CHAPMANVILLE — The Madison and Mullens Little League All-Stars have been eliminated from the 11-12-year-old State Tournament at Chapmanville.
Both Madison and Mullens wrapped up pool play with 0-2 records.
Madison was beaten 6-5 on Sunday by Worthington Parkersburg at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field. Madison had lost to Morgan County by the same score on Friday night.
Mullens was handed a 5-0 loss by Central Greenbrier on Sunday. Mullens opened on Friday with a 10-0 defeat at the hands of Milton.
In Sunday’s other state tournament games: Martinsburg beat Mountaineer 5-1; Bridgeport rolled past Elkins 18-0; Summersville got past Huntington League Three, 5-2; and Hurricane nipped Beckley 3-2.
Martinsburg (3-0) was the Pool A winner, while Central Greenbrier (2-0) won Pool B. The Pool C winner was Hurricane (3-0). Worthington (2-0) won Pool D.
The state tournament now moves on to the single-elimination quarterfinals.
On Monday night, Martinsburg was scheduled to play Morgan County and Central Greenbrier was slated to take on Summersville.
Tuesday’s quarterfinals have Hurricane taking on Milton at 6 p.m. and Worthington battling with Bridgeport at 8 p.m.
The winners are set to meet in Wednesday night’s state semifinals at 6 and 8 p.m.
The 11-12 state championship game is slated to be played on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Tracy Vickers Field.
In Sunday’s Madison-Worthington game, Madison led 4-1 after three innings.
Carter Lyles put Madison up 2-0 with a two-run homer to left field. Worthington cut it to 2-1 in the top of the second as Hayden Morris doubled and scored on an RBI groundout by Bryce Moore.
Madison upped the margin to 4-1 in the bottom of the second as Hayden Miller had an RBI double and later scored on a throwing error.
Worthington Parkersburg then tied it 4-4 with three runs in the top of the fourth. Morris had an RBI single during the frame. Trip Barkley had an RBI fielder’s choice and also scored a run on a wild pitch.
Madison went back on top, 5-4, in the bottom of the fourth with a solo homer to center by pinch-hitter Luke Carte.
Worthington then went up for good with two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Jordan Batten tied it up with an RBI triple. An infield, RBI single by Morris then put Worthington ahead 6-5.
In the sixth, Madison had one last chance.
Hayden Miller was hit by a pitch from Max Anderson to reach first base. Miller took second on a wild pitch and represented the game-tying run but Anderson then got three straight outs to record the save.
Ty Strum was the winning pitcher in relief for Worthington. He hurled two innings and allowed no runs and three hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Barkley started but only lasted one inning. Batten then pitched three innings in relief and fanned three.
The hard-throwning Lyles was the starting pitcher for Madison and got a no-decision. The right-hander went 4.1 innings and yielded five runs and five hits with seven strikeouts, one walk and two hit by pitches.
Aaron Adkins then lasted just 2/3 of an inning and was tagged with the loss. He gave up one run and two hits and faced just three batters. He got out of a fifth-inning pickle as Madison turned a double play.
Isaac Miller then tossed the last inning for Madison, fanning three and hitting one batter while allowing no runs and no hits.
Morris led the Worthington bats as he was 3-for-3 at the plate with a double and two RBI. Brody Cohen was 2-for-2.
Lyles was 2-for-3 with a double and the two-run homer for Madison. Hayden Miller went 2-for-2 with a double and one RBI. Aaron Epling and Aaron Adkins also had hits.
Chapmanville is hosting this year’s 11-12-year-old State Little League Tournament as Little League Baseball celebrates its 75th anniversary.
The tournament is being playing in memory of the late Jim Hicks, a man who dedicated his life to the community and youth sports.
Six games were played in the state tournament on Saturday after a four-hour rain delay pushed back the starting times to 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Hurricane showed the most run production on Saturday with a 17-1 blowout win over Summersville.
In other games: Beckley defeated Huntington League 3 by a 9-8 score; Martinsburg downed Bridgeport, 9-4; Parkersburg Worthington blanked Morgan County 7-0; Central Greenbrier escaped Milton in a 13-10 slugfest; and the Mountaineer All-Stars from the Charleston area won 4-3 over Elkins in seven innings.
On Friday, local recording artist Kayla Slone sung the National Anthem. On Saturday, Kaitlin Boytek did the honors by singing the Star Spangled Banner.
Little League State Tournament fesitivities kicked off last Thursday with a block party and a cookout provided by Thornhill Auto Group.
WSAZ-TV was also on hand to present Chapmanville coaching legend Ted Ellis and current Chapmanville Regional High School baseball coach Eric Ellis with the Hometown Hero Award.
Players, coaches, parents and fans were treated to an evening of fun filled with dancing, games and a dunking booth. The evening’s festivities wrapped up with fireworks and a viewing of the movie “The Sandlot” on the backstop of Tracy Vickers Field under a star-filled sky.
split at state
The Man 10-11-year-old All-Stars split in two state tournament games at Elkins as play headed into Monday’s schedule.
Man opened up on Saturday with a dramatic 8-7 win over Jefferson County as Micah Miller hit a two-run, walk-off home run.
Man then lost 10-0 to Fairmont on Sunday.
The Fairmont (1-0) vs. Jefferson County (0-1) game on Monday was to determine who would advance to the knockout round.
In other 10-11 state tourney games over the weekend: Mason County routed Vinson, 13-2; St. Albans rolled over Vinson 17-1; Bridgeport annihilated Summmersville 22-2; Bi-State hammered Mountaineer /Charleston 20-1; and Bridgeport eased past Bi-State 14-3.
— Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 304-752-6950.
West Virginia 11-12 State
Little League Tournament
Martinsburg 12, Elkins 1
Bridgeport 8, Mountaineer 1
Martinsburg 9, Bridgeport 4
Mountaineer 4, Elkins 3, 7 innings
Martinsburg 5, Mountaineer 1
Bridgeport 18, Elkins 0
*C. Greenbrier 2-0
Milton 10, Mullens 0
Central Greenbrier 13, Milton 10
Central Greenbrier 5, Mullens 0
Hunt. League 3 0-3
Summersville 8, Beckley 2
Hurricane 10, Huntington League Three 2
Hurricane 17, Summersville 1
Beckley 9, Huntington League Three 8
Summersville 5, Huntington League Three 2
Hurricane 3, Beckley 2
*Morgan County 1-1
Morgan County 6, Madison 5
Worthington 7, Morgan County 0
Worthington 6, Madison 5
Monday’s games (State quarterfinals):
Martinsburg vs. Morgan County, late
Central Greenbrier vs. Summersville, late
Tuesday’s games (State quarterfinals):
Hurricane vs. Milton, 6 p.m.
Worthington vs. Bridgeport, 8 p.m.
State semifinals, 6 p.m., 8 p.m.
State championship game, 6 p.m.
(Winner advances to Southeast Regionals at Warner Robins, Ga.)