BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. — Bridgeport’s quest for a fifth straight Class AA state title will continue after the Indians bounced back in a winner-take-all sectional championship game over Elkins 3-1 on Wednesday.
Brayden Lesher, who picked up a win over Elkins last week, threw a one-hitter in the final game Wednesday, striking out 10 for Bridgeport (23-10).
Read Shumacher suffered the loss for Elkins (15-11).
The decisive game became necessary after Elkins completed a 13-6 win in a game suspended from Tuesday with the Tigers leading 8-5 in the sixth.
Bridgeport moves on to face Lewis County (18-8) in a best-of-three regional series next week. Those teams split a doubleheader this season — a 13-8 win for Lewis County and 15-0 win for Bridgeport.
AA Region 2, Section 1: #1 Bridgeport,
Elkins, Lincoln, Liberty (H), Robert C. Byrd
- Robert C. Byrd 11, Liberty 7
- Elkins 7, Lincoln 1
- Bridgeport 11, Robert C. Byrd 5
- Lincoln 14, Liberty 4 — Liberty eliminated
- #1 Bridgeport 12, Elkins 2
- Lincoln 10, Robert C. Byrd 5 — Robert C. Byrd eliminated
- Elkins 9, Lincoln 5 — Lincoln eliminated
- Elkins 13, Bridgeport 6
- Bridgeport 3, Elkins 1 — Elkins eliminated