter and Druw Bowen added one hit each.

Cayce Mullins had a hit and an RBI for Man.

“I didn’t think we played particularly well against Man,” said Valley coach Joe Craffey. “We scored five runs in the second inning and, after that, nothing.”

Winter earned the pitching win.

Class A No. 5 Valley (18-5) closes the regular season at Charleston Catholic Friday.

Class A section tournament play begins Monday, May 6. Host Sherman plays Van at 5 p.m. Monday, with the winner facing Valley at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Games in the double-elimination event will continue nightly at 5 p.m. as long as necessary at Seth.

While not an ideal situation, only having two games slated this week doesn’t bother Craffey too much.

“As with the kids, I’d rather play than practice,” he said. “A couple practice days won’t hurt us, though.

“There are some things we need to get cleaned up, and we had a couple of pitchers who were sore last week.”