Lady Cats notch sixth straight win

By Paul Adkins - [email protected]

The Logan High School softball team ran its winning streak to six games with Monday night’s 7-3 victory at Class AAA sectional rival St. Albans.

Logan, now 9-4 on the season, had its games last Saturday at Winfield and last Friday at home against Point Pleasant rained out.

Hana Sedlock pitched the win over Logan over St. Albans. She fanned 11 and allowed just five hits and two walks.

Steph Curry was 2-for-3 at the plate for Logan. Sedlock helped her cause with a pair of singles and an RBI. Chelsea Napier also had two singles and a run knocked in.

Senior first baseman Monica Mitchell had a triple and a single. Khyra Wright, Brooklyn Queen, Kelsey Ward and Taylor Napier all singled.

LHS was slated to host its other Class AAA sectional rival Nitro on Tuesday. The Lady Cats then play at South Charleston on Wednesday at host Poca on Thursday before playing this weekend in the Best of the Best tourney at Buffalo.

“After today it gets very difficult again for us,” Logan coach Randy Robinette said. This also gives us the top seed in the upcoming sectional tournament at St. Albans with this win. That is guaranteed.”

Chapmanville 8,

Scott 0

Kenzie McCann pitched a five-inning perfect game on Monday as the Chapmanville Regional High School softball team won at Scott 8-0.

McCann struck out seven as the Lady Tigers improved to 12-4 overall and 7-1 in the Cardinal Conference.

The Lady Tigers swept the season series with Scott, also taking an identical 8-0 win on March 26 at home. The two teams are scheduled to meet in a best-of-three Class AA sectional series during the post-season.

Savannah Wiley hit a home run for Chapmanville in the game. Shian Meeks clubbed a double and a triple, and Karah Little doubled. Wiley and Meeks were both 2-for-3.

McCann was 2-for-4 for the Lady Tigers. Hollie Carter, Alli Harless and Kara Browning all had one hit each.

CRHS had 10 hits in the game and no errors. Scott had two errors.

Haleigh Brown was the starting and losing pitcher for Scott.

Cassie Stowers grounded out to second basemen Alli Harless to give McCann the perfect game.

Chapmanville was scheduled to play at Poca on Tuesday. CRHS is set to play in the Best of the Best tournament at Buffalo this weekend.

The Lady Tigers’ games against Riverside last Saturday, at Sherman last Friday and against Sissonville last Thursday were all called off due to inclement weather.

CRHS last played on April 6 with a 9-0 win at Man. On April 5, Chapmanville won 17-7 at regional rival Wayne.

Man 11,

Mingo Central 0

The Man High School softball team returned to action with Monday night’s 11-0 win at Class AA Mingo Central at Delbarton’s Blevins Field.

It took the Lady Billies just four innings to plate 11 runs while the defense held Mingo Central scoreless.

Man improved to 11-3 on the season with the win.

Offensively, the bats got cracking early in the first inning as the Lady Billies sent 10 batters to the plate and scored five runs with the help of doubles by juniors Grace Cline and Haylee Daniels.

Sydney Keffer, another junior, and sophomore Morgan Muncy also singled in the first inning to keep the momentum going in the Lady Billies’ favor.

Man struck again in the third inning when freshman Chelsie Vance reached safely on a bunt and eventually scored on ground ball by right fielder Madison Paynter.

The fourth inning was the game sealer as Man batted around and added five more runs to shorten the game.

Cline led the way for Man as she was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and four RBI. Keffer and Vance also went 2-for-3 with a single and double each. Muncy had two singles. Also contributing with hits for Man were Emilee Toler, Paynter and Daniels.

Daniels also notched the win on the mound, going four complete innings, striking out seven of 14 batters and allowing just two hits.

Senior pitcher Kara Lester suffered the loss for Mingo Central.

Man was scheduled to host Sherman on Tuesday, then travel to River View on Wednesday and to Tug Valley on Thursday. All game times are set for 5:30 p.m.

By Paul Adkins

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(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

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