Cougars fall in two stout contests


By Kelly Phillips - [email protected]



Third Bell makes a play for the Cougars in center field on Monday night.


Photos by Kelly Philips | NDL Tommy Krohn delivers a pitch to the Christian County Colonels on Monday. Logan County lost 5-3.


Jack Campbell slides headfirst into the plate for a Cougar run in the fourth inning on Monday. On Tuesday, Campbell hit a home run at South Warren.


DJ Beard hits a ball on Monday at Logan County High School. Beard pitched a complete game on Tuesday at South Warren.


Austin Rayno makes a catch over his shoulder in shallow left field on Monday.


Going into the final week of the 2017 regular baseball season, The Cougars had only lost once to an opposing team from Region 4. Warren East (22-7) beat Logan 10-3 back on April 10th. On Tuesday, South Warren became the second team in the region to defeat Coach Meguiar’s powerful squad.

First, on Monday, Logan County hosted the Region 2-leading Christian County Colonels (21-9-1.) The Cougars scored three runs in the fourth to lead 3-1 in a tight pitchers’ dual. Catcher Jack Campbell got the crowd going with a beautiful surprise lead-off bunt in the fourth inning. Kaleb Justice followed up with a double, scoring Campbell from first. The Christian County pitcher hit a pair of Cougars which setup a two-RBI single from DJ Beard. The Cougars went to the field leading 3-1 after four.

The Colonels would get one back in the top of the fifth on an RBI double, but Logan County maintained the lead. The Cougars held the lead until the top of the seventh. Christian County singled in the tying run with one out. They added two more after a walk and error. The Colonels took over the lead at 5-3 with a half inning to go.

With two outs, Campbell popped a double up the middle. Justice walked on the next at bat. After a balk advanced the two runners into scoring position, a strikeout ended the game.

The Cougars had five hits. Campbell and Justice each hit a double. There were singles by Beard, Campbell, and Jack Wright.

Tommy Krohn started on the hill, going five innings. He gave up two runs on five hits, while striking out one. Nick Wooden and Dylan Penick also spent some time on the mound in the 5-3 loss.

On Tuesday, South Warren got a walk-off single to beat Logan County 3-2. Jack Campbell smacked a two-run home run in the first to take an early lead. South Warren got it right back with a two-run shot of their own in the bottom of the inning. That would be the only runs to cross the plate until the bottom of the seventh.

Austin Rayno and DJ Beard got the only hits for LC outside of the home run by Campbell.

Beard threw the complete game, ringing up four Spartan batters and allowing six hits.

The Cougars play Warren East again on Friday in Bowling Green.

Third Bell makes a play for the Cougars in center field on Monday night.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_NDL_000052017517215129719.jpgThird Bell makes a play for the Cougars in center field on Monday night.

Photos by Kelly Philips | NDL Tommy Krohn delivers a pitch to the Christian County Colonels on Monday. Logan County lost 5-3.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_NDL_000092017517215132491.jpgPhotos by Kelly Philips | NDL Tommy Krohn delivers a pitch to the Christian County Colonels on Monday. Logan County lost 5-3.

Jack Campbell slides headfirst into the plate for a Cougar run in the fourth inning on Monday. On Tuesday, Campbell hit a home run at South Warren.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_NDL_000112017517215135348.jpgJack Campbell slides headfirst into the plate for a Cougar run in the fourth inning on Monday. On Tuesday, Campbell hit a home run at South Warren.

DJ Beard hits a ball on Monday at Logan County High School. Beard pitched a complete game on Tuesday at South Warren.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_NDL_000132017517215137958.jpgDJ Beard hits a ball on Monday at Logan County High School. Beard pitched a complete game on Tuesday at South Warren.

Austin Rayno makes a catch over his shoulder in shallow left field on Monday.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_NDL_000142017517215140566.jpgAustin Rayno makes a catch over his shoulder in shallow left field on Monday.

By Kelly Phillips

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