Logan's Taylor Noe (16) steals second base during the first inning of the Lady Wildcats 8-4 win over Scott Tuesday evening at Bea Orr Field (Photo by Bill Lusk/WVOW Sports).
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN Taylor Noe and Harlee Quick each had two hits and two RBIs and Class AA No. 2 Logan defeated seventh-ranked Scott 8-4 on Tuesday evening at Bea Orr Field.
Logan improved to 8-2 overall and 7-0 at home while Scott, who started the season 8-0, lost its fourth straight and fell to 8-4 overall.
Noe had an RBI groundout in the fourth and run scoring single in sixth and also scored two runs while Quick produced a two-run single in sixth inning. Isabella Propst also had two hits including a double and scored three runs.
Shae Conley allowed four runs - three earned - on seven hits, two walks and two strikeouts over six innings to earn the win in the circle for Logan. Myleigh Adkins pitched a perfect seventh striking out two of the three batters she faced.
Conley was aided by a pair of two runs innings to start the game. Logan plated two runs in the first and added two more in the second inning to jump out to a 4-0 lead on the Lady Skyhawks.
Noe led off the first with a single, stole second, advanced to third on Lacy Curry's sacrifice bunt and came around to score on a throwing error by the pitcher on Curry's bunt attempt for a 1-0 lead. Curry scored on Addi Brumfield's single giving Logan a 2-0 lead.
In the second inning, MaKenna Ooten scored on a throwing error by the second baseman and Propst came around to score on Curry's double as Logan extended its lead to 4-0.
Scott starter Tatum Halley took the loss in the circle after she gave up four runs - two earned - on three hits in just 1 2/3 innings. She walked one and struck out two for the Lady Skyhawks. Ava Sampson worked 4 1/3 innings of relief allowing four runs - three earned - on seven hits while walking one and striking out three.
Scott got on the board in the third inning when Alyssa Shultz scored on a dropped fly ball by the second baseman to cut the deficit to 4-1 after three innings.
Logan added a run in the fourth when Propst doubled off the left center field fence to start the inning and came around to score on Noe RBI groundout giving Logan a 5-1 lead.
Scott coach Eric Harper was ejected in the top of the fourth inning after arguing balls and strikes with the home plate umpire. Harper's ejection proved to motivate the Lady Skyhawks their next time at bat as they plated three runs in the fifth inning.
Natalie Green started the inning with a one out single and came around to score on Halley's single to trim the deficit to 5-2. Dailan Adkins scored on Sampson's sacrifice fly to make it 5-3 and Halley scored on Kayleigh Ellis' single to bring Scott within one run, 5-4, after five innings.
The Lady Wildcats tacked on a trio of insurance runs in the sixth inning. Ooten and Propst started the inning with a pair of singles. Ooten came around to score on Noe's single to increase Logan's lead to 6-4 and Quick put the finishing touches on the Lady Wildcats three-run outburst with her two-run single scoring Propst and Noe as Logan took an 8-4 lead to the seventh inning.
Shultz had two hits including a double and Green two singles for Scott. Halley and Ellis each had one hit and one RBI and Adkins had one for the Lady Skyhawks.
Addi Brumfield and Curry each had one hit and one RBI for Logan. Adkins, Ashlin Brumfield and Ooten each had a single for the Lady Wildcats, who avenged a 4-1 loss at Scott on March 22.