Lady Cats 13-0 after wins over Winfield, Point

By Paul Adkins Sports Editor

April 13, 2014

Make it 13 in a row.

The Logan High School softball team improved to 13-0 on the season with Friday night’s 5-4 win at Point Pleasant in a battle of Class AAA teams.

With the game tied 2-2, Logan broke the game open with a three-spot in the top of the seventh inning.

Point Pleasant countered with two runs in the last half of the seventh but it was not enough as Logan’s winning streak went to a lucky 13.

Logan was outhit 9-7 by the Lady Knights but Point Pleasant committed four errors to just one for the Lady Cats.

Logan catcher Chastidy Wiley led the offensive attack for the Lady Cats as she was 3-for-4 with one RBI.

Aarron Ward had an RBI double for Logan, while Kelsey Ward also doubled.

Sam Curry had a hit and an RBI for Logan. Kiana Hill added a single and Summer Collins and Hannah Kolovich had one RBI apiece.

Karissa Cochran was 2-for-4 with four RBI for Point Pleasant. Rebekah Darst was 2-for-2. Makinley Higginbotham doubled.

Payton Fetty, Megan Hamond, Michaela Cottrill and Elizabeth Bateman had one hit each.

Kolovich, Collins, Hale and Aarron Ward had sacrifice bunts for Logan.

Hana Sedlock was the starting and winning pitcher for the Lady Cats. She went the full seven innings and allowed four earned runs and nine hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.

Point’s Cochran took the loss on the hill. She also pitched the full seven innings and gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.

Logan hosts Nitro this Wednesday before playing in the Best of the Best Tournament at Buffalo April 17-19.

Logan 2,

Winfield 1

The Logan High School softball team ran its record to 12-0 and matched last season’s win total as the Lady Cats nipped Winfield 2-1 on Thursday night at home in a battle of Class AAA teams.

Aarron Ward pitched the complete game win for the Lady Cats as she tossed seven innings and allowed one run and three hits with six strikeouts and one walk.

Ward also had the game-winning single in the bottom of the sixth which broke a 1-1 tie. Hannah Kolovich had led off the inning with a walk and was then bunted over to second base by Chastidy Wiley. Ward then drove her in.

Ward then got out Winfield in the top of the seventh to preserve the win.

Hana Sedlock had Logan’s only other hit. She also scored the only other run.

Abby Short was the starting and losing pitcher for Winfield. She hurled six innings and allowed two runs and two hits with two strikeouts and three walks.

Chapmanville 4,

Poca 3

CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School softball team scored a 4-3 win at home over Poca on Thursday evening at Chapmanville’s Ronnie Ooten Field.

The Lady Tigers improved to 7-5 overall and 4-4 in the Cardinal Conference.

The game was just recently flipped. Chapmanville was originally scheduled to travel to Poca on Thursday night. CRHS will now play at Poca on April 30 in the second meeting between the two teams.

Freshman Faith Bell was the winning pitcher in relief for the Lady Tigers. Cydnee Lambert was the starter for Chapmanville.

Tori Ward took the loss on the hill for the Dots.

Savannah Wiley was 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Lady Tigers. Lambert had a triple and Lauryn Easterling and Bell each singled.

Chapmanville has also announced it is flipping dates with Lincoln County. LC will come to Chapmanville to play the Lady Tigers on Monday. The game had originally been slated to be played at Lincoln County. CRHS will then play at LC on May 1.

Chapmanville 11,

Sherman 0

CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Lady Tigers’ softball team had no trouble with Sherman on Friday night as CRHS won 11-0 over the Tide in three innings.

It was the second straight home win over Chapmanville, which is now 8-5 overall.

Cydnee Lambert was the winning pitcher for the Lady Tigers. She allowed just two hits over three innings as she fanned three and walked two.

Paige Halstead had a double and Jordan Lewis a single for Sherman.

Whitney Laws was the losing pitcher for the Tide.

Savannah Wiley, Lauryn Easterling, Samarah Hurst and Carley Cook all doubled for Chapmanville. Shian Meeks, Lambert and Caitlin Elkins had singles.

The Lady Tigers are scheduled to host Lincoln County on Monday at 5:30 p.m., then go to Scott on Tuesday before hosting two-time defending Class AA state champion Wayne on Wednesday night. CRHS then plays in the Best of the Best tourney at Buffalo April 18-19.