Kenzie Renfrow stroms in to make a catch in shallow center field during teh Lady Cougars 14-5 defeat versus Butler County.

Kenzie Renfrow stroms in to make a catch in shallow center field during teh Lady Cougars 14-5 defeat versus Butler County.

Baseball

With the baseball season now heading into the final straight, the Cougars are hitting their stride.

After beating Trinity on back-to-back nights, the Cougars extended their winning streak to six and got some air above the .500 line, putting their record at 15-13.

They beat up on Warren Central 11-1 last Friday and ground out three wins during the weekdays.

They clinched the top seed in the 12th district with consecutive wins over Butler on Monday and Tuesday to end the year 5-1 against district opponents.

On Monday, it was by the thinnest of margins, taking the game 3-0 in eight innings.

The Cougars finally got on the board, scoring three in the top of eighth, and that was the only opening Cain Smith needed.

He was in the zone. He pitched the complete game while striking out 11 and allowing just one hit.

The win set up a one-game playoff for the top seed Tuesday, and Grayson made sure to make it count.

This time it was Alec Scott, and he allowed three runs, but the offense was there to back him up. Gavin Childress and Damon Simon were the top batters on the night, both racking up two RBIs in the big win.

They ended the week's action with a 6-3 victory over Muhlenberg County, with Dane Hawkins' picking up the win on the mound this time around.

Late in a year, teams start to dwindle when their main pitchers' arms are growing tired. The Cougars showed this week that they have three arms in Smith, Scott, and Hawkins they can rely on come the postseason.

Softball

The Lady Cougars dropped another three games this week to go to 5-21 on the year while extending their losing skid to seven.

The week had its highlight moments like a huge home run by Maddie Duvall and a seven-run explosion, but nothing that added up to a win.

Last Friday, it was a 12-0 defeat to Meade County on the road in five innings. That was followed with 12-7 loss to Trinity (Whitesville) on Monday and a 14-5 defeat to Ohio County at home Tuesday.

The nightmare season keeps running along. Last year, the Lady Cougars went 19-9, won the district and lost in the regional final. Grayson only lost three players from that squad but have had a completely opposite season - from 19 wins last year to 21 losses and counting.