It was an exciting Senior Night at Logan on Friday night as the Logan High School baseball team rallied back to beat George Washington, 4-3, in 10 innings.
Logan won it in the bottom of the 10th as Chase Burnette drew a bases-loaded walk to score Trace Butcher for the winning run.
The Wildcats improved to 19-8 on the season with the win.
Logan increased its winning streak to seven games. The Wildcats’ streak began on May 1 with a 15-0 win at Scott. LHS then won at home over Winfield, 3-2, on May 2 before scoring a 13-3 victory at home over Lawrence County, Ky., on May 5. LHS has since won over Ripley (9-2), Lincoln County (14-4), Man (12-0) and now GW.
Logan catcher Z. Minnick was 2-for-4 at the plate.
For George Washington (16-11), John Thomas was 5-for-6 at the plate and Austin Griffith and Grant Wooten each had three hits.
The Patriots jumped out to a 1-0 lead off Logan senior starter Tim Saunders in the top of the second inning as pitcher Jeff Wong walked, was bunted to second by Grant Wooten and scored three batters later with an RBI single to center by Thomas.
George Washington made it 3-0 in the top of the fourth by plating two runs. Wooten doubled to lead it off and Ty McClanahan had a bunt single to but two runners on. Josh Petit followed with an RBI sacrifice fly to center and Griffith then ripped an RBI double to left for the third run.
The Wildcats countered with a three-run sixth to tie it up and then won it with the run in the bottom of the 10th inning.
Saunders pitched until the eighth inning when he was relieved by senior Troy Burgess who was credited with the win.
Wong was the starting pitcher for the Patriots.
GW outhit Logan 13-5. The Patriots had two errors to none for Logan.
Burgess added a single for the Cats.
Logan honored its six senior players before the game: Saunders; Burgess; Josh Rein; Kyle Harvey; Trace Butcher; and Samuel Corns.
Also before the game, Rein was honored with the NFHS Award of Excellence.
Longtime P.A. announcer Danny White was the recipient of the WVSSAC Ethics Integrity Sportsmanship Award. LHS girls’ basketball player Hannah Kolovich and tennis player Lauren Chambers also won the award.
Logan swept the season series with GW, also winnning 9-4 earlier in the season on the road.
The Logan baseball team was scheduled to get back into action with Saturday’s home game against Point Pleasant. The Cats host Hurricane on Monday at 6:30 p.m. and then go to Hurricane the following night in the regular season finale.
The Class AAA sectional tourney is set to be played later on in the week.
Logan is again in a three-team sectional with Nitro and St. Albans. The Wildcats are the defending section champs.
Sectional play begins on Thursday night with the Logan at St. Albans game. Logan then hosts Nitro on Friday and St. Albans goes to Nitro next Saturday night. All games have 6:30 p.m. starting times.
* Logan’s home game on Saturday afternoon with George Washington was rained out in the top of the second inning.
Logan was leading 2-1 when the game was delayed by rain and then called.
With sectionals beginning this week the game will not be made up.
Prior to the game, some of the surviving members of the Logan Civic Little League’s 1964 State Championship team were honored.
— Look for a preview of the Class AAA sectional tournament in Tuesday’s sports.
2014 Logan High School
Baseball Schedule (19-8):
March 22: at Lawrence County, Ky., L 3-4
March 27: Huntington, L 1-3
March 31: Cabell Midland, W 4-0
April 1: at Winfield, W 10-0
April 5: at Point Pleasant, W 20-9
April 7: at Huntington, W 13-3
April 10: St. Albans, W 3-1
April 11: Belfry, Ky., W 11-1
April 14: vs. Austintown Fitch (Ohio) at Mingo Bay Classic, Myrtle Beach, S.C., W 8-7
April 15: vs. Socastee (S.C.) at Mingo Bay Classic, Myrtle Beach, S.C., L 1-11
April 16: vs. Greenbrier Christian Academy (Va.) at Mingo Bay Classic, Myrtle Beach, S.C., L 2-4
April 17: vs. Caldwell Academy (N.C.) at Mingo Bay Classic, Myrtle Beach, S.C., W 5-2
April 18: vs. Musselman at Mingo Bay Classic, Myrtle Beach, S.C., L 1-2
April 21: Scott, W 14-4
April 22: Man, W 10-0
April 23: at Cabell Midland, L 2-6
April 25: vs. George Washington (at Ed Carter Invitational at Winfield), W 9-4
April 25: at Winfield (at GW at Ed Carter Invitational at Winfield), L 1-11
April 26: at St. Albans (at Ed Carter Invitational, St. Albans), W 11-5
April 30: Ripley, L 4-5 (9)
May 1: at Scott, W 15-0
May 2: Winfield, W 3-2
May 5: Lawrence County, Ky., W 13-3
May 6: at Ripley, W 9-2
May 7: at Lincoln County, W 14-4
May 8: at Man, W 12-0
May 9: George Washington, W 4-3 (10)
May 10: Point Pleasant, late
May 12: Hurricane, 6:30 p.m.
May 13: at Hurricane, 6 p.m.
May 15: at St. Albans (Class AAA sectionals), 6:30 p.m.
May 16: Nitro (Class AAA sectionals), 6:30 p.m.