Three home runs off the bats of the Logan High School softball team spelled doom for Nicholas County on Friday night at Summersville as the Lady Cats whipped the Grizzlies 17-4.
Logan (21-4) was led by senior catcher Katie Chryssofos, who hit two home runs and drove in six in the rout.
Morgan Aguirre also hit a homer and was 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI.
Rachelle Toppings was 3-for-5 for Logan, while Lara Sedlock went 3-for-4 with two runs batted in.
Pitcher Shana Hall also had a big night for the Lady Cats as she was 3-for-4 at the plate. She pitched the five-inning, complete game win as she allowed four runs (two earned) with eight hits and four strikeouts.
Antonia Hill and Emily Allred added hits for Logan, which beat Nicholas County for the third time this season.
The Lady Cats were scheduled to get back into action on Saturday at Sherman in the regular season finale.
Logan is set to play the South Charleston-George Washington winner on Tuesday night at 7 in the Class AAA sectional tournament at South Charleston High School. SC and GW are scheduled to play at 5 p.m.
The finals are then slated to be played on Wednesday night.
Man 8, Mingo Central 0
The Man High School softball team improved to 12-7 on the season with Friday’s 8-0 home win over Mingo Central in six innings.
The Lady Billies scored three runs in the first, two in the second, two in the fourth and one in the sixth.
Taylor Tomblin and Micayla Gibson had RBI singles for Man in the first.
In the second inning, Summer Sword drove in a run with an RBI double to center to make it 4-0.
In the bottom of the fourth, Tomblin ripped a two-run double to center to increase the lead to 7-0.
The Lady Billies then ended the game early in the sixth to envoke the 8-run mercy rule with Cari Blair’s RBI single.
The Lady Billies are slated to play Wednesday in the Class A sectional tourney at Charleston’s Little Creek Park. Man is scheduled to play the winner of the Charleston Catholic-Van game at 7 p.m. The tourney finals are then set for Thursday night.
The Chapmanville Regional High School baseball team lost 7-1 at Cardinal Conference and Class AA regional foe Wayne on Friday night.
The Tigers, 15-10 overall and 8-5 in the league, had just four hits. Scottie Thompson had two, while Tyler Cox and Tyler Collins had one each.
Cox was the starting and losing pitcher. He went 5.2 innings before being relieved by Dustin Conley in the sixth.
Wayne (15-8) gained a season split with the Tigers, which had beaten the Pioneers earlier in the season at home in the Daffer tourney.
Chapmanville is scheduled to play at Van on Monday at 6:30 p.m. before hosting River View on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the regular season home finale. The game will also be Senior Night for the CRHS baseball team.
Tigers’ coach Eric Ellis said this week’s rained out home game with Point Pleasant will not be made up.