Man routs Mullens in Little League opener
by Paul Adkins
CHAPMANVILLE – It was an impressive start for the Man 7-8-year-old Coach Pitch All-Stars.
The Man Little Leaguers routed Mullens 12-2 on Saturday during the first day of the District 2 all-star baseball tourney at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field.
Man scored one run in the first inning, two each in the second and third and six more in the fourth inning to build an 11-0 lead.
Mullens scored two runs in the top of the fifth and Man added a run in the bottom half of the frame to end the game early due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Man’s Jordan Adams ended the game in the fifth with a walk-off RBI double. Adams finished the game 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an inside-the-park home run.
Diezel Cook also hit an inside-the-park homer for Man and had two hits with the other being a double.
Jeremiah Harless, Drake Veres, Colton Miller, Bo Thompson and John McCoy all had two hits each for Man. Jacob Walls and Jayden Brumfield added hits for Man. Harless had a triple for Man. Veres and Miller both doubled. McCoy also rapped out a triple.
Brylon Arvon had two hits to lead Mullens. Conner Stover, Thomas Simmons and Tanner Cook also had hits.
Man outhit Mullens 18-5 for the game. Man is slated to get back into all-star action on Tuesday night at 8 against the Madison No. 1 team.
Tug Valley 8,
The Tug Valley Coach Pitch All-Stars opened the 7-8-year-old tourney on Saturday with an 8-6 win over Baileysville at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field.
Tug Valley never trailed and outhit Baileyesville 20-10 on the afternoon.
Julian Vance, Zach Hall, Dakota Ooten and Cody Crum had three hits each to lead Tug Valley. Paul Preece and Karlie Smith had two hits apiece. Autumn Hall, Kyle Hodge, Conner Lackey and Elijah Fluty had one hit each.
Dale Bledsoe, Morgan Massie and Hunter Lester had one hit each for Baileysville. Jessie Lester, Brady Cline, Nathan Brown and Jaiden Bledsoe had one hit each.
Tug Valley 13
Tug Valley dropped to 1-1 in pool play on Sunday with a 25-13 loss to Mingo County foe Matewan at Chapmanville.
Julian Vance and Dakota Ooten were each 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Tug Valley. Both had triples.
Autumn Hall was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double for Tug Valley.
Conner Lackey and Cody Crum were each 2-for-2 with inside-the-park home runs.
Karlie Smith, Elijah Fluty and Haskel Horn each had hits for Tug Valley.
D.J. Parker and Austin Bragg were each 5-for-5 at the plate to lead Matewan (1-1). Bragg hit an inside-the-park homer.
Kaden Bolding was 3-for-4, while Jacob Cantrell, Donovan Johnson and Ava Williams had two hits each. Laikyn Hinkle, Peyton Cisco and Cameron Pilkins all had hits.
Welch won 20-10 over Omar on Saturday on the first day of the District 2 Coach Pitch Little League tourney at Chapmanville.
Andrew Workman and Brycen Tomblin had two hits each for Omar. Workman had an inside-the-park homer, while Tomblin ripped out a double. Hayden McCloud had a triple and Braden Blair and Colton Donahue each had doubles.
For Welch, Travis Bell led the way with three hits, including an inside-the-park homer and a double. Jaylen Hall also had three hits.
Emilee Harman and Anthony Atkins clubbed two hits each. One of the hits by Atkins was a triple. Alex Gouge also had an inside-the-parker for Welch.
The Chapmanville 7-8-year-old Coach Pitch All-Stars banged out 24 hits and defeated Matewan 17-9 on Saturday night in the District 2 tourney at Chapmanville.
Brody Dalton had four hits to pace the Chapmanville All-Stars.
Keldon Lucas, Adam Mullins, Hayla McGraw and Jacob Blair all had three hits each for Chapmanville. Mullins and McGraw each had doubles.
Jacob Toppins, Caleb Whitt and Trey Butcher had two hits each. One of Whitt’s hits was a triple. Keith Ferguson tripled and Josef Brammer added a single.
One of the coaches of the Chapmanville All-Stars is J.D. Brammer, a former Logan High School baseball standout pitcher who reached the Triple-A level in the minor leagues.
Chapmanville broke the game wide open with eight runs in the sixth inning.
Matewan was held to only six hits. Austin Bragg had three hits, including a homer and a triple. D.J. Parker, Laikyn Hinkle and Kaden Bolding all had one hit each.
In Saturday’s other game, Pineville routed the Madison No. 2 team, 19-8. No statistics are available.
Also on Sunday in pool play, Mullens played the Madison No. 1 team, Omar took on Pineville, Chapmanville squared off with Baileysville and the Madison No. 2 team battled with Welch. No scores or statistics were available on those games.
The pool play tournament continued on Monday with a pair of games as Omar squared off with the Madison No. 2 team and host Chapmanville battled with Tug Valley in a Pool A contest.
On Tuesday night, two more games are set to take place as Matewan plays Baileysville at 6 p.m. and Man squares off with the Madison No. 1 team at 8 p.m.
Then on Wednesday, Welch is set to do battle with Pineville at 7 p.m.
Crossover playoff games are then slated for Thursday, June 27 as the Pool C and Pool B runner-up teams are set to play at 6 p.m. The 8 p.m. game has the Pool C winner facing off with the Pool A runner-up squad.
Then on Friday at 6 p.m., the Pool A winner plays takes on an advancing team. The 8 p.m. contest has the Pool B winner taking on another advancing team.
The District 2 Coach Pitch championship game is scheduled to be played on Saturday, June 29 at a time to be determined later.
Also on June 29, the 9-10-year-old District 2 tourney at Mullens is set to get under way.
The 11-12-year-old District 2 Little League tournament at Madison is scheduled to begin on July 6.
* In Monday night’s Coach-Pitch all-star tourney action the Madison No. 2 team won 25-7 over Omar. Madison finished 2-1 in pool play. Omar closed out 0-3. Omar lost 22-3 to Pineville on Sunday.
In Monday’s Coach-Pitch nightcap at Chapmanville’s Tracy Vickers Field, host Chapmanville broke open a close game with Tug Valley to win 14-6.
Chapmanville led only 7-6 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning before C-ville plated seven runs to bust it open.
Chapmanville won its four-team pool with a 3-0 record. Tug Valley was eliminated with a 1-2 mark. Chapmanville also won 18-1 over Baileysville on Sunday.
Look for pictures and more on Monday’s games in Wednesday’s sports section and online at www.loganbanner.com.
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