Lady Cougars to open region against Metcalfe County
By Jim Turner

Posted on May 26, 2019 6:40 PM

The Logan County Lady Cougars find themselves in a bracket they handle if they play their best in the Fourth Region Tournament at WKU Memorial Day. Coach Mark Wood’s team (24-6) will meet Metcalfe County (16-14) in the third game of the day at 5 p.m. They didn’t play each other during the regular season.

Two of the only three teams with better records than Logan’s are not only in the upper bracket, but the top two play each other. Warren East (30-2) and Russell County (22-10) will start the day at 10 a.m.

The winner of Logan’s game will play the team which advances from the South Warren (26-11) and Allen County-Scottsville (12-23) at 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Lady Cougars have split with the Lady Spartans on the season with Logan winning 6-2 April 27 and South on top 11-7 May 14. Logan won its only meeting with AC-S 15-7 early in the season.

The Lady Cougars have the luxury of three excellent pitchers available in junior Sydney Lee, sophomore Abby Hinton and freshman Shelby Gettings. Lee and Gettings have started 12 and 11 games, respectively, while Hinton has started seven games and relieved in six. Gettings has an 11-1 record, Lee 8-2 and Hinton 5-2 with a save. Gettings has a 1.46 earned run average, Lee 3.86 and Hinton 4.70.

Six Lady Cougars are batting over .400. Sophomore KJ Page is at .536, Kennedy Nichols .520, Gettings .483, junior Brea Croslin .447, Hinton .435 and Lee .415.

The team has hit 34 home runs with Nichols totaling 9, Croslin and Lee 7 each, Gettings 5 and Lily Newman 3. The speedy Page has 8 triples, 48 runs scored, 60 hits and 13 stolen bases. Croslin has 26 extra-base hits and 14 walks. She has scored 53 runs and driven in 38. The team leader in RBIs with 49, Lee has 20 extra-base hits, 11 walks, and 28 runs scored. Nichols has 42 RBIs and 52 hits. Newman has 33 hits, 23 RBIs and 27 runs scored.



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