Crystin Urban Sports Reporter
April 7, 2014
The Logan County baseball team competed in the Bowling Green/Warren County Invitational this weekend. The Cougars would walk away with two wins over Avon, IN and the North Hardin Trojans. The Cougars played late on Friday night and would end the game with a 6-2 win over Avon. On Saturday the Cougars faced the Trojans and would have a big fifth inning to win 8-2.
On Friday, the Cougars would start the game with an early lead over Avon. The pitcher would walk five players, which would result in a 2-0 lead for the Cougars at the end of the first inning. In the bottom of the second Michael Riley would hit a hard ground ball to bring in Caleb Bruner. Jacob Wood would single in the bottom of the fourth to bring in Tucker Baldwin. The Cougars would lead 4-0 going into the fifth inning of the game.
Avon would bring in two runs in the top of the fifth and would now trail the Cougars 2-4 going into the final two innings of the game.
Hunter Britt would get a big hit in the bottom of the sixth and bring in two runs for the Cougars. The Cougars defense would fight hard until the end and finish the game with a 6-2 win.
Britt would lead the Cougars with three RBI’s. Riley finished with two and Wood with one. Jordan Hendrix would pitch for the Cougars all seven innings of the game. Hendrix allowed seven hits, two runs, walked one and had seven strikeouts.
The Cougars would move on to face the North Hardin Trojans on Saturday. The Trojans would start the game off by scoring one run in the top of the first. But the Cougars would come back to take the lead. Caleb Bruner would get a good hit for the Cougars. Matt Harper and Luke Woodall would score on error, which would put the Cougars up 2-1.
The second and third innings would go by quickly for the two teams and the score would remain the game. But in the top of the fourth, the Trojans would get a big hit to left field and would allow one runner to score. The two teams would end the fourth inning with a tie of 2-2.
The Cougars would take off in the bottom of the fifth. Bruner would get the first RBI of the inning with a single to bring in Wood. Britt and Riley would both bring in one run each and Bruner would score on an wild pitch. Joe Holliday would finish out the inning with a single to bring in two more runs. The Cougars would end the inning with a lead of 8-2 and carry that lead until the end of the game.
Holliday would end the game with two RBI’s. Riley and Britt would both have one each. Holliday pitched for the Cougars for four innings. Holliday allowed six hits, two runs, walked four and had three strikeouts. Matt Harper would come in the game in the fifth inning. Harper finished out the game allowed one hit, no runs, walked two and had three strikeouts.
The Cougars now hold a record of 8-3 for the season so far. The Cougars will face 13th district rivals, the Franklin-Simpson Wildcats, tonight at Franklin-Simpson High School. The Cougars will start their game at 5:00 p.m.
The Logan County Lady Cougars will face the Lady Wildcats at home tonight. The game will begin around 5:30 p.m.
The Russellville Panther baseball team will be travelling to Todd County tonight to face the Rebels at 7:00 p.m.
The Russellville Lady Panthers will be at home facing the Butler County Lady Bears at 5:30.