GLASGOW — Barren County's softball team defeated the 16th ranked team in the state Saturday afternoon in a local showcase played on Glasgow's American Legion Field.
Pitcher Kennedy Logsdon held the Christian County Lady Colonels to just seven hits while Brilee Houchens supplied more than enough offense as she went 4 for 4 including a fourth-inning, three-run homer, giving BCHS a lead they would not relinquish. They won 8-2.
“I am so proud we came back after a tough, tough loss against Glasgow last night and showed a lot of character today. We even got down two to nothing early in the game, but didn't drop our heads, didn't pout." Said the Trojanette's coach Kevin Jackson. “We had a big three-run homer from Brilee Houchens. And once we got ahead we just, like Glasgow did to us last night, we just kept chipping and chipping and built it on up. I am very proud of the kids today."
The Lady Colonels struck first when they scored two runs in the bottom of the opening inning. Their leadoff batter, Hannah Bradshaw, reached on a single to left. Logsdon struck out the second batter then walked the No. 3 hitter, Emmy Blane. Christian County's cleanup hitter did her job by driving in both runners with a single to left centerfield.
In the fourth inning, Barren County's Cheyanne Cumberland and Amber Jones both singled to leftfield before Houchens drove a 1-2 pitch over the centerfield fence.
The Trojanettes added another run in the fifth. Natalie Staples started the inning with a single. She was moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Hannah Ward. Staples scored on a single to right center by Cumberland. Barren County scored two more runs in the sixth on singles by Houchens and Katy Bridges before Staples drove them home with another one base hit.