WHEELING, W.Va. – Ritchie County got shut out at Wheeling Central in the Class A, Region I opener in Wheeling.
The Rebels fell 10-0 in six innings.
Wheeling Central led by four entering the sixth inning, during which it scored six runs to end the game early.
Ritchie County returns home Tuesday for an elimination game, needing a win to return the series to Wheeling for a decisive Game 3.
First pitch for that game has been scheduled for 6 p.m.