Both the Charleston and West Virginia State baseball teams appeared in the West Virginia Conference tournament pairings released on Sunday. All games will be held at Johnstown, Pa.
UC finished second in the South division and will play the tournament-opening game against Shepherd at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. State will play the following game against Seton Hill at 1 p.m.
On Friday, the teams will play each other at 9:30 a.m., while Saturday the Yellow Jackets will take on Shepherd at 9:30 a.m. and UC will play Seton Hill at 1 p.m.
After three days of round-robin play, the two teams with the best records will meet in the championship game at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
For complete pairings, see page 2B.
POWER LOSES IN 10: Greensboro's Matt Smith delivered an RBI single, plating Ryan Goetz as the host Grasshoppers salvaged a 5-4 win over the West Virginia Power on Sunday.
Smith was the offensive star of the game, going 4-for-6 with three RBIs as the Grasshoppers (21-8) pounded out 18 hits.
Kevin Cravey (5-0) picked up the win for Northern Division-leading Greensboro after tossing a pair of scoreless innings in relief with three strikeouts.
Jordan Cooper (1-3) took the loss for West Virginia after giving up Smith's single in his only inning of work.
Jose Osuna, Gregory Polanco and Willy Garcia had a pair of hits each for West Virginia (11-19).
The teams will play the second of the three-game set at 7 p.m. today.
WVGA JUNIOR QUALIFIERS: Scott Depot's Chris Williams fired a 1-under-par 71 at Sleepy Hollow and Wheeling's David Coram shot a 2-over 74 at Preston Country Club as each won a qualifier on Sunday for next week's Junior Match Play Championship.