The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

High School Sports

May 10, 2013

Local Roundup

(Continued)

Liberty 7, Summers County 3

SC:    002    010    0    —    3 5 3

L:    002    041    x    —    7 7 0

SC: Timmy Kitchen and Dustin Smith, L: Colten Taylor and Jake Lacek. WP — Taylor. LP — Kitchen. Hitting — SC: Matt Ryan 2-3 (2 2B, R, RBI), Erik Lindsey 1-3 (R), Jaquan Ayers 1-2 (2B, 2 RBI), Greg Shrewsbury 1-2 (2B, R), L: Austin Lyons 1-3 (R), Joey Lacek 1-3 (R), Dylan Keel 2-3 (3 RBI, R), Matthew Bailey 1-3 (R), Seth Prince 1-3 (2 RBI), Jake Lacek 1-3.

Valley 11-4, Sherman 3-0

SETH — Arik McGinnis and Druw Bowen put on a pitching clinic in leading Valley to a sweep of Sherman and the Class A Region 3, Section 3 championship.

In the first game, McGinnis had 15 strikeouts in a four-hit complete game. The senior was also 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs.

Bowen also homered for the Greyhounds. Four other Valley players had two hits apiece.

In the clincher, Bowen struck out 12 in a complete-game shutout. The freshman added his second homer of the day to aid his own cause.

John Riddle hit a triple and drove in a run.

Valley (20-7) will take on either Tug Valley or Man in the region semifinals Tuesday, May 21.

Valley 11, Sherman 3

S:    002    010    0    —    3 4 3

V:    512    022    x    —    11 16 0

S: Duncan Breeden and John Aliff, V: Arik McGinnis and Cody Winter. WP — McGinnis. LP — Breeden. Hitting — S: Cody Viars (2b, rbi), Breeden (rbi), V: Drew Jones 2-4, Raeshawn Breckenridge 2-4, McGinnis 4-4 (2b, 3 rbi), Druw Bowen 2-3 (hr, rbi), Joseph Eckert 2-4, Mark Hess 2-4 (2b), Todd Coleman (rbi).

Valley 4, Sherman 0

V:    011    002    0    —    4 5 1

S:    000    000    x    —    0 7 2

V: Druw Bowen and Cody Winter, S: John Hunter and John Aliff. WP — Bowen. LP — Hunter. Hitting — V: Bowen 1-3 (hr, 2 rbi), Winter 1-3, Mark Hess 1-3, John Riddle (3b, rbi), S: Jacob Barnette 2-4 (2b), Garrett Lester 1-3 (2b), Cody Hartsell 1-3, Blaker Brewer 1-3.

Records: V: 20-7.

Wyoming East 12, Westside 0

(5 innings)

CLEAR FORK — Derek Thornton smacked a double, a home run and drove in three runs to lead defending Class AA state champion Wyoming East (20-5) past Westside in the opening game of the Class AA Region 3, Section 2 tournament Thursday.

Thornton also picked up the pitching win by combining with Austin Canada on a four-hit shutout.

Wyoming East catcher Zach Whitten drilled two doubles and had an RBI, and Hunter Simmons added three hits, including a double, and an RBI.

Dakota Paynter had two hits for Westside and Dakota Bailey had a double.

The teams will meet again at 1 p.m. today. Westside must win twice to avoid being eliminated.

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