Logan's Konner Lowe delivers a pitch to the plate during the Wildcats 5-2 win over Chapmanville Wednesday night at Ted Ellis Field (Photo by Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography).
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
CHAPMANVILLE Konner Lowe scattered four hits over five innings, went 2-for-3 with a triple and one RBI and Class AA No. 4 Logan withstood a late rally to end top-ranked Chapmanville’s 14-game winning streak with a 5-2 win at Ted Ellis Field Wednesday night.
The Wildcats (15-8) scored three runs in the second inning to take a 3-1 lead and appeared to be in control as the game hit the later innings.
The Tigers (19-3) fought back scoring a run in the third inning, and had the bases loaded after Lowe hit Trey Butcher and walked Andrew Farley with two outs in the fifth inning. Lowe then got Joey Canterbury to ground into a fielder’s choice to end the Tigers scoring threat.
After Dawson Maynard was intentionally walked following a Jake Ramey sacrifice bunt, Garrett Williamson lined a two-run double in the left center field gap to score Maynard and Cole Blankenship giving Logan a 5-2 lead.
Ryan Roberts gave up a leadoff triple to Luke Knight in the seventh but struck out Talan Thompson and Brody Dalton and then got Butcher to ground out to second base to earn a six out save.
Lowe struck out six, walked two, hit two and issued an intentional walk to earn his second win of the season. Roberts struck out five of the seven batters he faced and gave up one hit in two innings to earn his first save of the year.
Chapmanville starter Braylon Moore pitched well for the Tigers in a losing effort. Moore allowed five runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six, walked two, hit two and intentionally walked one batter before having to leave after throwing 110 pitches. Ian Plumley walked one and allowed no hits in 1/3 inning.
Chapmanville led 1-0 after one inning when Butcher singled to score Knight, who led the game off with a walk.
Roberts walked to start the Logan second and moved to third on Aiden Slack’s double and scored on Ivan Miller’s single to tie the game at 1. Lowe followed Miller’s single with a run-scoring single of his own to score Slack giving Logan a 2-1 lead.
Blankenship’s sacrifice fly scored Miller to give Logan a 3-1 lead after two innings.
Knight doubled and Thompson singled to start the bottom of the third for Chapmanville. Dalton’s sacrifice fly drove in Knight and cut Logan’s lead to 3-2. With one out and Thompson at second base, Lowe got Butcher to ground out to second base for the second out.
Farley was intentionally walked, and the strategy paid off as Lowe got Canterbury to fly out to center field to end the inning with the Wildcats clinging to a one-run lead.
Chapmanville’s top five hitters combined to 5-for-13 with a double, triple, two runs and two RBIs, however, the bottom four hitters in the lineup were a combined 0-for-12 with eight strikeouts.
Knight was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two runs for Chapmanville. Butcher went 1-for-3 with one RBI, Thompson 2-for-3 and Dalton 0-for-3 with one RBI for the Tigers.
Williamson finished 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs, Miller 1-for-4 with one RBI and Blankenship 1-for-2 with one RBI for Logan. Slack was 1-for-3 with a double and Roberts 1-for-3 for the Wildcats.