In some recent high school baseball action:
Fayetteville 19, 6
Pocahontas County 9, 1
The Pirates got a huge day from Hunter Rinehart Saturday to sweep the doubleheader from the Warriors on the road.
In the opening game, Rinehart was a perfect 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and nine RBIs to power the Fayetteville attack. Teammate Jordan Dempsey was also effective, going 3-for-3 with a double, four RBIs, five stolen bases and five runs scored.
In addition, Nick Milam was 2-for-3, Max Holland was 1-for-2 with four steals and four runs, and Eli Selvey was 1-for-3 with three steals.
For Pocahontas County, Dalton Hendrick was 2-for-4 with a double, and Brody Buzzard and Jesse Bostic were both 1-for-4 with a double.
Timmy Bell got the pitching win in relief of Holland.
In the nightcap, Rinehart was 1-for-3 and drove in two runs, while Logan Frantz was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Jeffrey McKnight was 2-for-3 and drove in a run, Selvey was 2-for-3 with an RBI and three stolen bases, Dempsey was 1-for-4 with a double, and Bell was 1-for-3.
Buzzard was 2-for-3 with a double for the Warriors, and J.D. Sharp was 1-for-3.
Frantz struck out 12 Pocahontas batters in registering the win on the mound.
Fayetteville (9-8) is scheduled to host Valley at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.
Oak Hill 4
In the final meeting between the two schools on the diamond, the Pirates squeezed by their rivals 6-4 on Thursday to improve to 7-8.
Jordan Dempsey had a solid day at the plate to lead Fayetteville. The senior launched a home run and belted a triple in three at-bats. Max Holland (double) and Hunter Rinehart were both 1-for-2 with an RBI, Timmy Bell was 2-for-3, and Eli Selvey (RBI) and Nick Milam were both 1-for-4.
Lane Jordan (RBI) and Bradley Lokant were both 2-for-4 with a double for the Red Devils. Braxton Hall was 2-for-2, and Zane Wolfe and Nathan Bloomfield drove in a run apiece.
Seth McCarraher secured the pitching win for the Pirates, striking out seven and allowing seven hits.
Oak Hill (17-11) is slated to play at Buffalo at 6 p.m. on Monday.
Shady Spring 9
Oak Hill 8
Shady Spring defeated visiting Oak Hill in walk-off fashion on Wednesday.
Grant Davis was 3-for-4 with a homer and five RBIs for the Tigers, and Matt St. Clair was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and had the game-winning hit.
Also, Noel Sizemore was 3-for-4, Parker Redden was 1-for-4 and knocked in two runs, and Jason Meadows was 2-for-5.
Lane Jordan was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to guide the Red Devils. Caleb Jones was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Nathan Bloomfield was 2-for-4 and knocked in two runs, Zane Wolfe was 3-for-4 with one RBI, Jonathan Lyons drove in a run, and Bradley Lokant was 1-for-4 with a two-bagger.
Summers County 9
On Wednesday, the Summers County Bobcats nailed down a 9-5 win over Fayetteville.
Samuel Wykle was 3-for-5 with a triple, a double and three RBIs to pace Summers. Chase Adkins was 3-for-4, Nathan Wykle was 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, Levi Jones was 2-for-4 with a double, and Caleb Harvey and Tyler Miller each drove in one run.
Three players — Jordan Dempsey, Logan Frantz and Eli Selvey — were 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Pirates, while Hunter Rinehart knocked in a run.
With eight strikeouts and nine hits allowed, Adkins was the winning pitcher.
Charleston Catholic 13
Charleston Catholic pushed across six runs in the second inning Tuesday en route to a 13-3 triumph over visiting Fayetteville.
For the Irish (19-5), Marshall Pile was 4-for-5 with a pair of RBIs, and Thomas Blaydes and Marc Spiegel drove in three runs apiece.
Seth McCarraher was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Fayetteville, and Logan Frantz (RBI) and Max Holland were both 1-for-3.
Blaydes fanned 13 for the complete-game win.
Oak Hill 8
Oak Hill plated five runs in innings 5-6 Tuesday to gain the win over the Raiders.
Ty Nelson was 1-for-2 and drove in three runs to lead the Red Devils. Jonathan Lyons was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Lane Jordan was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI.
Caleb Jones earned the pitching decision.
Logan Williams had three hits and three RBIs for Liberty.
The previous day, Oak Hill lost 7-6 to Bluefield.
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