ST. ALBANS — A split on Friday night in the Class AAA Region 4 Section 2 high school softball tournament between Logan and St. Albans forced a decisive Game 3 on Saturday.
St. Albans won Game 1 by a 2-1 score on Friday. Logan then forced a winner-take-all game with an 11-6 victory in the nightcap.
The two teams were scheduled to meet in the finals on Saturday with the winner moving on to play at Point Pleasant on Thursday. Point won its section with two wins over Winfield, 3-2 and 3-2.
Logan (17-16) was only able to push a single run across home play in the bottom of the seventh inning in the first game with St. Albans (10-14).
Hana Sedlock allowed just two runs and five hits but was tagged with the loss.
Logan had four hits in the game. Both teams committed two errors.
In the second game, Logan plated three runs in each of the first two innings and never looked back in defeating the Red Dragons.
Both teams had 12 hits in the game. St. Albans had three errors to none for Logan.
Sedlock picked up the win for Logan on the mound. Steph Curry was 2-for-4 at the plate with a home run.
St. Albans 8,
ST. ALBANS — The Logan High School softball team lost 8-3 at St. Albans on Saturday morning in the decisive Game 3 of the Class AAA sectional tournament at the St. Albans High School softball field.
The loss ended Logan’s season at 17-17.
Logan led 2-0 in the bottom of the third with pitcher Hana Sedlock’s RBI ground out to second and shortstop Chelsea Napier’s RBI double to the left center field fence.
St. Albans (14-17) then scored four runs in the top of the fifth to grab a 4-2 lead. Leeah Scott’s two-run homer to left center put the Red Dragons up for good. Gracie Carnes also had an RBI double and Evelyn Snyder ripped an RBI triple during the inning.
The Lady Cats got to within 4-3 in the bottom of the fifth with Napier’s RBI groundout to second.
St. Albans then put the game away with a four-spot in the top of the sixth. Britney Sharp’s two-run double was the big blow. Carnes also had an RBI ground rule double deep down the left field line.
St. Albans pitcher Jaclen Wills then got Logan out in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the win. She fanned two in a seven-inning worksheet and walked none.
Sedlock was the starting and losing pitcher for Logan. She was relieved by Steph Curry in the fifth. Sedlock struck out five batters and walked two while giving up four runs and seven hits over 4.2 innings.
Both teams had 11 hits in the game.
Sedlock was 3-for-4 with one RBI to lead Logan. Monica Mitchell, Logan’s senior first baseman, was 2-for-4. Curry, Brooklyn Queen, Napier, Jaden Oney, Amber Stone and Jaycee Abbott had one hit each.
Carnes went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI for St. Albans. Scott was 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI. Wills was also 2-for-5, while Sharp went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs knocked in. Snyder was 2-for-4 with a triple and one RBI.
J.B. Amburgey added a double for the Red Dragons.
St. Albans is set to play at Point Pleasant on Thursday in the Class AAA regional semifinals.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).