Offensively, Kinker was 0-for-4, but did his damage from the mound. He didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning, carrying a perfect game to that point. Beckley's Hunter Halstead had a double and leadoff hitter Cole Williams added a single.
"Threw a heck of a game," Cabell Midland Coach Tracy Brumfield said. "As the game went on, his velocity got faster and faster. I thought he had good pop, his slider was working well, his two-seamer was working well. I tip my hat to him."
Cabell Midland scored five runs, but produced just three RBI -- one each from Taylor Kuhn, Brady Elkins and Eric Wooten.
The Knights had just six hits with six players getting at least one.
Then again, not much was needed.
"I had fun out there," Kinker said. "I know if we put up a couple runs, I'm going to do alright out there. Get some run support ... we have a great team. We were live in the dugout, we have confidence. We've had confidence for a month and a half now."
The win was the 11th straight for Cabell Midland, which will try for its first state title since 2003 today against Hedgesville.