And then there was one.
Following last weekend’s shocking upsets by the Scott High School baseball team over Class AA No. 2-ranked Chapmanville in the sectional tournament and Logan’s 0-2 showing in its Class AAA sectional that leaves one county baseball team left standing.
The Man Hillbillies.
Man (9-16), which swept Tug Valley last week in the Class A sectionals with 13-0 and 10-0 wins, have moved on to play May 24 at either Sherman or Van in the regional semifinals.
Man was scheduled to play on Monday night at Scott in a tune-up game. The Billies then play at Herbert Hoover on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in another tune-up game.
The Hillbillies are hoping to make it back to the Class A state tournament. Last year, Man reached the Single-A state finals but lost to Wahama. Two seasons ago, the Billies won the Class A state championship.
This is Man’s last season as a Class A school as the Billies are set to move up to the Double-A ranks next spring.
2016 Man High School
Baseball Schedule (9-16):
March 24: Logan, L 0-8
March 26: Greater Beckley Christian, L 1-4
March 28: Lincoln County, L 0-1 (15 innings)
March 29: at Van, W 15-6
March 30: at Capital, L 3-4 (8 innings)
March 31: Capital, L 0-4
April 1: at Buffalo, L 1-4
April 5: at Westside, W 10-7
April 8: Belfry (Ky.), L 10-11 (9 innings)
April 11: Van, L 4-5
April 13: Chapmanville, L 0-4
April 14: at Greater Beckley Christian, L 2-10
April 15: Buffalo, W 4-2
April 16: Moorefield, W 2-0
April 18: Charleston Catholic, L 6-10
April 19: at Sherman, W 9-2
April 20: Mount View, W 14-4
April 25: at Logan, L 2-6
April 26: Westside, W 10-0
April 29: at Charleston Catholic, L 2-3 (8 innings)
April 30: Fayetteville, L 4-6
May 4: at Chapmanville, L 1-3
May 6: Liberty Raleigh, L 6-7 (8 innings)
May 9: at Tug Valley (Class A sectionals), W 13-0
May 10: Tug Valley (Class A sectionals), W 10-0
May 16: at Scott, 6 p.m.
May 17: at Herbert Hoover, 6 p.m.
May 24: at Sherman/Van (Class A regional semifinals), 6 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).