PHOTO | Boothe Davis: Captured by the Moment Photography
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN Class AA No. 2 Logan got all the runs they would need in the first inning defeating Scott 7-0 in the Class AA Region 4 Section 2 championship Thursday night at Roger E. Gertz Field.
The win advances Logan to Saturday’s championship where the top-seeded Wildcats will face either third seed Scott or fourth seed Wayne. One win and the Wildcats are sectional champions while Scott or Wayne would have to defeat Logan twice to dethrone the Wildcats.
The Wildcats sent 13 batters to the plate in the first inning plating seven runs off Scott starter Griffin Miller. Miller took the loss for the Skyhawks after he allowed four hits, walked four, hit two and struck out one in his only inning of work.
Dawson Maynard pitched 4 1/3 innings for Logan, allowing three hits, two walks while striking out nine to pick up the win. At the plate, Maynard was 1-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.
Konner Lowe allowed one hit while striking out two and walking one in 1 2/3 innings of relief and Ryan Roberts struck out three and walked one in one inning of hitless relief for Logan.
Maynard started the scoring for Logan in the first inning with a two-run double scoring Aiden Slack and Jake Ramey.
Garrett Williamson’s sacrifice fly scored Maynard to give Logan a 3-0 lead and Konner Lowe added a double to plate Korbin Bostic with the fourth run of the inning for the Wildcats.
Carson Kirk singled to score Lowe making it 5-0 and Ramey drew a bases loaded walk scoring Jared Burnette for a 6-0 lead.
Maynard closed the scoring in the first inning when he was hit by the pitch with the bases loaded to score Kirk.
On the mound, Maynard retired the first eight hitters in the Scott lineup before Landon Stone singled for the Skyhawks first hit of the evening.
Scott loaded the bases to start the fourth inning, but Maynard struck out the next three hitters in the Skyhawks lineup to keep them off the scoreboard.
One bright spot for Scott was the work of Austin Light in relief of Miller. Light held Logan to just two hits and struck out two in five innings.
Miller had two hits while Hunter Null and Stone each had one hit for Scott.
Logan had six hits, two of which coming off the bat of Lowe, who also had a double. Kirk, Maynard, Slack and Roberts each had one hit for the Wildcats.
Maynard drove in three runs while Kirk, Lowe and Williamson each had one RBI.
Logan improved to 21-6 with the win and is one win away from its second consecutive sectional championship.