Chapmanville's Eli Messer is greeted at home plate by Luke Knight as Andrew Farley (16) jumps for joy after Messer scored on Corey Johnson's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth give the Tigers a 1-0 win over Scott Tuesday night (Photo courtesy of CKG Graphics).
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
CHAPMANVILLE The Chapmanville Tigers walked off their sectional rival Tuesday night at Ted Ellis Field, getting a one-out bases loaded pinch hit sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth from Corey Johnson to defeat the Scott Skyhawks 1-0.
Courtesy runner Eli Messer tagged up and scored from third base just ahead of right fielder’s Jayden Sharps throw.
Pitcher Andrew Farley reached on an error and was lifted for Messer, who advanced to second on Joey Canterbury’s single. Jacob Topping laid down a sacrifice bunt to move runners up to second and third and Eli Surgoine was hit by a pitch to load the bases.
Johnson, who was batting for Braylon Moore in the nine spot, lifted a fly ball to right field allowing Messer to score and setting off a wild celebration.
Scott starting pitcher Hunter Null and Chapmanville’s Topping matched each other pitch for pitch through eight innings. Neither pitcher factored into the decision.
Null allowed five hits, walked two and struck out seven in eight innings. Topping allowed three hits, walked four and struck out 12 in 7 2/3 innings.
Farley picked up the win in relief after allowing one hit and one walk in 1 1/3 innings for Chapmanville. Hayden Johnson took the loss for Scott after allowing one unearned run on one hit in 2/3 innings.
Sam Cook had two hits for Scott and Austin Light and Carter McClung each had one hit.
Chapmanville had six hits, but no player had more than one. Trey Butcher, Canterbury, Brody Dalton, Luke Knight, Moore and Talan Thompson all had singles for the Tigers.
The Class AA sixth-ranked Skyhawks (3-2) will be back in action Wednesday night at AA No. 1 Logan with first pitch slated for 7 p.m. at Roger E. Gertz Field.
The third-ranked Tigers (5-1) will host a doubleheader Friday evening as they entertain Capital and AA No. 4 Shady Spring.
Logan 11, Winfield 6: Class AA No. 1 Logan gave up five runs in the first inning to ninth-ranked Winfield, but the Wildcats scored 11 unanswered to defeat the Generals 11-6 Tuesday night at Roger E. Gertz Field.
Garrett Williamson had two and drove in three runs while Konner Lowe and Aiden Slack each had one hit and drove in two runs for the Wildcats.
Dawson Maynard had two hits including a double, drove in one run and scored three runs and Jake Ramey added two hits, a double and one RBI. Drew Berry had one hit and one RBI and Jarron Glick added one hit for the victorious Wildcats.
Winfield plated five runs in the first inning to jump out to a 5-0 lead off of Logan starter Glick.
Glick settled down and got the win after allowing five runs – two earned – on seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two before the Logan bullpen put the finishing touches on the victory.
Slack allowed one run on one hit, walked three and struck out three in 1 1/3 innings. Berry struck out one and allowed no hit in 2/3 innings and Williamson struck out the only two batters he faced.
Brycen Brown, Preston Keiffer and Maddox Shafer each had two hits for Winfield. Karson Frye had one hit and drove in two runs, Brett Bumgarner had one and one RBI and Dylan Kuhl and Blake Withrow each had an RBI for the Generals.
Xavier Hensley took the loss for Winfield (3-4) after allowing nine runs on seven hits, six walks and one strikeout in 2 2/3 innings.
Winfield will host Philip Barbour in the Big 10/Cardinal Conference Challenge Saturday afternoon.
Logan (5-1) will host Class AA No. 6 Scott Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. at Roger E. Gertz Field.
Man 4, Sherman 1: Bo Thompson tossed complete game and Jace Adkins broke a 1-1 tie with his RBI single in the bottom of the fifth to give Class A No. 4 Man a 4-1 win over sectional rival Sherman Tuesday night at William Tootie Carter Field.
Thompson allowed one run on two hits, walked three and struck out 15 in seven innings and was 1 for 2 with a double.
Kaden Dickerson and Braxton Messer each had one hit for Man, who had just four hits. Hayden Fraley scored twice, John McCoy scored one and Colton Miller stole home for the Hillbillies.
Jared Butcher had one and one RBI and Luke Tagliente had one hit for Sherman.
Brayden Hamrick took the loss after giving up three runs – one earned – on three hits and six strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings for Sherman.
The Tide (2-5) will travel to Tug Valley Thursday afternoon. Man will be back in action Thursday night when they host Class AA No. 1 Logan at 7 p.m. at William Tootie Carter Field.