The Huskies didn't score again until Rager's solo shot in the sixth and added another run when Mogielski came home on a wild pitch with the bases loaded.
The No. 3 Tigers (3-3) made some unexpected noise in the top of the seventh, loading the bases with one out after Berry and Wooten singled and right fielder Savannah Wiley coaxed a walk. Rager, though, failed to give in and fanned the next two batters, the last one looking to end the game.
Hoover opened the season with a win at defending state champion Wayne, but was shut out by AAA Lincoln County on Wednesday. Wayne knocked the Huskies out of last year's postseason in the regional finals, one win away from the state tournament.
"Everything,'' said Smith when asked what her team needs to improve upon. "Just getting better. It's hard to be satisfied.
"This is only our third game and [Berry] throws hard and we put the ball in play. We've got to stop chasing the pitcher's pitches and start waiting on strikes. Chapmanville is a great program and they've won a lot of games, so any time you can beat them it's a good win.''
Berry allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits in 51/3 innings with six punchouts and two walks.
"We're young,'' said Chapmanville veteran coach Ronnie Ooten, who starts two sophomores and three freshmen. "We can't finish. We're not battlers. Young kids are going to make mistakes. If I can stand it, I think we'll get better. We can't quit. It's easy to quit.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.