The baseball Cougars from Logan County played a pair of games at home early in the week. On Monday afternoon the Butler County Bears came to town for an exciting afternoon on the diamond. Logan County won 3-2.
It was a close one throughout the fast-moving contest, but the home team finally put the “W” on the board with a Jackson Campbell double in the bottom of the 7th inning. Campbell went 2 for 4 on the day with one RBI. Austin Rayno scored the game-winning run and also had a big day at the plate with 2 hits and 2 runs.
The speedy cougars also had 3 stolen bases on the day. Jackson Campbell, Jack Wright, and Nick Wooden each swiped a bag from the Butler County defense.
Senior lefty, Jordan Hendrix, pitched 6 innings. He struck out 8, with no walks, and only gave up 2 earned runs on 8 hits.
Nick Wooden came in to throw the 7th inning and picked up the win. The victory was the 9th on the season for the LCHS cougars. The Butler County Bears fell to 6 and 9 on the year.
On Tuesday, the Cougars had an early afternoon match up against a tough Breckinridge County team. Another close scoring game, but with a different ending this time.
Logan County failed to produce much on offense against Breckinridge County’s senior pitcher, Trey Woosley. Woosley tossed the complete game, striking out 9 cougars, giving up 5 hits, and only allowing one run. Logan County drew first blood with a sacrifice fly by Nick Wooden in the bottom of the 4th. Bradley Taylor, who also had 2 hits in the game, was the only cougar to cross the plate. Austin Rayno had 2 hits, while D.J. Beard added one more.
Michael Riley picked up the loss on the hill for the cougars. Tommy Krohn came in to finish out the game. The two pitchers combined had 3 strikeouts, gave up only 6 hits, while allowing 2 runs. The loss was only the 3rd on the year for LCHS.
The Cougars (9-3) will head to Christian County on Friday to participate in the Christian County Colonels Classic. Logan will face an 8 and 6 Ohio County team first at 5 p.m.