The Road to Williamsport came to an end for the Chapmanville 11-12-year-old Little League baseball All-Stars with Tuesday’s 15-5 loss to Jefferson in the state tournament at Petersburg.
Chapmanville closed out the double-elimination state tournament with a 2-2 record.
The game was halted in the bottom of the fourth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule. Jefferson’s Jake Jessie hit a solo homer to left field in the three-run frame.
Chapmanville jumped on top 2-0 with two runs in the top of the first inning. Both came home on Chris Samson’s two-run single.
Jefferson then went ahead 3-2 with three runs in the last half of the first.
An RBI ground out by Chapmanville in the top of the second tied it up, but Jefferson then plated seven runs in the bottom half of the inning to take a 10-3 lead. Jordan Biggs had a two-run homer in the frame.
In the top of the third, Trey Pancake’s deep solo home run made it 10-4. Chapmanville tacked on another run to close the gap to 10-5.
Then in the bottom of the third, Jefferson added two more runs to make it a 12-5 ballgame. Reagan Allinger’s solo shot accounted for one of the runs.
Jefferson then ended it with the three runs in the last half of the fourth.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).