By: Paul AdkinsSports Editor
April 24, 2013
CHAPMANVILLE — It was a split for the Logan Middle School softball team on Saturday at Chapmanville Middle School’s Elite Eight Tournament.
LMS lost 3-2 to Point Pleasant, then rebounded to rout county rival Man 11-0 in the consolation game for third place.
Logan now stands at 10-2 on the season.
Kelsey Ward pitched the first three innings for Logan in the game against Point Pleasant. Stefanie Curry pitched the rest of the game.
Point led Logan the entire game, scoring one run in the third inning and two in the fourth, taking advantage of three Logan errors in the frame.
In the sixth inning, the Lady Wolves had a comeback.
Hannah Vance got on with a single and was replaced by pinch-runner Marli Hatcher. Alison Click then got a hit to put two runners on. Lexi Hines ripped a double and Curry drove in both runners with a two-run triple.
Logan, though, could not cross home plate again.
“We didn’t hit the ball well,” LMS coach Danielle Dalton said. “Their pitcher only had five strikeouts but we hit everything straight into the ground. If we want to beat teams like Point, we have to work on swinging at good pitches and working their pitcher. Too many times we got up and hit the first pitch.”
Curry and Ashtyn Hylton also had hits for Logan.
LMS played much better in the victory over Man.
The game was stopped after five innings due to the mercy rule.
Hines hit a three-run homer in the first inning — her first home run of the season.
Logan scored 10 runs in the first inning. Hines scored two of the those runs as LMS batted around the order.
Click, Hines, Curry and Hylton were all 2-for-2 at the plate for the Lady Wovles. Hines also had a triple in addition to her round tripper.
Eplin and Vance also had a hit.
LMS is scheduled to have a home game on Wednesday at 6 p.m. against Ravenswood. Logan is then at Point Pleasant on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and back at home on Saturday at 6 p.m. against Chapmanville.