The Poca Dots rallied to beat the visiting Logan High School softball team on Wednesday night, 3-2, at Poca.
Logan led 2-0 after three innings after taking a two-spot in the top of the third. Poca then scored one run in the bottom of the fourth and two in the sixth. The Dots then got Logan out in the top of the seventh to preserve the win.
Monica Mitchell was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead Logan (13-10). Kelsey Ward, Brooklyn Queen, Jaden Oney and Hannah Vance all had one hit each.
Ward pitched for the Lady Cats and suffered the hard luck loss.
“We led 2-1 going into the bottom of the sixth inning but we just could not hold the lead. We just have to learn to hold people and put teams away,” Logan coach Randy Robinette said.
Logan outhit Poca 6-5. Both teams committed three errors.
The Dots are 16-4 on the season after the win.
Poca won the season series over Logan 3-0. The Dots also won 8-1 on April 1 in the Chapmanville tourney, then defeated the Lady Cats 4-1 on April 14 at Logan.
Molly Collins tied the game 2-2 with a game-tying double, knocking in Casey Skeens who had earlier tripled. Poca then won it on Sarah Fisher’s groundout to third.
Jasmine Luikart earned the win on the mound for the Dots.
The Lady Cats were scheduled to host Point Pleasant on Thursday. Logan then plays Point Pleasant again on Friday night on the road.
2016 Logan High School
Softball Schedule (13-10):
March 21: South Charleston, L 3-16
March 23: at Nitro, W 13-0
March 24: Chapmanville, L 5-13
March 25: Lincoln County, W 6-5
March 26: at Wyoming East, L 1-2
March 30: Sherman, W 4-3
April 1: vs. Poca (at Chapmanville tourney), L 1-8
April 2: vs. Sherman (at Chapmanville tourney), W 10-5
April 4: St. Albans, W 5-4
April 5: at Westside, W 16-2
April 6: Scott, W 11-1
April 7: Man, W 8-0
April 11: at St. Albans, W 7-3
April 12: Nitro, W 10-0
April 13: at South Charleston, L 0-8
April 14: Poca, L 1-4
April 15: vs. Lincoln County (Best of the Best at Buffalo), W 8-7
April 15: vs. Parkersburg South (Best of the Best at Buffalo), L 4-6 (11 innings)
April 16: vs. Wheeling Park (Best of the Best at Buffalo), W 7-5
April 16: vs. Musselman (Best of the Best at Buffalo), W 7-6
April 16: vs. Hurricane (Best of the Best at Buffalo), L 0-10
April 18: at Lincoln County, L 0-4
April 20: at Poca, L 2-3
April 21: Point Pleasant, 5:30 p.m.
April 22: at Point Pleasant, 5:30 p.m.
April 23: Winfield (DH), 1 p.m.
April 25: Westside, 5:30 p.m.
April 26: at Chapmanville, 5:30 p.m.
April 27: Wyoming East, 5:30 p.m.
April 28: at Man, 5:30 p.m.
May 2: at Sherman, 5:30 p.m.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).