HURRICANE, W.Va. - Trey Dawson's fifth-inning grand slam highlighted the evening in Hurricane as the Redskins (24-4) cruised to an 11-1 win over Lincoln County in Class AAA Region 4, Section 3 win.
Austin Hensley (5-1) scattered three hits in picking up for Hurricane, while J.T. Rogoszewski and Riley Metz each had doubles.
For Lincoln County (9-10), Brynnan Fakourey went 2-for-2 with an RBI, followed by Colby Brogan with a double.
The teams will square off again at 6 p.m. today at Hurricane. A Hurricane win will clinch the sectional title, while a Lincoln County win will force a decisive third game on Friday evening.
Ripley 7, Capital 0 - In the Region 3, Section 4 opener at Ripley, Vikings freshman pitcher Logan McCoy took a no-hitter into the seventh inning before giving up a single, and Tyler Pittenger went 4-for-4 with a home run, double and four RBI.
Capital plays at Riverside today in the second game of the tournament.
Charleston Catholic 4, St. Joseph 0 - Junior Connor Golden struck out 10 and allowed just three hits over seven innings in pitching the Irish to the Class A Region 4, Section 4 win.
Rocco Wilcox, Kiefer Hovorka and Drew Cable had two hits apiece for the Irish (22-9).