Cougars pick up win over Purples


By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



Ethan Smock delivers a pitch against BGHS. Smock pitched five innings to earn the victory.


Jackson Campbell smashes a pitch on Friday.


First baseman Caleb Justice attempts to tag out a baserunner.


Photos by Kelly Phillips|For the NDL Logan County’s Michael Riley slides safely into home on Friday against Bowling Green. Riley went 4-for-4 at the plate against the Purples.


The Logan County High School baseball team picked up a third straight win over an opponent from Bowling Green on Friday night as the Cougars knocked off the visiting Purples 4-3.

LCHS jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning and then added single runs in the fourth and sixth to lead 4-1 heading into the seventh. Bowling Green scratched out a pair of runs in the final inning, but Logan pitcher Nick Wooden was able to get out of the inning and secure the save.

Ethan Smock got the win on the moung. He tossed five innings, striking out six and walking just two while allowing only one earned run.

Leadoff hitter Michael Riley was a perfect 4-for-4 on the day, and scored three of his team’s four runs. Jackson Campbell was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Kaleb Justice and Bradley Taylor also drove in runs for Logan County.

The Cougars were unable to keep their win streak alive on Saturday, however.

Logan County took its first loss of the season at Glasgow after the Scotties broke a 4-4 tie with a run in the bottom of the sixth.

Glasgow picked up all four of its runs in the first two innings to get off to a quick 4-0 lead, but Logan County fouth back. The Cougars picked up one in the fourth and then scored three in the fifth to knot the score.

Dylan Penick led Logan County at the plate with a pair of singles and also scored a run. Third Bell had a hit, two RBI and a stolen base. Austin Rayno and Justice also drove in runs in the loss.

Tommy Krohn pitched four innings of solid relief for Logan County, giving up just five hits and one run.

Logan County (3-1) is scheduled to play its first District 13 game of the season tonight in Elkton against Todd County Central. It is the first of a six straight road games for the Cougars. The next home game is scheduled for April 2 against Rossview, Tenn.

The Russellville Panthers are off to an 0-2 start on the season. They dropped their most recent game 8-3 on Friday night at Butler County. Russellville is scheduled to host Franklin-Simpson today in a District 13 contest.

Ethan Smock delivers a pitch against BGHS. Smock pitched five innings to earn the victory.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Ethan-Smock-delivers-a-pitch.jpgEthan Smock delivers a pitch against BGHS. Smock pitched five innings to earn the victory.

Jackson Campbell smashes a pitch on Friday.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Jackson-Campbell-smashes-a-pitch-from-the-Bowling-Green-pitcher.jpgJackson Campbell smashes a pitch on Friday.

First baseman Caleb Justice attempts to tag out a baserunner.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Kaleb-Justice-attempts-to-tag-out-the-baserunner.jpgFirst baseman Caleb Justice attempts to tag out a baserunner.

Photos by Kelly Phillips|For the NDL Logan County’s Michael Riley slides safely into home on Friday against Bowling Green. Riley went 4-for-4 at the plate against the Purples.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Michael-Riley-slides-safely-into-home.jpgPhotos by Kelly Phillips|For the NDL Logan County’s Michael Riley slides safely into home on Friday against Bowling Green. Riley went 4-for-4 at the plate against the Purples.

By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact OJ Stapleton, email ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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