Manic Monday for Mason County


By Bryan Walters - bwalters@civitasmedia.com



An outside view of Appalachian Power Park in downtown Charleston, home of the 2017 WVSSAC state baseball championships. West Virginia officially begins the quest for a game or two at the the APP as the 2017 baseball postseason starts on Monday.


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It’s just another manic Monday.

Five of the six high school diamond teams from Mason County will be involved in postseason contests as part of a hectic Monday evening around the region.

All three baseball teams — Point Pleasant, Wahama and Hannan — begin their respective 2017 tournaments at various locations, while Wahama and Point Pleasant will be involved a pair of all-important softball games in the latter parts of their sectional brackets.

The White Falcons — the two-time defending Class A champions — are the only Mason County baseball program to start tournament play at home. Third-seeded Wahama will host sixth-seeded Calhoun County in a Region 4, Section 1 opening round contest on Cook Field at Claflin Stadium at 5 p.m.

The Big Blacks — a five seed — will begin their Class AA Region 4, Section 1 tournament in Winfield when they face fourth-seeded Generals at 6 p.m.

The Wildcats picked up a five seed in the Class A Region 4, Section 2 tournament and will travel to fourth-seeded Sherman for an opening round game at 5 p.m.

On the softball side of Monday, Wahama will be traveling to Williamstown in the Class Region 4, Section 1 finals starting at 5:30 p.m. The second-seeded Lady Falcons defeated Ravenswood on Saturday (13-5) to earn a spot in the finals and they must also win two games against the Lady Jackets to advance to regionals.

Point Pleasant’s winner’s bracket final with Winfield was rained out Saturday, so the two teams will try to finish that contest again at 6 p.m. The Lady Knights currently own a 3-1 edge and have runners on second and third with two outs in the top of the seventh.

The baseball and softball tournaments in Ohio also started this past Saturday and will be in full swing Monday evening.

NOTE: The Williamstown-Wahama softball contest will be played at Williamstown, not Wahama, because the Lady Jackets are the champions of the winner’s bracket.

An outside view of Appalachian Power Park in downtown Charleston, home of the 2017 WVSSAC state baseball championships. West Virginia officially begins the quest for a game or two at the the APP as the 2017 baseball postseason starts on Monday.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/24/2017/05/web1_5.6-WAH-APPark-1.jpgAn outside view of Appalachian Power Park in downtown Charleston, home of the 2017 WVSSAC state baseball championships. West Virginia officially begins the quest for a game or two at the the APP as the 2017 baseball postseason starts on Monday. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Bryan Walters

bwalters@civitasmedia.com