By: Paul AdkinsSports Editor
July 2, 2013
CHAPMANVILLE — If you are a Little League baseball fan and you weren’t able to make it to Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field on Sunday evening you missed a good one.
The Man and Madison 7-8-year-old all-stars played a spirited District 2 championship game as Madison came out on top 6-3 to win the title.
Several outstanding defensive plays were made on both sides.
The best was in the first inning as Man left fielder James Scites made a diving catch across the foul line on a sharply hit liner off the bat of Madison’s Cooper Martin.
Madison eventually broke a 3-3 tie by plating three runs in the last half of the fifth inning.
The Madison All-Stars then got Man out in the top of the sixth to preserve the championship game win.
Madison closed out the tournament with a 5-0 record. Man, which lost 13-9 to Madison earlier in the week in pool play, closed out with a 3-2 record.
Man advanced to the title game with Saturday’s 10-3 win over Chapmanville in one of the two semifinal games. Madison, one of two teams from the Madison Little League playing in the coach pitch tourney, moved on to the championship game with a 15-5 victory over Pineville on Saturday night.
Madison scored the eventually game winning run in the fifth as Keaton Wheatley singled and his pinch-runner Andrew Britton scored along with Griffin Miller on a two-run single by Reece Carden. Madison then made it 6-3 with an RBI single by Jayden Sharps.
Man led 1-0 in the first with an RBI ground out to third by shortstop Jeremiah Harless.
Madison took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning with Jordan Fowler’s RBI single.
It was a 3-1 ballgame in the third as Miller ripped an RBI double.
Man tied it 3-3 in the top of the fourth with an RBI single off the bat of Diezel Cook.
Madison outhit Man 11-7 for the game.
Carden was 2-for-3 with two RBI, while Miller and Sharps were each 2-for-3 with one run knocked in.
Hunter Dolin, Wheatley, Will Elkins, Will Thompson and Fowler each had hits.
Man was led by Jacob Walls and Cook who had two hits apiece. Colton Miller, Bo Thompson and John McCoy had one hit each.
In Saturday’s semifinals, Jordan Adams had three hits, including a double and a triple to lead Man past Chapmanville, which closed out the tourney with a 3-1 record after winning its pool.
Harless also had three hits for Man while Walls had two hits. Cook, Drake Veres, Miller and McCoy had one hit each.
Chapmanville was led by Brody Dalton, Caleb Whitt and Jacob Blair who had two hits each. One of Whitt’s hits was a double. Keldon Lucas, Jacob Topping and Trey Butcher had one hit each.
In Saturday’s other semifinal, Madison cruised to a 15-5 win over Pineville, which closed out at 3-1.
Martin had three hits, including two doubles for Madison. Griffin Miller had two hits — one of which was a double. Fowler also had two hits. Dolin, Britton, Carden, Sharps and Will Thompson had one hit each.
Pineville was led by Tyler Haynes who had two hits. Cole Lambert, Tyler Belcher and Jacob Howard had one hit each.
Last Friday in the quarterfinals, Man advanced with a 22-3 victory over the Madison No. 2 team. The Madison No. 1 team prevailed 21-2 over Matewan (2-2).
District 2 Coach Pitch (7-8-year-old)
Little Leauge Tournament
at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field
Sunday, June 30 (championship game):
Madison No. 1 team 6, Man 3
Saturday, June 29 (semifinals):
Man 10, Chapmanville 3
Madison No. 1 team 15, Pineville 5
Friday, June 28 (quarterfinals):
Man 22, Madison No. 2 team 3
Madison No. 1 team 21, Matewan 2
Thursday, June 27:
Wednesday, June 26:
Pineville 19, Welch 6
Tuesday, June 25:
Madison No. 1 team 13, Man 9
Matewan 19, Baileyesville 9
Monday, June 24:
Madison #2 team 25, Omar 7
Chapmanville 14, Tug Valley 6
Sunday, June 23:
Madison #1 team 26, Mullens 0
Pineville 22, Omar 3
Chapmanville 18, Baileysville 1
Madison #2 team 17, Welch 13
Matewan 25, Tug Valley 13
Saturday, June 22:
Pineville 19, Madison #2 team 8
Tug Valley 8, Baileysville 6
Man 12, Mullens 2
Welch 20, Omar 10
Chapmanville 17, Matewan 8