“They were a really good team, but I’m disappointed we didn’t have a better showing against them,” Gaumer said. “It seemed that everything they hit found a gap and their kids were off and running. Then on the other hand, it seemed like everything we hit was right at them, not giving us very many base runners. It was that way the whole game.”
Against Russiaville, the visitors went up early on the Logan squad before the locals came back to within 8-5 to make things interesting. Unfortunately, the Logan kids didn’t get the breaks they needed and Russiaville went on for the win.
“A score of 14-8 sounds like a pretty solid defeat, but I really think we were just a couple hits away from this being a different game,” Gaumer said. “We loaded bases in the fourth and fifth innings and we were able to plate four runs and that was it. If we could have gotten those hits, who knows.”
Logansport outhit the Russiaville squad 13-12. Leading the way for Logan was Malachi Pearson, Meadows, Hunter Hewitt, Nick LeDonne and Ethan Denny with a pair of base hits. Kian Harris, Eli Starkey and Trevor Vietti also collected base hits.
Logan threatened with its first at-bat during the first inning by putting runners on second and third with just one out but ended up stranding both. Russiaville then pushed one across in its half of the first to take an early 1-0 lead.
After getting blanked in the second, Russiaville went to work by plating five more runs on seven hits in the bottom half of the inning to go up 6-0 after two.
Pearson led off the third with a hit and came around to score off an RBI by Denny. A pair of strikeouts and a groundout set the visitors down in order making it 6-1 after three.