By: Paul AdkinsSports Editor
April 14, 2013
The Logan High School softball team swept past a pair of opponents on Friday at the Best of the Best Tournament at Buffalo.
Logan (8-8) won 6-2 over 2A Shady Spring, then came back to blank 3A University 2-0.
Shana Hall was the starting and winning pitcher for the Lady Cats in the Shady game as she went seven innings and allowed just one hit and no walks with seven strikeouts. She also hit a batter.
Castidy Wiley was 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBI for Logan. Antonia Hill was 2-for-3 with a run knocked in. Hana Sedlock went 2-for-3 as well.
Aarron Ward was 2-for-4 with three runs batted in.
Summer Collins and Hall each added a hit.
In the win over University, Ward hurled a complete-game three-hit shutout with five strikeouts and one walk.
Hill blasted a solo homer in the fifth for one of Logan’s runs. Sedlock, who went 2-for-3, drove in the other with a base hit.
Hall was 2-for-3 at the plate, while Shelby Hale added a single.
Logan was scheduled to return to the Best of the Best on Saturday with a ballgame against Class A No. 1-ranked Buffalo, the two-time defending state champs.
Lady Billies split
Man and Sherman might very well meet each other in the upcoming Class A regional tournament for the right to play in Vienna.
If the first two meetings are any indication it’s going to be one heck of a game.
The Man High School softball team met Sherman for the second time this season on Thursday at the Best of the Best Tournament at Buffalo as the Tide won 7-6 over the Lady Billies.
Man had been defeated 1-0 at Sherman earlier in the season.
The Lady Billies came back on Thursday and improved to 9-3 on the season with a 10-0 victory over Richwood at the Best of the Best.
Sherman also downed Wahama 10-0 in three innings on Thursday at Buffalo behind a one-hit shutout by pitcher Kylie Wells.
Man jumped ahead of Sherman 4-0 in the first inning but the Tide’s Taylor Hendricks ripped a two-run homer in the second to make it 4-2.
Sherman then carried the momentum into the third inning as the Tide plated five runs to take a 7-4 lead. The Tide’s Jordan Lewis had the big blow — a two-out, two-run single.
Man cut it to 7-5 with Madison Keffer’s RBI single. A bases loaded walk to Emilee Osborne made it a 7-6 ballgame with two outs in the seventh but May was able to strike out Man’s Micayla Gibson to end the game.
Class A No. 4-ranked Sherman improved to 12-4 with the win.
The Tide were led on Thursday by shortstop Baylee Harless, who went 5-for-6 with two doubles in the pair of wins.
May picked up the win over the Lady Billies but surrendered 11 hits to go along with two walks and two strikeouts.
Man was led by Cari Blair, who was 4-for-4 at the plate with an RBI. Summer Sword hammered out two hits, including a triple. Osborne also had two hits and an RBI.
Taylor Tomblin was the starting and losing pitcher for Man. She was relieved by Keffer in the third.
Man was scheduled to see more action on Saturday in the Best of the Best as the Lady Billies were slated to take on St. Marys. Man was scheduled to host Cross Lanes Christian on Friday night but the game was cancelled.
Lady Tigers drop two
The Chapmanville Regional High School softball team went 0-2 in the Best of the Best tourney at Buffalo on Friday with losses to 3A teams Lincoln County (9-0) and Parkersburg South (4-0).
Lincoln County, ranked No. 2 in the state, also picked up a 10-0 victory over Parkersburg South.
Brooke West and Faith Huffman allowed only two hits and struck out a combined nine batters in five innings of work.
The Chapmanville-Lincoln County game was stopped in the third inning due to the mercy rule. The Lady Panthers scored two runs in the first and seven in the second.
Talya Berry pitched for the Lady Tigers and was relieved by Emma Paris in the first inning.
Chapmanville was held hitless.
Brooke West hit a home run and drove in two for Lincoln County. Amy Parsons was 2-for-2 with a double and two runs batted in. Brandi Isaacs had a double and an RBI.
The Lady Tigers were slated to return to the Best of the Best on Saturday to play Nicholas County.
Chapmanville’s season has turned into a rapid tailspin as the Lady Tigers (6-10) have now dropped five straight games.
Chapmanville is 0-3 this season against Lincoln County, also losing 6-0 and 3-0.
Scott 2, Logan 0
Scott dropped the Logan High School softball team to 6-8 on the season with Thursday night’s 2-0 win over the Lady Cats at the Logan Softball Complex.
Aarron Ward was Logan’s starting pitcher and took the loss. She went five innings and gave up two runs and six hits with three strikeouts and one walk.
Shana Hall pitched the last two innings in relief, giving up no runs and one hit with one strikeout.
Summer Collins led Logan’s bats as she was 2-for-3 with two doubles. Chastidy Wiley, Hall and Ward had one hit each.
Scott scored one run in the first and one in the fifth and outhit the Lady Cats 7-5.
Jennifer Miller was the starting and winning pitcher for Scott.
Chasity Ball was 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI for the Lady Hawks. Allyson Johnson was 2-for-4. Miller and Sara Browning added doubles.
Logan 14, Ripley 3
Alex Lakatos paced the Logan High School baseball team on Friday night at Ripley as the Wildcats won 14-3 and improved to 8-3 on the season.
Lakatos was 4-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBI.
Logan rapped out 17 hits in the win.
Josh Rein and Z. Minnick each went 3-for-5 for the Wildcats.
Nathan Tucker doubled for Ripley, which fell to 4-13 on the season.
Logan led 3-1 after two innings, then plated seven runs in the top of the third to take an 8-3 lead. The Cats then tacked on two runs each in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Chase Preston was the starting and winning pitcher for Logan. He was relieved by Troy Burgess in the sixth.
Logan swept the season series with the Vikings, also winning 12-2 at home in late March.
LHS was scheduled to host Winfield on Saturday night before hosting Cabell Midland on Monday at 7 p.m. The Cats then host Lincoln County on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and go to Cabell Midland on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.