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Thursday, March 14, 2013
DALEVILLE - Michael Mnich's grand slam highlighted a six-run first inning for Lord Botetourt, which went on to beat James River 14-4 on Thursday in a baseball game called after six innings due to the 10-run rule.
Mnich went 2 for 2 with 5 RBIs for Lord Botetourt (2-0). Matt Burd went 3 for 4 with a double. Teammates Austin Arthur and Ryan Oliver both had 3 hits.
Keith Yancey went 2 for 3 with a double for James River (0-1).
Alleghany 8, Glenvar 1
Alex Javins had an RBI-double to lead the visiting Mountaineers, who scored seven times in the last three innings - six of Alleghany's runs were unearned.
Javins also pitched five innings with six strikeouts, giving up four, and walking one for Alleghany (1-0). Teammate Kendall Kessinger stole home in the first inning and pitched two innings.
Glenvar's Zach Duncan had an RBI single in the first inning.
Salem 5, William Byrd 2
Salem's Zach Mineroldi pitched a 5-hitter against the Terriers (1-1) to lead the Spartans (1-2).
Zach McNally also of Salem went 3 for 4 at the plate with two doubles.
Blacksburg 10, Giles 5
BLACKSBURG - Winning pitcher Kaden Croy had two strikeouts and one walk for the Bruins (1-0) against Giles (0-2). Blacksburg's Tyler Berry had a two-run home run.
Jefferson Forest 10, Staunton River 1
FOREST - The Cavaliers and the Golden Eagles were 1-1 going into the third, but Jefferson Forest broke up the tie with nine runs.
Nate Stevens pitched three innings with four strikeouts, two hits, and one run for Jefferson Forest (1-0). Taylor Belle went 2 for 2 and Tyler Lucy went 2 for 3.
Brett Stevens, Cody Shell, and Collin Watkins went 1-2 for Staunton River (1-1).
Chilhowie 10, Marion 0, 5 inn.
CHILHOWIE - Tyler Pierce threw a one-hitter, striking out seven and walking three to lead the Warriors (1-0) over Marion in a game that was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Tyler Pierce also hit a triple and a single, while both Caleb Sheets and Dustin Creasy had three RBIs for Chilhowie.
Hunter Lesler had the lone hit, a double, for the Scarlet Hurricane (0-1) in the second inning.
Eastern Montgomery 6, Craig County 5
ELLISTON - The Mustangs (1-0) opened the season with a home win over the Rockets. Jake Yoder drove in the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Carroll County 4, Patrick County 1
STUART - Carroll County came away with its first win of the season despite getting just one earned run.
Chase Barnes and Nick Dalton had two hits apiece for Patrick County (0-3). Losing pitcher Brandon Turner struck out eight and allowed five hits in five innings.
Salem 16, William Byrd 6
The Spartans (1-3) had a fire in their offensive play tonight against the Terriers (0-2).
Payton Johnson went 3 for 5 with five RBIs, Lexi Bryant had a solo home run and Sarah Lafrancois went 3 for 5 with a two-run double For Salem (1-3). Sam Smith added a two-run double.
Kassie Brammer went 3 for 3, and Spencer Biggs went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a solo home run for William Byrd.
Craig County 22, Eastern Montgomery 8, 5 inn.
ELLISTON - Ashley Dudding had four hits and five RBIs, including a three-run homer for the Rockets (1-1).
Melia Hutton had five hits and four RBIs, and Elizabeth Surtane had four hits and four RBIs for Craig County. Dudding pitched a complete game with one strikeout, three walks and nine hits.
Tayler Lewis led Eastern Montgomery with three hits and two RBIs. Skylar Shaver had two hits and two RBIs.
Lord Botetourt 11, James River 3
BUCHANAN - McKenzie Tyler had four strikeouts, three walks and gave up four hits for Lord Botetourt (2-0). Kendra Wood followed that up with five strikeouts, one walk and one hit.
Kaylyn Wilhelm had three hits and four RBIs for the Cavaliers. Megan Catron had three hits and two RBIs. Harley DiVirgilio had two hits.
Jenna Sprinkle led the Knights (0-1) with two hits and two RBIs.
Radford 19, George Wythe 2, 5 inn.
RADFORD - The Bobcats (1-1) scored 10 runs in the second inning, and Lindsey Graham pitched a complete game, allowing five hits, and two walks with struck out six and walked two.
Jessie Bishop led Radford with three hits and four RBIs, and Tori Gray had three hits and two RBIs.
Chilhowie 6, Marion 5
CHILHOWIE - KiKi Murphy hit a three-RBI double in the bottom of the fifth and then scored the eventual winning run for the Warriors (1-0).
Murphy was also the winning pitcher, allowing three hits and one run in relief over the last four innings. Emily Smarr had two RBIs for Chilhowie.
Katie Pennington had two hits and scored twice for Marion (0-1).
Lord Botetourt 7, James River 1
BUCHANAN - Lord Botetourt improved their record to 2-0 with a victory over the Knights.
BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT
North Cross 2, Virginia Episcopal 0
LYNCHBURG - Elisa Smith scored in the first minute, and Anna Robison scored with five minutes to play to lead North Cross (2-0, 2-0 Blue Ridge Conference).
Sarah Mauer and Gussie Revercomb had two saves apiece, as they split keeper duties for the Raiders.
Maggie Moomaw had 13 saves for VES (0-3, 0-3).
Lord Botetourt 2, James River 1
BUCHANAN - The game was scoreless into the second half until an indirect kick deflected off a James River defender resulting in an own goal.
Gretchen Goldsmith also scored later for the Cavaliers (1-0).
Kendall Moyer scored for the Knights (0-2).
Northside 0, Hidden Valley 0
Ashley Sweet and Chelsi Griffin from Hidden Valley (0-1-1) split time in goal.
Kelsey Altizer was the keeper for Northside (0-1-1).
Glenvar 8, William Fleming 0
Miranda Howell had three goals as the Highlanders (1-1) won over the Colonels (0-1).
Melina Mitchell, Brittney Wright, Jessie Smith, and Mallory Jengo also scored for Glenvar.
William Byrd 3, Salem 1
Rachel Nicely scored two goals for the Terriers (2-0) and Katie Abelseth scored the game-winning goal off a corner kick. Morgan Spangler made 11 saves.
Hannah Winstead scored the only goal for the Spartans (0-1). Carrie West made five saves.
Staunton River 4, Liberty 0
MONETA - Taylor Tester scored three for the Golden Eagles (2-0) as they defeated the visiting Minutemen (0-1).
Madison Maxey also scored for Staunton River. Kimmi Martin had two assists, and Lauren Greene had one. Jealyn Tuck had five saves.
Liberty's Jillian Blackburn had three saves.
Dayspring Christian 4, Roanoke Catholic 2
Johanna Buehrer scored two goals and Leah Hairfield added a goal and an assist as the Lions defeated the Celtics.
Elisa Fowler made four saves for Dayspring Christian (1-0).
Allison George and Caroline Poff scored goals for Roanoke Catholic (0-1).
George Wythe 1, Floyd County 0 (OT)
WYTHEVILLE - The Maroons (1-1) scored with 20 seconds left in overtime when Hannah Showalter's corner kick went to Yana Failor, who headed it in for the game-winning goal. Maria Stoker made six saves.
Savannah Duncan made four saves for the Buffaloes.
Patrick Henry 18, South County 1
Maddie Blackwell scored five goals, and Hannah Cunningham added four goals and two assists for the Patriots.
Alania Girani made 15 saves in goal for Patrick Henry (1-0).
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