Crystin Urban Sports Reporter
March 18, 2014
The Logan County Cougar baseball teams has two wins on the road to start their season off. The Cougars faced the Warren East Raiders on Thursday and would pitch a no hitter as they took the win of 4-0. They would travel to Ohio County to face the Eagles on Saturday and would walk away with a 13-7 win.
On Thursday, the Cougars would win the game with great pitching and defense. Jacob Wood would ground out in the second inning, but drive in Hunter Britt to put the Cougars up early in the game. Caleb Bruner would pitch for six innings of the game and strikeout 11 and allowed no hits.
Jackson Campbell, Caleb Bruner and Matt Harper would score in the last two innings of the game to seal their 4-0 victory over the Raiders. Joe Holiday would pitch for the Cougars in the last inning and continue to allow no hits. Holiday would walk two and strike out two. Jacob Wood and Matt Harper would finish the game with one RBI each.
The Cougars would start their game against Ohio County strong with an RBI by Matt Harper who would triple in the first inning to bring in Holiday. Harper would also score in the first inning, putting the Cougars up 2-0.
The Ohio County Eagles would bring up the intensity and score three runs in the third inning and then add three more runs in the fifth. The Eagles would lead 6-2 all the way into the sixth inning of the game.
The Cougars offense would light up in the sixth inning, and when the game was tied 6-6, Joe Holiday would single and bring in a run to put the Cougars in the lead. The Cougars would end the sixth inning scoring seven runs, putting them in the lead of 9-7 going into the seventh inning.
The Cougars would add four more runs onto the score in the seventh inning and the Eagles would not be able to get any runs. The Cougars would walk away with a 13-7 win.
Matt Harper led the Cougars with three RBI’s. Joe Holiday and Daniel Beaty finished with two RBI’s each. Ian Woodall, Luke Woodall and Jacob Wood would finish with one RBI each.
Hunter Britt pitched for the Cougars for four innings of the game. Britt allowed six hits, six runs, walked one and had two strikeouts. Matt Harper would pitch the final three innings and allow 4 hits, one run, walk two and have three strikeouts.
“Bruner did good at East, we had it as a no hitter in our book. Great pitching and defense won the game at East. We faced a good pitcher and had trouble hitting early,” said coach Meguiar. “At Ohio County we faced another number one pitcher and only managed a couple runs, but when they made a pitching change we were able to capitalize. I was pleased with our effort. We got down four runs and were able to come back.”
Meguiar says the team is still striking out way too much and they have to put more balls into play to put pressure on other teams defense. He says he is pretty pleased with a couple of wins on the road to start off with.
The Cougars will play their first home game of the season tonight against Greenwood at 5 p.m.