Smith powers Rye Cove past Patrick Henry
Turns out all that yard work Ashley Smith has been doing this spring has been historic.
Smith connected for her eighth home run of 2018 — establishing the single-season school mark for longballs — as the Rye Cove Eagles earned a 3-0 non-district softball win over Patrick Henry.
Smith cranked a solo shot in the fourth inning, which also happened to be her 21st career homer.
Hailey Byington pitched a one-hit shutout and faced the minimum number of batters. She also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a RBI. Rye Cove (11-6) scored twice in the third inning to gain the lead it never came close to relinquishing.
Gracie Hammond had PH’s only hit.
Honaker 15, Holston 4
Patrick Henry 10, Narrows 1
John Battle narrowly defeats Wise County Central
Peyton Crowder scored the winning run on Sydney Bailey’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth inning as the John Battle Trojans edged Wise County Central.
Bailey finished with two RBIs and was also the winning pitcher in relief for Battle (10-4, 6-2), which scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extras.
Brittany Mullins, Olivia Mullins and Gracie Mullins each had two hits for Central.
Chilhowie 9, Holston 1
Lebanon 12, Patrick Henry 1
Ridgeview 2, Abingdon 0
Abingdon 26, Ridgeview 0
Holston 8, Northwood 1
John Battle 1, Wise County Central 0
Abingdon 7, Ridgeview 0
Richlands sweeps Battle in softball twinbill
Mac Osborne hurled a one-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Richlands took a 3-0 win over John Battle in the first game of a doubleheader sweep on Saturday.
The Blue Tornado (8-5) took the second game 5-2 over the Trojans.
In the first game for Richlands, Kaitlyn Baldwin and Lauren Earls both had two hits as Baldwin had two RBIs.
Earls also had two hits in the second game while picking up the win from the circle on a five-hitter.
Emma Crawford had a pair of doubles and two RBIs for Richlands while Savannah Stevenson, Jaden Stevenson and Chloe Newberry each had two hits for the Blues. Savannah Stevenson had a double and triple while Newberry had a double.