By: Paul AdkinsSports Editor
March 17, 2013
WHITMAN — With temperatures in the low 30s and snow flurries blowing around Whitman’s Timmy Marcum Field of Dreams, it was anything but baseball weather as the Logan Middle School Timberwolves opened the new season.
Logan, however, shook off the blustry, frigid cold and defeated Madson Middle School, 9-4, in the season opener.
LMS rallied back from a 4-0 deficit to notch the win.
Caleb Lawson came in relief and threw five scoreless innings for Logan, striking out six and allowing no runs.
Matthew Brown fired two scoreless innings to complete the come-from-behind victory over the RedHawks.
Offensively, Logan was led by Lawson and Will Akers. The two combined for five RBIs and three runs scored.
“Caleb really came into a tough situation and got us out with only two additional runs scoring,” Logan Middle School coach Alex Perry said.
Cody Maynard also drove in two runs and scored a run.
Tyler Browning, T.J. Mullins, Zack Shawver, Seth Nichols and Tyler Frye all scored a run.
Brown had a run-scoring double for Logan.
Terrance Chapman and Isaiah Beckett both made good defensive plays for the Timberwolves.
Logan was playing the game down a returning starter as Kyle Porter had to finish serving a suspension from basketball season. LMS will rely on Porter to give them leadership both defensively and offensively this season.
“We started out poorly, but the guys dug down and rallied for a good victory,” Perry said.
Brown led the LMS defense, making several spectacular plays.
“I think Matthew showed signs of being a big part of this team’s success tonight,” LMS assistant coach Wes Adkins said.
Logan was scheduled to return to action on Friday night with a conference game at Winfield.