Both went 0-2 in state tournament pool play and were already eliminated as the two county rivals met on Monday afternoon on the final day of preliminary round robin action.
Bragging rights and pride were on the line as Man came away with a rain-shortened 6-0 victory over Chapmanville to finish 1-2 in the state tourney.
The game was halted in the third inning due to heavy rains. After a two-hour delay and additional heavy rainfall Chapmanville ended up forfeiting the game with Man leading 5-0 in the bottom of the third and Chapmanville at bat. It went into the books as a 6-0 forfeit win for Man.
Chapmanville had downed the same Man All-Stars 10-0 earlier in the month in the District 2 Tournament at Welch.
Man ended up third in the four-team pool with a 1-2 mark. Chapmanville was last at 0-3. Beckley and Princeton were both 2-0 in pool play heading into Monday’s scheduled game and advanced to play in the single-elimination quarterfinals, set to begin on Tuesday.
In Monday’s shortened game, Man jumped on top of Chapmanville for five runs in the top of the first inning to take a 5-0 lead.
Man catcher Tyler Blair had the big hit off Chapmanville pitcher Josh Zigmond with a two-run double to make it a 2-0 ballgame. Blair later stole home on a double steal attempt to up the lead to 3-0. Seth Chapman later scored on an error and Nick Collins had an RBI ground out to second to make it a 5-0 game.
Chapmanville had two hits in the three-inning game — singles from Noah Dingess and Zigmond.
Cameron Simpson was the starting and winning pitcher for Man. He struck out five and walked two over 2.1 innings.
When the game was halted in the bottom of the third, Chapmanville had a runner on first with one out and Alex Berry was at bat.
Chapmanville was outscored 21-1 in the three state tourney games. Man was outscored 32-9.
Princeton 22, Man 1
It was a disastrous Sunday evening for the Man 11-12-year-old All-Stars, which were blasted 22-1 by Princeton in the Little League State Tournament at Beckley.
Princeton hit four home runs in the game and plated 10 runs each in the second and fourth innings.
The game was stopped after four due to the mercy rule.
Man’s Cameron Simpson tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the first with a solo homer but it was powerful Princeton which pushed 21 unanswered runs across home plate.
Princeton outhit Man 12-3 and took advantage of eight Man errors.
The only other Man hit was a single by Seth Chapman in the fourth.
Seth Meadows hit a grand slam homer for Princeton in the 10-run fourth. Christian Shafer and Jordan Jones ripped two-run shots in the 10-run second, while Levi Nash added a solo homer during the frame.
Princeton’s Hunter Hill was 2-for-5 at the plate with six RBI. Meadows was 2-for-3 with five RBI. Ben Boggess and Nash also had two hits for the game.
Carter Shrewsberry had a two-run double for Princeton. Jacob Harmon also hammered out a two-run double.
By the end of the day, both Man and Chapmanville were 0-2 in round robin play and were essentially eliminated from advancing on to the quarterfinals.
The Logan County teams were outscored 47-4 in two days of pool play. The two combined for just nine hits in 20 innings of baseball.
Man was making its first trip to the Little League State Tournament since 1969.
Beckley 7, Chapmanville 0
Beckley dropped Chapmanville to 0-2 in state tournament pool play with a 7-0 win over Chapmanville on Sunday afternoon.
Chapmanville only had three base hits in the game — a single by Josh Zigmond and a double by Ross Adkins in the second inning and a two-out single by Chaston Ghee in the sixth.
Will Mullins and Ry Wallace hit solo home runs for Beckley, which improved to 2-0 in pool play and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Both had two hits for the game.
Alex Berry pitched the complete game for Chapmanville, going five innings with six strikeouts and one walk.
Brandon Williams added an RBI double for Beckley.
Michael Maiolo was the starting and winning pitcher. He went three innings and struck out six. He was relieved by three other hurlers.
Beckley 10, Man 2
Man’s John McCoy tied Saturday’s state Little League game with Beckley with a two-run homer in the second inning to make it 2-2 but it was all Beckley after that as the host team won 10-2 in pool play.
Beckley then sent 11 batters to the plate in the bottom of the second and scored seven times to take a commanding 9-2 lead. Brandon Williams hit a grand slam homer during the frame, while Kase Poling hit a solo shot. Cameron Lane added an RBI double.
Will Mullins added an RBI single in the fifth to make it 10-2.
Man had only two hits in the game with the other being a single by Seth Chapman.
Mullins, Poling, Wallace and Lane all had two hits each for Beckley.
Man used five pitchers in the game.
Princeton 8, Chapmanville 1
The Chapmanville 11-12 all-stars began the state Little League tourney with an 8-1 loss to Princeton on Saturday at the Beckley Little League Field.
Chapmanville managed just one hit in the game — an RBI double in the third by Chris Bailey which cut the Princeton lead to 4-1.
Princeton then added two runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
Carter Shrewsberry and Levi Nash had two hits each to lead Princeton.
Princeton jumped ahead of Chapmanville 4-0 with a four-spot in the third inning. Bailey was Chapmanville’s starting pitcher and was relieved by four other hurlers. Bailey fanned five in 2.1 innings of work.
The game was delayed more than two hours by rain.