The Russellville Lady Panthers and the Logan County Cougars faced each other for the first time this season in the softball “Clash of the Cats” game. The teams would start the game off close, but the Lady Cougars would pull away to end the game in six inning with a win of 12-2.
Meagan Ferguson would start the game off offensively for the Lady Cougars after she singled in the first inning. Ferguson would work her way around the field by stealing bases and would finally score. The Lady Cougars would lead 1-0 after the first inning.
At the top of the third inning, Lady Panther Cierra Collins would single to get on base. Taylor Gray would step up to the plate and double for the Lady Panthers and on that play Collins would score. This would tie the game 1-1 as the teams went into the bottom of the third inning.
With two runners on base, Lady Cougar Madison Abbott would hit a line drive to center field, which would result in a home run. This would put the Lady Cougars up 4-1 at the end of the third inning.
The Lady Cougars had a big fourth inning. Ferguson would start the Lady Cougars with a double to bring in a run. Milam would single to bring in another run. Abbott and Victoria Cates would each bring in two runs. Cierra Johnson would finish the inning with a hit to bring in their seventh run of the inning. The Lady Cougars would now old a 10 point lead over the Lady Panthers.
In the top of the fifth inning, Tara Gilbert would hit a triple to bring in one run for the Lady Panthers. This would bring the score to 2-11 and the game would continue on into the sixth inning.
The Lady Cougars would play hard and Johnson would single to bring in the last run for the Lady Cougars. The Lady Cougars would end the game with a 12-2 win.
Gilbert would end the game with one RBI for the Lady Panthers. Gilbert also pitched for the Lady Cougars for six innings. Gilbert finished the game allowing 11 hits, 12 runs, walked four and had one strikeout.
Abbott would lead the Lady Cougars with five RBI’s. Cates followed with two and Johnson and Ferguson finished with one each.
Ferguson pitched for the Lady Cougars for six innings. Ferguson allowed six hits, two runs, walked none and had seven strikeouts.
The Lady Cougars will play this Saturday at home against the Muhlenberg Lady Mustangs. The game will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Lady Panthers will be at home tonight as they face Metcalfe County at 5:30 p.m.