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Logan softball's Aarron Ward takes a swing in action earlier in the season.
Logan softball's Aarron Ward takes a swing in action earlier in the season.
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The Logan and Man high school softball teams have a chance to make it to Vienna.


Two more wins each by the Lady Cats and the Lady Billies and both would be in the state tournament.


The first step is Thursday night as both teams are scheduled to host regional semifinal games.


Both will be challenged.


Logan (26-4), ranked No. 4 in the state in Class AAA, is scheduled to host Point Pleasant on Thursday at 6 p.m. in semifinal action. Point Pleasant is 10th in the state and 21-7.


Down Route 10 to Man, the Lady Billies (13-11), ranked No. 10 in the state in Class A, are slated to host No. 4 Sherman (15-10) in a semifinal game. The contest also has a 6 p.m. starting time.


If Logan wins, it would host the Class AAA regional championship game next week against the winner of the Lincoln County-Cabell Midland game. Cabell Midland (16-7) is No. 3 in the state while LC (20-6) is No. 6.


A win by Man over Sherman would put the Lady Billies in next week’s Class A regional finals against the Greenbrier West-Fayetteville winner. The game would be played at either Greenbrier West or Fayetteville.


Logan has played Point Pleasant twice and won both by 1-0 and 5-4 scores.


The Lady Cats, which beat Scott, 1-0 in a tune-up game on May 9, won its Class AAA sectional tourney easily with wins over St. Albans (4-0) and Nitro (4-3 and 9-0).


Logan is riding a five-game winning streak heading into regional play. The Lady Cats are 11-2 over its last 13 games.


Pitchers Aarron Ward and Hana Sedlock are the headliners for the Lady Cats.


Man, led by pitcher Madison Keffer, hope to make it back to the state tournament in Vienna for the second straight year.


Last season, Man also moved on to the state tourney with a win over Sherman in the regional semifinals and a shutout victory at Fayetteville.


Man and Sherman met twice this season with the Tide winning both by 9-8 and 8-6 scores.


The Lady Billies secured their sectional title with an easy 9-0 victory at home over Tug Valley on May 6.


No season statistics were available for either team.


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West Virginia State Softball Poll


Class AAA


Team Record Pts. LW


1. Musselman (6) 19-3 84 2


2. Hurricane (2) 23-3 82 1


3. Cabell Midland 16-7 57 4


4. Logan 26-4 57 3


5. John Marshall (1) 20-5 53 6


6. Lincoln County 20-8 52 5


7. Spring Valley 18-3 51 8


8. Wheeling Park 13-5 21 7


9. Greenbrier East 15-3 18 9


10. Point Pleasant 21-7 16 10


Others: Ripley 3, Parkersburg 1


Class AA


Team Record Pts. LW


1. Herbert Hoover (6) 22-4 86 1


2. Wayne (3) 15-5 74 2


3. Petersburg 19-5 64 3


4. Sissonville 17-7 63 4


5. Ritchie County 20-3 63 5


6. Liberty (Harrison) 20-3 49 6


7. North Marion 17-3 33 8


8. Lincoln 16-4 28 7


9. Berkeley Springs 18-6 12 10


10. Ravenswood 15-6 11 9


Others: Westside 6, James Monroe 3, Roane County 2, Wyoming East 1


Class A


Team Record Pts. LW


1. Wheeling Central (6) 20-2 87 1


2. Buffalo (3) 21-5 83 2


3. Moorefield 17-6 73 3


4. Sherman 15-10 59 4


5. Williamstown 16-6 50 5


6. Magnolia 13-10 34 6


7. Charleston Catholic 19-5 32 7


8. South Harrison 10-5 29 8


9. Wirt County 18-8 20 9


10. Man 13-11 13 10


Others: East Hardy 5, Valley (Fayette) 4, Doddridge County 3, Madonna 2, St. Marys 1


 
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