Chapmanville wins District 2 pool
by Paul Adkins
CHAPMANVILLE — It was one of those games where the final score really didn’t indicate what kind of game that it was.
The Chapmanville 7-8-year-old Coach Pitch Little League All-Stars beat Tug Valley 14-6 on Monday night to win its pool with a 3-0 record.
The game was much closer than that, though.
Chapmanville led Tug Valley just 7-6 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Chapmanville All-Stars then blew the game wide open by scoring seven runs to go up by eight.
Brody Dalton and Caleb Whitt got the fifth-inning rally started by ripping hard-smashing hits to the outfield which eventually went for back-to-back inside-the-park home runs which made the score 9-6.
Chapmanville would then tack on five more runs. The other big blow was a bases loaded, bases clearing, three-run double by Keldon Lucas which made it 13-6. Jacob Topping then added an RBI single to push the lead to 14-6.
Tug Valley was then retired in the top of the sixth inning. The team finished 1-2 in its pool and closed out tourney play.
Chapmanville outhit Tug Valley 17-9 for the game.
Lucas was 4-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI.
Topping was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while Dalton was 3-for-3 with a homer and two RBI. Caleb Whitt went 2-for-3 with a triple, a homer and three runs knocked in. Second baseman Hayla McGraw was 2-for-3 at the plate.
Jacob Blair, Brady Raines and Adam Mullins had one hit each for Chapmanville.
Josef Brammer, son of Chapmanville coach and former Logan High School baseball standout J.D. Brammer, drove in two runs.
Tug Valley catcher Karli Smith was 2-for-3 to lead her team.
Autumn Hall, Julian Vance, Conner Lackey, Dakota Ooten, Zach Hall, Elijah Fluty and Cody Crum all had one hit each for the Panthers. Hall’s hit was a triple. Ooten’s hit was a two-run double in the first inning which put Tug on top 3-0.
Chapmanville plated two in the first to cut the deficit to 3-2 and led 5-4 after two and 7-5 after three. After a scoreless fourth inning, Tug Valley plated a run in the top of the fifth to trim Chapmanville’s lead to 7-6. Tug scored with Crum’s RBI single which scored Ooten.
The win and Pool A clincher moves Chapmanville into one of the two District 2 semifinal games on Friday at 6 p.m. against an opponent to be determined later.
CHAPMANVILLE — The Madison No. 2 team rolled to a 25-7 win over winless Omar in the District 2 Coach Pitch Little League Tournament at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field on Monday evening.
Madison improved to 2-1 and inched closer to advancing in the tourney.
Pineville (2-0) plays Welch (1-1) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the pool play closer. Madison’s only loss was a 19-8 setback to Pineville on Saturday. A Pineville win would put Madison into the playoffs. A Welch win would a leave a mess of things with three teams tied at 2-1 and only two teams advancing.
Omar closed out with an 0-3 record.
Madison pounded out 30 hits against Omar.
Austin Light led the way with five hits. Jordan Smith was 4-for-5 with an inside-the-park home run.
Jace Berry was 4-for-4 with a pair of triples for Madison. Sam Cook went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a homer. Jacob Spencer, the Madison shortstop, was 4-for-5 at the plate with a double.
Owen Adkins and Easton Fowler rapped out three hits each. Drake Levo had two hits and Cooer Vint and Chance Loftis had one hit each.
Brycen Tomblin was 3-for-3 with three singles to lead Omar. Josh Goldie was 2-for-3 with two RBI, including a two-run triple and a double.
Jackson Hall, Andrew Workman, Brandon Blair, Colton Donahoe, Hunter McCloud and Aaron Muenick had one hit each.
Hayden McCloud added a two-run, inside-the-park homer in the fourth inning for Omar.
The game was halted in the fifth inning due to the mathmatical mercy rule. Teams are only allowed to score nine runs in an inning and there was no way Omar could catch up.
Madison led 7-2 after one inning, 10-2 after two, 16-3 after three and 23-7 after four. Madison tacked on two more runs in the top of the fifth.
The weeklong Coach Pitch tourney is slated to continue Tuesday as Matewan takes on Baileysville at 6 p.m. in Pool A action. The Madison No. 1 team plays Man at 8 p.m. in Pool C.
Pool play concludes on Wednesday at 7 with the Pineville-Welch game.
Playoff action is set to be played on Thursday with the Final Four semifinal games set for Friday night and the championship game slated to be played on Saturday.
* In Tuesday night’s all-star action, Matewan beat Baileysville 19-9 and the Madison No. 1 team downed Man 13-9. Look for further details in Thursday’s sports section and online at: www.loganbanner.com.
District 2 Coach Pitch (7-8-year-old)
at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field
Pineville 19, Madison #2 team 8
Tug Valley 8, Baileysville 6
Man 12, Mullens 2
Welch 20, Omar 10
Chapmanville 17, Matewan 8
Madison #1 team 26, Mullens 0
Pineville 22, Omar 3
Chapmanville 18, Baileysville 1
Madison #2 team 17, Welch 13
Matewan 25, Tug Valley 13
Madison #2 team 25, Omar 7
Chapmanville 14, Tug Valley 6
Matewan 19, Baileysville 9
Madison #1 team 13, Man 9
Pineville vs. Welch, 7 p.m.
Thursday’s games (Quarterfinals):
Pool C runner-up vs. Pool B runner-up, 6 p.m.
Pool C winner vs. Pool A runner-up, 8 p.m.
Friday’s games (Semifinals):
Pool A winner vs. TBA, 6 p.m.
Pool B winner vs. TBA, 8 p.m.
Saturday’s game (Finals):
Coach Pitch championship game, TBA
Pool A standings
Pool B standings
Pool C standings
*Madison #1 2-0
* Advances to playoffs
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