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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.

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2014 Softball Schedule

03/20/14 05:00PM  H  WINFIELD  9 W
03/21/14 06:00PM  H  POCA  12 W
03/24/14 06:00PM  A  NITRO  17 W
canceled  A  GEORGE WASHINGTON   
canceled  H  CAPITAL   
03/28/14 05:30PM  H  SPRING VALLEY  8 W
03/31/14 05:00PM  H  SOUTH CHARLESTON  10 W
04/01/14 05:30PM  A  LINCOLN COUNTY  8 W
04/02/14 05:30PM  A  SPRING VALLEY  13 W
10  canceled  A  RIVERSIDE   
11  04/08/14 05:30PM  A  WAYNE  3 W
12  04/09/14 06:00PM  H  NITRO  9 W
13  04/10/14 05:30PM  H  CABELL MIDLAND  9 W
14  04/11/14 05:30PM  H  WOODROW WILSON  10 W
15  04/14/14 06:00PM  H  RIPLEY  6 W
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.