Null was equally as impressive on the mound, limiting the visiting Dots to just four hits over seven innings. The second game in the best-of-three series is tonight at 6:30 at Sissonville.
J.R. Stricklen, Houston Hill and Dominic Walker each had two hits for the Indians (12-21). Brett Watts drove in a run for Poca, the No. 5 team in AA.
Cameron Norris went 1 for 2 with a pair of RBIs for Riverside (10-15) and Tyler Hall went the distance on the mound to earn the victory. Losing pitcher Jacob Williams had two hits with a double for Capital.
Riverside will host Ripley at 6:30 tonight to continue sectional play.
In the opener, McGinnis struck out 15 and went 4 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. Bowen blasted a homer and drove in three.
In the second game, Bowen fired a five-hit shutout and fanned 12.
Also in the second game, Valley (20-7) got a two-run inside-the-park-homer from Bowen. Jacob Barnett went 2 for 4 with a double for the Tide.
Brown finished with three hits for the Skyhawks (17-14) and Forrest Spurlock had a home run and two RBIs. William Copley, Tristan Thompson and Brent Bigley had two hits apiece for the Tigers (21-8).
The teams play again at 5 tonight in Chapmanville.
Wahama (15-11) hosts Calhoun County at 5:30 p.m. today. Hannan (7-15) is eliminated.