Pineville puts up 31 runs in Little League win

Omar 9-10 All-Star catcher Brandon Blair attempts to catch the ball at the plate in Sunday’s District 2 game against Pineville at Chapmanville.

Pineville’s Damion Brown slides safely into second base as Omar’s Gabe Workman awaits the throw.

Omar’s Hayden McCloud delivers a pitch in Sunday’s game.

Omar second baseman Jacob Stobart fields a ground ball.

Pineville’s Madison Clark is caught in a rundown between second and third base but was able to make it back to second base safely.

CHAPMANVILLE — Pineville put up some big numbers in Sunday afternoon’s 9-10-year-old District 2 Tournament game against Omar with a 31-0 win at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field.

It was the first game for both teams in the double-elimination tourney. All games were rained out on Saturday and moved to Sunday.

Omar pitchers had major control issues as the team walked 19 batters and also hit another.

When Omar pitchers were able to find the strike zone, Pineville hitters took full advantage and ended up finishing with 12 hits.

Pineville (1-0) plated three runs in the first and three more in the second to take a 6-0 lead.

Then in the third, Pineville sent 12 batters to the plate and scored eight more runs, taking a 14-0 lead.

Then in the top of the fourth, Pineville scored 17 runs to grab a 31-0 lead. The half inning alone took nearly an hour as Omar pitchers walked 13 batters during the frame and Pineville ended up sending 19 batters to the dish.

Pineville pitchers also combined on a no-hitter and faced the minimum 12 batters. Garrett Mitchell was the starting and winning pitcher. He went 1.2 innings and fanned four while issuing one walk.

Omar’s Andrew Workman drew a one-out walk in the bottom of the first inning but was erased as he was picked off.

Nathan Parsons and Damion Brown pitched in relief. Parsons struck out all four batters he faced. Brown had two K’s in the fourth to finish off the game.

Gabe Riling was 2-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI to lead the Pineville bats.

Tyler Belcher was 2-for-4 with one RBI, while Mitchell went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Jacob Howard was 2-for-3 with a triple and one RBI with five runs scored.

Parsons had a hit and three RBI for Pineville. Brown had a double and two RBI. Cole Lambert and Jake Kennedy added one hit each for Pineville. Logan Laxton had three RBI, all coming on bases loaded walks.

Hayden McCloud was Omar’s starter and pitcher of record. Workman, Josh Goldie and Tristan Goins pitched in relief.

Pineville was scheduled to play Logan on Monday night in a winner’s bracket game. Omar is set to play on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in a loser’s bracket contest.

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