CHAPMANVILLE —It might have been cold and snowy but there was still baseball played at Chapmanville Regional High School on Tuesday evening.
The Tigers are glad they played as Chapmanville rolled to a 21-0 win over Tolsia in the season opening game at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field.
The two teams were originally scheduled to play a doubleheader but the second game was called off due to bad weather.
The game time temperature was a chilly 37 degrees with on and off snow showers.
Chapmanville scored early and often against Tolsia, banging out 15 hits. Tolsia was held without a single hit.
The Tigers scored seven runs in the first inning and 12 more in the second to take a 19-0 lead. Chapmanville then added one more run in the third and one in the fourth.
The game was called in the top of the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
The Tigers were also helped along by eight Rebel errors. Chapmanville committed one error for the game.
Three Chapmanville pitchers combined on the no-hitter. Senior right-handed ace Nick Brumfield was the starter and winner as he went three innings and struck out eight.
Chris Bailey then pitched an inning and fanned two. Alex Berry closed out the fifth inning and struck out the side.
Leadoff shortstop Tristan Thompson was 3-for-3 with two RBI, including a double and a triple for the Tigers.
Jacob Dingess was also 3-for-3 at the plate with three RBI.
Austin Ellis was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI for the Tigers.
Catcher Jordan Cook was 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI.
Center fielder Brock Dalton went 1-for-3 with two RBI.
Tyler Shannon, Brent Bigley, Hunter Long, Ryan Craddock and Adam Dingess added hits for Chapmanville. Craddock, Dingess, Long and Bigley had one RBI each.
Zach Perry was the starting and losing pitcher for Tolsia. He allowed 11 earned runs and 13 hits in three innings. He also walked six.
Brenton Ward then pitched the last inning and allowed one run and two hits with two strikeouts and two walks.
The Tigers were scheduled to open the season on Monday at Mount View but the game has been moved to Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Ted Ellis Field. Then at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, the Tigers are slated to host Mingo Central in the second game.
CRHS is set to host Ripley on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Belfry (Ky.) on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Next Tuesday, Chapmanville goes to Man. Next Wednesday, Chapmanville hosts sectional rival Scott.