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Charleston Catholic wins second class A state championship

Charleston Catholic celebrates after winning the A state championship. (WCHS/WVAH)

The Charleston Catholic Irish are class A baseball champions for the second time in school history.

The Irish (28-18) defeated the Ravenswood Red Devils (23-11) 8-2 Saturday at Appalachian Power Park to win the class A title.

Charleston Catholic jumped a big lead by scoring early and often.

The Irish got on the board in the top of the first inning when Trae Swisher grounded out to first base, scoring Luke Mckown. Charleston Catholic tacked on a second first inning run when John Hufford singled down the first base line, scoring Michael Martin.

The Irish scored three more runs in the second before tacking one more in the fourth and two more in the sixth.

As a team, the Irish finished the game with eight hits.

Hufford went the distance for Charleston Catholic and picked up the win. In seven innings, Hufford gave up just 8 hits and 2 runs while striking out 4 Ravenswood batters.

Charleston Catholic also won the A title in 2013.

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