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ELKVIEW Dawson Maynard hit for the cycle and the Logan Wildcats scored four runs in the seventh inning to come from behind and defeat Herbert Hoover 13-9 Friday night in Elkview.
Maynard went 4-for-5 with a single in the first, a leadoff home run in the third, a double in the fourth and a tripe in the fifth to go along with four RBIs and a run scored to lead the Logan offense.
Three other Wildcats had multiple hits led by Ryan Roberts, who was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI. Konner Lowe went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and Aiden Slack was 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored.
Trailing 9-8 and down to its last out in the seventh, Roberts singled to plate Korbin Bostic with the game tying run and Jared Burnette followed with a two-run triple to score Lowe and Roberts to give Logan an 11-9 lead.
Joey Canterbury’s single scored Burnette to extend Logan’s lead to 12-9 and Slack closed out the scoring with a run-scoring infield single to plate Kirk giving Logan a 13-9 lead.
Jared Burnette retired the Huskies in order in the bottom of the seventh to secure the victory for the Wildcats.
Logan used three pitchers in the contest with Jared Burnette picking up the victory after allowing two runs on one hit in one inning with three strikeouts and two walks. Garrett Williamson started on the mound for the Wildcats and allowed four runs on six hits with three strikeouts and two walks in 2 1/3 innings. Chad Burnette allowed three runs on one hit while striking out three and walking three in 2 2/3 innings.
Herbert Hoover plated three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 9-8 lead. Nate Gurski drew a bases loaded walk to draw the Huskies within one run, 8-7.
The Huskies tied the contest, 8-8, when Bryce Grimm scored on a Jared Burnette balk and took the lead, 9-8, when Will Bright scored on a wild pitch.
The Wildcats scored the first three runs of the contest to jump out to a 3-0 lead heading to the bottom of the third; however, the Huskies answered with four runs to take 4-3 lead after three.
Garrett Williamson got Logan on the board in the first with a sacrifice fly scoring courtesy runner McCormick Ilderton for a 1-0 lead.
Maynard’s solo home run leading off the second gave Logan a 2-0 lead. For Maynard, it was his third straight game with a home run and his Logan County leading fifth home run of the season. It was also the fourth straight game that a Wildcat has went yard.
Chad Burnette scored when Carson Kirk was hit by the pitch to give Logan a 3-0 lead.
Herbert Hoover got on the board when Bryant doubled to score Grimm to cut the deficit to 3-1. The Huskies pulled to within one, 3-2, on Grant Smith’s bases loaded walk.
Ryan Beasley singled to score Bright and Andrew Canterbury giving the Huskies a 4-3 lead.
Logan plated four runs in the fifth to regain the lead as a bases loaded walk to Jake Ramey scored Lowe tying the game at 4-4.
Maynard then completed his quest for the cycle with a bases clearing three-run triple to score Roberts, Slack and Ilderton to give Logan a 7-4 lead.
Hoover got a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth when Beasley grounded into a fielder’s choice scoring Bright to bring the Huskies within two, 7-5, and Caleb Hackney singled to score Beasley cutting Logan’s advantage to 7-6 after five innings.
Slack drew a bases loaded walk in the sixth to score Williamson giving Logan an 8-6 lead.
Neither pitching staff had its best stuff as the two staffs combined to walk 14 batters and hit five, all five of which were hit by Herbert Hoover starter Gurski. Logan and Herbert Hoover each walked seven times in the contest.
Brandon Ramos was tagged with the loss for Herbert Hoover after allowing five runs on six hits in one inning. Gurski allowed five runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings and struck out two but struggled with command issues walking four and hitting five batters. Frank Schafer allowed three runs on four hits in 1 1/3 innings. Schafer struck out two and walked three.
Bright had two hits including a double, driving in one run, and scoring three times for Herbert Hoover. Beasley had one hit and three RBIs while Gurski and Hackney each had one hit and one RBI and Smith drove in a run for the Huskies.
Herbert Hoover also got one hit apiece from Landon Bonds, Grimm and Colin Lindsay.
Jared Burnette had a triple and two RBIs, Canterbuy and Williamson each had one hit and one RBI and Bostic had one hit for the Wildcats.
The win improved Logan to 15-6 overall and 12-0 in the Cardinal Conference. Herbert Hoover falls to 12-7 overall and 6-4 in the Cardinal Conference.
The Wildcats moved one step closer to clinching a Cardinal Conference championship with the win while eliminating the Huskies from contention.
With three games left to play in conference play, Logan holds a two-game lead over second place Sissonville. The Wildcats can clinch no worse than a share of the conference championship with a win over Scott Monday.
The Wildcats can win the conference outright with wins in two of their three remaining contests or a win and a loss by the Indians in one of their remaining three games.
Sissonville, who lost to Logan 10-0 on March 30, can win the conference with three wins and three Logan losses.