"This is great, and we work hard in practice every day and we have fun with it," Kinker said. "A lot of teams, if you look at it, are tight, they're stiff. They think if they make an error, it's over. We showed them that we just have fun with it."
Cabell Midland tried to put the game away early, taking a 10-0 lead into the bottom of the third inning. Winfield didn't throw in the towel, getting Tyler Hayes - Cabell Midland's undefeated starter - to issue two walks before Jordan Clark hit his sixth home run of the season in one of the toughest hitting fields in the Kanawha Valley.
Winfield continued to chip away, getting a run on a single by Jonah Sneeringer in the fourth and a run on a John "Bear" Bellomy double and a Bryan Bosley RBI single.
The Generals cut the lead in half, but there was only so much that Isaacs' shuffling of his pitching staff could do. Winfield used ace Josh Bumgarner to eliminate Logan on Monday, making him unavailable.
In this one, Isaacs started seldom-used Dana Harper, relieving him with Zach Strong, bringing in freshman Casey Frye and Brett Adkins, before reentering Harper and finishing with Brandon Wright.
Cabell Midland was unsympathetic, adding three runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to quell any thoughts of a Winfield comeback.
Catcher Brady Elkins was 3-for-4 with two RBI for the Knights, who had 12 hits - 11 of which were singles.
Cole Tilley had two hits and two RBI and Cody Ballengee was 1-for-2 with two RBI. He walked three times with one pushing home a run in the seventh.
"Even when it was 8-0 I wasn't comfortable," said Brumfield of Winfield, which swept Hurricane in the sectionals in 2012 and upset Logan in the regional semifinal on Monday at Winfield. "They're here, and they play well here. They play with a lot of confidence."
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