South Charleston exploded for five runs in the second inning as the Black Eagles recorded a 10-2 home win over Spring Valley in high school baseball Friday.Trevor Sampson went 3 for 4 with an RBI for South Charleston while Antonio Brown and Cole Lanier had two hits apiece. Tyler Robinson went 1 for 2 with a double and two RBIs for the Timberwolves.GREEN. EAST 12, VALLEY 7: R.J Massie went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs as visiting Greenbrier East downed Valley in a game played in Smithers..
James Uttback added two hits and drove home a run for the Spartans. Raeshawn Breckenridge batted 2 for 4 with a double, home run and four RBIs for the Greyhounds (11-5).
BUFFALO 12, MAN 2: Garrison Erwin had four hits with a triple and four RBIs as the host Bison earned a six-inning win. Nick Gunter added four hits, including a triple, and three RBIs for Buffalo while Laythen Good doubled and contributed two hits.LOGAN 14, RIPLEY 3: Alex Lakatos was 4 for 4 with a double and two RBIs to pace a 17-hit attack for the visiting Wildcats (8-3), while Josh Rein and Zach Minnick each went 3 for 5. Nathan Tucker doubled for the Vikings (4-13).POINT 8, WINFIELD 6: Alex Somerville doubled and singled and Nic Templeton drove in a pair of runs to key visiting Point Pleasant. For the Generals (7-9), Jordan Clark (3 for 4) had a double, home run and drove in two and Josh Bumgarner added a pair of hits.WAHAMA 5, FEDERAL 2: Demitrius Severicz went 2 for 3 as Wahama downed Federal Hocking (Ohio) in a six-inning game that was called due to darkness. Austin Cole also had a hit and two RBIs for the White Falcons (4-4). Chris Baker and Steve Coen each had a hit for Federal Hocking (6-5).MINGO 6, TUG VALLEY 4: Garth Simpkins went 2 for 4 with an RBI as Mingo Central posted a road win. David Runyon went 3 for 3 and drove home a run for the Panthers while Jordon Mounts and Tyler Lucas had two hits apiece.
Thursday's gamesNITRO 9, SPRING VALLEY 6: Dylan Slack, Eric Keller and Jacob Williams all had two hits and drove in runs to pace the visiting Wildcats (7-4) to victory. For the Timberwolves (6-5), Breyer Brewer, Kaleb Frye and Elijah Wellman each had two hits. Frye tripled and drove in three runs.RAVENSWOOD 8, RITCHIE 6: Thomas Sturm went 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs as Ravenswood downed visiting Ritchie County. Logan Jarrett, Devon Crews and Benjamin Johnson each contributed two hits and an RBI for the Red Devils. Dylan Frye posted two hits, including a triple, for the Rebels.
SoftballSC 2, RIVERSIDE 1: Ali Burdette allowed just one hit and struck out 14 as South Charleston edged host Riverside. Kaylee Stanley went 3 for 4 for the Black Eagles and Merridith Caine had two hits. Cassady Schmidt had the lone hit for the Warriors (10-10).HURRICANE 13, UNIVERSITY 0: Courtney Rogers allowed just four hits as the Redskins shut out University in four innings at the Best of the Best tournament in Buffalo. Amber Null hit a pair of home runs and drove in five for Hurricane (17-2) while Addie Fullen went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs and Emily Davis tripled and knocked in three.
HURRICANE 11, NICHOLAS 1: The Redskins made quick work of another opponent at the Best of the Best tournament, erupting for 10 runs in the first inning en route to a four-inning victory. Kassi Sargent smashed a three-run homer and Linzie Reynolds laced a triple with two RBIs for Hurricane (18-2).BUFFALO 8, NICHOLAS 0: Chelsey Parkins threw a one-hit shutout as Buffalo downed Nicholas County in a five-inning mercy-rule contest in the Best of the Best tournament in Buffalo.
Parkins also helped herself at the plate, going 3 for 3 for the Bison (11-2) while Noell Dingess, Taylor Briscoe and Katie Higginbotham each had two hits.LINCOLN CO. SWEEPS: Brooke West and Faith Huffman allowed just two hits and fanned a combined nine in five innings as Lincoln County earned a pair of quick wins in the Best of the Best, beating Chapmanville 9-0 and Parkersburg South 10-0.
In the first game, Amy Parsons went 2 for 2 with a double and drove in two runs to lead the hitting for the Panthers (15-5). In the nightcap, Sarah Barrett was 3 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs.RIPLEY 6, ST. ALBANS 4: Ashley Mellinger went 3 for 4 and Mary Brannan was 2 for 4 with a double as the host Vikings (10-3) picked up the victory. Chelsey Hager went the distance for Ripley to get the win. For the Red Dragons (15-3), Ali Haynes, Alyssa Bonham and Mariah Caudill each had two hits.
ROANE COUNTY 18, RAVENSWOOD 9: Cassidy Taylor had four hits with three doubles and five RBIs as Roane County's offense drove it to a six-inning win on the road. Miranda Hall tripled, doubled twice, and drove in a pair of runs for the Raiders (13-0).
Holly Chiles went 2 for 3 with a double and a pair of RBIs for the Red Devils (5-14).Thursday's gamesCATHOLIC SWEEPS VAN: Brianna Ross went 3 for 4 and drove in three runs as Charleston Catholic earned a 13-5 win to open a doubleheader at Van. In the nightcap, Emma Sovick (2 for 4) collected five RBIs as the Irish won 16-1.LINCOLN CO. 6, WINFIELD 0: Brooke West fired a two-hitter and struck out nine and Faith Huffman was 3 for 3 with a double to pace the Panthers (14-5) past the host Generals.