The Russellville Lady Panthers and the Logan County Lady Cougars both played in the district tournament last week, and both ended their season. The Lady Panthers fell 12-0 to the Franklin-Simpson Wildcats after five innings. The Lady Cougars fell 12-2 to the Todd Central Lady Rebels after five innings.
The Lady Panthers played first. The Lady Panther defense was able to hold off the Lady Wildcats, letting them score only two runs in the top of the first. The Lady Panthers stepped up to the plate but were unable to score.
The Lady Wildcats had a big second inning, adding seven more runs to the score to take the lead of 9-0. The Lady Wildcat defense was too much for the Lady Panthers, preventing them from scoring any runs for the rest of the game. The Lady Wildcats added four more runs over the next two innings to bring the final score to 9-0.
The Lady Cougars played next. The Lady Cougars started off the game right with Madison Abbot. Abbot doubled and ended up scoring their first run in the first inning to start out the Lady Cougars in the lead.
But the Lady Rebels would take over the lead in the bottom of the second. The Lady Rebels got some big hits, to score two runs to take the lead of 2-1.
The Lady Cougars could not get any hits, quickly heading back out into the field. The Lady Cougars would make an error in the outfield, resulting in the Lady Rebels adding two more runs to the score. The Lady Rebels would increase their lead to 5-1 after they scored on a wild pitch.
The Lady Cougars had two outs to begin the third inning, but Abbot would step back up to the plate and hit another double. Sierra Morrow would single and would drive in Abbot on an error to bring the score to 5-2.
The Lady Rebels had a runner on base and were ready to score another run, but the pitcher Shelby Milam would strike them out, ending the third inning.
In the top of the fourth, the Lady Cougars were not able to get on base and suffered three quick outs in a row. The bottom of the fourth with result in the Lady Rebels added three more runs to the score with some errors made by the Lady Cougars.
The Lady Cougars were not able to make it on base in the top of the fifth, and the Lady Rebels would get some big hits and score on some errors, resulting in a 12-2 loss for the Lady Cougars.
Abbot was a huge player for the Lady Cougars with two hits and scoring their two runs. Shelby Milam pitched for the Lady Cougars for all five innings. Milam finished the game allowing nine hits, twelve runs, walking four and struck out two.