Logan baseball, softball fall on the road


By Paul Adkins - [email protected]



The Logan High School baseball team saw its four-game winning streak snapped on the road at Ripley on Wednesday as the Wildcats lost 10-8 to the Vikings.

Logan (5-6) outhit Ripley 13-12 but committed six errors in the game to two for the Vikings.

Ripley led 6-1 after two innings after scoring five runs in the bottom of the first.

Logan cut it to 6-4 in the fourth but Ripley added two more runs to lead 8-4.

The Vikings added two more in the bottom of the fifth. Logan plated two in the top of the sixth.

Jared Shawver was 3-for-4 to lead the Logan bats. Alex Toler was 2-for-4 with a double while T. Jay Mullins was 2-for-3 with three RBI. Will Akers went 2-for-5, while Chase Burnette was 2-for-3.

Tyler Topping and Matthew Brown each hammered a double.

Burnette started on the hill for the Wildcats, going 3.1 innings and allowing eight runs (four earned) with six strikeouts and one walk. Brown tossed 2.2 innings in relief with two unearned runs and two strikeouts.

Logan is scheduled to host Scott on Friday at 7 p.m. and go to Riverside for a Saturday 1 p.m. contest.

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SOFTBALL

South Charleston 8,

Logan 0

The Logan High School softball team’s seven-game winning streak came to a halt with Wednesday’s 8-0 loss at South Charleston.

South Charleston swept the season series with the Lady Cats, also winning 16-3 at Logan in the season opener.

Logan (10-5) had just one hit — a double by pitcher Kelsey Ward.

The Lady Cats committed six errors.

“To beat a good team like South Charleston you can’t have six errors and expect to win,” LHS coach Randy Robinette said.

Logan hosts Poca on Friday at 6 p.m. and then plays over the weekend in the Best of the Best tourney at Buffalo.

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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