Metz and Adams have combined for seven home runs and 49 RBI, while sophomores Tate Brock and J.T. Rogoszewski are hitting .390 and .385, respectively, as the only regulars batting higher than .350.
The Hurricane pitching staff has been lights out with a 1.50 earned run average and averaging 1.1 strikeouts and 0.31 walks per inning. Also, the Redskins pitchers have given up more than four runs just four times - a 10-6 loss to Huntington on March 15, a 10-0 loss to Powhatan (Va.) and a 7-6 loss to Parkersburg South on April 13. They have seven shutouts.
For Cabell Midland's part, the Knights best player has been junior Seth Kinker, the younger brother of former Cabell Midland and Marshall standout golfer Nathan Kinker.
Kinker has a 6-4 record with a 2.30 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 54 2/3 innings. Offensively, the Knights rely heavily upon Kinker.
He is batting .468 as the only regular above .350 and has 14-of-14 on stolen bases and has walked 16 times while striking out just five.
"We've had a lot of good ballplayers come through here," Brumfield said. "Even (assistant coach Jason) Holmes made a comment about Kinker. When we go to hit before a game, some guys will sit down and take a break. He never does. There's not one time when he's sitting down. He's constantly swinging."
Cabell Midland has won eight consecutive games, a streak that started at the tail end of a three-game losing skid, which included defeats to Spring Valley and Nitro.
The Knights avenged the loss to the Timberwolves with a pair of sectional victories over Coach Jim Hensley's squad.
Hurricane has won 12 of its last 13 games - with the only loss being to Midland.
In the other Region 4 semifinal at 6:30 p.m. today, Logan visits Winfield. The winner of that game will host the winner of the Cabell Midland-Hurricane game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday for a spot in the State Tournament.
Contact Assistant Sports Editor Rich Stevens at richstev...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4837.