The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

March 19, 2013

Prep Baseball Roundup

By Grant Traylor
Huntington Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — Clayton Anderson tripled and drove in three runs as George Washington defeated Wyoming East 9-1 in the season opener for both teams at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley.

Zack Whitten drove in the lone run for East, the reigning Class AA state champion.

The Warriors will visit Liberty at 5 p.m. Wednesday.



George Washington 9, Wyoming East 1

WE:    001    000    0    —    1 6 1

GW:    010    305    x    —    9 8 1

WE: Derek Thornton, Christian Hedinger (5), Austin Canada (6) and Zack Whitten, GW: Grant Wooten and Connor Moffatt. WP — Wooten. LP — Thornton. Hitting — WE: Canada 1-4, Hedinger 2-4, Whitten 1-3 (RBI), Chase Presley 1-3, Hunter Simmons 1-1, GW: Clayton Anderson 1-3 (3B, 3 RBI), Moffatt 1-4 (RBI), Tanner Sorrels 1-2 (2 BRI), Austin Griffith 1-4 (RBI).

Records: WE: 0-1; GW: 1-0.



Late Friday

Valley 20-19, Cross Lanes Christian 3-8

SMITHERS — Arik McGinnis led Valley to a pair of season-opening victories over visiting Cross Lanes Christian.

McGinnis went 2-for-4 with a home run and four runs batted in in the first game, and was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI in the second.

John Riddle picked up the victory for the Greyhounds in Game 1, while Drew Jones did the same in the second.

Valley will travel to Hinton to take on Summers County at 5 p.m. Tuesday.



Valley 20, Cross Lanes Christian 3, 5 innings

CLC:    030    00        —    3 3 5

V:        2 1 0 8 0        —    20 12 0

CLC: Lee McQuain, Chad Williams (3) and Josh Dolin, V: John Riddle and Cody Winter. WP — Riddle. LP — McQuain. Hitting — CLC: Josh Dolan (2 RBI), V: Arik McGinnis 2-4 (HR, 4 RBI). Cody Winter 2-3 (2B, 2 RBI), Joseph Eckert 2-3 (RBI), Druw Bowen 1-2 (RBI), Todd Coleman 2-4, Mark Hess 3-3 (2B, 3B, 2 RBI), Drew Jones (3B, 2 RBI).



Valley 19, Cross Lanes Christian 8, 5 innings

CLC:    101    60        —    8 9 2

V:    670    33        —    19 14 1

CLC: Chad Williams and Josh Pauley. V: Drew Jones, Raeshawn Breckenridge (4) and John Riddle. WP — Jones. LP — Williams. Hitting — CLC: Lee McQuain 2-3 (HR, 2 RBI), Ethan Stepp 3-3 (2B, 2 RBI), Bert Withers 1-3 (2B, 2 RBI). V: Breckenridge 1-4 (HR, 3 RBI), Arik McGinnis 2-3 (2B, RBI), Cody Winter (2B, RBI), Drew Bowen 2-2 (2B, 4 RBI), Mark Hess 2-2 (2B, 2 RBI), John Ridley 2-2 (2B, 3 RBI).

Records: V: 2-0.