Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN Ryan Roberts drove in four runs and Drew Berry brought home three as two-time reigning Class AA champion Logan opened the 2023 season with a 16-2 win over Poca Tuesday night at Roger E. Gertz Field.
Roberts was 2 for 2 with two doubles and three runs scored while Berry went 1 for 2 and scored one run. Garrett Williamson had two hits and drove in two runs while Konner Lowe and Jarron Glick each had one hit and two RBIs for the Wildcats (1-0).
Logan managed just seven hits off of Poca pitching, but the Wildcats took advantage of two Poca errors, two hit batters and 11 walks to plate 16 runs. The Wildcats scored five runs in the first and second innings and tacked on six runs in the fourth. Poca plated one run in the second and third innings.
That was more than enough run support for three Wildcat pitchers, who combined on a two-hitter. Jarron Glick got the win after allowing one run on one hit in two innings. Glick struck out two and walked two. Cole Blankenship allowed one unearned run in two innings of relief. Blankenship allowed one hit, walked two, hit one and struck out one while Luke Blankenship walked one batter in one inning out of the bullpen.
Aiden Slack walked three times and scored twice while Dawson Maynard crossed the plate twice for Logan.
Cole Richardson drove in two runs for Poca. Nolan Payne and Dominick Rogers each had one hit for the Dots (1-3).
Garrett Miller took the loss on the mound for the Dots after allowing eight runs in one inning of work. Miller struck out one and didn't allow a hit; however, Miller walked seven and hit one in his one-plus inning on the hill.
Poca will host Herbert Hoover on Thursday while Logan will host Ripley Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.
Chapmanville 11, Winfield 9: Eight different Tigers had at least one hit and seven Tigers drove in at least one run in Chapmanville's 11-9 win over Winfield Tuesday night at Winfield High School.
The Tigers fell behind 4-2 after two innings but rallied to tie the game at 4 in the third inning before plating seven runs in the final three innings. With an 11-5 lead in the seventh inning, the Tigers had to hold off a late Winfield rally for their second consecutive road victory to start the season.
Luke Knight had four hits with a double and three RBI while Trey Butcher pounded out three hits and drove in two runs for Chapmanville (2-0). Butcher and Knight were two of six Chapmanville hitters with multiple hits.
Joey Canterbury had two hits to go along with two RBI and Talan Thompson had two hits and one RBI. Andrew Farley and Braylon Moore each had two hits while Eli Surgoine and Jacob Topping each had one hit and one RBI. Brody Dalton had one RBI for the Tigers.
Topping and Ian Plumley combined on a five-hitter. Topping got the win after allowing four runs on four hits in 5 2/3 innings. Topping struck out five and walked five. Plumley walked two, struck out one and allowed four runs -one earned - on two hits in 1 1/3 innings.
Brett Bumgarner, who had two of Winfield's five hits, had a triple, home run and drove in three runs. Brycen Brown had one hit and one RBI, Dylan Kuhl had one hit and Bray Boggs one RBI for the Generals (2-2).
Kuhl suffered the loss after allowing four runs on five hits in two innings of relief.
Winfield will host Scott on Thursday while Chapmanville travels to Sissonville.
Man 4, Scott 3: Bo Thompson tossed a complete game and drove in the game winning run with a double in the top of the seventh as Man rallied from three down to defeat Scott 4-3 Tuesday night at Scott High School.
Thompson allowed three runs on three hits in seven innings. The right-hander struck out 11 and walked two. Thompson also helped his own cause by driving in Jace Adkins with a two-out seventh inning double.
Adkins singled in the seventh to score Braxton Messer tying the game at 3.
Scott (2-1) plated two runs in the first and one in the third to jump out to a 3-0 lead on Man. Griffin Miller had a home run and Austin Light a run-scoring double for the Skyhawks.
Hunter Null allowed two runs on five hits with nine strikeouts and two walks in five innings. Hayden Johnson suffered the loss after allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts in two innings of relief.
Messer had three hits and one RBI for Man (3-0). Cam Gerace had one hit and one RBI while Brayden Compton and John McCoy each had one hit for the Hillbillies.
Scott travels to Winfield on Thursday while Man will travel to Tolsia Wednesday evening.