DAVISVILLE - It all comes down to today to see whether Parkersburg Catholic or Williamstown wins the LKC North Division in baseball.
That's after Catholic's 11-3 triumph over visiting Ravenswood Wednesday at Marshall Romine Field, increasing the Crusaders' record to 13-7 overall and 8-3 (the same as Williamstown) in the LKC North.
The Yellowjackets and PC split their two regular-season matchups, ''so it all comes down to tomorrow (Thursday),'' said Crusader head coach Tom Harvey, as both play their LKC North finales - Catholic on the road at Doddridge County at 5 p.m. and Williamstown playing host to St. Marys at 4:30 p.m.
''If we win, we're in, but if we lose, we're done,'' added Harvey. ''If we both win, I really don't know how it's determined then - more total conference wins, better record or what I just don't know what the tiebreaker is.''
Nevertheless, Catholic needed to win Wednesday to maintain its LKC North title chances going into today's games.
And the Crusaders were ready to play from the get-go Wednesday, rolling out to a 6-0 lead after three innings. including a four-run second on a two-run single by senior catcher Zack Romine after back-to-back RBI singles by Andrew Cinalli and Payton Sturm.
Romine and PC's two other seniors, Jim Ferrell and Bobby Casto, were honored before the game began.
The Red Devils (3-15) got two runs back in the top of the fourth on an error and run-scoring groundout, but Catholic notched a single tally in the bottom of the inning on Mitch Davis' sacrifice fly, then tacked on four more in the fifth frame on a run-scoring single by Sturm, RBI double by Davis, an error and Romine's RBI groundout to hike the advantage to 11-2.
Ravenswood managed another run with two out in the top of the seventh on a delayed double steal before the game ended on a pop-up.
"It was an enjoyable night other than the weather,'' said Harvey of the game, which was played in medium to light rain the last four innings. ''It was a good effort on our part, especially by our seniors,'' as all-state receiver Romine drove in three runs, Ferrell started and ''pitched well,'' hurling the first three innings, and (third baseman) Casto contributed a hit. ''So it was a good way for the seniors to celebrate their time here at Catholic, and to get some of our young guys in the game."