St. Albans gave coach Rick Whitman his 300th victory in style Monday.
The host Red Dragons scored 13 runs in the bottom of the third inning to get past Cabell Midland 17-2 in a five-inning mercy-rule game.
"The biggest thing that comes to mind is all the kids over the years that have put in a lot of time for me,'' Whitman said of the milestone. "My assistant coaches put in as much time as me. I think about what they've given up for me.''
Midland took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but SA came back in the bottom half to tie it at 2-all. Dillon Ramsey led off bottom of the third with a solo home run to give the Red Dragons the lead for good at 3-2. Later in the third, Joey Dodrill smacked a three-run round-tripper as SA took control.
SA pitcher Josh Kiser surrendered the two earned runs in the top of the first then blanked the Knights the rest of the way. He allowed just four hits and struck out four with no walks.
Dodrill finished 2-for-3 with five RBIs for the Class AAA No. 6 Red Dragons (18-3) while Ramsey legged out two hits, including a double, and had two RBIs. SA's Tyler Allen knocked in two runs and Dustin Turley had a triple and two RBIs.
"They came ready to play,'' said Whitman, whose team is fresh off finishing a perfect 3-0 to win the Ed Carter Memorial Tournament this past weekend. "I'm proud of them.''
Tyler Cox went 3-for-4 with a double for AA No. 7 Chapmanville (11-8) and Robert Banks rapped out two hits. Zach Wright went 2-for-4 with a triple for the Huskies (14-4) and Ryan Shamblin had two its, including a double.