Crystin Urban Sports Reporter
April 21, 2014
The Logan County Cougar baseball team had two big wins and a tough loss last week. The Cougars played the Daviess County Panthers on Thursday. The Cougars were down early in the game but would come back to win 3-2. The Cougars faced the Graves County Eagles on Friday night and would take a tough loss of 1-2. On Saturday, the Cougars hosted the Butler County Bears and won 10-0 in five innings.
On Thursday, the Cougars would fall behind early in the game after the Daviess County Panthers would score a run in the top of the second and another in the top of the fourth. The Cougars would fall behind 0-2 going into the fifth inning.
But in the bottom of the fifth, the Cougars would finally put some runs on the board. Matt Harper and Tucker Baldwin would both single to bring in two runs. The third run was scored on an error. This would put the Cougars up 3-2 at the end of the fifth inning.
The Cougars would be able to hold on to their lead for the rest of the game and take the 3-2 victory.
Jordan Hendrix pitched for four innings. Hendrix allowed three hits, two runs, one strikeout and no walks. Hunter Britt pitched two shutout innings allowing no hits and no runs and striking out one. Harper finished out the game allowing no hits and no runs with two strikeouts.
On Friday, the Graves County Eagles would come out to score two runs in the first inning of the game. The Cougars would battle hard to take the lead, but the Eagles defense would not allow it. Jacob Wood would single in the bottom of the third inning to bring in Jackson Campbell, but the Cougars would fall 1-2.
Senior Joe Holliday pitched seven innings and allowed two runs, two hits, walked three and struck out seven.
Matt Harper and Tucker Baldwin would finish the game with one RBI each.
On Saturday, the Cougars would take over the game against the Butler County Bears. Matt Harper would hit an RBI single in the first inning and Jackson Campbell would hit an RBI single in the second inning to give the Cougars a lead early in the game.
The Cougars would add three more runs in the bottom of the third inning, including an error by the Bears to score Jacob Wood and Ian Woodall.
Ian Woodall would bring in two runs to start the Cougars in the fifth inning, followed by Bruner’s single to bring in two more runs. Tucker Baldwin would score the last run for the Cougars to win the game 10-0 in the fifth inning.
Britt would be a big help to seal the Cougars win. Britt pitched all five innings and allowed only one hit and struck out eight.
Bruner finished the game with two RBIs. Campbell, Ian Woodall, Harper and Wood would all end the game with one RBI each.
The Cougars will head to the home of the Russellville Panthers tonight in the second Clash of the Cats game this season. The game will begin at 5:00 p.m.