Cougars Win 7th Straight,
Defeat Noble and Altamont
The Cougars ran their record to 7-1 and picked up their sixth and seventh straight wins by knocking off
the Noble Wildcats 7-4 and the Altamont Indians 13-1.
On Tuesday at Noble, the Cougars used the longball to turn an early deficit into their second conference victory.
Trailing 3-1, Spencer Patton led of the third with a towering blast to left-center, his first of two
homers on the day.
After Noble made it 4-2 in their half of the third, Patton turned the trick again, this time rifling a shot
to straight away left.
With one out, Nathan Lotz doubled, and after an errant throw on a Cougar steal attempt, the ball ended up
in left field and courtesy runner James Gile scampered home with the tying run.
Sophomore Nick Simmons followed with a solo homer of his own to put the Cougars up by one, and after another
out, Louis Daugherty connected on the third roundtripper of the inning to up the lead to two.
The final run of the inning would score on a Tyler Mulvany single and a pair of Wildcat errors.
Trey Garrett relieved starting pitcher Spencer Patton and picked up his third win of the season by throwing
four scoreless innings.
On Wednesday, Nick Simmons notched his first varsity win and the Cougar defense was outstanding in support
of his complete game performance.
He allowed only one hit, a solo home run by Indian lead-off hitter Andrew Smith in the fourth, while recording
one strikeout and issuing no walks.
Offensively, the Cougars took advantage of six Altamont errors and nine hits to rack-up the double-digit run
Louis Daugherty singled and doubled (2 RBI's) and Blake Lane picked up a pair of safeties (1 RBI) to lead
the way. Trey Garrett and Chad King also got in on the fun with a single each and two RBI's.
The Cougars go for win number eight on Friday when they travel to Clay City for a 4:30 P.M conference date
with the Wolves.