Petersburg (WV) softball goes 1-1 on opening day of state tournament

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VIENNA, W.Va. -- The Petersburg (WV) softball team earned a 1-0 win over Nitro before falling to Herbert Hoover, 3-0, Wednesday in the Class AA state tournament.

The Vikings defeated Nitro behind a complete-game, 15-strikeout effort from pitcher Carly Cooper.

With the loss to Herbert Hoover, Petersburg will now play in an elimination game Thursday at 11 a.m. against Independence.