Chelsey Parkins fired a no-hitter and also went 4 for 4 Thursday night to spark Buffalo to a 15-0 win over visiting Charleston Catholic and the Class A Region 4 Section 4 softball title.
Two-time defending state champion Buffalo (29-4) advances to the Region 4 semifinals and will play at Wahama at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Also for the Bison, Ali Burdette went 3 for 3 with a home run and Katie Higginbotham and Amanda Christy both delivered a pair of hits.
RIPLEY 4, RIVERSIDE 0: Chelsey Hager scattered six hits as Ripley downed host Riverside in a Class AAA Region 3 Section 4 contest. Kelsey Moore had two hits for the Vikings while Miranda Murphy drove home a pair of runs. Destinae Schmidt had two hits for the Warriors (19-15). Riverside will host Ripley again tonight at 6.
SA SWEEPS: Mariah Caudill went 2 for 5 with a double and three RBIs to pace St. Albans to a 14-7 victory over Logan in the nightcap to sweep a doubleheader and clinch the AAA Region 4 Section 2 championship.
Caudill went 4 for 4 with two doubles, a homer and five RBIs as the Red Dragons downed the Wildcats 15-6 in the opener. SA (27-4) plays at Point Pleasant in the Region 4 semifinals May 9.
Maddie Marshall pounded out three hits and drove in three runs for SA in the first game. Arron Ward and Hana Sedlock knocked in two runs apiece for Logan. In the second game, Haili McCown, Whitney Jones and Katie Holstein had two RBIs apiece for the Red Dragons. Ward and Rochelle Toppings drove in two runs each for the Wildcats (12-17).
NITRO 4, RIVERSIDE 0: Jacob Bradley struck out seven in a three-hitter as Nitro earned a win at home. Ryan McDonough went 3 for 3 with a double to lead the offense for the Wildcats (19-10) while Ethan Clark and Jacob Williams had a pair of hits each.
HURRICANE 3, SPRING VALLEY 1: Alex White went 3 for 3 with a pair of RBIs as Hurricane secured a home win. Ace Estep added two hits, including a double, for the Redskins (22-4). Colby Webb had a double for the Timberwolves.