It was a successful opening for the Logan High School baseball team on its southern swing as the Class AAA No. 8-ranked Wildcats won 8-7 over Austintown Fitch (Ohio) on Monday at the Mingo Bay Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Troy Burgess scored from second on an Austintown Fitch error in the bottom of the seventh inning as Logan improved to 7-2 on the season.
Burgess was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and three RBI. Trace Butcher also had three hits, including a double and a triple.
Jarod Kattursky went 2-for-3 with a triple for Austintown Fitch (3-1).
Logan was up 6-1 going into the sixth when Austintown Fitch scored five runs to tie the game 6-6.
In the seventh, Logan’s Z. Minnick hit a solo home run to tie it up 7-7.
Two batters later with runners in scoring position Zach Hanlon hit to the second baseman as Burgess scored for Logan to win 8-7.
Minnick was 2-for-3 at the plate with a solo homer and two RBI.
Tim Saunders was the starting pitcher for Logan. He went five innings and struck out seven while walking two. Chase Burnette and Minnick came in on relief in the sixth. Minnick was credited with the win.
Logan outhit Austintown Fitch 10-9. Both teams had an error.
The Cats were scheduled to play its second game in the South Carolina tourney on Tuesday night against Socastee High School. Socastee was runner-up in the state tournament in the state of South Carolina last season.
Herbert Hoover 5,
The Class AA No. 4-ranked Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team dropped to 11-2 overall and 5-2 in the Cardinal Conference with Monday’s 5-1 loss at Herbert Hoover.
Cody Bowen went 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI as the Huskies improved to 12-2 overall.
Austin Ellis and Chris Bailey each had a double for Chapmanville, which lost its second straight game. The Tigers had lost 6-1 on Saturday to Wayne in the Daffer Memorial Tournament at home.
CRHS was outhit 10-4 by Hoover. Each team committed an error.
The Tigers are at 3A Point Pleasant on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Chapmanville then hosts Van on Thursday at 6:30.
Charleston Catholic 5,
The Class A No. 10-ranked Man High School baseball team dropped to 8-4 on the season with Monday’s 5-1 loss to Charleston Catholic at Man.
The Irish plated four runs in the top of the sixth to break a 1-1 tie.
Sam McKown hit a homer for Catholic.
Braden Griffin was 2-for-3 for the Hillbillies. Kenny Joe Adkins was also 2-for-3.
Alex Belcher was the game winning pitcher for Man. He went 6.2 innings and gave up no earned runs and five hits with four walks. McKown got the save.
The Billies were at Mount View on Tuesday night. Man then plays at Lincoln County on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Lincoln County 17,
The Chapmanville Regional High School softball team took it on the chin with Monday’s 17-0 loss at home to 3A Lincoln County.
It was one of the worst losses in recent memory for the Lady Tigers, which were 15-17 last season and dropped to 8-6 this year.
Brooke West and Faith Huffman combined to toss a one-hitter for Lincoln County. Brandi Issacs was 4-for-5 at the plate with a double, a homer and three RBI. LC is now 11-4 on the season.
Shian Meeks had the Lady Tigers’ only hit. LC had 20 hits off CRHS pitchers Cydnee Lambert and Faith Bell.
Chapmanville also had four errors in the game.
The Lady Tigers were set to play at Scott on Tuesday. Chapmanville hosts two-time defending Class AA state champion Wayne on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
Hali Jarrell hit a home run and went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI’s to lead Sherman to a 9-8 win at home over Man on Monday night.
Sherman improved to 9-5. Man fell to 8-7.
The Tide swept the season series with the Lady Billies. Sherman won 8-6 in eight innings last week at Man.
Cari Blair was 5-for-5, including a home run for Man. She also knocked in three runs.
Sherman outhit the Lady Billies 14-12. The Tide scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning.
Man was slated to play at Westside on Tuesday night. MHS hosts Wyoming East on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
West Virginia State Baseball Poll
Daily Mail state sportswriters poll
(First-place votes in parentheses)
Pos—School Rec Pts Prv
1. Hurricane (4) 8-1 40 1
2. Cabell Midland 8-4 34 2
3. Nitro 10-1 26 5
4. Hedgesville 8-3 24 4
5. George Washington 8-5 19 6
6. (tie) Woodrow Wilson 7-2 15 3
6. (tie) Hampshire 6-2 15 7
8. Logan 6-2 14 9
9. Huntington 9-3 10 —
10. Jefferson 10-1 9 10
Also receiving votes: Wheeling Park, South Charleston
Pos—School Rec Pts Prv
1. Herbert Hoover (4) 9-2 49 1
2. Independence 6-2 43 2
3. Fairmont Senior (1) 8-1 40 3
4. Chapmanville 11-1 35 4
5. Wyoming East 7-1 30 6
6. Bridgeport 8-2 17 5
7. Sissonville 9-5 16 8
8. Petersburg 4-4 13 7
9. PikeView 8-4 10 9
10. Wayne 6-6 7 —
Also receiving votes: East Fairmont, Ravens- wood, Liberty Raleigh
Pos—School Rec Pts Prv
1. Notre Dame (3) 5-1 39 1
2. Valley Fayette 6-2 34 2
3. Madonna (1) 10-1 29 4
4. St. Marys 10-0 23 5
5. Parkersburg Catholic 7-7 22 3
6. Charleston Catholic 8-3 19 7
7. Magnolia 4-2 17 6
8. Gilmer County 9-2 14 9
9. Greenbrier West 2-3 9 8
10. Man 7-1 7 10
Also receiving votes: Wheeling Central, Pendleton County