Liberty 9, Wyoming East 8
Liberty pounded out 10 hits and held off a late Wyoming East (0-2) rally to defeat the defending state champions Wednesday in Glen Daniel 9-8.
Matthew Bailey led the Raiders with a double and two RBI, while Seth Prince added a double and an RBI.
Joey Lacek scored three times for Liberty and Jake Lacek had two RBI.
Austin Canada and Zach Whitten had two hits apiece for Wyoming East.
Liberty (1-0) hosts Van today at 6 p.m.
Liberty 9, Wyoming East 8
WE: 030 014 0 — 8 6 2
L: 440 100 x — 9 10 4
WE: Austin Canada, Christian Hedinger (2) and Zach Whitten, L: Jake Lacek, Seth Prince (3), Jordan Atkins (5) and Trevor Quarles, Jake Lacek (3). WP — Prince. LP — Canada. Hitting — WE: Austin Canada 2-4 (2B, R), Zach Whitten 2-3 (R, RBI), Derek Thornton 1-3 (R, RBI), Derek Laxton 1-2 (R), Brian Lusk 0-2 (R, RBI) L: Austin Lyons 2-3 (R), Seth Prince 1-4 (R, RBI, 2B), Joey Lacek 1-3 (3 R, RBI), Dylan Keel 1-2 (2 R, 2B), Matthew Bailey 1-3 (2R, 2 RBI, 2B), Jake Lacek 0-2 (2 RBI), Colten Taylor 1-2 (R).
Records: Liberty (1-0), Wyoming East (0-2).
Fayetteville 20, Richwood 0 (5 innings)
RICHWOOD — Junior Trey Phares surrendered just one hit and struck out 12 Lumberjacks to lead the Pirates to a 20-0 home victory Wednesday.
Jake Cogar had two hits for Fayetteville, while Troy Farrell and Tyler McKinney each had a double in the win.
Aaron Krise scored three times for the Pirates.
Mike Campbell had the lone hit for Richwood.
Fayetteville (1-2) hosts PikeView today at 5:30 p.m.
Fayetteville 20, Richwood 0 (5 innings)
R: 000 00 — 0 1 3
F: 875 0x — 20 14 1
R: Chad O’Dell, Mike Beaver (1), Chad Beaver (4) and Chris Louden, F: Trey Phares and Jake Cogar. WP — Phares. LP — O’Dell. Hitting — R: Mike Campbell 1-2, F: Jake Cogar 2-2 (2 R), Troy Farrell 1-1 (2B, R), Tyler McKinney 1-2 (2B, 2 R), Aaron Krise 0-0 (3 R).
Records: Fayetteville (1-2).
Independence 10, Westside 0
CLEAR FORK — Brian Sexton scattered four hits and struck out seven batters to lead the Patriots past Westside in the season opener.
Wyatt Adkins had two triples and scored four times, while Drew D’Angelo banged out two doubles for the Patriots.
Brad Huffman and Jeremy McGinnis each had a double in the win for Independence.
Trevor Anderson had a double for the Renegades.
Independence (1-0) hosts Greenbrier West today.
Independence 10, Westside 0 (5 Innings)
I: 420 00 — 10 9 0
W: 000 00 — 0 4 5
I: Brian Sexton and Jeremy McGinnis, W: Tyler Copley, Casey Davis (3) and Matt Evans. WP — Sexton. LP — Copley. Hitting — I: Drew D’Angelo 2-4 (2 R, 2 2B), Brad Huffman 2-4 (3 R, RBI, 2B), Wyatt Adkins 2-2 (4 R, 2 RBI, 2 3B), Jeremy McGinnis 1-2 (2 RBI, 2B); W: Trevor Anderson 1-2 (2B)
Records: Independence (1-0).
Shady Spring 14, Fayetteville 6
FAYETTEVILLE — Michelle Snodgress smacked a two-run homer and a double and Sierra Richmond added a double, a triple and four RBI as the Lady Tigers rolled past Fayetteville Wednesday.
Mackenzie Milam added a double and three RBI for Shady Spring.
Ashley Gilkerson and Kaitlyn Sisler had one hit apiece for the Lady Pirates.
Shady Spring (1-0) travels to Logan Friday.
Shady Spring 14, Fayetteville 6 (5 innings)
SS: 334 22 — 14 12 3
F: 100 32 — 6 4 2
SS: Katie Snodgress and McKenzie Severt, F: Kaitlyn Sisler and Ashley Gilkerson. WP — Snodgress. LP — Sisler. Hitting — SS: Sierra Richmond 2-4 (4 RBI, 3B, 2B), Michelle Snodgress 2-4 (HR, 2B, 2 RBI), Mackenzie Milam 2-4 (2B, 3 RBI) F: Gilkerson 1-3, Sisler 1-3, Allyson Kesler 1-3, Kelsey Norris 1-3.
Records: Shady Spring (1-0), Fayetteville (0-1).
Summers County 18, Montcalm 8
HINTON — Kendall Wiley smacked a home run and a double to lead Summers County past Montcalm Wednesday.
Katie Walker added three hits, while Brittany Bennett and Megan Billings added two hits apiece for the Lady Bobcats. Bennett had a triple and Billings had a double.
Summers County (1-2) travels to Meadow Bridge for a doubleheader today at 4:30 p.m.
Summers County 18, Montcalm 8 (4 innings)
M: 053 0 — 8 3 0
SC: 1205 1 — 18 10 1
M: Jenkins and Booker, SC: Brianna Justice, Katie Walker (3) and Brooke Cole. WP — Justice. LP — Jenkins. Hitting — M: Johnson 2-3, SC: Brittany Bennett 2-3 (3B), Kendall Willey 2-3 (2B, HR), Megan Billings 2-4 (2B), Katie Walker 3-4.
Records: Summers County (1-2)
Wyoming East 8, Independence 7
Brianna Pertee had three hits including the game-winning home run in the top of the eighth inning to lead Wyoming East past Independence Tuesday.
Emily Day, Chelsea Duncan and Kristen Bailey each had two hits for the Lady Warriors.
Brooke Foley led the Lady Patriots with two hits including a home run, while Savannah McCormack and Courtney Haga each had a triple.
Wyoming East (1-0) travels to Fayetteville today.
Wyoming East 8, Independence 7 (8 innings)
WE: 212 002 01 — 8 12 4
I: 000 0340 0 — 7 4 3
WE: Emily Day, Larissa Davis (5) and Brianna Pertee, I: B. Foley and Katie Lilly. WP — Davis. LP — Foley. Hitting — WE: Brianna Pertee 3-4 (HR), Emily Day 2-3, Chelsea Duncan 2-5 (3B), Kristen Bailey 2-4; I: Brooke Foley 2-4 (HR), Savannah McCormack 1-4 (3B), Courtney Haga 1-4 (3B).
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No repeat for Warriors
Independence has been on a tear offensively the entire month of May. It didn’t stop Tuesday, even against Wyoming East ace Derek Thornton.
The Patriots led 5-0 after two innings, and Brian Sexton — backed by that very offense and some sparkling defense — gutted out a complete game in a 7-5 win in the Class AA Region 3 semifinals Tuesday night.
’Hounds hold off upset bid from Man Hillbillies
Valley’s potent offense never came to life, but the Greyhounds are still alive.
Valley (22-7) — with several players hitting .400 or better this season — could muster just three singles against underdog Man (6-20-1) in one of two Class A Region 3 baseball semifinals Tuesday, but the ’Hounds manufactured two runs in the crucial fifth inning to finally go ahead of the stubborn Hillbillies and escape with a 3-2 victory.
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