Prep roundup: No. 3 Hoover shuts out No. 7 Poca 10-0
Tristan Fields fired a four-hit shutout to lead host Herbert Hoover past Poca 10-0 in five innings in a matchup of Class AA state-ranked teams in high school baseball Wednesday.
Fields struck out five and allowed three singles and a double. Ryan Shamblin (2 for 3) and Scooter Farmer drove in two runs apiece for the Huskies (7-0), No. 3 in the Gazette state rankings, while Shaun Dotson banged out three hits, including a triple, and knocked in a run.
Evan McClanahan went 2 for 2 for the No. 7 Dots (6-2) and Jake Payne doubled.
Adams tossed five no-hit innings and fanned seven, but allowed one earned run. His run-scoring double in Hurricane's five-run third opened up the game as the AAA No. 1 Redskins took a 6-0 lead. Riley Metz went 2 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs for Hurricane (8-1) while Zach Pate rapped out three hits and two RBIs.
Brandon Vogler, Matt Amar and Travis Tuttle held the Patriots to a pair of singles. George Washington hurlers Austin Henrich and Grant Wooten surrendered just two hits, but the AAA No. 10 Patriots committed six errors. Connor Moffatt and Austin Griffith singled for GW (6-2).
Johnny Morrison fanned eight in four-plus innings for Logan (4-1), allowing two earned runs. Kyle Harvey pounded out two hits for the Wildcats. Kenmore East (N.Y.) fell to 1-1.
Devan Hemmrich got the win in relief and had two hits for Atlantic Shores, which improved to 14-0. Tylun Campbell and Austen Toler had two hits apiece for Point (3-5).
Dakota Sisk, Wesley Harrison, Wyatt Zuspan, and Kane Rousch each had two hits for Wahama (1-2). Tyler Jenkins singled for the Wildcats (2-3).
Thomas also contributed at the plate, going 3 for 3 with a home run, double and three RBIs for the Huskies (8-0) while Cody Bowen, Ryan Shamblin and Bird had two hits each. Cody Blevins and Devin Bayer had hits for the Skyhawks.
Jacob Fisher and Houston Hill each went 4 for 4 for Sissonville (5-5) while Zach Null and Josh Landis had three hits apiece. Alex Lee went 2 for 3 with a double for the Miners (1-7).
Derik Chestnut went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for Riverside (5-3) and Drew Mack legged out two hits. Bear Bellomy rapped out three hits and drove in a run for the Generals and Josh Bumgarner went 2 for 4.
Austin Santrock went 1 for 2 for the Black Eagles and Jerod Jobst was the winning pitcher. Jake Sisson had a pair of hits for Jamestown.
Sarah Pennington rapped out three hits and drove in a run for the No. 2 Panthers (9-2) while Megan Tully went 2 for 3 with a homer and two RBIs. Hannah Wilson had the two hits for Parkersburg South.
Layhew homered and knocked in three runs as the Eagles took the opener 11-1 in four innings. Brianna Ross went 2 for 2 for the Fighting Irish (4-3) in the first game then added a double, home run and four RBIs in the second game for Hedgesville (6-4).
Damia Moglelski added three hits, including a double, for the Huskies (4-1) while Allison Rager had two hits to go along with the 11 strikeouts she notched on the mound.
Josie Fisher added a pair of hits, including a double, for the Big Blacks. Kenna Markham posted a triple and a single for Winfield (6-5).
Hoover received four first-place votes and 82 points in AA to edge No. 2 Ritchie County, which had 78 points. Wayne, the defending AA state champion, was third and garnered one first-place vote, followed Robert C. Byrd and James Monroe.
Buffalo, the two-time defending state titlist, received eight of the nine first-place votes for No. 1 in Class A, followed by Moorefield and Wheeling Central, which tied for second, Sherman, which received one first-place vote, and Bishop Donahue.
John Marshall garnered all nine first-place votes in AAA and was followed by Lincoln County, Cabell Midland and Musselman and Hurricane (tied for fourth). St. Albans was sixth. (See Page 2B for complete polls.)