Seniors eliminated from Southeast tourney

Staff report


DEBARY, Fla. — Dumfries/Triangle/Quantico (Virginia) posted a 3-0 shutout win over Charles Town/Ranson in the Senior League Southeast Regional. It was the West Virginia state champion’s first game in the tournament.

[cleeng_content id="451799709" description="Read it now!" price="0.49" t="article"]Dumfries/Triangle/Quantico scored a run in the early going and took a 2-0 lead in the fourth. Charles Town/Ranson had a few scattered baserunners but could never break through in the pool play game.

In their second game, the locals were stopped, 8-5, by the Tennessee state champions and Charles Town/ Ranson’s 0-2 record eliminated it from further contention.

William Viands, Jonas Myers and Jake Connors all had RBIs as Charles Town/Ranson posted an early 3-0 lead.

Tennessee was trailing, 4-0, when it batted in the fourth. With Viands on the mound for Charles Town/Ranson, the first three Tennessee batters reached safely.

After a rain delay, it was three Charles Town/Ranson errors that opened the scoring door for Tennessee.

When lightning was seen, the umpires halted play again.

Play was resumed.

R.J. Wilson replaced Viands as Charles Town/Ranson’s pitcher. Ray Starnes homered for addtional Tennessee runs. Another pitching change came after Wilson walked the next batter.  Ben Rickards replaced Wilson. Two more hits plated more runs … and when Tennessee was finally retired, it had scored eight runs and led, 8-4.

Wilson scored Charles Town/Ranson’s last run.

Charles Town/Ranson’s 0-2 record in pool play didn’t allow it to move on to the Regional semifinals.[/cleeng_content]

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