Andy Hoyer and Rocco Wilcox combined to scatter three hits and strike out 11 as Charleston Catholic blanked 9-0 Buffalo in a Class A Region 4 Section 4 prep baseball contest Thursday at Triana Field.
Thad Jameson paced the Fighting Irish (23-9) with two hits and four RBIs while Hoyer and Sam McKown each added two hits. Laythen Good went 2 for 3 with a double for the Bison (11-13).
The teams play again at 4:30 p.m. today at Triana Field as the Irish attempt to wrap up the sectional crown.
Jacob Marler picked up the win with five innings of one-hit relief for the Black Eagles (15-12), who visit George Washington today in an attempt to wrap up the title. SC overcame four errors.
For the Patriots (20-11), Tanner Sorrells went 2 for 3 and drove in a run. GW led 4-1 after four innings.
Dawson also produced at the plate, going 3 for 3 with two doubles, a home run and two RBIs for the Redskins (25-4) while Tate Brock had three hits and drove home five runs.
Hurricane hosts the winner of Spring Valley-Cabell Midland on May 20 at 6 p.m. in the regional semifinals. Lincoln County finishes the season 9-11.
Josh Bumgarner drove in Jonah Sneeringer in the bottom of the fourth for the tie-breaking and eventual winning run. Gage Buskirk went 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs for the Big Blacks.
Winfield hosts the winner of Region 4 Section 2 on May 20 in the regional semifinals.
Corey Bird, Cody Bowen and Hunter White each had two hits for the Huskies (25-3). Ethan Smith went 3 for 4 for the Panthers and Dalton Holcomb had a hit and drove home three runs.
Herbert Hoover will play Nicholas County at 5 tonight at Clay County.