The Logan High School baseball team rolled to another win on Monday as the Wildcats pounded Huntington 13-3 on the road.
Logan is now 4-2 on the season and have won its last four games, outscoring opponents 37-12 with two shutouts.
Junior catcher Z. Minnick led the attack as he clubbed a three-run homer.
Chase Preston was 2-for-4 at the plate and Josh Rein was 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles.
Trace Butcher also had a multi-hit game as he went 2-for-4. Troy Burgess had a hit and two RBI for Logan.
Zach Hanlon, Kyle Harvey, Jared Shawver and Brenton Vance also had hits for the Wildcats.
Tim Saunders, a transfer from Florida, was the starting and winning pitcher. He went 6.2 innings and allowed three runs (two earned) with two strikeouts and two walks. Minnick then got the final out to end the game.
Logan outhit the Highlanders 11-5 and both teams committed two errros.
After falling behind 2-0 after one inning, Logan plated a run in the top of the second and scored two more in the fourth to take the lead for good at 3-2. Logan then added three in the fifth, two in the sixth and five more in the seventh.
Logan was scheduled to return to action on Tuesday night at Belfry (Ky.) but the game was cancelled due to a death in the family of one of the Belfry baseball players.
The Cats are set to host St. Albans on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Logan’s Roger Gertz Field in a battle of Class AAA sectional rivals. Logan then hosts Belfry on Friday night at 7.
Next week, LHS travels to Myrtle Beach (S.C.) to take part in the annual Mingo Bay Classic tourney.
Logan takes on Austintown Fitch (Ohio) on April 14, Socastee (S.C.) on April 15 and Greenbrier Christian Academy (Va.) on April 16. The Wildcats then play on April 17 and possibly April 18 as well before coming home to host Scott on April 21.
The Class AA No. 4-ranked Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team ran its record to 9-0 on the season by sweeping past Belfry (Ky.) on Monday by the scores of 5-1 and 2-0 at the Belfry High School baseball field in Goody, Ky.
Nick Brumfield pitched the win for Chapmanville in Game 1 as he went five innings and allowed one run and two hits with four strikeouts. Austin Ellis then retired all six batters he faced over two innings to notch the save. He also fanned one.
Belfry, which was outhit 6-2 in the game, dropped to 9-5 on the season with the pair of losses.
The Tigers plated two runs in the top of the first inning. Tristan Thompson led off by getting hit by a pitch and went to second after an overthrow on the pickoff attempt at first base. William Copley then drove him home with an RBI single. He then scored on a wild pitch as the Tigers led 2-0.
Belfry cut it to 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth as Reed Williamson led off with a single and scored on an RBI ground out to short by Zac Fields.
In the sixth, Chapmanville pushed three runs across to make it 5-1.
The Tigers loaded the bases on three straight walks, prompting Belfry to go to the bullpen, pulling Taylor in favor of Fields. Jordan Cook then laced a two-run double to left and Brady Cox followed with an RBI single to center.
Joey Duty had a single in the first inning for Belfry. Williamson also had a hit.
Game 2 statistics were not available.
The Tigers are 3-0 this season against Belfry. CRHS also won 10-4 earlier in the year at home over the Pirates.
Chapmanville next plays on Wednesday at Poca in a 6:30 p.m. Cardinal Conference game. The Tigers then host the annual Daffer Memorial Tournament this weekend at Ted Ellis Field. CRHS plays 3A Capital on Friday at 7 p.m. and 2A regional rival Wayne on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
In other Daffer games, Nitro plays Wayne on Friday at 4:30 p.m. at Ted Ellis Field. On Saturday at 11 a.m., Capital takes on Nitro.