Huntington, Chpmanville, and Wheeling Central won state high school softball championships today in Vienna.
In Triple-A, Nicholas County beat Huntington 4-to-3 to hand the
Highlanders their first loss of the tournament and force a second
title game in the double-elimination event. In the final game,
though, Huntington prevailed 8-to-nothing. It's the first ever state softball title for the Highlanders since consolidation back in the mid-1990s.
In Double-A, Chapmanville took care of Ritchie County 8-to-5. The Lady Tigers took control in the bottom of the sixth with home runs from Poppy Ramey and a two run home run by Andi Williamson. It's Chapmanville's third state title since 1999.
Wheeling Central earned its second straight Class Single-A
title, beating Buffalo 7-to-nothing.
Huntington 7, East Fairmont 1
Lewis County 2, Nicholas County 1
Nicholas County 1, East Fairmont 0
Huntington 5, Lewis County 3.
Nicholas County 2, Lewis County 0, 16 innings
Championship: Nicholas County 4, Huntington 3
Second championship game: Huntington 8, Nicholas County 0
Chapmanville 8, Ritchie County 1
Shady Spring 8, Braxton County 1
Ritchie County 9, Braxton County 0
Chapmanville 7, Shady Spring 1.
Ritchie County 5, Shady Spring 4
Championship: Chapmanville 8, Ritchie County 5
Wheeling Central 5, Buffalo 1
Moorefield 9, Fayetteville 7
Buffalo 7, Fayetteville 4
Wheeling Central 7, Moorefield 0
Buffalo 3, Moorefield 1
Championship: Wheeling Central 7, Buffalo 0