CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- What a time to play at the peak.
The Logan softball team played perhaps its best game this season to advance in Class AAA Region 4 sectional play with a 14-4 victory against Nitro on Wednesday night.
Logan recorded 14 hits with batters contributing throughout the lineup to take command and knock Nitro from postseason play at St. Albans. Before facing Logan, Nitro fell 9-1 to St. Albans.
Logan Coach Randy Robinette said it was the perfect time for the offensive outbreak.
"Made contact, got it done," he said. "This is by far the best game we've played all year."
Logan scored in every at-bat but one and maintained a 6-0 lead after three innings. Nitro tallied four runs across its final four innings, but could not break through to threaten further. All the while Nitro battled to come back, Logan continued to score, including a five-run inning in the seventh.
Senior leadoff hitter Rachelle Toppings paced Logan with a 4-for-5 performance, including a home run.
"I was hoping I would get one before the season ended, my senior year," Toppings said. "It felt good."
Aarron Ward recorded three hits for Logan, too, with Hannah Kolovich the other multi-hit game with two hits to go with three RBI.
Robinette said the offensive eruption was the result of a determined team.