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Wheeling, Weirton Victorious In Area One Openers

Updated: Thursday, July 24 2014, 12:10 AM EDT

Wheeling Post 1 and Weirton Post 10 won their respective openers in the West Virginia Area One American Legion baseball tournament Wednesday in Weirton.

Post 10 edged out Moundsville Post 3 2-1 in ten innings.  William Larch drove home the game-winning run with a single up the middle.  Mario Lombardi earned the pitching victory with one inning of scoreless relief.  Sam Hockenberry allowed just one run in nine innings.

Wheeling Post 1 followed with a 10-2 victory over St. Marys Post 79.

Momo Felt pitched all nine innings and struck out 14 batters.

Wheeling meets Weirton Thursday night at 5:30. The winner advances to Saturday's 10 a.m. championship round.

The loser will play Friday  night at 5:30 against the survivor of Thursday's 2 p.m. Moundsville-St. Marys elimination game.

All games are played at Weirton's Bowman Field.   The tournament winner advances to the state tourney in Morgantown.

Wheeling, Weirton Victorious In Area One Openers

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