Austin Thomas clouted a two-run home run to highlight a six-run first inning as host Herbert Hoover downed Wayne 13-2 in five innings.The Pioneers scored two runs in the top of the first for a 2-0 edge, but it was short-lived as the Huskies erupted for six in the bottom of the frame.Thomas finished 2 for 2 with three RBIs while Sean Craze rapped out three hits and drove in four runs and Ryan Shamblin had two hits and two RBIs for the Huskies (21-1), who pounded out 15 hits. Zack Cassidy went 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles and an RBI for Wayne.
RIVERSIDE 4, WINFIELD 3: Aaron Halstead's run-scoring double down the left-field line gave the host Warriors the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth.
Riverside's Tyler Hall then struck out the side in the top of the seventh to preserve the win. Hall fanned 12 and scattered five singles in the complete-game effort.Brady Wilkinson went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Warriors (9-12). Brandon Wright had two hits for the Generals and Bear Bellomy drove in a run. SOUTH 8, SC 4: Jordan Braniff drove in two runs to lead visiting Parkersburg South past South Charleston. Jacob Wilcox went 3 for 3 with an RBI for the Patriots while Wes Mitchem allowed four earned runs on 10 hits in a complete-game effort.Jonathan Pauley knocked in a pair of runs for the Black Eagles and Jacob Marler banged out three hits and drove in a run. BUFFALO 4, WIRT COUNTY 0: Beau Whittington struck out eight in a complete-game four-hit shutout.Aaron Lewis doubled in a pair of runs in the first to provide all the support Whittington would need. Michael Erwin went 2 for 3 and Dakota Briscoe doubled for the Bison (7-10).For Wirt County, Austin Cottrell went 2 for 3 with a double. CROSS LANES 8, GRACE 6: Ethan Stepp and Chad Williams each drove in a run as host Cross Lanes Christian (7-8) held off Grace Christian.Ian George went the distance, striking out 11 to earn the win.Chris Harmony went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs for Grace. SISSONVILLE 8, MINGO CENTRAL 0: Josh Landis laced a bases-loaded triple to key a six-run fifth inning for the Indians (8-18). Zach Null went 2 for 4 for Sissonville.
LINCOLN CO. 4, TUG VALLEY 3: Grant Bates and Forrest Campbel each knocked in a run for Lincoln County. David Runyon knocked in three runs for the Panthers. POINT 12, RIPLEY 1: Point Pleasant put up eight runs in the top of the third in the five-inning win.Levi Russell went 3 for 3, including a pair of doubles, with an RBI for the Big Blacks while Evan Porter gave up one single and whiffed four. Trevor Tucker singled for the host Vikings. SA 7, BLUEFIELD 2: St. Albans plated three runs in the bottom of the first en route to the home victory.Joey Dodrill went 2 for 3 with three RBIs for the Red Dragons (16-8) while Bobby Grishaber smacked a solo home run. VALLEY 5, MAN 3: Cody Winter struck out seven and surrendered just four hits in a complete-game effort for the visiting Greyhounds.
Drew Jones drove in two runs for Valley (18-5) and Todd Coleman banged out two hits. Cayce Mullins and Cody Carter each had RBIs for the Hillbillies. HURRICANE 9, LOGAN 1: Zach Pate went 3 for 3 with three RBIs and J.T. Rogoszewski pitched a four-hitter to lead Hurricane to a win at Logan.Riley Metz and Ace Estep added two hits apiece for the Redskins (20-3). Logan fell to 14-7. CHAS. CATHOLIC 11, GREEN. WEST 1: Kiefer Hovorka allowed three hits and struck out nine in Charleston Catholic's five-inning win at Triana Field.Hovorka and Connor Golden drove in three runs apiece for the Fighting Irish (15-8). Jared McClung doubled for Greenbrier West (10-7). GW 5, SCOTT 3: Robbie Mounts, Clayton Anderson and John Thomas each delivered two hits apiece for George Washington.Anderson and Connor Moffatt also doubled for the AAA Patriots (16-9). Cody Blevins smashed a two-run homer for the Skyhawks (13-11).Thursday's games HURRICANE 7, HUNTINGTON 1: Alexander Dunham went 2 for 2 with a double and drove in two runs and Connor Adams fired a six-hitter to lead visiting Hurricane to victory. Austin Hensley doubled in a run for the Redskins (19-3), the No. 1 team in the Gazette's Class AAA ratings.The Highlanders (16-8) hit into three double plays. RAVENSWOOD 8, PARK. CATHOLIC 4: Devon Crews went 3 for 4 with a double, home run and three RBIs for the host Red Devils.Mitch Davis went 3 for 4 with a triple and struck out 12 for Parkersburg Catholic.Softball BUFFALO 5, WINFIELD 3: Chelsey Parkins struck out nine over seven innings as the host Bison held off Winfield. Catcher Amanda Christy drove in a run for Buffalo (23-4).Allyson Funk and Kenna Markham each collected two hits for the Generals. ST. ALBANS 7, NITRO 1: Red Dragons seniors Ali Haynes and Mariah Caudill earned their 100th career victory with a win over the Wildcats.Caudill provided the offense, going 3 for 3 with a double, triple and three RBIs for St. Albans (21-4), while Alyssa Bonham tripled and drove in a pair of runs. RIVERSIDE 4, NICHOLAS 3: Freshman Chelsea Diegert tripled in the winning run in the top of the eighth with two outs to propel the visiting Warriors.Harley Justice singled with two outs and Diegert followed with the clutch hit. Cassady Schmidt went 3 for 4 with two RBIs for Riverside (18-14) and Destini Diegert rapped out two hits and two RBIs.The Grizzlies (9-13) plated three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 3-2 lead. HURRICANE 8, HUNTINGTON 2: Courtney Rogers went 2 for 4 with two RBIs to lead the visiting Redskins past the Highlanders.Cassi Sargent pounded out two hits and knocked in a run for Hurricane (26-5), which tied the school record for wins it set last season.The Redskins' Addie Fullen went 3 for 4 with a double. Rachel Kinder smacked a two-run homer for Huntington.