Classic ends with no champ crowned

The Pizza Hut Hillbilly Hardball Classic came to a conclusion on Sunday with no champion crowned.

Due the weather, which wiped out all of Thursday’s games and some on Friday, a championship round was unable to be played on Sunday afternoon.

A full day of action was held on Saturday, however, and a few games also were contested on Sunday.

Elkins Post 29 finished the tournament with a 1-3 record, winning its opener 7-2 over Bellefonte (Pa.) on Friday. Elkins was plagued by errors in falling to the Jefferson County Wildcats 5-3 in Friday’s late game before dropping contests against Morgantown (5-2) and French Creek Valley (Pa.) (5-3) on Saturday.

Buckhannon Post 7, meanwhile, lost to Moundsville 6-4 on Friday and tied Beckley (4-4) and defeated the Harrison County Patriots (10-9) on Saturday.

Tournament director and Post 29 manager Chris George added his thanks to all of the volunteers who helped with the event.

“Even though we didn’t have a champion, there were still a lot of great baseball games played over the weekend,” he said.

Elkins will return to action Tuesday at Bridgeport.