Cougars win three over weekend


By Kelly Phillips - Sports writer



Photos by: Kelly Phillips |NDL Logan County shortstop Austin Rayno throws out a Glasgow base runner Friday evening at Logan County High School. Rayno went 2 for 4 in the win.


Koby Wall slides into home to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th inning. The Cougars beat the Scotties 3-2 at home.


Cougar catcher Jackson Campbell hits the game-winning single in the 7th inning on Friday. Logan County beat Glasgow 3-2.


After dropping a couple of close games early in the week, the Logan County Cougars finaly got things turned back around this weekend. The Cougars took on a tough Glasgow team at home on Friday to kick off a busy winning weekend. The Cougars (22-7) and Scotties (18-9) played a close game, but Jackson Campbell’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh gave the boys from LCHS a 3-2 win.

The home team put up one in the bottom of the first after Bradley Taylor walked and eventually came around to score on a single to center by Kaleb Justice. That was the last score that either team would put on the board until Glasgow’s James Kingery drove a solo shot through the top of the trees in left field during the top of the fifth inning. The score would remain tied at one until Kingery again crossed the plate for Glasgow in the top of the seventh on a double hit by Dalton Shoemake. The Cougars went into the the bottom of the seventh down 2-1.

Third Bell singled to center field to offer some hope for Logan County. Koby Wall hit a fly ball to the third baseman, but caught a huge break as the fielder dropped the sure out. Austin Rayno then grounded to the pitcher who threw out Bell at third base. Michael Riley singled to center, driving in Koby Wall to tie the game at two each. Bradley Taylor hit an infield single to setup bases loaded with only one out for the catcher, Jackson Campbell. A line-drive single to right field gave the Cougars the dramatic win.

Logan County had nine hits in the game. Austin Rayno and Bradley Taylor each had two. Michael Riley, Jackson Campbell, and Kaleb Justice each had RBIs in the win.

Jordan Hendrix went the distance on the hill. He allowed two runs on seven hits. Hendrix recorded four K’s and gave up one home run.

The Cougars played a double header Saturday in Murray Kentucky. The Calloway County Lakers (7-18) failed to score a run in either game. Logan County won the early game 7-0 and the second contest 11-0.

Bradley Taylor had three hits in game 1. Jack Wright drove in a pair on a double in the third.

D.J. Beard and Michael Riley threw the combined shut out for the Cougars. Beard went six and had three strikeouts.

In game 2, Jackson Campbell went 3 for 3 with two doubles and a single. Kaleb Justice and Bradley Taylor hit three singles. Logan County had 13 total hits in the 11-0 beat down.

Tommy Krohn pitched a one-hit shut out to secure the win.

The Cougars travel to Trigg County on Thursday to face the (12-15) Wildcats.

Photos by: Kelly Phillips |NDL Logan County shortstop Austin Rayno throws out a Glasgow base runner Friday evening at Logan County High School. Rayno went 2 for 4 in the win.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_paper08.jpgPhotos by: Kelly Phillips |NDL Logan County shortstop Austin Rayno throws out a Glasgow base runner Friday evening at Logan County High School. Rayno went 2 for 4 in the win.

Koby Wall slides into home to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th inning. The Cougars beat the Scotties 3-2 at home.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_paper09.jpgKoby Wall slides into home to tie the game in the bottom of the 7th inning. The Cougars beat the Scotties 3-2 at home.

Cougar catcher Jackson Campbell hits the game-winning single in the 7th inning on Friday. Logan County beat Glasgow 3-2.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_paper10.jpgCougar catcher Jackson Campbell hits the game-winning single in the 7th inning on Friday. Logan County beat Glasgow 3-2.

By Kelly Phillips

Sports writer

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