Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
CHAPMANVILLE In just under two hours, Braylon Moore and the Chapmanville Tigers made quick work of the Mingo Central Miners in a 5-1 victory at Ted Ellis Field Friday evening.
Moore and reliver Corey Johnson combined to strike out 10 Miners and allow just two hits in a contest that lasted one hour and 43 minutes.
Moore, making his first start of the season, allowed one unearned run and two hits in five innings of work while walking one and striking out six. Johnson struck out four, walked three and didn’t allow a hit in two scoreless innings of relief.
Moore set down the first eight batters in Mingo Central’s lineup before Ryan Conley walked in the third inning and didn’t allow a hit until Tyler Mitchem’s double leading off the fourth inning.
Chapmanville got a first inning run-scoring double from Tyson Thompson to score Brody Dalton from first giving the Tigers a 1-0 lead after one inning.
The Tigers added a run in the second inning when Jacob Topping scored on a fielding error by the shortstop to extend the Tigers lead to 2-0 after two innings.
The game would remain that way until the top of the fourth when Dylan Vance singled to start the fourth. Vance would score the Miners only run of the evening on a sequence of Chapmanville throwing errors.
Vance stole second and advanced to third as the throw from catcher Brody Dalton hit Vance in the back of the helmet and deflected into right field. Right fielder Tyson Thompson airmailed third basemen Trey Butcher allowing Vance to score the Miners first run.
Chapmanville added to its lead in the bottom of the fifth when Talan Thompson doubled to score Tyson Thompson to give the Tigers a 3-1 lead after five innings.
Chapmanville tacked on two insurance runs in the sixth inning on Dalton’s RBI single and a Mingo Central fielding error for a 5-1 lead.
KJ Smith allowed five runs, three earned, on seven hits while striking out two and walking five in 5 2/3 innings in the loss for Mingo Central. Mitchem needed just five pitchers to record an out in just 1/3 inning.
Tyson Thompson had two doubles and drove in one run for Chapmanville while Dalton had one hit, drove in one and scored two. Talan Thompson had an RBI double and Kirkendall, Plumley and Topping each had one hit for the Tigers.