High School Football

Herbert Hoover’s 4-peat hopes still alive after win over Independence

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Herbert Hoover scored nine unanswered runs to keep their quest for a fourth consecutive Class AA title alive, defeating Independence 9-1 in six innings Tuesday evening in an elimination game.

The Huskies collected ten hits in the game as Sydney Bright, Cortney Fizer, Grayson Buckner and Josie Fix posted multi-hit games. Herbert Hoover erased an early deficit with two runs in the second, four runs in the third and three in the sixth to put the run rule into effect.

Buckner went the distance in the circle for Herbert Hoover. She scattered four hits and struck out three batters.

The Patriots’ (22-16) lone run came four batters into the game when Destiny Blankenship drove in Delaney Buckland on a sacrifice fly.

Herbert Hoover (25-4) will face Sissonville Wednesday at 9:45 a.m. in an elimination game. The winner will face Oak Glen at 2:15 p.m. in the championship round. Sissonville defeated Herbert Hoover 7-3 early Tuesday.

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