The Logan County Cougar baseball team were not able to regain their Fourth Region championship title this week after a devastating loss in the first round of the tournament. On Monday, the Cougars faced the South Warren Spartans and had a shaky start. The Spartans would capitalize on errors made by the Cougars and gain a lead early in the game. The Cougars would fight back, but the Spartans would take the 6-2 win.
The Cougars defense started the game strong and got two easy outs early in the first inning. But the Spartans got two big hits to bring in two runs in the first inning. With a sacrifice fly in the second inning and a fielder’s choice in the third, the Spartans would rise to a 4-0 lead over the Cougars.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Cougars finally got their offense going and loaded the bases. Hunter Britt hit an RBI single to score two runs for the Cougars. The Cougars now trailed by two as the two teams went into the fifth inning.
In the top of the sixth, the Cougars made an error and the Spartans would add two more runs to their total. The Cougars offense worked hard, but were not able to score anymore runs. The Spartans would take the win of 6-2.
Caleb Bruner pitched for the Cougars. Bruner allowed eight hits, six runs, walked one and struck out four.
The Cougars ended their season with a record of 26-10. They have four seniors that will be leaving the team. These include Lucas Dean, Joe Holliday, Jacob Wood and Ian Woodall.
The South Warren Spartans went on to face Russell County in the championship game and won 4-1.