Lady Cougars put together big innings
By Jim Turner

Posted on May 15, 2014 9:29 PM

Big innings have led to a couple of big wins for the Logan County Lady Cougars.

Logan County 12, Warren Central 2

Scoring 10 runs in the fifth inning gave Logan a 12-2 win over Warren Central recently, as we review some previously unreported games for Coach Michael Crawford’s team.

Sierra Morrow led off the 10-run inning with a single, and she came back up to single again before it ended. In addition to the two hits, she scored two runs in the inning. After the first one, Victoria Cates doubled, Shelby Milam reached on a sacrifice bunt, followed by singles by Rachel Barnett, Cierra Johnson, Macy Meacham, Meagan Ferguson and Brea Croslin. Maddie Abbott doubled before Morrow’s second hit of the inning, and there still were no outs. Milam reached on an error, and Barnett got her second hit of the inning, driving in the winning runs on the 10-run mercy rule.

Morrow finished with four hits while Croslin had three, and Barnett and Johnson added two each. Croslin, Morrow and Johnson scored two runs each. Hannah Moore scored as a courtesy runner.

Cates pitched the win, giving up four hits and just one walk. Only one of the two runs was earned. She struck out three Lady Dragons.

Logan County 14, Ohio County 9

This time it was a high-scoring sixth inning that clinched the win for LCHS, which scored 9 of its 14 runs in that fame. The Lady Cougars had a huge offensive night, piling up 19 hits.

Jordan Goss started the big inning by reaching on an error, Croslin got the first of her two hits in the inning and Abbott was hit by a pitch. Morrow reached for the third straight plate appearance on one of her two hits. Johnson doubled, and Barnett and Raegan Cole singled. Ferguson singled and Croslin, a sixth grader, got her second hit of the inning. Abbott followed with a double.

Ohio County scored three runs in the sixth to make it scary, but the Lady Eagles couldn’t get any closer.

Cates pitched, giving up 9 runs on 12 hits and 4 walks while striking out three. Only three of the runs were earned. Cates threw 121 pitches while Ohio County pitcher Bailey St. Clair threw 133.

Cates, Barnett and Abbott swung the big bats. Cates had two doubles among her three hits. Abbott passed her in total bases, tripling, doubling and singling, but Barnett matched Cates in total bases by getting four hits, one of them a double.

Croslin, Morrow and Cole each had two hits, and Ferguson, Goss and Johnson each added one. Morrow scored three runs with Goss, Croslin, and Moore scoring two each. Abbott, Johnson, Barnett, Cole and Tristan Hales scored one each.

Morgan Bennett had three hits and scored three runs for Ohio County. Bennett, Katie Martin and Maranda Stewart each had two hits.


McLean County 10, Logan County 7

McLean County scored five runs in the third and three in the fifth on the way to the win.

Logan’s biggest inning was the sixth. Croslin and Abbott each singled, Morrow reached on a fielder’s choice, Cates and Johnson singled, Milam walked and Barnett reached on an error as the Lady Cougars scored three runs.

The Lady Cougars tried to tie the game or take the lead in the seventh. Meacham reached on an error, Ferguson singled, Abbott reached on a fielder’s choice, and Morrow singled to reach base for the fifth straight at bat. The sophomore shortstop had singled, been hit by a pitch, walked and reached on a fielder’s choice before her second hit.

Abbott and Cates had two hits each with Ferguson, Croslin, Morrow, Johnson and Meacham getting one each. Abbott and Morrow scored two runs each. Milam walked three times and had a pair of RBIs

Ferguson pitched two outs into the fifth inning. She didn’t walk anybody and struck out three, but she allowed 13 runs (8 earned) on 10 hits. Meacham worked a scoreless inning and a third, getting all four batters she faced.

Gracie Arnold, Robbi Morris, Savanna Deyoung and Madison Miller each had two hits for Coach Tabby Morrow’ McLean team. Deyoung pitched the complete game win despite giving up seven runs on nine hits and seven walks.

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