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Prep roundup: Valley's McGinnis tosses 19-strikeout no-hitter

By From staff reports

BUFFALO, W.Va. -- Senior Arik McGinnis pitched a no-hitter on Wednesday, striking out 19 Buffalo batters in an 11-0 high school baseball victory over the host Bison (6-9).

It was the fifth consecutive victory for Coach Joe Craffey's Greyhounds (16-5), who haven't lost since a 12-7 road defeat to Class AAA Greenbrier East on April 12.

"Defensively we played a lot better the past two weeks," Craffey said. "We went through a stretch when we couldn't field anything."

McGinnis improved his record to 2-3 and dropped his earned run average from 4.67 to 3.61.

Drew Jones went 4-for-5 for the Greyhounds, while Druw Bowen and Todd Coleman had three hits apiece.

"The pitching has been there all year," Craffey said. "Even in the games we lost, the pitcher has thrown good games. We would have errors and no timely hitting."

In softball action Wednesday:

Parkersburg 14, Riverside 5 -- The Big Reds put up eight runs in the fifth inning and was aided by nine Warriors (17-13) errors to claim ninth place in the Mountain State Athletic Conference tournament.

Morgan Lanham had three hits for Parkersburg, while Taylor Beckley and Brittany Allison both had a pair of hits as well.

Scott 7, Sherman 6 -- The Skyhawks won in dramatic fashion, scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to earn the home victory over the Tide (18-7).

Trailing 6-3 in the decisive inning, Scott (16-8) battled back to tie the game, and with the bases loaded, Kaila Craddock drew a walk to score the game-winning run. 


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