Wheeling Central grabbed the 1-0 lead in their Region 1 Final series with Ritchie County thanks to 10-0 win in six innings.
Already leading 4-0 in the bottom of the sixth the Maroon Knights struck for six more runs. Michael Toepfer got the scoring started with a two-run double.
Adam Murray went the distance on the mound to get the complete game shutout win.
Game two of the series is Tuesday at Ritchie County, a Central win sends the Knights back to the state tournament in Charleston.