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Capital falls to undefeated Tigers 8-4

By Paul Adkins Sports Editor

April 13, 2014

CHAPMANVILLE — Eleven in a row and still counting.


The Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team improved its record to 11-0 on the season with Friday night’s 8-4 win over Class AAA Capital in the Daffer Memorial Tournament at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field.


Nick Brumfield pitched the win for the Tigers as he fired five innings and allowed four runs (three earned) and five hits with nine strikeouts and two walks. He was relieved by freshman Chris Bailey, who notched the save. Bailey went two innings and yielded no runs and no hits with three strikeouts and two walks.


Chapmanville outhit the Cougars 14-5. Capital committed four errors in the game to one for the Tigers.


First baseman Brent Bigley led CRHS at the plate as he was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI.


Leadoff shortstop Tristan Thompson was 2-for-3, while second baseman William Copley was 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI.


Third baseman Austin Ellis was 2-for-4 with one RBI.


Brock Dalton had a double and one RBI for Chapmanville. Jordan Cook also doubled as did Adam Dingess, who also drove in a run. Jacob Dingess and Brady Cox added singles for the Tigers.


Jacob Dingess also had a stolen base.


Brandon Thomas was the starting and losing pitcher for Capital. He tossed 2.2 innings and gave up seven runs (six earned) on nine hits with one strikeout and six walks.


Alex Buchannan pitched 3.1 innings and yielded one run and five hits with two strikeouts and three walks.


Capital shortstop and leadoff man Justin Palmer was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double.


Chapmanville wasted no time against the Cougars, plating two runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. Dalton and Ellis had RBI singles during the frame.


Capital then tied it 2-2 in the second before Chapmanville plated four in the last half of the frame to go up 6-2.


Both teams scored a run in the third as CRHS led 7-3. The Tigers added one in the fourth and Capital one in the fifth.


* The Chapmanville baseball team was coming off Wednesday’s 17-6 Cardinal Conference victory at Poca over the host Dots.


Brady Cox went 2-for-3 and hit a two-run homer for the Tigers.


Brock Dalton was also 2-for-3 at the plate. Jordan Cook went 2-for-5.


Tristan Thompson, William Copley, Chris Bailey and Austin Ellis all added a hit.


Thompson was the starting and winning pitcher and upped his season record to 2-0. He tossed three innings and allowed four runs with four strikeouts and four walks.


Trey Dalton, a left-hander, then fired three innings and yielded two unearned runs and one hit with five strikeouts and three walks.


Bailey then closed the door on the Dots in the seventh inning and struck out the side.


The Tigers were slated to see Daffer tourney action on Saturday afternoon against regional rival Wayne.


This week, Chapmanville plays at Herbert Hoover on Monday at 7 p.m. before going to Point Pleasant on Wednesday and hosting Van on Thursday night.


Nitro, coached by Chapmanville High School graduate Steve Pritchard, won 7-0 over Wayne on Friday night in another Daffer Memorial Tournament game.


Kacey Williams tossed a two-hit shutout for Nitro as he fanned eight and walked two over seven innings.


Brad Sharp took the loss for Wayne.


Solomon Shamblin and Matt Jewell had two hits each for Nitro.


Dakota McCloud and Luke Cassidy had Wayne’s only two hits.


* Chapmanville suffered its first defeat of the season with Saturday afternoon’s 6-1 loss at home to Wayne in the Daffer tourney. See more in Tuesday’s sports.


In other action, the Man High School baseball team defeated Liberty-Raleigh, 3-2, on the road on Friday night to improve to 6-1 on the season.


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