Josh Rein went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBIs as Logan downed visiting Nitro 5-2 Friday in Class AAA Region 4 Section 2 baseball.
The loss eliminated the Wildcats (19-12) from the postseason and ended their run of six straight trips to the state tournament. Nitro won titles in 2008 and '10 and finished as state runner-up in 2009 and '12.
Troy Burgess produced two hits for Logan (19-8), the co-No. 10 team in the state ratings, and Zach Minnick added a hit and drove home two runs.
Ryan McDonough and Matt Harrison had two hits apiece for Nitro. Logan hosts St. Albans today at 3 in the sectional championship round. SA has one loss in the double-elimination event and the Wildcats none, so a Logan win today would wrap up the crown.