GOODY, Ky. – The Belfry High School baseball team halted on Saturday by a stout Chapmanville Tiger squad by a final score of 11-6 at the Belfry baseball field in Goody, Ky.
The Pirates fell victim to the “error bug” on Saturday and the Tigers took full advantage. Belfry is now 1-1 against teams in West Virginia after beating the Man Hillbillies last week.
The Tigers (13-2), ranked No. 1 in the state in Class AA, were a different bread of team and they showed the Pirates why.
A four-run first inning for the Tigers set the tone. Josh Zigmond , Josh Bazzilla and Tyler Shannon recorded RBIs while Noah Dingess and Chris Bailey both had singles in the Tigers’ first at bat.
The Pirates were silent on offense until the third when they came back with three runs but the Tigers got two runs and kept a three-run lead. Zigmond and Shannon both had RBIs in the third.
Austin Woolum scored first for the Pirates on a bad pickoff attempt at third base. Nate Sanger knocked in Tyler Fields and Cameron Catron on a two-run single.
Belfry added one more run in the fourth to close the Tigers lead to two runs as Devin Varney who crossed the plate. The Pirates scored one run in the sixth and one run in the seventh but the Tigers compiled five runs in the last two innings to win by five scores.
Alex Berry led the Tigers from the mound and finished the game with 11 strikeouts and only three walks. Garrett Fannin pitched for the Pirates.
The Pirates fell to 11-4 with the loss. Belfry had six errors in the game to Chapmanville’s two. CRHS outhit the Pirates 10-6.
The Pirates were scheduled to host Prestonsburg on Monday night. Chapmanville was slated to host Sissonville on Monday. The Tigers play at Lincoln County on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
(William Plaster is the sports reporter for the Williamson Daily News, he can be reached at 304-235-4242 ext. 2274 or at [email protected] or on twitter @sidplaster)