Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
WAYNE A seven-run third allowed Chapmanville to jump out to an early lead and defeat the Wayne Pioneers 12-2 in five-innings Friday night at George Brumfield Ballpark.
The Tigers sent 11 batters to the plate in the third inning and got RBIs from five different players.
The big blow in the third was a three-run double off the bat of Tyson Thompson to give Chapmanville a 3-0 lead.
Andrew Farley followed with an RBI single to give Chapmanville a 4-0 lead. Jacob Topping’s sacrifice fly made it 5-0.
Braylon Moore delivered an RBI double to increase the Tigers lead to 6-0 and Trey Butcher’s single closed out the scoring for Chapmanville in the third.
The seven-run outburst chased Pioneer starter Brayden Jackson from the contest after just
2 2/3 innings. Jackson allowed seven runs on nine hits while striking out two, walking one and hitting one batter. Levi Cassidy allowed five runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings of relief while striking out four and walking one.
Wayne got a two-out single from Ike Chinn in the bottom of the third to close the gap to 7-1.
Dalton scored on a dropped third strike in the fourth to extend Chapmanville’s advantage to 8-1.
Chapmanville got a two-run single from Dalton, a run-scoring single from Talan Thompson and a run-scoring double from Farley in the fifth inning to lead 12-1.
Jackson produced a run-scoring double for Wayne in the bottom of the fifth to draw to 12-2, but the Pioneers failed to push across a third run as the game was called due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Topping and Moore combined on a three-hitter for the Tigers. Topping allowed one run on two hits with seven strikeouts and three walks in four innings to earn the win. Moore allowed one run on one and struck out two and walked one in one inning of relief.
Chinn and Jackson each had one hit and one RBI to lead Wayne. Parker Adkins had the only other hitter for the Pioneers.
Butcher was 4-for-4 with two runs and one RBI while Dalton was 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBIs for the Tigers. Farley was 3-for-4 with two RBIs while Tyson Thompson was 1-for-4 and drove in four runs and Talan Thompson went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI. Topping and Moore each had one hit and drove in one run.
Chapmanville, who has won 10 of its last 13 games, improved to 14-8 and will return to action Monday at Point Pleasant.