Lady Cougars drop 3 in Bowling Green


By Kelly Phillips - Sports writer



Photos by: Kelly Phillips | NDL Logan County third baseman Presley Harris fires a ball to first in the 8-3 loss to South Warren on Monday.


Lady Cougar Jillian McLellan stretches out for a loose ball at first base. McLellan scored one of Logan County’s three runs against the Lady Spartans.


Left fielder Rosie Kerchenski grabs a fly ball for an out at South Warren High School. The Lady Cougars caught 12 fly outs in the game.


Lady Cougar shortstop Brea Croslin tags out a South Warren base runner as Kaylin Page looks on. Croslin and Page each had hits in the 8-3 loss.


On a blustery Monday, with the threat of a chilly rain in the air, the Lady Cougars traveled to South Warren High School for a meeting with the number two team in the region. The Lady Spartans currently hold a (21-11) record overall. They are (15-1) in Region 4. Logan County couldn’t keep up with the powerhouse ladies from SWHS and ended up dropping the decision 8-3.

The Logan County Lady Cougars (16-12) were coming off of a 3-0 shutout loss at Glasgow on Friday night. South Warren showed no sympathy to the visitors. The Lady Spartans collected three runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. The Lady Cougar dugout was silent as the offense got two quick outs in the top of the 2nd. Down 3-0, Sarah Beth Hale singled to left, driving in the first run of the game for LCHS. Kaylin Page got the dugout back up after her two RBI double to tie the score at three after two innings.

Abby Hinton made the start in the circle for Logan. Hinton and the defense shut down the bats of South Warren in the bottom part of the 2nd. The drought would be short-lived. The bottom of the 3rd inning saw three more runs come across for the Lady Spartans. The Lady Cougars came to bat in the 4th inning down 6-3. That three point hole proved to be too deep to climb out of for the visitors. South Warren eventually tacked on two more runs to beat Logan County 8-3.

The hits didn’t come easy against the powerful Lady Spartans. Logan County had four hits in the game. Kaylin Page had a double. Brea Croslin, Abby Canler, and Sarah Beth Hale each connected for singles. The Lady Cougars committed four errors.

Abby Hinton threw the entire six innings. She allowed eight runs, three of which were earned. South Warren belted ten hits against Hinton.

Logan County made another trip to Bowling Green on Tuesday to face the Bowling Green Lady Purples for a double-header. Each team walked away with a win. In the first game, Bowling Green scored four runs in the last two innings to beat Logan County 4-3.

The second game went into the seventh inning tied at one run each. Kennedy Nichols led off the final inning with a double. The Lady Cougars loaded the bases after Jillian McLellan and Abby Canler were walked by the Lady Purple pitcher. Presley Harris hit the go-ahead sacrifice fly to score Blayke Bingham. McLellan crossed the plate on a passed ball to close out the game in Logan’s favor, 3-1.

Logan County will face Todd County Central in the first game of the 13th District softball tournament at 7pm on Monday. The tournament will take place at Todd County Central High School.

Photos by: Kelly Phillips | NDL Logan County third baseman Presley Harris fires a ball to first in the 8-3 loss to South Warren on Monday.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_paper01-1.jpgPhotos by: Kelly Phillips | NDL Logan County third baseman Presley Harris fires a ball to first in the 8-3 loss to South Warren on Monday.

Lady Cougar Jillian McLellan stretches out for a loose ball at first base. McLellan scored one of Logan County’s three runs against the Lady Spartans.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_paper02-2.jpgLady Cougar Jillian McLellan stretches out for a loose ball at first base. McLellan scored one of Logan County’s three runs against the Lady Spartans.

Left fielder Rosie Kerchenski grabs a fly ball for an out at South Warren High School. The Lady Cougars caught 12 fly outs in the game.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_paper03-2.jpgLeft fielder Rosie Kerchenski grabs a fly ball for an out at South Warren High School. The Lady Cougars caught 12 fly outs in the game.

Lady Cougar shortstop Brea Croslin tags out a South Warren base runner as Kaylin Page looks on. Croslin and Page each had hits in the 8-3 loss.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_paper04-2.jpgLady Cougar shortstop Brea Croslin tags out a South Warren base runner as Kaylin Page looks on. Croslin and Page each had hits in the 8-3 loss.

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By Kelly Phillips

Sports writer

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