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MADISON Class AA No. 2 Logan won its fifth straight game Monday night and clinched a share of the Cardinal Conference with a 21-9 six-inning victory over sectional rival Scott.
Trailing 9-7 entering the top of the sixth, the Wildcats scored 14 runs and kept the Skyhawks off the board in the bottom of the sixth for the mercy rule victory.
Logan sent 20 batters to the plate, scoring 14 runs on eight hits, six walks, three errors and one hit batter.
Konner Lowe hit a grand slam to break a 9-9 tie giving Logan a 13-9 lead. Lowe’s home run was one of four in the contest for Logan.
Jared Burnette had a two-run home run and Jake Ramey a solo home run in the fourth inning and Korbin Bostic hit a two-run home run in the third inning.
Lowe and Ramey each had a double and a home run and drove in five runs to lead Logan at the plate.
The Wildcats had 14 hits in the contest. Garrett Williamson had two hits including a double and two RBIs while Dawson Maynard singled, doubled, drove in one run and scored four times.
Burnette had a home run and two RBIs while Conner Mullins had one hit and two RBIs and Aiden Slack doubled and drove in one for Logan. The Wildcats also got a hit apiece from Carson Kirk and Ryan Roberts.
Burnette picked up the win in relief of starter Lowe. Burnette allowed three runs on four hits with five strikeouts and four walks in four innings of relief. Lowe tossed two innings and allowed six runs on five hits with two strikeouts and four walks.
Logan and Scott each scored two runs in the first before the Skyhawks plated four runs in the second to lead 6-2 after two innings.
Logan cut the advantage to 6-4 with a pair of runs in the top of third, however, Scott answered with three runs in the bottom of the third to extend its lead to 9-4 after three.
Logan closed the gap to 9-7 with three runs in the fourth and plated 14 in the sixth to take a 21-9 lead.
Brady Carrico suffered the loss for Scott after allowing 10 runs, only four earned, on four hits and four walks in 1/3 innings. Hunter Null started for the Skyhawks and went 5 1/3 innings allowing nine runs on eight hits while striking out six and walking four. Cooper Martin allowed two runs on two hits with one strikeout and two walks in 1/3 innings of relief.
At the plate, Will Thompson banged out four hits including a double and scored two runs for Scott. Carrico had two hits and drove in three runs while Martin finished with two hits, one of which was a double, drove in two and scored twice.
Luke Knights had one hit and scored two runs while Dylan Grant had two RBIs and Griffin Miller one RBI for the Skyhawks.