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Prep softball: Burdette no-hitter leads Buffalo past Nicholas County at Best of the Best
Prep softball: Burdette no-hitter leads Buffalo past Nicholas County at Best of the Best

BUFFALO — Buffalo pitcher Ali Burdette got the annual Best of the Best softball tournament under way in fitting fashion Thursday afternoon.

Burdette, a junior who already has twice been named to the Class A All-State team in her...

Prep softball: Burdette no-hitter leads Buffalo past Nicholas County at Best of the Best
Prep softball: Burdette no-hitter leads Buffalo past Nicholas County at Best of the Best

BUFFALO — Buffalo pitcher Ali Burdette got the annual Best of the Best softball tournament under way in fitting fashion Thursday afternoon.

Burdette, a junior who already has twice been named to the Class A All-State team in her...

Photo gallery: University of Charleston Maroon and Gold game
Photo gallery: University of Charleston Maroon and Gold game

The University of Charleston hosted its annual Maroon and Gold spring football game Thursday evening at University of Charleston Stadium. Daily Mail photographer Bob Wojcieszak was on hand to take these shots.

Derek Redd: Cato works on spreading the ball around

HUNTINGTON — For one day, Rakeem Cato didn’t throw a football Tommy Shuler’s way. The reason? He didn’t have a choice.

Family obligations kept Shuler, the Marshall football team’s all-Conference USA receiver...

Marshall football: Former transfers prepare for chance to play

HUNTINGTON — Ricardo Williams and Donaldven Manning weren’t names that Marshall football fans saw on the field last season. Yet that didn’t mean they spent 2013 as casual observers.

Williams, a former University of...

Tweet earns Charleston woman spot in Boston Marathon

Laura Casto, 29, won social media contest sponsored by adidas for entry in field

Prep track: Winfield’s Castro works back into form

Injury prevented Barkley Castro, the reigning girls Class AAA 800-meter state champion, from beginning this track season at peak form, but with each meet the Generals senior continues to reach higher toward her goals.

Castro won the 800...

WVU baseball: Means sharp as Mountaineers win at Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. — Junior left-hander John Means threw eight shutout innings and WVU had a five-run first inning en route to a 7-0 victory over Oklahoma on Thursday evening at L. Dale Mitchell Park.

The Mountaineers (18-15, 3-6 Big 12) broke a six-game Big 12 losing streak after being swept by TCU and Oklahoma State in back-to-back weekends. WVU had 16 hits and did not make an error for the second-straight game.

Five West Virginia batters had multi-hit games, led by a career-high three hits off the bat of freshman designated hitter Jackson Cramer.

Today’s meeting with the Sooners will begin at 7 p.m., and will be televised on affiliates of Fox College Sports Central. The radio broadcast will be on select affiliates of the Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG College.

Power baseball: West Virginia wins at Kannapolis

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Jerry Mulderig pitched four innings of two-hit ball against South Atlantic League foe Kannapolis and the Power scored four runs in the seventh to defeat the Intimidators (6-9) at CMC-Northeast Stadium on Thursday.

Danny Collins had two hits and Justin Maffei knocked in two runs for the Power (7-8).

The Power continues its series against Kannapolis in a 7:05 p.m. contest today.

Marshall baseball: Herd defeats WVU Tech

HUNTINGTON, W.Va — Former St. Albans player Michael Taylor struck out six and gave up one earned run in six innings and former Herbert Hoover star Corey Bird had a single, double and an RBI to help Marshall defeat WVU Tech 6-1 in college baseball action on Thursday.

Tech (14-21) and Marshall (16-20) will continue their four-game series at 3 p.m. today in Huntington.

WVU Tech softball: Golden Bears swept

KENNEDY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The WVU Tech softball team dropped a pair of games on the road to Point Park University, falling by 4-1 and 9-1 scores.

Former Cabell Midland standout Ashley Boggs went 4-for-6 for the Golden Bears (5-20). Point Park improved to 18-14 with the sweep. Tech is back in action today when it faces Carlow University.

Prep roundup: Capital through to bracket title game at Mingo Bay

Anthony Gavin had two hits, including a double and his third homer of the season, and a pair of RBI to lead Capital to a 9-0 win over Spring Mills in the Mingo Bay Classic baseball tournament in Myrtle Beach on Thursday.

Caleb Kinder added three ...

Prep baseball: Ripley wins wild one in 12 innings at Winfield

By NICK BROCKMAN

FOR THE DAILY MAIL

WINFIELD – On the heels of a rather quiet beginning, the Ripley and Winfield baseball teams combined for an extended wild finish before the Vikings prevailed 8-6 in 12 innings.

Twice, ...

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