Wadley, AL— Logan Vols baseball would finish the weekend off in style, scoring 11 unanswered runs to defeat Spartanburg Methodist 11-3 on Saturday. The win puts the Vols at 5-0 on the year and 3-0 for the Southern Union Invitational. Logan will be back in action on February 22nd, for the home opener against Illinois Central College, with first pitch scheduled for 11 am.
The weekend finale saw Spartanburg Methodist capitalize on two Logan miscues to take a 2-0 lead after two innings. The Pioneers would add another run in the 3rd. After that it was all Vols, a Sam Zarling 2-RBI double would tie the game in the 4th. Zach Parks would give the Vols a 5-3 lead in the 5th with a two-out 2-RBI single. Logan's bats would pull away in the 6th scoring four runs, highlighted by Hunter Combs 3-run blast over the left field wall. A Sam Frontino RBI groundout would cap the scoring in the 7th. Hunter Combs would lead the way with a 3 for 4 day, scoring three runs and knocking in three. Luke Brown would add two hits himself.
Hunter Sullivan would get the start on the mound for the Vols, going three innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on two hits, while striking out four. Brodie Lenon (1-0) would pick up the win, going three innings of scoreless relief, surrendering only two hits, while striking out four. Hunter Ralls and Cameron Robinson combined to throw a scoreless 7th for their college debuts and finish off the victory.
"This invitational is always a good measuring stick for where we are at and prepares us for our league. If you don't play well, you'll go home with three loses." Head Coach Kyle Surprenant said. "I'm proud of how our guys have played early on without getting much time outside. We have had many situations in which different guys have been called upon to step up and have gotten the job done. I am excited to see where this group can go if we keep working hard and getting the type of production we have up to this point."