Lindsay ONeal fields a ground ball during the Lady Cougars home opener versus Central Hardin Tuesday.

Lindsay ONeal fields a ground ball during the Lady Cougars home opener versus Central Hardin Tuesday.

Softball

It's been a rough week for the Lady Cougars to kick off their 2019 campaign. The year that was filled with hope is off to a 0-3 start.

They opened the season losing to Greenwood 9-2 Monday on the road, and it would only get worse from there as they dropped the next two games by the mercy rule.

The home opener was dampened by the Lady Cougars losing 14-1 to Central Hardin on Tuesday, and it was followed up by a 10-0 defeat at Warren East Thursday night.

In the first game of the year, Grayson was hammered in every fashion. They went down in order in the first inning to open the game, and Greenwood scored a quick run to set the mood of the early season.

The Gators added three runs in the fifth and another four in the sixth to take the game. Grayson didn't have the offense, pushing home just two runs and allowing a whopping 13 hits to Greenwood.

The slump spilled into Tuesday's action from the opening pitch. Central Hardin got off to a 3-0 start in the first half inning.

The Lady Cougars showed some fight with Lindsay O'Neal in the second, but it was the last moment of offense from the week.

Central Hardin added five runs in the fourth and finished off the game pushing home six runs in the fifth to force the mercy rule.

On Thursday, the Lady Cougars traveled to face the defending state champions, and the same problems ensued. The team mustered up no offense and allowed 10 runs to play a quick game.

Luckily for Grayson, the softball season is a long one, and most of it is yet to come. The team is 0-3, but they have played some highly regarded squads, and the team will only improve.

Baseball

The Grayson County High School baseball team has the tough job of starting the season with seven games away from home, but so far they are showing it might not be a problem.

The Cougars started their 2019 campaign going 2-1 in the opening week of action. They lost 11-4 to Warren East on Monday but had a great response, beating Ohio County 4-1 Tuesday and Glasgow 15-4 on Thursday.

The Cougars showed a lot for just one week. They recovered quickly from a big road defeat winning games in two styles. Against Ohio, it was pitching and smart baseball holding the Eagles to just one run. Versus Glasgow, it was the offense, having their best scoring game in the last four years.