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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
LYNCHBURG — Rockbridge County scored the tying run on a groundout by John Colliton in the top of the seventh as the Wildcats rallied from a five run deficit to defeat Appomattox County 13-5 in the first game of the Heritage Invitational baseball tournament Tuesday.
Rockbridge County scored four runs in the seventh, then broke the game open in the eighth, racking up eight runs on eight hits.
Ryan Coale had four of the Wildcats’ 16 hits, as well as a steal and two walks to reach base six times in six plate appearances. Coale is 13-for-16 this season, hitting .812.
Colter Bennett went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs, Connor Staton doubled twice and added an RBI, and Zack Wells went 3-for-6 with a steal, double, and RBI.
Daniel Trout pitched seven innings of relief, striking out eight, scattering three hits and surrendering one unearned run to earn the win.
Parry McCluer 10, Bath County 4
BUENA VISTA — Trent Boatwright had a three-run double and Sam Armstrong contributed two hits as the Fighting Blues dropped the Chargers.
Josh Perry pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing only one earned run on three hits and striking out 10 for Parry McCluer (1-2,1-0).
Derek Oliver took the loss for Bath County (0-2, 0-1) pitching four innings and allowing five runs on three hits while striking out five.
Ray Miller had a double and two RBIs for Bath County.
Covington swept in doubleheader
COVINGTON — Kirby Weinhauser hit a 3-run home run in the third inning to break a 2-all tie for Wellsville (N.Y.), which went on to beat Covington 12-4 in the first game of a double-header sweep.
Wellsville, located in the south-central part of state, won the second game 7-1 as part of a spring break roadtrip.
In the first game, Colton Howard had two hits and an RBI for the Cougars (2-5).
Tanner Paxton added a double and two RBIs. In Game 2, Paxton had a double and an RBI for Covington.
Christiansburg sweeps Floyd
CHRISTIANSBURG — Left-hander Aaron Jackson struck out 10 in five innings to notch his first career no-hitter as well as having a big day at the plate as the Blue Demons prevailed 7-0 in the first game of a double-header.
The junior walked four while moving to 3-0 on the season. Batting, he went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs
Also for Christiansburg, Andrew Dunn 2-for-2 with a double and RBI. Floyd County pitcher Ryan Lewis struck out four in taking the loss.
In the second game, Christian Wallace pitched a two-hitter striking out six in a win for the Blue Demons.
Seth Wills went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a double and Clay Viar added two hits and as many driven in for the winners.
Pulaski County 4, George Wythe 2
WYTHEVILLE — Brayden Morris’ 2RBI keyed a 3-run 5th inning to propel the Cougars to a comeback victory over the Maroons.
Brandon Huff pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing eight hits and two runs to earn the victory for Pulaski County (3-0).
Tanner Combs had an RBI-single and John Dieters had two hits to lead the George Wythe (0-6) offensive attack.
Chilhowie 12, Grayson County 8
INDEPENDENCE — Jeffrey Johnson hit a solo home run in the fifth inning and a two-run shot in the sixth as Chilhowie topped Grayson County.
Chilhowie outhit the Blue Devils 15-6. Caleb Sheets added three hits and three RBIs for the Warriors (5-1).
Max Rodgers had two hits, including a double and four RBIs, for Grayson County (2-2). Landon Frost added two more hits and an RBI, and Matthew Cornett had a double and steal. Spencer Roberts drove in two.
William Byrd 14, Heritage 4
LYNCHBURG — Tanner Willis and Dustin Boothe each went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Cody Green added a 2-run double as the Terriers defeated the Pioneers.
Colin Hill got the win on the mound for William Byrd (5-2).
Zack Hammersmith went 4-for-4 with two doubles in defeat for Heritage.
Rural Retreat 6, Montcalm, W.Va. 3
RURAL RETREAT — Jackie Burton crushed a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to give the Indians the victory over Montcalm.
Austin Akers worked a scoreless top of the seventh inning to earn the victory for Rural Retreat (2-1).
Narrows 10, Summers County, W.Va. 0
NARROWS — Joe Hall pitched three innings of one-hit baseball and had two hits and two RBIs as the Green Wave defeated Summers County in five innings.
Will Patterson had two hits and three stolen bases and Tyler Evans had a three-run home run for Narrows (2-1-1).
Auburn 4, Grayson County 1
RINER — John Knowlton scored two goals, and Jacob Bowman and Andrew Frazier also scored as the Eagles came back from a 1-0 halftime deficit to beat Grayson County.
Marshall Jones made six saves for the Eagles (3-0). Frazier, Jacob Monday and Volodymir Phillips all had assists.
Mario Ruiz scored for the Blue Devils (0-2) in the first half off of an assist from Adam Wyatt.
Rockbridge County 4, Fort Defiance 1
FORT DEFIANCE — Ely Spencer recorded a hat trick to lead the Wildcats over the Indians.
Miles Bent had the other goal and Ray Rivera netted nine saves for Rockbridge County (3-1) .
Nick Cook scored the lone goal for Fort Defiance (3-1), who got three saves in net by goaltender Will Southard.
Faith Christian School 3, Christian Heritage 2
ROCKY MOUNT — Hannah Martin scored two goals, including the game-winner in the 68th minute for Faith Christian.
Morgan Broom also scored for Faith Christian (1-1, 1-1), and Katie Sayers made four saves.
Celest Shelton and Brittany Shelton scored for the Knights (0-1, 0-1). Gloria Wood made six saves.
Dayspring Christian 1, Giles 0
BLACKSBURG — Kasey Miller scored off of an assist from JoHannah Buehrer in the 26th minute and Dayspring Christian went on to top Giles.
Anna Fagan made five saves in her debut at keeper for the Lions (4-0).
Beth Stump made five saves for Giles (3-2).
Floyd County 3, Galax 1
FLOYD — Jessie Quesenberry scored all three goals for the Buffaloes (1-4-1).
Keely DeZern scored off of an assist by Ashley Jordan for Galax (1-4).
Parry McCluer 15, Bath County 4
BUENA VISTA — Logan Buzzard had four hits and four RBIs to lead the Fighting Blues (4-1, 1-0) to victory in a game that was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule.
Bath County (0-3, 0-1) scored four times in the second inning — highlighted by a Jessie O’Conner solo home run — to take a 4-2 lead.
But Parry McCluer came back with six-run innings in the third and fourth to take control of the game.
Ragen Smith had three hits and three RBIs for the Blues, and Reba Wilhelm had two hits and knocked in four runs. Winning pitcher Haley Thomas struck out six, walked one and allowed five hits in five innings.
Floyd County 4, Carroll County 3
HILLSVILLE — Dani Harris had two hits and an RBI, and Holly Britt also knocked in a run for Floyd County (4-0).
Winning pitcher Christene Phillips struck out four, gave up five hits and walked two over seven innings.
Gracie Davidson had two hits and an RBI for Carroll County (1-2), and Grace Lindsey had two hits and scored a run.
Abingdon 9, Chilhowie 5
ABINGDON — The Falcons (4-0) scored six times in the second inning and went on to top the Warriors (1-4).
Ellen Vance had two hits and scored a run for Chilhowie. Pitcher Hannah Compton took the loss. She struck out three Abingdon batters.
Alleghany 12, Robert E. Lee 2
LOW MOOR — Samantha Fridley, Meagan Walton, and Lacey Shifflett combined for nine runs batted in as the Mountaineers rolled the visiting Leemen.
Fridley went 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and three scored, Walton had three hits and two RBIs, and Shifflett added two more hits with two doubles and four RBIs.
Heather Mayes worked 3 1/3 innings for the pitching win while striking out four and scattering three hits for Alleghany (3-0).
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