District 13 baseball got under way this week with Logan County picking up a lopsided win while Russellville suffered a narrow defeat.
The Panthers came into Tuesday’s game against district foe Franklin-Simpson looking for their first win of the season. But it wasn’t to be as RHS fell 2-1 for the second straight game.
Russellville (0-4) had lost 2-1 on Monday at Muhlenberg County.
The Panthers were scheduled to play at Edmonson County on Thursday night. They will next be in action on Monday at Trigg County, before taking on Logan County on Tuesday, March 29 in the first ‘Clash of the Cats’ for baseball. That district game will be played at LCHS.
Logan County had dropped two games in a row heading into Tuesday night’s game at Todd County Central, but responded in a huge way, blowing out the Rebels 31-1 in just five innings.
The Cougars pounded out 20 hits in the win and were led at the plate by Dylan Penick, who was 3-for-5 with four RBI, four runs scored and a double. Nick Wooden hit a home run in the game and also drove in two and scored twice. Jackson Campbell was 3-for-4 with four RBI, two runs and a pair of doubles. Austin Rayno was 3-for-4 with three RBI and four runs. Kaleb Justice was also 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs.
On the mound, Ethan Smock got the start and pitched three innings, giving up one run with six strikeouts and three walks. Ashton Ross pitched two innings of relief, getting all six outs on strikeouts.
Logan County picked up most of its runs in the third inning. After scoring two runs apiece in the first two innings, the Cougars exploded for 13 runs in the third. They then tacked on eight more in the fourth and six in the fifth.
The Cougars (4-2) are scheduled to be back in action on Saturday at Metcalfe County. They then play at Allen County-Scottsville on Monday before hosting Russellville in a “Clash of the Cats” on Tuesday, March 29.
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