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A seven-run first inning provided the impetus for a 13-2 victory by the Collins Middle School baseball team over visiting Glenwood School Friday.
The five-inning victory hiked Collins' record to 7-0.
Dylan Tincher had a solid day at the plate to pace the Red Devils. He was 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBIs, in addition to scoring three runs. Braylan Thomas was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a pair of runs, and Jayden McLain was 2-for-2 with a double and three runs. Also, Kyler Edwards was 2-for-4 with a double, Bailey Bess was 2-for-3 and knocked in a run, both Trent Rider and Gabe Truman logged a double and drove in a run, and Zayden Gibson supplied an RBI.
For Glenwood, Sampson was 2-for-3 with a double and a pair of RBIs. Bailey and Blankenship provided singles.
Rider earned the win on the mound for the Red Devils, striking out five batters and yielding three hits. McLain struck out four in a two-inning relief stint.
Collins is slated to host Clay County at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Red Devils visit Fayetteville for a 5:30 p.m. outing on Tuesday, April 16.
Valley 12, 8
Van 2, 3
The Greyhound girls swept a softball doubleheader from Van on Saturday.
Alanna McKenzie drove in six runs on the day for Valley. She was 3-for-3 with two RBIs in the opener and 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs in the nightcap.
Also for VMS in the first game, Rayne Hannigan was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs, and Kyley Bell (1-for-1) drove in a pair of runs. In addition, Addyson Arthur (1-2), Ryley Chapman, Aleacea Weese and Hannah Atha knocked in one run apiece.
Bell gained the pitching win in game one, striking out four and limiting Van to one hit. Hannigan pitched 1/3 of an inning in relief.
In the 8-3 victory, Arthur supported McKenzie's big day with a 2-for-3 effort that produced one RBI. Chapman logged a base hit.
Chapman secured the pitching win, striking out 12, walking nine and yielding four hits and one earned run in seven innings.
Clay County 3
On Friday, the Greyhound girls suffered the tough loss to the Panthers.
Alanna McKenzie launched a seventh-inning homer for Valley, and Alexis Dozier provided a base hit.
Rayne Hannigan was solid on the mound in defeat, fanning 13 Clay batters and allowing three hits and three runs.
The Valley softball team got a six-RBI performance from Alanna McKenzie Thursday in cruising by the host Pirates.
McKenzie was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles during the contest. Rayne Hannigan was 1-for-2 with a triple and an RBI, and Chasady Abshire was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBIs. Also, Ryley Chapman was 1-for-3 with a double and drove in a run, Hannah Atha was 1-for-1 and knocked in a run, Madison Young drove in one run, and Hannigan and Alexis Dozier each scored three runs.
Hannigan fanned seven Fayetteville batters and allowed just one hit to register the mound verdict.
Western Greenbrier 0
In a game on April 2, the VMS softball team cruised by Western Greenbrier 15-0.
The bats of Alanna McKenzie and Emily Myers guided the VMS offensive attack. McKenzie was 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs, and Myers was 1-for-1 with a home run and three RBIs. Alexis Dozier was a perfect 3-for-3 with one RBI. Madison Young was 1-for-2 and drove in a run, and Rayne Hannigan was 1-for-2.
Dozier scored three runs, Young, Myers, Ryley Chapman and Chasady Abshire scored two apiece, and Hannigan, McKenzie, Hannah Atha and Aleacea Weese scored one each.
Hannigan pitched a three-inning no-hitter that featured seven strikeouts and three walks.
Last Tuesday, the Red Devils plated four runs in the second inning and five more in the third en route to the shutout of PikeView.
Kyler Edwards was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBIs to lead Collins. Gabe Truman belted a double and drove in a run, and Trent Rider and Bailey Bess knocked in a run each. Bess and Jayden McLain each had a single. McLain scored four runs, and Braylan Thomas and Omar Lewis scored three times each.
S. Lyle had three hits and Z. Rose two for PikeView.
Dylan Tincher struck out six and scattered six hits in gaining the pitching win. Conner Jones provided 1 2/3 innings of relief aid, striking our four and allowing no hits.
The Red Devils dispatched the Greyhounds last Monday.
Omar Lewis was 2-for-3 with one RBI for Collins.
Jayden McLain, Braylan Thomas and Dylan Tincher each doubled and drove in two runs. Gabe Truman had a single and drove in two runs, and Bailey Bess (RBI) and Kyler Edwards had singles.
Lewis earned the pitching win with relief help from McLain.
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