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Lady Wildcats score 13 unanswered runs to eliminate Lady Pioneers from postseason

Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

DANVILLE After allowing five first inning runs, Logan answered with 13 unanswered runs to defeat Wayne 13-5 in five innings Thursday evening in the Class AA Region 4 Section 2 tournament at Lick Creek Park.

The Lady Pioneers looked like they were going to advance to face Scott on Monday as they jumped out to a 5-0 lead over the Lady Wildcats. The Lady Pioneers got an RBI single from Haley Bays, a three-run triple from Grace Thompson and a Lady Wildcat error.

Harlee Quick started in the circle for Logan but was relieved by Charlie Albright after allowing five runs on three hits with two walks and one strikeout in just 1/3 inning.

Albright was nearly perfect in relief as she didn’t allow a hit, walked one and struck out nine in 4 2/3 innings to earn the win.

Trailing 5-0 entering the bottom of the first, Logan began to chip away at Wayne’s lead scoring two runs in the first, four in the second, two more runs in the third and fourth and plating three runs in the fifth to halt the contest due to the eight-run mercy rule.

Lacy Curry started the scoring for Logan with a run-scoring single and Emilee Mullins followed with a run-scoring fielder’s choice to bring the Lady Wildcats within three runs, 5-2, after one inning.

Taylor Noe had a two-run single to bring Logan within one, 5-4, in the second inning. Quick’s groundout scored Makenna Ooten and Noe giving Logan a 6-5 lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

The Lady Wildcats scored two more runs in the third on a Wayne error and led 8-5 after three.

In the fourth inning, Logan got a two-run home run from Curry to increase its lead to 10-5.

Mullins had a run-scoring single in the fifth and Chloe Bryant ended the game with a two-run double to keep the Lady Wildcats alive in postseason play.

Curry finished with four hits drove in three runs and scored three times while Bryant, Mullins and Quick each had two hits and two RBIs for Logan.

Ooten had two hits while Noe had one hit, drove in two and scored three runs for the Lady Wildcats, who also got one hit apiece from Albright and Elkins.

Wayne got a three-run triple from Thompson, a run-scoring single from Bays and a single from Jaylynn Hodge.

Kaliah Merritt tossed four innings in the circle for the Lady Pioneers allowing 13 runs on 15 hits with five walks and three strikeouts.

Wayne ends the season with a record of 3-21.



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