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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Ashley Sherk drove in Jordan Meador in the bottom of the ninth inning to give William Byrd a 7-6 extra-innings softball win over visiting Cave Spring on Wednesday.
Amber Ewers hit a 3-run home run, and Rachel Guilliams added a two-run homer for William Byrd (1-3). Sherk also drove in the tying run in the sixth inning, which forced extra innings.
Abby Beatty and Taylor Asimakopolous both had three hits for Cave Spring (2-1).
Ewers was the winning pitcher, striking out seven over four innings of relief.
Salem 8, Franklin County 7, 8 inn.
Kelsey Johnson singled in Brittney Knott in the bottom of the eighth inning to give host Salem a win.
Haley Thomas hit a two-run homer in the first inning for Salem (2-2) and finished with three RBIs. Sam Smith and Sarah LaFrancois added two hits each, and LaFrancois scored twice.
Logan Barbour led the Eagles (4-3) with three RBIs.
Franklin County scored four runs in the sixth inning to tie the game and eventually force extra innings.
Smith earned the win with four strikeouts in a complete-game effort.
Blacksburg 13, Patrick Henry 2
Emi LaFon drove in three runs on two hits, and winning pitcher Lilly Potts struck out two over three innings for Blacksburg (2-0).
Maggie Hancock also pitched for the Bruins and struck out five and Addie Graves registered three hits.
Alexis Cox took the loss for PH (2-2).
Rural Retreat 13, Bland County 1
BLAND - Kayleigh Gibson threw a four-hitter for the Indians (1-1) striking out eight and allowing an earned run.
Morgan Hyler had three hits, Courtney Williams added two hits and four RBIs. Bland County was playing its season opener.
Christiansburg 15, Giles 0, 5 inn.
PEARISBURG - Tiffany Brown struck out 15 batters and allowed just one hit Christiansburg, which won the game that was called after five innings because of the 10-run rule.
Christiansburg (2-1) struck for eight runs in the third inning and five runs in the fourth to pull away from Giles (0-2). Brown and Makennah Hellman finished with three hits apiece, with Brown driving in four runs and Hellman plating three.
Giles' Marinna Dowdy broke up Brown's no-hit bid in the bottom of the fourth inning.
James River 4, Glenvar 0
BUCHANAN - Jessica Simmons struck out seven and allowed just two hits and a walk as James River (1-2) evened up its season series with the Highlanders (2-1).
Kayla Hannah had two hits and scored twice for the Knights. Jenna Sprinkle also had two hits, and Casie Hill knocked in two runs.
Glenvar pitcher Cara Neikirk struck out four, allowed nine hits and walked three over 5 2⁄3 innings. Haley Green and Courtney Herron had Glenvar's hits.
Eastern Montgomery 8, Narrows 4
ELLISTON - Tayler Lewis struck out 10 and threw 4-hitter for the Mustangs (1-1).
Holly Lambert had three singles for Eastern Montgomery, which led 8-0 going into the seventh inning. Tiffany Perdue and Kasey Richardson had singles for the Green Wave (0-1-1).
Floyd County 5, Grayson County 1
FLOYD - Riley Underwood drove in two runs to help Floyd County (3-0) to a win over Grayson County (2-1).
Underwood had two hits, and Aimee Royal had three hits and scored twice for Floyd.
Grayson County's Destiny Shupe scored on an error.
Winning pitcher Karlee Pendleton struck out eight, and allowed two hits and two walks.
Pulaski County 14, Galax 2, 5 inn.
DUBLIN - Sara Wright hit a home run, double, stole a base and knocked in two runs for the Cougars in a Tuesday game called after five innings because of the 10-run rule.
Jordan Chrisley added two hits, two stolen bases and scored four times for Pulaski County (1-2). Lindsey Brooke Hundley also had two hits - including a two-run inside-the-park home run. She also stole two bases.
Nikki Boyles and Morgan Neff had two hits apiece for Galax.
Patrick County 8, Chatham 5
STUART - Beth Williams, Julia Hutchens and Natalie Mitchell had three hits apiece for the Cougars (2-2), who jumped out to a 7-0 lead and went on to beat Chatham.
Williams had a double, RBI and scored three times. Hutchens had a double and two RBIs.
Brandi Woods also had a double and RBI. Mitchell was the winning pitcher, striking out two, while allowing eight hits, two walks and four earned runs.
VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CONFERENCE
North Cross 9, Holy Cross 4
LYNCHBURG - Jack Cranwell, Justin Jensen and Tanner McCoy had three hits apiece for the Raiders (2-2, 2-0 VIC).
McCoy hit a three-run home run in the seventh for North Cross, which scored four times in that inning to go up 9-1.
Jensen was also the winning pitcher. He struck out 10 and allowed three hits in five innings.
Jonty Chimbara added two hits and two RBIs, and Ben Coleman had two hits. Holy Cross fell to 0-2, 0-1.
Lord Botetourt 10, Franklin County 7
DALEVILLE - Ryan Oliver hit a walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning for Lord Botetourt.
Zack Kelly and Will Cline hit back-to-back homers to put the Cavaliers (3-0) up 4-0, but the Eagles (2-3) tied it with a pair of two-run home runs from Drew Moorman and Chad Huston. Franklin County added three in the fourth inning to take a 7-4 lead, but Botetourt answered with one in the fifth and a two-run single by Kelly in the sixth to make the score 7-all.
Brian Ward earned the win with four strikeouts and no hits over 3 1⁄3 innings.
Christiansburg 11, Giles 4
CHRISTIANSBURG - Josh Bowler scored four times to pace Christiansburg to a win over Giles.
Winning pitcher Seth Willis allowed four hits and struck out five over three innings for the Blue Demons (2-0).
Lucas Stevers drove in two runs for Giles (1-3).
Salem 8, Heritage 1
LYNCHBURG - Cody Dooley struck out nine and allowed six hits over seven innings for the Spartans.
Zach Mineroldi, Zach McNally and Josh Haga each had two hits for Salem (2-2), with Haga hitting a solo homer in the top of the sixth inning.
Blacksburg 7, Patrick Henry 6
BLACKSBURG - The Bruins (3-1) scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to break a 5-all tie, then held on to beat the Patriots (0-4).
Thomas Hughes and Ethan Goforth had two hits apiece, and Goforth also knocked in two runs.
Thomas Stockstill had two hits for PH, and Evan Deyerle had a hit and three RBIs.
Craig County 14, William Fleming 1, 5 inn.
NEW CASTLE - Trevor Edwards struck out 13 and allowed just two hits for Craig County in a game that was called after five innings because of the 10-run rule.
Josh Looney drove in three runs on two hits, and Mason Smith crossed the plate three times for the Rockets (1-3).
Zach Whitley scored the run for the Colonels (0-2).
Joe Ray struck out five batters for William Fleming.
Glenvar 5, James River 4
BUCHANAN - The Highlanders scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning and held on to beat the Knights.
Josh Watts hit a double and scored for Glenvar (1-3). Relief pitcher Austin Fox got the save.
Keith Yancey had two hits for James River (1-2) Kaleb Gunter added an RBI single.
The Knights had the tying run on first with no outs in the bottom of the seventh, but Fox struck out the next two batters, then got the next batter to fly out.
Marion 12, Galax 11
MARION - Colin Gulley drove in three runs and hit a solo homer in the sixth inning, as Marion outlasted Galax.
Gulley finished with three hits, two runs scored and he stole three bases for the Scarlet Hurricane (2-1). Dustin Tilson drove in two runs and stole two bases, and Hunter Lefler and Sammy Wagner each had three hits and an RBI.
Wagner earned the win with five strikeouts.
Galax (1-2) rallied from a 10-5 deficit, but was unable to tie the game.
Narrows 16, E. Montgomery 5, 5 inn.
ELLISTON - Joe Hall drove in two runs and struck out five over a for Narrows (1-1) against Eastern Montgomery (1-1) in a game that was called after five innings because of the 10-run rule.
Will Patterson had four hits and scored three times for the Green Wave.
Graham 5, Rural Retreat 3
RURAL RETREAT - Graham (1-1) scored two runs in the fifth inning to take the lead and went on to beat the Indians (1-1), which committed four errors.
Jay Linkous had two hits for the Indians.
Fort Chiswell 4, George Wythe 1
MAX MEADOWS - Lane Edmonds drove in two runs on a double in the bottom of the first to help Fort Chiswell to a win.
Coleman Thomas pitched seven innings and struck out six and allowed only three hits in the win for Fort Chiswell (2-0). Jacob Collins hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth for George Wythe.
Dan River 7, Magna Vista 0
RIDGEWAY - Dan River scored six times off of seven hits in the first inning and went on to shout out the Warriors (0-3).
Cameron Brummitt had two hits for Magna Vista, and Holden Watkins hit a double.
Carroll County 5, Floyd County 1
HILLSVILLE - Seth Burris allowed two hits over five innings for Carroll County (2-0) to earn the win.
Burris also had three hits and an RBI for the Cavaliers, which had 10 different batters get a hit.
Dustin Faulkner scored the run for Floyd (1-2), and Ryan Lewis was charged with the loss.
Covington 12, Summers County, W.Va. 7
COVINGTON - Steven Blevins had three hits, two stolen base and scored three times for Covington (1-1).
Derek Dressler also had two RBIs for the Cougars. Winning pitcher Colton Howard struck out five and allowed two hits over five innings.
Pulaski County 9, Grayson County 8
INDEPENDENCE - Jed Singleton's three-run home run highlighted a nine-run second inning for the Cougars (2-0), who then held on to beat the Blue Devils (1-1) on Tuesday.
Grayson County trailed 9-2 after two innings, but scored three in the fifth and three more in the sixth. The Blue Devils had the tying run on second base in the seventh, but could not get the baserunner home.
Max Rodgers had two hits and an RBI for Grayson County. Dylan Isom added two hits and two RBIs, and Matthew Cornett hit a two-run double and finished with three RBIs.
William Byrd 7, William Fleming 0
Seven different players scored a goal as host William Byrd (3-0) downed William Fleming (0-3).
Rachel Nicely, Ana Martha Lopez, Katie Abelseth, Stacy Shrader, Madelyn Ard, Heather Crouch and Rebecca Aylor scored for Byrd.
Byrd led 6-0 at the half. Emily Krakow and Morgan Spangler made one save each for the Terriers.
Fleming keeper Tierra Holland made 20 saves.
Salem 1, Northside 0
Skyler Hayes scored in the 35th minute for the Spartans (2-1) against the host Vikings (1-2-1).
Carrie West made three saves for Salem.
Christiansburg 3, Giles 0
CHRISTIANSBURG - Jake Hamley and Jordan Boone each scored a goal in the second half to help Christiansburg (2-0) to a win over Giles (0-2).
Ryan Hepburn started the scoring for the Blue Demons and Joe Pauli made five saves.
Franklin County 2, Bassett 1
BASSETT - Aina Tuck and Makayla Mills both scored for the Eagles (2-1-1), who outshot Bassett 32-2.
Jourdan Dudley made one save for Franklin County.
Bassett's Nicole Shelton scored, and Alvalous Barbour had 11 saves.
Roanoke Catholic 8, Parry McCluer 1
Gabby McClelland scored three goals and added an assist as Roanoke Catholic downed visiting Parry McCluer.
Caroline Poff added two goals and an assist, while Nat LeDonne, Bella Forrentino and Olivia Clark had one goal each for the Celtics (1-2),
Rebecca Conley scored for Parry McCluer (0-1), which trailed 6-0 at the half.
Mairin Guilfoyle and Allison George made one save each for the Celtics. Laken Hostetter stopped 13 for the Fighting Blues.
Radford 3, Pulaski County 0
DUBLIN - Jada Penn, Lexi Denny and Lindsey Mannon scored a goal apiece, as Radford (1-1) blanked Pulaski County (2-1).
Radford led 2-0 at the half and Amanda Joyce made one save for the Bobcats.
Staunton River 4, Brookville 1
MONETA - Taylor Tester three goals and assisted on the other for the Golden Eagles (3-0) against the Bees (0-2).
Lauren Greene also scored for Staunton River, which led 2-1 at the half.
Tester, who scored in the seventh minute, got her third goal off of a penalty kick. Jaelyn Tuck made three saves three saves for Staunton River.
Jefferson Forest 2, Lord Botetourt 0
FOREST - Alyssa Mitchell and Lauren Brittigan each scored a goal in the first half as Jefferson Forest (2-0) shut out Lord Botetourt (1-1).
Dani Tiffany assisted on Mitchell's goal and Ashlie Freeman set up Brittigan's goal following a corner kick.
Allie Gossen stopped three shots for Jefferson Forest and Mariah Martin made six saves for Botetourt.
Carroll County 4, Galax 1
GALAX - Jessica Lewis, Kelsea Utt, Madison Puckett and Emily Bryant scored a goal apiece for the Cavaliers (1-0), which led 3-0 at the half.
Keely DeVern scored for Galax (1-3).
Franklin County 2, Bassett 0
ROCKY MOUNT - Conner Hardy broke a scoreless tie early in the second half as Franklin County (2-2) blanked Bassett (1-2).
Zach Clayborne added a goal just five minutes later, and Tyler Burgess assisted on both goals in the game.
Seth Jordan made three saves for Franklin County.
Radford 4, Pulaski County 1
RADFORD - Zach Turk contributed two goals and one assist for the Bobcats (1-0) against Pulaski County (1-2).
Carson Cooper and Juan Perez each added a goal for Radford.
Pulaski's Elijah Willis scored for the Cougars.
Hidden Valley 2, William Byrd 0
Mitchell Klonkenbrink scored on a cross by Tyler Blankenship to give Hidden Valley (3-0-1) the winning goal over visiting William Byrd (0-3-2).
The Titans led 1-0 at half, but Adnan Sosic drew and then scored a penalty kick to extend the lead.
Will Bulling and Jacob Bartel combined for the shutout, while Tanner Weaver made 22 saves for Byrd.
Glenvar 2, James River 0
BUCHANAN - Omri Carpenter scored twice in the last 20 minutes of play to lead the Highlanders (2-0-1) over the Knights (0-3).
Cory Thompson made seven saves for Glenvar.
Galax 8, Carroll County 0
GALAX - Andres Medina scored three goals, and Mario Carranza scored twice for the Maroon Tide (3-0).
Junior Espinoza, Andres Moreno and Denver Nuckolls also scored Galax, which led 6-0 at the half.
Mesiel Solis made four saves in net for Galax. Cameron Marshall made 10 saves for Carroll County (0-1).
Patrick Henry 18, E.C. Glass 5
Patrick Henry (2-0) got out to a 10-3 by halftime and went on to top the Hilltoppers.
Lockard Douthat scored four goals and had an assist, Anne Johnson scored three goals for the Patriots.
South County 21, William Fleming 5
Anna East, Sarah Lowen and Samantha Krackow scored four goals each to lead the South County girls lacrosse club (2-1) to a win over William Fleming (0-2) at Hollins University.
Catherine Cullum, Maria Barrerra and Ana Barrerra added three goals each in the win.
E.C. Glass 12, Patrick Henry 5
LYNCHBURG - Colin Montgomery scored four goals to lead the Hilltoppers past the Patriots on Tuesday.
Will Adams and Joseph Clifton each scored twice for Patrick Henry (1-1). Hunter Godsey made 13 saves in net.
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