Logan storms back, captures sectional crown

LOGAN, W.Va. – Forget about the regular season and a losing record.

The post-season became an entirely different ball game – or games for the Logan Wildcats baseball team.

Logan built a 7-1 lead in a game that took two days to complete and held off county-rival Chapmanville Regional to score a 7-5 win in the Class AA, Region 4, Section 2 title matchup.

The Wildcats, 18-14, now advance to face third-ranked Wayne (22-4) in the Region 4 best-of-three series starting Monday at Wayne High School. Logan dropped both regular-season games to the Pioneers.

Logan turned a losing season into a winning one by taking six of seven sectional games to advance. The Wildcats have now won eight of their last nine.

Matt Brown had three hits, including a double, to lead Logan’s offensive attack. Isaiah Beckett double and singled while Michael Hall and Braydon McClung had two hits apiece. Devin Hensley doubled home two runs.

The Tigers, who finished 20-9, were led by Adam Vance, who was a home run shy of hitting for the cycle.  He drove in one run. Noah Dingess doubled, singled and drove in a pair of runs.

At Logan, W.Va.

(Class AA, Region 4, Section 2)

SCORE BY INNINGS:                        R-H-E

CRHS (20-9)………………..000  101  3 – 5-7-0

LHS (18-14)………………..220  210  x – 7-10-0


WP – Peyton Branham

LP – Chase Berry

Hitting: Adam Vance 3b, 2b, 1b, 1 RBI; Noah Dingess 2b, 1b, 2 RBI, Chapmanville; Matt Brown 2b, 2-1b; Isaiah Beckett 2b, 1b; Michael Hall 2-1b; Braydon McClung 2-1b; Devin Hensley 2b, 2 RBI, Logan.

Next up: Logan (18-14) at Wayne (22-4), Monday.