PINEVILLE — Logan stormed from behind to win the Coach-Pitch championship.
The blue and gold overcame an 8-0 deficit to nip Madison, 13-12, in the District 2 finals on Thursday evening at the Pineville Little League Field at Pinnacle Creek.
“I’m really excited for the boys,” said Logan head coach Mike Allie. “They worked hard all year.”
The game featured a pair of unbeatens, but Madison dominated the early going. After retiring Logan in order in the first, the Boone County crew put up eight in the first inning.
“We stressed to the boys that we were in a dire situation,” Allie said.
Logan pushed across three in the second. Madison answered with two in the bottom of the inning to make it 10-3.
A five-run Logan third turned the momentum and closed the gap to 10-8.
The teams were tied at 10-all at the end of four.
Madison scored a run in the fifth to take its final lead at 11-10.
Logan tacked on three in the sixth to go on top 13-11.
Madison scored a run with one out in the bottom of the inning. But the Logan defense got the next batter out on a ground ball and caught a soft liner to end the game.
“That was probably the worst we’ve hit in the series,” Allie said. “But it was probably the best defense we’ve played. Like we always say, gloves win games.”
Allie said the team put in long hours during the season.
“We were a little rough around the edges when we started, and we progressed to what you saw tonight,” he said.
Allie was assisted by Aaron Messer and Adam Baisden.
Logan was 5-0 in the tourney, beating Oceana, Baileysville and Sandy River in pool play and defeating Matewan in the semis.