MADISON — The road to Petersburg and the West Virginia State Little League Baseball Tournament began on Monday in Madison for the Logan and Chapmanville All-Stars.
The county rivals met in the District 2 11-12-year-old Tournament as Chapmanville walked away with a 10-5 win over Logan.
Chapmanville (1-0) and Logan (0-1) are in Pool A along with Man, host Madison and Wharton-Barrett.
The tournament is scheduled to run all the way to July 15 with the District 2 championship game. Both the winner and runner-up advance to the upcoming 11-12 Little League State Tournament which is scheduled to be played this year at Petersburg.
Chapmanville jumped on Logan early, scoring single runs in each of the first three innings to take a 3-1 lead after three.
Chapmanville scored two more in the top of the fifth to make it 5-1.
A five-spot in the top of the sixth pushed the lead to 10-1. Logan then scored four runs in its last at-bats to make the final score more respectable.
Chapmanville was led at the plate by catcher Trey Pancake, who went 3-for-3 at the plate, including an opposite-field solo homer to right centerfield in the third which put Chapmanville on top 3-1.
J.D. Ferrell was the starting and winning pitcher for Chapmanville. He went 2.2 innings and gave up one run and two hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. Isaac Dixon and Evan Plumley pitched in relief.
Jason Frye was Logan’s starting pitcher. He tossed four innings and yielded three runs on three hits with eight strikeouts and four walks. Cameron Brown and Jared Burnette pitched in relief.
Chapmanville made it 1-0 in the first as Dixon led off with a single and later slid in safely at the plate on a wild pitch.
In the second, Braxton Manns walked and later came around on a wild pitch to increase the lead to 2-0. After Pancake’s homer, Logan scored in the bottom of the third on Brown’s RBI double to make it 3-1.
Chapmanville made it 5-1 in the fifth and 10-1 in the sixth. Levi Bailey had an RBI single in the sixth for Chapmanville.
Scout Adams, Manns and Tyson Thompson added hits for Chapmanville.
Korbin Bostic had two hits to lead Logan. One of his hits was a double.