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Miller strikes out 14 in Skyhawks 1-0 win over Wildcats

Logan's Aiden Slack is eventually tagged out by Scott's Caleb Vance after trying to steal second base during the seventh inning of the Wildcats 1-0 loss to Scott Wednesday night at Roger E. Gertz Field (Photo by Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography).

Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

LOGAN Griffin Miller outdueled Dawson Maynard in a pitcher's duel Wednesday night, striking out 14 and allowing just three hits as sixth-ranked Scott defeated top-ranked Logan 1-0 in a battle of ranked Class AA schools at Roger E. Gertz Field.

Nick Miller's fourth inning RBI single brought home Hunter Null with the game's only run as Scott improved to 4-2. Logan, who started the season 4-0, has lost two of its three games and fell to 5-2 on the year.

Miller, who struck out 10 in five innings in his season debut against Winfield on March 23, has struck out 24 batters in 12 innings this season and has yet to allow a run this season.

Maynard allowed one run on seven hits, struck out seven, walked two and hit one in seven innings for Logan.

Logan loaded the bases in the bottom of the third inning without the benefit of a hit before Miller worked out of the jam. The inning started when Ryan Roberts was hit by the pitch with one out. Roberts stole second and Jake Ramey walked to give the Wildcats runners at first and second with one out.

Miller got Cole Blankenship to strike out swinging for the second out and hit Maynard to load the bases before getting Garrett Williamson to ground out ending the threat.

Null led off the fourth inning with a single and advanced to second on a groundout before Maynard struck out Sam Cook for the second out in fourth.

Nick Miller then lined a 0-2 pitch into center for a run-scoring single giving Scott a 1-0 lead.

The Wildcats got a two out single from Williamson in the bottom of the sixth. Williamson was lifted for a pinch runner, McCormick Ilderton, who stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch, but Miller got Konner Lowe to strike out swinging ending the sixth.

Aiden Slack singled leading off the bottom of the seventh but was thrown out by Austin Light trying to steal second. Drew Berry was hit by the pitch with one out, but pinch hitter Conner Mullins and Roberts struck out swinging to end the game.

Null had two hits and scored a run while Cook had a pair of singles for Scott. Nick Miller had one hit and one RBI and Griffin Miller and Caleb Vance each had one hit for the Skyhawks.

Williamson had two of Logan's three hits and Slack had the only other hit for the Wildcats.

Scott will host St. Albans and Van Friday in the McDonald's Wooden Bat Classic.

Logan will travel to Man on Thursday and close the week at Herbert Hoover on Friday.



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