Logan County defeats Russellville in softball ‘Clash of the Cats’


By Kelly Phillips - Sports Writer



Kaylin Page fields a grounder at second base for the Lady cougars during the 12-1 win over Russellville.


Photos by Kelly Phillips|NDL Logan County first baseman Jillian McLellan scores on a passed ball in the fourth inning. McLellan had 3 hits and 3 RBIs for the Lady Cougars


Lady Cougar Presley Harris catches a short line drive at third base. The Logan County defense and pitching from Abby Hinton held the Lady Panthers to only two hits.


Russellville shortstop Cierra Collins attempts to catch Logan County’s Brea Croslin sliding into second base. Collins scored the only run for the Lady Panthers in the 12-1 loss.


Center fielder Brooklyn Ray stretches out to attempt a play for the Lady Panthers. The Russellville defense had a busy day, allowing Logan County 11 hits in the contest.


It was the Clash of the Cats part two at Russellville High School’s softball field on Tuesday evening. While the first meeting between the local rivals ended with only one point on the scoreboard between both teams at LCHS, this round would be quite a bit different.

Logan County defeated Russellville 12-1 in six innings. The Lady Panthers just couldn’t get anything to go their way against the outstanding outing from Logan County’s Abby Hinton. Hinton threw a complete game, allowing just two hits and one run. The Lady Cougar seventh grader also recorded four strikeouts. The LCHS defense played well, preventing Russellville from catching many breaks at the plate.

Jillian McLellan led the way for Logan County, going 3 for 4 with three RBIs. The power-hitting first baseman had a single, double, and triple against Russellville’s Tara Gilbert. Sydney Lee and Brea Croslin each recorded two hits. Kennedy Nichols, Rosie Kerchenski, and Torrie Pollard each added a double to the scorecard. Nichols drove in three runs as well.

Brooklyn Ray and Allison McDaniel were the only two Lady Panthers to get a base hit during the contest. Cierra Collins scored the lone run for the home team on a ground out RBI by Tonisha Hampton in the fourth inning. Tara Gilbert pitched a complete game for Russellville. She allowed 11 hits and nine earned runs. The Lady Panther defense committed two errors, which allowed for 3 unearned scores.

Logan County (8-8) will travel to Metcalfe County (3-13) for a double-header on Friday night. Russellville (8-14) will be in Hart County on Friday to face the Raiders.

Kaylin Page fields a grounder at second base for the Lady cougars during the 12-1 win over Russellville.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_final-1.jpgKaylin Page fields a grounder at second base for the Lady cougars during the 12-1 win over Russellville.

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Photos by Kelly Phillips|NDL Logan County first baseman Jillian McLellan scores on a passed ball in the fourth inning. McLellan had 3 hits and 3 RBIs for the Lady Cougars
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_final-3.jpgPhotos by Kelly Phillips|NDL Logan County first baseman Jillian McLellan scores on a passed ball in the fourth inning. McLellan had 3 hits and 3 RBIs for the Lady Cougars

Lady Cougar Presley Harris catches a short line drive at third base. The Logan County defense and pitching from Abby Hinton held the Lady Panthers to only two hits.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_final-4.jpgLady Cougar Presley Harris catches a short line drive at third base. The Logan County defense and pitching from Abby Hinton held the Lady Panthers to only two hits.

Russellville shortstop Cierra Collins attempts to catch Logan County’s Brea Croslin sliding into second base. Collins scored the only run for the Lady Panthers in the 12-1 loss.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_final-6.jpgRussellville shortstop Cierra Collins attempts to catch Logan County’s Brea Croslin sliding into second base. Collins scored the only run for the Lady Panthers in the 12-1 loss.

Center fielder Brooklyn Ray stretches out to attempt a play for the Lady Panthers. The Russellville defense had a busy day, allowing Logan County 11 hits in the contest.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_final-5.jpgCenter fielder Brooklyn Ray stretches out to attempt a play for the Lady Panthers. The Russellville defense had a busy day, allowing Logan County 11 hits in the contest.

By Kelly Phillips

Sports Writer

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