Prep roundup: St. Albans sweeps Clay County
Haili McCown combined to go 4 for 5 with a double and three RBIs as St. Albans swept a doubleheder from host Clay County 9-2 and 13-0 Thursday in high school softball.
Mariah Caudill exploded offensively for the Red Dragons (12-0) in the three-inning second game, pounding three hits, including a pair of triples and a double, to go along with six RBIs. The Panthers could only muster four total hits with Allison Coleman and Carli Craddock contributing one apiece.
RIVERSIDE 12, JEFFERSONTOWN 2: Alisa Sparks went 3 for 3 with a triple, double and three RBIs as the Warriors cruised to a win over Jeffersontown (Va.) at the Grand Strand Classic in Myrtle Beach. Amanda Cooper added a double and RBI for Riverside (9-7). Lexi Beck had a hit for Jeffersontown.
RIPLEY 4, POINT PLEASANT 3: Hannah Ford's bunt single with one out scored pushed across the winning run in the bottom of the sixth for the host Vikings.
Ripley's Dusti Fisher singled, moved to second on a wild pitch and was sacrificed to third to before scoring on Ford's base hit. Ford finished 2 for 3 with a double for the Vikings (8-2). McKinley Higginbotham rapped out two hits, including a double, for the Big Blacks.
SISSONVILLE 5, RIPLEY 2: Katelyn Linville fueled the visiting Indians' offense with a double, triple and three RBIs. Bekah Baldwin fanned eight for Sissonville.
HOOVER 8, NICHOLAS 0: Allison Rager gave up three hits and struck out nine for host Herbert Hoover. Mikayla Craze went 3 for 4 with a triple and RBI for the Huskies (4-1), while Zoe Carte and Caroline Thornburg added two hits each. Lauren Young, Mariah Eberhart and Alyson Childers had the lone hits for Nicholas County (5-1).
WAYNE 6, HUNTINGTON 0: Jessie Rowe scattered three hits and struck out eight for Wayne. Savannah Perry went 2 for 2 with a pair of doubles for the Pioneers (5-3), while Emily Thompson and Payton Fetty each smacked a home run. Rachel Bias had all three hits for Huntington (4-5).
VALLEY WINS TWO: Valley earned a pair of wins Thursday as the Greyhounds defeated host Van 13-1 and 8-2.
Taylor Carver smacked a three-run double in the first game for Valley (4-0), while Rachel Hagen and Javin Thompson posted a pair of hits each in the second game. Chelsie Calloway went a combined 4 for 5 for the Bulldogs (2-5).
HURRICANE 12, WINFIELD 0 Linzie Reynolds went 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles, a round-tripper and four RBIs for the visiting Redskins in a four-inning win.
Courtney Rogers allowed two hits and struck out three for Hurricane (9-1), while Cassi Sargent doubled, homered and knocked in two. Kenna Markham doubled for the Generals (6-6).
SCOTT 4, LAWRENCE COUNTY 2: Katie Marcum drove in a run for the Skyhawks in the Grand Strand Classic at Myrtle Beach, S.C. Kellian Strange went 2 for 3 for Scott. Josie Hardin knocked in a run for Lawrence County (Ky.).