The Greyhounds took a 10-0 drubbing by East Hardy in the Class A semifinals and Craffey thought home plate umpire Ed Taylor missed two calls.
Tyler Mongold scored with two outs to give the Cougars a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but Craffey appealed to Taylor that Mongold missed touching home.
"He clearly missed home plate on that one,'' Craffey said. "You hate to get into that predicament where you blame the umpires. What am I supposed to do? They're not going to change their call. For whatever reason he saw it different than we did.''
Valley's Todd Coleman was thrown out at home trying to score on a wild pitch in the top of the fifth, but was called out when East Hardy catcher Kollin Foltz picked up the ball on the rebound off the backstop and threw to Cougars pitcher Korey Foltz, who was covering the plate.
After the out call, Craffey bolted down the third-base line and had a heated argument with Taylor as East Hardy celebrated it's 10-run mercy-rule win on the first-base line.
"That was a culmination of things,'' said Craffey of the one-sided exchange. "There's no way that kid's out at the plate. We're still down nine runs if that run scores, but that keeps us going and you never know.''
Going out in style
Before East Hardy's Jamie Miller tossed four innings of no-hit ball in the Class A semifinals Saturday evening, he received his diploma on the field.
"I've played baseball my whole life and to graduate and end my high school career here is wonderful,'' he said.
Miller struck out seven and walked two in a 63-pitch outing.
No generation gap here
Baseball in Wyoming County isn't just a hobby for the Hedinger family - it's a family tradition.
Christian Hedinger pounded out a game-best three hits in the Warriors' 5-1 win over Liberty Harrison on Saturday, and while running bases he looked to his father Kevin, Wyoming East's third-base coach.
But it doesn't end with the Warriors, as Christian's older brother and Kevin's first son Jeremy is the head coach at county rival Westside.
When the two teams meet up in the season it would figure to be toughest on the boys' mother, although Kevin Hedinger said her loyalties are pretty cut and dried.
"[Jeremy]'s Momma's first-born son," the dad said. "We beat them last year pretty bad in regionals, his pitcher had a tough outing. But I'd say Mommy's rooting for the oldest son. That's the first born, you know how that goes."
All three Hedingers played under coach Ron Mayhew, and Kevin said getting a championship for Mayhew has now become the number-one goal.
"I'd love for my son to be a part of a state championship for Coach Mayhew," Kevin Hedinger said. "He coached me in high school, he coached both of my boys, and he's getting up there in age, so I hope we can get him one."
No generation gap here
Russ Nutt brought his Liberty Harrison squad to Charleston with the "interim" tag in tow. Nutt took over the head-coaching responsibilities after Pete Iquinto left the program during the season.
After Saturday's 5-1 loss to Wyoming East, Nutt made no bones about his wishes to become the full-time head man.
"I'd definitely like to be the head coach," Nutt said. "I really enjoy being around these kids and I know we've got some good baseball kids that will continue to work. I'd like to be a part of it."