WHEELING PARK - The Wheeling Park baseball team took the upper hand on rival Brooke Thursday with a 5-3 win in the West Virginia Class AAA Region 1, Section 1 tournament.
The teams get after it again at 5 p.m. today on the same diamond. The Bruins must win to force a game on Saturday.
The Patriots scored three in the bottom of the first inning and extended that lead to 5-0 with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
Brooke scored three times in the top of the sixth inning, two of which were thanks to RBI doubles by Kaelan Welch and Heath Hildreth. Chad Harper also doubled.
Wheeling Park 5, Brooke 3
Brooke 000 003 0 - 3 5 1
Wheeling Park 300 110 x - 5 9 2
BROOKE: Hildreth (LP, 3K, 1BB) and Harper; Harper D; Welch D, RBI; Hildreth D,RBI.
WHEELING PARK: Jackson (WP, 6K, 2BB), Grove (6, 3K, 1BB) and Hackathorn. Hartly 2S, RBI; Jacobs D, RBI; Moffett S, RBI; Grove D, RBI; Banks S, RBI.