Prep roundup: Fast start carries Hoover past Wayne
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'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.
Jonathan Pauley knocked in a pair of runs for the Black Eagles and Jacob Marler banged out three hits and drove in a run.
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.
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.
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.
Joey Dodrill went 2 for 3 with three RBIs for the Red Dragons (16-8) while Bobby Grishaber smacked a solo home run.
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.
Riley Metz and Ace Estep added two hits apiece for the Redskins (20-3). Logan fell to 14-7.
Hovorka and Connor Golden drove in three runs apiece for the Fighting Irish (15-8). Jared McClung doubled for Greenbrier West (10-7).
Anderson and Connor Moffatt also doubled for the AAA Patriots (16-9). Cody Blevins smashed a two-run homer for the Skyhawks (13-11).
The Highlanders (16-8) hit into three double plays.
Mitch Davis went 3 for 4 with a triple and struck out 12 for Parkersburg Catholic.
Allyson Funk and Kenna Markham each collected two hits for the Generals.
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.
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.
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.