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Chapmanville softball event opens

By Staff reports

The Lady Tigers Invitational at Chapmanville this week will feature nine softball teams that were ranked in the state coaches association preseason poll.

No. 2 Logan and No. 4 and defending state champion Lincoln County from Class AAA, No. 2 Chapmanville, No. 3 Scott, No. 4 Sissonville, No. 6 Herbert Hoover and No. 10 Point Pleasant in AA and top-ranked Buffalo and No. 3 Man in Class A are in the field of the three-day tournament, which begins Thursday at Chapmanville High School and Chapmanville Middle School fields. (See Page 2B for schedule.)

Some of the marque matchups including Logan-Sissonville and Man-Herbert Hoover on Thursday; Chapmanville-Buffalo and Logan-Point Pleasant on Friday and Ritchie County-Logan; Ritchie County-Chapmanville, Hoover-Buffalo, Scott-Lincoln County, Point Pleasant-Lincoln County and Point Pleasant and Man on Saturday.

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  • MU SPORTS: Thor Meeks had two hits, including a home run and three RBIs as the Marshall baseball team held on to a 12-10 win over Liberty on Sunday in Beckley. Andrew Dundon had two hits and two RBIs for the Thundering Herd (11-16).

  • Softball coach Shonda Stanton picked up career win number 400 as the Thundering Herd completed a weekend sweep over UTEP with an 8-0 win on Sunday at El Paso, Texas. Former Chapmanville standout Andi Williamson tossed a three-hitter with six strikeouts for Marshall.
  • The Herd took a pair of victories on Saturday, winning 7-5 and 7-6. 

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  • STATE BASEBALL WINS: West Virginia State struck for three runs in the top of the ninth as it earned a comeback 7-5 win at Concord on Sunday.

    Andrew Pickering was 5-for-6 for the Yellow Jackets and Bill Smith III launched a solo home run. Zach Cloxton homered for the Concord.

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  • WVU BASEBALL LOSES: The Mountaineers yielded nine unearned runs as St. John's earned a 14-6 win over WVU on Sunday in Jamaica, N.Y.

    Ryan McBroom doubled twice and scored two runs for West Virginia (12-18 overall, 1-5 Big East).

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  • HATFIELD-MCCOY SHOOTOUT: Basketball teams interested in competing in next year's Hatfield-McCoy West Virginia-Kentucky Shootout should contact tournament director Mark Whitt at 304-235-0370.

     

     


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