Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
MADISON Trey Butcher and Brody Dalton each drove in two runs as Chapmanville defeated Lincoln County 10-1 Friday evening in the McDonald’s Wooden Bat Classic at Scott High School.
Chapmanville plated five runs in the fifth inning to break a scoreless tie and scored three times in the sixth and twice more in the seventh. Lincoln County scored its lone run in the seventh.
Butcher had three hits including a double while Dalton doubled for his only hit of the contest. Andrew Farley, Talan Thompson and Tyson Thompson each had one hit and one RBI and Will Kirkendall had one hit for the Tigers.
Drew McCloud had one hit and one RBI while Austin Adkins, Brayden Starcher and Shoyer Tomblin each had one hit for Lincoln County.
Chapmanville starting pitcher Jacob Topping and Lincoln County’s Gabe Bates were locked up in a pitcher’s duel after four innings. Neither pitcher had allowed a run after four innings before Chapmanville plated five unearned runs in the top of the fifth thanks in part to three Lincoln County errors.
Topping allowed one run on two hits before being lifted after 5 1/3 innings. He walked five and struck out nine to earn the win. Ian Plumley allowed two hits and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings.
Bates suffered the loss after allowing five unearned runs in five innings of work. He walked four and struck out six. Colton Taylor gave up five runs, four earned, on four hits in two innings of relief. Taylor walked one and struck out two.
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Topping, Plumey, I. (6) and Thompson, Ty. Bates, Taylor (6) and McCloud. Top hitters- C: Butcher 3-4, double, 2 RBIs; Dalton 1-4, double, 2 RBIs; Ta. Thompson 1-2, RBI; Ty. Thompson 1-2, RBI; Farley 1-4, RBI; Kirkendall 1-5. LC: McCloud 1-3, RBI; Starcher 1-2; Tomblin 1-2; Adkins 1-3.
MAN 4, CHARLESTON CATHOLIC 2
CHARLESTON Caleb Blevins and Brady Hall-Montgomery each had two-run doubles as a part of a four-run second inning as Man defeated Charleston Catholic 4-2 Friday evening at the Shawnee Sports Complex.
Blevins went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and one run scored while Hall-Montgomery was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Man, who defeated Charleston Catholic in a rematch of last year’s Class A semifinals.
The Hillbillies have defeated the Irish for the second consecutive game after losing the previous 12 matchups in the series.
Man loaded the bases in the second inning on a leadoff walk from Hunter Gibson and a pair of bunt singles from Kaden Dickerson and Jace Adkins.
Blevins lined a double to center field scoring Gibson and pinch runner AJ Gore to give Man a 2-0 and Hall-Montgomery followed with a two-run double of his own to plate Adkins and Blevins for a 4-0 Hillbilly lead.
Charleston Catolic answered with a pair of runs in the third inning with an RBI single from Gage Tawney and a throwing error to cut the deficit to 4-2.
That would be as close as Charleston Catholic would get as Man starter Bo Thompson retired 12 of the next 15 batters over the final four innings to preserve the win for the Hillbillies.
Thompson allowed two runs, one earned on six hits in seven innings of work striking out five and walking three.
Tawney suffered the loss for the Irish allowing four runs on six hits in five innings of work. He walked three and struck out one. Michael Ferrell tossed two innings of hitless relief. Ferrell struck out two and walked one.
Gannon Morris had two hits for Charleston Catholic while Luke Blaydes, Tyler Brown, John DiCocco and Tawney had one hit each with Tawney driving in one run for the Irish.
Adkins, Preston Blankenship and Dickerson each had one hit for Man, who snapped a two-game losing streak with the win.
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Thompson and Blankenship. Tawney, Ferrell (6) and DiCocco. Top hitters- M: Blevins 2-4, 2 doubles, 2 RBIs; Hall-Montgomery 1-3, double, 2 RBIs; Adkins 1-3; Dickerson 1-3; Blankenship 1-4. CC: Morris 2-4; Brown 1-3; Tawney 1-4, RBI; Blaydes 1-4, double; DiCocco 1-4.