Friday, April 23, 2021
Whiteoak earns 10-run victory over Ripley

Scoring 11 runs on Friday night, the Whiteoak Wildcats earned a Southern Hills Athletic conference win over the Ripley Blue Jays by an 11-1 score in six innings.

WHS started off the game with two runs in the first inning, then followed with one run in the second. From there, they added three runs in the third, one run in the fourth, three runs in the fifth and one last run in the sixth inning.

The home win by the Wildcats included Luken Roades going 2-for-3 with two runs, two walks and two steals. Landon Barnett was 1-for-3 with one run, three RBI, two walks and one steal.

Carson Emery finished with one run, two RBI, one walk and one steal. Ian Griffith was credited with one RBI, one walk and three steals.

The Wildcats also saw Connor Butler go 1-for-3 with one walk, and three steals. Eli Roberts finished the game with one walk.

Kaden Moon-Stone scored two runs, walked twice and had two steals. Dakota Clift was 1-for-2 with two runs, one walk and one steal. David Kennedy finished at 3-for-4 with two runs, one RBI and three steals.

“David Kennedy and Luken Roades both had productive days at the plate,” WHS head coach Chris Veidt said. “Landon Barnett was very opportunistic as well, as he was 5-for-5 with quality at-bats and three RBI. Defensively, very clean, with no errors. It was a solid 4-0 week for Wildcat baseball.”

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Friday, April 23, 2021
McClain shut out by Miami Trace

McClain was unable to slow down the Miami Trace Panthers on Friday night, losing by a 3-0 score at McClain Field in Greenfield.

The Panthers scored two runs in the top of the fifth and one run in the seventh inning. Both teams totaled six hits, as MTHS committed two errors, while the Tigers committed five errors.

Trevor Stonerock, Carson Spangler, Andrew Potts and Haydon Hice each went 1-for-3 at the plate for the Tigers, while Isaac Smith was 2-for-3. Stonerock also had a stolen base for McClain.

Mason Ratliff was charged with the loss. He pitched all seven innings, allowing three runs (none earned) on six hits and one walk. Ratliff totaled 10 strikeouts.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021
Whiteoak baseball battles for 1-0 win over Manchester

The Whiteoak Wildcats defended their home diamond on Thursday night and in the process earned an SHAC win by defeating the visiting Manchester Greyhounds by a 1-0 score.

Whiteoak totaled three hits in the win, as Luken Roades was 1-for-3, Landon Barnett was 1-for-3 with one RBI and David Kennedy was 1-for-2. Scoring the lone run for Whiteoak was Kaden Moon-Stone in the third inning.

Barnett was the winning pitcher, as he pitched all seven innings. Barnett allowed no runs on three hits and two walks. He finished with five strikeouts.

“This was a classic pitchers’ duel, and a game that was one hour and 15 minutes,” WHS head coach Chris Veidt said. “When it was time to compete, Landon stepped up. We turned a big double play behind him in fourth (Roades-Roberts-Kennedy).

“Kennedy’s scoop prevented a run. Landon also pitched his way out of a jam in the sixth with two Ks with two runners on. Barnett also had our only RBI, scoring Kaden Moon-Stone, who worked a walk. Dakota Clift continues to improve defensively.”


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Thursday, April 22, 2021
Fairfield falls by a run to Peebles

In an SHAC game on Thursday evening, the Fairfield Lions out-hit the visiting Peebles Indians but were unable to cross home plate, as they fell to the visitors by a 1-0 score.

PHS had just one hit in their win over Fairfield, while the Lions totaled six hits but had one error. The Indians committed zero errors.

For the Lions, Noah Allering finished 2-for-3, while Jacob Morgan was 1-for-3. Hunter Burns went 1-for-2 and drew a walk, and Cade Miller was also 1-for-2.

Gabe Fouch finished 1-for-2, and Dow Moon drew a walk.

Burns and Miller each had a steal. Fouch was charged with the loss, as he pitched all seven innings. He allowed one earned run on one hit and one walk. In the tough-luck loss, he struck out 11 batters.



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Thursday, April 22, 2021
Lynchburg-Clay shuts out Ripley

The Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs earned an 11-run win on the road Thursday evening by defeating the host Ripley Blue Jays, 11-0 in five innings.

The Mustangs scored two runs in the top of the first, followed by a four-run second and one run in the top of the third. The final four runs by LCHS came in the fifth inning.

LCHS collected 14 hits as a team on Thursday night and committed no errors. Ripley had seven hits and two errors.

For the Mustangs, Brayden Simmons was 2-for-4 in the win with two runs. Chase Smaltz was a perfect 4-of-4, as he scored three runs and had an RBI.

Luke Smith went 2-for-3 with two runs. Collin Angles finished 1-for-4, and teammate Hunter Barnhill went 2-for-2 with one run and one walk. Austin Barnhill finished the game at 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Logan Shope finished with a 1-for-2 day at the plate, along with one run, one RBI and one walk. The Mustangs totaled four extra-base hits with Smith having two doubles, while Hunter Barnhill and Shope each had one double.

Smaltz totaled four steals, while Austin Barnhill, Eversole, Hunter Barnhill and Shope each had two steals. Smith and Simmons each added one steal.

Simmons was the winning pitcher, as he pitched all five innings. In the win, he allowed no runs on four hits and one walk. He finished with five strikeouts.


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Thursday, April 22, 2021
McClain rallies for win over Wilmington at VA Memorial Stadium

Collecting 11 hits and overcoming multiple errors, the McClain Tigers rallied to gain a non-conference win on Thursday night by taking down the Wilmington Hurricane by a 13-9 score at VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe.

McClain trailed by a 3-0 score after the first inning, and with WHS scoring two runs in the second and MHS scoring one run in the same inning, it was the ’Cane leading by a 5-1 score.

WHS added two runs in the top of the third, but McClain answered with a four-run inning of their own for a 7-6 score still in favor of Wilmington.

Next, the ’Cane added two runs in the fifth inning, but MHS had the answer with the home team on the scoreboard rallying in the bottom of the sixth inning with seven runs to gain the victory.

MHS out-hit the Wilmington squad, 11-3, though the Tigers committed seven errors, while WHS had two errors.

Trevor Stonerock finished 1-for-3 with two runs and one walk for the Tigers, and teammate Haydon Hice was 2-for-3 with two runs, one RBI and one walk.

Kaden Penwell was 1-for-3 with one run and one walk, while Wes Potts finished 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and one walk.

Isaac Smith was 2-for-3 with two runs, one RBI and one walk. McClain also had Andrew Potts going 2-for-4 with one run and RBI. Landen Gilbert finished 1-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and one walk. Seth Weller also scored one run and walked once.

The lone extra-base hit for McClain was a triple by Wes Potts.

Penwell (two), Hice, Wes Potts (two) and Stonerock had stolen bases.

Wes Potts was the winning pitcher, as he went 3.2 innings on the mound, where he allowed three runs (none earned) on one hit and three walks. Potts totaled three strikeouts.

Penwell spent 3.1 innings on the mound, where he allowed five runs (none earned) on two hits and three walks. He finished with two strikeouts.


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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Whiteoak defeats Southern at VA Memorial Stadium

The Whiteoak Wildcats went on the road to play a non-conference game at VA Memorial Stadium in Chillicothe and returned home with an 8-4 victory over Racine Southern.

In the win, WHS scored five of their eight runs in the third inning, then followed up with one run in the fourth and two runs in the fifth.

Luken Roades finished with one run, one RBI, one walk and one steal. Landen Barnett collected one run, one walk and was hit by a pitch.

Carson Emery finished with one RBI, a sacrifice, he was hit by a pitch and one steal. Ian Griffith was 2-for-3 with one run, one RBI, one walk and three steals. Connor Butler went 1-for-3 with one run, one RBI, one walk, and three steals.

Eli Roberts ended the game at 1-for-3 with one run, one RBI and one walk. David Kennedy finished the game at 2-for-2 with two runs and one hit by pitch, and he stole three bases.

Emery was the winning pitcher, as he pitched all seven innings. Emery allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits and one walk, while collecting five strikeouts.


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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Whiteoak gain SHAC victory over Fayetteville

The Whiteoak Wildcats earned an SHAC win on Tuesday night by defeating the visiting Fayetteville Rockets by a 5-1 score.

WHS scored three runs in the first inning, then followed that strong start with one run in the bottom of the fourth and one final run in the sixth inning. Fayetteville scored their lone run in the fourth inning.

For the game, the Wildcats saw Luken Roades finish 1-for-2 with two runs, two walks and four steals. Landen Barnett was 2-for-4 with three steals, while teammate Carson Emery was 1-for-4 with one run, one RBI and two steals.

Ian Griffith was 2-for-3 with one walk and two steals, and Connor Butler finished with one walk and two steals. Also for the Wildcats, Eli Roberts collected two walks, and Jaycob Gross had one walk and one steal. David Kennedy was 1-for-3 with one run and two steals.

Roades was the winning pitcher, as he pitched six innings in the start, where he improved to 2-0 on the season. Roades allowed one run (none earned) on four hits and no walks. Roades faced 26 batters, where he finished with six strikeouts.

Griffith pitches one inning, where he retired all three batters he faced in order.

“We had quality starting and relief pitching from Luken Roades and Ian Griffith, who helped secure the victory,” WHS head coach Chris Veidt said. “Luken was also very productive for us offensively with four quality at-bats and four stolen bases.

“Ian was 4-of-4 in quality at-bats with two RBI. Landon Barnett chipped in two hits and three stolen bases. We stole 16 bases as a team today, and our outfield played excellent defense.”


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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Fairfield loses at Eastern

The Fairfield Lions lost a tough game to the host Eastern Warriors in SHAC action, falling in five innings to the host Eastern squad by a 10-0 score.

The Lions didn’t have a hit in the game, while Eastern collected eight hits. FHS committed five errors in the loss.

Wyatt Collins, Cade Miller and Gabe Fouch each forced one walk. Collins and Jacob Morgan both had stolen bases.


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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
LCHS baseball falls by 1 run to Peebles

Back on the road for their second straight game to start the week, the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs lost to the host Peebles Indians by a 2-1 score in Southern Hills Athletic Conference play.

The Mustangs saw Chase Smaltz score their lone run for the game. LCHS totaled no hits in the loss but drew seven walks. Smaltz and Luke Smith each drew two walks, and forcing one walk each were Patrick Meddock, Logan Shope and Brayden Simmons.

Smaltz was charged with the loss, as he allowed two runs (none earned) on six hits and no walks in five innings. Austin Barnhill pitched one inning, where he allowed no runs on one hit and no walks.


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Monday, April 19, 2021
LC Mustangs gain non-conference win at ECHS

In a non-conference game played on Monday, the Lynchburg-Clay Mustangs gained a big win by defeating the host East Clinton Astros by a 16-5 score.

LCHS scored one run in the top of the first, followed by a 10-run inning in the top of the second. From there, the Astros scored five runs in the bottom of the third, putting the LCHS lead to 11-5.

LCHHS added one run in the fourth, followed by a five-run fifth inning for their 16-run total in the five-inning game. LCHS totaled 16 hits in the game and committed no errors. East Clinton finished with six hits and had two errors.

For the Mustangs in the win, they saw Brayden Simmons finish 3-for-5 with two runs, while Chase Smaltz was 3-for-4 with one run and two RBI. Luke Smith was 2-for-4 with two runs and one walk.

Also for the Mustangs, Patrick Meddock was 3-for-3 with two runs and two walks, while Collin Angles scored one run. Lynchburg-Clay also saw Hunter Barnhill go 1-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and one walk. Teammate Logan Shope collected two runs and one walk.

LCHS also had Brayden Eversole finish 3-for-3 with three runs, two RBI and two walks, while Patrick Brown was 1-for-1 with one run.

Smaltz has the lone extra-base hit for the Mustangs, hitting a double.

Meddock was the winning pitcher as he pitched three innings, allowing no runs on one hit and two walks. He finished with six strikeouts.


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Monday, April 19, 2021
Indians gain big FAC win at Chillicothe

The Hillsboro baseball team had three multi-run innings which resulted in a 10-7 win over host Chillicothe on Monday night.

Hillsboro trailed by a 3-2 score after two innings, as HHS scored two runs in the top of the second, while Chillicothe scored three runs in the bottom of the same inning. In the top of the fourth inning, the Indians scored five runs, while Chillicothe added three in the bottom of the fourth for a 7-6 HHS advantage.

Chillicothe scored one run in the bottom of the fifth, but HHS added three more runs in the top of the sixth inning for the three-run win. The Indians finished with nine hits but committed five errors in the victory. Chillicothe totaled five hits and committed three errors.

Hillsboro saw Ryan Scott finish 1-for-4 with two runs, and Quintin Captain was also 1-for-4 with one RBI. Lance Hainline scored one run, while Hunter Green was 3-for-3 with one run, three RBI and one walk.

Spencer Wyckoff collected one run and one walk, and Coltin Hunter was 1-for-2 with two runs, one RBI and one walk.

Also for the Indians, Tanner Warner was 2-for-4 with two runs, and Nick Lewis finished with one run and one walk. The Indians also had Brad Miller finish 1-for-4.

Hunter Green collected two doubles at the plate, while Miller also hit a double. Hunter was hit by a pitch, and on the bases, Hunter, Miller, Warner and Wyckoff each had a steal.

Scott was the winning pitcher, as he went five innings in the start. He allowed seven runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk. Scott totaled three strikeouts. Warner earned the save with two innings on the mound. Warner struck out three batters and allowed no runs.


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Monday, April 19, 2021
McClain fall in FAC game to Washington

The McClain Tigers were unable to win on the road Monday night as they lost to the host Washington Blue Lions by a 10-0 score. In the loss, the Tigers totaled six hits and committed six errors, while the Blue Lions collected nine hits and had zero errors.

The five-inning game saw Washington score six runs in the bottom of the second inning, followed by a two-run third inning and two runs in the fifth inning to complete the Frontier Athletic Conference game.

At the plate, McClain saw Trevor Stonerock finish 1-for-3, Kaden Penwell finish 1-for-2, Mason Ratliff end the day at 2-for-2, Isaac Smith go 1-for-2 and Haydon Hice finish 1-for-2. Hice also had a stolen base in the loss.

Ratcliff was charged with the tough-luck loss. Ratcliff allowed eight runs, but just two were earned runs. Also in his four innings on the mound, Ratcliff allowed eight hits and walked one, but finished with three strikeouts.

Wes Potts pitched in the fifth in his relief appearance, where he allowed two runs (one earned) on one hit and two walks.