Columbia, TN - The Logan Volunteers sweep a midweek doubleheader from Columbia State on Tuesday. The Vols outlasted the Chargers 6-4 in game one and use that momentum to cruise to an 11-1 game two victory in five innings. Logan improved to 19-4 on the year and will be back in action on Thursday when they travel to Southwestern Illinois. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Logan's bats would show up right away in game one, with the Vols connecting for five singles amounted to four runs in the top of the 1st. Columbia State wouldn't back down though, scratching back for two in the 1st and one in 2nd against Vols starter Gabe Schimpf. Schimpf and the Vols would settle in keeping the score at 4-3 until the 5th when a Trent Shelby sac fly would push the lead to 5-3. The Chargers would battle back once again, scoring an unearned run and putting runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out, to chase Schimpf and force Logan to go to the pen. Hale Sims would come in for the Vols and get a strikeout and a ground out to strand the would be tying and go-ahead run on base. The Vols would add an insurance run in the 7th and Andrew Zenner would pick up his third save of the year, going the final six outs, allowing one hit and striking out two, to seal the victory. Schimpf (3-0) would pick up the victory, going 4.1 innings giving up on four runs (two earned) on seven hits, while striking out five. Luke Brown, Trent Shelby, and Cody Jansen would all collect two hits each. Shelby would add three RBI to go along with his two hits.
Game two saw the Vols control the action, jumping out to a big lead early once again. Logan would see the first seven batters of the game reach base safely, pacing the Vols out to a 5-0 lead after a half inning. The Chargers would get one back in the bottom half after a lead-off single would score on a 2-out wild pitch. In the 2nd the Vols wouldn't be held down, once again having the first six batters of the inning reach safely, highlighted by Sam Frontino's three run blast to left center; his second of the year. Starter Justin Bauersachs would cruise from there, only allowing two hits over the next four innings. Bauersachs (2-0) would get the win, throwing a complete game three-hitter, giving up one run and striking out five. Offensively the Vols were led by a three-headed monster of Luke Brown, Hunter Sullivan, and Sam Frontino. Luke Brown would go 3-4 with three runs scored, a double, and two stolen bases. Hunter Sullivan would also score three times and go 2-3 at the plate with a stolen base. Sam Frontino would drive them all in, collecting five RBI with two runs scored and a home run during his 2-3 day. Cody Jansen would also collect three RBI while hitting a double in his only official plate appearance.