Crystin Urban Sports Reporter
March 14, 2014
The Logan County and Russellville softball teams are getting ready to make their appearance in the new season. Both teams have been working hard in the off-season to bring intensity and competition this season.
The Logan County Lady Cougars have been working hard and battling the tough weather the past few months. Last year the Lady Cougars finished the 2013 season with a record of 7-24. The teams has five starters returning this season but have four seniors to replace.
“The weather has been difficult but we have done a lot of inside work down at the plex. We are doing a lot of learning and moving players around the field,” said Crawford. “This year the team has a great attitude and work ethic. This year I think we are more athletic but we are way down on experience. We have a lot of young players.”
The Lady Cougars had a scrimmage on Tuesday against South warren which was good for the team before this season starts.
“They got to experience some live pitching during the scrimmage. They were slow to bat but it was good to gain game experience on the field and to go over situations we have worked on in practice,” said Crawford. “We would like to win a district championship this year and compete in region. We have one of the toughest regions but I want us to go out and compete and give ourselves a chance to make the play.”
The Russellville Lady Panthers have been working hard this off-season too. The Lady Panthers have introduced new head coach, Brandy Trimble. Trimble has college softball experience and is getting the Lady Panthers ready for the season. Last year the Lady Panthers ended their 2013 season with a record of 1-23.
The Russellville Lady Panthers start their season tonight at home against the Hopkinsville Lady Tigers at 6:00. The Lady Cougars begin their season on Monday at home against the McLean County Lady Cougars.