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Friday, May 24, 2013
COVINGTON - Derek Dressler had a three-run double in the first inning and a two-run double in the sixth to power Covington to the Pioneer District baseball championship Thursday with an 8-4 victory over James River.
Jordan Miller added an RBI-hit in the sixth and also recorded eight putouts in left field, including a catch at the fence to end the game.
Colton Howard had three hits for Covington (13-9)
Freshman Noah Fertig got the victory with five innings of relief.
Josh Jones drove in a run for James River (10-11).
Covington will have a bye into the Region C Division 1 semifinals, which will be played Wednesday at Casey Field.
BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT
Alleghany 8, Staunton River 3
DALEVILLE - Mark Hendricks pitched three innings of scoreless relief, allowing only one hit with two walks and two strikeouts, and also drove in two runs with three base hits as the Mountaineers advanced to the district final by beating the Golden Eagles.
Derek O'Connor had three hits and four RBIs, three of which came on a bases-clearing triple in a five-run sixth inning that gave Alleghany (18-4) its winning margin.
Paul Williams had two hits to lead Staunton River (13-10).
Heritage 1, Jeff. Forest 0, 5 1⁄2 inn. (rain)
BEDFORD - Sage Pedro drove in David Pultz in the fourth inning as the Pioneers downed the Cavaliers in a rain-shortened 5 1⁄2 inning game in the district semifinal.
Cal Hodgert, Michael Carter and Zach Coleman registered a hit each for Jefferson Forest (17-5).
Tyler Lucy scattered five hits over 5 1⁄3 innings, striking out four and giving up a walk.
THREE RIVERS DISTRICT
Radford 9, Floyd County 8
PULASKI - Luke Phillips struck out three and scattered seven hits over 6 1⁄3 innings and Charlie Morris earned the two-out save for the Bobcats (12-7) to stop the Buffaloes (12-9) in their attempt to scramble all the way back from a five-run deficit.
Radford led 9-4 going into the sixth at Calfee Park. Floyd County scored four unearned runs after a two-out error.
Joey Sutphin went 2 for 2 with two doubles, Drew Cox also went 2-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Anthony Miano had two hits and as many RBIs. Landon Armentrout had a two-out two-RBI double that broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth.
Radford plays Glenvar, an 8-1 winner over Auburn, today at Calfee Park for the championship at a time to be announced.
Glenvar 8, Auburn 1
PULASKI - Kevin Steele, Tyler Crockett and Austin Fox combined on a two-hitter as the Highlanders (9-9) moved into today's championship game at Calfee Park.
Crockett added three hits and three runs scored and pitched innings of relief. Chase Wilson reached base three times and stole three bases. Troy Mitchell and Josh Watts added RBIs for Glenvar. Austin Lucas had two hits, two RBIs and a sacrifice fly for the winners.
Glenvar plays Radford in the championship at a time to be announced today at Calfee Park.
Levi Bower had a RBI-single in the first inning to give Auburn (13-6) a 1-0 lead. In the fifth, Allen Huff had the Eagles' second hit.
Chilhowie 6, Holston 3
GLADE SPRING - Jeffrey Johnson's grand slam broke a scoreless tie in the third inning and helped the Warriors to their fourth consecutive district tournament title.
Johnson tallied three hits, while Forrest Haga and Tyler Pierce had two hits and an RBI each for Chilhowie (21-1).
Conrad Thacker had two hits and a run for Holston (18-4).
Pierce picked up the win with three innings of relief, striking out three and allowing three hits. Haga earned the save with two innings of work.
Franklin County 5, Mountain View 1
ROCKY MOUNT - Logan Barbour and Mackenzie Chitwood hit a two-run home run each as the Eagles defeated the Wildcats in the first round of the Northwest Region.
Taylor Greenway added an RBI triple as part of a three-run sixth inning for Franklin County (15-9).
Katie Whitehead drove in the run for Mountain View (16-8).
Hali Saul picked up the win with four hits and three strikeouts over seven innings.
Franklin County plays at Osbourn Park at 5 p.m. Monday in the quarterfinals.
RIVER RIDGE DISTRICT
Salem 9, Blacksburg 2
CHRISTIANSBURG - Andrea Christian's one-out, two-run single sparked a seven-run first inning and the Spartans (11-10) advanced to the tournament final with the win over the Bruins (11-8).
Samantha Smith doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs and Christian added two hits and three RBIs for Blacksburg. Brittney Knott went 3-for-4. Smith also scattered four hits over five innings for the pitching victory.
Hailey Porth tripled, doubled and had an RBI, and Lauren Williams also had an RBI for Blacksburg. Salem plays Cave Spring at 7 p.m. today at Harkrader Complex for the title. Blacksburg plays Christiansburg at 5 p.m. in the third-place game.
THREE RIVERS DISTRICT
Radford 4, Floyd County 2, 5 inn. (rain)
DALEVILLE - Tori Gray had two doubles and two runs scored, and Julia Hopkins had a two-RBI single as the Bobcats upset the top-seeded Buffaloes (17-3) in a game called after five innings becausse of rain.
Haley O'Brien had an RBI single and two runs scored and Lindsay Graham pitched five solid innings, allowing only one earned run on four hits with one walk and two strikeouts for Radford (9-11).
Floyd pitcher Christine Phillips allowed four runs on four hits with two strikeouts.
Radford will play either Auburn or Glenvar in the final. That game was suspended in the sixth inning with the score tied 1-1. Play resumes at 1 p.m. today.
If Glenvar wins, the final will be played at 5 p.m. If Auburn wins, the final will be played on Saturday because the Eagles' seniors will be heading back to Riner to graduate.
Craig County 11, Parry McCluer 10
BUENA VISTA - Jordan Frango hit a grand slam to help the Rockets to a win over the Fighting Blues in the district semifinals.
Craig County (11-10) led 6-4 on Wednesday before play was suspended. Shortly after resuming play, Parry McCluer (12-6) tied the game 6-6.
Dudding hit a grand slam to put the Rockets ahead 10-6 in the top of the sixth inning.
McKenzie Henderson hit a solo home run and Kristina VanBrocklin added a two-run shot for the Fighting Blues in the bottom half of the sixth. Parry McCluer added two more in the seventh inning and a pop out to Dudding ended the game with runners on first and second.
Dudding led Craig with three hits and five RBIs and picked up the win.
Lexy Johnson was 5 for 5 and scored three runs for Parry McCluer.
MOUNTAIN EMPIRE DISTRICT
Grayson County 11, Galax 1
GALAX - Rachel Burriss smashed a three-run home run, Brady Cassell cracked a two-run shot and Autumn Halsey launched a solo homer as the Blue Devils slugged their way to the district championship by thumping the Maroon Tide.
Sarah Eller pitched six strong innings, allowing one run on five hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts for Grayson County (12-3).
Morgan Neff had a solo home run for Galax (9-13).
Grayson County advanced the final by beating Narrows 17-1 in the semifinals.
Galax 7, Fort Chiswell 3
GALAX - Holly Cassell pitched a complete game, allowing three runs on six hits, while walking three and striking out five as the Maroon Tide defeated the Pioneers prior to its game with Grayson County to advance to the district final.
Brittany Byrd had two hits and an RBI, and Taylor Cummings had a double to lead the Galax offense.
Amber Chrisley took the loss on the mound for Fort Chiswell.
Jefferson Forest 2, Brookville 1
FOREST - Teddy Delledera scored the game-winning goal and assisted on the Cavaliers first goal as Jefferson Forest downed the Bees in the district semifinal.
Doug Dickerson opened the scoring for Jefferson Forest (13-2-3) as he finished on Delledera's pass to the far post in the 46th minute.
Colby Brewer scored an unassisted goal just three minutes later to tie the game for Brookville (9-6-0).
Delledera headed Josh Owen's free kick into the back of the net in the 65th minute to put the Cavaliers ahead. Brookville had a chance to tie it late, but a penalty kick rang off the post with less than two minutes to play.
Thomas Cavanaugh had six saves for the Cavaliers, while Ryan Davis made four saves for the Bees.
Jefferson Forest plays E.C. Glass in the district final at 7 p.m. tonight.
Martinsville 2, Tunstall 1
MARTINSVILLE - Kyle Hathaway scored the game-winning goal off a pass from Grant Boaz in the 22nd minute as they defeated the Trojans to win the district championship in a match called three minutes into the second half because of lightning.
Boaz scored the first goal for Martinsville (10-3-4) nine minutes into the match on a penalty kick.
Tunstall evened the match six minutes later when Noel Rodriguez headed home a cross from Oscar Lara.
Cody Martin made four saves in net for Martinsville while Jonathan West made three saves for Tunstall.
THREE RIVERS DISTRICT
Radford 2, Glenvar 1 (OT)
Caleb Findley took a crossing pass from Andrew Harris and scored the game-winner in the first overtime of the district semifinals in the Highlanders' stadium.
The Bobcats (15-0) scored first when Carson Hooper took an assist from Robbie Tuosto and delivered the goal. The Highlanders (8-6-1) answered with a Omri Carpenter score a minute before intermission.
It was a continuation of a game started Wednesday but was suspended because of weather.
BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT
Lord Botetourt 2, Staunton River 1 (OT)
Kennedi VanRavestein scored in the second overtime on a feed from Gretchen Goldsmith to propel the Cavaliers into today's district final.
Kara Brads gave Lord Botetourt a 1-0 lead in the first half on a header from VanRavestein.
Savannah Cowan scored on a penalty kick in the second half for Staunton River, which plays William Byrd for the district's No. 3 berth into the Region III tournament.
RIVER RIDGE DISTRICT
Salem 2, Cave Spring 0
Samantha Sampson headed home a corner kick by Olivia Raines just after halftime to jump-start the Spartans' offense in a district semifinal win over the Knights.
Raines set up Hannah Winstead just three minutes later to give Salem (13-2-2) a 2-0 lead.
Carrie West made one save for Salem and Haley Mitchell made seven saves for Cave Spring (9-8-1).
Salem plays Blacksburg in the district final at 7:45 p.m. tonight at Hidden Valley High School.
Blacksburg 2, Christiansburg 0
BLACKSBURG - Jessi Wollmann notched a pair of goals to lead the Bruins (14-2) over the Blue Demons in the district semifinals.
Morgan Evans assisted on both of Wollmann's goals, the first coming 10 minutes in and the second just before the end of the first half.
Kaylee Taylor made 11 saves for Christiansburg (8-7-2), which managed just one shot on goal.
E.C. Glass 2, Liberty 1
LYNCHBURG - Katie Griffin scored a pair of goals to lead the Hilltoppers to a win over the Minettes in a district semifinal that resumed Thursday after storms suspended play Wednesday.
Laura Garbarini tied the game at one for Liberty (8-6-1), just one minute after play resumed. Griffin then bent a ball in from a corner kick to give E.C. Glass the lead.
Lauren Morgan made 19 saves for Liberty and Hannah Royer made seven for E.C. Glass.
E.C. Glass hosts Jefferson Forest in the final at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Liberty hosts Amherst County in the consolation game at 6 p.m.
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