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Pioneers put away Devils in Cumberland tourney opener

From staff reports • May 11, 2019 at 1:42 AM

CASTLEWOOD — Caleb Yeary’s two-out single in the second inning put Thomas Walker on the scoreboard, and the Pioneers pulled away for a 9-1 win over Castlewood on Friday in the opening round of the Cumberland District baseball tournament.

The Pioneers posted a 4-spot in the third and never let the Blue Devils back in it.

Yeary picked up the complete-game win, allowing the one run — a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the third — on six hits while striking out six.

Ethan Everidge went 2-for-4 for Thomas Walker, which advanced to face top-seeded Eastside on Tuesday in the semifinals at Alumni Stadium in Coeburn.

Ethan Fields was 1-for-2 with a walk for Castlewood. Devin Robinson took the loss despite fanning nine batters.

Lee High 12, Ridgeview 3

CLINTWOOD — Caleb Coleman was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored, Dewayne Garrett was 2-for-3 and crossed home plate once in the Generals’ Mountain 7 District road win.

Lee broke open the game with a five-run fourth.

McKenzie Sproles was 2-for-3 and an RBI for the Wolfpack.

Abingdon 10, Wise Central 0

ABINGDON — Jacob Bowles hit a two-run homer and Tanner Barrs rapped out three hits to lead the Falcons to the victory on Senior Night.

T.J. Taylor recorded the shutout for Abingdon, which will host the Mountain 7 District tournament semifinals on Saturday, May 18.


 

SOFTBALL

John Battle 10, Union 0, 6 innings

BRISTOL, Va. — Madison Hill belted a three-run home run, Maggie Deel had a two-run shot and the Lady Trojans wrapped up a second consecutive Mountain 7 regular-season title.

The Lady Bears — who would have forced a playoff game to decide the title with a win— managed just three singles off Hill.

The district tournament is scheduled to begin next Thursday.


 

TRACK AND FIELD

RICHMOND, Va. — Union senior Justin Barnett continued his banner season with a third-place showing in the shot put during the prestigious Southern Track Classic at Sports Backers Stadium.

Barnett unleashed a top throw of 54-11. He currently leads VHSL Class 2 in both the shot and the discus.

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