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Rylan Lambert's walk-off sacrifice fly in 7th propels Logan LL to 7-6 win over Summersville LL


FAYETTEVILLE  Rylan Lambert hit a walk-off sacrifice fly and Kaylee Conley doubled home the tying runs in the seventh inning and the Logan Little League defeated Summersville 7-6 in seven innings Monday evening in the West Virginia Little League Softball State Tournament at Charlie McCoy Town Park.

 

After loading the bases with two outs in the top of seventh, Summersville scored twice to take a 6-4 lead. Jolene Collins was hit by a pitch allowing Ryleigh White to score the go ahead run. Summersville tacked on an insurance run when Paisley Gordon raced home on an Ella Graham wild pitch.

 

Taylor Akers walked and Graham was hit by the pitch to start the bottom of the seventh for Logan. Conley then lined the first pitch from Gordon into left field for a two-run double scoring Akers and Graham with the tying runs.

 

Kenlee Tomblin, who was 3-for-3 with a double, singled to move Conley to third base for Lambert, who flew out to second base on the first pitch, but deep enough to score Conley from third with the winning run.

 

Logan moves on in the double elimination format and will face Beckley Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. in the losers’ bracket of the Herd division. Beckley advanced with a 20-2 win over Charleston Northeast.

 

Kirkendall stole home in the first inning and Lambert’s ground out in the second bought home Tomblin to give Logan a 2-0 lead after two innings.

 

Akers started in the circle for Logan and held Summersville hitless through five innings, but in the sixth, Summersville was able to plate four runs and chase Akers from the circle.

 

The sixth started when Gordon reached base safely on a dropped third strike followed by a walk to Paislee Freeman. Gordon and Freeman then stole second and third with Ashynn Legg batting.

 

Freeman stole three bases and Gordon two bags as Summersville stole nine bases in the contest.

 

Gordon scored on a wild pitch to put Summersville on the board and following a walk to Legg, Collins doubled to center to score Freeman and tie the game at 2.

 

Collins’ double, which was the only hit of the game for Summersville, chased Akers from the game and brought in Graham.

 

Legg was caught trying to steal home and Chasadee Barnette struck out swinging for the second out of the sixth, however Graham issued a pair of walks to Paisley Tallamy and Sophie Johnson then hit Adkins to bring home Collins with the go-ahead run for a 3-2 Summersville lead.

 

Tallamy raced home on a wild pitch to give Summersville a 4-2 lead heading to the bottom of the sixth.

 

Herndon led off the sixth for Logan and was hit a pitch and stole second with Kirkendall at the plate. Kirkendall laced a single center to bring home Herndon and trim the deficit to 4-3.

 

Kirkendall stole second on the first pitch to Peyton Sigmon, who then reached base safely on an error by the third baseman, allowing Kirkendall to score the game tying run forcing extra innings.

 

Graham picked up the win in the circle for Logan hurling two innings of hitless relief despite allowing two earned runs. She struck out five, walked three and hit three in relief of Akers, who worked five innings in the circle allowing just one hit and four runs – one earned – while striking out 10 and walking five.

 

Gordon worked 6 1/3 innings for Summersville and was saddled with the loss after allowing seven runs on six hits while striking out 11, walking four and hitting two.

 

Adkins had one RBI and Gordon scored two runs for Summersville at the plate.

 

Logan had six hits on the evening, three coming from Tomblin and one each from Conley, Kirkendall and Sigmon.

 

West Virginia Little League Softball State Tournament

Charlie McCoy Town Park- Fayetteville, WV

Logan 7, Summersville 6 (7 innings)

 

Summersville          000 004 2- 6 1 3

Logan                                    110 002 3- 7 6 1

Gordon and Bailes. Akers, Graham (6) and Lambert. Top hitters- S: Collins 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI; Adkins 0-2, RBI; Gordon 0-2, 2 R. L: Tomblin 3-3, 2B; Conley 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Kirkendall 1-1, RBI, 2 R; Sigmon 1-3; Lambert 0-2, 2 RBI.

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