It was a split for Logan County baseball teams on Friday in the Ed Carter Invitational which was held jointly by George Washington and St. Albans high schools.
At Hurricane, Class AA No. 5-ranked Chapmanville went 1-1 against a pair of Class AAA teams as the Tigers won an 18-10 slugfest over the St. Albans Red Dragons then lost 11-1 in five innings to powerhouse Hurricane at Hurricane High School’s baseball field.
Down the road at Winfield High School, the Class AAA No. 9 Logan Wildcats also split in their games, winning 9-4 over the George Washington Patriots and then losing 11-1 to host Winfield.
In other tournament games, GW downed Winfield 7-3 and Hurricane won 11-4 over St. Albans.
The Wildcats now stand at 11-7 on the season while the Tigers are 18-4.
In the Chapmanville-St. Albans game, the Tigers plated five runs in the first inning to lead 5-0.
William Copley led CRHS as he went 4-for-5 with two doubles, while Tristan Thompson was 3-for-6 with two doubles. Brent Bigely ripped a two-run homer and finished with four RBIs for the Tigers, who pounded out 20 hits in the game.
Brock Dalton was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a double. Austin Ellis went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double.
Josh Burks hit a two-run homer and a three-run homer for St. Albans and Hunter Chandler launched a solo shot. The Red Dragons had eight hits in the game and committed four errors. The Tigers had one error.
Chapmanville plated one run in the second, one in the third and four in the fourth to lead 11-0.
St. Albans pushed six across in the fifth to cut it to 11-6.
CRHS came back with seven in the top of the sixth to make it 18-6. St. Albans tacked on three in the bottom of the sixth and one in the seventh.
Tristan Thompson was Chapmanville’s starting pitcher. He was relieved by Chris Bailey in the fifth and Nick Brumfield in the seventh.
In the loss to Hurricane, Chapmanville was held to two hits — both by Thompson, who went 2-for-2 with a double.
Hurricane scored four runs in the first, three in the second and two in third to lead 9-1. HHS then added two in the fifth.
Trey Dalton started for CRHS and was tagged with the loss on the mound. Alex Berry came on in relief in the third.
Alex Dunham went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBI and Trey Dawson added a two-run double for the Hurricane (13-4). Peter Theodos knocked in two runs as well for the winners.
The Chapmanville-Hurricane game had originally been slated to be played at St. Albans but was moved to Hurricane due to weather. The games that were scheduled for George Washington were switched to Winfield. Game times were also pushed back due to rain.
CRHS was scheduled to return to Ed Carter tourney play on Saturday against GW in the consolation game. Logan and St. Albans were set to play in the fifth-place game.
The Tigers are slated to go to Wayne on Monday at 7 p.m. and then to Scott on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. before hosting Poca on Friday at 6:30 and Point Pleasant on Saturday at 3.
Logan is set to host Huntington on Monday night at 7 and then Ripley on Wednesday at 7 before going to Scott on Thursday night and hosting Winfield on Friday night.
No further information was available on the Logan games.