The Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team split a road doubleheader at Belfry, Ky., on Tuesday night, winning 9-3 in the opener and then falling 4-1 in the nightcap.
Chapmanville, ranked No. 5 in the state in Class AA, now stand at 6-4 on the season.
Tyler Williams fired a complete game three-hitter and struck out 16 Chapmanville batters to lead Belfry to the win in the nightcap. Williams only gave up one unearned run and helped his own cause with a double in the fourth inning.
The Tigers scored their only run of the game in the top of the sixth inning with Joe Woody’s RBI single to score Tyler Cox.
Belfry scored the go-ahead run in the sixth as Eli Huddle was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score. Zac Fields then laced a two-run single for a pair of insurance runs.
The game was delayed 45 minutes because of a thunderstorm which produced lightning and rain.
Nick Brumfield was the losing pitcher for CRHS.
Belfry improved to 8-4 with the win.
The Tigers had lost 8-7 at Herbert Hoover on Monday in a Cardinal Conference game. Chapmanville has a 2-2 mark in the league.
CRHS was scheduled to return to action on Wednesday at Class AAA state power Nitro. The Tigers beat the Wildcats last season.
The Tigers are then at Sissonville on Saturday for a 3 p.m. conference game. Chapmanville then hosts Liberty Raleigh on Monday, April 9 in a doubleheader against Liberty Raleigh at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field.
The Tigers host Poca on April 10, play Belfry on April 12 at home and then host Wayne on April 13 at 7 p.m. in the annual Daffer Tournament. Chapmanville is scheduled to take on Capital on April 14 at 3 p.m. in its second and final Daffer tourney contest.
Man splits games
Westside dropped the Man High School softball team to 1-2 on the season with Monday’s 2-1 win over Man at the Westside High School softball field at Clear Fork.
Westside currently stands at 7-1.
Man then evened its record at 2-2 with Tuesday evening’s 11-0 home victory over Charleston Catholic.
Madison Keffer fired a one-hitter within the circle for the young Lady Billies in the win over the Irish. She struck out five in five innings of work.
Cari Blair pounded out three hits to lead the Man offense.
The Lady Billies were scheduled to play at Wyoming East on Wednesday night.
Man then heads down the road to Chapmanville to take part in the Lady Tigers Invitational. Man takes on Herbert Hoover on Thursday at 4 p.m. and Poca at 7:30 p.m. on the CRHS varsity softball diamond. The Lady Billies then come back on Saturday to the Chapmanville tourney to take on Point Pleasant at 2:30 p.m. on the Chapmanville Middle School softball field next to Tiger Stadium.