Pitching a perfect game is one of the rarest feats in baseball.
Logan High School’s Jared Shawver, however, nearly pulled it off on Friday night at Belfry, Ky., as he led the Wildcats to a 10-1 victory over Bracken County (Ky.).
Shawver, a senior left-hander, had a perfect game alive going into the sixth inning before allowing a base hit.
The one-hitter stood as the Logan Wildcats improved to 8-7 on the season.
Shawver allowed just one walk and ended up striking out 10 batters. He also helped his own cause at the plate by driving in two runs. Ryan Holstein also had two RBI.
Alex Toler, Chase Burnette, Matt Brown and T. Jay Mullins all had two hits each.
Logan is scheduled to host county rival Man (5-11) on Monday at 7 p.m. The teams met on March 24 at Man with the Cats winning 8-0.
The Chapmanville baseball team won 8-2 at Class AA sectional rival at Scott on Thursday, improving to 19-2 overall and 8-2 in the Cardinal Conference.
The Tigers are second in the conference standings behind Wayne, which has just one league loss.
Scott fell to 9-11, 4-7.
Chapmanville scored four runs in the top of the first inning and one in the third to lead 5-0. The Tigers never looked back.
Adam Vance went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBIs to pace the CRHS bats. Josh Zigmond was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Alex Berry also drove in a run.
Nathan Ramsey had one RBI for Scott, which was outhit 12-5 by the Tigers.
Both teams committed two errors.
Berry was the starting and winning pitcher for Chapmanville. Zigmond came on in relief in the sixth.
TEAM CONF ALL
Wayne 5-1 11-5
Chapmanville 8-2 19-2
Sissonville 6-2 11-6
Poca 7-2 12-6
Herbert Hoover 6-6 10-10
Scott 4-7 10-11
Tolsia 1-10 3-10
Mingo Central 0-7 4-11
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).