CHAPMANVILLE — It was a good win for the Chapmanville Middle School baseball team which won 5-3 over county rival Logan Middle School on Tuesday night at home.
Josh Zigmond was the starting and winning pitcher for CMS. He went five innings and allowed just one hit and one walk with eight strikeouts. Conner Mullins tossed the final two innings and gave up two hits with no walks and four strikeouts.
Both teams had four hits in the game.
Noah Dingess was 1-for-3 on the night and had the game-tying single which knotted up the game at 3. Dingess, the CMS catcher, also threw out two runners trying to steal.
Mullins was 2-for-4 with a pair of singles, while Zigmond also had a single. Austin Bledsoe had a sacrifice fly for the Tigers. Chapmanville batters only struck out twice in the game and drew six walks. Logan’s batters fanned 12 times.
CMS committed five errors in the game. The Timberwolves had two.
Frye was 2-for-3 for Logan. Mullins and Topping also had hits. Branham was Logan’s starting pitcher.
“I think we had four hits on the night with five fielding errors,” CMS coach Dwight Dingess said. “It is early in the season but we have to tighten up our game if we are going to be successful. I am happy we pulled out the win but we must work harder and improve.”
The Tigers are now 2-1 on the season and are scheduled to play at Man on Friday. CMS goes to George Washington Middle School on April 7 and hosts the Poca Dots on April 10.