Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
SISSONVILLE A seventh-inning rally came up short for the Chapmanville Tigers as Class AA No. 7
Sissonville held on for a 7-4 victory Thursday night at Sissonville High School.
The Indians scored two runs in the second, two runs in the third, one in fourth and two more in the fifth to lead 7-1 after five innings before Chapmanville mounted a seventh-inning rally.
Brody Dalton started the three-run rally with a one-out single to centerfield to score Will Kirkendall cutting the deficit to 7-2. Two batters later, Evan Plumley followed with a single to score Dalton to trim Sissonville’s lead to 7-3.
Colten Carpenter relieved Colton Cottrell and allowed a one-out single to Tyson Thompson before getting Andrew Farley to ground into a fielder’s choice as Adam Mullins was tagged out at the plate.
Eli Messer scored on Carpenter’s wild pitch to bring Chapmanville within three, 7-4, but Carpenter got Jacob Topping to strike out to preserve the victory for Sissonville.
Cottrell allowed four runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. The senior lefty struck out 10, walked three and was 2-for-2 at the plate with two RBIs to lead the Indians to a season sweep of the Tigers.
It was the second win of the season for Cottrell over Chapmanville. In two games against the Tigers this season, he has struck out 21 batters and allowed six runs on 12 hits in 13 1/3 innings.
Carpenter got the final two outs of the contest allowing one run on one hit to earn the save.
Cottrell, Brayden Perdue, Tristen Portz and Isaiah Ramsey combined for eight of Sissonville’s nine hits and five RBIs. Ramsey and Portz each had two hits including a double and both drove in a run for the Indians while Perdue had two singles to go along with one RBI.
Eli Simonton singled for Sissonville’s lone other hit and scored three of the Indians seven runs.
Brody Dalton and Talan Thompson each had two hits for Chapmanville. Dalton doubled, scored twice and drove in one run while Plumley added a run-scoring single for his only hit of the contest. Trey Butcher, Farley, Tyson Thompson and Topping each had singles.
Kirkendall took the loss for Chapmanville after allowing seven runs, only four earned, on seven hits and two walks. Ian Plumley pitched two innings of scoreless relief allowing just two hits, two walks and one strikeout.