Tigers claw past Point Pleasant, 13-7

Bryan Walters

April 17, 2014

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Too many extra chances.

The Point Pleasant baseball team committed seven errors and were outhit by a 13-9 overall margin Wednesday night following a 13-7 setback to visiting Chapmanville in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.

The host Big Blacks (9-5) jumped out to an early 2-1 lead through two complete, but the Tigers (12-2) responded with 10 consecutive runs over the next three innings to secure a 11-2 edge through four and a half frames.

PPHS stopped the bleeding with three runs in the bottom of the fifth to close to within 11-5, but ultimately never came closer the rest of the way. Both teams scored a run apiece in the sixth and seventh frames to wrap up the six-run outcome.

The Big Blacks stranded seven runners on base, while CHS left nine people on the bags while also committing three errors in the triumph. The win allowed Chapmanville to snap a two-game losing skid.

Tristan Thompson was the winning pitcher of record after allowing two earned runs and one walks over seven innings while striking out 10. Alex Somerville suffered the setback after surrendering eight runs (three earned), seven hits and five walks over 4.2 innings while fanning seven.

Evan Potter and Levi Russell led the hosts with two hits apiece, followed by Somerville, Abe Stearns, Austen Toler, Bruce McDermitt and Trevor Porter with one safety apiece. Potter scored a team-best two runs, while Somerville, Stearns, Potter, McDermitt and Levi Russell each drove in a run.

Brent Bigley and Brady Cox paced CHS with three hits apiece, followed by William Copley, Austin Ellis and Jordan Cook with two safeties apiece. Copley drove in a team-high three RBIs and joined Brock Dalton in scoring three runs apiece for the victors.