Cline, who went 2 for 3, knocked in the final run on a two-out single in the bottom of the sixth. Knapper, who scored twice, came through with a two-out single then stole second to put himself in scoring position.
SC, though, still has a few things to work on as it missed scoring opportunities, leaving eight men on base. In the third the Black Eagles left a runner on third with one out and in the fifth they lined into a double play to end the inning with the bases loaded with one out.
"We should have scored a couple more runs,'' Samms said. "You've got to be able to score runs. It puts so much pressure on you when you can't score. You've got to be perfect. You get two or three hits a game, that's not going to beat most teams. They're a young bunch.''
Frampton, Poca's starting pitcher, allowed two earned runs on four hits in five innings with five strikeouts and four walks. The Dots, No. 7 in the Gazette's AA ratings, dropped to 3-1.
"For us in years past that's been our Achilles' heel,'' said Poca coach Gene Estel of not producing enough runs. "[South Charleston] put the ball in play, that's what they beat us on. They were swinging the bats and we weren't. We came to the plate with [the bat] on our shoulders.
"The pitchers threw well and did their jobs. You give up three runs you should win a ballgame. We're just young. All three freshmen were in the game at some point. I'm never happy with a loss, but other than our approach at the plate there are positives to take from it.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.