Logan's Dawson Maynard is greeted at home plate by his Wildcat teammates after slamming a two-run home run in the first inning of Logan's 12-2 six inning win over Ripley Wednesday night at Roger E. Gertz Field (Photo by Boothe Davis/Captured by the Moment Photography).
Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports
LOGAN Garrett Williamson drove in four runs, Cole Blankenship had three RBI and Dawson Maynard hit a two-run home run as the two-time reigning Class AA champion Logan Wildcats defeated Class AAA Ripley 12-2 Wednesday night at Roger E. Gertz Field.
Maynard’s home run over the left center field fence got the Wildcats on the board in the top of the first inning. Williamson added a sacrifice fly to center field to give Logan a 3-0 lead after one inning.
Maynard started on the mound for Logan (2-0) and allowed two earned runs in 2 2/3 innings pitched. He allowed three hits and struck out six before being lifted for Konner Lowe with one out in the third inning.
Lowe was credited with the win in relief after allowing no runs and no hits while striking out seven in 3 1/3 innings.
Trailing 3-0 enter the third inning, Ripley plated two runs on three hits to draw within one run, 3-2, after an RBI single from Brady McVay and an RBI double from Isaiah Casto.
Williamson’s RBI single in the bottom of the third started a three-run scoring outburst for the Wildcats. Williamson’s single chased Ripley starter Jackson Curry from the game.
Three batters later, Drew Berry singled to give Logan a 5-2 lead and Blankenship closed out the inning with a two-run single to increase Logan’s lead to 7-2.
Curry tossed two innings and allowed six runs on six hits. He walked two and struck out four in the defeat.
Ripley (3-1) would manage just two baserunners the rest of the way as Logan put the game away with a five-run sixth inning.
Pinch runner Dawson Quick scored on an error to give Logan an 8-2 lead. Williamson’s two-run double put Logan on top 10-2.
Williamson came around to score on an error to make it 11-2 and Blankenship’s RBI single scored McCormick Ilderton ending the game due to the 10-run mercy rule.
McVay and Casto each had one hit and drove in a run while Ty Stephens singled and scored for the Vikings.
Williamson had four hits, a double and four RBI and Blankenship three hits and three RBI for Logan. Maynard doubled, hit a home run and drove in two runs while Jake Ramey had two hits and a double.
The Wildcats got one hit and one RBI each from Berry and Lowe. Ilderton scored three runs and Tanner Akers two runs.