CHAPMANVILLE — Despite an early hiccup the Chapmanville 9-10-year-old Little League All-Star had no trouble on Sunday morning as the team scored a 12-2 win over Welch in four innings in the District 2 tourney at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field.
Welch led 2-0 after one-half inning but Chapmanville bounced back to plate three runs in the last half of the inning to grab a 3-2 lead. Three more runs in the second and a seven-spot in the last half of the fourth inning put a halt to the game due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Jordan Hayes was the starting and winning pitcher for Chapmanville. He also had a triple and a single at the plate.
Brody Dalton had a double for Chapmanville. Adam Mullins, Trey Butcher, Ivan Plumley and Corey Johnson all singled.
The Chapmanville All-Stars drew nine walks and a hit batsman by Welch pitchers.
Khiaman Vineyard, Travis Bell, Jason Haggerty and Ryan Long all had singles for Welch. Anthony Atkins was the starting and losing pitcher for Welch.
Chapmanville, 1-0 in the double-elimination tourney, was scheduled to play Tug Valley (0-0) on Monday night in Day 2 of the tournament. Tug Valley received a first-round bye.
Four games were scheduled to be played on Saturday but all contests were rained out.
Madison beat Matewan 14-1 in Sunday night’s late game.
Reece Carden led Madison with three hits. Griffin Miller had a double and a single. Andrew Britton, Hunter Dolin, Austin Light and Will Thompson all had hits.
Matewan had one hit each by Jacob Cantrell, Kaden Bolding and Dillon Vance.
Carden was the starting and winning pitcher.
Matewan led 1-0 after one-half inning before Madison plated three runs in the bottom of the first to take a 3-1 lead. Madison then added one in the second, three in the third and six in the fifth to end the game early due to the 10-run mercy rule.
In Monday’s opener, Chapmanville won 10-0 over Tug Valley in four innings.
Look for more details on the Chapmanville-Tug Valley game in Wednesday’s sports.
On Tuesday, Chapmanville is set to take on Madison at 4 p.m. Omar plays either Man or Welch at 6 and Tug Valley plays Matewan at 8 p.m. in an elimination game between Mingo County rivals.