Snowball Classic: HV finishes third

from staff reports

   The Warrior baseball team had 43 tournament hits with nine home runs to finish third in the Snowball Classic Saturday. Happy Valley, 6-2 overall, finished with a 3-1 record for the Classic.
   Happy Valley put away Sullivan East 14-2 Friday's game against Sullivan East. Warrior pitcher Shannon Buchanan pitched for six innings and Ryan Toney took over the mound in the sixth inning as Happy Valley held the Patriots to four hits.
   Tim Whaley led the Warriors from the plate, batting 3-for-4 and knocking two home runs. Whaley brought in five RBIs. Jordy Harrison batted 2-for-4 and also knocked two out of the park for homers, collecting four RBIs.
   The Warriors had a slew of players that dominated offensively. Toney, who was 3-for-4 from the plate, had two doubles, an RBI and rounded the bases three times.
   Allen Dykes added a home run good for two ribbies and Ricky Morgan hit two of four, one of which put him on second base.
   Happy Valley scored two runs in the first inning and held the lead the entire game.
   East had one run each in the third and fourth innings. The Warriors scored two more in the fourth, and went out with a bang, knocking in five runs in both the fifth and sixth innings.
   Buchanan took the win for Happy Valley while Justin Mullins carried the loss for Sullivan East.
   In Saturday's game with Sullivan South, the Warriors slipped past with an 8-7 score off of nine hits.
   Morgan took the win for the Warriors and Toney finished the game after taking the mound in the fifth inning.
   From the plate, Morgan batted 3-4 and knocked a home run and two doubles, bringing in five RBIs. Todd Caldwell batted two of four and scored an RBI.