Cougars Bats Heat Up,
Blast Odin and Olney
may have finally broke out of their team hitting slump this week as they claimed convincing wins at Odin (11-3) on Tuesday
and at home against Olney (11-1) on Wednesday.
At Odin, the Cougars put four runs on the board in the first inning, thanks to a
long grand slam home run by Brock Adams.
They picked-up three more in the fourth on singles from Shane Landreth, Louis Daugherty,
Matt Hicks(1 RBI), and a two-run double by Brian Wodtka.
Odin tacked on single runs in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th innings to stay close at 7-4,
but the Cougars added another run in the sixth and three more in the seventh to close things out as Hicks, Nick Jones, and
Landreth all collected RBI's.
Wodtka started and worked the first four innings to record his sixth win without
a defeat and Trey Garrett picked-up a save in his three innings on the mound.
On Wednesday, the Cougar bats stayed hot as they banged out 11 hits and short-gamed
the visiting Tigers to run their overall record to 22-5.
After Olney scored their only run in the first, the Cougars went right to work in
their half of inning and scored three of their own.
Hicks started things off with a one-out double and later scored on two wild pitches
from the Tiger pitcher. Wodtka walked and after courtesy runner Nathan Lotz advanced to second on a pass ball, Adams singled
to score the second run. Jones followed that up with a solo homer to left and the Cougars led 3-1.
Two more runs would cross the plate in the third when Jones singled after another
Hicks single and back-to-back walks to Wodtka and Adams.
After plating a single tally in the fourth, the Cougars put the game away with five
in the bottom of the fifth.
Adams started of the frame with a single to left and after Jones walked, Spencer
Patton loaded the bases with a bunt single. Adams was forced at home on a fielder's choice by Garrett, but Landreth singled
and Daugherty walked to score the first two runs.
After a strikeout, Hicks followed with his fourth hit of the day, a two-run double
down the line in right. Daugherty scored the final run when the Olney catcher mishandled a pitch in the dirt and he raced
home to invoke the 10-run rule.
Patton went the distance and recorded his sixth win of the season, allowing 4 hits
on 7 strikeouts and 1 walk.
The Cougars are back at it again on Friday when they host Dieterich at 4:30.