Man's Gavyn Cline (23) flies out to right field in the fifth inning of Man's 9-4 loss to Scott Monday night at William Tootie Carter Field (Photo by Bill Lusk/WVOW Sports).
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
MAN Hunter Null struck out 10 in a complete game performance and drove in one run to help lead Class AA No. 7 to a 9-4 win over Class A No. 5 Man Monday night at William Tootie Carter Field.
Null allowed four runs - two earned - on eight hits and walked one in seven innings and was 1 for 3 at the plate for the Skyhawks (7-3).
Man and Scott each scored a run in the first inning and were tied, 1-1, after one inning, but the Skyhawks plated three runs in the third and three more in the fifth inning to chase starter Braxton Messer from the contest.
Messer allowed seven runs - five earned - on three hits, walked five and struck out six in 4 1/3 innings for the Hillbillies (8-5).
Austin Light had two hits and drove in three runs while Griffin Miller drove in one run and scored two runs for Scott. Jason Ferrell had one hit and scored two runs and Carter McClung had one hit.
Bo Thompson had three hits, drove in one run and scored one run for Man. Jace Adkins had two hits and one RBI, Messer and Colton Miller each had one hit and one RBI and Cam Gerace added one hit for the Hillbillies.
Both teams will be back in action Tuesday evening as Scott travels to Nitro and Man travels to Tug Valley.
Chapmanville 2, Poca 1 - Corey Johnson pitched a complete game, striking out eight batters, as the second-ranked Tigers defeated Poca 2-1 Monday night at Ted Ellis Field.
Johnson allowed one unearned run on four hits and one walk in seven innings to outduel Poca's Jon Alderman.
Alderman allowed two runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out four in six innings for the Dots.
Chapmanville got all the runs they would need in the third inning. Eli Surgoine scored on a wild pitch and Brody Dalton had a run-scoring single to give Chapmanville a 2-0 lead.
Alderman had a RBI single in the seventh to cut the deficit to 2-1, but the Dots could get no closer as Johnson shut the door on the Dots rally to give Chapmanville its fifth straight win.
Dominick Rogers had two hits and Hunter Tusing one hit for Poca, who fell to 2-7 on the season.
Joey Canterbury and Knight each had two hits for Chapmanville (10-2), Dalton had one hit and one RBI and Andrew Farley and Surgoine each had one hit.
Chapmanville returns to action Wednesday night at county rival and Class AA No. 1 Logan. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. in a battle of the top two teams in the West Virginia MetroNews Power Rankings.