BOXING: Echard's fight declared no contest
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Parkersburg South graduate Dustin Echard's attempt to claim the Ohio state cruiserweight boxing title as well as the junior cruiserweight North American Boxing Federation belt will have to wait for another day.
During his fight on Saturday night at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion, the reigning West Virginia light-heavyweight champion had the bout stopped against opponent Brian "The Bull" Holstein because of a head butt.
The scheduled eight-rounder was halted in the third round after Echard accidentally head-butted Holstein, who ended up getting a cut. The fight was officially ruled a no contest.
LEGION BASEBALL: Post 15 sweeps Meigs County
POMEROY, Ohio - Visiting Parkersburg Post 15 pounded out 22 hits here Saturday en route to an American Legion baseball doubleheader sweep of host Meigs County Post 128 by scores of 9-0 and 12-7 to improve to 13-4 on the season.
Eli Gray hurled a two-hit shutout in the opener and Jordan Braniff slugged a two-run homer in the seventh inning to cap the scoring for Post 15.
In the second game, Dakota Watson (5 2/3 innings) and Logan Dudley (1 1/3 innings, save) combined to pitch a five-hitter for Post 15. Rex Windland paced a 13-hit attack for Parkersburg, going 4-for-4 with three doubles, while Clayton Cottrille went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI, Eli Gray was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Devon Crews 2-for 4 with an RBI.
Post 15 plays a 1 p.m. twinbill at St. Clairsville, Ohio today.