Haili McCown combined to go 4 for 5 with a double and three RBIs as St. Albans swept a doubleheder from host Clay County 9-2 and 13-0 Thursday in high school softball.Mariah Caudill exploded offensively for the Red Dragons (12-0) in the three-inning second game, pounding three hits, including a pair of triples and a double, to go along with six RBIs. The Panthers could only muster four total hits with Allison Coleman and Carli Craddock contributing one apiece.
RIVERSIDE 12, JEFFERSONTOWN 2: Alisa Sparks went 3 for 3 with a triple, double and three RBIs as the Warriors cruised to a win over Jeffersontown (Va.) at the Grand Strand Classic in Myrtle Beach. Amanda Cooper added a double and RBI for Riverside (9-7). Lexi Beck had a hit for Jeffersontown. RIPLEY 4, POINT PLEASANT 3: Hannah Ford's bunt single with one out scored pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the sixth for the host Vikings.
Ripley's Dusti Fisher singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and was sacrificed to third to before scoring on Ford's base hit. Ford finished 2 for 3 with a double for the Vikings (8-2). McKinley Higginbotham rapped out two hits, including a double, for the Big Blacks. SISSONVILLE 5, RIPLEY 2: Katelyn Linville fueled the visiting Indians' offense with a double, triple and three RBIs. Bekah Baldwin fanned eight for Sissonville. HOOVER 8, NICHOLAS 0: Allison Rager gave up three hits and struck out nine for host Herbert Hoover. Mikayla Craze went 3 for 4 with a triple and RBI for the Huskies (4-1), while Zoe Carte and Caroline Thornburg added two hits each. Lauren Young, Mariah Eberhart and Alyson Childers had the lone hits for Nicholas County (5-1). WAYNE 6, HUNTINGTON 0: Jessie Rowe scattered three hits and struck out eight for Wayne. Savannah Perry went 2 for 2 with a pair of doubles for the Pioneers (5-3), while Emily Thompson and Payton Fetty each smacked a home run. Rachel Bias had all three hits for Huntington (4-5). VALLEY WINS TWO: Valley earned a pair of wins Thursday as the Greyhounds defeated host Van 13-1 and 8-2.Taylor Carver smacked a three-run double in the first game for Valley (4-0), while Rachel Hagen and Javin Thompson posted a pair of hits each in the second game. Chelsie Calloway went a combined 4 for 5 for the Bulldogs (2-5). HURRICANE 12, WINFIELD 0 Linzie Reynolds went 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles, a round-tripper and four RBIs for the visiting Redskins in a four-inning win.Courtney Rogers allowed two hits and struck out three for Hurricane (9-1), while Cassi Sargent doubled, homered and knocked in two. Kenna Markham doubled for the Generals (6-6).Wednesday's games SCOTT 4, LAWRENCE COUNTY 2: Katie Marcum drove in a run for the Skyhawks in the Grand Strand Classic at Myrtle Beach, S.C. Kellian Strange went 2 for 3 for Scott. Josie Hardin knocked in a run for Lawrence County (Ky.). PENFIELD 8, SCOTT 4: Abby Dennett went 2 for 3 with two RBIs as Penfield (N.Y.) bested Scott in the Grand Strand Classic in Myrtle Beach. Kellian Strange and Kaila Craddock had two hits apiece for the Skyhawks.
Baseball VALLEY 12, LIBERTY 11: John Riddle singled home the winning run as the Greyhounds downed Liberty Raleigh at Epling Field in Beckley.Druw Bowen went 2 for 5 with a double, triple and four RBIs for Valley (7-2) while Arik McGinnis and Cody Winter each had three hits. Dylan Keel posted two hits and drove home three runs for the Patriots (6-1). VALLEY 13, MAN 3: Cody Winter went 4 for 4 with a round-tripper with two doubles and two RBIs for the host Greyhounds. Raeshawn Breckenridge and Druw Bowen added homers for Valley (8-2).Cayce Mullins went 3 for 3 with a homer and two RBIs for the Hillbillies. LINCOLN CO. 7, MINGO 6: Lincoln County scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to escape with a home win. Brynnan Fakourey went 3 for 4 for the Panthers (5-1) while Colby Brogan and Aaron Taylor each smacked a home run. Joe May went 2 for 4 with a double, triple and two RBIs for the Miners.
HOOVER 8, SISSONVILLE 1: Matt Justice scattered seven hits and allowed one run as visiting Herbert Hoover downed the Indians. Corey Bird went 2 for 2 with two RBIs for the Huskies (10-0), while and Ryan Shamblin knocked in a pair. Zach Null banged out two hits for Sissonville (5-7). BRIGHTON 10, CLAY 4: Ryan O'Connor belted a pair of hits as visiting Brighton (N.Y.) downed Clay County. Ethan Smith had a double and RBI for the Panthers (5-3).Wednesday's games CONWAY 14, SC 1: Conway (S.C.) plated seven runs in the second as the Tigers sailed to a win over South Charleston in the Mingo Bay Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.Grant Holmes went 2 for 2 with a double and a pair of RBIs for Conway. Jonathan Cline had two hits for the Black Eagles. LINCOLN CO. 12, TUG 6: Colby Brogan went 2 for 3 and drove in two runs as Lincoln County won at home.Tyler Jeffers also added a pair of hits and drove home two runs for Lincoln. Trevin Horn and David Runyon had two hits and an RBI apiece for Tug Valley.