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Hurricane returned seven starters from last year’s state championship team, including pitcher Courtney Rogers.

HURRICANE LOOKS FOR SECOND STRAIGHT TITLE

Defending Class AAA softball state champion Hurricane entered Tuesday with an undefeated 12-0 record as the Redskins are ranked No. 1 in the state. Hurricane last week survived a 9-8 win over Cabell Midland, scoring the winning run on a bases loaded wild-pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The Redskins returned seven starters from last year’s state championship team, including reigning state payer of the year Courtney Rogers. Rogers posted a 21-3 record a year ago, with a 2.32 ERA and .492 batting average.

HURRICANE
2014 Softball Schedule

03/20/14 05:00PM  H  WINFIELD 9W
03/21/14 06:00PM  H  POCA 12W
03/24/14 06:00PM  A  NITRO 17W
canceled  A  GEORGE WASHINGTON  
canceled  H  CAPITAL  
03/28/14 05:30PM  H  SPRING VALLEY 8W
03/31/14 05:00PM  H  SOUTH CHARLESTON 10W
04/01/14 05:30PM  A  LINCOLN COUNTY 8W
04/02/14 05:30PM  A  SPRING VALLEY 13W
10  canceled  A  RIVERSIDE  
11  04/08/14 05:30PM  A  WAYNE 3W
12  04/09/14 06:00PM  H  NITRO 9W
13  04/10/14 05:30PM  H  CABELL MIDLAND 9W
14  04/11/14 05:30PM  H  WOODROW WILSON 10W
15  04/14/14 06:00PM  H  RIPLEY 6W
16  04/15/14 05:30PM  H  HUNTINGTON  
17  04/15/14 07:00PM  H  HUNTINGTON  
18  04/16/14 06:00PM  A  ST. ALBANS  
19  04/17/14 05:00PM  A  BEST OF BEST  
20  04/18/14 06:00PM  A  BEST OF BEST  
21  04/19/14 10:00AM  A  BEST OF BEST  
22  04/21/14 06:00PM  A  CAPITAL  
23  04/22/14 05:30PM  H  LINCOLN COUNTY  
24  04/23/14 05:00PM  A  WINFIELD  
25  04/24/14 05:30PM  A  CABELL MIDLAND  
26  04/25/14 06:00PM  H  ST. ALBANS  
27  04/28/14 05:00PM  A  SOUTH CHARLESTON  
28  04/29/14 06:00PM  H  MSAC  
29  05/02/14 06:00PM  A  POCA  
 wins: 12   lost: 0   ties: 0

 

WAYNE GOES FOR THIRD STRAIGHT CLASS AA TITLE

The Pioneers have taken home the Class AA state championship for the last two seasons – they’re trying to become the first Class AA team to complete the three-peat since Sissonville did so from 2000-2002. Wayne entered the week with an 8-4 overall record and No. 1 ranking in the state.

One of those losses, however, came against Class AAA No. 1 Hurricane 3-0 in a showdown of pitchers as the Redskins’ Courtney Rogers faced off against Wayne’s Jessie Rowe. At one point, the two pitchers retired 21 hitters in a row. Wayne also owns an impressive 4-3 win over Class AA No. 2 Herbert Hoover from early in the season.

 

BUFFALO EYES FOUR-PEAT IN CLASS A

The Bison entered this season as the three-time defending Class A state champions. After an initial 1-5 start against several Class AAA and Class AA opponents, the Bison have rolled off three straight wins and entered Tuesday with a 4-5 record.

Chelsey Parkins and Ali Burdette are at the core of Buffalo’s veteran group this season – the pair combined for 31 wins in 2013. Buffalo won all three of its state tournament games last year by 1-0 scores.

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Comments

  • Jack

    actually they were 12-1 going into this. A 2-0 loss to St. Albans on Wednesday evening. There was two plays that were called incorrectly. Both went in favor of SAHS. One was a runner beat at first, and it was clear that Madison Hebb made the play with her foot on the bag, and ball in glove with a 3 foot gape between the runner, and first base to which I have the photo. The second was a tag made on a runner by Cassi Sargent.

  • Brian

    Moorefield is 11-5 go lady Jackets.