Cougars Nab Pair of
If thirteen is supposed to be an unlucky number, don't tell the Cougars because they racked up two wins by
scores of 13-6 and 13-3 to run their record to 2-1 for the young season.
On Wednesday, the Cougars traveled to St. Elmo to battle the Eagles and a close game turned into a rout when
they exploded for six runs in the 7th inning.
Spencer Patton highlighted the uprising with a grand slam home run, his second round-tripper of the day and
pinch-hitter James Gile collected two RBI's with a bases-loaded single.
Starting pitcher Miles Yates went the distance to get the win. Only four of the six runs he allowed were earned, while
striking out nine and walking four in the complete game outing.
Patton collected three hits and five RBI's in three trips to the plate, but he was not the whole show on offense.
With the Cougars trailing 4-3 in the top of the fifth, Trey Garrett launched a mammoth two-run homer to left-center to put
the Cougars up for good. He finished the day going 4-4 and plated four runs of his own.
On Tuesday, the Cougars entertained the Patoka Warriors and took advantage of ten base-on-balls and some timely
hitting to blast the visitors 13-3 in six innings.
Three Cougar pitchers got in on the action as Patton started and went the first two innings. Garrett
relieved him in the 3rd and Tyler Mulvany came on the fifth to close things out. Their combined effort allowed only 5 hits
to go with 8 strikeouts and 4 walks.
Offensively, seven Cougar players picked up hits. Two singles from Nathan Lotz (1 RBI) and a two-run
double off the bat of Louis Daugherty led the way.
Up next for the Cougars is a Friday night home game when they kick-off their conference schedule by hosting
the Dieterich Movin' Maroons at 7:00 P.M.