Cougars, Panthers win district games


By OJ Stapleton - ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com



Logan County’s Bradley Taylor grabs a ground ball during a game earlier this year.


Both the Logan County and the Russellville high school baseball teams picked up big district wins this week on the road.

Logan County got a gem from starting pitcher Jordan Hendrix to beat Franklin-Simpson 6-0 on Tuesday.

Hendrix pitched all seven shutout innings, striking out three and walking two while scattering just four hits in the victory.

Leadoff hitter Michael Riley led the Cougars at the plate. He was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs, a double and an RBI.

Jackson Campbell and D.J. Beard both finished with one hit, one run and one RBI apiece. Nick Wooden was 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and one RBI.

With the win, Logan County remains perfect in district play with a 3-0 record. The Cougars have now defeated each of their three district opponents this season. Overall, LCHS is 12-4.

Logan County will be back in action today against Hancock County at RHS in the Kelly Russell Classic. The Cougars host Owensboro on Saturday.

Russellville also picked up a district win on Tuesday, knocking off Todd County Central 4-0 in Elkton.

The Panthers have now won two of their last three games after starting the season 0-7.

Russellville hosts Madisonville-North Hopkins on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the third annual Kelly Russell Classic.

The next district game for the Panthers will be on Tuesday at Franklin-Simpson.

Logan County’s Bradley Taylor grabs a ground ball during a game earlier this year.
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.-1.jpgLogan County’s Bradley Taylor grabs a ground ball during a game earlier this year.

By OJ Stapleton

ostapleton@newsdemocratleader.com

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

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