Six in a row! Bridgeport claims sixth straight Double-A title


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Bridgeport’s five consecutive state baseball championships was already a streak that West Virginia high school baseball had never seen before. 

That streak of dominance has been extended another season.

A 5-2 victory over Frankfort Saturday evening at Appalachian Power Park gave the Indians an unprecedented sixth consecutive championship trophy in a run that started in the 2014 season.

For head coach Robert Shields, it’s his eighth title in charge of the Indians, and the two wins this week in Charleston took him to a record of 827-252 in his head coaching career. 

Bridgeport remains on top of the Double-A baseball world for another year.

Nick Stalnaker, who hasn’t pitched much at all this year, got the start and was great, pitching 5+ innings, and only allowing two runs to a very good Frankfort team. 

Bridgeport scored the first four runs of the game, and added an insurance run late.

Ethan Perry and Drew Harbert each went 2-for-3 in the game. Perry also drove in two runs. 

The two teams combined for more runners left on base (17) than hits (15). Despite that, Bridgeport was 6-for-15 with runners on, and 3-for-8 with runners in scoring postion – both totals significantly better than that of the Falcons. 

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