The 13th District High School softball tournament was held on May 20 and 21.
Logan County was this year's host and also the favorite to win. Capturing the first game is critical every year because that guarantees moving on to the regional tournament, held at Western Kentucky softball complex.
Logan easily disposed of Todd County 11-1, moving on to the District Championship game, facing Franklin Simpson who took down Russellville 7-2 behind a three-hitter thrown by Madison Davis, who also struck out twelve. The Lady Cats banged out 10 hits en route to the victory. The final game match up favored Logan, who had beaten the Cats twice during the season, 12-4 and 12-5. The Lady Cougars, however found out quickly that Franklin-Simpson came to play. The Cats scored early, played valiantly, and took a lead into the final inning. Late heroics propelled Logan to a narrow win, 5-4, but they knew they had been in a "dogfight." Both teams advanced to the Regional Tournament.
FRANKLIN-SIMPSON 7, RUSSELLVILLE 2
The Lady Cats drew first blood in the top of the second. Haley Fowler smacked a one out single to left and came home on a double to right off the bat of Danielle Coats. In the third, Madison Davis doubled to center, took third on a passed ball, then scored on an error by the catcher. The fourth produced two more runs for Franklin-Simpson. Coats walked and Destiny Lowhorn reached on an error by the third baseman. Coats scored on an error and Lowhorn came home by way of a Maggie McBrayer single. They added another in the sixth and two more in the seventh. Russellville put up one in the sixth and one in the seventh. Davis had three hits in the game; Fowler had a pair.
LOGAN COUNTY 5, FRANKLIN-SIMPSON 4
Kaeleigh Tuck opened the second inning with a double to right. Shelby Caudill ran for Tuck and scored when Danielle Coats slapped a double to center. In the third, Madison Davis ripped a one out double to center, scoring on another double from Tuck. Davis singled in the fifth, scoring thanks to a Tuck bomb over the centerfield fence, giving the Cats a 4-0 lead. Logan answered with three in the last half of the inning thanks to in part by some fielding miscues. The game went into the last of the seventh where the Cougars brought home two runs for the win.