Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
CHAPMANVILLE Chloe Murphy struck out eight hitters and Chapmanville hit three home runs to defeat county rival Logan 6-4 Thursday afternoon at Ronnie “Mule” Ooten Field.
Chapmanville grabbed a 4-0 lead after four innings and led 6-2 after six innings before things got interesting in the Logan seventh.
The Lady Tigers hit three solo home runs off Logan starter Chloe Bryant. Brooke Christian homered over the right center field fence in the second, Ashleigh Mahon homered to left field in the fifth and Erica Sigmon cleared the right field fence in the sixth inning.
The Lady Tigers plated three runs in the fourth to take a 4-0 lead as Sigmon scored on a pass ball and got an RBI single from Baylee Belcher and a sacrifice fly from Erin Adkins in the three-run fourth.
Logan got a pair of run-scoring doubles from Isabella Propst and Harlee Quick to trim the deficit in half, 4-2, before Mahon’s home run in the bottom of the fifth gave Chapmanville a 5-2 lead after five.
Sigmon’s home run in the sixth gave Chapmanville a 6-2 lead, but defensive miscues and communication errors led to two seventh inning runs for Logan.
Taylor Noe led off the seventh with a single and advanced to second on a fielding error before scoring on Emilee Mullins two-out double to bring Logan within three, 6-3.
Quick reached on an error by the shortstop allowing Mullins to score to cut the deficit to 6-4 as Emma Elkins followed with a single to give Logan runners on first and second.
Bryant followed with a line drive to the right side that appeared to be headed for the right center field gap, but Emma Muncy was able to snag the line drive and preserve the victory for the Lady Tigers.
The Lady Tigers registered just four hits, with three of them leaving the field. Mahon and Sigmon each scored two runs for Chapmanville.
Bryant allowed six runs, four earned, on four hits while striking out five and walking three in the loss for the Lady Wildcats.
Murphy allowed four runs on 10 hits and walked two to earn the win in the circle for the Lady Tigers.
Propst and Quick each had two hits including a double and each drove in a run for Logan at the plate. Elkins had two hits while Mullins drove in a run with a double. Kaylie Coleman, Lacy Curry and Noe each had one hit for the Lady Wildcats.