Raiders can’t contain Cougars in sectional final loss

 

URBANA — Kenton Ridge scored nine runs in the first three innings, a deflating blow Benjamin Logan was unable to recover from in a 9-2 Division II sectional final loss Thursday at Bob Brenning Field in Urbana.

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Benjamin Logan’s Blake Peterson throws a pitch during Thursday’s Division II sectional tournament game against Kenton Ridge at Bob Brenning Field in Urbana. Peterson allowed just one hit and did not give up a run in four innings of relief work. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MATT HAMMOND)


A tightly played regular-season game saw the Cougars win 4-3, but the rematch was not as close.

After Ben Logan scored a run in the first inning to get the early lead, Kenton Ridge exploded for three runs in the second inning and six runs in the third to take a commanding 9-1 advantage.

“That is the way baseball goes,” said Ben Logan head coach Scott Wilson.

“You are not going to play perfectly all 25 games. We didn’t play our best, and that is going to happen sometimes.”

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