The Logan High School baseball team is back home after a 3-2 showing this week at the annual Mingo Bay Classic tourney at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Logan, 9-4 and ranked No. 8 in the state in Class AAA, lost 2-1 to in-state team Musselman on Friday during the final day of the tournament.
Musselman’s Chris Schleusf scored the winning run in the top of the eighth inning on a two-out error by Logan as the Applemen beat the Wildcats.
Z. Minnick pitched for Logan and struck out 10 batters over seven innings and allowed just two runs and four hits.
Kyle Harvey was 2-for-3 with a double to lead Logan’s bats. The Cats had six hits in the game and committed one error. The Applemen had no errors.
Logan scored its only run of the game in the bottom of the first inning.
On Thursday at the beach, Logan won 5-2 over Caldwell Academy from Greensboro, N.C.
Logan left-hander Jared Shawver was the winning pitcher as he struck out a career high of nine batters while allowing only one earned run.
Chase Preston was 2-for-3 with RBI while Florida transfer Tim Saunders was 2-for-3 with a double for Logan. Minnick was 1-for-3 with an inside-the-park home run.
Logan is scheduled to play host to Class AA Scott on Monday at 7 p.m. at Logan’s Roger Gertz Field. Game time is 7 p.m.
The Cats then play an improved Man team on Tuesday at home in another 7 p.m. contest before going to Cabell Midland on Wednesday at 7.
On Friday, Logan is then set to play at George Washington at 1 p.m. Then at 4, the Wildcats take on Winfield, also at GW.
Then on Saturday, April 26, Logan is scheduled to play in the Ed Carter Tournament at St. Albans High School.
CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team swept past Van in a home doubleheader on Thursday night at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field with 13-4 and 11-0 wins.
The first game was a continuation of a rain-suspended game at Van earlier in the season. It was tied 4-4 in the bottom of the third inning when the rain came.
The game was picked up on Thursday at Chapmanville as the Tigers scored nine unanswered runs.
Alex Berry was the starting and winning pitcher for CRHS. He was relieved by Nick Brumfield, who struck out 10 and was credited with the win. Chris Bailey homered for the Tigers.
In the second game, Austin Ellis tossed a complete-game shutout on the mound for the Tigers. He fanned 10 over five innings.
Chapmanville scored eight runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back.
The Tigers, ranked No. 4 in the state last week in Class AA, are now 14-2 on the season.
Chapmanville was scheduled to host Moorefield on Saturday at noon in the Man tournament. The Tigers then host Sissonville on Monday at 7 p.m. in a Cardinal Conference game.
Best of the Best
BUFFALO — Logan County’s three high school softball teams are faring well in the prestigious Best of the Best Tournament at Buffalo.
Heading into Saturday’s final-round action, the Logan High School Lady Cats were 2-0. Chapmanville Regional is 2-0 and Man High School’s girls are 1-1.
On Friday, in the Class AAA side of the tourney, Logan’s Lady Cats were winners over Shady Spring (14-0) and Winfield (8-7). In Logan’s pool, Lincoln County prevailed over Shady Spring (14-0) and Winfield (12-0).
Logan, now 15-0 on the season, was scheduled to play Cabell Midland on Saturday afternoon in the tourney.
On Saturday morning, Chapmanville was set to face off with Nicholas County, while Man was to take on Doddridge County.
No scores were available as of presstime.
Cabell Midland, Hurricane, Lincoln County and Logan were all undefeated in the Class AAA portion of the tourney going into Saturday’s game.
In the Class AA/A bracket, Buffalo, Chapmanville, Scott and Sissonville were all 2-0.
On Thursday at the Best of the Best, Man lost 8-2 to Buffalo as Ali Burdette was 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and a home run for the host Bison.
Chelsey Parkins allowed two runs and three hits over seven innings to notch the win on the mound.
Noell Dingess also had two hits for Buffalo.
Hunter Harvey went 2-for-4 to pace Man. Madison Keffer pitched for the Lady Billies.
The Bison outhit Man 8-2. Both teams committed two errors.
Man had won 3-1 over Nicholas County earlier in the day.
The Chapmanville girls won 8-1 over St. Marys and 10-0 over Richwood on Thursday at the Best of the Best.
No further details were available.
The Lady Billies (8-6) are scheduled to host county rival Chapmanville on Monday at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Tigers won 7-6 earlier in the season at home over Man.
Man then hosts Fayetteville on Tuesday in a 6 p.m. doubleheader before hosting Scott on Wednesday and going to Tug Valley on Thursday. On Friday, the Lady Billies host Van.
Chapmanville’s girls are 10-6.
After Monday’s Man game, the Lady Tigers are slated to host Sissonville on Tuesday and arch-rival Logan on Wednesday in a pair of 5:30 p.m. contests. CRHS then goes to Herbert Hoover on Thursday night.
Logan’s girls go to St. Albans on Monday, before going to George Washington on Tuesday and Chapmanville on Wednesday. The next home game is Thursday against Lincoln County.