Moorefield sweeps past Billies, Tigers

By Jerry Fekete Banner Correspondent and Paul Adkins Sports Editor

April 22, 2014

MAN — It was a good weekend trip for the Moorefield High School baseball team.

Moorefield traveled six hours to Man and ended up sweeping the homestanding Man High School Hillbillies and the Chapmanville Tigers in the Man tourney.

The Yellow Jackets beat Chapmanville 6-4 in Game 1 and then downed Man 4-1 in the second game on Saturday.

Moorefield was helped along in Game 2 by several errors by the Billies.

The game, however, was very competitive as it was tied up 1-1 after six innings of play in a pitching duel between Man lefty Braden Griffin and Yellow Jackets’ ace Austin Williams.

Man’s lone run was a solo homer off the bat of Griffin to help his own cause.

The Billies’ defense, though, broke down in the top of the seventh inning by missing a fly ball in right field and an over throw at third base, giving Moorefield three runs and a 4-1 win.

Williams pitched the win for Moorefield, going six innings while Griffin suffered the loss. The Billies outhit the Yellow Jackets 6-5 but the four costly errors proved to be the difference.

Man (10-4) is scheduled to play at Logan on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Moorefield 6,

Chapmanville 4

MAN — The Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team pushed four runs across in the first inning but ended up losing 6-4 to Moorefield on Saturday in the Man High School baseball tournament.

Moorefield scored three runs in the second to pull to within 4-3, then plated three in the top of the seventh to win it.

Brock Dalton was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles for the Tigers. Tristan Thompson and Brent Bigley each had singles. Jordan Cook had a double.

CRHS freshman Chris Bailey was the starting pitcher for Chapmanville. He went 1.2 innings and gave up three earned runs and one hit with seven walks and three strikeouts. Trey Dalton then finished out the game with 5.1 innings of relief and ended up being tagged with the loss.

Chapmanville (14-3) was scheduled to host Herbert Hoover on Monday night in a Cardinal Conference game.

The Tigers are then at the Ed Carter Tournament in St. Albans on Saturday where CRHS is set to play Hurricane at 1 p.m. and the host Red Dragons at 4.

Chapmanville is then at Wayne on April 28 and at Scott on April 29 before hosting the Poca Dots on May 2.