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April 20, 2012 > Logan wins softball tournament

Logan wins softball tournament

By Helen Tracey-Noren

James Logan High School went into the Reno Tournament like any other school, but came out with the first place prize. The Reno Varsity Softball Tournament at Reed High School in Sparks, NV from April 12-14 had eight schools participating, including fellow MVAL school Newark Memorial. Logan participated in this same tournament last season and came home with second place, but returned thirsty for more this season.

The Logan Colts' first game was against Carson High School, which Logan won 6-3. The first inning was a noisy one as both teams bats could not be silenced. Carson put the first marks on the scoreboard by earning two runs right out of the gate, but Logan would not just roll over. They came back with four runs at the bottom of the inning. The next run would come at the top of the third inning from Carson, who managed only one run due to Logan's tight defense. However, Carson yielded two runs to Logan giving them the final say with the score as the rest of the game went by scoreless.

Next, the Colts took on the Carmel Padres and came out 4-2, victorious again. Logan was the first to draw blood scoring two runs in the first inning. The Colts scored yet again at the bottom of the third and fourth innings with one run each. The Padres were silent until the fifth inning, where the managed to earn two runs. Despite the intense effort by the Padres, they could not score the runs they needed to win.

Inderkum was next on the hit list for Logan as they secured a 10-0 shutout and ended the game three innings early. Then Logan faced their MVAL rivals, the Newark Memorial Cougars. Again, Logan was the first to score with two runs at the bottom of the first. The Cougars were unable to answer, but yielded no more runs until the fourth inning when their defense could take no more and allowed Logan to score one more. However, Newark would not allow the game to be a shutout and squeaked in a run in the fifth inning, losing 3-1 to the Colts.

Logan's final game of the tournament was against Spanish Springs, whom they lost to last season at the same tournament. Both teams played tough, and the tension accumulated until finally a run was scored by Spanish Springs at the bottom of the fourth inning. However, it wasn't until the top of the sixth inning that Logan was able to respond with two runs of their own, but those two runs were enough to squeak out a 2-1 win over Spanish Springs.

Scores submitted by Amy McNamara

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