Lady Cats crush Poca at CRHS tourney
by Paul Adkins
CHAPMANVILLE — The Logan High School softball team gained a split on Saturday during the final day of the four-day Corey “Bird” Price First Responders Lady Tigers Invitational at Chapmanville.
Logan lost 3-2 in nine innings to Herbert Hoover, then came back to shut out Poca 8-0 in a game that was stopped after six innings due to the 8-run mercy rule.
Logan, now 5-5 on the season, got a complete game from pitcher Shana Hall in the Poca game. She struck out 10 batters and walked one over six innings.
Aarron Ward was 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI. Chastidy Wiley went 3-for-4 with one run knocked in, while Taylor Napier was 3-for-4 as well.
Hall went 2-for-4 with two singles. Ciara Conley was also 2-for-4 at the plate.
Summer Collins had a single and an RBI. Antonia Hill also had a hit.
In the Herbert Hoover game, Collins ripped a two-run homer to center field in the fourth inning to account for Logan’s only runs. It was her second home run of the season.
Hannah Kolovich, Napier and Ward all had singles for the Lady Cats.
Hana Sedlock was the starting pitcher as she went four innings. Hall then hurled the last five innings in relief and took the loss.
The Huskies scored two runs in the second and one in the ninth to win it.
Logan finished 2-1 in the Chapmanville tourney. The Lady Cats won 3-2 in eight innings over Lincoln County last Friday night.
Logan was scheduled to return to action on Monday at Point Pleasant. LHS then goes to Sherman on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. before hosting county rival Man on Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Lady Cats host Scott on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. before playing at the Best of the Best Tournament at Buffalo on Friday and Saturday.
Lady Tigers drop two
CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School softball team’s bats fell silent on Saturday during the Corey “Bird” Price First Responders Lady Tigers Invitational at Chapmanville’s Ronnie Ooten Field.
In 14 innings of ball the Lady Tigers could only manage two base hits and no runs.
It added up to losses to James Monroe (1-0) and Lincoln County (3-0) as Class AA No. 10-ranked Chapmanville dropped to 6-7 on the season.
The Lady Tigers finished 1-2 in the tourney as Chapmanville beat Ritchie County, the No. 2-ranked team in Class AA, 3-1, last Wednesday.
In Saturday’s first game, James Monroe’s Mikayla Wickline fired a one-hitter and struck out 13 batters in seven innings of work as the Mavericks won over the Lady Tigers.
Bailee Jackson was 2-for-4 to lead James Monroe’s five-hit attack.
Tayla Berry’s double was the only hit for Chapmanville.
James Monroe scored one run in the top of the fifth and one more in the seventh.
Berry was the starting and losing pitcher for Chapmanville. She had pitched a gem of a game last week in the tournament over Ritchie County as she struck out 17 in the Lady Tigers’ win.
Chapmanville came back in the nightcap and were beaten 3-0 by Class AAA No. 2-ranked Lincoln County, which was coming off last Friday night’s 3-2 loss to Logan in the Chapmanville tourney.
Brooke West tossed a one-hitter for Lincoln County, which improved to 11-5 on the season. She also drove in two runs and slapped out a double.
Morgan Hutchinson led LC with three hits. Amy Parsons was 2-for-4 with a double and one run knocked in.
Emma Paris had the only hit for Chapmanville.
The Lady Panthers finished with 10 hits and scored three runs in the first for their only runs of the ballgame.
In other action on Saturday at the Lady Tigers Invitational; James Monroe beat Point Pleasant 5-3; Hurricane blanked Sissonville 9-0; Herbert Hoover won 3-1 over Hurricane and 4-3 over Point Pleasant; Poca downed Buffalo 3-1; and Sissonville edged Lincoln County 2-1.
Megan Bailey was 2-for-4 with a double in James Monroe’s win over Point. Karissa Cochran clubbed a double for the Lady Knights.
Courtney Rogers tossed a one-hit shutout for Hurricane in the victory over Sissonville. Madison Casto was 4-for-4 at the plate for the Redskins (11-1). Rogers also helped her cause as she had three hits, including a home run, a double and three RBI.
Karli Pinkerton had Sissonville’s only hit.
McKenzie Edmonds went 3-for-4 with four RBI to lead Herbert Hoover in its win over Hurricane. Allison Rager and Amber Oaks had two hits each for the winners.
Addie Fullen had a double for Hurricane, which dropped to 11-2.
Lady Billies win two
The Man High School softball team finished the Chapmanville tourney 2-0 after picking up a pair of wins on Saturday.
Man (5-1) won 9-1 over Class AA Poca and 6-2 over Pikeview.
The Lady Billies had played two games on Thursday at the tournament but both games — against Class AA Ritchie County and Class AAA Lincoln County — were suspended by rain.
Man was trailing Ritchie 6-4 in the fourth and was down 2-1 in the fifth to Lincoln County before both games were called.
The Lady Billies were slated to go to Charleston Catholic on Monday night. Man hosts Tug Valley on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and goes to county rival Logan on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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