Charles Town-Ranson has teams that advance

After winning three straight games in the West Virginia District 6, Area 1 Junior Baseball League tournament, the Charles Town-Ranson all-star team moved to the four-team District 6 tournament itself.

Charles Town-Ranson had beaten Jefferson County, 14-3, in its first game in the Area 1 event. In the winner’s bracket, Charles Town-Ranson topped Morgan County, 10-3. It then bombed South Berkeley, 23-0, in the winner’s bracket finale to earn a berth in last week’s District 6 tournament.

Joining Charles Town-Ranson in the winner’s bracket in the District 6 tournament was Area 2 winner Grant County.

Charles Town-Ranson defeated Grant County, 7-0, in the winner’s bracket finale in the District 6 tournament. The victory earned the 4-0 Charles Town-Ranson team a berth in this week’s Junior Baseball League state tournament in Princeton.

It was Charles Town-Ranson’s Robert Cross notching the shutout win on the mound. Cross allowed only one hit and struck out 14 Grant County batters.

Kaleeb Jones, Bradley Davis, and Dylan Mackey all had two hits in the win for Charles Town-Ranson. Chase Crockett, Miguel Acosta, Davis, and Mackey all drove in runs.

Grant County went into the loser’s bracket where it eliminated Morgan County, 4-2, to become the other state tournament entry from District 6.

Only two teams were entered in the District 6 Senior Baseball League tournament. Both would qualify for the state tournament, one from the winner’s bracket and the other from the loser’s bracket.

Charles Town-Ranson defeated Hedgesville, 13-3, to represent District 6 from the winner’s bracket. Hedgesville takes its winless tournament record to the state tournament out of the District 6 loser’s bracket.

Matt LaFollette was Charles Town-Ranson’s winning pitcher. Cody Reynolds scored three of Charles Town-Ranson’s 13 runs. Texas Cobb had a triple and LaFollette, William Viands, Marcus Smith, and Sean Reynolds all figured in Charles Town-Ranson rallies.

In other divisions of Little League District 6, Area 1 tournament play, Jefferson County defeated Martinsburg, 8-4, to become the 11-12 year-old winner’s bracket representative at the District 6 tourney.

In the loser’s bracket of the District 6, Area 1 event, Charles Town-Ranson was eliminated when it lost to Morgan County, 7-2.

In its first game at the District 6 event, Jefferson County was beaten, 11-0, by Bi-State. Still playing for a berth in the 11-12 year-old state tournament, Jefferson County went to the loser’s bracket to face Morgan County. Morgan County earned the second state tournament berth out of District 6 when it eliminated Jefferson County, 8-4.

In the Junior Softball League District 6, Area 1 tournament, Charles Town-Ranson had stayed alive with an earlier 17-1 win over Morgan County. In its next game, Charles Town-Ranson beat South Berkeley, 27-4.

Playing in the loser’s bracket finals, Charles Town-Ranson saw its tournament path blocked and ended when Pendleton County trimmed it, 11-1.

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