"It was huge,'' said Chapman of his clout. "It got us up and it got [Martinsburg] down a little. We hadn't scored and after [Martinsburg's] home run, we were getting down. [We needed] somebody to lift [our team] up.''
Martinsburg missed a chance to break the game open in the bottom of the first, and instead settled for one run.
Isaac Brown led off with a double and tagged up on Kyle Farmer's fly ball to right field, taking third with one out. Barboursville, though, appealed, claiming that Brown left too early in tagging up, and after a few minutes of discussion Brown was called out by the four-man umpire crew. Jackson, the next batter, homered to center field, but Barboursville starting pitcher Jason Perdue minimized the damage by getting Martinsburg's Garrett Hobson to fly out to end the inning.
Martinsburg never gave up and closed within 9-5 in the bottom of the third as Farmer scored on a throwing error and Aaron Pierson drove in a run on a groundout.
Aliff, who entered in the top of the third, restored order for Barboursville in the top of the fourth, sending a 1-2 pitch with two outs and the bases loaded over the left-field fence for a 13-5 advantage.
Farmer and Hobson each drove in a run in the bottom of the fourth as Martinsburg crept to 13-7. Gould put the icing on the cake for Barboursville with a grand slam in the top of the fifth for a 21-7 lead.
Martinsburg had to score at least five runs to stave off the mercy rule in the bottom of the fifth. After Hunter Reedy's run-scoring groundout for Martinsburg, Aliff, who relieved in the fourth, forced Martinsburg's No. 9 hitter Cam Burnett to ground out to end the game.
Barboursville celebrated wildly with players jumping up and down and gathering in a huge pile near the pitcher's mound.
Barboursville rallied from a 7-0 deficit for a 9-7 come-from-behind win over Martinsburg during pool play this week. Gould, Perdue, Griffin Adkins and Chad Heiner were on last year's team that lost 11-10 to Shinnston in the state championship game.
"Two grand slams ... sometimes it's just meant to be, I guess,'' Dell Adkins said. "They've just battled. It's been great. The chemistry ... you can't have a state championship team unless everyone's on the same page. They've given me everything they've got.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.