McGrew tosses shutout gem in Cats’ win over Liberty | Sports


LOGAN – The Logan High School baseball team improved to 4-2 on the season with Thursday night’s 7-0 win at home over Liberty Raleigh at Logan’s Roger Gertz Field.

Conner McGrew and Jared Burnette combined to toss the shutout on the mound. McGrew was the starting and winning pitcher, going six innings and allowing no runs on four hits with six strikeouts and no walks. Burnette then tossed the final scoreless inning.

Braydon McClung was 2-for-3 with two RBIs.Trent Orso was 2-for-3 with a double. McGrew helped his own cause as he was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in.

Dawson Beckett and Lane Harmon had one hit each.

“We played well,” Logan coach Kevin Gertz said. “McGrew was in total control tonight. We swung the bats much better tonight. Liberty Raleigh’s pitcher was former Logan Middle School student Dalin Adkins.”

Logan scored three runs in the first inning, one in the second, two in the fourth and one in the sixth. The Wildcats outhit Liberty Raleigh 8-4. Logan had two errors in the game to none for LR.

WINFIELD 7, LOGAN 2: A three-run fourth inning by Winfield ended up being the difference as the Generals won 7-2 over Logan on Friday night at Winfield.

Logan had led 1-0 through three and a half. Winfield then added four more insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth on Elyssa Medley’s grand slam home run. The Lady Cats plated one more run in the top of the seventh.

Emma Elkins, Katie Fleming and Raegan Quick doubled for Logan. Elkins had an RBI. Sarah Noe, Emma Vinson and Jaycee Abbott had singles.

Keazie Hale added a double for Winfield. Kennedy Dean also homered.

Abbott was the starting and losing pitcher for Logan. She went 5 2/3 innings and gave up seven runs (three earned) on five hits with five strikeouts and five walks. Chloe Bryant got the final out.

Midley was the complete game winner on the bump for Winfield. She tossed seven innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

Winfield committed four errors in the game to Logan’s three. Logan dropped to 4-7 overall and 4-3 in the Cardinal Conference. Winfield is 4-4.

LHS was slated to play Wyoming East on Saturday in the Lady Tigers Invitational at Chapmanville. The Lady Cats host Wayne on Monday at 5:30 p.m.

LOGAN 14, POCA 1: For the second straight day the Logan softball team rolled to a win over the Poca Dots with Thursday’s 14-1 win at Logan.

The teams met on Wednesday at Logan with Logan winning 11-1.

In Thursday’s game, Emma Vinson went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and five RBIs and Ashlyn Conley was 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs. Katie Fleming was 2-for-3 with a double and one run battled in.

Raegan Quick, Abby Baisden and Sarah Noe added hits for Logan. Noe had two RBIs and Baisden and Quick had one each.

The game was stopped after three innings due to the mercy rule.

Vinson was the starting and winning pitcher for Logan. She hurled all three innings and gave up one run on two hits with three strikeouts and one walk.

In Wednesday’s victory over the Dots, Vinson was 3-for-4 with one RBI to lead the Lady Cats. Conley was 3-for-5, while Baisden had two hits and two runs knocked in.

Ashton Conn had a hit and three RBIs. Noe, Abbott, and Haley Maynard all had a hit and a run batted in.

Abbott pitched the win as she fired six innings and allowed one run on two hits with 11 strikeouts and six issued walks.

SHERMAN 9, CHAPMANVILLE 0: Sherman swept the season series with the Chapmanville Regional High School softball team as the Tide won 9-0 over the Lady Tigers on Thursday night in the Lady Tigers’ Invitational at Chapmanville’s Ronnie Ooten Field.

Autumn Thompson pitched the shutout win on the hill for the Tide and also added a home run and a single at the plate.

Haylee Clendenin had two singles for Sherman. Hailee Skeens, Chelsea Thompson, Amber Malackey and Cloey Toney all singled.

Shea Pridemore, Bailey Parsons and Mattie Williams had one single each for Chapmanville (3-4).

Parsons, the Lady Tigers’ starting second baseman, left the game due to injury as a pop up foul she was chasing ended up bouncing off her forehead causing a large lump. She was OK but did not dress in Chapmanville’s game with James Monroe on Friday evening.

Paul Adkins is the sports editor of the Logan Banner. Follow him on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner or email him at [email protected].

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