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High schools: Lord Botetourt's Ward knocks 3-run homer
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Lord Botetourt 6, Salem 0
DALEVILLE — Brian Ward hit a three-run home run as part of a four-run second inning for Lord Botetourt (1-0).
Ward and Matt Burd both finished 3 for 3, with Ward also driving in a run. Zach Mineroldi’s double was one of two hits for Salem (0-2).
Winning pitcher Zack Kelly struck out three and allowed one hit over four innings. Cody Dooley struck out three and allowed 10 hits for Salem.
Northside 6, Hidden Valley 5, 8 innings
Matt Culicerto scored the go-ahead run in the top of eighth, and Northside (1-0) held on to top host Hidden Valley (1-1).
Hayes Nelson hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the game for Hidden Valley and force extra innings. Northside regained the lead in the eighth with the benefit of two Titan errors.
Tyler Wolfe led Northside with two RBIs and two hits.
Winning pitcher Jeremy Ragland pitched three innings and struck out four and allowed one hit in the win. Hidden Valley’s losing pitcher did not allow a hit nor any earned runs.
Franklin County 4, Cave Spring 3, 8 inn.
ROCKY MOUNT — Kyle Ellis drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Franklin County (2-0) a win over Cave Spring (0-1).
Franklin County trailed 3-1 before tying the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Logan Alger drove in a run for the Eagles and Jordan Bryant drove in two for the Knights.
Jessy Pendleton earned the win with three strikeouts and two hits over two innings of work.
Staunton River 7, Liberty 2
MONETA — Scott Ellis had two hits and four RBIs, and Cody Shell struck out six and allowed just two hits over four innings to lead the Golden Eagles (1-0).
Staunton River scored four times in the second inning and added three more in the sixth to help ice the game.
Liberty pitcher Dylan Olsen struck out three over two innings, but also gave up two hits, four runs and walked three. Olsen and Thomas Key scored for the Minutemen (0-1).
Northside 3, Hidden Valley 0
Kelsey Jarrett and Amy Roberson each drove in a run as Northside improved to 2-0.
Vikings pitcher Ruthie Williams earned her second win with four strikeouts, no walks and just four hits allowed. Williams added two hits, and Caitlyn Porterfield finished with three hits.
Savannah Kramer and Brooke Seale each hit a double for Hidden Valley (0-1).
Cave Spring 11, Franklin County 0, 5 inn.
ROCKY MOUNT — Courtney Cooper hit a two-run home run in the first inning to spark Cave Spring (2-0) to a game called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Cooper finished 4 for 4 with four RBIs, and Madi Billings added a solo home run in the second inning for the Knights.
Logan Barbour and Mackenzie Chitwood each singled for Franklin County (0-2).
Taylor Asimakopoulos allowed just two hits and struck out five for Cave Spring.
Lord Botetourt 3, Salem 1
Kendra Wood struck out 10 Spartans as the Cavaliers earned a road win.
Wood surrendered just two hits, and Sam Smith issued two walks and allowed only four hits for Salem (0-2)
Meaghan Catron drove in Kaylynn Wilhelm in the fourth inning for the eventual winning run for Lord Botetourt (1-0).
Smith drove in Brittney Knott with a double in the sixth inning.
Liberty 7, Staunton River 2
MONETA — Cassidy Hensley struck out eight and allowed six hits in the win for Liberty (1-0).
Staunton River (0-1) received an RBI from each Taylor Carter and Tara Rice.
Chatham 6, Patrick County 5
CHATHAM — Chatham overcame a 5-0 deficit with the help of five errors to take a win from Patrick County (1-1).
Briana Steel led the Cougars with two doubles and an RBI.
Patrick County pitcher Whitney Scott allowed just four hits and only two earned runs over six innings in the loss.
Hidden Valley 1, Northside 0
Aaron Sunil scored the lone goal of the game as Hidden Valley (2-0) defeated Northside (0-1-1).
Grant Fonacier played a pass through to Sunil, who put it in the back of the net in the 62nd minute.
Will Bullington and Jacob Bartel combined for three saves for Hidden Valley.
Cave Spring 1, Franklin County 0
Matt Ketterer scored off of an assist from Kyle Gunville in the 72nd minute for Cave Spring.
Paul Murphy was in goal for the Knights (2-0). Franklin County fell to 0-2.
William Byrd 1, Glenvar 1
Omri Carpenter converted on a penalty kick for Glenvar (0-0-1) with less than 3 minutes to play to force a tie against host William Byrd (0-1-1).
Jacob Cunningham opened the scoring as he put a corner kick from Jaime Dooley into the back of the net 10 minutes into the second half.
Lord Botetourt 2, Salem 1, OT
Cory Cosner scored from a scrum outside the 18-yard box in the second overtime to give Lord Botetourt (1-0) a road win.
Coby Reed scored an unassisted goal to give Salem (0-1-1) a 1-0 lead at the half. Patrick Harris equalized for the Cavaliers with less than two minutes to play in regulation.
Jefferson Forest 4, Patrick Henry 0
FOREST — Cassidy Ratliff and Ashlie Freeman scored two goals apiece in the first half for the Cavaliers (1-0).
PH fell to 1-1.
Franklin County 4, Cave Spring 4
ROCKY MOUNT — Makayla Mills scored the tying goal as Franklin County (1-0-1) stormed back from a 4-0 deficit in the second half.
Lauren Huff scored three goals and Kaityln Huff added one for Cave Spring (0-1-1).
Franklin County’s Sydney Varney scored on a free kick and a penalty kick, and Taylor Smith also added a goal.
Lauren Nepper made seven saves for the Knights, while Jordan Dudley made two for the Eagles.
Staunton River 6, Brookville 1
LYNCHBURG — Taylor Tester scored five goals to lead Staunton River (1-0) over Brookville (0-1).
Emily Hillman added a goal for the Golden Eagles, which led 2-1 at the half. Ashley Sankner scored for Brookville.
Patrick Henry 14, Cave Spring 6
Thomas Vance scored four goals and added two assists as Patrick Henry (1-0) downed visiting Cave Spring (0-1).
Joe Clifton added two goals and four assists and Tommy Skeen scored three goals for the Patriots. Colby Loftus led the Knights with three goals and Matt Webb added two.
Hunter Godsey made nine stops in net for Patrick Henry while Bren Huggins made 16 for Cave Spring.
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