Hurricane, the No. 1 team in the Gazette's Class AAA state ratings, took a 2-0 lead in the first against Adkins, who issued three of his seven walks in that inning.
Adams drew a bases-loaded walk to put Hurricane on the board first, and Ace Estep was able to beat the rap at first on a potential 4-6-3 double play, picking up an RBI on his groundout to make it 2-0.
That was it for Hurricane, which got a leadoff single from J.T. Rogoszewksi in the second and went hitless the rest of the way.
"We all know baseball's a crazy game,'' said Redskins coach Brian Sutphin. "Obviously Adams was throwing the ball well. But he gets in the fifth and walks three and that's what got him out of synch. He wasn't missing by much. He just wasn't at the same rhythm as he was early.
"It's amazing. Four hits wins this game and in the first game, 20 hits loses the game. It's not all hits, but timely hitting and getting on a rally. That was a good baseball game. We've been there before - ahead 2-0 in the first and don't score. That's how you lose. You have to keep playing baseball for seven innings. It's not a light switch you turn on and off.''
Other than that one inning, Adams threw well, then Redskins reliever Trey Dawson came in and struck out the first six batters he faced in 21/3 perfect innings.
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.