Kaleb Justice and Bradley Taylor each had a big game against Cumberland County on Tuesday. The Cougars won easily, 14-4.
Taylor and Justice hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning to start what would become a 12-run inning. The Cougars sent 17 batters to the plate in the third. There were ten base hits.
The five-inning game included 15 total hits from Logan County. Ashton Ross, Nick Wooden, and Justice each hit doubles. Wooden and Taylor each had three RBIs. Justice knocked in four Cougars.
Tommy Krohn went the distance on the hill. He allowed four runs on six hits. The sophomore struck out nine while only walking two. Krohn allowed one home run.
Previously, on Saturday, the Cougars traveled to Tennessee to face Rossview. They were able to hold onto to an extra-inning win in a wild one, 11-10.
The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the fifth. Rossview scored one run on a single to start the exciting second half of the contest. The Cougars plated three in the top of the sixth. Just to make things interesting, Rossview also scored three in the bottom half of the inning.
Logan County felt confident that three more runs in the top of the seventh would be enough to secure victory. The home team tacked on two more to tie it up in the bottom of the seventh. The winning run was at third base when the Cougars were able to get out of the inning and force the extra inning.
The Cougars scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning to make it 11-6 going into the bottom of the eighth for Rossview. The team that would not die started roaring back. It was 11-10 with two out in the last of the eighth for Rossview. The tying run standing at third, the winning run at first. Cougar second baseman Dylan Penick caught a ground ball and flipped it to shortstop Austin Rayno to finally end the threat and get the win.
Kaleb Justice had four hits and three RBIs in the wild win, including three doubles. Third Bell also slammed a double. The Cougars used three pitchers in the long game. Dylan Penick went five and a third, giving up three runs on six hits. DJ Beard finished the sixth inning for Logan County. Koby Wall gave Coach Meguiar two innings on the mound to close it out.
The Cougars (10-1) will participate in the William Workman Spring Classic in Clarksville starting Friday.