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CHAPMANVILLE Will Kirkendall and Ian Plumley combined to toss a three-hit shutout as Chapmanville mercy ruled Poca 10-0 in six innings Tuesday night at Ted Ellis Field.
Kirkendall pitched the first three innings, striking out six, walking one and allowing one hit to earn the win. Plumley tossed the final three innings allowing two hits and striking out two to earn the save in relief of Kirkendall.
Chapmanville, who snapped a three-game losing streak with the win, scored two runs in the first, four in the third and two each in the fifth and sixth innings.
Tyson Thompson had two singles, a double and drove in four runs; Kirkendall had two hits, two RBIs and scored two runs; Talan Thompson had a double, a triple, two RBIs and scored twice, while Evan Plumley and two doubles and one RBI and Ian Plumley had one hit for Chapmanville.
Garrett Miller served the loss after allowing two runs on three hits in 2/3 innings. Cole Richardson allowed four runs on three hits, struck out three and walked two in 2 2/3 innings and Christian LeRosa allowed four runs on four hits, struck out three and walked two in two innings of relief.
Hunter Tusing had a double while Parker Bonnett and Richardson each had a single for Poca.
Poca, currently 0-11 overall and 0-9 in the Cardinal Conference, will host Wayne Thursday evening.
Chapmanville, who improved to 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the Cardinal Conference, will face Class AAA No. 9 Parkersburg and Capital in the Ed Carter Memorial at Capital High School on Friday.
Man 8, Tug Valley 3
NAUGATUCK Caleb Vance drove in three runs and Preston Blankenship and Caleb Belvins each had a double and scored three runs as Man defeated Tug Valley Tuesday evening at Tug Valley High School.
Vance had two hits including a double and earned the win on the mound after tossing 2 1/3 innings allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts and three walks.
The pitching trio of Vance, Braxton Messer and Blevins combined to strike out 15 Tug Valley hitters. Messer tossed 3 2/3 innings allowing one run on two hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk while Blevins pitched a scoreless inning allowing one hit with a walk and two strikeouts.
The Hillbillies got five runs off Tug Valley starter Alex Vance. Vance allowed five hits on just one hit but walked four and hit two batters in 1 2/3 innings. Conner Lackey allowed three runs on five hits with four strikeouts and three walks in 5 1/3 innings.
Nick Alley and Lackey each had two hits and drove in one run for Tug Valley. Ashton Smith, Vance and Corey Wilson each had one hit for the Panthers.
Blankenship had a double, one RBI and scored three runs while Blevins doubled and scored three times; Brady Hall-Montgomery had an RBI double while Kaden Dickerson and Messer each had RBIs and Luke Haney had one hit for Man.