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Great pic of Bee and his home run stroke.

Cougars Take Two of Three,
Record Stands at 15-2
Although the Cougars lost a close one at Centralia on Tuesday, they did pick up wins against Vandalia and Noble on Monday and Wednesday and ran their record to an impressive 15-2 mark overall.
In Monday's game at Lions Field, the Cougars had their hitting shoes on as they wore out the Vandal's pitching staff to the tune of 19 hits and 19 runs.
They picked up three in the first inning when Tyler Burns and Matt Hicks started the game with consecutive hits, and after a flyout to center, Brock Adams(1 RBI) and Spencer Patton(2 RBI's) each delivered run-scoring singles.
Vandalia also scored three times in their first three at-bats, but the Cougars regained the lead in the bottom of the third on back-to-back doubles by Brian Wodtka and Patton and an RBI single from Shane Landreth.
The Cougars tacked on five more runs in the fourth on six hits, the big blows coming from Brock Adams(2 RBI double), Nick Jones(RBI single), and Patton again(2 RBI double).
With the score now 10-3, the Vandals plated two in the fifth, but the Cougars upped their total again, this time with one in their half of the fifth and two more in the sixth to close out the scoring for a final of 13-5.
Wodtka, in his second start of the season, picked up the win by pitching 4 1/3 innings and Miles Yates closed things out to get the save.
Tuesday's game at Centralia turned out to be a classic pitching dual between the Orphans' Phil McGrath and the Cougars' Spencer Patton. Each team could only muster 3 hits each off of the crafty righthanders and Centralia eventually prevailed by a score of 3-2.
The Orphans were also very solid in the field and made every routine play that came their way. Although the Cougars played well defensively overall, they did committ a couple of costly miscues that led to runs and the offense couldn't generate enough steam to overcome them.
Matt Hicks had one of the three Cougar hits and it came in the first on a bunt single down the line to third. After a stolen base, he would eventually score on a pair of pass balls.
Trey Garrett collected one of the hits in the fourth on a long double into the left-center gap and after a sacrifice bunt by Patton, scored when Nick Jones lofted a sacrifice fly to left.
With the score knotted at 2-2 in the last half of the sixth, the Orphans put two runners on with a pair of walks, and after a pass ball, the game winning run scored from third on a nicely executed suicide squeeze.
Patton went the distance allowing only the three hits, along with six strikeouts and four walks.
Wednesday's game at home with Noble got out of hand in a hurry as the Courgars sent fourteen men to the plate in the first inning and racked up eleven runs.
The big blows in the inning came from Wodtka and Landreth as each blasted home runs, Wodtka's a 2-run shot and Landreth's a 3-run job.
They scored four more in the second and four more over the next two innings to land the final knockout blow and the Wildcats crawled home with a 19-0 defeat.
The Cougars are back at it again this weekend when they travel south to participate in the Benton Tournament. They are scheduled to play Eldorado at 12:30 PM and the host Benton Rangers at 3:00 PM.

Vandalia... 201  020  0 ....  5  7   2
South Central... 302  512  x .... 13 19  1

Burns.....4 2 3  0 
Hicks.....4 1 1  0 
Wodtka.....4 0 3  1 
Adams.....3 2 3  3 
Jones.....4 1 1  1 
  Patton.....4 3 3  3 
Landreth.....4 0 3  4 
Yates.....4 0 1  0 
Daugherty.....4 1 1  1 
Purcell.....1 0 0  0 
Lotz.....1 2 0  0 
Lane.....0 1 0  0 
Total.....37 13 19 13 
2B-Wodtka, Adams, Patton(2), Yates
WP-Wodtka (2-0)

South Central...100  100  0.... 2  3  2
Centralia...100  101  0.... 3  3  0

Burns.....2 0 0  0 
Hicks.....4 1 1  0 
Wodtka.....2 0 0  0 
Adams.....1 0 0  0 
Garrett.....2 1 1  0 
 Patton.....1 0 0  0 
Jones.....2 0 0  1 
Landreth.....3 0 1  0 
Yates.....3 0 0  0 
Lotz.....0 0 0  0 
Total.....20 2 3  1 
LP-Patton (5-1)

Noble....... 000  00...   0  1   5
South Central... (11)42  2x... 19 19  0

Burns.....2 2 2  1 
Hicks.....4 2 3  4 
Wodtka.....2 1 1  2 
Adams.....3 1 0  1 
 Garrett.....3 0 1  2 
 Patton.....2 2 2  1 
Jones.....2 2 0  0 
Landreth.....2 2 2  3 
Daugherty.....2 2 2  1 
Yates.....2 0 1  0 
Engel.....2 0 0  0 
Lotz.....2 2 2  1 
 Purcell.....1 1 1  1 
Simmons.....2 0 0  0 
Mulvany.....1 0 0  0 
Lane.....1 1 1  0 
Gile.....1 1 1  0 
Total.....34 19 19 17 
2B-Hicks(2), Gile, Patton
HR-Wodtka, Landreth
WP-Garrett (4-0)


If you fail to are preparing to fail.

Blake barely gets in under the tag.

Matt lays one down for a hit at Centralia.

Brock ropes one up the middle.

Tyler turns the routine double play.

Lou and his "doo" after a homer to right.

The "rookie" eyes one high in the sky.

Spencer makes it look easy at short.

See Mike Hicks to get the new bumper stickers.

How embarrassing !!!

Tyler and Spenc

  Record:  15-2
Waltonville at South Central.....Won   13-1
Altamont at South Central.....Won   14-3
Stew-Stras at South Central.....Won   12-2
South Central at Brownstown.....Won   15-2
South Central at Flora.....Won     7-2
Patoka at South Central.....Won     8-3
Carlyle at South Central.....Won     7-6
S.C. vs Pleasant Plains.....Won 13-10
South Central at Rochester.....Lost   10-0
South Central at Greenville.....Won     6-3
North Clay at South Central.....Won   13-1
S.C. at Casey-Westfield.....Won   10-3
*South Central vs Stew-Stras.....Won     4-0
*South Central vs Fairfield.....Won     1-0
*Cardinal Wooden Bat Classic                   
 Vandalia at South Central.....Won   13-5
South Central at Centralia.....Lost    3-2
Noble at South Central.....Won   19-0


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