Chapmanville's Jacob Topping , pictured here during a contest against Robert C, Byrd on March 25 at Roger E. Gertz Field, tossed a five-inning perfect game Thursday night against Mingo Central (File photo courtesy of Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography).
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CHAPMANVILLE Jacob Topping tossed a five-inning perfect game to lead Class AA No. 3 Chapmanville to a 10-0 mercy rule win over Mingo Central Thursday night on Senior Night at Ted Ellis Field.
The senior left hander struck out 13 of 15 batters, including the first eight hitters in the Miners lineup, to improve his record to 7-0 on the year.
Andrew Farley, who was the only other player to record a putout in the field, had two hits and three RBIs for the Tigers. Brody Dalton, who recorded 13 putouts, had one hit, two runs and one RBI in the win.
Trey Butcher had one hit and scored three runs and Luke Knight, Lucas Price and Eli Surgoine each had one hit while Joey Canterbury and Talan Thompson each had one RBI for the Tigers.
Mingo Central starting pitcher Tyler Mitchem took the loss after allowing seven runs on six hits, three walks and one strike out in two innings. Dylan Vance allowed three runs on one hit, walked two and struck out one in two innings of relief for the Miners.
Topping struck out the first eight batters before Tyler Coleman popped out to Farley at first base to end the third inning. Topping struck out the next five Miners before Chris Ross grounded out to Farley to complete the perfect game.
The Miners, who have lost three of their last four games, feel to 9-13 with the loss.
Chapmanville won its third consecutive game to improve to 22-4 on the year.