Cougars pick up pair of wins


By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



Bradley Taylor catches an infield hopper in a recent game.


Kelly Phillips|NDL Ethan Smock threw a no-hitter over the weekend against Christian County.


The Logan County High School baseball team went 2-1 over the weekend in the Christian County Colonels Classic in Hopkinsville.

Against the tournament hosts, Ethan Smock threw a no-hitter. Smock pitched all seven innings, striking out 13 and giving up just one walk.

The Cougars scored five runs on five hits with one in the third, two in the fourth and two in the sixth.

First baseman Kaleb Justice led LCHS at the plate, going 2-for-3 with three RBI and a run scored. Michael Riley also picked up a pair of hits and an RBI.

In the other tournament win, Logan County beat Ballard Memorial 11-1.

Bradley Taylor went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI and three runs. Jackson Campbell and Caleb Justice each had two hits and two RBI apiece. Riley was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and one driven in.

Hunter Crafton pitched all five innings for LCHS. He struck out five and walked one while giving up two hits and one earned run.

In the only loss of the tournament, Logan County fell 5-4 to Ohio County after giving up three runs in the top of the sixth inning.

The Cougars led 4-2 going into the sixth, but managed only one run over the final two innings after Ohio County took control.

Austin Rayno, Taylor and Campbell each had a pair of hits and one RBI. Justice also added a hit and an RBI.

D.J. Beard pitched all seven inning for Logan County, striking out three and walking one. Only three of the runs he gave up were earned.

Logan County is now 11-4 on the year and tied with South Warren for the best overall record in the Fourth Region.

The Cougars will be back in action tonight at home against district rival Franklin-Simpson.

The Russellville baseball team has been off since April 5. They will be back in action on Tuesday at Todd County Central in a District 13 contest. The Cougars then host Muhlenberg County on Thursday and Madisonville-North Hopkins on Saturday.

Bradley Taylor catches an infield hopper in a recent game.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Logan-County-s-Bradley-Taylor-catches-an-infield-hopper-and-fires-to-first-for-the-out..jpgBradley Taylor catches an infield hopper in a recent game.

Kelly Phillips|NDL Ethan Smock threw a no-hitter over the weekend against Christian County.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Ethan-Smock-delivers-a-pitch.jpgKelly Phillips|NDL Ethan Smock threw a no-hitter over the weekend against Christian County.

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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