Class AA No. 3-ranked Chapmanville Regional had no problem on Friday night as the Lady Tigers’ softball team cruised to a 10-0 win at Mingo Central.
The game was stopped after three innings due to the mercy rule.
Chapmanville had mercied Mingo Central in three innings earlier in the season at home by a 16-0 score.
Jenna Evans was the starting and winning pitcher for the Lady Tigers. She allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out eight.
Brandi Broom was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Alyssa Bailey and Michelle Mangus each doubled. Caitlin Elkins had a double and four RBI. Heather Nagy also had a hit for Chapmanville.
Chapmanville won 12-0 in the JV game over the Miners. The highlight was Tiara Pridemore’s inside-the-park, grand slam home run. Emma Paris was the winning pitcher.
The Lady Tigers (14-3) were scheduled to play Scott on Saturday at the Best of the Best Tournament at Buffalo. Chapmanville was already 2-0 in tourney play with wins on Thursday over Shady Spring and Sissonville.
Lady Cats win two
The Logan High School softball team won two games on Friday at the Best of the Best Tournament at Buffalo, downing University (8-1) and East Fairmont (11-1).
Logan, ranked No. 5 in the state in Class AAA, improved to 14-2 on the season with the win.
The Lady Cats ran their winning streak to 11 games and have outscored their opponents 103-3 during the span.
Logan was scheduled to return to Best of Best play on Saturday with a game against Nicholas County — the same team the Lady Cats blanked, 4-0, last Wednesday at home.
Taylor Norman was the winning pitcher in the University game. She went three innings and allowed one run and four hits with three strikeouts and no walks. Morgan Aguirre then hurled the final four innings, fanning four and allowing no runs and one hit with one free pass.
Rachelle Toppings and Aguirre were each 2-for-4 at the plate. One of Aguirre’s hits was a triple.
Katie Chryssofos, Lara Sedlock, Shana Hall and Antonia Hill all doubled. Sam Curry added a single for the Lady Cats.
Logan took advantage of seven walks issued by University pitching.
In the win over East Fairmont, Norman pitched the four-inning win, striking out four and walking one. She allowed one run and five hits.
At the plate, Sedlock was 3-for-3 with a home run and two doubles. Aguirre was 2-for-3 with an inside-the-park homer.
Chryssofos was 2-for-2 with a double, while Toppings went 2-for-3. Hill added a double for Logan.
The Lady Cats host Hurricane on Monday at 5 p.m.
Lady Billies win two
The Man High School softball squad picked up a pair of wins on Thursday at the Best of the Best tourney by defeating St. Marys (15-7) and Wahama (7-2) in the Class A division.
The Lady Billies were scheduled to return to tourney action on Saturday with a game against Clay-Battelle.
Taylor Tomblin pitched the win in the St. Marys game as she allowed five hits to go along with her three strikeouts.
Summer Sword led Man with three hits. Cari Blair, Tomblin, Casey Albright, Mycala Gibson and Tabitha Ferguson all had two hits. Madison Keffer and Elizabeth Dickerson had two hits apiece.
Man committed five errors in the game.
In the victory over Wahama, Keffer pitched the win as she allowed two runs and six hits with five strikeouts and four issued walks.
Sword again led the Lady Billies’ offense with three hits. Emilee Osborne, Blair, Tomblin and Keffer all had one hit each.
Brittany Hicks was the starting and losing pitcher for the White Falcons. She fanned nine and walked two.
Man is 6-5 on the season heading into Saturday’s action.
The Lady Billies host Westside on Monday at 5:30 p.m.