High School Football

Morgan Christian’s HR in the 7th keeps Wahama unbeaten, 6-5 over Petersburg

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Morgan Christian’s three-run home run with two outs in the top of the seventh capped a four-run inning for Wahama, as the White Falcons downed Petersburg 6-5 in the second Class A matchup on day one of the state tournament.

Wahama rallied from a pair of late deficits to stay unbeaten at 25-0. Trailing 2-0 in the sixth, Deborah Miller’s two-run single evened the score at 2-2. Petersburg quickly retook the lead in the bottom of the inning when starting pitcher Kymberly Minnich drove Braylee Corbin home with an RBI single.

The White Falcons evened the score just three batters into the seventh when Amber Wolfe sent Mikie Lieving home with an RBI single, setting the stage for Christian’s heroics.

Petersburg rallied back in the seventh. An RBI single from Mackenzie Kitzmiller and a sacrifice fly from Cobrin drew the Vikings within a run at 6-5. Petersburg loaded the bases with two out before Lieving induced a grounder to second to end the game.

Maddison Champ and Jenna Burgess each had multi-hit games for the Vikings (21-6). They will face Midland Trail in an elimination game at 5:30.

Lieving and Tori VanMeter each went 2-for 4 for Wahama and Christian led the way with three hits. Wahama will face Ritchie County in the winners bracket final tonight.

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