In season-opening baseball and softball games:
Oak Hill 10
Summers County 0
The Red Devil softball team improved to 2-0 Saturday with a 10-0 shutout of Summers County.
A seven-run uprising in the second inning provided the momentum.
Savannah Holbrook wielded the hot bat for the Red Devils, going 3-for-3 with a homer, a double and five RBIs, in addition to scoring twice. Haylee Byers was 2-for-3 with a triple and one RBI, Priscilla Livingston was 2-for-2, and Brooke Linkswiler was 1-for-1 and drove in a run. Chloe Atha also provided a base hit and scored twice for Oak Hill.
Pitcher Whitney Sisler nailed down the three-inning shutout, limiting the Bobcats to three singles and striking out five.
Oak Hill lost to Independence Wednesday and will travel to play Midland Trail on Monday.
Oak Hill 20
Nathan Bloomfield drove in three runs and Bradley Lokant was 2-for-2 and knocked in three runs as Oak Hill cruised by PikeView on Monday in a baseball contest.
A 10-run third inning powered the host Red Devils (1-1).
Lane Jordan was the winning pitcher, striking out six in three innings.
Oak Hill went on to post an 11-8 win over James Monroe on Tuesday to improve to 2-1.
The Red Devils will host Westside Friday at 6 p.m.
Midland Trail 3
Valley built up a 7-0 lead through four innings en route to the softball triumph over Midland Trail Tuesday.
Mallory Kincaid and Kayla Graves both rapped two singles for the Valley offense. Haley Myers, Emmie Lopetrone, Jayden Chapman and Kaylee Ryan each added a single.
Providing a single apiece for the Patriots were Emily Dickerson, Serena Minor, Zavery McManaway, Kyleigh Jackson, Alex Ellison and Jordian Stonestreet.
Lopetrone went the seven-inning distance on the mound for the win.
The Greyhound girls are set to entertain Charleston Catholic at noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Midland Trail is slated to visit Montcalm Saturday and host Oak Hill Monday.
Oak Hill 8
James Monroe 7
After staring at a 6-0 deficit though three innings on March 13, the Oak Hill girls rallied with seven runs in the final three innings to post the 8-7 win over the Mavericks in their season opener.
Paige Neal and Priscilla Livingston both supplied two hits, including a double, for Oak Hill, with Neal driving in a run. Abby Ward doubled and knocked in two runs, and Kaylee Mann belted a double. Haylee Byers produced one hit and an RBI, Savannah Holbrook had one RBI, and Chloe Atha and Brooke Linkswiler each logged a base hit.
Byers secured the mound verdict, striking out 12, walking four, scattering nine hits and allowing just three earned runs.
Oak Hill 6
The Red Devil boys opened their season on Saturday with an 8-6 setback at Winfield.
Nathan Bloomfield and Jonathan Lyons each drove in a pair of runs for the Red Devils.
• • •
In other recent baseball games, Fayetteville suffered a 7-3 loss to Independence on Monday then followed that up with a 15-14 win at Summers County on Tuesday.
In a softball outing, Wyoming East blanked Fayetteville 10-0.
• • •
Coaches at the college, high school, junior varsity, junior high and recreational league (adult or youth) levels are reminded to submit game results, updated statistics or other information to The Montgomery Herald and The Fayette Tribune.
When turning in scores or statistics, coaches/statisticians are reminded to provide at least the last names of participants; information will not be published with only the first name.
Information can be sent a variety of ways: via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; on Twitter @gb_scribe; by U.S. mail at The Fayette Tribune, P.O. Box 139, Oak Hill, WV 25901; by fax at 304-469-4105; or in person at the office at 417 W. Main Street in Oak Hill.
Anyone with questions can call Steve Keenan at 304-469-3373.