CHAPMANVILLE — Friday night is the night.
It’s the night of the 11-12-year-old State Little League baseball championship game at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field.
Game time is set for 6 p.m. at the home of the Chapmanville Little League.
The winners of Wednesday night’s two semifinals games between Milton/Bridgeport and Morgan County/Central Greenbrier are set to play in the finals.
Milton, the District 1 champion, advanced to the state semifinals with Tuesday’s 12-10 win over District 3 champion Hurricane. In Tuesday’s other game, Bridgeport, the District 5 winner, blanked District 5 runner-up Worthington/Parkersburg, 10-0. The game was stopped in the fifth inning due to the mercy rule.
Morgan County had advanced with Monday’s 8-2 quarterfinal victory over Martinsburg. Central Greenbrier moved on to the semifinals with a 6-2 win over Summersville on Monday night.
Milton (2-1) finished second in Pool B. The Milton All-Stars opened pool play last Friday evening with a 10-0 win over Mullens at Tracy Vickers Field. Milton then lost 13-10 to Central Greenbrier.
Central Greenbrier (3-0) won Pool B, also downing the Mullens All-Stars 5-0.
Morgan County (2-1), the Pool D runner-ups, began state tournament play last Friday with a 6-5 win over Madison. MC then lost 7-0 to Worthington Parkersburg last Saturday.
Pool A runner-up Bridgeport (3-1), started off state play last Friday with an 8-1 win over Mountaineer. Then on Saturday, Bridgeport lost 9-4 to Martinsburg before coming back to rout Elkins 18-0 on Sunday to advance to the knockout round.
Thursday night’s state Little League champion advances to play in the upcoming Southeast Regional Tournament in Warner Robins, Ga.
* Morgan County toppled Central Greenbrier 15-5 in four innings in one of Wednesday night’s state semifinals at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field.
The win put Morgan County (3-1) in the state championship game.
Morgan County’s opponent was unclear as of presstime.
Bridgeport was leading Milton 10-1 in the first inning in Wednesday night’s other state semifinal. The game was then halted in the bottom of the first due to rain and lightning.
Bridgeport had scored 10 runs on 10 hits in the top of the first inning.
The game will be made up on Thursday at 7 p.m. with the championship game moved to Friday at 6 p.m. Since the game did not complete a single inning it will start at 0-0.
Milton had reached the semifinals after rallying from a 9-1 deficit to defeat Hurricane, 12-10, in the quarterfinal round.
11-12 State Little League Tournament
Friday’s game (State championship game):
Morgan County vs. Bridgeport or Milton, 6 p.m.
(Winner advances to Southeast Regionals at Warner Robins, Ga.)
Thursday night’s game:
Milton vs. Bridgeport, 6 p.m.
Wednesday’s games (State semifinals):
Morgan County 15, Central Greenbrier 5
Milton vs. Bridgeport, ppd. rain
Tuesday’s games (State quarterfinals):
Milton 12, Hurricane 10
Bridgeport 10, Worthington 0
Monday’s games (State quarterfinals):
Morgan County 8, Martinsburg 2
Central Greenbrier 6, Summersville 2
Sunday’s games (pool play):
Martinsburg 5, Mountaineer 1
Bridgeport 18, Elkins 0
Central Greenbrier 5, Mullens 0
Summersville 5, Huntington League Three 2
Hurricane 3, Beckley 2
Worthington 6, Madison 5
Saturday’s games (pool play):
Martinsburg 9, Bridgeport 4
Mountaineer 4, Elkins 3, 7 innings
Central Greenbrier 13, Milton 10
Hurricane 17, Summersville 1
Beckley 9, Huntington League Three 8
Worthington 7, Morgan County 0
Friday’s games (pool play):
Martinsburg 12, Elkins 1
Bridgeport 8, Mountaineer 1
Milton 10, Mullens 0
Summersville 8, Beckley 2
Hurricane 10, Huntington League Three 2
Morgan County 6, Madison 5