The 2016 regular season is coming to a close for our local high school baseball teams. Logan County is currently sitting at second place in Region 4 with a (25-8) record. The Russellville Panthers improved throughout the season and hold an (8-16) record.
The Cougars were riding a five-game winning streak going into a tough match up with Christian County on Monday. Logan County had eight hits in the game, including two doubles by Jackson Campbell. In the end, Christian County came away with the 4-2 win. D.J. Beard was on the mound for the Cougars. He tossed seven innings. Beard allowed four runs on seven hits, but also struck out seven in the loss.
Logan County bounced back the following day by defeating South Warren 1-0. The Spartans sit just behind the Cougars in the regional standings with a (24-9) record. Ethan Smock got the start at South Warren High School on Tuesday. He was effective, only giving up two singles while striking out three.
On offense, the Cougars only had three base hits. Michael Riley, Jackson Campbell, and Nick Wooden each hit singles. Wooden had the lone RBI of the game, driving in Austin Rayno in the top of the first inning.
The Cougars play in the district tournament at Todd County High School starting Monday. Logan County plays Todd County in the first round at 5pm.
The Russellville Panthers also played on Monday and Tuesday. The Panthers beat Allen County-Scottsville on the road 6-5. On Tuesday, the (17-10) Edmonson County Wildcats came to Russellville and beat the Panthers 12-6. RHS will play Franklin-Simpson at 7:30 in the district tournament at Todd County Monday night.