By Paul Adkins email@example.com
May 16, 2014
Continued rain and the flash flood advisory caused the postponent of Thursday night’s scheduled Logan baseball and softball games.
The Logan baseball team, 21-8 on the season, was scheduled to open Class AAA sectional play on Thursday night at St. Albans (10-11) but the game was rained out and moved to Friday at 6:30 p.m.
The Wildcats are then slated to host Nitro (21-6) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Logan’s Roger E. Gertz Field.
On Monday, St. Albans is set to play at Nitro in Game 3 of the sectionals.
The two surviving teams will then meet in the championship round.
It’s the second straight year Logan has played in the current three-team section. Logan had won 12 straight sectional championships from 2000-11 before getting ousted at South Charleston in the 2012 sectional final.
Last year, Logan was shipped out to a new sectional and won the title again.
The St. Albans Red Dragons have had an up-and-down season and lost 3-1 this year to Logan in the only meeting. The Cats and Nitro did not play.
The Logan softball team (26-4) also had its Class AAA regional semifinal game on Thursday night at home with Point Pleasant rained out and moved to Friday at 6 p.m.
The Lady Cats are ranked No. 4 in the state in 3A. Point enters with a 21-7 mark and have a No. 10 state ranking.
The Man High School Lady Billies (13-11), ranked No. 10 in the state in Class A, were slated to host No. 4 Sherman (15-10) in a regional semifinal game on Thursday night.
If Logan wins over the Lady Knights, it would host the Class AAA regional championship game next week against the winner of the Lincoln County-Cabell Midland game. Cabell Midland (16-7) is No. 3 in the state while LC (20-6) is No. 6.