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Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN Konner Lowe lofted a sacrifice fly to left field in the bottom of the seventh that was just deep enough to score Dawson Maynard, lifting the Class AA No. 1 Logan Wildcats to a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Scott Skyhawks Tuesday night at Roger E. Gertz Field.
Tied at two heading to the bottom of the seventh, Maynard left off with single and stole second with Jake Ramey at the plate. Ramey then blooped a single to center moving Maynard to third. Ramey then took second without a throw as Scott elected to intentionally walk Garrett Williamson setting the stage for Lowe.
Lowe, who had walk-off single in last year’s Class AA semifinals against Herbert Hoover, worked the count to 3-1 before lifting a flyball to left field. Scott left fielder Cooper Martin made the catch, but his throw was up the line allowing Maynard to score from third base with the game-winning run.
Logan remained unbeaten, improving to 9-0 overall and 9-0 in the Cardinal Conference.
Joey Canterbury picked up the win after tossing two hitless innings of relief. Canterbury issued one walk and struck out three batters to run his record to 3-0 on the season.
Scott, who fell to 2-9 overall and 1-5 in the Cardinal Conference, has lost nine games by a combined 11 runs. The Skyhawks have lost seven games by one run and two games by two runs.
Scott starter Griffin Miller held Logan in check through the first five innings Wednesday. Miller allowed just one hit through five and was in complete control after a shaky first two innings that saw him issue four walks.
Miller settled down after the second inning to strike out eight of the next 10 batters in the Logan lineup.
With Logan trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Garrett Williamson, who singled in the third for Logan’s first hit, led off the sixth with a single to centerfield. Lowe followed with a single to give Logan runners at first and second with no outs.
Aiden Slack successfully legged out a bunt for an infield single as Miller overthrew first base allowing Williamson to score and cut the deficit to 2-1.
With runners on second and third and no outs, Ryan Roberts struck out on a pitch in the dirt for the first out. Lowe, the runner at third, broke for the plate as catcher Austin Light threw to first base to retire Roberts and scored ahead of first baseman’s Sam Cook’s throw to tie the game at 2-2.
Miller got Jared Burnette to strike out looking for the second out, but it would be the final batter he would face as he was forced to leave the game after exceeding the 110-pitch limit.
Miller tossed 5 2/3 innings allowing two runs on four hits, striking out 13 and walking four.
Hunter Null, who relieved Miller in the sixth, tossed one inning allowing one run on two hits with one strikeout and one intentional walk. Null suffered the loss and saw his record drop to 1-3 on the season.
Miller and Null combined to strike out 14 batters. Coming into Wednesday’s contest, Logan had struck out 34 times in eight games played.
Scott got a pair of two-out doubles in the second inning to take a 1-0 lead. Null doubled to center and came around to score on Cook’s RBI double down the third base line.
The Skyhawks would add to their lead in the fifth inning when Dylan Grant solo home run over the left field fence for a 2-0 lead after five innings.
Maynard, who no-hit Sissonville on March 30 in his last start, gave up two runs on 11 hits and seven strikeouts in five innings.
Grant had two hits including a home run to lead the Skyhawks at the plate. Grant was one of four hitters with two hits as Brady Carrico, Luke Knight and Light also had two hits. Cook had a double and one RBI while Null had a double and Martin a single to round out the Scott 11-hit attack.
Scott, who has lost nine of 10 games since opening the season with a win over Poca, will travel to Nitro Thursday afternoon.
Williamson had two hits to lead Logan at the plate. Lowe had one hit and one RBI while Maynard, Ramey and Slack each had one hit for the Wildcats.
Logan will travel to county rival Man Wednesday night for a road contest against the Class A No. 3 Hillbillies.