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Area roundup: Patrick Co.'s Nelson tosses no-hitter
Also: Cougars beat MVHS in softball, first PD track meet results
Friday, April 6, 2012
By BULLETIN STAFF REPORTS -
Dylan Nelson did it all for Patrick County in the Cougars’ 5-0 win over Magna Vista in Stuart, throwing a no-hitter and going 2-for-3 at the plate.
Nelson — who also scored two runs — recorded 14 strikeouts and walked four batters in the game.
Magna Vista had one player reach second base, and that wasn’t until the seventh innning.
The Cougars got on the board early, scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. After two singles by Nelson and Wendell Hutchens, Tyler Belcher hit a three-run home run to put Patrick County ahead 3-0. The Cougars picked up two more runs in the fifth on another single by Nelson, an RBI double by Evan Marshall and an RBI single by Chase Davis.
The Cougars will head south to play four games next week at the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach.
Patrick County 8
Magna Vista 6
The Patrick County softball team fended off a big Magna Vista comeback to win its Piedmont District opener 8-6 Thursday afternoon in Stuart.
The Cougars (7-4, 1-0 PD) jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings, but the Warriors (5-3, 0-1 PD) responded with five runs in the top of the third.
Patrick County answered with two runs to go ahead 7-5 in the fourth inning, and the Warriors could only muster one run the rest of the way.
Natalie Mitchell earned the win for Patrick County after pitching all seven innings and striking out six batters.
Logan Martin led the Cougars at the plate by going 4-for-4 with three RBIs, and Beth Williams went 2-for-3 and scored three runs.
For Magna Vista, Hannah Savedge had two hits and scored a run; Hailey Williams singled, was hit by a pitch and scored two runs; and Emily Wilson recorded a hit and had two RBIs.
Morgan Stone pitched a complete game for the Warriors. She struck out four, walked four and allowed four earned runs on 12 hits.
Following spring break, the Warriors will travel to Dry Fork to play Tunstall on April 17. Patrick County will also return to action that day against Martinsville in Stuart.
TRACK AND FIELD
MVHS girls win PD meet
The Martinsville boys and Magna Vista girls won the first Piedmont District track meet of the season on Thursday in Ridgeway.
Martinsville’s boys edged Magna Vista with a score of 87, just eight points better than the Warriors’ score of 79. Tunstall was third with 71, and Patrick County (38) and Bassett (33) were fourth and fifth.
Magna Vista’s girls won by a much more comfortable margin, as the Warriors outpaced second-place Patrick County by 34 points. Magna Vista finished with 106 points, while the Cougars had 72.
Tunstall earned third with 67 points, Bassett had 52 points to place fourth, and Martinsville was fifth with seven points.
Magna Vista’s Princess McHeimer was the star of the meet on the girls side, notching first-place finishes in the discus and triple jump. She also was second in the long jump and was a member of the first-place 4x100-meter relay team.
Also for the Warriors, Imani Spencer swept the hurdle events, winning both the 100- and 300-meter hurdles.
The next PD meet will be April 19 at Patrick County.
Davis hits ace
at Chatmoss Country Club
Bob Davis hit a hole-in-one on Wednesday at Chatmoss Country Club. He aced hole No. 6 with a 3-iron from 162 yards out.
Witnessing the shot were Joe Philpott, Dave Sweet and Doug Williams.
The city’s Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting registrations for its women’s softball league later next month.
Play will begin May 15, and team registration costs $350. The registration deadline is May 4, and all registration packets include information on rules and fees. All games will be held at Southside Park.
For more information, visit the city’s parks and recreation office or call the office at 403-5140.