The Logan County Cougars headed to Todd County Central on Wednesday to compete in a 13th district game. The Cougars faced the Rebels and took the lead early in the game. With an explosive fifth inning, the Cougars would end the game early with a 16-2 win over the Rebels.
Senior Joe Holliday started off the game with a triple and would score shortly after on a wild pitch. Michael Riley would single and bring in two more runs for the Cougars to gain a lead of 3-0 after the top of the first.The Rebels would step up to the plate and give three big hits, bringing in two runs. By the end of the first inning the Cougars would only hold a 3-2 lead.
The game would go by quickly until the top of the fourth. With two runners on base, Caleb Bruner would hit a homerun to bring in himself and two more runs. The Cougars would increase their lead to 6-2 by the end of the fourth inning. At the top of the fifth, the Cougars would have a tough start to the inning. They would score one run but the Rebels would quickly get two outs on the Cougars.
Even though they were one out away, the Cougars managed to keep their momentum going and add nine more runs, including an homerun by senior Ian Woodall with the bases loaded to bring in four runs. The Cougars would now hold a 16-2 lead over the Rebels. Bruner finished off the game for the Cougars with three strikeouts in a row to seal the 16-2 win for the Cougars.
Ian Woodall would lead the Cougars with four RBIs. Michael Riley and Caleb Bruner finished the game with three RBIs. Jacob would ended the game with two RBI’s.
Bruner pitched for all five innings of their game. Bruner ended the game with 11 strikeouts, allowing only three hits and two runs.
The Cougars will be at home tonight and face the Graves County Eagles at approximately 7:00 p.m. and will be home tomorrow to face the Butler County Bears at 12:00 p.m.