Man blanks Moorefield; Logan falls

By Paul Adkins - [email protected] - and Jerry Fekete - Banner Correspondent

The Logan High School baseball team dropped back below .500 with Saturday’s 4-3 loss at Riverside in extra innings.

Logan (6-7) lost in the bottom of the eighth inning as Riverside plated a run to break a 3-all tie.

The Wildcats outhit the Warriors 9-5. Logan had three errors in the game to one for Riverside.

Jared Shawver, a junior lefty, pitched for Logan, going 7.2 innings and allowing four runs (two earned) with five strikeouts and two walks while taking the loss.

Chase Burnette was 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Logan bats. Shawver helped her own cause as he was 2-for-3 with a double.

Ryan Holstein was 2-for-3, while Tyler Topping was 2-for-4. Matthew Brown also had a hit.

The Wildcats are scheduled to host Belfry (Ky.) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Logan then plays at Mingo Central on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Man 2,

Moorefield 0

MAN — The Man High School baseball team made it two in row on Saturday as Man pitcher Cameron Simpson tossed a three-hit shutout to give the Billies a 2-0 victory over the Moorefield Yellow Jackets as Dr. Juan Nordelo Field.

Man improved to 4-10 on the season, while Moorefield dropped to 6-9.

Man got all the runs they would need in the bottom of the first inning off losing pitcher Holden Sions.

Kenny Jo Adkins singled and later scored on an RBI single by Tyler Blair to give Man a 1-0 lead. The Billies then scored on a double steal as Seth Wingler was out stealing second base but John Thomas Keffer raced from third base to steal home to give Man a 2-0 lead. That would be all of the scoring in the game.

Man was led in hitting by Simpson who helped his own cause with a double. Adkins came out of his slump by going 2-for-3 and scoring a run while Tyler Blair went 1-for-3 with and RBI. Keffer was 1-for-3 with a run, while Nick Collins added a single.

Moorefield had only three hits off of Simpson — one each by Jestin Cosner, Seth Hoyt and Westley Martinez.

Simpson went the distance on three-hit shutout, striking out 11 Yellow Jackets and walking four. Sions suffered the loss.

Neither team committed an error.

Man was slated to host Charleston Catholic on Monday. The Billies go to Sherman on Tuesday for a 5 p.m. game and host Mount View on Wednesday at 6.

By Paul Adkins

[email protected]

and Jerry Fekete

Banner Correspondent

(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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