The Lady Tigers Invitational at Chapmanville this week will feature nine softball teams that were ranked in the state coaches association preseason poll.
No. 2 Logan and No. 4 and defending state champion Lincoln County from Class AAA, No. 2 Chapmanville, No. 3 Scott, No. 4 Sissonville, No. 6 Herbert Hoover and No. 10 Point Pleasant in AA and top-ranked Buffalo and No. 3 Man in Class A are in the field of the three-day tournament, which begins Thursday at Chapmanville High School and Chapmanville Middle School fields. (See Page 2B for schedule.)
Some of the marque matchups including Logan-Sissonville and Man-Herbert Hoover on Thursday; Chapmanville-Buffalo and Logan-Point Pleasant on Friday and Ritchie County-Logan; Ritchie County-Chapmanville, Hoover-Buffalo, Scott-Lincoln County, Point Pleasant-Lincoln County and Point Pleasant and Man on Saturday.
MU SPORTS: Thor Meeks had two hits, including a home run and three RBIs as the Marshall baseball team held on to a 12-10 win over Liberty on Sunday in Beckley. Andrew Dundon had two hits and two RBIs for the Thundering Herd (11-16).
The Herd took a pair of victories on Saturday, winning 7-5 and 7-6.
STATE BASEBALL WINS: West Virginia State struck for three runs in the top of the ninth as it earned a comeback 7-5 win at Concord on Sunday.