Freshman Austin Henrich hit a home run for his first varsity baseball hit as George Washington defeated visiting Ripley 15-5 in six innings Saturday at Floyd B. Wilcox Field.Tanner Sorrells also hit a home run and a single for the Patriots (17-9) and Connor Moffatt led GW's 15-hit attack by going 3 for 5 with a double and three RBIs.Garrett Vogelbach, Clayton Anderson, Grant Wooten and John Thomas also had multiple-hit games for the Patriots, who invoked the 10-run mercy rule after scoring seven runs in the bottom of the sixth.Chris Jordan went 2 for 3 for Ripley (6-17).
POCA WINS THREE: Poca picked up three wins at home, rallying past Scott 12-8 in the continuation of a previously suspended game at Madison, then beating Scott again 12-2 and Chapmanville 4-2.
In the opener, Evan McClanahan belted a two-run homer in the top of the seventh as the Dots (20-6) scored six times to regain the lead. Matt Chandler also homered and drove in a pair and Forrest Spurlock smacked two doubles and drove in three for Scott. In the next game, Noah Frampton (3 for 4) doubled and drove in two runs and Jake Payne, McClanahan and David Taylor all had two hits for Poca.Chandler slapped a two-run single in the sixth of the final game as the Dots scored three times in that inning to wipe out a 2-1 lead for the Tigers (17-6). Scottie Thompson and Brent Bigley each had two hits for Chapmanville. n LOGAN 11, WINFIELD 2: Visiting Logan struck for six runs in the seventh inning as it pulled away with a win. Jacob Browning and Chase Preston each had a pair of hits with a double for the Wildcats. Bryan Bosley went 2 for 4 with a double for the Generals.CROSS LANES 15, MONTCALM 5: Ethan Stepp went 3 for 3 with three RBIs as host Cross Lanes Christian scored a win. Josh Dolan had a pair of hits and drove in a run for the Warriors (8-8). Seth Roberts and Tyler Poe each doubled for Montcalm.CATHOLIC SWEEPS: Andy Hoyer led Charleston Catholic to a sweep of previously undefeated and Class A No. 1 Gilmer County 5-2 and 8-5 in Glenville.
Hoyer struck out 12 in a complete-game performance in the opener. Also for the Class A No. 6 Irish, Connor Golden had a double and triple while driving in two runs and Rocco Wilcox drove in two runs with a double with two outs and the score tied 2-2. For the Titans, Colton Rose doubled.In the second game, Hoyer went 3 for 4, including a double and a triple, and drove in four runs. Kiefer Hovorka and Drew Cable laced two hits apiece for the Irish (17-8) while Sam McKown drove in a pair of runs. Adam Beall rapped out three hits and Seth Skinner went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs for Gilmer (22-2).WESTSIDE TAKES TWO: Westside plated eight runs in the third inning en route to an 8-5 decision over visiting Tug Valley in the nightcap to sweep a doubleheader.
The Renegades scored seven runs in the first two innings of the opener in a 9-2 win over the Panthers.Breyer Morgan went 2 for 3 with a double and RBI for Westside in the first game. Ethan Hager doubled in two runs for Tug.
In the second game, DaKota Bailey, Tyler Copley and Trevor Anderson knocked in two runs apiece for the Renegades. David Runyon had two hits and two RBIs for the Panthers.SA 10, INDEPENDENCE 4: Phoenix Shrewsbury (3 for 4, double, triple, two RBIs) led a 10-hit attack for visiting St. Albans and Austin Harless drove in a pair of runs. For the Patriots (13-7), Brian Huffman socked a three-run homer.
Friday's gameCHAPMANVILLE 9, CLAY 4: Host Chapmanville scored six runs over the fifth and sixth innings in a win. Brady Cox doubled and tripled for the Tigers (17-5) and Dustin Conley had three hits. Ethan Smith went 2 for 4 to lead Clay County.
SoftballBUFFALO SWEEPS: Chelsey Parkins fired a two-hitter with nine strikeouts and went 2 for 3 with two RBIs as host Buffalo downed Nitro 7-1 in the nightcap to gain a sweep of a doubleheader.
In the first game, Ali Burdette gave up three hits while striking out nine to get the win as Buffalo (25-4) prevailed 5-1. She also doubled, tripled and knocked in three runs, and Whitney Dingess rapped out three hits with two RBIs for Buffalo. Halie Miller went 2 for 3 for Nitro in the first game.SA 9, WAYNE 5: St. Albans jumped out to a 6-0 lead en route to the victory in the Boyd County (Ky.) Tournament. Alyssa Bonham went 2 for 4 with a double for the Red Dragons and Mariah Caudill lashed two hits. Casey Endicott went 3 for 4 with a triple for the Pioneers, defending AA state champions.SA 9, ROWAN 0: Ali Haynes fired six no-hit innings and fanned six as St. Albans defeated Rowan County (Ky.) in the Boyd County Tournament. Haynes also had two hits and Madi Marshall went 3 for 4 with a triple.SA 7, WEST CARTER 1: Ali Haynes scattered six hits and whiffed eight for St. Albans in a win over West Carter (Ky.) at the Boyd County Tournament. Whitney Jones doubled twice for the Red Dragons. CATHOLIC 25, NOTRE DAME 0: Briana Ross and Katie Pulliam each homered and drove in five runs as Charleston Catholic cruised to a win in two innings in Clarksburg. Christina O'Dell went 4 for 4 with four RBIs for the Irish (16-9).CATHOLIC 17, PHILIP BARBOUR 0: Christina O'Dell and Kendall Carson each went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs as Charleston Catholic rolled to a win in three innings in Clarksburg.SHERMAN 10, LIBERTY RALEIGH 0: Tori May tossed a one-hit shutout for the visiting Tide's three-inning win. Haley Jarrell went 2 for 2 with a double and three RBIs for Sherman and Taylor Hendricks doubled in a pair of runs.SHERMAN 6, NICHOLAS 0: Kylie Wells fired a six-hit shutout for the visiting Tide. Mackenzie Smith pounded out four hits, including a double, and knocked in two runs for Sherman (22-7) and Tori May doubled in two runs. Lauren Young and Maria Eberhart had two hits apiece for the Grizzlies.RIPLEY SWEEPS SOUTH: Host Ripley knocked off Parkersburg South twice 5-1, 6-1. Chelsey Hager struck out 13 in a two-hitter and went 2 for 3 with an RBI in the first game for the Vikings. Ashley Mellinger doubled and drove in three runs for Ripley (19-8) in the second game and Nicole Landis had a pair of hits to lead South.