Rain interrupts games

Frankfort catcher Cole Smith, right, tags out Bridgeport’s Tyler Skidmore trying to score on a fly ball to center fielder Thane Cutter during the third inning of Thursday’s West Virginia Class AA, Region II championship game at Frankfort High School. The game was suspended by rain in the top of the sixth inning with Bridgeport leading 7-5. It will resume today at Frankfort beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Ken Nolan/Times-News
Cumberland Times-News

SHORT GAP, W.Va. — Rain played havoc with two region championship games on Thursday. Both have been rescheduled for today.

At Frankfort, Bridgeport led Frankfort 7-5 with no outs and runners on first and second when the skies opened, flooding the field and causing fans to run for cover. The thunderstorm, which included marble-sized hail, forced the game to be suspended.

It is scheduled to be resumed today, weather and field conditions permitting, at 4:30, at Frankfort.

Thane Cutter had three singles and Tyler Conley and Colten Dorsey two before the rain came for Frankfort (17-14), which had scored three runs in the fifth to cut a 7-2 deficit to 7-5.

Greg Smith, Cullin Cutright and Tyler Skidmore had three hits for Bridgeport (29-6).

The winner advances to the Class AA state tournament.

Rain also washed out the East Hardy at Notre Dame Class A, Region II title game. It will be played today at 3 p.m.

Hedgesville    4

Hampshire    3

HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. — Daniel Heliene and Stephen Hite both belted solo home runs to lead Hedgesville to the West Virginia Class AAA, Region II championship with a win over Hampshire at Hedgesville on Thursday.

Heliene’s blast came in the first to make it 1-0. Matt Maiers responded with a solo shot for the Trojans in the next inning. Troy Markley put the Eagles ahead with a two-run double in the third. Hite’s home run gave them an insurance run in the fifth.

Josh Crawford doubled and singled with an RBI. Dane Heavener doubled and singled for the Trojans who finished their season with a 25-4 mark.

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