LOGAN, W.Va. — A true pitcher’s duel.
Just one run was scored Friday night’s non-conference Class AAA softball clash in Logan County. Unfortunately for the Lady Knights, host Logan was the team that scored the run and the Lady Wildcats took the 1-0 triumph.
After being sat down in order in the opening frame the Lady Knights advanced two runners into scoring position in the top of the second. PPHS failed to convert and the game remained scoreless. Point Pleasant moved three runners into scoring position over the next two innings but the Lady Knights were unable to score.
Logan’s first 11 batters were sent away but the Lady Wildcats broke through with a double in the fourth. PPHS pitcher Karissa Cochran struckout the next batter and the game remained tied.
Logan’s Hana Sedlock opened the bottom of the fifth with a single and was replaced by courtesy runner Allison Click advanced to second base on sacrifice and moved to third base passed ball. Kiana Hall hit a sacrifice fly to center field to plate Click and put LHS ahead 1-0.
Makinley Higginbotham opened the next inning for PPHS with a double but was thrown out for the trying to move to third base. The Lady Knights failed to reach base again and Logan held on for the 1-0 win.
Karissa Cochran was the losing pitcher or record with but only allowed one run on two hits. In six innings of work Cochran struckout eight batters and walked none.
Hana Sedlock was the game’s winning pitcher, throwing seven shutout innings and surrendering six hits, while walking one and striking out two.
Megan Hammond was 2-for-3 with a pair of singles, while Higginbotham, Payton Fetty and Madison Barker each doubled. Cochran added a single for the Red, White and Black.
Chastidy Wiley doubled for the LHS offense, while Sedlock singled. Click scored the game’s lone run on the Kiana Hill RBI.
The Lady Knights will have their shot at revenge on April 11, when Logan visits Point Pleasant.