"I can totally understand where he would be upset about that and I'm sure if I was on his side, I would be upset about it as well," Webb said. "It was a bunch of kids that got excited a little prematurely. It was unfortunate and I'm sorry it happened."
For the Eagles' part, they capped a postseason during which they had to survive traditional Class AAA power Jefferson in the Region 2 semifinal and Hampshire - a team that finished 25-4 and was 3-0 combined against Jefferson, Hedgesville and defending champion Princeton.
Hedgesville's Daniel Heleine ended his season with as many home runs (16) as he came to the State Tournament with, but singled to open the fourth-inning rally and scored his team's first run.
Tyler Anders had a two-run single during the fourth and Cameron Jordan grounded out to score the fourth run.
At that point, Cabell Midland's offense was limited to Kinker. In the final four innings, the Knights were 3-for-16, with two of those hits belonging to the junior.
A pair of two-out singles by Kinker was for naught, as was the one from Brady Elkins in the sixth.
"They're all great teams," Snider said. "We came in, focused, not cocky, just confident. We know we're a great team if we put it all together."
The defeat ended an 11-game winning streak for Cabell Midland, and extended Hedgesville's winning streak to 11 games. The Eagles have won 15 of their last 16 games with the only defeat being a 6-3 loss to Martinsburg - one of only two in-state losses for Hedgesville.