CHAPMANVILLE — Eight games and eight wins.
The Class AA defending state champion Chapmanville Regional High School softball team is 8-0 after picking up a series of shutout wins in recent days.
The Lady Tigers shut out Westside, 10-0, on Wednesday night on the road, then blanked Wayne 10-0 on Thursday at home and followed that up with a 9-0 win on Friday night at home.
The Wayne and Buffalo games were part of the annual Lady Tigers Invitational at Chapmanville’s Ronnie Ooten Field. All tournament games on Saturday were cancelled due to rain and wet field conditions.
Chapmanville is now 41-6 over the course of the last two seasons.
In Friday’s win over Class A Buffalo, all-state pitcher Kenzie McCann fired a one-hitter in a game that was stopped after five innings due to the 8-run mercy rule. She struck out seven and walked three.
Brooke Persinger had the only hit for Buffalo.
Lexi Hines was 2-for-2 at the plate with a double for Chapmanville. Karah Little and Kara Browning were both 2-for-3.
Charlee Mullins added a double for the Lady Tigers. Carley Cook also had a double.
In the win over Wayne, a Cardinal Conference opponent, McCann also pitched a shutout one-hitter. She fanned five and walked two. McCann was also 1-for-3 at the plate.
Carter led the CRHS bats as she was 3-for-3 with a double. Grace Belcher, Browning and Cook all had singles.
The game was stopped after three innings due to the mercy rule.
Elizabeth Queen had a double for the Pioneers’ only hit.
In the victory over Westside, McCann tossed a three-hit shutout, striking out 11 batters and walking none.
Belcher led the Lady Tigers’ offense as she hit two home runs — a three-run blast and a solo shot — for a total of four RBI for the gmae.
Browning was 2-for-3, while Hollie Carter, Hines, Cook and Kerston Kennedy all had one hit each.
Emmy Pritchard had two hits and Rachel Goode one hit for Westside.
Chapmanville’s games on Saturday against Nicholas County and James Monroe were rained out. CRHS beat James Monroe in last year’s Class AA state championship game at Vienna.
CRHS is slated to host Nitro on Monday at 5:30 p.m. and then county rival Man on Tuesday at 6. The Lady Tigers host Wayne on Wednesday before going to play at arch rival Logan on Thursday.
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TEAM CONF OVERALL
Chapmanville 5-0 8-0
Logan 2-1 3-3
Scott 1-1 1-2
Wayne 1-3 1-5
Mingo Central 0-1 0-3
TEAM CONF OVERALL
Winfield 3-0 6-2
Poca 3-3 5-3
Herbert Hoover 4-1 5-1
Sissonville 0-4 2-5
Nitro 0-2 1-4