<strong>LOGAN—</strong> Under their home lights, the Logan baseball team reeled off its fifth straight victory Tuesday evening, with a thrilling 8-6 win over valley-rival Sky View. The win keeps the Grizzlies comfortably atop the Region 5 standings, and gives them a 2-0 lead in their series against the Bobcats.
The Grizzlies (11-7, 7-1) will look to complete the regular season sweep of the Bobcats (10-7, 5-3) when the two square off in Smithfield Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Logan got on the board early, with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. However, the first couple of innings were relatively slow as that was the only scoring for either team. Senior Jesse Braddy aided the Grizzlies cause, as he connected on a pair of doubles during the game.
In the third inning, Sky View exploded and tallied four runs to build a 4-2 advantage. That lead would be short-lived, however, as Logan battled to take the momentum right back by scoring five runs of its own in the bottom of the third to take a 7-4 lead.
Sky View was able to pull within one, 7-6, with two runs in the top of the fifth inning. The Bobcats were unable to get any closer though. The Grizzlies added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning, and then held Sky View scoreless in the top of the seventh to secure the victory.
Michael Hart picked up the win on the mound for Logan, while Mitch Berryhill took the loss for Sky View. After a five game winning streak, this marks the third loss in the past five games for the Bobcats. Two of those losses have come at the hands of Logan, with both being by two runs. The other loss, was a one-run extra-inning loss to Box Elder.
Logan, meanwhile, will look to keep its five game streak and valley dominance going. After squaring off against the Bobcats again, the Grizzlies will host Mountain Crest under the lights at 7 p.m. on Friday. The Bobcats will finish off their week Friday as well, traveling to Roy for a 3:30 p.m. game.