Lady Cougars claw way to winning season.


By Kelly Phillips - kellyphillips@civitasmedia.com



Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Freshman Rosie Kerchenski had a solid defensive year for the Lady Cougars.


Pressley Harris makes a play earlier in the season at third base.


Kennedy Nichols was the starting catcher for Logan County in 2016. Nichols finished the season with a .390 batting average.


The 13th District champion Lady Cougars had a great season in 2016. Coach Brandy Trimble had a very young team in her first season as coach for Logan County. In fact, six of the varsity starters were actually still in middle school this year. The starting pitcher for the majority of the season, Abby Hinton, was only in 7th grade. The age of this group speaks volumes about the amount of talent on that field. The Lady Cougars were able to put together a winning season for the first time in quite a while. They finished with a record of (18-14.) In 2015, Logan was (13-21.)

The Lady Cougars also won the District championship for the first time since 2009 after beating Franklin-Simpson 5-4.

Kennedy Nichols led the offense with a batting average just under .400. Four other players had an average of at least .300. Nichols had 41 hits, ten doubles, and the team’s only home run. Jillian McLellan smacked three triples this year. Brea Croslin and Torrie Pollard each scored 25 runs in 2016.

From the circle, Abby Hinton led all pitchers. Hinton pitched in 26 games, which includes 152.2 innings. She assembled a (12-12) record. The 7th grader struck out 71 and had an ERA of 2.75. Sydney Lee struck out 21 batters in only 35 innings of work. Her ERA was 1.40.

The Lady Cougars lose only two seniors, Meagan Ferguson and Torrie Pollard. This young Logan County team will continue to improve and play together for several seasons to come. Expect the Lady Cougars to have many winning seasons.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Freshman Rosie Kerchenski had a solid defensive year for the Lady Cougars.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_paperfinal02.jpgPhotos by Kelly Phillips | NDL Freshman Rosie Kerchenski had a solid defensive year for the Lady Cougars.

Pressley Harris makes a play earlier in the season at third base.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_paperfinal06.jpgPressley Harris makes a play earlier in the season at third base.

Kennedy Nichols was the starting catcher for Logan County in 2016. Nichols finished the season with a .390 batting average.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_paper06-1.jpgKennedy Nichols was the starting catcher for Logan County in 2016. Nichols finished the season with a .390 batting average.

By Kelly Phillips

kellyphillips@civitasmedia.com

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