The Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team rolled over Mingo Central 10-0 on Friday night in its Senior Night game at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field.
Chapmanville, ranked No. 2 in the state in Class AA, improved to 23-3 overall and 10-3 in the Cardinal Conference.
The Tigers swept the season series with the Miners, also taking an 18-1 win early in the season at Mingo Central.
Chapmanville plated two runs in the bottom of the second, one each in the third, fourth and fifth innings and four in the sixth. The game was stopped in the top of the sixth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
The Tigers outhit Mingo Central 13-3. The Miners had one error and the Tigers none.
Adam Vance and Conner Mullins had three hits each to lead Chapmanville. Jerry Ferguson had two hits and two RBI. Vance and James Ellis each had one RBI. Vance and Mullins were each 3-for-4 at the plate, while Ferguson was 2-for-4.
Alex Berry was the starting and winning pitcher for the Tigers. He went four innings and struck out 10 batters. Mullins, a freshman, tossed the last two innings, fanning three.
Andrew Allen was the starting and losing pitcher for Mingo Central.
The Tigers honored its senior players — Andy Bias, Berry, Ferguson, Josh Bazzilla, Christopher Nelson, Jacob Dingess and Tyler Shannon — before the game.
Chapmanville was scheduled to close out the regular season on Saturday night at Triple-A Hurricane.
The Tigers then open play this week in a best-of-three game Class AA sectional series with Scott beginning Tuesday night at home in a 6 p.m. ballgame. Game 2 is Wednesday at Scott in another 6 p.m. contest. Game 3, if necessary, would then be played on Thursday.
If CRHS wins the sectional title, the Tigers would likely play Wayne in the regional semifinals and be just two wins away from reaching the state tournament.
Chapmanville won 30 games last year and fell to Bridgeport in the Class AA state championship game.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).