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Wildcats defeat Huskies to clinch Cardinal Conference

PHOTO | Boothe Davis: Captured by the Moment Photography

Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

LOGAN Jared Burnette broke a fourth-inning tie with a run-scoring double as Class AA No. 2 Logan defeated Herbert Hoover 10-4 Tuesday night at Roger E. Gertz Field.

Dawson Maynard and Carson Kirk each drove in two runs for the Wildcats. Ryan Roberts allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings striking out six and walking four as Logan wrapped up the Cardinal Conference championship.

Logan, who defeated Herbert Hoover 13-9 after trailing by one heading to seventh on April 29, defeated the Huskies for the seventh straight time dating back to the 2016-17 season.

Burnette broke a 4-all tie with a double to left field to score Konner Lowe giving Logan a 5-4 lead.

Aiden Slack would reach on an error scoring Burnette to give Logan a 6-4 lead after four innings.

Burnette went 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and one RBI for Logan. Maynard finished 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs and Kirk was 2-for-2 with a triple and two RBIs.

Logan added to its lead in the fifth when they scored three runs. Korbin Bostic started the scoring when he scored on a Herbert Hoover scoring error while Konner Lowe produced a run-scoring double and Kirk closed out the scoring with a sacrifice fly.

Maynard’s double in the sixth scored courtesy runner Cole Blankenship giving Logan a 10-4 lead after six innings.

Grant Smith gave Herbert Hoover an early 1-0 lead with a run-scoring single in the first inning, but Logan answered with two runs in the bottom of the first when Aiden Slack scored on an error and Maynard scored on Garret Williamson’s single to give Logan a 2-1 lead after one.

The Huskies answered with three runs in the second inning to take a 4-2 lead with run-scoring singles from Cole Clendenin, Will Bright and Nate Gurski.

Just like they did in the bottom of the first, Logan answered back with two runs in the bottom of the second to tie the contest at 4-all. Kirk’s triple scored Burnette to bring Logan to within one, 4-3. Kirk stole home as Slack was caught in a run-down between first and second base allowing Kirk to race in from third base to make it a 4-4 ballgame.

Bright suffered the loss after allowing 10 runs on nine hits in five innings of work while striking out two and walking two. William Born allowed one hit and struck out one in an inning of relief for the Huskies.

Gurski and Lindsay each had two hits and one RBI for Herbert Hoover while Bright had one hit and one RBI. Clendenin had one hit and scored two runs while Hackney and Smith each had one hit.

Lowe and Williamson each had two hits and one RBI while Bostic had one hit for Logan, who also got an RBI and one inning of relief from Slack. Slack walked three, allowed one hit and struck out one for the Wildcats.



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