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Tigers ride seven run fourth to 12-2 run-rule victory over Riverside

Andrew Farley hit two home runs and drove in five runs in Chapmanville's 12-2 six-inning win over Riverside Thursday night at Ted Ellis Field (Photo by Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography).

Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

CHAPMANVILLE Andrew Farley hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead Class AA No. 2 Chapmanville to a 12-2 win over Riverside in six innings Thursday night at Ted Ellis Field.

Chapmanville, who was held to one hit in the first three innings, scored 12 runs on 12 hits in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.

Farley started the seven-run Tiger third inning with a two out three-run home run erasing a 2-0 deficit and giving Chapmanville a 3-2 lead.

Joey Canterbury followed Farley's home run by reaching on a dropped third strike. The mistake proved to be costly for the Warriors as the Tigers plated four more runs in the inning getting run-scoring singles from Jacob Topping and Eli Surgoine and a two-run double from Talan Thompson.

That would be more than enough run support for Canterbury, who allowed two unearned runs on four hits and struck out one in five innings, to earn the win for Chapmanville.

Brock Jeffries scored when Andrew Baria reached on a fielding error by the second basemen in the third inning to give Riverside a 1-0 lead. On the same play, Colton O'Dell scored when a second fielding error was committed by the right fielder to extend the Warriors lead to 2-0.

Butcher scored on a wild pitch in the fifth inning as Chapmanville extended its lead to 8-2.

Farley relieved Canterbury in the sixth and allowed a walk to Thomas Hackney and a single to Caleb Knapp to start the inning but retired the next three in order to keep the Warriors off the scoreboard.

Chapmanville put the game away in the bottom of the sixth scoring four runs to invoke the 10-run mercy rule. Butcher started the scoring with a run-scoring single plating Thompson with the ninth run and came around to score on Farley's second home run, a two-run shot over the left field fence to give Chapmanville a 11-2 lead.

Topping's run-scoring double plated Canterbury with the game-ending run giving Chapmanville (12-2) its seventh straight victory.

Jefferies allowed 12 runs on 14 hits in 5 1/3 innings and suffered the loss for Riverside. Jefferies struck out seven and walked two.

Andrew Baria had a double and drove in a run and Alex Baria, Knapp, O'Dell and Jake Walker each had one hit for Riverside (7-8), who lost for the first time this season against Class AA competition.

Butcher and Topping each had three hits and drove in one run for Chapmanville. Thompson had two hits and two RBIs, Canterbury and Surgoine each had one hit and one RBI and Knight and Plumley each had a single.



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