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Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN Dawson Maynard blasted a three-run home run in the first inning and Class AA No. 2 Logan scored 12 runs in the first four innings on its way to a 12-3 victory over Class AA No. 10 and county rival Chapmanville Wednesday night at Roger E. Gertz Field.
Logan had 12 hits in the contest as the quartet of Korbin Bostic, Maynard, Jake Ramey and Garrett Williamson combined to go 9-for-9 with a double, a triple, a home run, eight RBIs and seven runs scored.
Ramey was 3-for-3 with a double, one run and one RBI. Maynard went 2-for-2 with a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored while Williamson was 3-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored, and Bostic was 1-for-1 with a triple and three RBIs.
Logan came into the contest having lost six of its last eight games while Chapmanville had won its last three and seven of 10.
Maynard’s three-run bomb in the first inning got the Wildcats off to a fast start as they led 3-0 after one inning.
Logan plated three more runs in the third inning and led 6-0 after three as McCormick Ilderton scored on an obstruction play while Bostic had a run-scoring sacrifice fly and Konner Lowe produced a run-scoring double.
Braylon Moore got Chapmanville on the board in the fourth with a run-scoring double to score Jacob Topping to cut the deficit to 6-1 heading to the bottom of the fourth.
Logan put the game away with a six-run outburst in the fourth inning. Ramey started the scoring with a double to score Carson Kirk and following an intentional walk to Maynard, Bostic came through with a two-run triple to extend the lead to 9-1.
Williamson followed Bostic’s triple with a single to extend the lead to 10-1 and came around to score on Ryan Roberts’ sacrifice fly to make it 11-1 and Konner Lowe scored on an error to close out the scoring in the Wildcats fourth.
Chapmanville plated two runs in the fifth inning to cut the deficit to 12-3 after five innings as Tyson Thompson had a run-scoring double and scored on Andrew Farley’s sacrifice fly.
Lowe earned the win by going 4 2/3 innings for Logan. He gave up three runs on five hits, struck out four, walked three and hit two batters. Maynard pitched a perfect 1 1/3 innings and Aiden Slack pitched a scoreless seventh striking out two.
Chapmanville ace Evan Plumley struggled through 2 1/3 innings allowing six runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out one. Plumley suffered his first loss of the season and was relieved in the third by hist brother Ian Plumley, who allowed six runs on four hits with three walks and one strikeout.
One bright spot for the Tigers was the relief efforts of Moore. Moore allowed just one hit in 2 1/3 innings and struck out six.
Tyson Thompson and Moore each had run-scoring doubles for Chapmanville, who also got one hit and one RBI from Farley while Dalton added one hit.
Lowe had one hit and one RBI for Logan while Joey Canterbury and Slack had one hit each.