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Tigers plate five in the fifth, defeat Skyhawks for 14th straight win

Chapmanville's Andrew Farley (16), Brody Dalton (14), Eli Messer (19) and Joey Canterbury (8) erupt in celebration after Messer scored on Luke Knight's three-run double during the fifth inning of the Tigers 7-3 win at Scott Monday night (Photo courtesy of CKG Graphics).

Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

MADISON Class AA No. 1 Chapmanville plated five runs in the fifth inning to flip the script against third-ranked Scott, paving the way for a 7-3 win over the Skyhawks Monday night at Scott High School.

Scott led 3-2 with one out in the fifth inning, but a pair of costly errors opened the door for five unearned runs as Chapmanville extended its winning streak to 14 games.

Joey Canterbury reached on an error by the center fielder to load the bases for Chapmanville in the fifth inning. Jacob Topping walked allowing Eli Messer to score to tie it at 3, and Braylon Moore struck out for the second out.

Moore’s strike out would have been the third out of the fifth, but the inning continued with Eli Surgoine reaching base safely on an error allowing Andrew Farley to score giving the Tigers a 4-3 lead.

Luke Knight cleared the bases with a three-run double giving Chapmanville a 7-3 advantage.

From there Corey Johnson shut the door on any hopes of a Skyhawks rally. Johnson allowed two hits in three scoreless innings. He struck out three and walked one to earn the save.

Canterbury was the winning pitcher for Chapmanville after allowing three runs on four hits in four innings pitched. Canterbury struck out three and walked one.

Griffin Miller was the losing pitcher for Scott after allowing six runs – two earned – on six hits in 4 1/3 innings. Miller struck out five and walked four. Austin Light tossed 2 2/3 innings of relief and allowed one unearned run on three hits and struck out four.

Chapmanville got a pair of run scoring singles from Trey Butcher in the first and third innings to take a 2-0 lead.

Scott got RBI singles from Miller and Huter Null to tie it at 2 in the third and took a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning on Carter McClung’s single.

McClung, Miller and Null each had one hit and one RBI and Hayden Johnson, Light and Caleb Vance all had one hit apiece for Scott.

Knight had one hit and three RBIs and Butcher two hits and two RBIs for Chapmanville. Talan Thompson had two hits and two runs while Canterbury, Brody Dalton, Moore and Surgoine each had one hit and Jacob Topping had one RBI for the Tigers.

Scott dropped to 12-4 with the loss while Chapmanville improved to 19-2 with the win.

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