Revenge is sweet.
The Logan High School softball team found that out on Monday night as the Lady Cats defeated Class AAA sectional rival St. Albans 4-3 at the Logan High School Softball Complex.
St. Albans beat pitching-depleted Logan twice in last year’s sectional tourney by 14-7 and 15-6 scores to end the Lady Cats’ season.
Down 3-2 heading into the last half of the seventh inning, the Lady Cats won in dramatic fashion.
The winning run came across with Aarron Ward’s game-winning RBI single up the middle to break a 3-3 tie.
Logan led off the inning as Summer Collins was hit by a pitch. Hannah Kolovich was then safe on an error and Chastidy Wiley was safe on a fielder’s choice as Collins scored to tie it up at 3-3.
The Lady Cats (3-0) were led by Sam Curry who was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double.
Collins led off the game with a triple and scored in the bottom of the first inning with Kolovich’s successful RBI squeeze bunt single. Logan then made it 2-0 with an RBI bunt off the bat of Taylor Napier.
Ward, Kiana Hill and Napier all singled for Logan.
St. Albans scored three runs in the top of the fifth to take a 3-2 lead.
Ward was Logan’s starting pitcher and got a no-decision. Hana Sedlock came on in the fifth and was credited with the win.
Logan was scheduled to see action on Tuesday night at Winfield. The Lady Cats then go to Nitro on Wednesday for a 6 p.m. game before hosting South Charleston on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. This Friday and Saturday, LHS plays in the Chapmanville Lady Tigers Invitational.
Belfry (Ky.) 4
CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team ran its record to 4-0 on the season with Monday night’s 10-4 win at home over Belfry (Ky.) at Chapmanville’s Ted Ellis Field.
The Class AA No. 7-ranked Tigers have scored 10 runs or more in every game this season.
CRHS was led by catcher Jordan Cook, who had a double, a triple and two RBI.
Brent Bigley was 3-for-4 at the plate for Chapmanville and drove in three runs. Tristan Thompson and William Copley were each 3-for-4 with a double. Austin Ellis went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI. Chris Bailey and Brock Dalton each added a double.
Joey Duty went 4-for-4 with a pair of RBI for Belfry (7-4).
Chapmanville outhit the Pirates 17-8. Each team committed an error.
The Tigers led 3-0 after two innings but Belfry tied it in the top of third with a three-spot. Belfry went ahead 4-3 with a run in the fourth before Chapmanville pushed five runs across in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
Nick Brumfield was Chapmanville’s starting pitcher. He was relieved by Bailey in the third. Bailey was credited with the win.
The Tigers were set to play on Tuesday night at county rival Man. CRHS then hosts Scott on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in a battle of Class AA sectional rivals. Chapmanville then goes to Van on Thursday and to Sissonville on Saturday afternoon for a 3 p.m. contest. Chapmanville plays Belfry again on April 7 at Goody, Ky., just across the Tug in the Bluegrass State.
River View 8
BRADSHAW — The Man High School baseball team scored the first seven runs of the game then held off a late River View rally for a 9-8 victory over the Raiders Monday evening at River View High School.
Man built a 7-0 lead with four runs in the first and three in the second but gave up three runs in the second and third innings as River View cut the deficit to 7-6 heading into the fourth inning.
Noah Maynard started things for the Hillbillies with a two-run home run over the left field fence in the top of the first. Man plated two more runs following back-to-back pass balls allowing Braden Griffin and Tyler Dugan to score for a 4-0 lead.
The Hillbillies added to their lead in the second with three runs. Derek Messer scored on a balk to make it 5-0 and Griffin doubled to score Maynard giving Man a 6-0 lead. Cayce Mullins followed with a double to plate Griffin giving the Billies a 7-0 lead.
River View scored three runs in the bottom of the second and added three more in the third before Man plated two runs in the top of the fourth. Griffin tripled and scored on a throwing error to make it 8-6 and Mullins followed with a deep home run to center field to put the Hillbillies on top 9-6.
Man threatened to add to the lead in the sixth and seventh inning but was unable to push across a run in either frame.
River View plated two runs in the seventh and had the tying run on second base with no outs but Cameron Simpson, in relief of Jake Adkins, struck out the side on nine pitches to preserve the victory for the Hillbillies.
Austin Cook was the winning pitcher for the Hillbillies, allowing six runs (three earned) on six hits in 2 1/3 innings of work. Cook struck out one, walked one and hit two. Adkins relieved Cook and tosses 3 2/3 innings allowing two earned runs on six hits. He struck out three and walked none before giving way to Simpson who earned the save for the Hillbillies.
Demetrius Duff suffered the loss for the Raiders after allowing four earned runs on one hit and one walk.
Maynard and Mullins each had two hits and drove in two runs for the Hillbillies. Griffin doubled and triple to go along with one RBI and three runs scored. Austin Gent and Mikle Scott Rowe each had one hit for Man who improved to 2-0 with the victory.
Man was scheduled to host county rival Chapmanville on Tuesday night. The Billies play at Class A sectional rival Tug Valley on Thursday at 6 p.m. before hosting Fayetteville on Friday night at 6.