South Charleston scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, but it wasn't enough as George Washington edged the host Black Eagles 13-12 in high school baseball Thursday night.
John Thomas went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs for the Patriots while Austin Griffith and Tanner Sorrells each posted a pair of hits. Austin Santrock went 3 for 3 including a double and a triple and drove home four runs for South Charleston and Jonathan Cline had three hits with a double and three RBIs. SOUTH 8, SA 7: Jacob Wilcox hit a walk-off RBI single to lead Parkersburg South to a home win over St. Albans.
Brandon Johnson went 3 for 4 with a pair of RBIs for the Patriots, while Clay Walters contributed three hits and drove home a run. Dustin Turley and Andrew Mathews had two hits apiece for the Red Dragons.CATHOLIC 11, BUFFALO 6: Charleston Catholic scored five runs in the sixth inning to earn a road victory over Buffalo. Kiefer Hovorka went 3 for 5 with two doubles for the Fighting Irish (14-8) while Rocco Wilcox and Nelson McKown added two hits each. Laythen Good and Nick Gunter both went 2 for 3 for the Bison (6-10).HURRICANE 7, HUNTINGTON 1:<P> Alexander Dunham went 2 for 2 with a double and drove in two runs and Connor Adams fired a six-hitter to lead visiting Hurricane to victory.Austin Hensley doubled in a run for the Redskins (19-3), the No. 1 team in the Gazette's Class AAA ratings. The Highlanders (16-8) hit into three double plays. SOUTHERN 4, WAHAMA 0: Danny Ramthum threw a one-hitter while striking out 12 as Southern (Ohio) blanked host Wahama. Ramthum also went 2 for 3 with a triple for Southern (13-2) while Colton Walters produced two hits. Kane Roush had the lone hit for the White Falcons (11-6).POCA 14, WINFIELD 6: Matt Chandler went 3 for 4 including a pair of home runs and four RBIs as Poca cruised to a home victory. Brett Watts contributed three hits and drove home four runs for the Dots (17-6) and Cam Cottrill posted three hits. Jordan Clark had a home run and three RBIs for the Generals while Josh Bumgarner and Derek Whiteside had two hits apiece.HOOVER 6, SCOTT 3: A Scott error allowed two Herbert Hoover runs to score as part of a four-run top of the seventh as the Huskies earned a comeback win. Hunter White had a pair of hits and RBIs to lead Hoover (20-1) and Tristan Fields also drove in a pair of runs. Forrest Spurlock went 2 for 3 with a two-run homer for the Skyhawks.VALLEY 7, SHERMAN 4: Arik McGinnis had a pair of hits with a home run and two RBIs and Druw Bowen struck out 12 in a complete-game effort as Valley earned a home win. Hunter Adkins added two hits and an RBI for the Greyhounds (17-5). John Hunter went 2 for 4 with a solo home run for the Tide.BELFRY 6, LOGAN 0: Keaton Taylor scattered two hits and struck out one as Belfry (Ky.) blanked visiting Logan. Zack Francisco went 3 for 4 with a double for Belfry. Trent Dalton and Brenton Vance had the lone hits for the Wildcats (14-6).
SoftballWAYNE 8, MIDLAND 5; Kasey Endicott went 2 for 3 with a homer and drove in three runs for the host Pioneers (21-5). For Cabell Midland (24-5), Jenny Brumfield and Morgan Zerkle had two hits each.POINT 9, SISSONVILLE 5: Makinley Higginbotham went 3 for 4 as Point Pleasant rolled to a home win over Sissonville. Kaci Riffle added two hits for the Big Blacks while Megan Davis blasted a home run. Katelyn Linville had three hits for the Indians and Alexee Haynes had two hits with a double and an RBI.ST. ALBANS 8, RIVERSIDE 0: Madi Marshall went 4 for 4 with a double, triple and two RBIs as St. Albans earned a six-inning mercy-rule win. Mariah Caudill added three hits with a double and drove in three runs. Felicia Burton had a pair of hits to lead the Warriors.