WAYNE — It was bounce back Tuesday for the Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team at Wayne.
After losing to Wayne in a 14-0 disaster last Saturday at home, the Class AA No. 3-ranked Tigers responded by topping the Pioneers 4-3 on the road at Wayne.
Chapmanville improved to 19-3 overall and 9-3 in the Cardinal Conference with the win. Wayne dropped to 13-7, 7-2 and still sits atop the league standings in a tie with Sissonville as both teams have a pair of conference losses.
Wayne, ranked No. 6 in the state this week, could be on another collision course with Chapmanville yet again in the Class AA regional semifinals.
Wayne would seem to have an easy time in its sectional tourney with county rival Tolsia — a team it has soundly beaten 15-0 and 17-1 so far this season.
Chapmanville would have to get past Scott in its sectional tourney in order to advance. That seems doable as well as the Tigers have posted 16-6 and 8-2 wins this season over the Skyhawks.
The Tigers had to rally in Tuesday’s game at Wayne to earn the regular season series split. The Pioneers led 3-1 after six but CRHS was able to plate three runs in the top of the seventh and then hold off Wayne for the win.
Jacob Dingess and Josh Zigmond each had three hits to lead Chapmanville. Noah Dingess had two RBI. Zigmond also had one run batted in and was the starting pitcher for the Tigers. He went five innings and got a no-decision. Alex Berry tossed two innings in relief and was credited with the win. Berry had three strikeouts and Zigmond fanned two.
Cody Noe was the starting and losing pitcher for Wayne as he went all seven innings and struck out three.
Brad Sharp had two hits for Wayne.
The Tigers outhit the Pioneers 10-4. Wayne had one error in the game while CRHS had none.
Chapmanville was scheduled to get back into action with Wednesday night’s home game against Class AAA Hurricane, weather permitting. The Tigers then host Van on Thursday at 5 p.m. and then host Roane County and Independence on Friday at 5 and 8 respectively at Ted Ellis Field in a doubleheader.
The homestand continues at “The Ted” next week as Chapmanville hosts Herbert Hoover on Monday and county rival Man next Wednesday in a pair of 7 p.m. games under the lights.
TEAM CONF ALL
Wayne 7-2 13-7
Sissonville 7-2 12-6
Chapmanville 9-3 19-3
Poca 7-3 12-8
Herbert Hoover 6-6 11-11
Scott 4-7 10-12
Tolsia 2-10 4-11
Mingo Central 0-9 4-13
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).