LCHS Continues Their Reign Over Baseball
By: Austin Gregory
Last year the Cougars finished at a school record 29 wins, and made it as far as the region semifinals where they lost to the Bowling Green Purples. Now, this season brings a lot of hope, coming off their historic season while having only lost three seniors. However with it comes a lot of anxiety to see just where this team will finish when their last game is played.
The timing for the publishing of this article is quite fitting; the Cougars take on unspoken rival Bowling Green today, the same team who stood in the way of their state championship pursuits last season. But this season seems different. This team feels special. Although this team is young, these players are gritty, confident, and most importantly, experienced. Nearly every player on the starting nine has played varsity baseball for the cougars since their freshman season. On top of all the experienced youth, we have senior leadership. Jack Wright, D.J. Beard, Ashton Ross, and Jackson Campbell are four very talented seniors who, like the seniors of years past, have their eyes set on a state title.
The Cougars are sitting at a modest early season 3-0 with wins over Greenwood, Hopkinsville, and Ohio County. However the Cougars look to Make that 4-0 tonight at Bowling Green. Although Bowling Green is not in our district, this game is a rivalry in every sense of the word. All of our seniors have made it to the regional tournament every year of high school, and each year one team has defeated them: The Bowling Green Purples.
Every somewhat decent team begins the season hoping to make a run at a state championship. This team isn’t hoping to make a run; they expect to make that run. The Cougars start this season with a bit of a chip on their shoulders. After the Prep Baseball Report state power rankings were revealed, the team realized they were on the outside looking in. This appeared to ignite a fire into the hearts of the team.
This team has all too much to play for this year: A legendary coach on the verge of breaking records, a few seniors who will leave everything they have out on the field for their team, and a whole mess of minds to change on how the team will perform. As Logan County sophomore Tommy Khron said, “Don’t sleep on my boys at LC.”