SUMMERSVILLE – The Elkins and Tygarts Valley 11-12-year-old All-Stars have put themselves in position to advance to state tourney action after District 8 tourney play over the weekend.
Elkins defeated Tygarts Valley 15-5 in five innings on Saturday in Pool B action, as Blake Harris, Tyler Davis and Nathan Cooper each had four hits. Anthony Jones also had a homer.
Remington Stanley went 3 1/3 innings to earn the win, while Brayden Davis finished in relief.
Daniel White and Logan George had back-to-back homers to lead Tygarts Valley at the plate.
Tygarts Valley defeated Clay County, 7-0, on Sunday to stay alive for a spot in Wednesday’s championship round.
Elkins and Clay County will meet at 8 p.m. today.
Pool A consists of Pocahontas County, Braxton County and host Summersville.
Braxton County defeated Pocahontas County, 18-0, on Saturday, while Summersville and Pocahontas County met on Sunday.
Braxton and Summersville will collide at 6 p.m. today.
The Pool A winner will face the Pool B runner-up at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, while the Pool B champion and Pool A runner-up play at 8 p.m.
The state tournament will be held next month in Chapmanville.