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Chapmanville holds off late Riverside rally, wins third straight game, 4-3


Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

 

EAST BANK   Things got tight for Chapmanville as the Tigers four-run lead was cut to one in the seventh inning against Riverside, but Andrew Farley was able to get out of a jam as the Tigers held on to defeat the Warriors 4-3 Monday night at East Bank.

 

After losing its first five games, Chapmanville has won its last three and improves to 3-5 while Riverside lost for the fifth straight time and fell to 2-8 with the loss.

 

After Ian Plumley walked the first two hitters to start the bottom of the seventh, Farley came in and worked out of a jam to earn the save, but not before Riverside plated two runs.

 

The first run came across when Nick Bigler reached base safely on an error to bring Riverside to within two, 4-2. Jayden Sparkman followed with a sacrifice fly cutting the lead to 4-3.

 

Farley was able to strike out Caleb Knapp and Colton O’Dell to end the threat and preserve the win for Chapmanville.

 

Riverside scored one run in the fifth on Will Wentz’s RBI groundout to cut the deficit to 4-1.

 

Chapmanville took a 1-0 lead after Andrew Topping scored on a wild pitch in the first inning. The Tigers jumped ahead, 3-0, with a pair of runs in the third inning aided by a Corey Johnson sacrifice fly and Plumley single.

 

Talan Thompson’s sacrifice fly in the fourth inning gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead.

 

Plumley was 3-for-3 with an RBI. Farley went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Topping had two hits and scored two runs for Chapmanville.

 

Johnson and three other Chapmanville relievers combined on a three-hitter. Johnson earned the win after allowing one hit in three innings. He struck out five and walked one.

 

Levi Kazee allowed one hit and struck out one in one inning of relief. Plumley walked five, allowed three unearned runs, struck out one and gave up one hit in two innings. Farley struck out two in his only inning.

 

O’Dell gave up four runs on nine hits, struck out four and walked one in six innings and was the losing pitcher for Riverside.

Knapp was 2-for-3, Sparkman went 1-for-3 with a RBI and Wentz had one RBI for Riverside.

 

Thompson went 1-for-2 at the plate with a RBI and run scored, AJ Motto was 1-for-2 and Johnson had one RBI for the victorious Tigers.

 

Chapmanville heads to Tennessee for a trio of games starting Thursday.

The Tigers will face Tennessee High at Dobyns Bennett High School beginning Thursday. Chapmanville will close the week with games at Hunter Wright High School against Boone High School on Friday and Jefferson County High School on Saturday.

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