Cougars and Panthers get wins over weekend


By Kelly Phillips - [email protected]



Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL TK Hampton catches a ball at first for an out earlier in the season. Hampton hit a home run over the weekend for the Panthers.


Panthers sophomore Dawson McGee fields a ball during the first clash of the cats at Russellville. The Cougars will host round two on Tuesday.


Logan County third baseman Bradley Taylor snags a throw from Jackson Campbell to catch a base runner out at third in a steal attempt. The Cougars went 2-1 over the weekend.


Logan County Junior Price Brown throws a pitch earlier in the season at Logan County High School. Cougar pitching has helped the team to current 12-2 record in 2017.


Both local high school baseball teams had an active weekend on the diamond. The Cougars played three games in the William Workman Spring Classic, which was in Clarksville Tennessee. The Panthers played three in the Warren East Invitational.

Logan County suffered only their second loss of the season on Saturday. Beech, from Hendersonville Tennessee defeated the Cougars 7-4. They beat another Hendersonville team, Pope John Paul II by a score of 12-1 on Friday. Jackson Campbell belted three hits, including a homer in the win. Ethan Smock went the distance on the hill, only giving up two hits and one run.

The most exciting game for Logan County over the weekend was a 12-5 win over Waverly Central. The Cougars scored two in the first inning on singles by Kaleb Justice and Third Bell. Waverly got one back in the bottom of the inning, making it 2-1. They would tie it at 2 each in the third. Waverly would then take the lead in the fourth on a single. With two outs in the sixth inning, Koby Wall singled to right field to knot the score at 3-3. Waverly would not go quietly. In the bottom of the sixth, they took the lead once again on a bases-loaded walk. Logan County found themselves down 4-3 going into the final inning of play.

Jackson Campbell smashed a 1-2 pitch over the left field fence after an Austin Rayno single to lead off the seventh. Logan reclaimed the lead 5-4, but they would not stop there. By the time the dust settled on the top of the seventh inning, the Cougars led 12-4 with Waverly getting one final chance. The home team scored one more in the bottom of the final frame making the final score 12-5 in favor of our Cougars.

Russellville beat a good Hopkinsville team on Friday, 8-2. Jordan Blick hit two triples and drove in three runs in the victory. Brock Cleary also had an RBI triple. Evan Humphrey held Hopkinsville to only four hits on the day. He struck out six and only allowed one earned run.

Also on Friday, the Panthers played Paducah Tilghman. The Blue Tornado has only allowed 23 runs against them all season. They defeated Russellville 23-2. TK Hampton hit a 2-run home run to account for the only scores against Paducah. Blick and Cleary each hit doubles.

On Saturday, the Panthers suffered a close 2-1 loss against Central Hardin. The game was tied at one each until Central pushed one more across the plate in the bottom of the sixth. The score was enough to claim victory for the home team on the scoreboard. The Panthers only managed three hits the entire game. Cleary, Hampton, and Evan Humphrey each hit singles. Central Hardin only had four hits. Dillon Porter pitched the complete game for Russellville. He allowed four hits and one earned run.

Russellville and Logan County will play each other on Tuesday at Logan County High School.

Photos by Kelly Phillips | NDL TK Hampton catches a ball at first for an out earlier in the season. Hampton hit a home run over the weekend for the Panthers.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_newNDL1201741085042657.jpgPhotos by Kelly Phillips | NDL TK Hampton catches a ball at first for an out earlier in the season. Hampton hit a home run over the weekend for the Panthers.

Panthers sophomore Dawson McGee fields a ball during the first clash of the cats at Russellville. The Cougars will host round two on Tuesday.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_newNDL2201741085045308.jpgPanthers sophomore Dawson McGee fields a ball during the first clash of the cats at Russellville. The Cougars will host round two on Tuesday.

Logan County third baseman Bradley Taylor snags a throw from Jackson Campbell to catch a base runner out at third in a steal attempt. The Cougars went 2-1 over the weekend.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_newNDL3201741085047903.jpgLogan County third baseman Bradley Taylor snags a throw from Jackson Campbell to catch a base runner out at third in a steal attempt. The Cougars went 2-1 over the weekend.

Logan County Junior Price Brown throws a pitch earlier in the season at Logan County High School. Cougar pitching has helped the team to current 12-2 record in 2017.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_newNDL4201741085050547.jpgLogan County Junior Price Brown throws a pitch earlier in the season at Logan County High School. Cougar pitching has helped the team to current 12-2 record in 2017.

By Kelly Phillips

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