CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School softball team was beaten back by a hurricane — the Hurricane Lady Skins — on Friday, 8-5, in Chapmanville’s Lady Tigers Invitational.
Chapmanville (7-2) played Hurricane, the defending Class AAA state champions tough until late. Hurricane was able to score two runs in the sixth inning to to tie it up at 4. The Lady Skins then posted four runs in the top of the eighth inning to notch the come-from-behind win.
Savannah Wiley had three hits in the game for Chapmanville, including a home run and three RBI.
Caiti Mathis and Katie Adams both had three hits and an RBI for Hurricane.
Amber Null, Taylor McCray and Paige Scruggs all had two hits and an RBI for the winners.
Adams also pitched the win as she fired all eight innings and struck out 11.
The Lady Tigers played Lincoln County on Thursday in the Chapmanville tourney but no score was reported.
Chapmanville was scheduled to close out play in the home tournament on Saturday morning with a game against Point Pleasant.
CRHS goes to Lincoln County on Monday for a 5:30 p.m. game, then goes to Wayne on Tuesday and then to Man on Wednesday.
Eleven games were scheduled to be played in the Lady Tigers Invitational on Friday and 11 more on Saturday.
Lady Billies split
The Man High School softball team split in its games on Thursday.
The Lady Billies went to Scott first and shut out the Lady Hawks 1-0.
Man then headed down US 119 to take on Poca in Chapmanville Regional High School’s Lady Tigers Invitational and lost 10-2 to the Dots.
Haylee Daniels was the starting and losing pitcher for Man (7-2). She pitched five innings and allowed 10 runs on 14 hits.
Man had seven hits in the game. Cydnee Lambert was 2-for-3, while Allie Meade was 2-for-2.
No details were available on the Scott game.
Man was scheduled to play Westside on Friday in the Chapmanville tourney and then Nicholas County and Mingo Central on Saturday in the tournament.
* In other Lady Tigers Invitational games on Thursday: Hurricane beat Riverside 12-2; Herbert Hoover blanked Westside 10-0; and Cabell Midland downed Point Pleasant 6-3.
Poca 8, Logan 1
The Logan High School softball team lost 8-1 to Poca on Friday in the Chapmanville Lady Tigers Invitational to drop to 3-4 on the season.
Kelsey Ward hit a solo homer for Logan to account for the Lady Cats’ only run of the game.
Tori Ward earned the win on the mound for Poca and drilled a three-run homer. Molly Collins also hit solo homer.
Poca improved to 6-2 with the win.
Tori McCormick had three hits and an RBI for the Dots. Sarah Fisher tacked on two hits and two RBIs.
Logan was originally scheduled to play Riverside earlier in the day in the tourney but the schedule was altered.
LHS was scheduled to play again in the Chapmanville tourney on Saturday. The Lady Cats host St. Albans, a Class AAA sectional rival, on Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the Logan Softball Complex.