Kayven Stephenson fired a four-hitter with 14 strikeouts and went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs Saturday as St. Albans posted an 11-1 prep softball victory against Mercer County during the Tri-State Showcase at Boyd County, Kentucky.
Kendall Stoffel (3 for 5, double) also drove in three runs and Jillian Holley homered for SA. Stevie Shepherd (2 for 3, double) led Mercer.
St. Albans 10, Corbin 4: Kendall Stoffel went the distance with eight strikeouts for the Red Dragons (2-0) in their second Showcase win. Taylor Glancy was 2 for 2 with a homer and three RBIs and Kayven Stephenson went 3 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs.
Riverside 7, Capital 6: The Cougars scored three runs in the top of the seventh but it wasn't enough as the Warriors held on for the home win.
Hanna Slack was 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs for undefeated Riverside (3-0) and Haley Myers was 3 for 4. Alaina Wilson had two double and 4 RBIs for Capital (1-4).
Raceland 7, Nitro 6: Bella Savilla was 3 for 4 with a home run but the Wildcats fell short in the Tri-State Showcase in Kentucky.
Lena Elkins and Avery Sayre both collected a pair of hits for Nitro (2-3).
Sherman sweeps Midland Trail: Chloe Treadway allowed six hits and struck out 16 over 12 innings as the host Tide swept a doubleheader from Midland Trail 9-2, 14-0.
In the first game, Chelsea Thompson and Shaylee Lewis each had two hits for Sherman (4-0). In the second game, Treadway belted a grand slam and drove in seven runs.
Greenbrier East sweeps Westside: Taylor Graham threw a no-hitter with seven strikeouts in the opener and Josie Ervin fired a one-hitter with six K's in the nightcap as the visiting Spartans (4-0) swept a doubleheader from Westside 8-0, 16-0.
In the first game, Graham was 3 for 3 with two RBIs. In the second game, Lindsey Black had two homers and four runs batted in. Graham was 3 for 4 with two doubles. Westside fell to 2-2.
Nitro 1, Johnson Central 0: Bella Savilla singled in the game's only run in the fifth and Lena Elkins pitched a complete-game shutout in the Wildcats' win in the Tri-State Showcase.
Elkins struck out 14 and only allowed four hits for Nitro (1-2). Kerigan Moore and Carly Mathes both had two hits for the Wildcats.
Nitro 15, Paul Blazer 4: Lena Elkins was 4 for 4 and the Wildcats pounded out 16 hits in the win in the Tri-State Showcase.
Bella Savilla had two hits, including a home run for Nitro (2-2) and Carly Mathes also delivered a pair of hits.
Huntington 6, St. Albans 0: Lucas Hall went 2 for 3 with a double and Justin Legg had three RBIs to lead the visiting Highlanders (4-1) over the Red Dragons (3-1).
On the mound, Huntington’s Ethan Riggs struck out eight over four innings.
Herbert Hoover 9, Robert C. Byrd 7: Tucker Purdy launched a pair of homers, including a three-run shot, as the host Huskies held off the Eagles (2-1). Matthew Toops (2 for 4) also hit a home run for Hoover (3-1), which led 5-1 after one inning.
Xavier Lopez (2 for 3) socked a homer for the Eagles.
Nitro 16, South Charleston 2: Matt Kirby’s triple highlighted a 10-run, six-hit third inning for the host Wildcats. Noah Reed went four innings for the win, allowing one hit.
Tyler Anderson and Elijah Casto had three hits each for Nitro, Kyle Gill drove in four runs and Anderson had three of his team’s six stolen bases. Malikai Goebel had SC’s lone hit.
Charleston Catholic 6, Notre Dame 3: Gannon Morris was 3 for 3 with 3 RBIs in leading the Irish to the home win in the Catholic Schools Tournament at Shawnee Park.
Evan Sayre added two RBIs for Catholic (2-1) and Irish coach Bill Mehle. who earned his 500th career win in a victory over Wheeling Central on Friday. Isaac Wolfe was 3 for 3 for Notre Dame and Santino Early collected a pair of hits.
Sissonville 7, Chapmanville 6: Winning pitcher Isaiah Ramsey struck out 10 and went 2 for 5 with an RBI and three teammates donated three hits each for the Indians in their road win. Levi Tinsley, Collin Cottrell and Carson Vance had two hits apiece.
For the Tigers, William Kirkendall, Jacob Farley and Seth Workman turned in two-hit efforts.
Scott 3, Riverside 2: Alex Epling tossed a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts, leading the host Skyhawks to victory. Dylan Grant went 2 for 4 for Scott.
The Warriors received a 2 for 3 effort from leadoff hitter Nate Davis and starter Sam Sheets fanned nine in five innings.
Saturday boys basketball
Lincoln County 60, Hurricane 59: Jayse Tully hit a turnaround 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Panthers to the thrilling home win to end the regular season. It marked the fifth straight win for Lincoln County.
Tully finished with 15 points, the same as Scooter Phillips for Lincoln County (12-6). John Blankenship led the way for the home side with 21 points. Jaxon Nicely scored 17 points for Hurricane (6-12) and Elijah Crompton added 15 points.
Sherman 69, Van 34: The Tide outscored the Bulldogs 25-2 in the third quarter to pull away and earn the home win in Class A Region 4 Section 1 in Logan.
Dalton Rollo led No. 4 seed Sherman (9-5) with 14 points and Cameron Caldwell added 12 points. Brady Green had nine points for Van. The Tide will play No. 1 seed Man on Monday at Logan.
Friday girls basketball
Mingo Central 54, Chapmanville 42: The Miners started and finished strong, outscoring the Tigers by nine in the first quarter and six in the fourth to earn the win in Class AA Region 3 Section 2.
Jenna Wagoner led the way for Mingo Central with 21 points, Scarlett Thomason added 14 and Madisyn Curry contributed 13. Hollee Blair paced Chapmanville with 17 points and Jena Dingess chipped in 11. Both teams advance to the regional co-finals next week.