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Scott High School infielder Aaron Epling connects with a pitch on June 22 as a member of the West Virginia Flames in Logan County.

LOGAN — The West Virginia Flames made their season debut in game one of a double header Monday evening, June 22, at Logan’s Roger E. Gertz Field.

The Flames were dealing with adversity, as their planned starter, Logan’s Connor McGrew, hurt his arm during warm-ups. Dawson Beckett made the start in his place.

After trailing 11-5, the Flames rallied to within one run, falling by an 11-10 score to the Select 2020, after TJ Mullins was caught in a rundown between third and home for the final out of the six-inning contest.

The Flames fell in game two by a score of 14-3.

Players from the Logan County region make up the bulk of the Flames roster, including seniors who were not able to enjoy their final high school season due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Local participants include Logan’s Ethan Carter, Connor McGrew, Dawson Beckett, Braydon McClung, and Corbin Bostic, Chapmanville’s Chase Berry, Man’s Corey Miller and Scott’s Aaron Epling. Former Wildcat TJ Mullins, currently a baseball player at Alice Lloyd College, joined the Flames for this pair of games.