MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Josh Bumgarner hit a two-run triple then scored on a throwing error in the top of the 13th inning Sunday, lifting South Charleston Post 94 to the West Virginia state championship with an 8-5 win over Fairmont Post 17 at Hawley Field.
Post 94 overcame a 4-0 deficit with a five-run third inning, but gave the lead back in the bottom of the seventh. The teams traded goose-eggs on the scoreboard for five frames afterward, until Bumgarner finished his 3-for-5 day with what proved to be the winning hit.
Dusty Kincaid, who entered the game to replace long reliever Evan Potter in the 12th, got the win for Post 94 (33-10), which claimed its fourth state championship in the last five seasons.
The team travels to Brookline, N.J. later this week to participate in the Mid-Atlantic Region Tournament. Post 94's opening game in that event will be Thursday afternoon.