Rachael Snyder slaps a hit to the outfield versus Butler County in Thursday 12-1 defeat.

Rachael Snyder slaps a hit to the outfield versus Butler County in Thursday 12-1 defeat.

The losing streak finally came to an end for the Lady Cougars.

After losing nine straight games, the Grayson County Lady Cougars softball team won back to back games to kick off the week and get the taste of victory back in their mouths.

They started the week dominating John Hardin 5-0 in a road game Monday night, behind a masterful performance from Lindsey O'Neal on the mound. She went the complete game allowing just three hits to pick up the win. It was the first game all season that the Lady Cougars didn't allow a single run.

Grayson didn't let that big win stand alone. On Tuesday, the Lady Cougars followed up by edging out Glasgow 8-7 for their second road win of the week.

The offense came alive, the Lady Cougars added up 14 hits including three different home runs. Maddie Duvall started the game with a deep bomb to right field in the first inning, O'Neal hit a line drive out of the park to center field in the third and Kenzie Renfrow ran for hers with an inside the park homer in the fourth.

Despite the three homers, it was a simple sacrifice fly by Duvall that put the Lady Cougars up 8-7 in sixth and set them up for the win.

The good times came to a sudden halt on Thursday. The Lady Cougars returned home to face Butler County and fell back in quick fashion, losing 12-1 in five innings.

The Lady Bears scored twice in the first, twice in the third, five in the fourth and three in the fifth to take the victory by the mercy rule.

The loss ends the winning run for Grayson and puts them at 6-14 on the year.

Baseball

The Grayson County High School boys baseball team had only one game this week and they made sure to win it.

The Cougars gutted out a 10-8 road win in extra-inning over Hancock County.

Grayson was up 8-4 after the fifth inning and was set in cruise control for the win before a collapse. Hancock scored once in the sixth and added another three in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings.

In the eighth Grayson took back control for the victory. Noah Bullock gave Grayson 9-8 lead capitalizing an error to take home base, and Cain Smith made it a two-run cushion, driving in Damon Simon with groundball single.

The Cougars then got three quick outs to close out the game in the bottom side of the inning, improving them 10-10 on the season.