The Logan High School baseball team knocked off George Washington, 5-4, on Tuesday night at Logan’s Roger Gertz Field in dramatic fashion.
T. Jay Mullins singled with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning, breaking a 4-all tie and giving the Wildcats the walk-off win.
Logan had trailed 4-3 going into the last half of the seventh but Will Akers was able to tie it up with an RBI sacrifice fly.
Logan improved to 5-5 with the victory and increased its winning streak to four games after starting out 1-5 and going 0-3 in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in the Mingo Bay Classic over Spring Break.
Aidan Johnson was 3-for-3 for GW, which dropped to 8-4 on the season.
Senior left-hander Jared Shawver was the starting and winning pitcher for Logan. He went the full seven innings and allowed four runs (two earned) on nine hits with six strikeouts.
Chase Burnette led the Logan bats as he was 2-for-2 with an RBI. Mullins was 1-for-3 with two RBI, including the game winner. Akers and Ryan Holstein were both 1-for-3. Alex Toler was 1-for-4.
Logan had six hits in the game and committed two errors. The Patriots had one.
The game was a homecoming of sorts for George Washington assistant and first base coach Jordan Simpson, a Man High School graduate and former all-state player and ex-collegiate baseball standout at West Virginia State University.
The Wildcats were scheduled to play at Ripley on Wednesday night. Logan hosts Scott on Friday at 7 p.m. and plays at Riverside on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Herbert Hoover 8
The Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team beat Herbert Hoover 10-8 on Tuesday evening at Falling Rock.
The Tigers, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class AA, improved to 11-1 overall and 5-1 in the Cardinal Conference with the win.
Chapmanville has won five straight games and are currently in third place in the conference standings behind Sissonville (5-0) and Wayne (4-0) which are both undefeated in league play.
The Huskies led the Tigers 3-1 after one inning but CRHS pushed four runs across in the top of the third to take a 5-3 lead.
Hoover tied it at 5 with a two-spot in the last half of the third but the Tigers were able to plate one in the fourth and four more in the fifth to lead 10-5. The Huskies scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh but it was too little too late.
Alex Berry paced the Tigers with four hits, including two doubles and four RBI. Jacob Dingess had a double and a run knocked in. Noah Dingess also had a run batted in.
Tanner Purdy had four RBI and Aaron Putillion two to lead the Huskies.
Berry started on the hill for Chapmanville and was relieved by Josh Zigmond in the fourth and Chris Bailey in the seventh.
CRHS committed five errors in the game to four for Hoover. The Tigers outhit the Huskies 11-7.
Chapmanville was scheduled to play at Man on Wednesday night. The Tigers go to Tolsia on Thursday for a 6 p.m. contest and host Poca on Friday at 6 p.m. at Ted Ellis Field.
Thursday’s game is Chapmanville’s first-ever contest at Tolsia’s new baseball field at Glenhayes. The Tigers routed the Rebels earlier in the season at home, 21-1.
TEAM CONF ALL
Sissonville 5-0 7-4
Wayne 4-0 7-3
Chapmanville 5-1 11-1
Poca 2-2 6-4
Herbert Hoover 2-3 7-7
Scott 3-5 7-7
Mingo Central 0-5 3-7
Tolsia NA NA
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).