CHAPMANVILLE — Logan County high school softball teams went 2-for-3 in Friday’s Lady Tigers Invitational Tournament at Chapmanville.
The Man High School Lady Billies blanked Richwood 10-0 in four innings, while Logan High School’s Lady Cats prevailed 8-2 over Nicholas County. The host Chapmanville Regional High School Lady Tigers, however, took it on the chin with an 11-2 loss to James Monroe.
All three teams were scheduled to see action on Saturday in the tournament.
Man improved to 5-2 and won its third straight game.
The Lady Billies plated four runs in the first, four more in the second and two more in the fourth as the game was stopped due to the mercy rule.
Madison Keffer pitched a one-hit shutout as she struck out five batters and walked only one over four innings.
Grace Cline had a triple and a double for the Lady Billies, while Keffer rapped out a double and a single.
Casey Albright also doubled for Man and Kelli Grimmett had two singles and a sacrifice.
Sidney Keffer added a single for the Lady Billies. Cari Blair had a single and a sacrifice. Hunter Harvey also had a sacrifice.
Logan’s girls improved to 6-0 on the season with the easy win over Nicholas County.
Freshman Steph Curry fired a complete game one-hitter for the Lady Cats. She fanned seven and walked one over seven innings. The only hit by the Grizzlies was a home run.
Curry also helped her cause at the plate as she went 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Curry’s older sister, senior Sam Curry, was 2-for-4 with a run knocked in.
Aarron Ward and Summer Collins were both 2-for-4 at the plate as well with one RBI.
Chastidy Wiley went 2-for-5 with two runs batted in.
Hannah Kolovich had a hit and two RBI for Logan. Kelsey Ward added a double and Shelby Hale a single.
The Chapmanville Lady Tigers fell to 4-3 on the season with the loss to James Monroe.
Cydnee Lambert was the starting pitcher for CRHS. She was relieved by freshman Faith Bell in the second inning.
Savannah Wiley led Chapmanville on the offensive end as she was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles.
Lambert and Samarah Hurst each had a double and an RBI.
James Monroe hit two home runs in the game. One was a grand slam off the bat of L. Shiflet.
On Saturday, 15 games were scheduled to be played in the 18-team Lady Tigers Invitational.
It all began at the CRHS diamond as Scott was set to play James Monroe. At the CMS fields, Richwood was slated to play Ritchie County and Lincoln County squared off with Herbert Hoover.
Three more games were set for the afternoon. Chapmanville played Pikeview at the CRHS field, while Herbert Hoover met Nicholas County and Man was slated to play Poca, both at Chapmanville Middle School.
At 3 p.m. on Saturday, three more games were set to be played: Buffalo and Sherman at CRHS; Point Pleasant and Sissonville at CMS; and Nicholas County and Wyoming East at CMS.
Then at 5 p.m., there were still be three more games: Chapmanville vs. Richwood at CRHS; James Monroe and Logan at CMS; and Pikeview and Poca at CMS.
At 7 p.m., Wyoming East and Lincoln County were scheduled to meet in a game to be played at Chapmanville Regional’s Ronnie Ooten Field. The other game at 7 had Buffalo taking on Pont Pleasant at CMS.
The finale was scheduled for 9 p.m. on Saturday night as Logan played Sissonville at CRHS.
All of Thursday night’s Lady Tigers Invitational tourney games were rained out, including the Chapmanville vs. Sherman game and the Man-Scott contest.
This week, Chapmanville is set to travel to Wayne on Monday for a 5:30 p.m. game, then host Scott on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., before going to Poca on Thursday and hosting Sherman on Friday night.
The Lady Billies are scheduled to host county rival Logan on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Man then hosts Charleston Catholic on Wednesday and Sherman on Thursday.
After traveling to Man on Monday, Logan goes to Sherman on Tuesday, hosts Wyoming East on Wednesday and Winfield on Thursday before heading to Point Pleasant on Friday night. All games have a first pitch time of 5:30 p.m.