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ONA Class AAA No. 3 Cabell Midland plated 16 runs in the first three innings to defeat Class AA No. 2 Logan, 16-3, in five innings Tuesday evening in Ona.
The Knights, who led 2-0 after one inning, broke the game open with a nine-run second inning and plated five more runs in the third inning.
Logan plated its only runs of the contest in the fourth getting RBIs from Chad Burnette, Ryan Roberts and Aiden Slack.
Kenyon Collins went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBIs for Cabell Midland, who won the Class AAA Region 4 Section 1 championship last week. Logan Ligenfelter went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and two runs. Hunter McSweeney was 2-for-3 with one RBI and Jackson Fetty 2-for-2 with two runs.
Curtis Ball doubled and knocked in two runs, and Ray Williams had a double, scored two runs and drove in one while Isaac Petit had one hit, scored twice and had one RBI; Aiden McCormill had one hit and one RBI, and Sam Sowards had a run-scoring double and Jared Nethercutt one RBI for the Knights.
Five Cabell Midland pitchers combined to hold the Wildcats to just four hits. Noah Jordan picked up the win striking out two and walking one in one inning of work. Nethercutt allowed one hit, struck out one and walked one in an inning. McCormill struck out two in his only inning of work.
Evan Bell allowed three runs on two hits with four walks and one strikeout and Evan Akers allowed one hit and struck out one in one inning of relief.
Konner Lowe was 2-for-2 with a run scored for Logan. Luke Blankenship went 1-for-1 and Garrett Williamson 1-for-2 with a run for the Wildcats.
Joey Canterbury took the loss for Logan, giving up 11 runs on six hits, five walks and one strikeout in one inning. Burnette allowed five runs on five and struck out one in 1 1/3 innings and Slack gave up two hits, struck out three and walked one in 1 2/3 innings.
Cabell Midland improves to 24-6 and has won 16 of its last 17 games.
Logan, who had its 10-game winning streak snapped, falls to 22-7 and will host Charleston Catholic on Thursday and George Washington on Friday.
First pitch for Thursday’s game is slated for 6 p.m. while Friday’s game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.