If you don't believe it you might not have seen the results of the Best of the Best Tournament at Buffalo over the weekend.
The Chapmanville, Man and Logan teams all brought home championships to make Logan County a perfect 3-for-3.
The Lady Tigers, Lady Billies and Lady Cats were all undefeated in the tournament to take championships in the Class A, AA and AAA divisions on Saturday.
It's a good sign for Logan County softball fans.
The Best of the Best tourney is historically a precursor to better things to come.
Could all three county teams advance to next month's state tournament at Vienna?
Could all three county teams bring home state championships?
Time will tell.
But Man, Chapmanville and Logan must have a good feeling going into this week's action.
Chapmanville, unbeaten and ranked No. 1 in the state in Class AA, downed Cardinal Conference foe Point Pleasant, 1-0, Saturday in the championship game of the Double-A division. The Lady Tigers (12-0) blanked sectional rival Scott, 7-0, earlier in the day in the semifinals. Chapmanville routed Roane County and Poca last Thursday in Best of the Best preliminary round play.
Man, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A and the defending Single-A state champs, was a perfect 4-0 to win the Class A division championship. The Lady Billies (7-0) shut out Buffalo, 4-0, in the Class A finals on Saturday.
All of Man's wins in the Best of the Best were shutouts. The Lady Billies blanked Clay-Batelle 15-0 on Saturday in the semifinals. Last Thursday, Man shut out Fayetteville, 6-0, and Moorefield, 10-0, to advance in tourney play.
For the season, Man has outscored its opponents by a cumulative score of 67-1.
Logan improved to 9-1 on the season with a perfect 4-0 showing in the Best of the Best tourney to take the Class AAA division title. The Lady Cats downed Lincoln County in Saturday's semifinals before winning 8-3 over Ripley in the 3A championship game. Logan beat Spring Valley, 1-0, on Friday and also took a 12-3 victory over University on Saturday in the Best of the Best.
Against Lincoln County, Logan was led by Hannah Vinson with a triple and four RBI; Erica Kelley with two single and two RBI; Katie Chryssofos, who went 2-3 with a pair of doubles; and Leonnah Browning with a single. Ali Neace pitched the win, going six innings and giving up two hits, while striking out 14 batters. Taylor Norman finished the game, taking over in the seventh inning.
Against Ripley, Browning hit a double, Kristen Chryssofos hit a double and a single, Jessica Bias went 2-4 with a double and a single and Morgan Aguirre got a basehit.
Winning pitcher Neace pitched a complete, seven-inning game, giving up three runs on four hits. She struck out 14 batters and walked only two.
"We played pretty well," Logan Coach Randy Robinette said. "As long as we play like this, we'll be okay."
Logan is scheduled to play at Sherman today at 5 p.m., weather permitting.
In the Man-Buffalo Class A final, the Lady Billies' Marlena Frye notched a one-hitter to pace her team to victory. Loren Whited and Malorie Vance were both 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Man. Vance hit a homer and drove in two runs.
Man scored three runs in the first inning and one more in the fifth.
Buffalo committed five errors in the game to none for Man.
For Chapmanville, Andi Williamson pitched both wins for the Lady Tigers on Saturday. She allowed just three hits, walked none and struck out 14 batters in the Class AA Best of the Best championship game against Point Pleasant. In the semifinals against Scott, she had a one-hitter, while walking two and fanning 16.
Against Point Pleasant, freshman Jenna Evans had a double for the Lady Tigers. Williamson, Allison Evans and Tiffini Hale all singled. Chapmanville scored its only run of the game in the fourth inning as Evans reached base safely on a Point Pleasant error and later scored on a pass ball.
In the Chapmanville-Scott game, senior center fielder Beth Baldwin led the Lady Tigers as she was 2-for-4 with a double and a home run. Her homer was the first of her career.
Junior third baseman Bre Thomas also slammed a home run for Chapmanville.
Poppy Ramey, Jenna Evans, Lauren Shumate and Hale all singled.
Chapmanville is scheduled to return to action on Tuesday at home against county rival Logan. Game time is set for 5:30 p.m. The Lady Tigers handed Logan its only loss of the season — last Thursday night's 3-1 win in 13 innings at Logan — a game which lasted three and a half hours. CRHS then plays at Poca on Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Man plays at George Washington on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.