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One game, one win for Cougars

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By Mike Farner

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - Just call last week the ‘lost week’ for the Bullitt Central Cougars.

Instead of playing baseball under sunny spring conditions, the maroon and gray were pretty much forced to the sidelines for all of last week. Rain kept the team off the field and testing at the school during the week kept the team from even practicing indoors.

The only game for Bullitt Central came on Saturday when they managed to take on Central in a game that was played at Valley. After six innings of play, the Cougars came away with a 14-8 victory.

Bullitt Central did it with the long ball in this contest. Sophomore Cody Powell blasted a pair over the fence and he drove home six of the runs. Curtis Goins also had a home run in the Cougars 13 hit attack. Four of the hits came off the bat of sophomore Ben Parker including a pair of doubles. Damon Shepherd and Josh Wood each had a double.

Because it was the only game of the week, Cougar head coach GJ Moore opted to use four different pitchers. Bradley Combs worked an inning before turning it over to Wood for two frames. John Larison and Shepherd each also pitched an inning.

“We got one game in, thank goodness,” Moore noted. “It would be nice to have a full week of games. I worked on the field four and a half hours tonight (Sunday) and then it started to rain again when I leaving.”

A make-up district game against Southern was postponed for a second time with heavy rain on Monday of this week. The Cougars were also supposed to play North Bullitt on Tuesday of this week, but that wasn’t going to happen either. Both of those games will have to be rescheduled and played before May 18.

Because of all the rain-outs, Moore has scheduled a couple of doubleheaders for later this week. On Thursday, the Cougars will play two at John Hardin starting at 5 p.m. With no school on Friday, the team will head to Butler County and play two games starting at 4:30 p.m. (local time).