The defeat eliminated Logan from the state tourney as the locals finished with a 1-2 record in pool play.
Logan finished in a three-way tie for the second and final quarterfinal spot but lost out to South Charleston in a tie-breaker. Moorefield, which lost to Jefferson County, 15-3, on Sunday, was the other 1-2 team. Jefferson County won the pool with a 3-0 record and advanced along with SC.
South Charleston wasted little time against Logan in Sunday night’s matchup, which didn’t start until 9:30 p.m. due to a four-hour rain delay and backup of games.
SC sent 17 batters to the plate in the first inning and plated 11 runs to set the tone for the game. Tyler Abbott delivered the big blow as he ripped a grand slam home run.
South Charleston added two more runs in the second inning to take a 13-0 lead.
Logan scored its only run of the game in the third as Skylar Miller had a bunt single and later scored on a wild pitch. Alex Toler had Logan’s only other hit, another bunt single in the first inning.
Jacob Bradley, the younger brother to former Nitro High School all-state pitcher and Arizona Diamondbacks’s draft pick J.R. Bradley, pitched the complete game win for South Charleston. He went four innings and struck out six batters, while walking five.
South Char-leston took advantage of nine issued walks by Logan’s four pitchers – Braxton Goff, Miller, Devonte Tolliver and Cecil Willis.
Leadoff man Brandon Napier led South Charleston at the plate as he was 3-for-3. Deron Robison and Drew Clark had two hits each. SC outhit Logan 11-2.
Logan, managed by Chad Akers, closed out all-star play with a 5-3 record.
The Logan 11-12-year-old all-stars advanced to the state tourney as the District 2 co-champs, along with Pineville.
Logan was making its eighth straight trip to the state tournament. The locals were state semifinalists in 2009 and state quarterfinalists in 2008.
South Charleston advanced to play Clay County in one of Monday’s four quarterfinal games.
Jefferson County 10,
CEREDO – The Logan 11-12-year-old Little League all-star team dropped to 1-1 in state tournament pool play after losing 10-0 to Jefferson County on Saturday night.
Jefferson County hit two home runs, outhit Logan 11-6 and took advantage of four Logan errors.
Second baseman Connor Akers led Logan as he was 2-for-3 at the plate. Nick Christian, Chris Bailey, Jordan Oney and Cody Maynard all had hits for Logan.
Christian was Logan starting pitcher and pitcher of record. He hurled 4-1/3 innings and allowed 10 runs (five earned) on 10 hits with two strikeouts and two walks. He was relieved by Cecil Willis in the fifth.
The game was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Mark McKee and Andy Disk had two hits each, including a homer to lead Jefferson County. Charlie Barnhold had two hits, while Jake Connors had three singles.
Jefferson County sent 12 batters to the plate in the sixth inning and scored six runs. JC then added two runs in the fourth and two more in the fifth to end the game early. Barnhold’s RBI double gave Jefferson County the 10th run.
Logan was then retired in the bottom of the fifth to end the game.
Jefferson County beat South Charleston 13-6 in extra innings on Friday in pool play.
Moorfield, which lost 8-7 to Logan in the state tourney opener, downed South Charleston 2-1 on Saturday.
In Monday’s quarterfinals at Huntington is was: Jefferson County 8, Elkins 0; South Charleston 3, Clay County 2; Bridgeport 14, Oak Hill 1; and Ripley 19, Ceredo-Kenova 5.
Tonight’s semifinals at C-K have Jefferson County taking on Bridgeport at 6 p.m. and South Charleston battling with Ripley at 8.
The two winners meet on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. in the state championship game.