In Tuesday and Wednesday high school action reported to The Fayette Tribune:
Oak Hill 8
A six-run sixth inning allowed the Red Devil girls to rally for the 8-3 win over visiting Richwood Tuesday.
Haylee Byers drilled a home run and drove in two runs in a 2-for-4 showing at the plate, and Kylie Pelkey was 1-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs. Also, Kaylee Mann was 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, Whitney Sisler was 2-for-3, Savannah Holbrook was 1-for-2, Brooke Linkswiler was 1-for-3, and Chloe Atha scored two runs.
Byers gained the pitching verdict by striking out six Lumberjacks and yielding four hits.
For Richwood, Acree was 1-for-3 and knocked in two runs, Gifford had a double, and Brown drove in a run.
Before the game, the Red Devil team and coaches received a $9,000 donation from Signal 12 Gym. The donation resulted from proceeds from the recent Red Devil Rumble, a well-received night of boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts action. For more on that, see the next print issue or follow the website.
Midland Trail 19
Visiting Midland Trail exploded for 10 runs in the top of the fifth inning Wednesday to add cushion to an already-comfortable lead against the Greyhounds.
The Jacksons helped carry the day for the Patriots (13-6). Kyleigh Jackson was 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and five RBIs to power Trail's 14-hit attack. Ryleigh Jackson was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs.
Other Patriots had active bats, too. Taylor Harrell was 2-for-3 with a homer and a pair of RBIs, Chezney Skaggs was 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs, Faith Bailes was 3-for-4 and drove in a run, Raegan Harding and Kalli Carte-Moore (1-for-1) each drove in a run, and Zavery McManaway and Alex Ellison added a base hit each.
Kyleigh Jackson scored four runs, and Serena Minor and Jordian Stonestreet crossed home plate three times each.
Gracie Gipson supplied Valley's lone hit and knocked in a run.
Harrell was the winning pitcher. She struck out five and allowed just one hit.
The win avenged an 8-3 Valley verdict over Midland Trail early in the season.
Oak Hill 5
Nicholas County 2
On Tuesday, Oak Hill plated three runs in the third inning and finished off the Nicholas County baseball team with two runs in the bottom of the sixth frame.
Lane Jordan and Ty Nelson both doubled and drove in a run for the Red Devils, who captured their fourth straight triumph. Caleb Jones was 2-for-2, Bradley Lokant was 2-for-3, Jonathan Lyons and Preston Legg each supplied an RBI, and Lyons, Zane Wolfe and Legg had a base hit apiece.
Garrett Kesterson was 2-for-4 for the Grizzlies, and Rylee Nicholas drove in a run. Nicholas and Josh Pritt both doubled.
Wolfe gained the pitching win for Oak Hill, striking out five in four innings in relief of Lyons, the starter.
Oak Hill went on to earn a 2-0 win over Wyoming East Wednesday to improve to 15-8. The Red Devils will host Shady Spring at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.