Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN The first four innings of Monday's Class AA Region 4 Section 2 tournament game between second-seeded and second-ranked Logan and third-seeded and ninth-ranked Chapmanville could not have been any different.
Chapmanville led homestanding Logan, 2-0, heading to the top of the fifth inning when Emma Muncy led off the inning with a double and was sacrificed to third on a bunt by Lakin Parks. Logan starting pitcher Myleigh Adkins settled down and struck out the next two batters in the Tigers lineup.
Facing adversity in the bottom of the fifth and with the outs slowly dwindling away, Lacy Curry came to the plate with two outs and the bases loaded, Curry lofted a fly ball to center field that appeared to the final out of the inning, however, the ball was dropped in center field allowing three runs to score as Logan rallied for a 3-2 win over Chapmanville at Bea Orr Field.
Lady Tigers starting pitcher Chloe Murphy struck out Makenna Ooten and got Emilee Mullins to ground out for two quick outs in the fifth, facing leadoff hitter Taylor Noe, Murphy hit Noe on a 3-1 count, then issued a base on balls to Adkins after Adkins fouled off a 3-2 fastball to remain alive in the count. Harlee Quick followed with a single to load the bases bringing Curry to the plate.
As the ball flew to the ground, Chapmanville players and fans were stunned as Noe, courtesy runner Addison Richardson and Quick raced home sending the Logan dugout in a frenzy as the Lady Wildcats snatched the lead away from the jaws of deficit.
Chapmanville mounted a rally in the sixth inning as Murphy walked and Erin Adkins reached base safely on an error at second base, but Adkins settled down getting Evy Altizer to fly out to left field and LaTosha Perry to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.
Chapmanville went quietly in the seventh inning as Logan advanced to Thursday's winners bracket championship game against the winner of top seed Scott and fifth seed Mingo Central.
The Lady Wildcats (23-7) will host Mingo Central if the Lady Miners pull the upset of the top seed Lady Skyhawks. If Scott wins, then Logan will travel to Madison Thursday evening.
The Lady Tigers (17-7) will host fourth seed Wayne Wednesday evening in an elimination game at Ronnie "Mule" Ooten Field.
Adkins was the winning pitcher for Logan after allowing two runs - one earned - on six hits in seven innings. She struck out eight and walked two.
Murphy suffered the tough luck loss after allowing three unearned runs on five hits in six innings. She struck out nine and walked two.
Chapmanville struck for two runs in the fourth inning to jump out to a 2-0 lead.
Erica Sigmon led off the inning with a long solo home run over the right center field fence and onto Roger E. Gertz Field.
Altizer singled to left with one out and advanced to second on a passed ball before coming around to score on Perry's single for a 2-0 Lady Tigers lead.
Muncy went 2-for-4 with a double for the Lady Tigers at the plate. Altizer was 2-for-3, Sigmon went 1-for-2 and Perry 1-for-3 with one RBI.
Ashlin Brumfield and Quick each went 2-for-3 for Logan and Addison Brumfield was 1-for-2.