Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 22, 2014

G-Men kick Fort Chiswell 8-0; Bears growl past Tide

FORT CHISWELL, Va. — Alex Aiello scored three goals and dished out two assists, leading Graham to an 8-0 Mountain Empire District win over Fort Chiswell on Tuesday night.

The brother duo of Jonathan and Nathan Figueroa had a goal apiece, and were joined with one goal each by Logan Surface, Sam Stowers and Jake Metcalf.

Will Olive dished out two assists, while Stowers and J.J. Willis had one apiece.

Hunter Cook and Brody Dawson combined for the shutout in goal.

Graham (4-3) will host Grayson County on Thursday at East River Soccer Complex beginning at 5 p. m.

Baseball

Bland County 3, Galax 1

BASTIAN, Va. — Zach Gwyn had two hits and scored two runs to lead Bland County past the Maroon Tide in Mountain Empire District action.

Kalub Lambert added one hit and scored a run, while Andy Pauley had a hit and drove in a run.

Aaron Rose strucked out eight and allowed six hits for the Bears to improve to 2-1 on the season. Galax was hampered by eight errors.

Bland County (6-3-1, 1-0-1) will visit Fort Chiswell on Friday.

Galax............................000  000  1  —  1  6  8

Bland County..............101  010  x  —  3  5  3

Stewart Meridian, Caleb Pack (5) and Caleb Spurlin. Aaron Rose and Joan Miller. W—Rose; L—Meridan.

Baseball

Fort Chiswell 7, Graham 6

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Fort Chiswell rallied from a 5-3 deficit, rallying for two runs in each of the final two innings to defeat the G-Men in an eight-inning Mountain Empire District affair at Sizemore Field.

Chase Rathbone contributed two hits and drove in a run for the Pioneers (7-2), while Chris Porter added two hits and two RBIs.

Graham was paced by Ben Meade with two hits, including a triple, one RBI and a run scored. Logan Kirk added two hits and Jacob Coffey drove a run.

Graham (1-7-1) will visit Narrows on Thursday at 5 p.m.

Fort Chiswell.............010  200  22  —  7  8  4

Graham....................120  200  01  —  8  11  6

Bryson Booher, Seth Dalton (3), Levi Mooney (5) and Rathbone. Logan Kirk, Jacob Simpson (4), McKinley Webb (7), Tommy Lovell (8) and Ben Meade. W—Mooney; L—Webb.

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