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Hurricane defeats Wheeling Park to capture Class AAA baseball title

No. 1 Hurricane (34-4) defeated No. 3 Wheeling Park (21-7) 11-5 Saturday at Appalachian Power Park to clinch the Class AAA state championship. (WCHS/WVAH)

For the first time since 2014, the Hurricane Redskins are West Virginia state baseball champions.

No. 1 Hurricane (34-4) defeated No. 3 Wheeling Park (21-7) 11-5 Saturday at Appalachian Power Park to clinch the Class AAA state championship.

The Redskins jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning after Tyler Cox scored on a Bo Adkins single to right field. Later in the inning, Adkins stole third and then scored on a throwing error.

Wheeling Park would answer in the top of the second tying the game with an RBI single by Brock Archer and a sacrifice fly by Ryan Hummel.

Hurricane took a 5-2 lead in the bottom of the second and would not trail again in the game. Wheeling Park would add two runs in the top of the third inning, but that is as close as the Patriots got the Redskins.

The Redskins would score three runs in the fourth and sixth innings en route to an 11-5 victory.

Cox, Nathaniel Dunham, and Cameron Patterson all finished with 2 RBIs for the Redskins. Adkins and Logan McClure each batted in a run as well for Hurricane.

The win gives Hurricane its third state championship in school history after winning titles in 2002 and 2014. Last season, the Redskins came up a game short, losing to St. Albans in the championship game 8-2.

The win also caps off a dominant month for Hurricane athletics. The Redskins also won state championships in softball and track and field.


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