WINFIELD, W.Va. — Class AA No. 4 Winfield added a second win in the past week over No. 2 Wayne on Monday night, beating the Pioneers 7-6 in a key Cardinal Conference matchup.
Peyton Gillispie picked up the win on the mound Monday, giving up just one run on four hits in five innings of relief work, while striking out five.
A four-run second inning gave Wayne the early 5-3 advantage — a lead that held until the bottom of the fifth inning when Winfield added four runs itself.
An RBI single from Gillispie broke a 5-5 tie and ultimately put the Generals back in front for good.
Hunter Morris and Sam Ingram both collected two hits apiece in the win for Winfield (10-2), while Gillispie finished 1 for 2 with two RBIs and a run scored.
Wyatt Milum had two hits and three RBIs for Wayne (6-3) as the Pioneers committed four errors in the loss. Ethan Blatt suffered the setback on the mound, going just under five innings and giving up seven runs.
Wayne had just risen to No. 2 in the MetroNews Power Rankings on Sunday off of its 9-4 win over then-No. 2 Chapmanville from Friday — it was the first loss of the season for the Tigers.
Winfield, meanwhile, has now won five straight games since its 7-3 loss to Chapmanville back on March 30. The Generals are scheduled to face No. 3 Chapmanville (9-1) again on Thursday.