Annabelle Honaker’s two-out, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted Greenbrier East to a 5-4 win over St. Albans in the first game of the Class AAA Region 3 softball championship series Monday in Fairlea.
The St. Albans, Sissonville and Herbert Hoover prep softball teams have a few things in common entering this week’s regional round.
MAN — Morgan Cooper has been a workhorse for the Man High School softball team this season, pitching every inning of every game for the Hillbillies.
Tayven Stephenson and Kendall Stoffel only allowed one hit and combined for 12 strikeouts for St. Albans in a 9-0 win over Wyoming East at home in a prep softball tuneup game before regionals begin next week.
WINFIELD — Last Wednesday, a pair of one-run softball sectional openers sent third-seeded Sissonville and top-seeded Winfield down very different paths in a rugged Class AA Region 4 Section 1 tournament bracket.
Herbert Hoover plated four runs over the fourth and fifth innings Monday to hold off Braxton County 4-3 and claim the Class AA Region 2 Section 2 baseball title in Falling Rock.
Several Kanawha Valley prep baseball and softball teams will be hoping to extend their seasons Monday and Tuesday as double-elimination sectional tournaments wrap up.
NAUGATUCK — No. 4 seed Buffalo kept its season alive on Saturday afternoon in what was an elimination game for the Class A Region 4 Section 1 softball tournament as the Bison knocked off No. 3 seed Tug Valley 7-4.
St. Albans coach Christian Watts said his players have heard the rumblings — that the Red Dragons’ softball squad is all pitchers Kendal Stoffel and Tayven Stephenson and that the lineup is a possible flaw in the armor of an undefeated squad.
As the three-time defending Class AA state champion, not counting last year’s COVID-19 scratched season, winning a softball sectional championship is nothing new to Herbert Hoover.
WINFIELD — Winfield’s Kennedy Dean was practiced and rehearsed hitting the ball the other way, expecting for Nitro’s pitchers to pound the outside corner against her once again.
Damian Witty went 3 for 4 with two home runs and four RBIs to help top-seeded Hurricane take down Parkersburg South 11-1 and claim the Class AAA Region 4 Section 2 prep baseball tournament Friday in Hurricane.
Sissonville’s Colton Carpenter went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and struck out seven over seven innings to help the Indians to a 10-4 win over Poca Thursday in the Class AA Region 4 Section 1 baseball tournament in Sissonville.
In Class AA Region 4 Section 1, where the top four teams are mostly even and where seeding doesn’t mean much, the margin for error is razor thin.
Caleb Nutter drove in a run in the top of the 11th inning Tuesday as Buffalo earned a 3-2 victory at Sherman in a Class A Region 4 Section 1 winners bracket prep baseball game.
No. 4 seed Webster County scored seven runs in the first inning en route to a 12-4 win over Charleston Catholic in the Class A Region 3 Section 2 softball tournament Tuesday in Summersville.
It has been over two calendar years since a postseason prep softball game was held in West Virginia, but that will finally change this week as sectional championships are decided across the state.
Buffalo softball coach Billy Rasnake has but one problem when it comes to junior twins Abby and Katie Darnley — he can only hit them once in the lineup.
Lena Elkins pitched a four-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and no walks Tuesday as Nitro improved to 18-6 with a 3-0 prep softball win over visiting Sherman (14-3).
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