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Logan's Chase Preston (5) slides into second base safely in the game against the Red Dragons.
Logan's Chase Preston (5) slides into second base safely in the game against the Red Dragons.
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Z. Minnick pitched the Logan High School baseball team to another win on Thursday night at home as the Wildcats beat Class AAA sectional rival St. Albans, 3-1, at Logan’s Roger Gertz Field.


Minnick, a junior right-hander and the ace of Logan’s staff, fired a complete-game three-hitter. Over seven innings, he allowed one unearned run while striking out 11 and walking only one.


Logan improved to 5-2 on the season and won its fifth straight game after opening the year with two defeats.


St. Albans, which had scored 16 runs in one inning the night before in a 20-5 win at home over Winfield, was held to just one run in the top of the third inning against the Wildcats.


Logan plated two runs in the bottom of the first and one in the fourth.


St. Albans fell to 4-5 on the season with the loss.


Trace Butcher and Chase Burnette led Logan’s seven-hit attack as both were 2-for-3. Chase Preston had a triple, while Troy Burgess and Zach Hanlon each singled.


Logan 11,


Belfry (Ky.) 1


The Logan baseball team breezed past Belfry (Ky.) 11-1 on Friday night at Logan High School’s Roger Gertz Field.


Tied 1-1 after one inning, Logan (6-2) plated two in the second and eight runs in the third to take an 11-1 lead.


That’s the way the game stood as it ended early after five due to the 10-run mercy rule.


Logan outhit the Pirates 8-4. Belfry also committed three errors.


Chase Burnette was the starting and winning pitcher for the Wildcats. He was relieved by Jared Shawver in the fourth and Troy Burgess in the fifth.


Kyle Harvey led the Logan bats as he was 2-for-2 with a triple and four RBI.


Josh Rein went 2-for-2 with a double, while Chase Preston was 2-for-3 with a double.


Trace Butcher drove in two runs for Logan. Burgess went 1-for-2 with a triple and two RBI.


Logan now heads south for a Spring Break trip to South Carolina.


This week, the Wildcats are scheduled to play in the annual Mingo Bay Classic at Myrtle Beach, S.C., as Logan is slated to play at least four games.


Logan takes on Austintown Fitch (Ohio) on Monday, Socastee (S.C.) on Tuesday and Greenbrier Christian Academy (Va.) on Wednesday. The Wildcats then play on Thursday and possibly Friday as well before coming home to host Scott on April 21.


 
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