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Pioneers get past Chesapeake

WAYNE, W.Va. — The Wayne Pioneers scored twice in the fifth inning and held on to edge the Chesapeake Panthers 3-2 Wednesday.

Chesapeake took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Kyle Rase doubled and Travis Zimmerman singled.

Wayne tied the game in the third and went ahead in the fifth on a walk, an RBI double by Joe Thompson and Austin Mills’ base hit.

The Panthers mounted a rally in the seventh when Zimmerman was safe on an error, John Baise put down a sacrifice bunt, and Phillip Mandt had an RBI single. But the next batter struck out to end the game.

Chesapeake (0-1) plays at Huntington, W.V., Thursday.

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Travis Zimmerman, Kyle Rase (5) and Bryon Huff. Joe Ferguson, Austin Mills (4) and Shreve. W-Mills. L-Rase (1-K, 0-BB). (Zimmerman 6-K, 3-BB). 2B-Chesapeake: Kyle Rase. Wayne: Thompson. Hitting-Chesapeake: Bryon Huff 1-3, Kyle Rase 1-3, Travis Zimmerman 1-3, Phillip Mandt 2-3. Wayne: Thompson 2-3, Mills 1-2, Perry 1-1, Bias 1-2.