Elkins Post 29 falls to South Charleston in state opener

MORGANTOWN – South Charleston plated three runs in the seventh inning in claiming a 4-1 win over Elkins Wednesday in first-round action of the American Legion State Tournament at Hawley Field.

Post 29, which managed only three singles in the contest, held a 1-0 lead behind the strong pitching of Colby Gainer until the top of the seventh inning, when Jordan Clark cracked a one-out double, followed by consecutive walks.

Max Maxson then delivered a two-run single to give Post 94 a 2-1 lead. Brandon Wright added an RBI single later in the frame.

South Charleston (37-2) tacked on a single run in the eighth on Clark’s sacrifice fly.

Jerod Jobst earned the win for the defending state champions in six innings of action, striking out 10. Riley Metz finished in relief.

Elkins (31-9) will face Fairmont at noon today in an elimination game.

Morgantown ….. 7

Potomac Valley 3

Jimmy Galusky knocked in three runs to lead Morgantown past Potomac Valley, 7-3, in Wednesday’s state tourney late game.

J.T. Stegmaier earned the win, despite giving up three runs in the first inning.

Galusky, a WVU recruit, finished with three doubles and three runs scored on the night, for Post 2, which will face Wheeling at 7 p.m. today.

Potomac Valley will battle South Charleston at 3:30 p.m. today.

Wheeling 7, Fairmont 6

Wheeling held off a late Fairmont rally to claim a 7-6 victory on Wednesday afternoon.

Jameson Murray and Nick Naumann each drove in two runs for Post 1, while Momo Felt earned the win on the mound.

James Bollander collected three hits for Post 17.