Crystin Urban Sports reporter
May 15, 2014
The Logan County Cougars had a tough start to the week after they took a 6-5 loss to the Butler County Bears on Monday. But the Cougars were able to come back on Tuesday to get a big win of 6-0 against the Grayson County Cougars. The Cougars play the Greenwood Gators tonight but will head to the 13th district tournament next week.
The Cougars had a good start to their game on Monday against the Bears. Senior Joe Holliday started the Cougars off and would score after a hit from Matt Harper. Haper would be brought home after a hit by Bruner. In the top of the second inning, senior Jacob Wood would hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Luke Woodall. The Cougars would hold a 3-0 lead over the Bears going into the third inning.
At the bottom of the third, the Cougars would make some errors and the Bears would get two walks with the bases loaded. The Bears would score four runs and take the lead of 4-3 at the bottom of the third. In the bottom of the fourth, the Bears would get a big hit and they would score another run. The Bears would lead 5-3.
The Cougars came back in the seventh inning after Harper doubled to bring in Holliday and Wood. This would tie the game 5-5 as the teams went into the bottom of the seventh.
After a big hit and a walk, the Cougars would intentionally walk a player to load the bases to get a force out to end the game against the Bears. But the Bears would hit a line drive to third base and the Cougars would make an error and the Bears would score, ending the game 6-5.
Hunter Britt pitched for the Cougars for six innings. Britt allowed five hits, five runs, walked four and struck out five. Jordan Hendrix stepped in the game in the seventh inning. Hendrix allowed one hit, one run, walked two and struck out one.
The Cougars travelled to Grayson County on Tuesday to face the Cougars. The Cougars would come out in the first inning to gain an early lead of 1-0 after Bruner hit a sacrifice fly ball to score Wood. The Cougars would go on a run in the second inning and score four runs. Holliday would start the inning with an RBI single. Wood would get a hit to bring in Britt. Harper would double to bring in Holliday. Harper would score on a passed ball.
Michael Riley would score the sixth run for the Cougars after hitting an RBI single to score senior Ian Woodall.
Caleb Bruner pitched for six innings. Bruner allowed three hits, no runs, walked four and struck out five. Riley stepped on the mound in the seventh inning. He allowed no hits, no runs, and struck out one.
The Cougars will play their last regular season game tonight as they travel to the home of the Greenwood Gators at 5:00 p.m.